W. H. Li

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We investigated arsenic (As) accumulation and distribution in four different tissues of maize, leaves, stems, bracts, and kernels. For these analyses, we used 122 elite inbred lines, which were grown in an As-contaminated area in China. The agricultural soil at the study site is highly As-contaminated (11.02 ± 0.95 mg As kg soil−1) because of excessive use(More)
We studied the survival adaptation strategy of Sophora alopecuroides L. to habitat conditions in an arid desert riparian ecosystem. We examined the responses of heliotropic leaf movement to light conditions and their effects on plant photochemical performance. S. alopecuroides leaves did not show any observable nyctinastic movement but they presented(More)
A new disease of tomato plants with typical phytoplasma disease symptoms such as stunting, yellows, auxiliary shoot proliferation and phyllody was observed in Yunnan Province, southwest China in 2011. By a nested-PCR, phytoplasma were detected using the phytoplasma universal primers specific for 16S rDNA. The results of the 16S rDNA sequencing,(More)
Maize head smut (MHS) caused by the fungi Sporisorium reilianum (Kühn) Landon and Fullerton (S. reilianum) is the most serious disease occurred in China recently. There are only a few reports concerning the genetics of this disease and the resistant gene of maize. In this paper a new dominant resistant gene to MHS caused by the pathogen Shenyang-1 of S.(More)