Jingyi is interested in exploring the biological meaning of the feature of endoreduplication in tapetum on male sexual development in Arabidopsis.
She is also studying the response and feedback to male sexual cells of tapetum under stress conditions and the epigenetic regulation of male sexual development in Marchantia.
Walker J., Gao H., Zhang J., Aldridge B., Vickers M., Higgins J., Feng X. (2018)Sexual-lineage-specific DNA methylation regulates meiosis in Arabidopsis.Nature Genetics (50)Publisher's version: 1061-4036
He S., Vickers M., Zhang J., Feng X. (2019)Natural depletion of histone H1 in sex cells causes DNA demethylation, heterochromatin decondensation and transposon activationeLife (8)Publisher's version: na