Yinglong Chen  PhD, Professor 


Phone: (+86) 187 9283 3596

Research Center of Soil and Water Conservation and Eco­environment 

Chinese Academy of Sciences, & Misnistry of Education

(Institute of Soil and Water Conservation 

Chinese Academy of Sciences & Ministry of Water Resources)


Research Areas

  • ​Rhizosphere interactions
  • Crop growth and physiology in stressed environments
  • Plant root development, structure and functions
  • Modelling simulations of root architecture and functions
  • Diversity and functions of microbes in ecosystems
  • Mycorrhizal technologies and applications


[Updated on 2020-02-14]

Scholarly books

1.    Liu RJ, Chen YL (2007) Mycorrhizology. China Science Press, Beijing, pp 447. ISBN: 978-7-03-017290-7 [Widely used reference book in Chinese community. Contains 14 chapters and 741 cited references. Invited by the Science Press, No. 1 academic publisher in China]

2.    Gong MQ, Chen YL, Zhong CL (1997) Mycorrhizal Research and Application. China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, pp 221. ISBN: 7-5038-1841-7. [Mycorrhizal reference book for Chinese community including 7 chapters and 548 cited references]

3.    Gong MQ, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL (1999) Song Rong (Tricholoma matsutake). Yunnan Science and Technology Press, Kunming, pp 129. ISBN 7-5416-1349-5 [Chinese]

4.    Gong MQ, Xu DP, Zhong CL, Chen YL, Brundrett B, Dell B (2000) Mycorrhizal Fungi Diversity and Applications of Inoculation Technology. Proceedings of ACIAR International Workshop on Mycorrhiza. China Forestry Publishing House, Beijing, pp196. ISBN: 7-5038-2529 [Chinese and English. I organised the workshop and played a leading role in editing the proceedings]

5.    Chen Y (Translation) Working with Mycorrhizas in Agriculture and Forestry, by Brundrett M, Bougher N, Dell B, Grove T, Malajczuk N (ACIAR, Canberra). China Science Press, Beijing, ISBN 978-7-03-061021-8 (in press).


Invited book chapters

1.    Chen Y*, Zhou T, Siddique KHM (2019) Method for characterization of root traits in chickpea germplasm for legume genomics and breeding. In: Jain M, Garg R (eds) Legume Genomics. Methods in Molecular Biology Vol. 2107. Humana, New York, NY. P. 269-275.

2.    Chen Y*, Djalovic I, Siddique KHM (2018) Advances in understanding grain legume physiology: understanding root architecture, nutrient uptake and response to abiotic stress (Chapter 2). In: Sivasankar S, Bergvinson D, Gaur P, Kumar S, Beebe S, Tamò M (eds.) Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Grain Legumes. Volume 1: Advances in Breeding and Cultivation Techniques. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. Cambridge. P. 11−27. Doi: 10.19103/AS.2017.0023.37

3.    Chen Y*, Djalovic I, Rengel Z (2015) Phenotyping for root traits (Chapter 8). In: Kumar J, Pratap A, Kumar S (eds.) Phenomics of crop plants: trends, options and limitations. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 102−128. Doi: 10.1007/978-81-322-2226-2_8

4.    Chen Y*, Liu RJ, Bi YL, Feng G (2014) Use of mycorrhizal fungi for forest plantations and minesite rehabilitation (Chapter 21). In: Solaiman ZM, Abbott LK, Varma A (eds) Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration. Soil Biology 41. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 325−355. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-45370-4_21

5.    Chen Y*, Li JX, Guo LP, He XH, Huang LQ (2014) Application of AM fungi to improve the value of medicinal plants (Chapter 10). In: Solaiman ZM, Abbott LK, Varma A (eds) Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration. Soil Biology 41. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 171−187. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-45370-4_10

6.    Wang Y*, Chen Y (2014) Recent advances in cultivation of edible mycorrhizal mushrooms (Chapter 23). In: Solaiman ZM, Abbott LK, Varma A (eds) Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration. Soil Biology 41. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 375−397. Doi 10.1007/978-3-662-45370-4_23

7.    Chen Y* (2004) Song rong (Tricholoma matsutake), a valuable mushroom from China: consumption, development and sustainability (Chapter 5). In: Kusters K and Belcher B (eds.) Forest Products, Livelihoods and Conservation: Case Studies of NTFP Systems. CIFOR Publication, Bogor, pp. 56−71

8.  Chen Y* (2004) Song rong mushroom: good fortune and fertility from a fungus (Chapter 6). In: López C and Shanley P (eds) Riches From the Forest: Food, Spices, Crafts and Resins of Asia. CIFOR Publication, Bogor, pp. 25−28


ISI-indexed journal articles 

1.       Huang C, Han X, Yang Z*, Chen Y, Rengel Z (2020) Sowing methods influence soil bacterial diversity and community composition in winter wheat-summer maize rotation on loess soil. Frontiers in Microbiology Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00192 (Accepted 28/01/2020)

2.       Zhang L, Yan M, Li H, Siddique KHM, Chen Y, Zhang S* (2020) Effects of zinc fertilizer on maize yield and water-use efficiency under different soil water conditions. Field Crops Research 248, 107718 Doi: (Accepted 6/01/2020)

