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HU Yanru
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XTBG Kunming Section, 88 Xuefu Road, Kunming 650223 Yunnan China


  Birth Date: Dec 25, 1985;  Birth Place: Yongzhou, Hunan Province  


  9/20086/2013: Ph.D. in Botany, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS, Kunming, China 

  9/20047/2008: B.Sc. in Biology, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China 

  Research interests:  

  1. The molecular mechanisms of plant stress responses (e.g. freezing stress) 

  2. The regulatory roles of phytohormones in stress responses 

   3. The crosstalk of plant hormones in stress responses

  Plant Molecular Biology




1.        Wang HP, Li Y, Pan JJ, Lou DJ, Hu YR, Yu DQ: The bHLH Transcription Factors MYC2, MYC3, and MYC4 Are Required for Jasmonate-Mediated Inhibition of Flowering in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant 2017, 10(11):1461-1464.
2.        Tan ZH, Hughes A, Sato T, Zhang YP, Han SJ, Kosugi Y, Goulden M, Deng XB, Cao M, Hao ZQ et al: Quantifying forest net primary production: combining eddy flux, inventory and metabolic theory. Iforest-Biogeosciences and Forestry 2017, 10:475-482.
3.        Lei RH, Li XL, Ma ZB, Lv Y, Hu YR, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis WRKY2 and WRKY34 transcription factors interact with VQ20 protein to modulate pollen development and function. Plant Journal 2017, 91(6):962-976.
4.        Hu YR, Jiang YJ, Han X, Wang HP, Pan JJ, Yu DQ: Jasmonate regulates leaf senescence and tolerance to cold stress: crosstalk with other phytohormones. Journal of Experimental Botany 2017, 68(6):1361-1369.
5.        Wang HP, Pan JJ, Li Y, Lou DJ, Hu YR, Yu DQ: The DELLA-CONSTANS Transcription Factor Cascade Integrates Gibberellic Acid and Photoperiod Signaling to Regulate Flowering. Plant Physiology 2016, 172(1):479-488.
6.        Jiang YJ, Qiu YP, Hu YR, Yu DQ: Heterologous Expression of AtWRKY57 Confers Drought Tolerance in Oryza sativa. Front Plant Sci 2016, 7.
7.        Wang HP, Hu YR, Pan JJ, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis VQ motif-containing proteins VQ12 and VQ29 negatively modulate basal defense against Botrytis cinerea. Scientific Reports 2015, 5.
8.        Hu Y, Yu D: BRASSINOSTEROID INSENSITIVE2 Interacts with ABSCISIC ACID INSENSITIVE5 to Mediate the Antagonism of Brassinosteroids to Abscisic Acid during Seed Germination in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 2014, 26(11):4394-4408.
9.        Hu YR, Jiang LQ, Wang F, Yu DQ: Jasmonate Regulates the INDUCER OF CBF EXPRESSION-C-REPEAT BINDING FACTOR/DRE BINDING FACTOR1 Cascade and Freezing Tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 2013, 25(8):2907-2924.
10.        Hu YR, Chen LG, Wang HP, Zhang LP, Wang F, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis transcription factor WRKY8 functions antagonistically with its interacting partner VQ9 to modulate salinity stress tolerance. Plant Journal 2013, 74(5):730-745.
11.        Hu YR, Dong QY, Yu DQ: Arabidopsis WRKY46 coordinates with WRKY70 and WRKY53 in basal resistance against pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. Plant Science 2012, 185:288-297.


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