Location: Home > Scientist > Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff
YANG Yunqiang
Academic title:
Assocaite Professor
Postal Code:
Subject categories:
Mailing Address:
XTBG, Menglun, Mengla, 666303, Yunnan, China



Ph. D.: 09. 2010 - 06. 2014, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China 


09.2022 - present: Associate Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS 

01.2011 - 09.2022: Associate Professor, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China 

07.2014 - 12.2020: Research Associate, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China 

Research interest     

Genome evolution and secondary compounds synthesized by plants 

PUBLICATIONS (# and * indicate (co-)first and (co-)corresponding authors respectively) 

1. Xin Yin#, Danni Yang#, Youjie Zhao#, Xingyu Yang#, Zhili Zhou#, Xudong Sun, Xiangxiang Kong, Xiong Li, Guangyan Wang, Yuanwen Duan, YunqiangYang*, Yongping Yang*. Differences in pseudogene evolution contributed to the contrasting flavors of turnip and Chiifu, two Brassica rapa subspecies. Plant Communications. 2022, 2, 100427. 

2. Xin Yin#, Danni Yang#, Yongming Liu#, Shihai Yang, Rui Zhang, Xiaoling Sun, Hongxu Liu, Yuanwen Duan, Yunqiang Yang*, Yongping Yang*, Sophora moorcroftiana genome analysis suggests association between sucrose metabolism and drought adaptation, Plant Physiology, 2022, kiac558. 

3. Xudong Sun, Chongde Wang, Nan Xiang, Xiong Li, Shihai Yang, JianCan Du, Yongping Yang, Yunqiang Yang*. Activation of secondary cell wall biosynthesis by miR319-targeted TCP4 transcription factor. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 2017, 15: 1284-1294.  

4. Qian Chen, Shihai Yang, Xiangxiang Kong, Chuntao Wang, Nan Xiang, Yunqiang Yang*, YongpingYang*. Molecular cloning of a plasma membrane aquaporin in Stipa purpurea, and exploration of its role in drought stress tolerance. Gene, 2018, 665: 41-48.        

5. Qiuli Wang, Yanan Pu, Danni Yang, Xin Yin, Zhaorong He, Yunqiang Yang*, Yongping Yang*. Molecular cloning and characterization of the glutathione reductase gene from Stipa purpurea. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2018, 495: 1851-1857.    

6. Danni Yang#, Ruize Ni#, Shihai Yang, Yanan Pu, Min Qian, Yunqiang Yang*, Yongping Yang*. Functional characterization of the Stipa purpurea P5CS gene under drought stress conditions. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2021, 22: 9599. 

7. Gbadamassi G.O. Dossa#, Yunqiang Yang#, Weiming Hu#, Ekananda Paudel, Douglas Schaefer, Yong-Ping Yang, Kunfang Cao, Jianchu Xu, Kathryn E. Bushley*, Rhett D. Harrison*. Fungal succession in decomposing woody debris across a tropical forest disturbance gradient, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 2021, 155: 108142.  

8. Yunqiang Yang#, Zhili Zhou#, Yan Li, Yanqiu Lv, Danni Yang, Shihai Yang, Jianshuang Wu, Xiong Li, Zhijia Gu, Xudong Sun*, Yongping Yang*. Uncovering the role of a positive selection site of wax ester synthase/diacylglycerol acyltransferase in two closely related Stipa species in wax ester synthesis under drought stress, Journal of Experimental Botany, 2020, 71: 4159-4170.  

9. Yunqiang Yang# Yanan Pu#,Yin Xin#, Du Jiancan, Zhou Zhili, Yang Danni, Sun Xudong, Sun Hang, Yang Yongping*. A splice variant of BrrWSD1 in turnip (Brassica rapa var. rapa) and its possible role in wax ester synthesis under drought stress, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2019, 67(40): 11077-11088.  

10. Xin Yin#, Yunqiang Yang#, Yanqiu Lv, Yan Li, Danni Yang, Yanling Yue, Yongping Yang*. BrrICE1.1 is associated with putrescine synthesis through regulation of the arginine decarboxylase gene in freezing tolerance of turnip (Brassica rapa var. rapa), BMC Plant Biology, 2020, 20: 504-520.  

11. Yunqiang Yang#, Chao Dong#, Xiong Li, Jiancan Du, Min Qian, Xudong Sun, Yongping Yang*. A novel Ap2/ERF transcription factor from Stipa purpurea leads to enhanced drought tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Reports, 2016, 35: 2227-2239. 

12. Yunqiang Yang, Xiong Li, Xiangxiang Kong, Lan Ma, Xiangyang Hu, Yongping Yang*. Transcriptome analysis reveals diversified adaptation of Stipa purpurea along a drought gradient on the Tibetan Plateau. Functional & Integrative Genomics, 2015, 15: 295-307. 

13. Yunqiang Yang#, Jinhui Chen#, Qi Liu, Ben Cecile, Todd Christopher D, Jisen Shi, Yongping Yang*, Xiangyang Hu*. Comparative proteomic analysis of the thermotolerant plant Portulaca oleracea acclimation to combined high temperature and humidity stress. Journal of Proteome Research, 2012, 11: 3605-3623. 




Community service:

Commitment to research the situation: