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XU Peng
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88 Xuefu Road, Kunming, 650223, Yunnan, China


  Sex: Male  

  Birth Date: July 9, 1976  

  Birth Place: Guangnan, Yunnan Province  



  9/2004- 6/2006, M. Sc. in Crop genetics and breeding, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China (Adviser: Prof. Guiquan Zhang)   

  1995-1999, B. Sc. in Agronomy, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming, China   


  Other training  

  05/2010 -07/2010 Training on "Genetic mapping of a resistance gene to blast disease". 

        Centre de Coope′ration Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le De′veloppement (CIRAD), UMR BGPI, Montpellier, France  

  06/2005-09/2005 Training on "Characterization of the resistance to the blast of rice lines". 

                        Centre de Coope′ration Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le De′veloppement (CIRAD), UMR BGPI, Montpellier, France  

  05/2001-06/2001 Visiting Researcher, Centro internacional de Agricaltura Tropical (CIAT), Colombia   


  Positions held  

  06/2016- Present, XTBG Associate Professor  

  08/2014- 05/2016, Institute of Food Crops, Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Science (YAAS), Professor  

  08/2006-07/2014, Institute of Food Crops, YAAS Associate Professor  

  08/2004-07/2006, Institute of Food Crops, YAAS Assistant Researcher  

  08/2004-07/1999, Institute of Food Crops, YAAS Research Intern  



  Crop Genetics and breeding  


  Research interest    

  1、 Genetic dissection on aerobic adaptation of upland rice for improving drought resistance and terrestrial adaptation in rice breeding  

  2、 Gene-mining from wild species and landraces for rice improvement  



  Total four awards from Yunnan Provincial Government and one award from Hubei Provincial Government for scientific contributions received.  





1.Yang Y, Zhang Y, Li J, Xu P, Wu ZJ, Deng XN, Pu QH, Lv YG, Elgamal W, Maniruzzaman S et al: Three QTL from Oryza meridionalis Could Improve Panicle Architecture in Asian Cultivated Rice. Rice 2023, 16(1). 

2.Pang ZQ, Mao XY, Zhou SQ, Yu S, Liu GZ, Lu CK, Wan JP, Hu LF, Xu P: Microbiota-mediated nitrogen fixation and microhabitat homeostasis in aerial root-mucilage. Microbiome 2023, 11(1). 

3.Zou CM, Lu TQ, Wang RT, Xu P, Jing YF, Wang RL, Xu J, Wan JP: Comparative physiological and metabolomic analyses reveal that Fe3O4 and ZnO nanoparticles alleviate Cd toxicity in tobacco. J Nanobiotechnol 2022, 20(1). 

4.Zhang Y, Zhou JW, Xu P, Li J, Deng XN, Deng W, Yang Y, Yu YQ, Pu QH, Tao DY: A Genetic Resource for Rice Improvement: Introgression Library of Agronomic Traits for All AA Genome Oryza Species. Frontiers in Plant Science 2022, 13. 

5.Zhang X, Chang GM, Wu ZH, Wan JP, Yang J, Wang FJ, Wang F, Yu DQ, Xu P: Identification and fine mapping of rtms1-D, a gene responsible for reverse thermosensitive genic male sterility from Diannong S-1X. Plant Diversity 2022, 44(2):213-221. 

6.Wu ZH, Zhang X, Chang GM, Yang J, Wan JP, Wang FJ, Tao DY, Zhou JW, Shang LG, Xu P et al: Natural alleles of a uridine 5MODIFIER LETTER PRIME-diphospho-glucosyltransferase gene responsible for differential endosperm development between upland rice and paddy rice. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 2022, 64(1):135-148. 

7.Wang FJ, Lu CK, Wan JP, Yang J, Liu L, Zhang FF, Wu ZH, Zhang X, Chang GM, Yu DQ et al: Genetic Dissection of Stem Branch Trait and Envisioning of Fixing Heterosis by Vegetative Reproduction in Oryza rufipogon. Agronomy-Basel 2022, 12(7). 