3.       Đalović I*, Šeremešić S, Chen Y, Milošev D, Biberdžić M, Paunović A (2020). Yield and nutritional status of different maize genotypes in response to rates and splits of mineral fertilization. International Journal Agriculture & Biology 00: 000‒000 Doi: 10.17957/IJAB/15.1396 (Accepted 30/12/2019)

4.       Moshfeghi N*, Heidari M, Asghari H, Abadi M, Abbott l, Chen Y (2020). Foliar application of nano-Zn and mycorrhizal inoculation enhanced Zn in grain and yield of two barley (Hordeum vulgare) cultivars under field conditions. Australian Journal of Crop Science (Accepted 9 July 2019)

5.       Wang X, Xie H, Ku Y, Yang X, Chen Y, Yang N, Mei X, Cao C* (2020) Chemotaxis of Bacillus cereus YL6 and its colonization of Chinese cabbage seedlings. Plant and Soil Doi:10.1007/s11104-019-04344-y (Accepted: 24/10/2019; First online: 17/12/2019)

6.       Wang X*, Wang Q, Jin L, Sun L, Wang Q, Zhang L, Chen Y (2020) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the rhizosphere soil of poisonous plants depressed the growth of pasture grasses in the Tibetan Plateau Alpine meadow. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability Doi: 10.1080/20964129.2019.1673215 (Published online 16/10/2019)

7.       Zhou T, Wang L, Sun X, Wang X, Chen Y, Rengel Z, Liu W*, Yang W* (2020) Light intensity influence maize adaptation to low P stress by altering root morphology. Plant and Soil  Doi: (First online: 22/08/2019)

8.       Pooniya V*, Palta JA*, Chen Y, Delhaize E, Siddique KHM (2020) Impact of the TaMATE1B gene on above and below-ground growth of durum wheat grown on an acid and Al3+-toxic soil. Plant and Soil Doi: (First online 29/07/2019)

9.       Song Q, Liu Y*, Pang J, Yong JWH, Chen Y, Bai C, Gille C, Shi Q, Wu D, Han X, Li L, Siddique KHM, Lambers H (2020) Supplementary calcium restores peanut (Arachis hypogaea) growth and photosynthetic capacity under low nocturnal temperature. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: 1637 Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01637

10.   Ding J*, Liang P, Wu P, Zhu M, Li C, Zhu X, Gao D, Chen Y, Guo W* (2020) Effects of waterlogging on grain yield and associated traits of historic wheat cultivars in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China. Field Crops Research 246, 107695 Doi: (Published 1/02/2020).

11.   Luo X, Xu L, Wang Y, Dong J, Chen Y, Tang M, Fan L, Zhu Y, Liu L* (2020) An ultra-high density genetic map provides insights into genome synteny, recombination landscape and taproot skin color in radish (Raphanus sativus L.) Plant Biotechnology Journal 18(1): 274–286 Doi: 10.1111/pbi.13195

12.   Feng F, Dang P, Pu X, Wen X, Qin X*, Chen Y, Siddique KHM (2019) Contribution of proximal and distal grains within spikelets in relation to yield and yield components in the winter wheat region of China from 1948 to 2012. Agronomy 9(12): 850 Doi: (Published: 5/12/2019)

13.   Zhao W, Dong H, Zahoor R, Zhou Z*, Snider J, Chen Y, Siddique K (2019) Ameliorative effects of potassium on drought-induced decreases in fiber length of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) are associated with osmolyte dynamics during fiber development. The Crop Journal 7(5): 619-634 Doi: (Published online 6/6/2019)

14.   Yuan Z*, Chen Y, Palta JA, Prasad PAV (2019) Editorial: Adaptation of dryland plants to a changing environment. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: 1228 Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01228 (Published 08/10/2019)

15.   Zheng J, Chen T*, Chi D*, Xia G, Wu Q, Liu G, Chen W, Meng W, Chen Y, Siddique K (2019) Influence of zeolite and phosphorus applications on water use, P uptake and yield in rice under different irrigation management. Agronomy 9(9): 537 Doi:10.3390/agronomy9090537 (Published 11/09/2019)

16.   Fang Y, Miao Q, Liu S, Xu B, Zhang S, Siddique KHM, Palta J, Chen Y* (2019) Optimal wheat seeding rate is influenced by cultivar-specific topsoil and subsoil root traits. Agronomy Journal 111(6): 1–11 Doi:10.2134/agronj2019.03.0146 (Published 05/09/2019)

17.   Figueroa-Bustos V*, Palta JA, Chen Y, Siddique KHM (2019) Early Season Drought Largely Reduces Grain Yield in Wheat Cultivars with Smaller Root Systems. Plants 8(9): 305 Doi: (Published 27/08/2019)

18.   Ren A, Ying Z, Chen Y, Ren H, Li J, Abbott LK, Xiong Y* (2019) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus alters root-sourced signal (abscisic acid) for better drought acclimation in Zea mays L. seedlings. Environmental and Experimental Botany 167: 103824 Doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2019.103824 (Published online 25/07/2019)

