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Xu Liu


Xu Liu
Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering & Professor of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Center for Crop Germplasm Resources
Institute of Crop Sciences
No.80 XueYuanNanLu
Beijing, 100081, China


  • 1994.09-1997.07, PhD in crop genetics and breeding, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 1980.09-1983.07, MS in crop genetics and breeding, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 1977.01-1979.07, BS in Agronomy, Hebei Agricultural University, Hebei, China

Working Experience

  • 2018.07-now, Professor, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2014.06-2018.06, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Engineering
  • 2001.12-2014.05, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Research Interests

  • Plant Germplasm Resources
  • Crop Germplasm Introduction and Collection
  • Plant Genetic Diversity
  • Wheat Genetics and Breeding

Academic Qualifications

  • Vice-Chairman, Chinese Association of Agricultural Science Societies
  • Director, Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Plant Genetic Resources

Selected Publications (*corresponding authors)

Jia J, Zhao S, Kong X, Li Y, Zhao G, He W, Appels R, Pfeifer M, Tao Y, Zhang X, Jing R, Zhang C, Ma Y, Gao L, Gao C, Spannagl M, Mayer K Li D, Pan S, ZhengF, HuQ, Xia X, Li J, Liang Q, Chen J, Wicker T, Gou C, Kuang H, He G, Luo Y, Keller B, Xia Q, Lu P, Wang J, Zou H, Zhang R, Xu J, Gao J, Middleton C, Quan Z, Liu G, Wang J, IWGSC, Yang H, Liu X*, He Z*, Mao L*, Wang J*. 2013. Aegilops tauschii draft genome sequence reveals a gene repertoire for wheat adaptation. Nature. 496, 91–95. doi: 10.1038/nature12028
Zhou S, Yan B, Li F, Zhang J, Zhang J, Ma H, Liu W, Lu Y, Yang X, Li X, Liu X,* Li L*. 2017. RNA-Seq Analysis Provides the First Insights into the Phylogenetic Relationship and Interspecific Variation between Agropyron cristatum and Wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8: 1644
Zhang X, Liu G, Zhang L,, Xia C, Zhao T, Jia J, Liu X* Kong X*. 2018. Fine mapping of a novel heading date gene, TaHdm605, in hexaploid wheat, Front Plant Sci. 9:1059
Zhang Q, Xia C, Zhang L, Dong C, Liu X*, Kong X*. 2018. Transcriptome analysis of a premature leaf senescence mutant of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19(3): 1-18
Zhang L, Liu G, Jia J, Zhao G, Xia C, Zhang L, Li F, Zhang Q, Dong C, Gao S, Han L, Guo X, Zhang X, Wu J*, Liu X*, Kong X*. 2016. The wheat MYB-related transcription factor TaMYB72 promotes flowering in rice. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 58(8): 701-4
Zhang L, Dong C, Zhang Q, Zhao G, Li F, Xia C, Zhang L, Han L, Wu J, Jia J, Liu X*, Kong X*. 2016. The wheat MYB transcription factor TaMYB18 regulates leaf rolling in rice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 481: 77-83
Liu G, Zhang L, Xia C, Jia Ji, Zhang J, Zhang Qiang, Dong C, Kong X*, Liu X*. 2016. Mapping of the heading date gene HdAey2280 in Aegilops tauschii. Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 12: 2719–2725