Qingchang Liu

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Agrobacterium rhizogenes and Agrobacterium tumefaciens are plant pathogenic bacteria capable of transferring DNA fragments [transfer DNA (T-DNA)] bearing functional genes into the host plant genome. This naturally occurring mechanism has been adapted by plant biotechnologists to develop genetically modified crops that today are grown on more than 10% of the(More)
A sample of winter faba bean germplasm from China was compared with germplasm from outside China, using AFLP analyses. Both sets of germplasm were obtained from the National Genebank of China, Institute of Crop Sciences (ICS), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China. A sample of 39 winter type accessions from outside of China and 204(More)
S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM)-dependent methyltransferase (MTase) genes are a multigene family; however, only a few have been characterized at the functional level. In the present study, a novel salt-induced SAM-dependent MTase gene, named IbSIMT1, was isolated from salt-tolerant sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) line ND98. IbSIMT1 contains a DUF248(More)
Twenty-one informative microsatellite loci were used to assess and compare the genetic diversity among Pisum genotypes sourced from within and outside China. The Chinese germplasm comprised 1243 P. sativum genotypes from 28 provinces and this was compared to 774 P. sativum genotypes that represented a globally diverse germplasm collection, as well as 103(More)
IbZFP1 , encoding a Cys 2 /His 2 zinc finger protein gene from sweetpotato, enhances salt and drought tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis by regulating ABA signaling pathway, proline biosynthesis, stress responses and ROS scavenging. In plants, Cys2/His2 zinc finger proteins play important roles in regulating the growth and development or responses to(More)
In vitro selection of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) plants tolerant to NaCl was achieved using embryogenic suspension cultures of sweetpotato cv. Lizixiang and gamma-ray induced mutation. Cell aggregates from embryogenic suspension cultures of Lizixiang were irradiated with 80 Gy gamma-ray, and 1 week after irradiation they were cultured in a(More)
Pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase (P5CR) lies at the converging point of the glutamate and ornithine pathways and is the last and critical enzyme in proline biosynthesis. In the present study, a P5CR gene, named IbP5CR, was isolated from salt-tolerant sweetpotato line ND98. Expression of IbP5CR was up-regulated in sweetpotato under salt stress. The(More)
Transgenic sweetpotato (cv. Lizixiang) plants exhibiting enhanced salt tolerance were developed using LOW OSMOTIC STRESS 5 (LOS5) with Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation. A. tumefaciens strain EHA105 harbors the pCAMBIA1300 binary vector with the LOS5 and hygromycin phosphotransferase II (hptII) genes. Selection culture was conducted using 25(More)
We developed a genetic linkage map of sweetpotato using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) and simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers and a mapping population consisting of 202 individuals derived from a broad cross between Xushu 18 and Xu 781, and mapped quantitative trait loci (QTL) for the storage root dry-matter content. The linkage map for(More)
Efficient Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation was achieved using embryogenic suspension cultures of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) cv. Lizixiang. Cell aggregates from embryogenic suspension cultures were cocultivated with the A. tumefaciens strain EHA105 harboring a binary vector pCAMBIA1301 with gusA and hygromycin phosphotransferase(More)