19.   Tang H, Niu L, Wei J, Chen X, Chen Y* (2019) Phosphorus limitation improved salt tolerance in maize through tissue mass density increase, osmolytes accumulation, and Na+ uptake inhibition. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: 856 (Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00856) (Published 03 July 2019)

20.   Chen Y*, Palta J, Wu P, Siddique KHM* (2019) Editorial: Crop root systems and rhizosphere interactions. Plant and Soil 439: 1–5 Doi: 10.1007/s11104-019-04154-2 (Published on line 18 June 2019)

21.   Zhang S, Yang C, Chen M, Chen J, Pan Y, Chen Y, Rahman SU, Fan J, Zhang Y* (2019) Influence of nitrogen availability on Cd accumulation and acclimation strategy of Populus leaves under Cd exposure. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 180: 439–448

22.   Djanaguiraman M, Prasad PV*, Kumari J, Sehgal SK, Friebe B, Dalovic IG, Chen Y, Siddique KHM, Bill BS (2019) Alien chromosome segment from Aegilops speltoides or Dasypyrum villosum increases drought tolerance in wheat via profuse and deep root system. BMC Plant Biology 12: 242

23.   Rehman M, Gang D, Liu Q, Chen Y, Wang B, Peng D, Liu L* (2019). Ramie, a multipurpose crop: potential applications, constraints and improvement strategies. Industrial Crops & Products 137: 300–307

24.   Moshfeghi N*, Heidari M, Asghari H, Abadi M, Abbott L, Chen Y (2019) Foliar application of Zn and mycorrhizal inoculation enhanced grain yield and bioavailability of Zn in barley (Hordeum vulgare) in the field. Italian Journal of Agronomy 14: 1354 (Page 67–77)

25.   Qiao S, Fang Y, Wu A, Xu B*, Zhang S, Deng X, Djalovic I, Siddique KHM, Chen Y* (2019) Dissecting root trait variability in maize genotypes using the semi-hydroponic phenotyping platform. Plant and Soil 439: 75–90 Doi: 10.1007/s11104-018-3803-6 (Journal cover paper)

26.   Hussain HA, Men S, Hussain S*, Chen Y, Ali S, Zhang S, Zhang K, Li Y, Xu Q, Liao C, Wang L (2019) Interactive effects of drought and heat stresses on morpho-physiological attributes, yield, nutrient uptake and oxidative status in maize hybrids. Scientific Reports 9: 3890

27.   Chen W, Wang L, Siddique KHM, Deng X*, Chen Y* (2019) Nitrogen vertical distribution differed in foliar and nonfoliar organs of dryland wheat during grain filling. Agronomy Journal 3(3): 1–11

28.   Tabssum F, Zaman Q*, Chen Y, Riaz U*, Ashraf W, Aslam A, Ehsan N, Nawaz R, Aziz H, Shah SS (2019) Exogenous application of proline improved salt tolerance in rice through modulation of antioxidant activities. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research 32: 140–151

29.   Shi G, Ma H, Chen Y, Liu H, Song G, Cai Q, Lou L*, Rengel Z (2019) Low arsenate influx rate and high phosphorus concentration in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): A mechanism for arsenate tolerance in wheat plants. Chemosphere 214: 94–102

30.   Brown Peter, Tan AC, ….., Zhou Y (2019) Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search. Database 2019 (article ID: baz085): 1–66

31.   Chen Y*, Rengel Z, Palta J, Siddique KHM* (2018) Efficient root systems to enhance crop tolerance to water and phosphorus limitation. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology 23: 689–696

32.   Ku Y, Xu G, Tian X, Xie H, Yang X, Cao C*, Chen Y (2018) Root colonization and growth promotion of soybean, wheat and Chinese cabbage by Bacillus cereus YL6. PloS ONE 13(12): e0210035

33.   Xie Y, Xu L, Wang Y, Fan L, Chen Y, Tang M, Luo X, Liu L* (2018) Comparative proteomic analysis insight into molecular regulatory network of taproot formation in radish (Raphanus sativus L). Horticulture Research 5: 51

34.   Zhu Y*, Chen Y*, Gong X, Peng Y, Wang Z, Jia B (2018) Plastic film mulching improved rhizosphere microbes and yield of rainfed spring wheat. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 263: 130–136

35.   Abbas G*, Chen Y, Khan F, Feng F, Palta JA, Siddique KHM (2018) Salinity and low phosphorus differentially affect shoot and root traits in two wheat cultivars with contrasting tolerance to salt. Agronomy 8(8): 155 Doi:10.3390/agronomy8080155

36.   Figueroa-Bustos V*, Palta JA, Chen Y, Siddique KHM (2018) Characterization of root and shoot traits in wheat cultivars with putative differences in root system size. Agronomy 8(7): 109 Doi:10.3390/agronomy8070109

37.   Wang Z, Xu W, Chen Z, Jia Z, Huang J, Wen Z, Chen Y, Xu B* (2018) Soil moisture availability at early growth stages strongly affected root growth of Bothriochloa ischaemum when mixed with Lespedeza davurica. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1050

38.   Zheng J, Chen T, Wu Q, Yu J, Chen W, Chen Y, Siddique KHM, Meng W, Chi D*, Xia G* (2018) Effects of zeolite applications on phenology, grain yield and grain quality in rice under water stress. Agricultural Water Management 206: 241–251

