Liang Yan 

  Yan Liang:

  Professor of vegetable,Northwest A&F University, PhD

  Date and place of birth: July, 1963 Shaanxi, P.R. China

  Gender: Female

  Tel/Fax: (86)029-87072179


  Address: College of Horticulture, South Campus, Northwest A&F University

  Yangling, Shaanxi Province 712100, P.R.China

  Education Background:

  Ph.D. 1999-2002, College of Horticulture, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, major: Vegetable Science;

  M.S. 1989-1992, College of Horticulture, Northwestern Agricultural University, major: Vegetable Science;

  B.S. 1981-1985, Department of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural College, major: Vegetable Science.

  Abroad Experiences:

  2014:Hungary,horticultural production and education,

  2013:Canada,work-shop of tomato research in university of waterloo and wilfrid laurier university,

  2011:France,cooperation and exchange with INRA,

  2010: Israel,vegetable production and save-water irrigation system,

  2009:Malaysia,India and other south-eastern countries,expedition of tomato varieties and production;

  2008: South Korea, the first Asian Horticulture Conference, oral report;

  2007: France, Spain and other countries, expedition of tomato varieties and production;

  2006: AVRDC (Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center), expedition;

  2005: The United States UC-DAVIS, Tomato Germplasm Research Center, expedition

  2004: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Higher Education Exhibition, expedition;

  2002: Italy and other countries, expedition of Tomato production and varieties

  1998: Spain, the International Horticultural Symposium, Sixth International Symposium on The Processing Tomato And Workshop On Irrigation And Fertigation of Processing Tomato, Pamplona, 25-29 May.

  1995-1996: Thailand, ARC-AVRDC (Asian Vegetable Research Center, Center for the Asian region, Thailand), participate the 14th Asian Vegetable Research and Production Training Course;

  1993: International Horticultural Symposium, International Symposium on Cultivar Improvement of Horticultural Crops, Beijing, September .

  Scientific Experiences

  2007 - today, College of Horticulture, Northwest A &F University.

  2003-2007, International Cooperation and Exchange Department (Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Office) Deputy Director (Deputy Director), Northwest A &F University.

  1999-2002, College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University

  1985-1998, Vegetable and Flower institute of Shaanxi province;

  Academic Position:

  Executive director of Chinese Society of Horticultural Science(tomato branch);

  Professional evaluation expert of national platform for scientific and technological resources;

  Distinguished vegetable expert of Shaanxi agricultural service organization;

  Accredited expert of Modern Distance Education guidance team for Party members and cadres in rural areas of Shaanxi Province;

  Member of Professional Committee of the International Society of Horticulture(Vegetable research Group)。

  Research Interest:

  Improvement and breeding of vegetables (tomato) germplasm;

  Biotechnology and Cell Engineering of Vegetable;

  Horticulture Crop Germplasm.

  Recent Publications:

  Yan Jianmin, Campbell JH, Glick BR, Smith MD, Liang Yan. 2014. Molecular Characterization and Expression Analysis of Chloroplast Protein Import Components in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)。 PLOS ONE. 9 (4): e95088

  Yan Jianmin, Smith MD, Glick BR and Liang Yan. 2014. Effects of ACC deaminase containing rhizobacteria on plant growth and expression of Toc GTPases in tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum) under salt stress. Botany. 92: 775-781

  Li Cui, Zhang Zhencai, Ghebremariam KM, Liang Yan. 2014. A Novel Method for the Evaluation of Virus-Induced Gene Silencing Efficiency. Genetics and Molecular Research. 13(4): 9443-9452

  Li Cui, Yan Jianmin, Liang Yan. 2014. Silencing the SpMPK1, SpMPK2, and SpMPK3 Genes in Tomato Reduces Abscisic Acid-Mediated Drought Tolerance. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 14: 21983-21996

  Li Cui, Chang Peipei, Liang Yan. 2014. Overexpression of tomato SpMPK3 gene in Arabidopsis enhances the osmotic tolerance. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 443: 357-362

  Chang Peipei, Liang Yan. 2014. Volatile Components and Quality Characteristics of Cherry Tomato from Five Color Varieties. Food Science. 35(22): 215-221

  Chang Peipei, Zhang Jing, Liang Yan. 2014. Analysis of Volatile Compounds in Purple Tomato Fruits. Food Science. 35(14): 165-169

