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Yongxian Lu


Ph.D. in Plant Biology Program, Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010

Current position

He is a postdoc fellow in the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institute for Science. His research focuses reproductive isolation and speciation in plants from genetic, cellular and molecular perspectives.


  1. Salil Chanroj, Yongxian Lu, Senthilkumar Padmanaban, Kei Nanatani, Nobuyuki Uozumi, Rajini Rao and Heven Sze. (2011) Plant-Specific Cation/H+ Exchanger 17 and Its Homologs Are Endomembrane K+ Transporters with Roles in Protein Sorting. Journal of Biological Chemistry 286 (39), 33931-33941.
  2. Yongxian Lu, Salil Chanroj, Lalu Zulkifli, Mark A. Johnson, Nobuyuki Uozumi, Alice Cheung, and Heven Sze. (2011). Pollen Tubes Lacking a Pair of K+ Transporters Fail to Target Ovules in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 23: 81-93. (Cited by the Faculty of 1000).
  3. Lu Y.X., Li C.J, and Zhang F.S. (2005) Transpiration, potassium uptake and flow in Tobacco as affected by nitrogen forms and nutrient levels. Annals of Botany 95: 991-998.
Protocols by Yongxian Lu
  1. [Bio101] RNA Isolation from Arabidopsis Pollen Grains
  2. [Bio101] Arabidopsis Pollen Tube Aniline Blue Staining
  3. [Bio101] DNA Extraction from Dried Plant Tissues Using 96-well format (cTab Method)
  4. [Bio101] Extract Genomic DNA from Arabidopsis Leaves (Can be Used for Other Tissues as Well)
  5. [Bio101] Making Yeast Competent Cells and Yeast Cell Transformation