39.   Li Q, Li H, Zhang L, Zhang S*, Chen Y* (2018) Mulching improves yield and water-use efficiency of potato cropping in China: A meta-analysis. Field Crops Research 221: 50–60

40.   Wang X, Ren Y, Chen Y, Zhang S* (2018) Competitive interaction between mixed-planting maize cultivars enhanced yield and water-use efficiency in a semi-arid region. Turkish Journal of Field Crops 23: 1–11

41.   Xu B*, Xu W, Wang Z, Chen Z, Palta JA, Chen Y* (2018) Accumulation of N and P in the legume Lespedeza davurica in controlled mixtures with the grass Bothriochloa ischaemum under varying water and fertilization conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 165

42.   Wang L, Palta JA, Chen W, Chen Y*, Deng X* (2018) Nitrogen fertilization improved water-use efficiency of winter wheat through increasing water use during vegetative rather than grain filling. Agricultural Water Management 197: 41–53

43.   Chen Y*, Ghanem ME, Siddique KHM* (2017) Characterising root trait variability in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm. Journal of Experimental Botany 68: 1987–1999

44.   Fang Y, Du Y, Wang J, Wu A, Qiao S, Xu B, Zhang S, Siddique KHM, Chen Y* (2017) Moderate drought stress affected root growth and grain yield in old, modern and newly-released cultivars of winter wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 672

45.   Ren YY, Wang XL, Zhang SQ*, Palta JA, Chen YL (2017) Influence of spatial arrangement in maize-soybean intercropping on root growth and water use efficiency. Plant and Soil 415: 131–144

46.   Xu L, Wang Y, Zhang F, Tang M, Chen Y, Wang J, Karana BK, Luo X, Zhang W, Liu L* (2017) Dissecting the root proteome changes reveals new insight into cadmium stress response in radish (Raphanus sativus L.) Plant and Cell Physiology 58: 1901–1913

47.   Lu J*, Yang F, Wang S, Ma H, Liang J, Chen Y* (2017) Co-existence of rhizobia and diverse non-rhizobial bacteria in the rhizosphere and nodules of Dalbergia odorifera seedlings inoculated with Bradyrhizobium elkanii, Rhizobium multihospitium-like and Burkholderia pyrrocinia-like strains. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: 2255

48.   Shi ZY*, Zhang XL, Xu SX, Lan ZJ, Li K, Wang YM, Wang FY, Chen YL* (2017) Mycorrhizal relationship in lupines: A review. Legume Research 40: 967−973

49.   Wang X, Chen Y, Zhang S* (2017) Cultivar mixture improved yield and water use efficiency via optimization of root properties and biomass distribution in maize (Zea mays l.). Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 29: 264−273

50.   Wang Y, Liu W, Xu L, Wang Y, Chen Y, Luo X, Tang M, Liu L* (2017) Development of SNP markers based on transcriptome sequences and their application in germplasm identification in radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Molecular Breeding 37: 26.

51.   Wang X, Ren Y, Zhang S*, Chen Y*, Wang N (2017) Applications of organic manure increased maize (Zea mays L.) yield and water productivity in a semi-arid region. Agricultural Water Management 187: 88−98

52.   Zhu Y, Lv GC, Chen YL, Gong XF, Peng YN, Wang ZY, Ren ZT, Xiong YC* (2017) Inoculation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with plastic mulching in rainfed wheat: A promising farming strategy. Field Crops Research 204: 229241

53.  Chen Y*, Shan F, Nelson MN, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2016) Root trait diversity, molecular marker diversity and trait-marker associations in a core collection of Lupinus angustifolius. Journal of Experimental Botany 67: 3683–3697

54.   Chen L, Mu X*, Yuan Z*, Deng Q, Chen Y, Yuan LY, Ryan LT, Kallenbach RL (2016) Soil nutrients and water affect the age-related fine root biomass but not production in two plantation forests on the Loess Plateau, China. Journal of Arid Environments 135: 173180

55.   Wu YN, Feng YL, Paré PW, Chen YL, Wu S, Wang SM, Zhao Q, Zhang JL*, Li HR, Xu R, YQ Wang, Wang Q (2016) Beneficial soil microbe promotes seed germination, plant growth and photosynthesis in Codonopsis pilosula. Crop & Pasture Science 67: 91−98

56.   Xu B*, Gao Z, Wang J, Xu W, Palta JA, Chen Y* (2016) N:P ratio of the grass Bothriochloa ischaemum mixed with the legume Lespedeza davurica under varying water and fertilizer supplies. Plant and Soil 400: 67−79

57.  Li C, Wang Y, Xu L, Nie S, Chen Y, Liang D, Sun X, Karanja BK, Luo X, Liu L* (2016) Genome-wide characterization of the MADS-box gene family in radish (Raphanus sativus L.) and assessment of its roles in flowering and floral organogenesis. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1390

58.   Zhu YJ*, Lu JK, Chen YL, Wang SK, Sui XH, Kang LH* (2015) Mesorhizobium acaciae sp. nov., isolated from root nodules of Acacia melanoxylon R. Br.. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 65: 3558−3563

