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Highest Education



South China Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Xingke Road #723, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510650, China



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Academic Education & Work Career

Dr. Xia (Kuaifei Xia),2007.9 - today Associate Professor in South China Botanical Garden, CAS ; 2008.10-2009.9 Visiting scholar in National University of Singapore; 2004.12-2007.8 Postdoctor in Sun Yat-sen University; June 2004 Ph.D. in Botany, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Advised by Prof. Liang Chengye and Ye Xiulin; June 2001 M.S. in Botany, Hunan Normal University. Advised by Prof. Chen Liangbi; June 1998 B.S. in Biology, Hunan Normal University.

Research Interest

Plant physiology and biochemistry and molecular biology

Supported Projects




1. Nong QD§, Yang YC§, Zhang MY, Zhang M, Chen JT, Jian SG, Lu HF, Xia KF*. RNA-seq- based selection of reference genes for RT-qPCR analysis of pitaya. FEBS OPEN BIO, 2019, 9(8): 1403-1412. IF2019= 1.959.

2.  Nong QD, Zhang MY, Chen JT, Zhang M, Chen HP, Jian SG, Lu HF, Xia KF*. RNA-Seq De Novo assembly of red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus) roots and differential transcriptome analysis in response to salt stress. Tropical Plant Biology, 2019, 12(2): 55-66. IF2018= 0.975.

3.  Xia KF, Zeng X, Jiao ZL, Li ML, Xu WJ, Nong QD, Mo H, Cheng TH, Zhang MY*. Formation of protein disulfide bonds catalyzed by OsPDIL1;1 is mediated by microRNA5144-3p in rice. Plant and Cell Physiology. 2018, 59:331-342. (IF2016=4.76)

4. Xia KF§, Ou XJ§, Tang HD, Wang R, Wu P, Jia YX, Wei XY, Xu XL, Kang SH, Kim SK, Zhang MY*. Rice osa-miR1848 targets OsCYP51G3 and mediates the biosynthesis of phytosterols and brassinosteroids during development and in response to stress. New Phytologist, 2015, 208: 790-802. (IF2015=7.21)

5. Xia KF, Ou XJ, Gao CZ, Tang HD, Jia YX, Deng RF, Xu XL, Zhang MY*. OsWS1 involved in cuticular wax biosynthesis is regulated by osa-miR1848. Plant, Cell and Environment, 2015,38: 2662-2673. (IF2015=6.169)

6. Fan T§, Li XM§, Yang W, Xia KF, Ouyang J, Zhang MY*. Rice osa-miR171c mediates phase change from vegetative to reproductive development and shoot apical meristem maintenance by repressing four OsHAM transcription factors. PLoS One, 2015, 10: e0125833. (IF2015=3.057)

7. Li YG§, Ouyang J§, Wang YY, Hu R, Xia KF, Duan J, Wang YQ, Tsay YF, Zhang MY*. Disruption of the rice nitrate transporter OsNPF2.2 hinders root-to-shoot nitrate transport and vascular development. Scientific Reports, 2015, 5: 9635. (IF2015=5.228)

8. Li XM§, Fan T§, Song JJ, Sun W, Xia KF, Liao JP*, Zhang MY*. Functional conservation and divergence of four ginger AP1/AGL9 MADS–box genes revealed by analysis of their expression and protein–protein interaction, and ectopic expression of AhFUL gene in Arabidopsis. PloS One, 2014, 9: e114134. (IF2014=3.234)

9. FANG ZM, XIA KF, et al. Altered expression of the PTR/NRT1 homologue OsPTR9 affects nitrogen utilization efficiency, growth and grain yield in rice. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 2013,11(4): 446-458. ( IF2012=6.279,引用次数=1)

10.LIU T, ZENG JQ, XIA KF, FAN T, WANG YQ, ZHANG MY. Evolutionary expansion and functional diversification of oligopeptide transporter gene family in rice. Rice. ((IF2012=2.381,引用次数=1))

11.XIA KF, WANG R, OU XJ, FANG ZM, TIAN CE, DUAN J, WANG YQ, ZHANG MY. OsTIR1 and OsAFB2 downregulation via OsmiR393 overexpression leads to more tillers, early flowering and less tolerance to salt and drought in rice. PLoS ONE, 2012, 7: e30039. (IF2012=3.73,引用次数=18)

12.XIA KF, LIU T, OUYANG J, WANG R, et al. Genome-Wide Identification, Classification, and Expression Analysis of Autophagy-Associated Gene Homologues in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). DNA RESEARCH, 2011, 18: 363-377. (IF2012=4.425,引用次数=6)

13.OUYANG J, ZHANG MY, XIA KF*. Differences of calcium distribution in developing anthers between no-pollen type cytoplasmic male sterile rice (Oryza sativa L.) and its maintainer. Plant Science J., 2011,29(1):109-117. (*: Author for corresponding)

14. HOU XL, LEE YC, XIA KF, et al. DELLAs Modulate Jasmonate Signaling via Competitive Binding to JAZs. . Dev Cell, 2010, 19(6):884-894.

15. OUYANG J, CAI ZY, XIA KF, et al. Identification and analysis of eight peptide transporter homologs in rice. Plant Science, 2010, 179: 374 - 382.

16.LUO M, LI ZW, HP, XIA KF, et al. Overexpression of a weed (Solanum americanum) proteinase inhibitor in transgenic tobacco results in increased glandular trichome density and enhanced resistance to Helicoverpa armigera and Spodoptera litura. Int J Mol Sci , 2009, 10(4):1896-1910 .

17.XIA KF, L IANG CY, YE XL, ZHANG MY. Calcium Precipitate in the Anthers of Thermo-sensitive Genic Male-sterile Rice Peiai 64S. J.of Tropical and Subtropical Botany, 2009, 17 (3) : 211-217.

