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Associate Professor
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No. 88, Xuefu Road, Kunming, 650223, P. R. China



Master: September 1999-February 2002, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

Supervisor: Prof. Xun Gong

Ph. D.: March 2002—March 2005, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

Supervisor: Prof. De-Zhu Li

Professional Experience
8/2012-8/2013  Department Of Agricultural, Food And Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Canada

1/2008-present Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

3/2005- 12/2008  Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 Plant molecular biology and biochemistry



1.      M.J. SunA.Z. LiuD. WuB. Tian*2012. Gene expression profiles to predict    genes involved in mobilising hydroxy fatty acids from phospholipids in Castor Bean (Ricinus communis) The 8th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (Abstract)

2.  H.Q. Yang, M.Y. An, Z.J. Gu, B. Tian*. 2012. Genetic Diversity and Differentiation of Dendrocalamus membranaceus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae), a Declining Bamboo Species in Yunnan, China, as Based on Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) Analysis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, 4446-4457. (corresponding author)

3.   B. Tian, H.Q. Yang, K.M. Wong, A.Z. Liu, Z.Y. Ruan. 2012. ISSR analysis shows low genetic diversity vs. high genetic differentiation for giant bamboo, Dendrocalamus giganteus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae), in China populations. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 59901-908

4.   G.W. Zheng‡, B. Tian‡, F.J. Zhang, F.Q. Tao, W.Q. Li. 2011, Plant adaptation to frequent alterations between high and low temperatures: remodeling of membrane lipids and maintenance of unsaturation levels. Plant Cell & Environment 34: 1431–1442 (‡Joint First Author)

5.   L.J. Qiu, C. Yang, B. Tian, J.B. Yang and A.Z. Liu. 2010. Exploiting EST databases for the development and characterization of EST-SSR markers in castor (Ricinus communis L.). BMC Plant Biology 10: 278.

6.  S.X. Liao, X.J. Mi, A.Z. Liu, K. Li, Z.Y. Yang, and B. Tian*. 2010. Isolation and Characterization of Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers in Calocedrus macrolepis KurzCupressaceae. Hortscience 45(1):169–171 (*corresponding author)

7.  B. Tian, Y.Y. Cheng, D.Z. Li, Y.X. Yan. 2006. Cloning and characterization of a bamboo LEAFY HULL STERILE1 homologous gene. DNA sequence. 17(2): 143-151

8.  B. Tian, Y.Y. Cheng, Y.X. Yan, D.Z. Li. 2005. Isolation and ectopic expression of a bamboo (Dendrocalamus latiflorus) MADS-box gene. Chinese Science Bulletin. 50(3): 217-224

9.  Y. Y. Chen, Y. Zhong, B. Tian, J. Yang and D. Z. Li. 2005. Statistical analysis on adaptive evolution of SQUA genes in angiosperms. Progress in Natural Science. 15(1): 93-96.

10.  L. Q. Xiao, X. Gong, G. Hao, X.J. Ge, B. Tian, S.X. Zheng. 2005. Comparison of genetics diversity in two species of Cycas. Australia Journal of Botany. 53(3) 219–223

11.  R.H. Xu, L.J. Qiu, T.Q. Yang, R.L. Wang, B. Tian, A.Z. Liu. 2013. Cloning and characterization of a phospholipids: diacylglycerol acyltransferase (JcPDAT1) from Jatropha curcas L. Chinese journal of oil crops sciences. (in press) (In Chinese with English Abstract)

12.  X.J. Mi, R.H. Xu, A.Z Liu, D. Wu, B. Tian*. 2011. Cloning and characterization of glycerol-3-phosphatedehydrogenase gene (RcGPDH) from castor bean. Chinese journal of oil crops sciences. 33:451-458 (In Chinese with English Abstract)

13.  Y. Li‡, B. Tian‡, W.Q. Li. 2011.Suppression of Phospholipase Dδ Enhances the Membrane Damage Induced by UV-B Irradiation. Plant Diversity and Resources, 33 (3): 299 ~305 (In Chinese with English Abstract)

14.  Z.Y. Ruan, H.Q. Yang, B. Tian, Y.M. Yang, M.S. Sun.2010. Genetic diversity analysis based on ISSR among six populations of Dendrocalamus brandisii in Yunnan province, China. Journal of Beijing Forestry University 32(2): 46-51 (In Chinese with English Abstract)

15.  H.Q. Yang, Z.Y. Ruan, B. Tian*, Y.M. Yang, M.S. Sun. 2010. Genetic differentiation of four straight-culmed provenances of Dendrocalamus sinicus based on ISSRs. Journal of Zhejiang Forestry College, 271):81 – 86 (In Chinese with English Abstract)

16.  B. Tian, X. Gong, Q. T. Zhang, Y. M. Shui. 2005. Studies on the Habita, Population Structure and Dynamics of Cycas tanqingii. Acta Bot. Boreal-Occident. Sin. 25 (1): 0133—0137. (In Chinese with English Abstract)

17.  B. Tian, X. Gong, Q. T. Zhang. 2002. Karyotypes of Five Species in Cycas. Acta Botanica Yunnanica. 24 (3): 370-376. (In Chinese with English Abstract)

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