59.   Liu RJ, Sheng PP, Hui HB, Lin Q, Chen YL* (2015) Integrating irrigation management for improved grain yield of winter wheat and rhizosphere AM fungal diversity in a semi-arid cropping system. Agricultural Systems 132: 167–173

60.   Liu W, Xu L, Wang Y, Shen H, Zhu X, Zhang K, Chen Y, Yu R, Limera C, Liu L* (2015) Transcriptome-wide analysis of chromium-stress responsive microRNAs to explore miRNA-mediated regulatory networks in radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Scientific Reports 5: 14024

61.   Djalovic I*, Dorde J, Chen Y, Bekavac G, Seremesic S, Jacimovic G, Brdar-Jokanović M (2015) Maize nutrient uptake affected by genotype and fertilization. Genetika 47: 941−950

62.   Gao HJ, Yang HY, Bai JP, Liang XY, Lou Y, Zhang J, Wang D*, Zhang JL*, Niu SQ, Chen YL (2015) Ultrastructural and physiological responses of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) plantlets to gradient saline stress. Frontiers in Plant Science 5:787

63.   Shi Z*, Mickan B, Geng G, Chen Y (2015) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improved plant growth and nutrient acquisition of desert ephemeral Plantago minuta under variable soil water conditions. Journal of Arid Land 7: 414–420

64.   Chen YL*, Palta J, Clements J, Buirchell B, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2014) Root architecture alteration of narrow-leafed lupin and wheat in response to soil compaction. Field Crops Research 165: 61–70

65.   Zhai L, Xu L, Wang Y, Cheng H, Chen Y, Gong Y, Liu L* (2014) Novel and useful genic-SSR markers from de novo transcriptome sequencing of radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Molecular Breeding 33: 611–624

66.   Shi Z*, Wang F, Zhang K, Chen Y* (2014) Diversity and distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi along altitudinal gradients in Mt. Taibai of the Qinling Mountains. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 60: 811–818

67.   Sun Y, Wang W, Wang N, Chen Y, Zhang S* (2014) Changes in the yield and associated photosynthetic traits of dry-land winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) from the 1940s to the 2010s in Shaanxi Province of China. Field Crops Research 167: 1–10

68.   Dunbabin VM*, Postma J, Schnepf A, Pagès L, Javaux M, Wu L, Leitner D, Chen YL, Rengel Z, Diggle AJ (2013) Modelling root–soil interactions using three–dimensional models of root growth, architecture and function. Plant and Soil 372: 93–124

69.   Chen YL*, Dunbabin VM, Postma JA, Diggle AJ, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2013) Modelling root plasticity and response of narrow-leafed lupin to heterogeneous phosphorus supply. Plant and Soil 372: 319–337

70.   Shi Z*, Chen Y, Hou X, Gao S, Wang F (2013) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with tree peony in three geographic locations of China. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 37: 726–733

71.   Chen YL*, Dunbabin VM, Diggle AJ, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2013) Phosphorus starvation boosts carboxylate secretion in P-deficient genotypes of Lupinus angustifolius with contrasting root structure. Crop & Pasture Science 64: 588–599

72.   Cheng D, Zhang F, Liu L*, Xu L, Chen Y, Wang X, Limera C, Yu R, Gong Y (2013) TRAP markers generated with resistant gene analog sequences and their application to genetic diversity analysis of radish germplasm. Scientia Horticulturae 161: 153-159

73.   Xu Y, Zhu X, Chen Y, Gong Y, Liu L* (2013) Expression profiling of genes involved in ascorbate biosynthesis and recycling during fleshy root development in radish. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 70: 269277

74.   Shi Z*, Hou X, Chen Y, Wang F, Miao Y (2013) Foliar stoichiometry under different mycorrhizal types in relation to temperature and precipitation in grassland. Journal of Plant Ecology 6: 270–276

75.   Wang Y, Xu L, Chen Y, Shen H, Gong Y, Nimera C, Liu L* (2013) Transcriptome profiling of radish (Raphanus sativus L.) root and identification of genes involved in response to lead (Pb) stress with next generation sequencing. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66539.

76.   Sun X, Wang Y, Chen Y, Xu L, Jiang L, Gong Y, Wang L, Liu L* (2013) Differential gene expression profiling of Ogura CMS line and its maintainer in radish (Raphanus sativus L.). Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 35: 34133425

77.   Chen YL*, Dunbabin VM, Diggle AJ, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z (2012) Assessing variability in root parameters of wild Lupinus angustifolius germplasm: basis for modelling root system structure. Plant and Soil 354: 141−155

78.   Li Y, Chen YL, Li M, Lin XG, Liu RJ* (2012) Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities on soil quality and growth of cucumber seedlings in a greenhouse soil continuously planted to cucumber in North China. Pedosphere 22: 79−87

79.   Shi Z*, Liu Y, Wang F, Chen Y (2012) Influence of mycorrhizal strategy on the foliar traits of the plants on the Tibetan Plateau in response to precipitation and temperature. Turkish Journal of Botany 36: 392−400

