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Biography of Jinxiang WANG


Dr.Jinxiang Wang is an Professor of the Root Biology Center and Laboratory of Plant Nutrition at the College of Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, China. He received his Ph.D. in plant physiology from South China Normal University in 2002.In addition he was a postdoctoral fellow as a DAAD scholarship holder in University of Kiel during 2002-2003 and a postdoctoral fellow in South China Agricultural University during 2002-2004.His research interests is the interactions between phytohormones and nutrients on root growth and development, mechanisms underlying soybean responses to nutrient stress especially phosphorus deficiency at physiological and molecular level. Dr. Wang has been founded by 3 NSFC grants and other grants,  and published over 30 articles in international and national journals.

Current Title and Address

Ph. D, Associate Professor of Plant Nutrition, affiliated with College of Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China.


Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, South China Normal University , 2002, Advisors: Prof. Ruichi Pan
M.S. in Plant Physiology, Hunan Normal University,1999,  Advisor: Prof. Liangbi Chen

Working Experience

2004-present, Associate Professor, South China Agricultural University

Feb. 2015- Feb. 2016, CSC scholar,  Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Feb. 2014-April 2014, Visiting scientist, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Nov. 2002-Dec. 2003, DAAD Scholar, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Jul.2002-June.2004, Postdoctor, College of Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University

Research interests

Plant Molecular Nutrition, Root Biology

Main Research Grants and Fellowship

Plants are sessile, accordingly plants have evolved a series of physiological and biochemical mechanisms to cope with biotic and abiotic stresses. Phospharus, a essential macronutrient, is crucial for plant growth and development. Phosphate (Pi) deficiency thus decreases soybean yield and quality. Unfortunately the underlying physiological and and molecular mechanisms of soybean to low Pi are poorly understood. Hence my long-running research interests are (1)  the functions of soybean low Pi-responsive microRNAs, (2) underlying mechanisms of plants in response to nutrient stresses such as Pi and potassium deficiency, especially at the epigenetic level; (3) the functions of crucial soybean genes that are responsible for important agronomic traits. Recent years, I was granted by Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC),  Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, and the basic key project of China (973 project) and so on. I have published over 30 papers in BMC genomics, IJMS, Annals of Botany, Plant J, Planta, Plant Physiology Communications, and Journal of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer.


  1. Molecular mechanisms of soybean in response to low phosphate regulated by miR159e-3p (NSFC No. 31572184), 2016-2019
  2. Deciphering the molecular networks of lateral root development and drought responses regulated by soybean WNK1 (NSFC no. 31071848),  2011-2013.
  3. Study on the involvement of nitric oxide in primary root growth under low phosphorus conditions (NSFC No. 30600380), 2007-2009
  4. Mechanism of promotion of ethylene on adventitious rooting in soybean (A grant from Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province), 2005-2007
  5. Cloning and functional analysis of ACC synthase and ACC oxidase of soybean( A start-up grant  from South China Agricultural Univerisity, 2005-2007

Selected Publications 

  1. Peng SN, Tao P,  Xu F,  Wu AP, Huo WG, Wang JX*. 2016.Functional characterization of soybean  Glyma04g39610 as a brassinosteroid receptor  gene and evolutionary analysis of soybean  brassinosteroid receptors . Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 897; doi:10.3390/ijms17060897.1.
  2. Liu KD*, Wang JX, Li HL, Zhong JD,  Feng SX, Pan YL, Yuan CC*. 2016. Identification, Expression and IAA-Amide Synthetase Activity Analysis of Gretchen Hagen 3 in Papaya Fruit (Carica papaya L.) during Postharvest Process. Frontiers in Plant Science, 01555.
  3. Zhang H, Xu R, Xie C, Huang C, Liao H, Xu  Y, Wang JX*, Li WX*. 2015. Large-Scale Evaluation of Maize  Germplasm for Low-Phosphorus Tolerance. PloS  ONE 10(5): e0124212.
  4. Wu AP, Gong L, Chen X, Wang JX*. 2014. Interactions between nitric oxide, gibberellic acid, and phosphorus regulate primary root growth in Arabidopsis. Biologia Plantarum (2): 335-340.
  5. Liang CY, Wang JX, Zhao J, Tian J, Liao H*. 2014. Control of phosphate homeostasis through gene regulation in crops. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 21:59-66.
  6. Xu F, Liu Q, Chen L, Kuang J, Walk T, Wang JX*, Liao H. 2013. Genome-wide identification of soybean microRNAs and their targets reveals their organ-specificity and responses to phosphate starvation. BMC Genomics. 14(1):66.
  7. Liu Q, Zhou GQ, Xu F, Yan XL,  Liao H, Wang JX*. 2013. The involvement of auxin in root architecture plasticity to heterogeneous phosphorus availability in Arabidopsis. Biologia Plantarum, (4): 739-748.
  8. Zhang BG, Liu KD, Zheng Yan, Wang YX, Liao H, Wang JX*. 2013. Disruption of AtWNK8 enhances tolerance of Arabidopsis to salt and osmotic stress via modulation of proline content and activity of catalase and peroxidase. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14(4), 7032-7047.
  9. Zheng Y,  Huang YY, Xiang WH, Wang JX* , Liao H. 2012. Identification and expression analysis of the Glycine max CYP707A gene family in response to drought and salt stresses. Annals of Botany 110: 743–756.
  10. Zhang BG, Chen QX, Wang JX ,Yang Q ,Cao J, He XZ. 2011. Effect of different pH-regulating acids on root morphology and yield of lettuce in floating transplant system. Agricultural Science & Technology, 12(7): 985 -989.
  11. Huang LX, Yang SG, Zhang SC, Liu M, Lai JB, Qi YL, Shi YF, Wang JX, Wang YQ , Xie Q, Yang CW. 2009.  The Arabidopsis SUMO E3 ligase AtMMS21, a homologue of   NSE2/MMS21, regulates cell proliferation in the root . The Plant Journal, 60:666–678.
  12. Wang JX. Pan RC. 2006. Effect of ethylene on adventitious root formation. In:Ethylene action in Plants. Nafees A. Khan (ed.) ,69-77. Springer Press.
  13. Steffens B, Wang JX, Sauter M*. 2006. Interactions between ethylene,gibberellin and abscisic  acid regulate emergence and growth rate of adventitious roots in deepwater rice. Planta, 223: 604–612.

Contact at:

Dr. Jinxiang Wang

College of Agriculture

South China Agricultural University

Guangzhou 510642, P. R. China

Tel.: 86-20-85280156

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