Ornamental Plant Resources, Germplasm Innovation and Utilization

Research Areas

Classification and assessment, domestication, propagation, breeding and commercialization of ornamental plants; genetic mechanisms in plant morphology and development. Interests are mainly focused on NelumboBegonia and other taxa with important ornamental values.

Principal Investigator (PI)
Daike Tian, Ph.D., Professor
Tel: 86-21-57762652 Fax: 86-21-57762652
Email: dktian@sibs.ac.cn
Address: 3888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang Shanghai, 201602, China Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy
Education Background

Ph.D. in Horticulture, Auburn University, USA, 2008
M.S. in Botany, Kunming Institute of Botany and Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1999
B.S. in Biology Education, Hunan Normal University, China, 1993


2011-            Professor, Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai, China
2009 - 2011  Professor, South China Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
2001 - 2003  Researcher and Project Manager, Shanghai Four Seasons Horticultural & Environmental Technology Co., Ltd, Shanghai, China
2000 - 2001  Research Assistant, Kunming Institute of Botany of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming China
1999 - 2000  Visiting Scholar, Toyama Botanical Garden, Japan
1993 - 1996  Assistant Engineer, Hunan Normal University, Hunan Institute of Biology, Changsha, China

Dasheng Zhang
Ph D., Associate Professor
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Email: zhdash001@163.com
Fengluan Liu
Ph.D., Research Associate
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Email: 19liu19@163.com
Naifeng Fu
M.S., Research Associate
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Qingqing Liu
M.S., Research Associate
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Email: nicecocoliu@sina.com
Yan Xiao
M.S., Research Assistant
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Email: xiaoyan881002@163.com


Mi Qin E-mail:1242294284@qq.com

Li Liu E-mail:15773206017@163.com

Jie Min E-mail:1936328606@qq.com

Qing Chen E-mail:872836210@qq.com


Selected Publications

  1. Zhao B, Fu N F, Xiang Y C, Tian D K*.  Screening of high-quality substrate for soilless culture of Begonia cucullata Willd. Agricultural Science & Technology. 2017.18(7):1295-1300.

  2. Liu AMTian DK*, Xiang YC*, Mo HB. Biochar improved growth of an important medicinal plant (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge) and inhibited its cadmium uptake. Journal of Plant Biology & Soil Health. 2016. 3(2): 6-11.

  3. Feng CY, Li SS, Yin DD, Zhang HJ, Tian DK, Wu Q, Wang LJ, Su S, Wang LS*. Rapid determination of flavonoids in plumules of sacred lotus cultivars and assessment of their antioxidant activities. Industrial Crops and Products.2016. 87:96–104.

  4. Liu AMTian DK*, Xiang YC*, Mo HB. Effects of Biochar on growth of Asian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) and cadmium uptake in artificially cadmium-polluted water. Scientia Horticulturae. 2016. 198:311-317.

  5. Li C, Yang LH, Tian DK*, Chen YWu RJFu NFBegonia leipingensis (Begoniaceae), a new compound-leaved species with unique petiolule pattern from Guangxi of China. Phytotaxa. 2016. 244 (1): 045-056.

  6. Li C, Tian DK*, Li XP, Fu NF. Morphological and molecular identification of natural hybridization between Begonia hemsleyana and B. macrotomaScientia Horticulturae.2015. 192: 357-360.

  7. Li CMo HBTian DK*Xu YXMeng J, Tilt K. Genetic diversity and structure of American lotus (Nelumbo lutea Willd.) in North America revealed from microsatellite markers. Scientia Horticulturae. 2015.189:17–21.

  8. Tian DK*, Li C,  Li CH, Li XJ. Begonia pulchrifolia (sect. Platycentrum), a new species of Begoniaceae from Sichuan of China. Phytotaxa. 2015. 207(3): 242–252.

  9. Xiao Y, Li CHsieh TY, Tian DK*, Zhou JJ, Zhang DG, Chen GX*Eutrema bulbiferum (Brassicaceae), a new species with bulbils from Hunan, China. Phytotaxa. 2015. 219 (03): 233-242.

