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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. Jiang (Huawu Jiang) joined the SCBG as a researcher in investigator in 2004. From Sep, 2002 to Oct, 2004, postdoctoral research at College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University. From Sep, 1999 to Aug, 2002, Ph.D. student at College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University; From Sep, 1992 to June, 1996, M.S. student at Department of Biology, Beijing Normal University; From Sep, 1983 to June, 1987, B.S. student at Department of Biology, Lanzhou University.

Research Interest

Plant physiology and biochemistry and molecular biology

Supported Projects


1 . The Third Prize of Hubei province`s Scientific and Technical Achievements was awarded in 2006 (Ranging 5/5);

2 . The First Prize of Zhejing province`s Scientific and Technical Achievements was awarded in 2005 (Ranging 4/7)


1.        YP Chen, SM Xu, L Tian, LR Liu, MC Huang, XL Xu, GY Song, PZ Wu, SS Sato, HW Jiang, GJ Wu#. The LjLAZY3 gene plays a distinct role in the positive root gravitropism in Lotus japonicus. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2019, erz429, https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz429

2.        YH Yin, L Tian, XL Li, MC Huang, LR Liu, PZ Wu, MR Li, HW Jiang, GJ Wu, YP Chen#. The role of endogenous thiamine produced via THIC in root nodule symbiosis in Lotus japonicus. Plant Science. 2019, 283:311-320. 

3.        Hui WK, Wang Y, Chen XY*, Mohamed ZZ and Wu GJ* Analysis of Transcriptional Responses of the Inflorescence Meristems in Jatropha curcasFollowing Gibberellin Treatment Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 432;

4.        Hui, WK, Wang, Y, Yan, SJ, Shi, JF, Huang, WJ, Zayed, MZ, Peng, CC, Chen, XY and Wu, GJ*  Simultaneous analysis of endogenous plant growth substances during floral sex differentiation in Jatropha curcas L. using HPLC-ESI-MS/MS SCIENTIA HORTICULTURAE 2018: 241 209-217 

5.        Chen, YB, Wu, PZ , Zhao, QQ , Tang, YH, Chen, YP , Li, MR, Jiang, HW and Wu, GJ* Overexpression of a Phosphate Starvation Response AP2/ERF Gene From Physic Nut in Arabidopsis Alters Root Morphological Traits and Phosphate Starvation-Induced Anthocyanin Accumulation 2018 FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE 9 No: 1186

6.        Chen Y, Li F, Tian L, Huang M, Deng R, Li X, Chen W, Wu P, Li M, Jiang H, Wu G*. 2017. The phenylalanine ammonia lyase gene ljpal1 is involved in plant defense responses to pathogens and plays diverse roles in Lotus japonicus-Rhizobium symbioses. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 30(9):739-753

7.        Kuang Q, Zhang S, Wu P, Chen Y, Li M, Jiang H, Wu G*. 2017. Global gene expression analysis of the response of physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) to medium- and long-term nitrogen deficiency. PLoS One. 12(8):e0182700.9

8.        Tian L, Liu L, Yin Y, Huang M, Chen Y, Xu X, Wu P, Li M, Wu G, Jiang H, Chen Y*. 2017. Heterogeneity in the expression and subcellular localization of POLYOL/MONOSACCHARIDE TRANSPORTER genes in Lotus japonicus. PLoS One. 12(9):e0185269.

9.        Xiong W, Wei Q, Wu P, Zhang S, Li J, Chen Y, Li M, Jiang H, Wu G*. 2017. Molecular cloning and characterization of two β-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein synthase I genes from Jatropha curcas L. J Plant Physiol. 214:152-160.

10.    Xiong, WD., Wu, PZ., Jia, YX ,. Wei, XY ., Xu, LX ., Yang, YF., Qiu, DY., Chen, YP., Li, MR., Jiang, HW and Wu, GJ* Genome-wide analysis of the terpene synthase gene family in physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) and functional identification of six terpene synthases Tree Genetics & Genomes 2016 12: 97

11.    Qin SS, Tang YH, Chen YP, Wu PZ, Li MR, Wu GJ and Jiang HW* Overexpression of the Starch Phosphorylase-Like Gene (PHO3) in Lotus japonicus has a Profound Effect on the Growth of Plants and Reduction of Transitory Starch Accumulation Frontiers in Plant Science 2016 7: 1315

12.    Tang YH., Qin SS., Guo YL., Chen YB., Wu PZ., Chen YP., Li MR., Jiang HW and Wu GJ* Genome-Wide Analysis of the AP2/ERF Gene Family in Physic Nut and Overexpression of the JcERF011 Gene in Rice Increased Its Sensitivity to Salinity Stress  PLOS ONE 2016 11e0150879

13.    Wu ZY., Xu XQ., Xiong YD., Wu PZ., Chen YP., Li MR., Wu GJ and Jiang HW* Genome-Wide Analysis of the NAC Gene Family in Physic Nut (Jatropha curcas L.)  PLOS ONE 2015 DOI: 10.1371

14.    Zhou CP., Chen YB., Wu ZY., Lu WJ., Han JL., Wu PZ., Chen YP., Li MR., Jiang HW and Wu GJ* Genome-wide analysis of the MYB gene family in physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) Gene 2015

