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Kangming Chen


Ph.D. in Microbiology, Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, Brookings, USA

Current position

Postdoctoral Researcher in Kansas State University, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Manhattan, USA


  1. Chen, K., Xu, X., Gu, L., Hildreth, M. and Zhou, R. (2015). Simultaneous gene inactivation and promoter reporting in cyanobacteria. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 99(4): 1779-1793.

  2. Zhou, R., Chen, K., Xiang, X., Gu, L. and Kroos, L. (2013). Features of Pro-sigmaK important for cleavage by SpoIVFB, an intramembrane metalloprotease. J Bacteriol 195(12): 2793-2806.

  3. Chen, K., Gu, L., Xiang, X., Lynch, M. and Zhou, R. (2012). Identification and characterization of five intramembrane metalloproteases in Anabaena variabilis. J Bacteriol 194(22): 6105-6115.

  4. Tian, B., Liu, R., Wang, L., Qiu, Q., Chen, K. and Liu, J. (2009). Phylogeographic analyses suggest that a deciduous species (Ostryopsis davidiana Decne., Betulaceae) survived in northern China during the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Biogeography. 36(11).

  5. Chen, F., Wang, A., Chen, K., Wan, D. and Liu, J. (2009). Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered and medically important Rheum tanguticum (Polygonaceae) revealed by SSR Markers. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 37(5).

  6. Chen, K., Abbott, R. J., Milne, R. I., Tian, X. M. and Liu, J. (2008). Phylogeography of Pinus tabulaeformis Carr. (Pinaceae), a dominant species of coniferous forest in northern China. Mol Ecol 17(19): 4276-4288.

Protocols by Kangming Chen
  1. Target Gene Inactivation in Cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120