Visiting Researcher

Dr. Huanfang Liu is visiting the Specht Lab from the Plant structural and developmental biology research group of the South China Botanical Garden, CAS.

Dr. Liu received her bachelors of science degree from the College of Horticulture, Shandong Agricultural University.

From 2001 to 2004, she obtained a masters in fruit genetics and breeding, focusing on embryo rescue and identification of hybrids between the European Cherry and the Chinese Cherry. Interspecific hybridization was carried out with European cherry as the female parent and Chinese cherry as the male parent, and an embryo rescue system of hybrids was studied.

In 2004 she moved to the South China Botanical Gardens, Chinese Academy of Sciences for the Phd program in Botany.  She studyied plant structure, development and reproductive biology of Jatropha curcas L (Euphorbiaceae). She also studied the floral organogenesis of species in Jatropha and discussed their systematic implications. In addition, she studied the foliar trichomes of Croton L. (Euphorbiaceae: Crotonoideae) from China and discussed their taxonomic implications.

In 2012, Dr. Liu joined the Plant Structural and Developmental Biology research group as an Assistant Research Scientist to study the flower development in Zingiberales, focusing on studying the structure of Zingiber officinale Rosc.  She will be collaborating with the lab on various aspects of Zingiberales developmental evolution.


Selected publications

Liu Huanfang, Deng Yunfei, Liao Jingping. Foliar trichomes of Croton L. (Euphorbiaceae: Crotonoideae) from China and its taxonomic implications. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 2013, 20(1): 85-94.

Zou Ying, Zou Pu, Liu Hanfang, Liao Jingping. 2013. Development and characterization of Microsatellite markers for Alpinia oxyphylla (Zingiberaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences. 1 ( 4 ):1-3.

Miao Mingzhi, Liu Huanfang, Kuang Yanfeng, Zou Pu and Liao Jingping. Floral vasculature and ontogeny in Canna indica L. Nordic Journal of Botany (In press)

Liu Huanfang, Liao Jingping. Micro-structure and ultra-structure of the lipids during the seed development in Jatropha curcas L. Guihaia. 2010, 30:805-809.

Liu Huanfang, Deng Yunfei,  Liao Jingping. Floral organogenesis of three species of Jatropha (Euphorbiaceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 2008, 46 (1): 53–61.

Liu Huanfang, Kirchoff  K Bruce, Wu Guojiang, Liao Jingping. Microsporogenesis and male gametogenesis in Jatropha curcas L. (Euphorbiaceae). J Torrey Bot Soc, 2007, 134 (3): 335-343.

Liu Huanfang, Liao Jingping. Character of calcium distribution during the anther development of Jatropha curcas L. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany. 2007, 15(6): 493- 500.

Liu Huanfang, Liao Jingping, Wu Guojiang. Ultrastructure of Microspore Development in Jatropha curcas L. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany. 2007, 15(2): 107-114.

Liu Huanfang, Liao Jingping, Tang Yuanjiang. Anatomy of laticifers in Jatropha curcas L. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany. 2006, 14(4): 294- 300.

Liu Huanfang, Chen Xuesen. Embryo rescue and identification of hybrids between Sweet Cherry and Chinese Cherry. Acta Horticulturae Sinica. 2004, 31(3): 303-308.

Liu Huanfang, Chen Xuesen. Application of embryo rescue techniques in the breeding of kernelled fruit trees. Biotechnology Bulletin. 2003, 3: 12-16.

Liu Huan-fang, Chen Xuesen. Primary studied on the host range and its resistance to crown gall of stone fruits. Northern fruits. 2002, 5: 4-7.