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LIU Zhong-qi


NameLIU Zhong-Qi

Education: Ph.D., Nanjing Agricultural University, July, 1990.

           Major: Crop breeding and genetics

Research interests: Plant nutrition physiology and molecular biology

Position and experience:  

Professor of Environmental Biology in Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People`s Republic of China from January 2012 to present. He has completed more than 30 national key R & D projects, published more than 80 papers in core journals, obtained 6 national invention patents and 4 provincial scientific and technological progress awards. In recent years, He is focusing on the safe utilization techniques for heavy metal polluted farmlands, studies on the mechanism of cadmium metabolism in rice. He has invented a new strategy to safely utilize Cd-polluted farmlands by interception of crop nutrient organs and regulation of non-selective cation channels (NSCCs). A new technical model has been established based on "low accumulation varieties + alkaline fertilizer + foliar regulation" (i.e., VFR model), which has been widely extended in heavy metal polluted areas of southern China.

Main references

Xiaoxiao Han, Changbo Zhang, Changrong Wang, Yongchun Huang, Zhongqi Liu*. Gadolinium inhibits cadmium transport by blocking non-selective cation channels in rice seedlings. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2019, 179:160-166.

Weijie Xue, Changbo Zhang, Peipei Wang, Changrong Wang, Yongchun Huang, Xin Zhang, Zhongqi Liu*. Rice vegetative organs alleviate cadmium toxicity by altering the chemical forms of cadmium and increasing the ratio of calcium to manganese. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2019, 184:109640.IF4.527 ISSN: 0147-6513

Changrong Wang, Yongchun Huang*, Xiaorong Yang, Weijie Xue, Xin Zhang, Yahui Zhang, Jie Pang, Yuemin Liu, Zhongqi Liu*. Burkholderia sp. Y4 inhibits cadmium accumulation in rice by increasing essential nutrient uptake and preferentially absorbing cadmium. Chemosphere 2020, 252:126603 (JCR Q1IF2020=5.778)

Yanling Zhao, Changbo Zhang, Changrong Wang, Yongchun Huang, Zhongqi Liu*. Increasing phosphate inhibits cadmium uptake in plants and promotes synthesis of amino acids in grains of rice. Environmental Pollution, 2020, 257:113496. (IF 6.792). ISSN: 0269-7491

Kai Yuan, Changrong Wang, Changbo Zhang, Yongchun Huang, Peipei Wang, Zhongqi Liu*. Rice grains alleviate cadmium toxicity by expending glutamate and increasing manganese in the cadmium contaminated farmland. Environmental Pollution, 2020, 262: 114236. (IF 6.792). ISSN: 0269-7491

Weijie Xue, Peipei Wang, Li Tang, Changbo Zhang, Changrong Wang, Yongchun Huang, Xin Zhang, Yaokui Li, Bingran Zhao*, Zhongqi Liu*. Citric acid inhibits Cd uptake by improving the preferential transport of Mn and triggering the defense response of amino acids in grains. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 211 (2021) 111921. Q1IF2021=6.291)

Changrong Wang, Yongchun Huang, Changbo Zhang, Yahui Zhang, Kai Yuan, Weijie Xue, Yaping Liu, Yuemin Liu, Zhongqi Liu*. Inhibition effects of long-term calcium-magnesia phosphate fertilizer application on Cd uptake in rice: Regulation of the iron-nitrogen coupling cycle by the soil microbial community. Journal of Hazardous Materials 416 (2021) 125916.  (JCR Q1IF2021=10.588)