  Yang Jianhua, Cui Xia, Chang Peipei, Liang Yan. 2014. Identification and Analysis of Mutant Phenotype Tomato Inbred Line TTD302A Induced with EMS. China vegetables. (4): 21-28

  Wang Qiaoli, Liang Yan. 2014. Construction of Cherry Tomato Fruit Specific LYC-B Interference Vector and Validation of Its Specific Expression in Fruits of Discrepant Colors. China vegetables. (5): 11-18

  Liu Jingyi, Liang Yan. 2014. Research Progress on the Molecular Biology of Floral Development in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)。 Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology. 22(3): 351-361

  Zhang Zhencai, Liang Yan. 2014. Review on Plant MAPK cascades and their function. Journal Of Northwest Agriculture And Forestry University (Natural Science Edition)。 42 (4): 207-214

  Kibreab MG, Liang Yan. 2013. Screening of Tomato Inbred-Lines for Drought Tolerance at Germination and Seedling Stage. Canadian Center of Science and Education.11 (5): 1916-9752

  Kibreab MG, Liang Yan. 2013. Effect of Drought Stress on Physiological Growth Parameters of  Tomato  Inbred Lines at Germination Stage. European Scientific Journal. 33(9)

  Cui Xia, Liang Yan. 2013. Effect of different concentrations of chemical mutagen EMS on tomato seed germination. Northern Horticulture. (14): 28-30

  Cui Xia, Liang Yan. 2013. Chemical mutagenesis and its application in vegetable Breeding. Journal Of Northwest Agriculture And Forestry University (Natural Science Edition)。 41(3): 205-212

  Li Yunzhou, Liang Yan. 2012. Research Progress on Using Gene of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) to Engineer TYLCV Resistance.China vegetables. (20): 15-19

  Li Jigang,Sun Yadong, Liang Yan. 2012. Breeding of Xinong 206, a New Tomato Hybrid. Journal of Changjiang vegetables. (1) :7-8

  Luo Lei,Liang Yan. 2012. The Preliminary Study on Screening Low-temperature-resistant Mutants of Tomato with Chemical Mutagenesis. Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin. 28 (22):138-143

  Li Jigang, Liang Yan. 2012. A New Tomato F1 Hybrid with Resistance to TYLCV-‘Xinong 2011’。 China vegetables. (2): 100-103

  Sun Yadong, Liang Yan. 2012. Dynamic QTL analysis for fruit lycopene content and total soluble solid content in a Solanum lycopersicum x S. pimpinellifolium cross. Genetics and Molecular Research. 11 (4): 3696-3710

  Wu Jiangmin,SunYadong, Liang Yan. 2011. Expression and Genetic Stability of Lycopene-β-cyclase (LYC-b) Antisense Gene in the Progeny of Transgenic Tomato. Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology. (19) 5:801-807

  Zheng Xuxiang, Liang Yan. 2011. Preliminary Observation of Tomato Sepal Shape.China vegetables. (14): 61-63

  Luo Lei, Liang Yan. 2011. Establishment of High efficient Regeneration system of Tomato material with tolerance of low temperature. Acta Botanica Boreali-Occidentalia Sinica. 20 (12): 107 -110

  Sun Yadong, Liang Yan, Wu Jiangmin, Luo Lei, Wang Xiaojing. 2010. Correlation Analysis on Quantitative Traits of Tomato Germplasm Resources. China vegetables. (6):74-77

  Wang Xiaojing; Liang Yan. 2010. Progress of Microspore Culture of Solanaceae. Vegetables. (4):4-7

  Liang Yan, Li Jigang, Ye Kehui. 2009. New limited growth Cherry tomato varity: Hong zhu No.1. Journal of Changjiang vegetables. 15:14

  Liang Yan, LI Jigang, Xu Jiaxin, Sun Yadong, Yan Jianmin, Wang Xiaojing, Zhang Fei, and Hu Xinmin. 2009. A New Tomato Hybrid ‘Xinong 205’, Acta Horticulture Sinica. 36 (5): 775

  Sun Yadong, Liang Yan, WU Jiangmin, Zhang Fei, Yan Jianmin. 2009. Genetic Diversity and Cluster Analysis of Tomato Germplasm Resources. Acta Agriculturae Boreali-Occidentalis Sinica. 18 (5): 297-301

  Yan Jianmin, Liang Yan, Wang Jianren, Zhang Fei. 2009. Effect of Different Repeated Pollination on Producing Cross Seed of Tomato in Protected Field. Acta Agriculturae Boreali-Occidentalis Sinica.18 (3):189-191