  10. Zhang WWTian DK*, Huang XXu YXMo HBLiu YBMeng JZhang DS. Characterization of flower-bud transcriptome and development of genic SSR markers in Asian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.).PLoS One. 2014. 9(11): e112223. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112223.

  11. Tian DK*Li CYan YHLi XPMeng JBegonia intermedia, a new species of Begoniaceae from Hainan China. Phytotaxa. 2014.166 (2): 114–122.

  12. Tian DK*Mo HBZhang WWHuang XLi CXu YX. Progress on international lotus registration and construction of International Nelumbo Database. Acta Horticulturae. 2014.1035:79-85.

  13. Tian DK*Huang XMeng JMo HBLi XP, Wang HZ, Shen CY, Pang B. Investigation on phenology and phenotypic diversity of Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb. provenances from China and other Asian countries. Acta Horticulturae2013. 977:287-297

Published in Chinese

  1. Chen YZhang WWMo HBFu NFTian DK*.Construction of a genetic linkage map of lotus (Nelumbo Adans.) using EST-SSR markers. Molecular Plant Breeding. 2017. (Accepted)

  2. Zhao BFu NF, Xiang YC*, Tian DK*. Effects of light intensity and planting substrates on the growth of Begonia ningmingensis ‘Ningming Silver’, a new begonia cultivar. Guihaia. 2017. (Online)

  3. Wu XZhang DSTian DK*, Zhang WWLiu QQLiu FLChen QZhao XS, Wu SH*. Construction and identification of flower buds cDNA Library of Asian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera). Subtropical Plant Science.2016. 45(1): 48-52.

  4. Zhao BFu NF, Xiang YC*, Tian DK*. Effects of light intensity on the growth of Begonia cucullata and B. wallichianaActa Agriculturae Shanghai. 2016326):25-30.

  5. Xiao YTian DK*, Zhang DG, Chen GX*, Li C. A newly recorded genus in Hu’ nan Province: Rhabdothamnopsis Hemsley ( Gesneriaceae). Plant Diversity and Resources. 2015. 24(1): 113-115.

  6. Xu YXZhang WWMo HBLi C, Cao JG, Tian DK*. Genetic diversity analysis of Nelumbo accession based on EST-SSR markers. Plant Diversity Resources. 2015. 37 (5):595-604.

  7. Chen YZhang WWTian DK*, Wang JG*. Cloning, subcellular localization and expression analysis of NnFUL genes from lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.). Acta Agriculturae Shanghai. 31(4):11-18.

  8. Li XJTian DK*, Li C, Liu KM*, Li XP, Masashi NAKATA. The history, culture, utilization, germplasm diversity and research advances of Begonia grandis Dry. Botanical Research. 2014. 3, 117-139.  

  9. Huang XTian DK*, Zhang WW, Zeng SJ, Mo HB. Comparison of floral organ morphological development between single and double flowers in Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. Plant Diversity Resources. 2014. 36 (3): 303-309.

  10. Liu AM, Xiang YC*, Tian DK*. A Review on heavy metals pollution in vegetables and application potential of biochar to mitigate pollution. Journal of Changjiang Vegetables 2014. (02): 5-16. 

Patents Applied:

  1. Tian DKZhang DSChen QZhao XSFu NFLiu QQChen MJ, Wu SH. An in vitro regeneration method for Begonia wallichiana. 2016. NO. 201610824265.2.

  2. Tian DKZhang DSChen QLiu QQLiu FLZhao XSWu XChen MJ, Wu SH. A method for transient gene expression in lotus (Nelumbo Adans). 2016. NO. 201610824255.9.

  3. Tian DKLi XP, Li XJ. A cutting propagation technique for Begonia coptidifolia, an endangered and rare species. 2013. NO. 201310582499.7.

New Cultivars Registered Internationally:

  1. 12/2015, Nelumbo nucifera‘Hong Sijuan’ and Nelumbo ‘Zhongmei Jiao’.

  2. 10/2014, Saxifraga stolonifera‘Hei Kui’.