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Dr Bo Xu

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Dr Bo Xu
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 330232


Bo joined in 2016 following a post-doctoral fellowship and PhD from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST). He is interested in the mechanisms and genetic changes underlying the occurrence of adaptive events and innovations during colonization of land by early plants. He obtained his PhD by elucidating a conserved gene regulatory network for water-conducting cell formation in land plants. His current project is focusing on understanding the origin of plant cuticle and co-evolution of cuticle biosynthesis pathway responding to various environmental stresses.

Key Publications

Xu, B., Ohtani, M., Yamaguchi, M., Toyooka, K., Wakazaki, M., Sato, M., Nakano, Y., Sano, R., Hiwatashi, Y., Murata, T., Yoneda, A., Kato, K., Hasebe, M. and Demura, T. (2014) Contribution of NAC Transcription factors to plant adaptation to land. Science 343, 1505-1508

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