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Zeng-Fu Frank Xu


Summary

Zeng-Fu Xu, PhD, born October 15, 1965 in Pinghu, Zhejiang, China

Professor in Molecular Breeding of Energy Plants,
Director of Key Laboratory of Tropical Plant Resources and Sustainable Use,
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
88 Xuefu Road, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China
Tel: +86-158 8718 2981; Fax: +86-871-6516 0916; +86-691-871 5070

E-mail: zfxu@xtbg.ac.cn; zengfu.xu@gmail.com

Website: http://jatropha.groups.xtbg.cn/

Education
1997-2001: Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Adviser: Prof. Mee-Len Chye)

1987-1990: M. Sc. in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China (Adviser: Prof. Rongxian Zhang)

1983-1987: B. Sc. in Genetics and Breeding, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China

Research Interest
The goal of my research group is to breed improved varieties of biodiesel feedstock plants by transgenic approaches. In particular, my research group is focused on increasing the yield potential of two woody oil plants Jatropha curcas and Plukenetia volubilis through manipulating floral development and sex expression.

Agricultural Science Biotechnology Molecular Biology Plant Science

Work details

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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
Key Laboratory of Tropical Plant Resources and Sustainable Use


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