8.Peng F, Li CY, Lu CK, Li Y, Xu P, Liang G: IRONMAN peptide interacts with OsHRZ1 and OsHRZ2 to maintain Fe homeostasis in rice. Journal of Experimental Botany 2022, 73(18):6463-6474. 

9.Pang ZQ, Mao XY, Xia Y, Xiao JX, Wang XN, Xu P, Liu GZ: Multiomics Reveals the Effect of Root Rot on Polygonati Rhizome and Identifies Pathogens and Biocontrol Strain. Microbiol Spectr 2022, 10(2). 

10.Li HR, Shi HD, Xu P, Yu DQ: Metabolomics and microbiome reveal potential root microbiota affecting the alkaloidal metabolome in Aconitum vilmorinianum Kom. BMC Microbiol 2022, 22(1). 

11.Li CY, Li Y, Xu P, Liang G: OsIRO3 negatively regulates Fe homeostasis by repressing the expression of OsIRO2. Plant Journal 2022, 111(4):966-978. 

12.Zhang HM, Li Y, Pu MN, Xu P, Liang G, Yu DQ: Oryza sativa POSITIVE REGULATOR OF IRON DEFICIENCY RESPONSE 2 (OsPRI2) and OsPRI3 are involved in the maintenance of Fe homeostasis. Plant Cell and Environment 2020, 43(1):261-274. 

13.Yang J, Xu P, Yu DQ: Genome-Wide Identification and Characterization of the SHI-Related Sequence Gene Family in Rice. Evol Bioinform 2020, 16. 

14.Yang J, Wang F, Tao DY, Zhou JW, Xu P, Yu DQ: Characterization of genes responsive to aerobic conditions by transcriptomic and genomic analyses of upland rice. Plant Growth Regulation 2020, 91(2):289-303. 

15.Xu P, Yang J, Ma ZB, Yu DQ, Zhou JW, Tao DY, Li ZC: Identification and Validation of Aerobic Adaptation QTLs in Upland Rice. Life-Basel 2020, 10(5). 

16.Wu FL, Yang J, Yu DQ, Xu P: Identification and Validation a Major QTL from "Sea Rice 86" Seedlings Conferred Salt Tolerance. Agronomy-Basel 2020, 10(3). 

17.Wang MM, Yang J, Wan JP, Tao DY, Zhou JW, Yu DQ, Xu P: A hybrid sterile locus leads to the linkage drag of interspecific hybrid progenies. Plant Diversity 2020, 42(5):370-375. 

18.Pang ZQ, Zhao Y, Xu P, Yu DQ: Microbial Diversity of Upland Rice Roots and Their Influence on Rice Growth and Drought Tolerance. Microorganisms 2020, 8(9). 

19.Pang ZQ, Xu P, Yu DQ: Environmental adaptation of the root microbiome in two rice ecotypes. Microbiological Research 2020, 241. 

20.Liang G, Zhang HM, Li Y, Pu MN, Yang YJ, Li CY, Lu CK, Xu P, Yu DQ: Oryza sativa FER-LIKE FE DEFICIENCY-INDUCED TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR (OsFIT/OsbHLH156) interacts with OsIRO2 to regulate iron homeostasis. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 2020, 62(5):668-689. 

21.Dong LY, Liu SF, Kyaing MS, Xu P, Tharreau D, Deng W, Li XD, Bi YQ, Zeng L, Li J et al: Identification and Fine Mapping ofPi69(t), a New Gene Conferring Broad-Spectrum Resistance AgainstMagnaporthe oryzaeFromOryza glaberrimaSteud. Frontiers in Plant Science 2020, 11. 

22.Xie YY, Tang JT, Xie XR, Li XJ, Huang JL, Fei Y, Han JL, Chen SF, Tang HW, Zhao XC et al: An asymmetric allelic interaction drives allele transmission bias in interspecific rice hybrids. Nature Communications 2019, 10. 

23.Zhang Y, Zhou JW, Li J, Yang Y, Xu P, Tao DY: Mapping of S56(t) responsible for interspecific hybrid sterility between Oryza sativa and Oryza glumaepatula. Breed Sci 2018, 68(2):242-247. 

