黄涛 Huang Tao
1994, B.Sc., Henan Agricultural University; 1997, M.Sc., NanjingAgriculturalUniversity; 2002, Ph.D., the graduate School of Chinese Academy of Science; 2002-2006: Postdoctoral fellow at The Sweden University of Agricultural Science; 2006-Present: Professor, School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University.
After germination, the stem cells in shoot apical meristem will continually propagate and the daughter cells will be differentiated into different aerial organs, including leaves, shoots and flowers. Plants can regulate their growth and development pattern via modifying stem cell differentiation to cope with environmental changes. The stem cell niche which serves as a source of cell for new organ formation during the post-embryonic development of plant, determines the lateral organ number, the transition from vegetative growth to reproductive growth. It is interesting to investigate the mechanism of stem cell maintenance and differentiation. We mainly focus on the mechanism for stem cell maintenance, differentiation of flower meristem and flowering time regulation. We intend to breed new plant species for sustainable development of agriculture in West Coast Economic Zone of Taiwan Straits. We believe that our work will provide more idea and technologies for crop genetic improvement.
1. Bohlenius H, Huang T, Charbonnel-Campaa L, Brunner AM, Jansson S, Strauss sh, Nilsson O*.CO/FT Regulatory Module Controls Timing of Flowering and Seasonal Growth Cessation in Trees. Science, 312: 1040-1043, 2006. (*Corresponding author).
2. Huang T, Bohlenius H, Eriksson S, Parcy F, Nilsson O*. The mRNA of the Arabidopsis gene FT moves from leaf to shoot apex and induces flowering. Science, 309: 1694-1696, 2005.