Hong Ma

Professor of Biology; Huck Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Molecular Biology

Hong Ma

Research Summary

Plant development under favorable and stressful conditions;  phylogeny and evolutionary biology of plant groups containing major crops and ecologically important species.

Huck Institutes Affiliations

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Most Recent Papers

Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases regulate cell division and development in Arabidopsis roots

Caifeng Liu, Qiao Wu, Weiwei Liu, Zongyin Gu, Wenjing Wang, Ping Xu, Hong Ma, Xiaochun Ge, 2017, Journal of Integrative Plant Biology on p. 459-474

Arabidopsis RAD51, RAD51C and XRCC3 proteins form a complex and facilitate RAD51 localization on chromosomes for meiotic recombination

Hang Su, Zhihao Cheng, Jiyue Huang, Juan Lin, Gregory P. Copenhaver, Hong Ma, Yingxiang Wang, 2017, PLoS Genetics

Tissue-specific transcriptomics reveals an important role of the unfolded protein response in maintaining fertility upon heat stress in arabidopsis

Shuang Shuang Zhang, Hongxing Yang, Lan Ding, Ze Ting Song, Hong Ma, Fang Chang, Jian Xiang Liu, 2017, Plant Cell on p. 1007-1023

Resolution of deep eudicot phylogeny and their temporal diversification using nuclear genes from transcriptomic and genomic datasets

Liping Zeng, Ning Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Peter K. Endress, Jie Huang, Hong Ma, 2017, New Phytologist on p. 1338-1354

Phosphorylation of SPOROCYTELESS/NOZZLE by the MPK3/6 kinase is required for anther development

Feng Zhao, Ya Feng Zheng, Ting Zeng, Rui Sun, Ji Yuan Yang, Yuan Li, Dong Tao Ren, Hong Ma, Zhi Hong Xu, Shu Nong Bai, 2017, Plant physiology on p. 2265-2277

A strategy for screening monoclonal antibodies for Arabidopsis flowers

Qian Shi, Lian Zhou, Yingxiang Wang, Hong Ma, 2017, Frontiers in Plant Science

BKI1 Regulates Plant Architecture through Coordinated Inhibition of the Brassinosteroid and ERECTA Signaling Pathways in Arabidopsis

Dongxu Wang, Cangjing Yang, Haijiao Wang, Zhihua Wu, Jianjun Jiang, Jingjing Liu, Zhuona He, Fang Chang, Hong Ma, Xuelu Wang, 2017, Molecular plant on p. 297-308

Arabidopsis CBF3 and DELLAs positively regulate each other in response to low temperature

Mingqi Zhou, Hu Chen, Donghui Wei, Hong Ma, Juan Lin, 2017, Scientific Reports

Phylogenomic analyses of large-scale nuclear genes provide new insights into the evolutionary relationships within the rosids

Lei Zhao, Xia Li, Ning Zhang, Shu Dong Zhang, Ting Shuang Yi, Hong Ma, Zhen Hua Guo, De Zhu Li, 2016, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution on p. 166-176

Multiple Polyploidization Events across Asteraceae with Two Nested Events in the Early History Revealed by Nuclear Phylogenomics

Chien Hsun Huang, Caifei Zhang, Mian Liu, Yi Hu, Tiangang Gao, Ji Qi, Hong Ma, 2016, Molecular biology and evolution on p. 2820-2835

High-Impact Papers

Ancestral polyploidy in seed plants and angiosperms

Yuannian Jiao, Norman J. Wickett, Saravanaraj Ayyampalayam, André S. Chanderbali, Lena Landherr, Paula E. Ralph, Lynn P. Tomsho, Yi Hu, Haiying Liang, Pamela S. Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis, Sandra W. Clifton, Scott E. Schlarbaum, Stephan C. Schuster, Hong Ma, Jim Leebens-Mack, Claude W. Depamphilis, 2011, Nature on p. 97-100

