Meng Yuan
  • Faculty, Huazhong Agricultural University
  • Plant Science


Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Huazhong Agricultural University, 2010

Current position

Associate professor, National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics Improvement, National Center of Plant Gene Research, Huazhong Agricultural University


  1. Yuan, M., Ke, Y., Huang, R., Ma, L., Yang, Z., Chu, Z., Xiao, J., Li, X. and Wang, S. (2016). A host basal transcription factor is a key component for infection of rice by TALE-carrying bacteria. Elife 5.
  2. Su, J., Zou, X., Huang, L., Bai, T., Liu, S., Yuan, M., Chou, S. H., He, Y. W., Wang, H. and He, J. (2016). DgcA, a diguanylate cyclase from Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae regulates bacterial pathogenicity on rice. Sci Rep 6: 25978.
  3. Xie, W., Wang, G., Yuan, M., Yao, W., Lyu, K., Zhao, H., Yang, M., Li, P., Zhang, X., Yuan, J., Wang, Q., Liu, F., Dong, H., Zhang, L., Li, X., Meng, X., Zhang, W., Xiong, L., He, Y., Wang, S., Yu, S., Xu, C., Luo, J., Li, X., Xiao, J., Lian, X. and Zhang, Q. (2015). Breeding signatures of rice improvement revealed by a genomic variation map from a large germplasm collection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(39): E5411-5419.
  4. Zhou, Y., Liu, L., Huang, W., Yuan, M., Zhou, F., Li, X. and Lin, Y. (2014). Overexpression of OsSWEET5 in rice causes growth retardation and precocious senescence. PLoS One 9(4): e94210.
  5. Yuan, M., Zhao, J., Huang, R., Li, X., Xiao, J. and Wang, S. (2014). Rice MtN3/saliva/SWEET gene family: Evolution, expression profiling, and sugar transport. J Integr Plant Biol 56(6): 559-570.
  6. Yuan, M. and Wang, S. (2013). Rice MtN3/saliva/SWEET family genes and their homologs in cellular organisms. Mol Plant 6(3): 665-674.
  7. Yuan, M., Li, X., Xiao, J. and Wang, S. (2011). Molecular and functional analyses of COPT/Ctr-type copper transporter-like gene family in rice. BMC Plant Biol 11: 69.
  8. Liu, Q., Yuan, M., Zhou, Y., Li, X., Xiao, J. and Wang, S. (2011). A paralog of the MtN3/saliva family recessively confers race-specific resistance to Xanthomonas oryzae in rice. Plant Cell Environ 34(11): 1958-1969.
  9. Yuan, M., Chu, Z., Li, X., Xu, C. and Wang, S. (2010). The bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae overcomes rice defenses by regulating host copper redistribution. Plant Cell 22(9): 3164-3176.
  10. Yuan, M., Chu, Z., Li, X., Xu, C. and Wang, S. (2009). Pathogen-induced expressional loss of function is the key factor in race-specific bacterial resistance conferred by a recessive R gene xa13 in rice. Plant Cell Physiol 50(5): 947-955.
  11. Chu, Z., Yuan, M., Yao, J., Ge, X., Yuan, B., Xu, C., Li, X., Fu, B., Li, Z., Bennetzen, J. L., Zhang, Q. and Wang, S. (2006). Promoter mutations of an essential gene for pollen development result in disease resistance in rice. Genes Dev 20(10): 1250-1255.
  12. Wang, G., Ding, X., Yuan, M., Qiu, D., Li, X., Xu, C. and Wang, S. (2006). Dual function of rice OsDR8 gene in disease resistance and thiamine accumulation. Plant Mol Biol 60(3): 437-449.