18.KF XIA, XIU LY, ZHANG MY. Isolation and characterization of nine microsatellite markers for Cymbidium sinense. Hortscience, 2008, 43(6): 1925 - 1926.

19.J XIE, XZ OUYANG*, KF XIA*, et al. Chloroplast-like organelles were found in enucleate sieve elements of transgenic plants over-expressing a proteinase inhibitor. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 2007,71,70 362 – 70 367. (*co-first author)

20.Kang, GZ Wang ZX, Xia KF, et al. Protection of ultrastructure in chilling-stressed banana leaves by salicylic acid. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B, 2007, 8(4):277-282.

21.JH XIA, KF XIA, et al. Complete mitochondrial DNA sequence, gene organization and genetic variation of control regions in Parargyrops edita. Fisheries Science, 2007: 73: 1042 - 1049.

22.J LIU, KF XIA*, et al. The nightshade proteinase inhibitor IIb gene is constitutively expressed in glandular trichomes. Plant Cell Physiol, 2006, 47: 1274 - 1284.*co-first author

23.JH XIA, KF XIA, et al. Characterization of 11 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the yellowfin seabream Acanthopagrus latus. Molecular Ecology Notes, 2006, 6, 484 - 486.

24.XL YE, MY ZHANG, CY SUN, CY LIANG, KF XIA. Molecular phylogenetics of Chinese Cymbidium (Orchidaceae) based on nrITS sequence and RAPD data. In AK Sharma and A Sharma (ed): Plant Genome, Biodiversity and Evolution. Vol. 1D: Phanerogams (Gymnosperm) and (Angiosperm-Dicotyledons). USA, Enfield: Science Publishers. 2006, Chapter 6, p131 - 150.

25.KF XIA, et al. A modified immunogold-lableing technique for the location of calmodulin protein in rice anthers. Guihaia, 2006, 26(1): 85 - 87.

26.YQ WANG,KF XIA, et al.Ultrastructure changes of chloroplast in leaves of transgenic rice P(SAG12_ipt).Guihaia,2006,26(5):570-572.

27.CY LIANG, KF XIA, et al. Calcium distribution in anthers of non-pollen type male-sterile rice (Oryza sativa L.) and its maintaining line during anther development. Abstracts for Ⅻ international conference on plant embryo, 2005.Poland

28. KF XIA, et al. Ca2+ distribution in the tapetum in a genic-cytoplasmic male sterile line of rice, Zhenshan 97A and its maintainer line Zhenshan 97B. Act Bot Yunnanica2005, 27(4): 413 - 418.

29. KF XIA, et al. Ca2+ distribution s in the developing connectives of different sterile lines of rice. Act. Bot. Boreal. Occident. Sin., 2005,25(8): 1558 - 1565.

30. KF XIA, et al. Study on calmodulin and calmodulin-related proteins in plant cells. Guihaia, 2005, 25(3): 269 - 273.

31.KF XIA, et al. Ultrastructure and Ca2+ distribution in anther wall during development of photosensitive genic male-sterile line of rice Nongken 58S. Subtropical Plant Science, 2005, 34(3): 1 - 4.

32.KF XIA, et al. Calcium distribution in the anthers of baotai type cytoplasmic male sterile rice during its development. J. of Jishou University (Natural Science Edition),2005, 26(2): 18 - 23.

33.ZG DUAN, KF XIA, et al. Studies on the Indica-japonica differentiation of wide compatibility varieties in rice (Oryza sativa L.). J. of Lanzhou University (Natural Science), 2005, 41: 429 - 434.

34.JJ ZHOU, KF XIA. Study on Ca2+ signal transduction in plant. Guihaia, 2005, 25(4): 386 - 392. (Author for corresponding)

35.DM LI, KF XIA,et al.Ultrastructural observation on Megasporogenesis in Phaius tankervilliae(Aiton).Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis SunYat Sen,2005, 44: 209 - 211.

36.CY SUN, YM ZHANG, XL YE, CY LIANG, KF XIA. Studies on relationship between species, cultivars of Cymbidium using RAPD. Act Horticulturae Sin, 2005, 32(6): 1121 - 1124.

37.CY SUN, YM ZHANG, XL YE, CY LIANG, KF XIA. The relationship of Paphiopedilum species in China by RAPD and isozyme. Acta Horticulturae Sin, 2005, 32(2): 268 - 272.

38.KF XIA, et al. Ca2+ distribution in the tapetum in a genic-cytoplasmic male sterile line of rice,Zhenshan 97A and its maintainer line Zhenshan 97B. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis SunYat Sen, 2004, 43: 263 -267.

39.KF XIA, et al. A review of the advances on signal transduction in plants and male-sterile mechanism of rice. Subtropical Plant Science, 2004, 33(3): 64 - 68.

40.CH WU, KF XIA, et al. Ultrastructural observations on programmed cell death of the nucellar cells in doritis pulcherrima. J. of Jishou University (Natural Science Edition), 2004, 25(4): 27 - 29.

41.KF XIA, et al. The IPG-Two-dimensinal gel electrophoresis study of anther protein of themo-sensitive genic male sterile rice doublelow-s. J. of Hunan Environment-Biological polytechnic, 2001, 7(1): 18 - 22.

42.KF XIA, et al. Progress on special proteins of photoperied (TEMPERATURE)-sensitive genic male-sterile rice. J. Nat Sci Hunan Norm Uni, 2001,4: 81- 84.

43.YS LONG, LB CHENG, KF XIA, et al. Molecular marker and its application of separating and cloning genes of rice. J. of Biology, 2001, 18(2): 29 - 325 

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