Dr Xiaoqi Feng
Cell and Developmental Biology
Xiaoqi works on sexual reproduction in plants to understand how plant germ cells maintain their genetic integrity and maximise reproductive success.
By employing a combination of molecular, genomics and imaging approaches, the lab investigates the influence of genetic and epigenetic factors on male sexual lineage.
A particular research interest is germ cell sensitivity and response to the environment such as changing temperatures, with implications for improving crop fertility and yield when food security is becoming a more important issue in a changing climate.
ContactTel: 01603 450684
Nature Genetics 50 p130-137
Publisher’s version: 10.1038/s41588-017-0008-5
Developmental Cell 24 (3) p215-25
Publisher’s version: 10.1016/j.devcel.2013.01.014
Science 337 p1360-4
Publisher’s version: 10.1126/science.1224839
Arabidopsis male sexual lineage exhibits more robust maintenance of CG methylation than somatic tissues.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113 p15132-15137
Publisher’s version: 10.1073/pnas.1619074114
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113 p15138-15143
Publisher’s version: 10.1073/pnas.1619047114
Plant Cell Physiology 10.1093 ppcv087
Publisher’s version: 10.1093/pcp/pcv087
Development 137 p2409-16
Publisher’s version: 10.1242/dev.049320
Biochemical Society Transactions 38 p571-6
Publisher’s version: 10.1042/BST0380571
BBSRC David Phillips Fellow, 2014-19
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