Yun-Yu Chen, Phd Candidate
Yun-Yu Chen is a PhD student from Taiwan interested in plant evolutionary development and bioinformatics.
He is currently working on the PhD project, the genomics studies on the Cape Primrose (Gesneriaceae). The Cape Primrose (genus Streptocarpus, Gesneriaceae)is a popular ornamental plants widely cultivated throughout Europe and Asia. This group of plants show extraordinary developmental patterns, including diversifying floral forms, the one leaf plant (unifoliate), and unequal development of cotyledon (anisocotyly). He is working on genetics and genomics basis for the Streptocarpus genus.
Y-Y Chen, K Nishii, A Spada, C-N Wang, H Sakakibara, M Kojima, F Wright, K MacKenzie, M Möller (2017) Cytokinin biosynthesis ISOPENTENYLTRANSFERASE genes are differentially expressed during phyllomorph development in the acaulescent Streptocarpus rexii (Gesneriaceae). South African Journal of Botany 109: 96-111. doi: 10.1016/j.sajb.2016.12.010
Z-J Pan, Y-Y Chen, J-S Du, Y-Y Chen, M-C Chung, W-C Tsai, C-N Wang, H-H Chen (2014) Flower
development of Phalaenopsis orchid involves functionally divergent SEPALLATA-like genes. New Phytologist 202: 1024-1042. doi: 10.1111/nph.12723
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