  Zhong Qiuyue, Guo Yanmei, Liang Yan. 2009. Cloning and Sequence Analysis of GGPS Gene in Two Sources of Tomato. Acta Agriculturae Boreali-Sinice. 24 (3): 15-22

  Qu Ruifang, Liang Yan. 2009. Genetic Analysis on Lycopene Content in Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Fruit. Acta Agriculturae Boreali-Sinica. 24: 46-49

  Hu Xinmin , Li Xixiang, Liang Yan, Fang Zhiyuan, Shen Di, Qiu Yang. 2009. Optimization of Technology for Embryo Rescue in Distant Hybridization between Cabbage and Radish. China vegetables. 7: 10-12

  Sun Yadong, Liang Yan. 2009. Correlation and principal component analysis for major quantitative traits in tomato. China vegetables

  Yan Jianmin, Liang Yan. 2009. Protective Ground Seed Production of Tomato. China vegetables. 22: 49-52

  Liang Yan, Wang Ming, Chen Hang, Chen Daming. 2008. Lycopene Synthesis Activity with Culture Duration of Carrot (Daucus Carota CV.) Cell Suspension System. The First Asian Horticultural Congress (ICC JEJU,Seogwipo,Korea), December 11-13

  Xu Jiaxin, Liang Yan. 2008. Transformation of Anti-β-LYC to Tomato. The First Asian Horticultural Congress (ICC JEJU,Seogwipo,Korea), December 11-13

  Xu Jiaxin, Liang Yan. 2008. Effect of different 6-BA,IAA concentration on the regeneration of tomato. Chinese Youth Society of Horticulture, the Eighth Symposium on collection of academic paper. 587

  Xu Jiaxin, Liang Yan. 2008. Comparison of characters between obverse and inverse crosses of tomato. Journal Of Northwest A & F University (Natural Science Edition)。 36 (4):99-103

  Sun Yadong, Liang Yan . 2008. QTL Mapping and Its Application on Tomato Quality Breeding. 12: 1-4

  Liang Yan , Chen Daming, Wang Ming and Chen Hang. 2007. Influence of Anti-Sense LYC-B Gene on Lycopene Synthesis in Daucus carota. Acta Botanica Boreali-Occidentalia Sinica. 27(11): 2228-2232

  Yang Yongzheng, Gong Zhenhui, Liang Yan. 2007. Studies on combining ability and genetic effects of main quality characters in cherry tomato. Journal Of Northwest Agriculture And Forestry University(Natural Science Edition)。 35 (5): 179-183

  Liang Yan. 2007. The Causes and Counter-Measures to Fruit Decay in the Production of Processing Tomato in Xinjang. Northern Horticulture. 6:57-59

  Qu Rui-fang, Liang Yan, Gong Zhenhui, Yang Yongzheng. 2006. Variances of Lycopene Contents in Different Tomato Varieties with Fruit Development. Acta Agriculturae Boreali-Occidentalis Sinica. 15(3):121-123

  Yang Yongzheng, Liang Yan. 2006. Correlation and Path Analysis of the Main Agronomic Characteristic of Cherry Tomato. Northern Horticulture. 3:1-2

  Liang Yan, Yang Yongzheng, Chen Daming, Wang Ming, Chen Hang. 2005. The Machanism and Utilizations of PTGS/RNAi. Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin. 21(12): 31-34

  Yang Yongzheng, Liang Yan. 2005. Breeding of tomato variety "Fenzhu No.3" Shaanxi Journal Of Agricultural Sciences. 2: 123-124

  Liang Yan, Chen Daming, Wang Ming and Chen Hang. 2003. Effects of Culture Medium Factors on Lycopene Synthesis in Carrot Suspension Cells. Acta Horticulture Sinica, 30 (5) : 545-548


  Descriptors and Data Standard for Allium tuberosum. 2008.Agriculture Press of China. (Editor)

  Cultivated technique of high quality and yield tomato.2007.Science and Technology Press of Shaanxi province, (Editor)

  Vegetable varieties in Shaanxi Province, 2003, China Agriculture Press (Editor)

  Radish, carrot yield cultivation technology", 2004, China Agriculture Press (Editor)

  Research Project:

  Shi sheng fund, "Study of tomato safety production technology ", 2014-2017.