80.   Zhang T, Shi N, Bai D, Chen Y, Feng G* (2012) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi promote the growth of Ceratocarpus arenarius (Chenopodiaceae) with no enhancement of phosphorus nutrition. PLoS ONE 7(9): e41151

81.   Chen YL, Dunbabin VM, Diggle AJ, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z* (2011) Development of a novel semi-hydroponic phenotyping system for studying root architecture. Functional Plant Biology 38: 355−363

82.   Chen YL*, Dunbabin VM, Postma J, Diggle AJ, Palta JA, Lynch JP, Siddique KHM, Rengel Z* (2011) Phenotypic variability and modelling of root structure of wild Lupinus angustifolius genotypes. Plant and Soil 348: 345364

83.   Jiao H, Chen YL, Lin XG, Liu RJ* (2011) Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal in greenhouse soils continuously planted to watermelon in North China. Mycorrhiza 21: 681−688

84.   He XH*, Duan YH, Chen YL, Xu MG (2010) A 60-year journey of mycorrhizal research in China: past, present and future directions. Science China-Life Science 53: 1374−1398

85.   Tibbett M*, Ryan M, Barker S, Chen YL, Denton M, Edmonds-Tibbett T, Walker C (2008) The diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizas of selected Australian Fabaceae. Plant Biosystems 142: 420−427

86.   Chen YL*, Liu S, Dell B (2007) Mycorrhizal status of Eucalyptus plantations in south China and implications for management. Mycorrhiza 17: 527−535

87.   Shi ZY*, Chen YL, Feng G, Liu RJ, Christie P, Li XL (2006) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Meliaceae in Hainan Island, south China. Mycorrhiza 16: 81−87

88.   Chen YL*, Dell B, Malajczuk N (2006) Effect of Scleroderma spore density and age on mycorrhiza formation and growth of containerized Eucalyptus globulus and E urophylla seedlings. New Forests 31: 453−467

89.   Chen YL*, Kang LH, Dell B (2006) Inoculation of Eucalyptus urophylla with spores of Scleroderma in a nursery in south China: comparison of field soil and potting mix. Forest Ecology and Management 222: 439−449

90.   Chen YL*, Kang LH, Malajczuk N, Dell B (2006) Selecting ectomycorrhizal fungi for inoculating plantations in south China: effect of Scleroderma on colonization and growth of exotic Eucalyptus globulus, E urophylla, Pinus elliottii and P radiate. Mycorrhiza 16: 251−259

91.   Gange AC*, Gane DRJ, Chen YL, Gong MQ (2005) Dual colonization of Eucalyptus urophylla S T Blake by arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungi affects levels of insect herbivore attack. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 7: 253−263

92.   Chen YL, Brundrett MC, Dell B* (2000) Effects of ectomycorrhizas and vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizas, alone or in competition, on root colonization and growth of Eucalyptus globulus and E. urophylla. New Phytologist 146: 545−556 [published with a Forum Commentary: Lodge DJ (2000) Ecto- or arbuscular mycorrhizas - which are best? New Phytologist 146: 353−354 ]

Other referred journal articles mostly published in China

Mostly from my previous research conducted in China, and a few recent major reviews with Chinese collaborators. Article abstracts in these journals are indexed by systems of CA, CABI, JA, ProQuest, Google Scholar, and SCOPUS, etc. All articles published with English titles and abstracts.

1.    Wang H, Wu AJ, Liu BX, Liu RJ, Chen YL* (2020) Interactions between mycorrhizal fungal diversity and plant diversity: A review. Microbiology China (accepted 2/01/2020) [Chinese]

2.    Miao Q, Fang Y, Chen Y* (2019) Advances and prospects of the studies in the responses of wheat root traits to drought stress. Chinese Bulletin of Botany 54(5): 652−661 (On line 26 July 2019) [Chinese]

3.    Zhu Y, Wang S, Liu Y, Chen Y, Kariman K, Liang J, Wen Y, Zhou D, Chen Z, Zhang M, Yi X (2019) Effect of decomposition agent dosage, moisture content, and initial c/n ratio on decomposition of rice straw. Ecology and Environmental Sciences 28(3): 601−611 [Chinese]

4.    Wang H, Fang Y, Liu RJ, Chen YL* (2018) Recent advances in the studies of nutrient transportation, metabolism, utilization and regulation in arbuscular mycorrhizas. Plant Physiology Journal 5(11): 1645−1658 [Chinese]

5.    Liu YX, Wang JY, Cheng ZG, Batool A, Zhu Y, Chen YL, Wang J, Xiong YC* (2017) Growth plasticity and yield formation in dryland wheat (Triticum aesticum) under artificial selection. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 28: 3805−3814 [Chinese]

6.    Liu RJ, Tang M, Chen YL* (2017) Recent advances in the study of mycorrhizal fungi and stress resistance of Plants. Journal of Fungal Research 15(1): 71−86 [Chinese]

7.    Dalovic I*, Chen Y, Rengel Z, Prijic Z, Adamovic D (2016) Characterization of the root system of plants by using modern methods of phenotyping. Zbornik Radova 21(23): 33−40 [Serbian]

