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Jiafu Tan


Ph.D. in Crop Genetics and Breeding, National Key laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, HAU, 2012

Current position

Postdoctor in Cotton Biotechnology Group, CSIRO Black Mountain Laboratories (Plant Industry), Clunies Ross St, Acton, ACT 2601, Australia
Research interest: Improvement of cotton fiber quality; Cell wall biology and bioenergy; Secondary metabolic engineering; Plant development and biotechnology; Signaling transduction and crosstalk


  1. Tan, J., Wang, M., Tu, L., Nie, Y., Lin, Y. and Zhang, X. (2013). The flavonoid pathway regulates the petal colors of cotton flower. PLoS One 8(8): e72364.
  2. Tan, J., Tu, L., Deng, F., Hu, H., Nie, Y. and Zhang, X. (2013). A genetic and metabolic analysis revealed that cotton fiber cell development was retarded by flavonoid naringenin. Plant Physiol 162(1): 86-95.
  3. Tan, J., Tu, L., Deng, F., Wu, R. and Zhang, X. (2012). Exogenous jasmonic acid inhibits cotton fiber elongation. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 31(4): 599-605.
  4. Hao, J., Tu, L., Hu, H., Tan, J., Deng, F., Tang, W., Nie, Y. and Zhang, X. (2012). GbTCP, a cotton TCP transcription factor, confers fibre elongation and root hair development by a complex regulating system. J Exp Bot 63(17): 6267-6281.
  5. Deng, F., Tu, L., Tan, J., Li, Y., Nie, Y. and Zhang, X. (2012). GbPDF1 is involved in cotton fiber initiation via the core cis-element HDZIP2ATATHB2. Plant Physiol 158(2): 890-904.
  6. Munis, M. F., Tu, L., Deng, F., Tan, J., Xu, L., Xu, S., Long, L. and Zhang, X. (2010). A thaumatin-like protein gene involved in cotton fiber secondary cell wall development enhances resistance against Verticillium dahliae and other stresses in transgenic tobacco. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 393(1): 38-44.
  7. Zhu, H., Tu, L., Jin, S., Xu, L., Tan, J., Deng, F. and Zhang, X. (2008). Analysis of genes differentially expressed during initial cellular dedifferentiation in cotton. Chinese Science Bulletin 53(23): 3666-3676.
  8. Tu, L. L., Zhang, X. L., Liang, S. G., Liu, D. Q., Zhu, L. F., Zeng, F. C., Nie, Y. C., Guo, X. P., Deng, F. L., Tan, J. F. and Xu, L. (2007). Genes expression analyses of sea-island cotton (Gossypium barbadense L.) during fiber development. Plant Cell Rep 26(8): 1309-1320.
  9. Tu, L., Zhang, X., Liu, D., Jin, S., Cao, J., Zhu, L., Deng, F., Tan, J. and Zhang, C. (2007). Suitable internal control genes for qRT-PCR normalization in cotton fiber development and somatic embryogenesis. Chinese Science Bulletin 52(22): 3110-3117.
Protocols by Jiafu Tan
  1. Cotton Ovules Culture and Analysis