UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Jiancheng Song

Biological Sciences



Fields of Research

  • Plant genomics
  • Gene regulation
  • Plant breeding
  • Developmental Biology

Researcher Summary

Research interests: genetic regulation of cytokinin homeostasis and its role in plant development, seed yield and  stress resistance; Molecular marker assisted plant breeding

Subject Area: Disciplines

Key Methodologies

  • Gene isolation and expression
  • Quantitative real-time PCR
  • AFLP, SSR
  • Transcriptome

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Dhandapani P., Song J., Novak O. and Jameson PE. (2016) Infection by Rhodococcus fascians maintains cotyledons as a sink tissue for the pathogen.. Annals of Botany (Journal Article)
  • Jameson PE. and Song J. (2016) Cytokinin: a key driver of seed yield. Journal of Experimental Botany 67(3): 593 - 606. (Journal Article)
  • Roche J., Love J., Guo Q., Song J., Cao M., Fraser K., Huege J., Jones C., Novak O. and Turnbull MH. (2016) Metabolic changes and associated cytokinin signals in response to nitrate assimilation in roots and shoots of Lolium perenne. Physiologia Plantarum 156(4): 497 - 511. (Journal Article)
  • Song J., Jiang L. and Jameson PE. (2015) Expression patterns of Brassica napus genes implicate IPT sucrose transporter, cell wall invertase, and amino acid permease gene family members in leaf, flower, silique, and seed development. Journal of Experimental Botany 66(16): 5067 - 5082. (Journal Article)
  • Evans T., Song J. and Jameson PE. (2012) Micro-scale chlorophyll analysis and developmental expression of a cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase gene during leaf development and senescence. Plant Growth Regulation 66(1): 95 - 99. (Journal Article)
  • Jameson PE., O'Keefe DJ. and Song J. (2012) Is targeted modification of cytokinin regulatory gene activity in Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa an appropriate model for forage brassica, B. napus? Agronomy New Zealand 42 193 - 204. (Journal Article)
  • Song J., Jiang L. and Jameson PE. (2012) Co-ordinate regulation of cytokinin gene family members during flag leaf and reproductive development in wheat. BMC Plant Biology 12 16. (Journal Article)
  • Song J; Jiang L; Jameson PE (2011) Co-ordinate Regulation of Cytokinin Gene Family Members Controls Leaf and Reproductive Development in Wheat. Changchun, China: The 1st Annual World Congress of Agricultural Biotechnology, 28 30 Jan 2011 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Jaya E., Song J., Clemens J. and Jameson PE. (2011) Effect of environment and shoot architecture on floral transition and gene expression in Eucalyptus occidentalis and Metrosideros excelsa. Plant Growth Regulation 64(1): 53 - 61. (Journal Article)
  • O'Keefe D., Song J. and Jameson PE. (2011) Isopentenyl Transferase and Cytokinin Oxidase/Dehydrogenase Gene Family Members are Differentially Expressed During Pod and Seed Development in Rapid-cycling Brassica. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 30(1): 92 - 99. (Journal Article)
  • Song J., Clemens J. and Jameson PE. (2011) Expression of floral identity genes in Clianthus maximus during mass inflorescence abortion and floral development. Annals of Botany 107(9): 1501 - 1509. (Journal Article)
  • Sooda A., Song J., Jameson PE. and Clemens J. (2011) Phase change and flowering in Pachycladon exile and isolation of LEAFY and TERMINAL FLOWER1 homologues. New Zealand Journal of Botany 49(2): 281 - 293. (Journal Article)
  • Song J; Jiang L; Jameson PE (2010) Cytokinin homeostasis and its genetic regulation during vegetative and reproductive development in wheat. Tarragona, Spain: Proceeding of the 20th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances, 28 02 Jan 2010 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Jaya ESKD., Clemens J., Song J., Zhang H. and Jameson PE. (2010) Quantitative expression analysis of meristem identity genes in Eucalyptus occidentalis: AP1 is an expression marker for flowering. Tree Physiology 30(2): 304 - 312. (Journal Article)
