Dr. De YE
Phone:    86-10-62733798; 62734839
Fax:        86-10-62734839; 86-10-62734837
e-mail:    yede@cau.edu.cn

Research interest: Genetics of plant reproductive development


De YE graduated and received his BS-degree from Hainan University (the former name: South China College of Tropical Crops) in 1982. He then studied as a graduate student in Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). After receiving his MS-degree in 1985, he was chosen for further oversea graduate training in Europe by CAS. He received his PhD degree from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium in 1991 and then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Max-Planck-Institut Fuer Zuetungsforchung, Germany. He joined ex-Institute of Molecular Agrobiology as research fellow in 1995 after a short stay in Pennsylvania State University. He was promoted to biotechnology research manager in 2000 and joined IMCB as a principal investigator in 2002. De Ye joined China Agricultural University as a Professor in October, 2004.

The main research interest of Prof. Ye’s group is genetic control of plant reproductive development, focusing on gene regulation of cell fate determination, cell growth and cell-cell communication in gametogenesis and fertilization.

Research of Special Interest
Publications      *Correspondence Author
Selected Publications
Liang Y, Tan ZM, Zhu L, Niu QK, Zhou JJ, Li M, Chen LQ, Zhang XQ, Ye D*. (2013) MYB97, MYB101 and MYB120 function as male factors that control pollen tube-synergid interaction in Arabidopsis fertilization. PLoS Geneti 9: 21003933. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003933.

