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Rongfeng Huang


Ph.D., Chinese Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 1997

Current position

Professor of Biotechnology Research Institute, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, focusing on rice adaptation to salt stress, regulation of plant hormone biosynthesis and genetic improvement of rice tolerance.

Selected publications 

  1. Wang, J., Yu, Y., Zhang, Z., Quan, R., Zhang, H., Ma, L., Deng, X. W. and Huang, R*. (2013). Arabidopsis CSN5B interacts with VTC1 and modulates ascorbic acid synthesis. Plant Cell 25(2): 625-636.
    [Selected by Faculty of 1000 Biology, in F1000Prime, 07 Mar 2013; F1000Prime.com/717980339]
    [Highlight Review in The Plant Cell, Mach, J. (2013). COP9 signalosome-regulated proteolysis: turning off ascorbic acid synthesis when the lights go out. Plant Cell 25(2): 359.]
  2. Zhang, H. W., Pan, X. W., Li, Y. C., Wan, L. Y., Li, X. X. and Huang, R. F*. (2012). Comparison of differentially expressed genes involved in drought response between two elite rice varieties. Mol Plant 5(6): 1403-1405.
  3. Zhang, Z., Wang, J., Zhang, R. and Huang, R*. (2012). The ethylene response factor AtERF98 enhances tolerance to salt through the transcriptional activation of ascorbic acid synthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant J 71(2): 273-287.
  4. Wang, Y., Wan, L., Zhang, L., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Quan, R., Zhou, S. and Huang, R*. (2012). An ethylene response factor OsWR1 responsive to drought stress transcriptionally activates wax synthesis related genes and increases wax production in rice. Plant Mol Biol 78(3): 275-288.
  5. Li, Z., Zhang, L., Yu, Y., Quan, R., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H. and Huang, R*. (2011). The ethylene response factor AtERF11 that is transcriptionally modulated by the bZIP transcription factor HY5 is a crucial repressor for ethylene biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant J 68(1): 88-99.
  6. Wan, L., Zhang, J., Zhang, H., Zhang, Z., Quan, R., Zhou, S. and Huang, R*. (2011). Transcriptional activation of OsDERF1 in OsERF3 and OsAP2-39 negatively modulates ethylene synthesis and drought tolerance in rice. PLoS ONE 6(9): e25216.
  7. Zhang, L., Li, Z., Quan, R., Li, G., Wang, R. and Huang, R*. (2011). An AP2 domain-containing gene, ESE1, targeted by the ethylene signaling component EIN3 is important for the salt response in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 157(2): 854-865.
  8. Quan, R., Hu, S., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H. and Huang, R*. (2010). Overexpression of an ERF transcription factor TSRF1 improves rice drought tolerance. Plant Biotechnol J 8(4): 476-488.
  9. Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Quan, R., Wang, X. C. and Huang, R*. (2009). Transcriptional regulation of the ethylene response factor LeERF2 in the expression of ethylene biosynthesis genes controls ethylene production in tomato and tobacco. Plant Physiol 150(1): 365-377.
  10. Wu, L., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., Wang, X. C. and Huang, R*. (2008). Transcriptional modulation of ethylene response factor protein JERF3 in the oxidative stress response enhances tolerance of tobacco seedlings to salt, drought, and freezing. Plant Physiol 148(4): 1953-1963.

    *corresponding author.
Protocols by Rongfeng Huang
  1. Analysis of Malondialdehyde, Chlorophyll Proline, Soluble Sugar, and Glutathione Content in Arabidopsis seedling