The Amborella genome and the evolution of flowering plants

Claude W. DePamphilis, Jeffrey D. Palmer, Steve Rounsley, David Sankoff, Stephan C. Schuster, Jetty S.S. Ammiraju, W. Bradley Barbazuk, Srikar Chamala, Andre S. Chanderbali, Ronald Determann, Ma Hong, Paula Ralph, Jason Talag, Lynn Tomsho, Brandon Walts, Stefan Wanke, Rod A. Wing, Tien Hao Chang, Tianying Lan, Douglas E. Soltis, Siwaret Arikit, Michael J. Axtell, Saravanaraj Ayyampalayam, James M. Burnette, Emanuele De Paoli, Nina P. Farrell, Alex Harkess, Yuannian Jiao, James Leebens-Mack, Kun Liu, Wenbin Mei, Blake C. Meyers, Saima Shahid, Eric Wafula, Susan R. Wessler, Jixian Zhai, Xiaoyu Zhang, Victor A. Albert, Lorenzo Carretero-Paulet, Eric Lyons, Haibao Tang, Chunfang Zheng, Naomi S. Altman, Feng Chen, Jian Qun Chen, Vincent Chiang, Joshua P. Der, Bruno Fogliani, Chunce Guo, Jesper Harholt, Claudette Job, Dominique Job, Sangtae Kim, Hongzhi Kong, Guanglin Li, N. Li, Jie Liu, Jongsun Park, Xinshuai Qi, Loïc Rajjou, Valérie Burtet-Sarramegna, Ron Sederoff, Ying Hsuan Sun, Peter Ulvskov, Matthieu Villegente, Jia Yu Xue, Ting Feng Yeh, Xianxian Yu, Juan J. Acosta, Riva A. Bruenn, Alexandre De Kochko, Luis R. Herrera-Estrella, Enrique Ibarra-Laclette, Matias Kirst, Solon P. Pissis, Valérie Poncet, Pamela S. Soltis, 2013, Science

Identification of shared single copy nuclear genes in Arabidopsis, Populus, Vitis and Oryza and their phylogenetic utility across various taxonomic levels

Jill M. Duarte, P. Kerr Wall, Patrick P. Edger, Lena L. Landherr, Hong Ma, J. Chris Pires, Jim Leebens-Mack, Claude W. Depamphilis, 2010, BMC Evolutionary Biology

Comparison of next generation sequencing technologies for transcriptome characterization

P. Kerr Wall, Jim Leebens-Mack, André S. Chanderbali, Abdelali Barakat, Erik Wolcott, Haiying Liang, Lena Landherr, Lynn P. Tomsho, Yi Hu, John E. Carlson, Hong Ma, Stephan C. Schuster, Douglas E. Soltis, Pamela S. Soltis, Naomi Altman, Claude W. de Pamphilis, 2009, BMC Genomics

Evolution of F-box genes in plants

Guixia Xu, Hong Ma, Masatoshi Nei, Hongzhi Kong, 2009, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 835-840

Resolution of deep angiosperm phylogeny using conserved nuclear genes and estimates of early divergence times

Liping Zeng, Qiang Zhang, Renran Sun, Hongzhi Kong, Ning Zhang, Hong Ma, 2014, Nature Communications

Brassinosteroids control male fertility by regulating the expression of key genes involved in Arabidopsis anther and pollen development

Qianqian Ye, Wenjiao Zhu, Lei Li, Shanshan Zhang, Yanhai Yin, Hong Ma, Xuelu Wang, 2010, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 6100-6105

Defective pollen wall is required for anther and microspore development in rice and encodes a fatty acyl carrier protein reductase

Jing Shi, Hexin Tan, Xiao Hong Yu, Yuanyun Liu, Wanqi Liang, Kosala Ranathunge, Rochus Benni Franke, Lukas Schreiber, Yujiong Wang, Guoying Kai, John Shanklin, Hong Ma, Dabing Zhang, 2011, Plant Cell on p. 2225-2246

Carbon Starved Anther encodes a MYB domain protein that regulates sugar partitioning required for rice pollen development

Hui Zhang, Wanqi Liang, Xijia Yang, Xue Luo, Ning Jiang, Hong Ma, Dabing Zhang, 2010, Plant Cell on p. 672-689

The transcriptome landscape of Arabidopsis male meiocytes from high-throughput sequencing

Hongxing Yang, Pingli Lu, Yingxiang Wang, Hong Ma, 2011, Plant Journal on p. 503-516