发布日期2017-04-27     浏览次数:    作者:

1. 团队概况Introduction

 团队负责人:梁燕 教授

Principle Investigator: Professor Yan Liang


Professor and doctoral supervisor of College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, professional evaluation expert of national platform for scientific and technological resources, expert entitled to Government Special Allowance (GSA) of the State Council. Main research focus on regulatory mechanism of fruit quality, improvement of germplasm resource and genetic breeding in tomato.


Concurrent academic post


Executive director of Chinese Society of Horticultural Science (tomato branch)


Chief expert of Protected Vegetable Industry Experts Compound of Southern Shaanxi; Member of Shaanxi Vegetable Variety Approval Committee


Distinguished vegetable expert of Shaanxi agricultural service organization; Accredited expert of Modern Distance Education guidance team for Party members and cadres in rural areas of Shaanxi Province; 

2. 主要研究领域 Main Research Fields & Contents


1Collection, Evaluation and Utilization of Tomato Germplasm Resource;

2)Regulatory Mechanism of Tomato Fruit Quality;

3Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms of Stress Tolerance in Tomato;

4Genetic Improvement and Breeding of the New Tomato Varieties.

 3. 承担的主要项目Major Projects Undertaken


National High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (863 Program); National Natural Science Foundation of China; National Science and Technology Support Program from Ministry of Science and Technology of China; National Science and Technology Research Projects of China; The "948" Program from Ministry of Agriculture of China; Sino-foreign Cooperation Projects; The "13115" Program from Major Scientific and Technological Innovation Project from Government of Shaanxi Province; Scientific and Technological Research and Development Program of Shaanxi Province; The New Century Excellent Talent Support Program from the Ministry of Education of China.

 4. 主要研究成果Academic Achievements


The stress resistance, disease resistance and quality identification systems were established. We obtained 500 elite tomato inbred lines (high quality, high yield, stress-resistance and disease-resistance) through screening, isolating and identifying, introduced 400 new germplasms and created 100 elite new germplasms of tomato. Furthermore, we have bred ten new tomato varieties, including seven tomato and three cherry tomato varieties. Besides, we got one “Science and Technology Progress Prize of Shaanxi Province (First Prize)” in the field of “Study of Stress- and Disease-Resistant Breeding Technology and New Tomato Varieties Breeding”. So far, we have awarded three items of national patents and published in total more than 60 academic papers including 25 SCI papers.





