Feng Chao
Highest Education Ph.D
Phone 020-37088127
Email chaofeng@scbg.ac.cn
Office Xingke Road 723, Tianhe District, Guangzhou City
Education and Appointments

Dr. Feng earned his B.S. from Huazhong Agricultural University in 2009 and Ph.D from Zhejiang University in 2014. He joined South China Botanical Garden (SCBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences, as an assistant professor after graduation, and then as an associate professor from 2022.

Research Interest

Plant Genome and Evolution

Public Services
Selected Publication

1 Feng Chao#, Wang Jing#, Harris A. J., Folta Kevin M., Zhao Mizhao*, Kang Ming*. Tracing the diploid ancestry of the cultivated octoploid strawberry. Molecular Biology and Evolution 2021, 38:478–485.

2 Feng Chao, Wang Jing, Wu Lingqing, Kong Hanghui, Yang Lihua, Feng Chen, Wang Kai*, Rausher Mark*, Kang Ming*. The genome of a cave plant, Primulina huaijiensis, provides insights into adaptation to limestone karst habitats. New Phytologist 2020, 227:12491263.

3 Feng Chao, Xu Meizhen, Feng Chen, von Wettberg Eric J.B., Kang Ming*. The complete chloroplast genome of Primulina and two novel strategies for development of high polymorphic loci for population genetic and phylogenetic studies. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2017, 17:224.

4 Feng Chen, Ding Dehui, Feng Chao*, Kang Ming. The identification of an R2R3-MYB transcription factor involved in regulating anthocyanin biosynthesis in Primulina swinglei flowers. Gene 2020, 752:144788.

5 Feng Chao, Xu Changjie, Wang Yue, Liu Wenli, Yin Xueren, Li Xian, Chen Ming, Chen Kunsong*. Codon usage patterns in Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra) based on RNA-Seq data. BMC Genomics 2013, 14:732.

6 Feng Chao#, Chen Ming#, Xu Changji, Bai Lin, Yin Xueren, Li Xian, Allan Andrew C., Ferguson Ian B., Chen Kunsong*. Transcriptomic analysis of Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra) fruit development and ripening using RNA-Seq. BMC Genomics 2012, 13:19.

7 Liu Chaoyang#, Feng Chao#, Peng Weizhuo, Hao Jingjing, Wang Juntao, Pan Jianjun, He Yehua*. Chromosome-level draft genome of a diploid plum (Prunus salicina). GigaScience 2020, 9:giaa130.

8 Lin Xinggu#, Feng Chao#, Lin Tao, Harris A.J., Li Yingzhi*, Kang Ming*. Jackfruit genome and population genomics provide insights into fruit evolution and domestication history in China. Horticulture Research 2022, 9:ubac173.

9 Chen Lianfu#, Feng Chao#, Wang Rong, Nong Xiaojue, Deng Xiaoxia, Chen Xiaoyong*, Yu Hui*. A chromosome-level genome assembly of the pollinating fig wasp Valisia javana. DNA Research 2022, 29:dsac014.

10 Zhang Qiuyun#, Feng Chao#, Li Wenhui, Qu Zehui, Zheng Ming, Xi Wanpeng*. Transcriptional regulatory networks controlling taste and aroma quality of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) fruit during ripening. BMC Genomics 2019, 20:45.

11 Feng Chen, Feng Chao, Lin Xinggu, Liu Shenghui, Li Yingzhi, Kang Ming*. A chromosome-level genome assembly provides insights into ascorbic acid accumulation and fruit softening in guava (Psidium guajava). Plant Biotechnology Journal 2021, 19:717730.

12 Fu Xiumin, Feng Chao, Wang Chunyan, Yin Xueren, Lu Pengjun, Grierson Don, Xu Changjie*, Chen Kunsong. Involvement of multiple phytoene synthase genes in tissue- and cultivar-specific accumulation of carotenoids in loquat. Journal of Experimental Botany 2014, 65:4679–4689.

13 Hu Yuxi, Feng Chao, Yang Lihua, Edger Patrick P., Kang Ming*. Genomic population structure and local adaptation of the wild strawberry Fragaria nilgerrensis. Horticulture Research 2022, 9:uhab059.

14 Mei Lei, Feng Chao, Zhao Tianlun, Li Cheng, Yan Shufeng, Li Cong, Feng Jiyu, Zhang Fan, Zhang Yi, Xiao Qinzhi, He Qiuling, Chen Jinhong, Zhu Shuijin*. Characterizations of male sterility in a glyphosate-tolerant upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) induced by glyphosate and its assessments on safety utilization. Industrial Crops and Products 2019, 134:318–327.

15 Tao Junjie, Feng Chao, Ai Bin, Kang Ming*. Adaptive molecular evolution of the two-pore channel 1 gene TPC1 in the karst-adapted genus Primulina (Gesneriaceae). Annals of Botany 2016, 118:1257–1268.

16 Feng Chen, Feng Chao, Yang Lihua, Kang Ming*, Rausher Mark D. Genetic architecture of quantitative flower and leaf traits in a pair of sympatric sister species of Primulina. Heredity 2019, 122:864–876.

17 Wang Jing, Feng Chao, Jiao Tenglong, Von Wettberg EB, Kang Ming*. Genomic signature of adaptive divergence despite strong nonadaptive forces on edaphic islands: a case study of Primulina juliae. Genome Biology and Evolution 2017, 9:3495–3508.