Meizhong Luo
  • National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Research fields
  • Molecular biology
Personal information


Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Pavia University, Pavia, Italy, 1995

Current position

Professor, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement and College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China


  1. Wang, Y., Zeng, H., Zhou, X., Huang, F., Peng, W., Liu, L., Xiong, W., Shi, X. and Luo, M.* (2015). Transformation of rice with large maize genomic DNA fragments containing high content repetitive sequences. Plant Cell Rep. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Wang, Y., Peng, W., Zhou, X., Huang, F., Shao, L. and Luo, M.* (2014). The putative Agrobacterium transcriptional activator-like virulence protein VirD5 may target T-complex to prevent the degradation of coat proteins in the plant cell nucleus. New Phytol 203(4): 1266-1281.
  3. Wang, X., Kudrna, D. A., Pan, Y., Wang, H., Liu, L., Lin, H., Zhang, J., Song, X., Goicoechea, J. L., Wing, R. A., Zhang, Q. and Luo, M.* (2014). Global genomic diversity of Oryza sativa varieties revealed by comparative physical mapping. Genetics 196(4): 937-949.
  4. Pan, Y., Deng, Y., Lin, H., Kudrna, D. A., Wing, R. A., Li, L., Zhang, Q. and Luo, M.* (2014). Comparative BAC-based physical mapping of Oryza sativa ssp. indica var. 93-11 and evaluation of the two rice reference sequence assemblies. Plant J 77(5): 795-805.
  5. Deng, Y., Pan, Y. and Luo, M.* (2014). Detection and correction of assembly errors of rice Nipponbare reference sequence. Plant Biol (Stuttg) 16(3): 643-650.
  6. Wang, X., Liu, Q., Wang, H., Luo, C. X., Wang, G. and Luo, M.* (2013). A BAC based physical map and genome survey of the rice false smut fungus Villosiclava virens. BMC Genomics 14: 883.
  7. Qiao, J., Li, J., Chu, W. and Luo, M.* (2013). PRDA1, a novel chloroplast nucleoid protein, is required for early chloroplast development and is involved in the regulation of plastid gene expression in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Physiol 54(12): 2071-2084.
  8. Wang, C., Shi, X., Liu, L., Li, H., Ammiraju, J. S., Kudrna, D. A., Xiong, W., Wang, H., Dai, Z., Zheng, Y., Lai, J., Jin, W., Messing, J., Bennetzen, J. L., Wing, R. A. and Luo, M.* (2013). Genomic resources for gene discovery, functional genome annotation, and evolutionary studies of maize and its close relatives. Genetics 195(3): 723-737.
  9. Xu, J., Xiong, W., Cao, B., Yan, T., Luo, T., Fan, T. and Luo, M.* (2013). Molecular characterization and functional analysis of "fruit-weight 2.2-like" gene family in rice. Planta 238(4): 643-655.
  10. Luo, T., Luo, S., Araujo, W. L., Schlicke, H., Rothbart, M., Yu, J., Fan, T., Fernie, A. R., Grimm, B.* and Luo, M.* (2013). Virus-induced gene silencing of pea CHLI and CHLD affects tetrapyrrole biosynthesis, chloroplast development and the primary metabolic network. Plant Physiol Biochem 65: 17-26.
  11. Luo, T., Fan, T., Liu, Y., Rothbart, M., Yu, J., Zhou, S., Grimm, B. and Luo, M.* (2012). Thioredoxin redox regulates ATPase activity of magnesium chelatase CHLI subunit and modulates redox-mediated signaling in tetrapyrrole biosynthesis and homeostasis of reactive oxygen species in pea plants. Plant Physiol 159(1): 118-130.
  12. Zhou, S., Sawicki, A., Willows, R. D. and Luo, M.* (2012). C-terminal residues of oryza sativa GUN4 are required for the activation of the ChlH subunit of magnesium chelatase in chlorophyll synthesis. FEBS Lett 586(3): 205-210.
  13. Lin, H., Xia, P., R, A. W., Zhang, Q. and Luo, M.* (2012). Dynamic intra-japonica subspecies variation and resource application. Mol Plant 5(1): 218-230.
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