Professor Zhou Yuliang (周玉亮教授)


Room 706, College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University




2006/09-2011/12, Ph.D., Botany (Specializing in plant physiology and molecular biology), Sun Yat-sen University, China

2002/09-2006/07, B.S., Biotechnology, Nanchang University, China


2015/10-present, Lecturer, Collage of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University, China

2012/02-2012/08, Visiting Scholar, South Dakota State University, USA


Seed dormancy and resistance of pre-harvest sprouting

Seed vigor and direct-seeding rice

Seed germination vigor under low-temperature and anoxic conditions



  1. Zhou Y, Tan B, Ma Q, Yang C. Teaching reform and practice of seed biology based on modern seed industry——a case of south china agriculture university. 2017, 36(7):70-73 (in chinese)

  2. Zhou Y, Ma Q, Tan B. Thinking and countermeasures for young teachers in university to elevate teaching level from an internal driver perspective. Journal of Higher Education, 2017,14:63-65 (in chinese)

  3. Zhou Y, Xie Y, Cai J, Liu C, Zhu H, Jiang R, Zhong Y, Zhang G, Tan B, Liu G, Fu X, Liu Z, Wang S, Zhang G, Zeng R*. Substitution mapping of QTLs controlling seed dormancy using single segment substitution lines derived from multiple cultivated rice donors in seven cropping seasons. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2017, 130(6):1191–1205

  4. Zhou Y, Liu C, Pan Z, Tan B, Zeng R*. Research progress in QTL mapping of seed dormancy in rice. China Sciencepaper, 2016, 11(24):2837-2844 (in chinese)

  5. Chen H, Chu P, Zhou Y, Ding Y, Li Y, Jiang L, Huang S*. Ectopic-expression of NnPER1, a Nelumbo nucifera 1-cysteine peroxiredoxin antioxidant, enhances seed longevity and abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal, 2016, 88: 618-609

  6. Xie L, Wang F, Zeng R, Guo H, Zhou Y. Zhang Z*. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Cymbidium sinensis. Chinese Journal of Biotehnology, 2015, 31(6): 1−10 (in chinese)

  7. Zhou S, Xie L, Wang C, Zhou Y, Zeng R, Guo H, Wang M, Zhang Z*. Effects of environmental stress on proliferation and differentiation of protocorm-like bodies of different ploidy Cymbidium hybridum. Plant physiology journal, 2015, 51 (8): 1265-1272 (in chinese)

  8. Zhou Y, Chu P, Chen H, Li Y, Liu J, Ding Y, Tsang E, Jiang L, Wu K, Huang S*. Overexpression of Nelumbo nucifera metallothioneins 2a and 3 enhances seed germination vigor in Arabidopsis, Planta, 235, pp523-537, 2012

  9. Zhou Y, Chen H, Chu P, Li Y, Tan B, Ding Y, Tsang E, Jiang L, Wu K, Huang S*. NnHSP17.5, a cytosolic class II small heat shock protein gene from Nelumbo nucifera, contributes to seed germination vigor and seedling thermotolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis, Plant Cell Report, 31, pp379-389, 2012

  10. Chen H, Chu P, Zhou Y, Li Y, Liu J, Ding Y, Tsang E, Jiang L, Wu K, Huang S*. Overexpression of AtOGG1, a DNA glycosylase/AP lyase, enhances seed longevity and abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(11), pp4107-4121, 2012

  11. Chu P, Chen H, Zhou Y, Li Y, Ding Y, Jiang L, Tsang E, Wu K, Huang S*. Proteomic and functional analyses of Nelumbo nucifera annexins involved in seed thermotolerance and germination vigor. Planta, 235, pp1271-1288, 2012

  12. Li Y, Zhang Y, Zhou Y, Chen C, Huang S*. Sequence analysis of lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn) seed defensin gene and plant expression vector construction. Acta Horticulturae Sinica, 2010, 37:1975-1982 (in chinese)