Shunong BAI

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Shunong BAI

Professor of Plant Developmental Biology

College of Life SciencesPKU

5 Yiheyuan RoadBeijing, 100871

Tel:  86-10-6276-1444

Fax: 86-10-6275-1526


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Ph.D., Plant physiology, Institute of Botany, CAS, 1990

MS, Plant physiology, WuhanUniversity, 1986

BA, Agronomy, Anhui Agricultural College, 1982



Research interests: 

How an plant organ is formed from a group of undifferentiated cells, focusing on stamen;
whild particular interest in the regulatory mechanism at chromatin level.



1998-present   Professor, College of Life SciencesPekingUniversity

1997-1998      Research Associate, Plant development, University of California at Berkeley

1996-1998      Professor, Institute of Botany, CAS

1994-1996      Associate professor, Institute of Botany, CAS

1990-1994      Assistant professor, Institute of Botany, CAS

1991-1994      Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Plant Biology, UCB, with Z. R. Sung

1987-1990      Graduate student for PhD degree, Institute of Botany, CAS

1986-1987     Education strategist, participated in the establishment of Hefei Institute of 
 Economy and Technology, sponsored by the Chinese National Tobacco

1983-1986      Graduate student for MS degree, WuhanUniversity

1982-1983     Junior Scientist, Huaibei Seed Corporation


2009              Awarded of Academician Fu-Qing Yang and Yang-Yuan Wang Prize for 
               excellence of teaching and research of Peking University

2008-present   Associate editor of Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

2004              Member of Local Organizing committee of 18th ICSPR

2002              NSFC panelist in developmental biology

1997-2000    Member of Steering committee for the MST program of “Molecular Mechanism of Sexual Reproduction in Higher Plants”

1994-1995    CAS panelist of the panel of strategy research for the development of biology in CAS

1991-1993    The Rockefeller fellow of Rice Biotechnology Program 


Selected Publications:

  1. Bai SN, Xu ZH (2012) Bird -Nest Puzzle - Can the study of unisexual flowers such as cucumber solve the problem of plant sex determination? Protoplasma 249 (Suppl 2):S119S123

  2. Gu HT, Wang DH, Li X, He CX, Xu ZH, Bai SN (2011) Characterization of an ethylene inducible, calcium dependent nuclease that is differentially expressed in cucumber flower development. New Phytologist192:590-600

  3. Sun JJ Li F, Li X, Liu XC, Rao GY, Luo JC, Wang DH, Xu ZH, Bai SN (2010) Why is ethylene involved in selective promotion of female flower development in cucumber? Plant Signal. Behavior 5 (8)

  4. Bai, SN and Xu, ZH (2010) From ethylene promotion of female flowers to ethylene inhibition of stamen development: a review on the study of developmental fate of inappropriate organs in unisexual cucumber flowers. Sci. Sin Vitae 40(6): 469-475

  5. Wang DH, Li F, Duan QH, Han T, Xu ZH, Bai SN (2010) Ethylene perception is involved in female cucumber flower development. Plant J. 61862-872

  6. Duan QH, Wang HD, Xu ZH, Bai SN (2008) Stamen development in Arabidopsis is arrested by organ-specific overexpression of a cucumber ethylene synthesis gene CsACO2. Planta 228 (4): 537-543

  7. Lu XC, He Y, Chen M, Tian SL, Bai SN (2008) Daylength responses of various morphogenetic events after panicle initiation in late japonica rice (Oryza sativa L. vs. japonica). Plant Biology 10: 388-397  

  8. Lu XC, Gong HQ, Huang ML, Bai SL, He YB, Mao XZ, Geng Z, Li SG, Wei LP, Yuwen JS, Xu ZH, Bai SN (2006) Molecular analysis of early rice stamen development using organ-specific gene expression profiling Plant Mol. Biol. 61: 845-861

  9. Peng YB, Zou C, Wang HD, Gong HQ, Xu ZH, Bai SN (2006) Preferential localization of abscisic acid in primordial and nursing cells of reproductive organs of Arabidopsis and cucumber. New Phytologist 170: 459-466

  10. Xu CR, Liu C, Wang YL, Li LC, Chen WQ, Xu ZH, Bai SN (2005) Histone acetylation affects expression of cellular patterning genes in the Arabidopsis root epidermis. PNAS 102: 14469-14474

  11. Bai SL, Peng YB, Cui JX, Gu HT, Xu LY, Li YQ, Xu ZH, Bai SN (2004) Developmental analyses reveal early arrests of the spore-bearing parts of reproductive organs in unisexual flowers of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Planta 220 (2): 230-240

  12. Hao YJ, Wang Dh, Peng YB, Bai SL, Xu LY, Li YQ, Xu ZH, Bai SN (2003) DNA damage in early primordial anther is closely correlated with the stamen arrest in female flower of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Planta217(6): 888-95

  13. Liang YK, Wang Y, Zhang Y, Li SG, Lu XC, Li H, Zou C, Xu ZH, Bai SN (2003) OsSET1, a novel SET-domain containing gene from rice. J. Exp. Bot. 54: 1995-1996

  14. Xu ZH, Bai SN (2002) Impact of biotechnology on agriculture in China. Trends in Plant Science 7: 374-375

  15. Bai SN, Tan KH (2001) Does the leaf-derived signal generated in photoperiod has specific effects on particular morphologenetic events occurred in shoot apex? ---- Reconsideration of the research on the photoperiodic sensitive genic male sterile rice. Chinese Science Bulletin 46: 788-792

  16. Yang, L., Chen, M. Liu, F. Geng, Y., Chen, C. Li, Y. Cao, Z., Xu, Z. and Bai, SN (1999) Carpel of cucumber (Cucumis sativus. L) male flowers maintains early primordia characteristics during organ development.Chinese Science Bulletin, 44(23): 2509-2513

  17. Bai SN (1999) Phenomena, interpretation of the phenomena and the developmental unit in plants. inAdvances of Botany Vol II, ed. Li, Chensheng. 52-69, Higher Education Publish House, Beijing





Bai SN (2003) Developmental Biology of Plants PKU Press, Beijing

Fan QC, Bai SN (2002) Principles of Developmental Biology. Higher Education Publish House, Beijing