SCI papers published

  1. Zhang J, Zhao J, Liang Y, and Zou Z. Genome-wide association mapping for fruit quality traits in tomato. Euphytica, 2016, 207: 439-451;
  2. Zhan X, Qian B, Cao F, Wu W, Yang L, Guan Q, Gu X, Wang P, Okusolubo TA, Dunn SL, Zhu JK and Zhu J. An Arabidopsis PWI and RRM motif-containing protein is critical for pre-mRNA splicing and ABA responses. Nature Communications, 2015, 6: 8139;
  3. Zhan X, Zhu JK, and Lang Z. Increasing freezing tolerance: kinase regulation of ICE1. Developmental Cell, 2015, 32: 257-258;
  4. Wu J, Guo J, Hu Y, Gong H. Distinct physiological responses of tomato and cucumber plants in silicon-mediated alleviation of cadmium stress. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2015, 6: 453;
  5. Zhang J, Zhao J, Xu Y, Liang J, Chang P, Yan F, Liang Y. Genome-wide association mapping for tomato volatiles positively contributing to tomato flavor. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2015, 6: 1042;
  6. Zhu Y, Xu X, Hu Y, Han W, Yin J, Li H, Gong H. Silicon improves salt tolerance by increasing root water uptake in Cucumis sativus L. Plant Cell Rep, 2015, 34:1629-1646;
  7. Li H, Zhu Y, Hu Y, Han W, Gong H. Beneficial effects of silicon in alleviating salinity stress of tomato seedlings grown under sand culture. Acta Physiol Plant, 2015, 37: 71;
  8. Zhang Y, Zhang X, Liu X, Liu B, Yang S, Chen C, Liu X, Ren H. A GAMYB homolog CsGAMYB1 regulates sex expression of cucumber via an ethylene-independent pathway. Journal of Experimental Botany, 2014, 65: 3201-3213;
  9. Zhu YX, Gong HJ. Beneficial effects of silicon on salt and drought tolerance in plants. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 2014, 34: 455-472;
  10. Zhang Y, Liu B, Yang S, An J, Chen C, Zhang X, Ren H. A cucumber DELLA homolog CsGAIP may inhibit staminate development through transcriptional repression of B class floral homeotic genes. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9: e91804;
  11. Yan J, Campbell JH, Glick BR, Smith MD, Liang Y. Molecular characterization and expression analysis of chloroplast protein import components in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). PLoS ONE, 2014, 9: e95088;
  12. Guo J, Wu JW, Zhang TT, Gong HJ. Over-expression of SlCycA3 gene in Arabidopsis accelerated the cycle transition. Functional Plant Biology, 2014, 41(6): 659-670;
  13. Shi Y, Zhang Y, Yao HJ, Wu JW, Sun H, Gong H. Silicon improves seed germination and alleviates oxidative stress of bud seedlings in tomato under water deficit stress. Plant Physiol Biochem, 2014, 78: 27-36;
  14. Li C, Chang P, Ghebremariam KM, Qin L, Liang Y. Overexpression of tomato SpMPK3 gene in Arabidopsis enhances the osmotic tolerance. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2014, 443: 357-362;
  15. Yan J, Smith MD, Glick BR, Liang Y. Effects of ACC deaminase containing rhizobacteria on plant growth and expression of Toc GTPases in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) under salt stress. Botany, 2014, 92: 775-781;
  16. Li C, Zhang Z, Ghebremariam KM, Wu L and Liang Y. A novel method for the evaluation of virus-induced gene silencing efficiency. Genetics and Molecular Research, 2014, 13: 9443-9452;
  17. Gong H, Blackmore D, Clingeleffer P, Sykes S, Walker R. Variation for potassium and sodium accumulation in a family from a cross between grapevine rootstocks K 51-40 and 140 Ruggeri. Vitis, 2014, 53(2): 65-72.
  18. Xu J, Ranc N, Muños S, Rolland S, Bouchet JP, Le Paslier MC, Liang Y. Phenotypic diversity and association mapping for fruit quality traits in cultivated tomato and related species. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2013, 26: 567-581;
  19. Li C, Yan J, Li Y, Zhang Z, Wang Q, Liang Y. Silencing the SpMPK1, SpMPK2, and SpMPK3 genes in tomato reduces abscisic acid-mediated drought tolerance. Int J Mol Sci, 2013, 14: 21983-21996;
  20. Shi Y, Wang Y, Flowers TJ, Gong H. Silicon decreases chloride transport in rice (Oryza sativa L.) in saline conditions. J Plant Physiol, 2013, 170: 847-853;
  21. Wu J, Shi Y, Zhu Y, Wang Y, Gong H. Mechanisms of enhanced heavy metal tolerance in plants by silicon. Pedosphere, 2013, 23(6): 815-825;
  22. Zhan X, Wang B, Li H, Liu R, Kalia RK, Zhu JK, and Chinnusamy V. Arabidopsis proline-rich protein important for development and abiotic stress tolerance is involved in microRNA biogenesis. PNAS USA, 2012, 109: 18198-18203;
  23. Ming D, Pei Z, Naeem MS, Gong H, Zhou W. Silicon alleviates PEG-induced water-deficit stress in upland rice seedlings by enhancing osmotic adjustment. J Agron Crop Sci, 2012, 198: 14-26;
  24. Gong H, Chen K. The regulatory role of silicon on water relations, photosynthetic gas exchange, and carboxylation activities of wheat leaves in field drought conditions. Acta Physiol Plant, 2012, 34: 1589-1594;
  25. Sun Y, Liang Y, Wu J, Li Y, Cui X, Qin L. Dynamic QTL analysis for fruit lycopene content and total soluble solid content in a Solanum lycopersicum × S.Pimpinellifolium cross. Genetics and Molecular Research, 2012, 11: 3696-3710.


5. 团队主要成员 Team Members


Our team includes 6 members. We conduct the research supported by the state key laboratory of crop stress biology for arid areas and key laboratory of horticultural plant biology and germplasm innovation in Northwest China, Ministry of Agriculture. The professors, young lecturers and graduate students constitute the core of this innovative research team.

 宫海军   教授


Dr. Haijun Gong, professor and doctoral supervisor of College of Horticulture, member of “New Century Excellent Talents of the Ministry of Education”.

Research Area: Plant stress biology, including physiological and molecular mechanisms of response to abiotic stresses in plants, such as drought and salinity, and mechanism of plant stress resistance regulated by silicon nutrition.

战祥强   教授


Dr. Xiangqiang Zhan, professor and doctoral supervisor of College of Horticulture.

Research Area: Stress-resistant genes identification and genetic breeding in tomato.

郭佳   讲师


Dr. Jia Guo, Lecturer of College of Horticulture.

Research Area: Physiological and molecular mechanisms of tomato resistance to stress.

张颜   讲师


Dr. Yan Zhang, Lecturer of College of Horticulture.

Research Area: Improvement and regulatory mechanism of floral organ in tomato.

胡体旭   讲师


Dr. Tixu Hu, Lecturer of College of Horticulture.

Research Area: Physiological and molecular regulation mechanisms of stress resistance of tomato.