Shengben Li
  • nanjing agricultural university
  • Plant science


Ph.D, Genetics and Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2007

Current position

Professor, Agricultural Genomics Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, 2015-2017


  1. Li, S., Le, B., Ma, X., Li, S., You, C., Yu, Y., Zhang, B., Liu, L., Gao, L., Shi, T., Zhao, Y., Mo, B., Cao, X. and Chen, X. (2016). Biogenesis of phased siRNAs on membrane-bound polysomes in Arabidopsis. Elife 5.
  2. Li, S., Liu, L., Zhuang, X., Yu, Y., Liu, X., Cui, X., Ji, L., Pan, Z., Cao, X., Mo, B., Zhang, F., Raikhel, N., Jiang, L. and Chen, X. (2013). MicroRNAs inhibit the translation of target mRNAs on the endoplasmic reticulum in Arabidopsis. Cell 153(3): 562-574.
  3. Li, S., Qian, Q., Fu, Z., Zeng, D., Meng, X., Kyozuka, J., Maekawa, M., Zhu, X., Zhang, J., Li, J. and Wang, Y. (2009). Short panicle1 encodes a putative PTR family transporter and determines rice panicle size. Plant J 58(4): 592-605.
  4. Zhou, Y., Li, S., Qian, Q., Zeng, D., Zhang, M., Guo, L., Liu, X., Zhang, B., Deng, L., Liu, X., Luo, G., Wang, X. and Li, J. (2009). BC10, a DUF266-containing and Golgi-located type II membrane protein, is required for cell-wall biosynthesis in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant J 57(3): 446-462.
  5. Du, Q., Avci, U., Li, S., Gallego-Giraldo, L., Pattathil, S., Qi, L., Hahn, M. G. and Wang, H. (2015). Activation of miR165b represses AtHB15 expression and induces pith secondary wall development in Arabidopsis. Plant J 83(3): 388-400.
  6. Tu, B., Liu, L., Xu, C., Zhai, J., Li, S., Lopez, M. A., Zhao, Y., Yu, Y., Ramachandran, V., Ren, G., Yu, B., Li, S., Meyers, B. C., Mo, B. and Chen, X. (2015). Distinct and cooperative activities of HESO1 and URT1 nucleotidyl transferases in microRNA turnover in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 11(4): e1005119.
  7. Li, S., Vandivier, L. E., Tu, B., Gao, L., Won, S. Y., Li, S., Zheng, B., Gregory, B. D. and Chen, X. (2015). Detection of Pol IV/RDR2-dependent transcripts at the genomic scale in Arabidopsis reveals features and regulation of siRNA biogenesis. Genome Res 25(2): 235-245.
  8. James, W., Lei, G., Yang, Y., Jixian, Z., Siwaret, A., Yu, Y., Shuyi, D., Vicky, C., Qin, X., Jun, Y., Shengben, L., Renyi, L., Yuanchao, W., Guiliang, T., Blake, C. M., Xuemei, C. and Wenbo, M. (2014). Roles of Small RNAs in Soybean Defense against Phytophthora sojae Infection. Plant J 79(6): 928-40.
  9. Thanh, T. D., Michael, L., So, Y. W., Shengben, L., Lorena, A., Xigang, L., Andrew, D., Binglian, Z., Sean, R. C. and Xuemei, C. (2013). Generation of a luciferasebased reporter for CHH and CG DNA methylation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Silence 4: 1.
  10. Lee, T. F., Gurazada, S. G., Zhai, J., Li, S., Simon, S. A., Matzke, M. A., Chen, X. and Meyers, B. C. (2012). RNA polymerase V-dependent small RNAs in Arabidopsis originate from small, intergenic loci including most SINE repeats. Epigenetics 7(7): 781-795.
  11. Tang, X., Bian, S., Tang, M., Lu, Q., Li, S., Liu, X., Tian, G., Nguyen, V., Tsang, E. W., Wang, A., Rothstein, S. J., Chen, X. and Cui, Y. (2012). MicroRNA-mediated repression of the seed maturation program during vegetative development in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 8(11): e1003091.
  12. Won, S. Y., Li, S., Zheng, B., Zhao, Y., Li, D., Zhao, X., Yi, H., Gao, L., Dinh, T. T. and Chen, X. (2012). Development of a luciferase-based reporter of transcriptional gene silencing that enables bidirectional mutant screening in Arabidopsis thaliana. Silence 3: 6.
  13. Yu, B., Bi, L., Zhai, J., Agarwal, M., Li, S., Wu, Q., Ding, S. W., Meyers, B. C., Vaucheret, H. and Chen, X. (2010). siRNAs compete with miRNAs for methylation by HEN1 in Arabidopsis. Nucleic Acids Res 38(17): 5844-5850.
  14. Zheng, B., Wang, Z., Li, S., Yu, B., Liu, J. Y. and Chen, X. (2009). Intergenic transcription by RNA polymerase II coordinates Pol IV and Pol V in siRNA-directed transcriptional gene silencing in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev 23(24): 2850-2860.