8.    Zhu Y, Liu YX, Gong XF, Chen YL, Ren AT, Liu RJ, Jin L, Xiong YC* (2016) Symbiosis between three arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and three host plants. Microbiology China 43: 527−533 [Chinese]

9.    Wu S, Mo F, Zhou H, Batool A, Zhao H, Deng HL, Chen YL, Xiong YC*, Zhang HJ (2014) Research progress of soil-water dynamics model applied in SPAC system. Agricultural Research in the Arid Areas 32: 100−109 [Chinese]

10. Mo F, Zhou H, Wang J, Zhao H, Zhang H, Wu S, Chen Y, Yang T, Deng H, Batool A, Wang R, Nguluu SN, Li F, Xiong Y* (2013) Development and application of micro-field rain-harvesting technologies. Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering 29(8): 1−17

11. Tian M, Chen YL, Li M, Liu RJ* (2013) Structure and function of arbuscular mycorrhiza: A review. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 24: 23692376 [Chinese]

12. Li SM, Chen YL, Lin XG, Liu RJ* (2012) Mycorrhizology in the 21st Century. Journal of Fungal Research 10: 182−189. [Chinese]

13. He XH*, Duan YH, Chen YL, Xu MG (2012). A 60-year journey of mycorrhizal research in China: Past, present and future directions. Scientia Sinica Vitae 42: 431454 [Chinese]

14. Tang C, Chen YL, Liu RJ* (2011) Advances in studies of edible mycorrhizal fungi. Mycosystema 30: 367−378 [Chinese]

15. Jiang YG, Kang LH*, Ma HB, Chen YL (2007) Study on the introduction and early adaptability of adaptable afforestation tree provenances in Hot and Arid Valley, Jinshajiang River. Forest Research 20: 423−424 [Chinese]

16. Shi ZY*, Wang FY, Chen YL (2007) Diversity of AM fungi associated with the common tropical tree species in Wuzhi Mountain of Hainan Island, China. Shengtai Xuebao/Acta Ecologica Sinica 27: 2896−2903 [English]

17. Shi ZY*, Wang FY, Wei YL, Chen YL (2007) Observations of arbuscular mycorrhizas on Dipterocarpaceae grown in tropical rainforest in China. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences 2: 247−254 [English]

18. Shi ZY*, Meng XX, Chen YL, Liu RJ (2005) Effects of Dipterocarpaceae on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 16: 341−344 [Chinese]

19. Chen YL*, Kang LH, Dell B (2004) Some useful macrofungi from Liuxihe National Forest Park, Guangzhou, China. Chinese Forestry Science and Technology 3: 35−42 [English]

20. Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ* (2004) A new record species of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in China. Mycosystema. 23: 312−313 [English]

21. Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ* (2003) Preliminary survey on arbuscular mycorrhizas of Dipterocarpaceae. Mycosystema 22: 82−87 [English]

22. Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ* (2003) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Dipterocarpaceae in Jianfengling Mountain, Hainan Province. Mycosystema 22: 211−215 [Chinese]

23. Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ* (2003) Mycorrhizal diversity and its significance in plant growth and development. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology. 14: 1565−1568 [Chinese]

24. Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ*, Wang WH (2003) Preliminary research on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Dipterocarpaceae in Xishuangbanna, Southern Yunnan. Acta Phytoecologica Sinica 27: 360−365 [Chinese]

25. Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ* (2003) Research advances on Dipterocarpaceae mycorrhizas. Forest Research 16: 104−109 [Chinese]

26. Shi ZY, Chen YL, Liu RJ* (2003) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Dipterocarpaceae in Xishuangbanna, southern Yunnan. Mycosystema 22: 402−409 [Chinese]

27. Chen YL* (2002) Conservation and development of forest mushrooms: a case study on Song rong (Tricholoma matsutake) from China. Chinese Forestry Science and Technology 1(2): 6−16 [English]

28. Chen YL* (2002) Cultivation techniques for European truffles (Tuber spp.). Edible Fungi of China 21(1): 7−9 [Chinese]

29. Chen YL* (2002) Mycorrhizal formation of Tuber melanosporum. Edible Fungi of China 21(5): 15−17 [Chinese]

30. Chen YL* (2001) Ecological studies on truffles (Tuber spp.). Edible Fungi of China 20(5): 28−30 [Chinese]

31. Chen YL*, Gong MQ (2001) Mycorrhizal formation and morphological studies on truffles (Tuber spp.). Edible Fungi of China 20(3): 20−21 [Chinese]

32. Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y (2001). Effects of inoculation with 11 ectomycorrhizal fungal isolates on growth and photosynthesis of Castanopsis hystrix saplings. Forest Research 14: 515−522 [Chinese]

33. Gong MQ*, Wang FZ, Chen Y, Chen YL (2001) Mycorrhizal formation and morphological study on six Pinus species associated with Tricholoma matsutake strains. Forest Research 14: 356−361 [Chinese]

34. Zhong CL*, Gong MQ, Xu DP, Chen YL, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Malajczuk N, Grove T, Brundrett M, Dell B (2001) Different effects in different places, ectomycorrhizal fungi inoculation on Eucalyptus urophylla. Forestry Science and Technology of Guangdong Province 17: 32−37 [Chinese]

