Barbara Baker Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, Plant Gene Expression Center, University of California, USA
1 protocol
Cindy Cooke Carnegie Institution for Science
11 protocols

Samik Bhattacharya Osnabrueck University
49 protocols

Tie Liu Stanford University
153 protocols

Tzvetina Brumbarova Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
7 protocols

Feng Li
  • Huazhong Agricultural University
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of California Riverside, 2006

Current position

Professor, College of Horticulture and forestry sciences, Hua Zhong Agriculture University, Wuhan, China, Jan 2013- present. Lab webpage:

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Li, F., Pignatta, D., Bendix, C., Brunkard, J. O., Cohn, M. M., Tung, J., Sun, H., Kumar, P. and Baker, B. (2012). MicroRNA regulation of plant innate immune receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(5): 1790-1795.
  2. Li, F.*, Orban, R. and Baker, B.* (2012). SoMART: a web server for plant miRNA, tasiRNA and target gene analysis. The Plant Journal 70(5): 891-901. (*Co-corresponding author)
  3. Kuang, H.*, Padmanabhan, C.*, Li, F.*, Kamei, A., Bhaskar, P. B., Ouyang, S., Jiang, J., Buell, C. R. and Baker, B. (2009). Identification of miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) and biogenesis of their siRNAs in the Solanaceae: new functional implications for MITEs. Genome Research 19(1): 42-56. (*Equal contribution)
  4. Aliyari, R., Wu, Q., Li, H. W., Wang, X. H., Li, F., Green, L. D., Han, C. S., Li, W. X. and Ding, S. W. (2008). Mechanism of induction and suppression of antiviral immunity directed by virus-derived small RNAs in Drosophila. Cell Host Microbe 4(4): 387-397.
  5. Diaz-Pendon, J. A., Li, F., Li, W.-X. and Ding, S.-W. (2007). Suppression of antiviral silencing by cucumber mosaic virus 2b protein in Arabidopsis is associated with drastically reduced accumulation of three classes of viral small interfering RNAs. The Plant Cell Online 19(6): 2053-2063.
  6. Li, F. and Ding, S. W. (2006). Virus counterdefense: diverse strategies for evading the RNA-silencing immunity. Annu Rev Microbiol 60: 503-531.
  7. Lu, R., Maduro, M., Li, F., Li, H. W., Broitman-Maduro, G., Li, W. X. and Ding, S. W. (2005). Animal virus replication and RNAi-mediated antiviral silencing in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nature 436(7053): 1040-1043.
  8. Khaled, A., Guo, S., Li, F. and Guo, P. (2005). Controllable self-assembly of nanoparticles for specific delivery of multiple therapeutic molecules to cancer cells using RNA nanotechnology. Nano Lett 5(9): 1797-1808.
1 Protocol published
Preparation of cDNA Library for dRNA-seq
Authors:  Feng Li and Barbara Baker, date: 12/05/2012, view: 6780, Q&A: 0
microRNAs (miRNAs) are ubiquitous regulators of gene expression in eukaryotic organisms, which guide Argonaute proteins (AGO) to cleave target mRNA or inhibit its translation based on sequence complementarity. In plants, miRNA directed cleavage ...
7 Protocols reviewed
Ribosomal RNA N-glycosylase Activity Assay of Ribosome-inactivating Proteins
Authors:  Rosario Iglesias, Lucía Citores and José M. Ferreras, date: 03/20/2017, view: 2430, Q&A: 0
Ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) are enzymes that irreversibly inactivate ribosomes as a consequence of their N-glycosylase (EC activity. The enzyme cleaves the N-glycosidic bond between the adenine No. 4324 from the 28S rRNA and its ...
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ACE-score-based Analysis of Temporal miRNA Targetomes During Human Cytomegalovirus Infection Using AGO-CLIP-seq
Authors:  Sungchul Kim and Kwangseog Ahn, date: 04/20/2016, view: 3179, Q&A: 0
Although temporal regulation of gene expression during the course of infection is known to be critical for determining the outcome of host-virus interactions, systematic temporal analysis of the miRNA targetomes during productive viral infection has ...
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6 Protocols edited
Rice Black-streaked Dwarf Virus Preparation and Infection on Rice
Authors:  Zongtao Sun, Hehong Zhang, Kaili Xie, Xiaoxiang Tan, Hengmu Zhang and Jianping Chen, date: 12/20/2017, view: 344, Q&A: 0
Rice black-streaked dwarf virus (RBSDV), a member of genus Fijivirus in the family Reoviridae, infects rice, maize, barley and wheat, and can seriously affect crop yields. RBSDV is transmitted by the small brown planthopper ( ...
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Virus-based MicroRNA Silencing
Authors:  Jinping Zhao and Yule Liu, date: 01/20/2016, view: 3020, Q&A: 0
Virus-based microRNA silencing (VbMS) is a viable and prompt method to screen and characterize the function of microRNAs (miRNAs) in plants. The Tobacco rattle virus (TRV)-based VbMS method was originally developed by the Yule Liu's group ...
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