24.Chen XQ, Xu P, Zhou JW, Tao DY, Yu DQ: Mapping and breeding value evaluation of a semi-dominant semi-dwarf gene in upland rice. Plant Diversity 2018, 40(5):238-244. 

25.Xie YY, Xu P, Huang JL, Ma SJ, Xie XR, Tao DY, Chen LT, Liu YG: Interspecific Hybrid Sterility in Rice Is Mediated by OgTPR1 at the S1 Locus Encoding a Peptidase-like Protein. Molecular Plant 2017, 10(8):1137-1140. 

26.Dong LY, Liu SF, Xu P, Deng W, Li XD, Tharreau D, Li J, Zhou JW, Wang Q, Tao DY et al: Fine mapping of Pi57(t) conferring broad spectrum resistance against Magnaporthe oryzae in introgression line IL-E1454 derived from Oryza longistaminata. Plos One 2017, 12(10). 

27.Yang Y, Zhou JW, Li J, Xu P, Zhang Y, Tao DY: Mapping QTLs for hybrid sterility in three AA genome wild species of Oryza. Breed Sci 2016, 66(3):367-371. 

28.Zhang Y, Zhou JW, Yang Y, Li J, Xu P, Deng XN, Deng W, Wu ZJ, Tao DY: A novel gene responsible for erect panicle from Oryza glumaepatula. Euphytica 2015, 205(3):739-745. 

29.Xu P, Dong LY, Zhou JW, Li J, Zhang Y, Hu FY, Liu SF, Wang Q, Deng W, Deng XN et al: Identification and mapping of a novel blast resistance gene Pi57(t) in Oryza longistaminata. Euphytica 2015, 205(1):95-102. 

30.Zhao JY, Li J, Xu P, Zhou JW, Hu FY, Deng XN, Deng W, Tao DY: A new gene controlling hybrid sterility between Oryza sativa and Oryza longistaminata. Euphytica 2012, 187(3):339-344. 

31.Saleh D, Xu P, Shen Y, Li CG, Adreit H, Milazzo J, Ravigne V, Bazin E, Notteghem JL, Fournier E et al: Sex at the origin: an Asian population of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae reproduces sexually. Molecular Ecology 2012, 21(6):1330-1344. 

32.Tao DY, Xu P, Zhou JW, Deng XN, Li J, Deng W, Yang JY, Yang GF, Li Q, Hu FY: Cytoplasm affects grain weight and filled-grain ratio in indica rice. BMC Genet 2011, 12. 

33.Zhou JW, Xu P, Deng XN, Li J, Hu FY, Ren GY, Zhang Z, Luan YH, Deng W, Zhao ZG et al: Genetic dissection of a chromosomal region conferring hybrid sterility using multi-donors from Oryza glaberrima. Euphytica 2010, 175(3):395-407. 

34.Wang HY, Pandey S, Hu FY, Xu P, Zhou JW, Li J, Deng XN, Feng L, Wen L, Li JA et al: Farmers' Adoption of Improved Upland Rice Technologies for Sustainable Mountain Development in Southern Yunnan. Mountain Research and Development 2010, 30(4):373-380. 

35.Chen ZW, Hu FY, Xu P, Li J, Deng XN, Zhou JW, Li F, Chen SN, Tao DY: QTL analysis for hybrid sterility and plant height in interspecific populations derived from a wild rice relative, Oryza longistaminata. Breed Sci 2009, 59(4):441-445. 

36.Zhang FD, Li TL, Shan QL, Guo YQ, Xu P, Hu FY, Tao DY: Weed-suppression ability of Oryza longistaminata and Oryza sativa. Allelopathy Journal 2008, 22(2):345-351. 

37.Li J, Xu P, Deng XN, Zhou JW, Hu FY, Wan JM, Tao DY: Identification of four genes for stable hybrid sterility and an epistatic QTL from a cross between Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima. Euphytica 2008, 164(3):699-708. 

38.Hu FY, Xu P, Deng XN, Zhou JW, Li J, Tao DY: Molecular mapping of a pollen killer gene S29(t) in Oryza Glaberrima and co-linear analysis with S22 in O-Glumaepatula. Euphytica 2006, 151(3):273-278. 



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