Niu QK, Liang Y, Zhou JJ, Dou XY, Gao SC, Chen LQ, Zhang XQ, Ye D* . (2013) POLLEN-EXPRESSED TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR 2 encodes a novel plant-specific TFIIB-related protein that is required for pollen germination and embryogenesis in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant. 2013 May 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:23713077.
Wang L, Wang W, Wang YQ, Liu YY, Wang JX, Zhang XQ, Ye D, Chen LQ. (2013) Arabidopsis galacturonosyltransferase (GAUT) 13 and GAUT14 have redundant functions in pollen tube growth. Mol Plant. 2013 May 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23709340.
Zhou JJ, Liang Y, Niu QK, Chen LQ, Zhang XQ, Ye D*. (2013) The Arabidopsis general transcription factor TFIIB1 (AtTFIIB1) is required for pollen tube growth and endosperm development. J Exp Bot. 64:2205-2218.
Li HJ, Xue Y, Jia DJ, Wang T, Hi DQ, Liu J, Cui F, Xie Q, Ye D, Yang WC. (2011) POD1 regulates pollen tube guidance in response to micropylar female signaling and acts in early embryo patterning in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23:3288-3302.
Wang W, Wang L, Chen C, Xiong G, Tan XY, Yang KZ, Wang ZC, Zhou Y, Ye D, Chen LQ. (2011) Arabidopsis CSLD1 and CSLD4 are required for cellulose deposition and normal growth of pollen tubes. J Exp Bot.  62:5161-5177.
Liu XL, Liu L, Niu QK, Xia C, Yang KZ, Li R, Chen LQ, Zhang XQ, Zhou Y*, Ye D*. (2011) MALE GAMETOPHYTE DEFECTIVE 4 encodes a rhamnogalacturonan II xylosyltransferase and is important for growth of pollen tubes and roots in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 65:647-660.
Dou XY, Yang KZ, Zhang Y, Wang W, Liu XL, Chen LQ, Zhang XQ, Ye D*. (2011) WBC27, an adenosine tri-phosphate-binding cassette protein, controls pollen wall formation and patterning in Arabidopsis. J Integr Plant Biol.  53:74-88.
Deng Y, Wang W, Li WQ, Xia C, Liao HZ, Zhang XQ, Ye D*. (2010) MALE GAMETOPHYTE DEFECTIVE 2, encoding a sialyltransferase-like protein, is required for normal pollen germination and pollen tube growth in Arabidopsis. J Integr Plant Biol. 52:829-843.
Xia C, Wang YJ, Li WQ, Chen YR, Deng Y, Zhang XQ, Chen LQ, Ye D*. (2010) The Arabidopsis eukaryotic translation initiation factor 3, subunit F (AteIF3f), is required for pollen germination and embryogenesis. Plant J.  63:189-202.
Li WQ, Zhang XQ, Xia C, Deng Y, Ye D*. (2010) MALE GAMETOPHYTE DEFECTIVE 1, encoding the FAd subunit of mitochondrial F1F0-ATP synthase, is essential for pollen formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Physiol.  51:923-935.
Tan XY, Liu XL, Wang W, Jia DJ, Chen LQ, Zhang XQ, Ye D*. (2010) Mutations in the Arabidopsis nuclear-encoded mitochondrial phage-type RNA polymerase gene RPOTm led to defects in pollen tube growth, female gametogenesis and embryogenesis. Plant Cell Physiol. 51:635-649.
Cao X, Yang KZ, Xia C, Zhang XQ, Chen LQ, Ye D*. (2010) Characterization of DUF724 gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Mol Biol. 72:61-73.
Jia DJ, Cao X, Wang W, Tan XY, Zhang XQ, Chen LQ, Ye D*. (2009) GNOM-LIKE 2, encoding an adenosine diphosphate-ribosylation factor-guanine nucleotide exchange factor protein homologous to GNOM and GNL1, is essential for pollen germination in Arabidopsis. J Integr Plant Biol. 51:762-773.
Yang KZ, Xia C, Liu XL, Dou XY, Wang W, Chen LQ, Zhang XQ, Xie LF, He L, Ma X, Ye D*. (2009) A mutation in Thermosensitive Male Sterile 1, encoding a heat shock protein with DnaJ and PDI domains, leads to thermosensitive gametophytic male sterility in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 57:870-882.
Yang SL, Jiang L, Puah CS, Xie LF, Zhang XQ, Chen LQ, Yang WC, Ye D*. (2005) Overexpression of TAPETUM DETERMINANT1 alters the cell fates in the Arabidopsis carpel and tapetum via genetic interaction with EXCESS MICROSPOROCYTE 1 /EXTRA SPOROGENOUS CELLS. Plant Physiol. 139:186-191.
Shi DQ, Liu J, Xiang YH, Ye D, Sundaresan V, Yang WC. (2005) SLOW WALKER1, essential for gametogenesis in Arabidopsis, encodes a WD40 protein involved in 18S ribosomal RNA biogenesis. Plant Cell. 17:2340-2354.
Jiang L, Yang SL, Xie LF, Puah CS, Zhang XQ, Yang WC, Sundaresan V, Ye D*. (2005) VANGUARD1 encodes a pectin methylesterase that enhances pollen tube growth in the Arabidopsis style and transmitting tract. Plant Cell. 17:584-596.
Pagnussat GC, Yu HJ, Ngo QA, Rajani S, Mayalagu S, Johnson CS, Capron A, Xie LF, Ye D, Sundaresan V. (2005) Genetic and molecular identification of genes required for female gametophyte development and function in Arabidopsis. Development. 132:603-614.
Yang SL, Xie LF, Mao HZ, Puah CS, Yang WC, Jiang L, Sundaresan V, Ye D. (2003) TAPETUM DETERMINANT 1 is required for cell specialization in the Arabidopsis anther. Plant Cell. 15:2792-2804.
Parinov S, Sevugan M, Ye D, Yang WC, Kumaran M, Sundaresan V. (1999) Analysis of flanking sequences from dissociation insertion lines: a database for reverse genetics in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 11:2263-2270.
Yang WC**, Ye D**, Xu J, Sundaresan V. (1999) The SPOROCYTELESS gene of Arabidopsis is required for initiation of sporogenesis and encodes a novel nuclear protein. Genes Dev. 13:2108-2117.(** co-first authors).
Lebel-Hardenack S, Ye D, Koutnikova H, Saedler H, Grant SR. (1997) Conserved expression of a TASSELSEED2 homolog in the tapetum of the dioecious Silene latifolia and Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J. 12:515-526.
Hardenack S, Ye D, Saedler H, Grant S. (1994) Comparison of MADS box gene expression in developing male and female flowers of the dioecious plant white campion. Plant Cell. 6:1775-1787.