Laigeng Li
  • The State Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, China
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Genetics, Michigan Technological University, USA, 1997

Current position

Deputy Director and Professor, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai, China

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Publications (since 2005)

  1. Yu, L., Sun, J. and Li, L. (2013). PtrCel9A6, an endo-1,4-beta-glucanase, is required for cell wall formation during xylem differentiation in Populus. Mol Plant.
  2. Xu, P., Kong, Y., Li, X. and Li, L. (2013). Identification of molecular processes needed for vascular formation through transcriptome analysis of different vascular systems. BMC Genomics 14: 217.
  3. Liu, C., Xiao, L., Jiang, J., Wang, W., Gu, F., Song, D., Yi, Z., Jin, Y. and Li, L. (2013). Biomass properties from different Miscanthus species. Food and Energy Security.
  4. Zhao, Y., Song, D., Sun, J. and Li, L. (2013). Populus endo-beta-mannanase PtrMAN6 plays a role in coordinating cell wall remodeling with suppression of secondary wall thickening through generation of oligosaccharide signals. Plant J 74(3): 473-485.
  5. Zhu, Y., Song, D., Sun, J., Wang, X. and Li, L. (2013). PtrHB7, a class III HD-Zip Gene, Plays a Critical Role in Regulation of Vascular Cambium Differentiation in Populus. Mol Plant 6(4): 1331-1343.
  6. Zhu, Y., Yu, L., Wang, X. and Li, L. ( 2013). HD-Zip III transcription factor and cell differentiation in plant. Chinese Bulletin of Botany 48 (2): 199-209.
  7. Zhao, Y. and Li, L. (2011). Plant Cell Wall Loosening Factors. Plant Physiol J 47(10):925-935.
  8. Gui, J., Shen, J. and Li, L. (2011). Functional characterization of evolutionarily divergent 4-coumarate:coenzyme a ligases in rice. Plant Physiol 157(2): 574-586.
  9. Song, D., Xi, W., Shen, J., Bi, T. and Li, L. (2011). Characterization of the plasma membrane proteins and receptor-like kinases associated with secondary vascular differentiation in poplar. Plant Mol Biol 76(1-2): 97-115.
  10. Hou, S. and Li, L. (2011). Rapid characterization of woody biomass digestibility and chemical composition using near-infrared spectroscopy. J Integr Plant Biol 53(2): 166-175.
  11. Lu, S., Li, L. and Zhou, G. (2010). Genetic modification of wood quality for second-generation biofuel production. GM Crops 1(4): 230-236.
  12. Horvath, B., Peszlen, I., Peralta, P., Horvath. L, Kasal, B., & Li, L. (2010). Elastic Modulus Determination of Transgenic Aspen Trees Using a Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer in Static Bending Mode. Forest Products Journal 60(3): 296-300.
  13. Song, D., Shen, J. and Li, L. (2010). Characterization of cellulose synthase complexes in Populus xylem differentiation. New Phytol 187(3): 777-790.
  14. Song, D.L., Shen, J. H., and Li, L. (2010). Regulation of Plant Vascular System Formation. Plant Physiol. Com. 46:411-422.
  15. Horvath, B., Peralta, P., Peszlen, I., Divos, F., Kasal, B., & Li, L. (2010). Elastic Modulus of Transgenic Aspen. Wood Research 55(1): 1-10.
  16. Horvath, B., Peszlen, I., Peralta, P., Kasal, B. and Li, L. (2010). Effect of lignin genetic modification on wood anatomy of aspen trees. IAWA journal 31(1): 29-38.
  17. Shen, J. H., Song, D.L., Zhao, Y.J. and Li, L. (2010). Eucalyptus Genomics and Functional Genomics. Plant Physiol. Com. 46:94-100.
  18. Suzuki, S., Sakakibara, N., Li, L., Umezawa, T. and Chiang, V. L. (2010). Profiling of phenylpropanoid monomers in developing xylem tissue of transgenic aspen (Populus tremuloides). Journal of wood science 56(1): 71-76.
  19. Lu, S., Li, L., Yi, X., Joshi, C. P. and Chiang, V. L. (2008). Differential expression of three eucalyptus secondary cell wall-related cellulose synthase genes in response to tension stress. J Exp Bot 59(3): 681-695.
  20. Song, D.L., Shen, J. H. and Li, L. (2008). Cellulose Synthesis in the Cell Wall of Higher Plants. Plant Physiol. Com. 44:791-796.
  21. Nakatsubo, T., Ia, L., Hattori, T., Lu, S., Sakakibara, N., Chiang, V. L., Shimada, M., Suzuki, S. and Umezawa, T. (2007). Roles of 5-hydroxyconiferylaldehyde and caffeoyl CoA O-methyltransferases in monolignol biosynthesis in Carthamus tinctorius. Cellulose Chemistry & Technology 41(9): 511-520.
  22. Kasal, B., Peszlen, I., Peralta, P. and Li, L. (2007). Preliminary tests to evaluate the mechanical properties of young trees with small diameter. Holzforschung 61(4): 390-393.
  23. Hancock, J. E., Loya, W. M., Giardina, C. P., Li, L., Chiang, V. L. and Pregitzer, K. S. (2007). Plant growth, biomass partitioning and soil carbon formation in response to altered lignin biosynthesis in Populus tremuloides. New Phytol 173(4): 732-742.
  24. Suzuki, S., Li, L., Sun, Y. H. and Chiang, V. L. (2006). The cellulose synthase gene superfamily and biochemical functions of xylem-specific cellulose synthase-like genes in Populus trichocarpa. Plant Physiol 142(3): 1233-1245.
  25. Li, L., Lu, S. and Chiang, V. (2006). A genomic and molecular view of wood formation. Critical reviews in plant sciences 25(3): 215-233.
  26. Lu, S., Zhou, Y., Li, L. and Chiang, V. L. (2006). Distinct roles of cinnamate 4-hydroxylase genes in Populus. Plant Cell Physiol 47(7): 905-914.
  27. Yamada, T., Yeh, T.F., Chang, H-M., Li, L., Kadla, J.F., and Chiang, V.L. (2006). Rapid analysis of transgenic trees using transmittance near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR). Holzforschung 60(1): 24-28.
  28. Lu, S., Sun, Y. H., Shi, R., Clark, C., Li, L. and Chiang, V. L. (2005). Novel and mechanical stress-responsive MicroRNAs in Populus trichocarpa that are absent from Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 17(8): 2186-2203.
  29. Li, L., Cheng, X., Lu, S., Nakatsubo, T., Umezawa, T. and Chiang, V. L. (2005). Clarification of cinnamoyl co-enzyme A reductase catalysis in monolignol biosynthesis of Aspen. Plant Cell Physiol 46(7): 1073-1082.
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