Educational Background:

2000.09-2003.07 Zhejiang University PhD Plant Science

1997.09-2000.07 Chinese Academy of Agriculture science MSc Plant genetics

1993.09-1997.07 Zhejiang Agriculture University BSc Agronomy

Professional Experience :

2014.12-now College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Professor

2005.12-2014.11 College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Associate Professor

2005.09-2005.12 College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Lecturer

2003.09-2005.08 College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Postdoctoral Researcher

2007.01-2009.01 Cornell University, USA, Visiting researcher

Publication list

1.     Hu H, Wang WT, Zhu ZX, Zhu JH, Tan DY, Zhou ZP, Mao CZ*, Chen X* (2016) GIPS: A Software Guide to Sequencing-based Direct Gene Cloning in Forward Genetics Studies. Plant Physiol. doi:10.1104/pp.15.01327

2.    Zhou ZP, Wang ZY, Lv QD, Shi J, Zhong YJ, Wu P, Mao CZ* (2015) SPX proteins regulate Pi homeostasis and signaling in different subcellular level. Plant Signaling & Behavior 10 (9):e1061163. doi:10.1080/15592324.2015.1061163

3.  Wang ZY, Ruan WY, Shi J, Zhang L, Xiang D, Yang C, Li CY, Wu ZC, Liu Y, Yu YN, Shou HX, Mo XR, Mao CZ*, Wu P (2014) Rice SPX1 and SPX2 inhibit phosphate starvation responses through interacting with PHR2 in a phosphate-dependent manner. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111: 14953-14958

4.  Chen XA, Shi J, Hao X, Liu HL, Wu YR, Wu ZC, Chen MX, Wu P, Mao CZ* (2013) OsORC3 is required for lateral root development in rice. Plant J 74: 339-350

5.  Tan DY, Lv QD, Chen XA, Shi J, Ren MY, Wu P, Mao CZ* (2013) Interactions among rice ORC subunits. Plant Signal Behav 8

6.  Jia LQ, Wu ZC, Hao X, Carrie C, Zheng LB, Whelan J, Wu YR, Wang SF, Wu P, Mao CZ* (2011) Identification of a novel mitochondrial protein, short postembryonic roots 1 (SPR1), involved in root development and iron homeostasis in Oryza sativa. New Phytol 189: 843-855

7.  Mao CZDing WN, Wu YR, Yu J, He XW, Shou HX, Wu P*, (2007) Overexpression of a NAC-domain protein promotes shoot branching in rice. New Phytol 176: 288-298

8.  Mao CZ, Wang S, Jia Q, Wu P* (2006) OsEIL1 , a Rice Homolog of the Arabidopsis EIN3 Regulates the Ethylene Response as a Positive Component. Plant Mol Biol 61: 141-152

9.  Mao CZ, Yi K, Yang L, Zheng B, Wu Y, Liu F, Wu P* (2004) Identification of aluminium-regulated genes by cDNA-AFLP in rice (Oryza sativa L.): aluminium-regulated genes for the metabolism of cell wall components. J. Exp. Bot. 55: 137-143

10.  Mao CZ, Yang L, Zheng BS, Wu YR, Liu FY, Yi KK, Wu P* (2004) Comparative mapping of QTLs for Al tolerance in rice and identification of positional Al-induced genes. J Zhejiang Univ Sci 5: 634-643

11. Yang C, Hu HT, Ren HY, Kong YZ, Lin HW, Guo JF, Wang LL, He Y, Ding XM, Grabsztunowicz M, Mulo P, Chen T, Liu Y, Wu ZC, Wu YR, Mao CZ, Wu P, Mo XR* (2016) LIGHT-INDUCED RICE1 Regulates Light-Dependent Attachment of LEAF-TYPE FERREDOXIN-NADP+ OXIDOREDUCTASE to the Thylakoid Membrane in Rice and Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 28 (3):712-728. doi:10.1105/tpc.15.01027

12. Yang J, Gao MX, Hu H, Ding XM, Lin HW, Wang L, Xu JM, Mao CZ, Zhao FJ, Wu ZC* (2016) OsCLT1, a CRT-like transporter 1, is required for glutathione homeostasis and arsenic tolerance in rice. New Phytol. doi:10.1111/nph.13908

13. Guo M, Ruan WY, Li CY, Huang FL, Zeng M, Liu Y, Yu YN, Ding XM, Wu YR, Wu ZC, Mao CZ, Yi KK, Wu P, Mo XR* (2015) Integrative Comparison of the Role of the PHOSPHATE RESPONSE1 Subfamily in Phosphate Signaling and Homeostasis in Rice. Plant Physiol 168 (4):1762-1776.

14. Ruan WY, Guo MN, Cai LL, Hu HT, Li CY, Liu Y, Wu ZC, Mao CZ, Yi KK, Wu P, Mo XR* (2015) Genetic manipulation of a high-affinity PHR1 target cis-element to improve phosphorous uptake in Oryza sativa L. Plant Mol Biol 87 (4-5):429-440.

