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Dongming Ma


Ph.D., The Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009

Current position

Postdoc Associate in Department of Plant Biology, NC State University (08/2011-now)


  1. Ma, D. and Wang, H. (2015). Transient transformation of Artemisia annua. Bio-protocol 5(10): e1476.
  2. Ji, Y., Xiao, J., Shen, Y., Ma, D., Li, Z., Pu, G., Li, X., Huang, L., Liu, B., Ye, H. and Wang, H. (2014). Cloning and characterization of AabHLH1, a bHLH transcription factor that positively regulates artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua. Plant Cell Physiol 55(9): 1592-1604.
  3. Pu, G.-B., Ma, D.-M., Wang, H., Ye, H.-C. and Liu, B.-Y. (2013). Expression and Localization of Amorpha-4, 11-diene Synthase in Artemisia annua L. Plant Mol Biol Rep 31(1): 32-37.
  4. Li, X.*, Ma, D.*, Chen, J., Pu, G., Ji, Y., Lei, C., Du, Z., Liu, B., Ye, H. and Wang, H. (2012). Biochemical characterization and identification of a cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase from Artemisia annua. Plant Sci 193: 85-95. (*Co-first author)
  5. Lei, C., Ma, D., Pu, G., Qiu, X., Du, Z., Wang, H., Li, G., Ye, H. and Liu, B. (2011). Foliar application of chitosan activates artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua L. Ind Crop Prod 33(1): 176-182.
  6. Wu, D., Ma, D., Hao, Y. Y., Chu, J., Wang, Y. H., Zhuang, Y. P. and Zhang, S. L. (2010). Incomplete formation of intramolecular disulfide bond triggers degradation and aggregation of human consensus interferon-alpha mutant by Pichia pastoris. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 85(6): 1759-1767.
  7. Ma, D., Pu, G., Lei, C., Ma, L., Wang, H., Guo, Y., Chen, J., Du, Z., Wang, H., Li, G., Ye, H. and Liu, B. (2009). Isolation and characterization of AaWRKY1, an Artemisia annua transcription factor that regulates the amorpha-4,11-diene synthase gene, a key gene of artemisinin biosynthesis. Plant Cell Physiol 50(12): 2146-2161.
  8. Pu, G. B., Ma, D. M., Chen, J. L., Ma, L. Q., Wang, H., Li, G. F., Ye, H. C. and Liu, B. Y. (2009). Salicylic acid activates artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua L. Plant Cell Rep 28(7): 1127-1135.
  9. Tai-Xin, M. D.-M. Y., Zhi-Xi, C. Q.-L. Z. and Yu-Hai, G. (2005). In vitro inoculation of Cistanche tubulosa seeds on tube seedlings of Tamarix chinensis [J]. Chinese Bulletin of Botany 6: 006. (In Chinese with English abstract)
  10. Ma, D., Yang, T., Zhai, Z. and GUO, Y.-H. (2005). A simple technique for study on host Tamarix chinensis lour stimulating seed germination of Cistanche tubulosa (Schenk) R. Wight. Plant Physiology Communications 41(5): 662. (In Chinese with English abstract)
  11. Ma, D., Xu, S., Zhai, Z. and Guo, Y. (2005). In vitro seed germination and haustorium formation of a parasitic medicinal plant: Cistanche tubulosa (Schenk) R. Wight. Chinese Bulletin of Botany 22(1):39-43. (In Chinese with English abstract)
Protocols by Dongming Ma
  1. Transient Transformation of Artemisia annua