  • Song J., Jiang L. and Jameson PE. (2010) Identification and quantitative expression of cytokinin regulatory genes during seed and leaf development in wheat. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand: Seed Symposium: Seeds for Futures, In Proceedings of a joint symposium between the Agronomy Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Grassland Association(13 & 14): 131 - 137.26 27 Jan 2008. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Song J; Jiang L; Jameson PE (2009) Isolation and quantitative expression of cytokinin regulatory genes during seed and leaf development in wheat. St. Louis, MO, USA: The 9th IPMB Congress., 25 30 Jan 2009 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Harris JC., Song J., Jameson PE. and Clemens J. (2009) Autonomous, environmental and exogenous gibberellin regulation of floral development and isolation of a putative partial FLORICAULA/LEAFY homologue in Phormium cookianum (Agavaceae). Plant Growth Regulation 58(2): 191 - 199. (Journal Article)
  • Song J., Clemens J. and Jameson PE. (2008) Quantitative expression analysis of the ABC genes in Sophora tetraptera, a woody legume with an unusual sequence of floral organ development. Journal of Experimental Botany 59(2): 247 - 259. (Journal Article)
  • Song J., Murdoch J., Gardiner SE., Young A., Jameson PE. and Clemens J. (2008) Molecular markers and a sequence deletion in intron 2 of the putative partial homologue of LEAFY reveal geographical structure to genetic diversity in the acutely threatened legume genus Clianthus. Biological Conservation 141(8): 2041 - 2053. (Journal Article)
  • Song J; Jameson PE (2007) Spatial and Temporal Expression of Cytokinin Metabolic Genes in Wheat. Puerto Vallata, Mexico: The 19th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances, 21 26 Jan 2007 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Song J; Clemens J; Jameson PE (2006) Floral Identity Genes in Woody Legumes: A Quantitative Test of The ABC Model. Adelaide, Australia: The 8th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology, 20 25 Jan 2006 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Song J; Jameson PE; Burge GK; Clemens J (2005) Quantitative expression of floral identity genes in Clianthus and Sophora. Lincoln, New Zealand: Annual Conference of the New Zealand Society of Plant Physiologists (NZSPP), 22 Jan 2005 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Song J. (2005) Genetic diversity and flowering in Clianthus and New Zealand Sophora (Fabaceae). Palmerston North, New Zealand. Massey University. (Thesis / Dissertation)
  • Song J; Jameson PE; Burge GK; Clemens J (2004) Molecular mechanisms of floral transition and development and postharvest responsiveness in Clianthus and Sophora. Canberra, Australia: 18th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances (IPGSA), 20 Jan 2004 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Song J; Jameson PE; Burge GK; Clemens J (2004) The Genetic Diversity and Floral Potential of Clianthus, an Endangered New Zealand Endemic. Gold Coast, Australia: Harnessing the Potential of Horticulture in the Asia-Pacific Region, 01 Jan 2004 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Song J; Jameson PE; Burge GK; Clemens J (2002) Contrasting developmental behavior in two woody leguminous species: Clianthus and Sophora. Christchurch, New Zealand: Microbes and Molecules 2002 Conference, 26 Jan 2002 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Li CB., Song JC., Jiang LJ., Yang CY., Wang QB. and Wang SY. (2002) Identification of RAPD Markers Linked to MRDV Resistant Genes and Their Application in Maker-assisted Selections. Acta Agronomica Sinica 28(4): 564 - 568. (Journal Article)
  • Yang CY. and Song JC. (2001) Transgenic Corn with Bt Toxin Protein Gene and Insect-Resistance. Journal of Maize Sciences 9(1): 88 - 93. (Journal Article)
  • Mett VL., Mett VA., Song JC., Jones WT. and Reynolds PHS. (2000) Expression of the anti-aspartate aminotransferase-P-2 single-chain antibody in transgenic tobacco. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 47(3): 350 - 354. (Journal Article)