15.  Lv QD, Zhong YJ, Wang YG, Wang ZY, Zhang L, Shi J, Wu ZC, Liu Y, Mao CZ, Yi KK, Wu P* (2014) SPX4 Negatively Regulates Phosphate Signaling and Homeostasis through Its Interaction with PHR2 in Rice. Plant Cell 26: 1586-1597

16.  Zhu XF, Shi YZ, Lei GJ, Fry SC, Zhang BC, Zhou YH, Braam J, Jiang T, Xu XY, Mao CZ, Pan YJ, Yang JL, Wu P, Zheng SJ* (2012) XTH31, Encoding an in Vitro XEH/XET-Active Enzyme, Regulates Aluminum Sensitivity by Modulating in Vivo XET Action, Cell Wall Xyloglucan Content, and Aluminum Binding Capacity in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 24: 4731–4747

17.  Zhu ZX, Liu Y, Liu SJ, Mao CZ, Wu YR, Wu P* (2012) A Gain-of-Function Mutation in OsIAA11 Affects Lateral Root Development in Rice. Mol Plant 5: 154-161

18.  Zhao CF, Xu JM, Chen Y, Mao CZ, Zhang SL, Bai YH, Jiang DA, Wu P* (2012) Molecular cloning and characterization of OsCHR4, a rice chromatin-remodeling factor required for early chloroplast development in adaxial mesophyll. Planta 236: 1165-1176

19.  Lin M, Zhou X, Shen XL, Mao CZ, Chen X* (2011) The Predicted Arabidopsis Interactome Resource and Network Topology-Based Systems Biology Analyses. Plant Cell 23: 911-922

20.  Meng YJ, Gou LF, Chen DJ, Mao CZ, Jin YF, Wu P, Chen M* (2011) PmiRKB: a plant microRNA knowledge base. Nucleic Acids Res 39: D181-D187

21.  Wang XF, He FF, Ma XX, Mao CZ, Hodgman C, Lu CG, Wu P* (2011) OsCAND1 Is Required for Crown Root Emergence in Rice. Mol Plant 4: 289-299

22.  Chen D, Meng YJ, Ma XX, Mao CZ, Bai YH, Cao JJ, Gu HB, Wu P, Chen M* (2010) Small RNAs in angiosperms: sequence characteristics, distribution and generation. Bioinformatics 26: 1391-1394

23.  Chen M, Meng YJ, Mao CZ, Chen DJ, Wu P* (2010) Methodological framework for functional characterization of plant microRNAs. J Exp Bot 61: 2271-2280

24.  Maron LG, Pineros MA, Guimaraes CT, Magalhaes JV, Pleiman JK, Mao CZ, Shaff J, Belicuas SNJ, Kochian LV* (2010) Two functionally distinct members of the MATE (multi-drug and toxic compound extrusion) family of transporters potentially underlie two major aluminum tolerance QTLs in maize. Plant J 61: 728-740

25.  Meng YJ, Chen DJ, Jin Y, Mao CZ, Wu P, Chen M* (2010) RNA editing of nuclear transcripts in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Genomics 11 Suppl 4: S12

26.  Yue RQ, Wang XF, Chen JY, Ma XX, Zhang HH, Mao CZ, Wu P* (2010) A Rice Stromal Processing Peptidase Regulates Chloroplast and Root Development. Plant Cell Physiol. 51: 475-485

27.  Zheng BS, Yang L, Mao CZ, Huang YJ, Wu P* (2008) Mapping QTLs for morphological traits under two water supply conditions at the young seedling stage in rice. Plant Sci 175: 767-776

28.  Jia LQ, Zhang BT, Mao CZ, Li JH, Wu YR, Wu P, Wu ZC* (2008) OsCYT-INV1 for alkaline/neutral invertase is involved in root cell development and reproductivity in rice (Oryza sativa L . ). Planta 228: 51-59

29.  Maron LG, Matias K, Mao CZ, Milner MJ, Menossi M, Kochian LV* (2008) Transcriptional profiling of aluminum toxicity and tolerance responses in maize roots. New Phytol 179: 116-128

30.  Huang G, Yi KK, Wu YR, Zhu L, Mao CZ, Wu P* (2004) QTLs for nitrate induced elongation and initiation of lateral roots in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Soil 263: 229-237

31.  Yang L, Zheng BS, Mao CZ, Yi KK, Liu FY, Wu YR, Tao QN, Wu P* (2003) cDNA-AFLP analysis of inducible gene expression in rice seminal root tips under a water deficit. Gene 314: 141-148

32.  Yang L, Zheng BS, Mao CZ, Yi KK, Wu YR, Wu P*, Tao QN (2003) Seminal, adventitious and lateral root growth and physiological responses in rice to upland conditions. J Zhejiang Univ Sci 4: 469-473

33.  Zheng BS, Yang L, Zhang WP, Mao CZ, Wu YR, Yi KK, Liu FY, Wu P* (2003) Mapping QTLs and candidate genes for rice root traits under different water-supply conditions and comparative analysis across three populations. Theor Appl Genet 107: 1505-1515



Research work

Molecular mechanism of rice root architecture. Molecular regulation network of Phosphate signaling