Qinghu Ma, Professor

Email: Mah@ibcas.ac.cn

Research Focus:
Mechanism of lignin metabolism; plant hormone regulation and gene engineering

1) Ma, Q.H.,Zhu H.H.. 2011. TaMYB4 cloned from wheat regulates lignin biosynthesis through negatively controlling the transcripts of both cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase and cinnamoyl-CoA reductase genes. Biochimie, 93: 1179-1186.
2) Ma Q.H.. 2010. Functional analysis of a cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase involved in lignin biosynthesis in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany, 61: 2735-2744.
3) Ma Q.H., Tian B, Li Y.L.. 2010. Overexpression of a wheat jasmonate-regulated lectin increases pathogen resistance. Biochimie, 92: 187-193.
4) Ma Q.H.. 2009. The expression of caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase in two wheat genotypes differing in lodging resistance. Journal of Experimental Botany,60: 2763-2771.
5) Ma Q.H.,Liu Y.C.. 2009. Expression of isopentenyl transferase gene (ipt) in leaf and stem delayed leaf senescence without affecting root growth. Plant Cell Rep, 28: 1759-1765.
6) Ma Q.H.. 2008. Genetic engineering of cytokinins and their application to agriculture. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology,28: 213-232.
7) Ma Q.H.,Wang X.M., Wang Z.M. 2008. Expression of isopentenyl transferase gene controlled by seed-specific lectin promoter in transgenic tobacco influences seed development. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation,27: 68-76.
8) Ma Q.H.,Xu Y.. 2008. Characterization of a caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase from wheat and its function in lignin biosynthesis. Biochimie,90: 515-524.
9) Ma Q.H.. 2007. Small GTP-binding proteins and their functions in plants. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation,26: 369-388.
10) Ma Q.H.. 2007. Characterization of a cinnamoyl-CoA reductase that is associated with stem development in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany,58: 2011-2021.