Cai Yuliang 

  1. General information

  First name: Yuliang

  Family name: Cai

  Gender: Male

  Date of birth: March 12, 1964

  Title: Professor

  E-mail: yuanyicyl@nwsuaf.edu.cn; yuliangc.2007@yahoo.com.cn

  Tel.: +86-29-87082613

  2. Education and working experiences

  1981.05-1985.07: Studied in the Department of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural University. B Sc . Speciality: Fruit science.

  1985.07-1986.03: Research on apple cultural techniques in the Pomology Research Institute, Academy of Shaanxi Agricultural Sciences.

  1986.04-1989.03: Research on dwarfing apple cultural techniques in dry land in Luochuan County located in the Loess Plateau, Shaanxi Province.

  1987.09-1988.09: English training in Xi'an Foreign Language University; The overall band is 5.5 tested by the British Council, University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate.

  1989.03-1990.03:Visiting Scholar in Horticultural Research International-East Malling, UK.

  1990.04-1992.12: Professional title: research assistant in Academy of Shaanxi Agricultural Sciences. Participate in UNDP project "Establishment of Shaanxi Fruit Crops Research Center and Wei Bei Apple Production Base". Main research and extension work: 1. Dwarfing apple rootstock trial including Malus prunifolia, Malus sieversii, M7, M9, M26, MM106 apple dwarfing rootstocks. 2. Apple training system and pruning trial including slender spindle system, central leader system, scaffold system. 3. Fruit fertilizer application experiment.

  1993.01-1998.12: Participate in the UNDP project "Virus Free Apple Propagation and Fruit Diversity". Work on the research and introduction of new fruit varieties and cultural techniques of apple, pear, peach, walnut and cherry. Main research and extension activities: 1. Apple, Pear, walnut and cherry propagation technique extension. 2. Research on the techniques for establishing the orchards of apple, pear and cherry. 3. Virus free apple variety trial including Fuji, Qinguan, Red delicious, royal gala and jonagold.

  1999.01-2000.12: Professional title: assistant professor in Northwest A & F University. Main research activities: 1. Integrated fruit disease and pest control trial. 2. Cherry cultural technique research and extension. 3. Professional English interpreter for the UNDP project conference and lectures delivered by the experts of apple, pear, peach, walnut, fig, grape and cherry.

  2001.01-2008.11: Professional title: associate professor in Northwest A & F University, supervisor of MSc. Main research activities: 1. Research on apple, cherry, peach and pear new varieties and cultural techniques. 2. In charge of the collaborative research on cherry rootstock trial and fruit diversity between China and Hungary.

  2008.11-2010.07: Professional title: Professor in Northwest A & F University, supervisor of MSc. Main research activities: 1. Use of Amplified DNA Sequences for the Genetic Analysis of the Cherry Germplasm. 2. Breeding and Identification of Sweet Cherry Cultivar and Rootstock Using DNA Fingerprints. 3. Analysis of the genetic diversity and genetic differentiation of wild Prunus pseudocerasus Lindl. Distributed in Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Shaanxi provinces. 4. Determination and analysis on the main fruit inclusion of main varieties of Prunus avium L..

  2001.09-2006.06: MSc, Ph D study , Ph D. School of Life Science, Northwest University.

  3. Courses given to undergraduate, graduate and Ph. D students

  1. Fruit tree cultivation;

  2. Fruit tree breeding;

  3. Plant molecular biology.

  4. Main interests in research

  1. Fruit tree cultivation;

  2. Fruit tree breeding.

  5.Awards

  1. The project "Research on dwarfing apple cultural techniques and the extension in dry land" achieved the first award of Shaanxi science and technology advance offered by Shaanxi Province Government in 1994

  2. The project "Virus free apple propagation technique research and extension" achieved the second award of Shaanxi science and technology advance offered by Shaanxi Province Government in 1996

  3. The project of breeding of new peach variety "Qinwang" achieved the second award of Shaanxi science and technology advance offered by Shaanxi Province Government in 2003

  4. The project of breeding of new peach variety "No.2 Qinguang","Qingjie" and "Hongmingxing" achieved the first award of Shaanxi science and technology advance offered by Shaanxi Province Government in 2006.

  5. The project of Research on cherry germplasm and new variety breeding achieved the second award of Shaanxi science and technology advance offered by Shaanxi Province Government in 2007.

  6.Main publications

  (1) Li M. M., Y. L. Cai, and G. F. Zhao. 2009. Genetic diversity and differentiation in Chinese sour cherry Prunus pseudocerasus Lindl. and its implications for conservation. Genet Resour Crop Evol., 56: 455-464.

  (2) Cai Y. L., D. W. Cao, and G. F. Zhao. 2007. Studies on Genetic Variation in Cherry Germplasm Using RAPD Analysis. Scientia Horticulturae, 111: 248-254.

  (3) Cai Y. L., S. Li, D. W. Cao, Z. Q. Qian, G. F. Zhao and M. Y. Han. 2006. Use of amplified DNA sequences for the genetic analysis of the cherry germplasm. Acta Horticulturae Sinica, 33 (2): 249-254. (in Chinese)

  (4) Cai Y. L., D. W. Cao, S. Li, Z. Q. Qian, G. F. Zhao. 2006.  RAPD analysis of Prunus avium L. varieties and their rootstocks. Acta Bot. Boreal.-Occident. Sin., 26 (6): 1125-1132. (in Chinese)

  (5) Cai Y. L., S. Li, D. W. Cao, G. F. Zhao. 2006. Studies on Genetic Variation in Cherry Species Using RAPD Analysis. SODININKYSTE IR DARZININKYSTE , 25(3): 302-315.

  (6) CAI Y. L., S. Li, Y. P. Chen, G. F. Zhao, and R. M. Fu. 2005. Determination and analysis on the main fruit inclusion of main varieties of Prunus avium L.. Acta Bot. Boreal.-Occident. Sin., 25 (2): 304-310. (in Chinese)

  (7) Cai Y. L., G. F. Zhao, and R. M. Fu. 1999. Adjustment of photoassimilate partitioning of Malus pumila M. by flower thinning and its physiological performance. Acta Bot. Boreal.-Occident. Sin., 19(6):132-138. (in Chinese)

  (8) Palmer, J. W., Y. L. Cai, and Y. Edjamo. 1991. Effect of part-tree flower thinning on fruiting, vegetative growth and leaf photosynthesis in 'Cox's Orange Pippin' apple. Journal of Horticultural Science, 66(3):319-325.

  (9) Palmer, J. W., Y. L. Cai, and Y. Edjamo. 1992. Effect of flower thinning on photosynthesis, vegetative growth and fruiting in Cox's Orange Pippin. Proceedings of the 3rd International meeting on "Regulation of Photosynthesis in Fruit Crops", 89.

  (10) Cai Y. L., R. M. Fu, and X. X. Lu. 2010. <Fruit Tree Genetics and Breeding Practice-Apple>. Published by Shaanxi Science and Technology Publishing House. (in Chinese)

  (11) Cai Y. L.and R. M. Fu. 2008. <Cherries>. Published by Shaanxi Science and Technology Publishing House. (in Chinese)

  (12) R. M. Fu, Z. Y. Zhao, B. Z. Li, and Y. L. Cai. 2002. <Molecular Biological Engineering Principles and Methods in Agriculture>. Published by Shaanxi Science and Technology Publishing House. (in Chinese)