15.    Pingzhi Wu et al Integrated genome sequence and linkage map of physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.), a biodiesel plant Plant J 2015 810–821

16.    Zhang C, Zhang L, Zhang S, Zhu S, Wu PZ, Chen YP, Li MR, Jiang HW, Wu GJ* Global analysis of gene expression profiles in physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) seedlings exposed to drought stress BMC Plant Biology 2015, 15:17

17.    Chen W , Li XL, Tian L, Wu PZ., Li MR., Jiang HW, Chen YP* and Wu GJ Knockdown of LjALD1, AGD2-like defense response protein 1, influences plant growth and nodulation in Lotus japonicus  Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 2014 56 1034–1041

18.    Zhang L., Zhang C., Wu PZ., Chen YP, Li MR, Jiang HW and Wu GJ * Global Analysis of Gene Expression Profiles in Physic Nut (Jatropha curcas L.) Seedlings Exposed to Salt Stress PLoS ONE 2014 9(5): e97878

19.    Chen YP, Chen W, Li XL, Jiang HW, Wu PZ, Xia KF, Yang YL, and Wu GJ * Endogenous cytokinins influence nodule development in Lotus japonicus  Plant Cell Physiol 2014 183-193

20.    Rong H, Tang YY, Zhang H, Wu PZ, Chen YP, Li MR, Wu GJ, Jiang HW* (2013) The Stay-Green Rice like (SGRL) gene regulates chlorophyll degradation in rice. J Plant Physiol. 2013 170: 1367-1373.

21.    Xiong WD, Xu XQ, Zhang L, Wu PZ, Chen YP, Li MR, Jiang HW, Wu GJ (2013) Genome-wide analysis of the WRKY gene family in physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.). Gene, 2013 524: 124–132.

22.    Wu PZ, Zhang S, Zhang L, Chen YP, Li MR, Jiang HW, Wu GJ (2013) Functional characterization of two microsomal fatty acid desaturases from Jatropha curcas L. J Plant Physiol.170: 1360-1366.

23.    Jiang H, Wu P, Zhang S, Song C, Chen Y, Li M, Jia Y, Fang X, Chen F, Wu G (2012) Global analysis of gene expression profiles in developing physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) seeds. PLoS One. 7: e36522.

24.    Tang Y, Li M. Chen Y, Wu P, Wu G, Jiang H*(2011) Knockdown of OsPAO and OsRCCR1 cause different plant death phenotypes in rice. J Plant Physiol. 168: 1952–1959.

25.    Jiang H, Chen Y, Li M, Xu X, Wu G (2011Overexpression of SGR results in oxidative stress and lesion-mimic cell death in rice seedlings. J Integrative Plant Biol. 53: 375–387

26.    Pan X, Yan H, Li M, Wu G, Jiang H* (2011) Evolution of the genes encoding starch synthase in sorghum and come wheat. Mol Plant Breed. 2 (9), 60–67.

27.    Pan X, Tang Y, Li M, Wu G, Jiang H* (2009) Isoforms of GBSSI and SSII in four legumes and their phylogenetic relationship to their orthologs from other angiosperms. J Mol Evol. 69: 625–634.

28.    Yan H, Jiang H, Pan X, Li M, Chen Y, Wu G (2009) The gene encoding starch synthase IIc exists in maize and wheat. Plant Sci. 176: 51–57.

29.    Yan H, Pan X, Jiang H*, Wu G (2009) Comparison of the starch synthesis genes between maize and rice: copies, chromosome location and expression divergence. Theor Appl Genet. 119: 815–825.

30.    Jiang H, Li M, Liang N, Yan H, Wei Y, Xu X, Liu J, Xu Z. Chen F, Wu G (2007) Molecular cloning and function analysis of stay green gene in rice. Plant J. 57: 197–209.

31.    Jiang H, Wang S, Dang L, Wang S, Chen H, Wu Y, Jiang X, Wu P (2005) A novel short-root gene encodes a glucosamine-6-phosphate acetyltransferase required for maintaining normal root cell shape in rice. Plant Physiol. 138: 232–242.

32.    Dian W, Jiang H, Wu P (2005) Expression and evolution analysis of starch synthase III and IV genes in rice. J Exp Bot. 56: 623–632.

33.    Jiang H, Dian W, Liu F, Wu P (2004). Molecular cloning and expression analysis of three genes encoding starch synthase II in rice. Planta. 218: 1062–1070.

34.    Jiang H, Dian W, Liu F, Wu P (2003) Isolation and characterization of two fructokinase genes in rice. Phytochemistry. 62: 47–52.

35.    Jiang H, Dian W, Wu P (2003) Effect of high temperature on fine structure of amylopectin in rice endosperm by reducing the activity of RBE. Phytochemistry. 63: 53–59.

36.    Dian W, Jiang H, Chen Q, Liu F, Wu P (2003) Cloning and characterization of the granule-bound starch synthase II gene in rice: gene expression is regulated by the nitrogen level, sugar and circadian rhythm. Planta. 218: 261–268.

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