Ning Liu
  • Faculty, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research fields
  • Plant Science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Genetics, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007

Current position

Research Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA


  1. Liu, N., Ding, Y., Fromm, M. and Avramova, Z. (2014). Different gene-specific mechanisms determine the 'revised-response' memory transcription patterns of a subset of A. thaliana dehydration stress responding genes. Nucleic Acids Res 42(9): 5556-5566.
  2. Liu, N., Fromm, M. and Avramova, Z. (2014). H3K27me3 and H3K4me3 chromatin environment at super-induced dehydration stress memory genes of Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant 7(3): 502-513.
  3. Liu, N., Wu, S., Van Houten, J., Wang, Y., Ding, B., Fei, Z., Clarke, T. H., Reed, J. W. and van der Knaap, E. (2014). Down-regulation of AUXIN RESPONSE FACTORS 6 and 8 by microRNA 167 leads to floral development defects and female sterility in tomato. J Exp Bot 65(9): 2507-2520.
  4. Ding, Y.*, Liu, N.*, Virlouvet, L., Riethoven, J. J., Fromm, M. and Avramova, Z. (2013). Four distinct types of dehydration stress memory genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biol 13: 229. (*Equal contributors)
  5. Wang, L. L., Chen, A. P., Zhong, N. Q., Liu, N., Wu, X. M., Wang, F., Yang, C. L., Romero, M. F. and Xia, G. X. (2014). The Thellungiella salsuginea tonoplast aquaporin TsTIP1;2 functions in protection against multiple abiotic stresses. Plant Cell Physiol 55(1): 148-161.
  6. Liu, N., Sliwinski, M. K., Correa, R. and Baum, D. A. (2011). Possible contributions of TERMINAL FLOWER 1 to the evolution of rosette flowering in Leavenworthia (Brassicaceae). New Phytol 189(2): 616-628.
  7. Liu, N., Zhong, N. Q., Wang, G. L., Li, L. J., Liu, X. L., He, Y. K. and Xia, G. X. (2007). Cloning and functional characterization of PpDBF1 gene encoding a DRE-binding transcription factor from Physcomitrella patens. Planta 226(4): 827-838.
  8. Liu, N., Chen, A. P., Zhong, N. Q., Wang, F., Wang, H. Y. and Xia, G. X. (2007). Functional screening of salt stress‐related genes from Thellungiella halophila using fission yeast system. Physiologia Plantarum 129(4): 671-678.
  9. Liu, N., Yang, Y. T., Liu, H. H., Yang, G. D., Zhang, N. H. and Zheng, C. C. (2004). NTZIP antisense plants show reduced chlorophyll levels. Plant Physiol Biochem 42(4): 321-327.
  10. Ding, Y., Virlouvet, L., Liu, N., Riethoven, J. J., Fromm, M. and Avramova, Z. (2014). Dehydration stress memory genes of Zea mays; comparison with Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biol 14: 141.
  11. Chen, A. P., Wang, G. L., Qu, Z. L., Lu, C. X., Liu, N., Wang, F. and Xia, G. X. (2007). Ectopic expression of ThCYP1, a stress-responsive cyclophilin gene from Thellungiella halophila, confers salt tolerance in fission yeast and tobacco cells. Plant Cell Rep 26(2): 237-245.
  12. Chen, A. P., Zhong, N. Q., Qu, Z. L., Wang, F., Liu, N. and Xia, G. X. (2007). Root and vascular tissue-specific expression of glycine-rich protein AtGRP9 and its interaction with AtCAD5, a cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase, in Arabidopsis thaliana. J Plant Res 120(2): 337-343.
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