  Ministry of Science, the national science & technology pillar program during the 12th Five-year Plan Period, Excavation and innovation germplasm resources in horticultural crops(Peppers), ID: 2013BAD01B00, 2013-2017.

  Shaanxi province, county key science and technology project, "Key technology research and application demonstration concerning control of tomato succession cropping obstacle", 2013-2015.

  Horizontal cooperation, Study on the Breeding of anti-TYLCV new tomatos varieties, 2012-2015.

  Northwest A&F University, Northwest A&F University promote project, Breeding and popularization of anti-TYLCV new tomatos varieties, ID: 2069999, 2012-2013.

  Ministry of Science, Special foundation for state major basic research program of china, Investigation of germplasm resources of stress-resistant crop varieties in Shaanxi province (Vegetables), ID: 2011FY110200, 2011-2015.

  Ministry of Science, The People's Republic of China, the national science and technology program for the rural development during the 12th Five-year Plan Period, "Key technology research and integration concerning the energy efficient production of Northern greenhouse vegetable", 2011-2013.

  Shaanxi province, High yield and stress resistance tomato varieties breeding, ID: 2011KTCL02-03, 2011-2013.

  Ministry of Science, The People's Republic of China, agriculture, scientific and technological achievements into  capital projects " Trial and demonstration of six new varieties of major vegetable crops in arid and semi-arid areas " ID: 2009G00010553, 2009-2011.

  Shaanxi province, "13115" science and technology innovation key project "Study on breeding and cultivation technology of special tomato varieties ", ID: 2009ZDKG-14, 2009-2010.

  Ministry of Agriculture, The People's Republic of China, industry-specific project, "Study on standardization technology vegetable production in Northwest ecological zones ", ID: nyhyzx07-007, 2007-2010.

  Shaanxi province, "13115" science and technology innovation key project, " Breeding technology of high-quality multi-resistant special vegetable ", ID: 2007ZDKG-05, 2007-2008.

  Shaanxi province, "Excellent and special tomato varieties introduction and breeding", ID: 2007K01-07-01, 2007-2008.

  Shaanxi province, "Introduction and breeding of new tomato varieties ", ID: 2006K01-G18-02, 2005K01-G8-05, 2005-2007.

  "863" special Project, " Study of New tomato varieties Breeding and breeding technology", 2004-2005.

  Ministry of Agriculture, "948" project, " Introduction and demonstration of Efficient, facilities, new technologies and new horticultural varieties ", ID: 2001-218, 2001-2005.


  Science and Technology Progress Prize of Shaanxi Province (First Prize) "Study of stress- and disease-resistant breeding technology and new tomato varieties breeding", Shaanxi Provincial Government, 13-1-14-D1.

  National Science and Technology Progress Prize (Second Prize) "Diversity, technologic index system and its application of agricultural crop germplasm in China", The People's Republic of China State Council, 2009-J-201-2-09-D01.

  National Science and Technology Progress Prize "Collection, preservation, assessment and use of crop germplasm resources in China", The People's Republic of China State Council, 2003-J-201-1-02-D01.

  Academy of Agricultural Science and Technology Progress (Second Prize) "Collection, preservation and use of asexual reproduction vegetable resources ", Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2007-2-05-5.

  Approved tomato varieties:

  New tomato variety "Chang feng 5," Crop Variety Approval Committee of Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi Kam vegetable No. 2,013,003, first, in February 2014

  Cherry Tomato new variety "Xi nong 183," Crop Variety Approval Committee of Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi Kam vegetable No. 2,013,002, first, in February 2014

  New tomato variety "Xi nong 2011," Crop Variety Approval Committee of Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi Kam vegetable No. 2,011,002, first, in February 2012

  New tomato variety "Xi nong 207," Crop Variety Approval Committee of Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi Kam vegetable No. 2,010,005, first, in January 2011

  New tomato variety "Xi nong 206," Crop Variety Approval Committee of Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi Kam vegetable No. 2,010,004, first, in January 2011

  New tomato variety "Xi nong 205," Crop Variety Approval Committee of Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi Kam vegetable No. 2,008,003, first, in December 2008

  Cherry Tomato new variety "Pink Pearl 3", Crop Variety Approval Committee of Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi Kam vegetable No. 2,003,008, first, in November 2007

  Cherry Tomato new variety "Red Bead 1," Crop Variety Approval Committee of Shaanxi Province, Shaanxi Kam vegetable No. 2,003,007, first, in November 2007