35. Chen YL*, Gong MQ (2000) Truffles (Tuber spp.): biodiversity and geographic distribution. Edible Fungi of China 19(5):6−7, 19(6): 25−26 [Chinese]

36. Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Zhang MQ, Chen Y (2000) Diversity and colonization of putative mycorrhizal fungi in Eucalyptus plantations in southern China. Forestry Studies in China 2(2): 34−42 [English]

37. Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Xu DP, Zhong CL, Wang FZ, Chen Y (2000). Screening and inoculant efficacy of Australian ectomycorrhizal fungi on Eucalyptus urophylla in the field. Forest Research 13: 569−576 [Chinese]

38. Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL, Gong MQ* (2000) Studies on culture conditions of Tricholoma matsutake. Forest Research 13: 410−415 [Chinese]

39. Gong MQ*, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL (2000) Mycorrhizal dependency and inoculation effects on the growth of Betula alnoides seedlings. Forest Research 13: 8−14 [Chinese]

40. Gong MQ*, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL, Cao JX, Su LJ (2000) Protecting the eco-environment for Tricholoma matsutake and improving its sustainable development. Forest Research 13: 562−567 [Chinese]

41. Gong MQ*, Wang FZ, Chen Y, Chen YL (2000). Promoted cultivation technique in Tricholoma matsutake and its applications. China Forestry Science and Technology 14: 34−36 [Chinese]

42. Gong MQ*, Wang FZ, Chen Y, Chen YL (2000) Mycorrhizal dependency and inoculation effects on the growth of Betula alnoides seedlings. Forest Research 13: 8−14 [Chinese]

43. Chen YL*, Brundrett M, Dell B, Gong MQ, Malajczuk N (1999). Bioassay measurements of mycorrhizal inoculum in soils from eucalypt plantations of varying ages in Western Australia. Forestry Studies in China 1(2): 26−32 [English]

44.  Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Dell B (1999) Use of molecular biological techniques to study mycorrhiza: advance and perspectives. Soil Environmental Science 8: 230−234 [Chinese]

45.  Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Brundrett M, Dell B (1999) Studies on dual mycorrhizas of Eucalyptus globulus and E. urophylla I. Fungal colonization and interactions. Forest Research 12: 452-460 [Chinese]

46.  Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Brundrett M, Dell B (1999) Studies on dual mycorrhizas of Eucalyptus globulus and E. urophylla II. Inoculant effects on the growth of seedlings. Forest Research 12: 591-598 [Chinese]

47.  Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y, Dell B (1999) Effect on nutrient acquisition of Eucalyptus urophylla inoculated with Glomus and / or Pisolithus. Forest Research 12: 262−267 [Chinese]

48.  Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Dell B (1999) Mycorrhizal succession and inoculant efficiency of dual inoculation on Eucalyptus urophylla. Forestry Studies in China 1(1): 16−21 [English]

49.  Gong MQ*, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL (1999) Inhibitory effect of ectomycorrhizal fungi on bacteria wilt of Eucalyptus. Forest Research 12: 339-345 [Chinese]

50.  Gong MQ*, Cao JX, Su LJ, Wang FZ, Chen Y, Chen YL (1999) Relationship between the yield of Tricholoma baka-matsutake and ecological environment in Baoshan Prefecture, western Yunnan Province. Forest Research 12: 31−36 [Chinese]

51.  Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y (1998) Effect of ECM and VAM fungi combined inoculation on the growth of Eucalyptus urophylla. Forest Research 11: 481−487 [Chinese]

52.  Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y (1998) Study on mycorrhizal physiology of Eucalyptus urophylla inoculated with dual ECM and VAM fungi. Forest Research 11: 237−242 [Chinese]

53.  Gong MQ*, Chen Y, Wang FZ, Chen YL (1998) Advances in mycorrhizal research in international tropical forests. Tropical Forest 26: 1−11 [Chinese]

54.  Chen YL*, Gong MQ, Wang FZ, Chen Y (1997) Inoculum production of VA mycorrhizal fungi and testing methods of its potentiality for inoculation. Tropical and Subtropical Soil Science 6(2): 113−120 [Chinese]

Collaborations (with joint publications)

CSIRO, Australia

Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, Australia

Murdoch University, AustraliaThe University of Tasmania, Australia

The University of Western Australia, Australia

University of Tasmania, Australia

North Dakota State University, USA

Pennsylvania State University, USA

University of  Missouri, USA

Kensas State Universtiy, USA

Texas Tech University, USA

Queen's University Belfast, UK

Rothamsted Research, UK

Royal Botanic Gardens, UK

Royal Holloway University of London, UK

International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Morocco

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France

Catholic University of Louvain, France

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Serbia

University of Novi Sad, Serbia

China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China

China Agricultural University, China

China University of Mining and Technology, China

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Chinese Academy of Forestry, China

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

Hebei University, China

Henan University of Science and Technology, China

Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Lanzhou University, China

Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Nanjing University, China

Northwest A&F University, China

Peking University, China

Qingdao Agricultural University, China

Shandong Academy of Sciences, China

Shenyang Agricultural University, China

Sun Yat­sen University, China

Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural Science, China

Yunnan Institute for Tropical Crop Research, China

Yunnan Normal University, China