Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
Siming Gan is a professor in tree biotechnology at Research Institute of Tropical Forestry (RITF), Chinese Academy of Forestry. He received a Ph.D. in tree genetics and breeding in 1999 at Nanjing Forestry University. Since then he has been working as the head for tree biotechnology at RITF. His research interests involve molecular dissection of complex traits and development of functional DNA markers applicable for practical breeding in hardwood species, in Eucalyptus in particular. His research is aimed at unraveling the genomics mechanisms underlying economically and/or ecologically important quantitative traits of trees. His running projects are focusing on identification of candidate genes controlling growth, wood properties and insect resistance through linkage mapping and association analysis approaches. Below are some selected publications in recent years (* corresponding author).
Li F, Zhou C, Weng Q, Li M, Yu X, Guo Y, Wang Y, Zhang X, Gan S*. 2015. Comparative genomics analyses reveal extensive chromosome colinearity and novel quantitative trait loci in Eucalyptus. PLoS One, 10(12): e0145144. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145144.
Deng J, Huang H, Yu X, Jin J, Lin W, Li F, Song Z, Li M, Gan S*. 2015. DiSNPindel: improved intra-individual SNP and InDel detection in direct amplicon sequencing of a diploid. BMC Bioinformatics, 16: 343. doi:10.1186/s12859-015-0790-y.
Zhou C, He X, Li F, Weng Q, Yu X, Wang Y, Li M, Shi J*, Gan S*. 2014. Development of 240 novel EST-SSRs in Eucalyptus L'Hérit. Molecular Breeding, 33(1): 221-225. doi:10.1007/s11032-013-9923-z.
Weng Q, He X, Li F, Li M, Yu X, Shi J*, Gan S*. 2014. Hybridizing ability and heterosis between Eucalyptus urophylla and E. tereticornis for growth and wood density over two environments. Silvae Genetica, 63(1-2): 15-24.
Li F, Yang F, Weng Q, Yin G, Li M, Gan S*. 2013. Generation and analysis of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) for microsatellite marker development in Calamus simplicifolius C. F. Wei. Molecular Breeding, 31(4): 867-877. doi:10.1007/s11032-013-9840-1.
Yu X, Guo Y, Zhang X, Li F, Weng Q, Li M, Gan S*. 2012. Integration of EST-CAPS markers into genetic maps of Eucalyptus urophylla and E. tereticornis and their alignment with E. grandis genome sequence. Silvae Genetica, 61(6): 247-255.