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Chiang, Yu-Chung



Chiang, Yu-Chung 




Plant Genetics, Population Genetics, Molecular Evolution, Phylogeography and Conservation Genetics



886-7-5252000 Ext:3625



   Highest Education: Ph. D., National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, (2002) 

  Research projects
Molecular evolution and genetic diversity of drought resistance in upland rice genome.
The conservation action program for the relic plants and their habitat in Tai-Tung
Genetic diversity and molecular evolutionary study on the gene families in the adenosyl methionine metabolic pathway of Arabidopsis thaliana and related species
Molecular phylogeography study of Rhus ambigua



Huang, Chao-Li, Chuan-Wen Ho, Yu-Chung Chiang, Yasumasa Shigemoto, Tsai-Wen Hsu, Chi-Chuan Hwang, Xue-Jun Ge, Charles Chen, Tai-Han Wu, Chang-Hung Chou, Hao-Jen Huang, Takashi Gojobori, Naoki Osada, Tzen-Yuh Chiang. 2014. Adaptive divergence with gene flow in incipient speciation of Miscanthus floridulus/sinensis complex (Poaceae). The Plant Journal 80(5): 834–847 (doi: 10.1111/tpj.12676) (Co-First Author)
2 Tsai, Chi-Chu, Yu-Chung Chiang*, I-Szu Weng, Yu-Shium Lin, Chang-Hung Chou. 2014. Evidence of purifying selection and co-evolution at the fold-back arm of the novel precursor microRNA159 gene in Phalaenopsis species (Orchidaceae). PLoS ONE 9(12): e114493. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0114493
3 Hung, Kuo-Hsiang, Chia-Hung Lin, Huei-Chuan Shih, Yu-Chung Chiang* and Li-Ping Ju. 2014. Development, characterization and cross-species amplification of new microsatellite primers from an endemic species Cinnamomum kanehirae (Lauraceae) in Taiwan. Conservation Genetics Resources 6:911-913 (doi: 10.1007/s12686-014-0239-z)
4 Tsai Chi-Chu, Pei-Yin Wu, Chia-Chi Kuo, Min-Chun Huang, Sheng-Kun Yu, Tsai-Wen Hsu, Tzen-Yuh Chiang, Yu-Chung Chiang*. 2014. Analysis of microsatellites in the vulnerable orchid Gastrodia flavilabella: the development of microsatellite markers and cross-species amplification in Gastrodia. Botanical Studies 55:72 (doi:10.1186/s40529-014-0072-4)
5 Ho, Chin-Shang, Huei-Chuan Shih, Ho-Yih Liu, Shau-Ting Chiu, Mei-Hui Chen, Li-Ping Ju, Ya-Zhu Ko, Yu-Shen Shih, Chaur-Tzuhn Chen, Tsai-Wen Hsu and Yu-Chung Chiang*. 2014. Development and characterization of 16 polymorphic microsatellite markers from Taiwan cow-tail fir, Keteleeria davidiana var. formosana (Pinaceae) and cross-species amplification in other Keteleeria taxa. BMC Research Notes 7:255 (doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-255)


Tsai, C.C., Y.K. H. Chen, C.H. Chen, I.S. Weng, C.M. Tsai, S.R. Lee, Y.S. Lin and Y.C. Chiang*. 2013. Cultivar identification and genetic relationship of mango (Mangifera indica) in Taiwan using 37 SSR markers. Scientia Horticulturae 164(10):196-201.


Hsu, T.W., H.C. Shih, C.C. Kuo, T.Y. Chiang, and Y.C. Chiang*. 2013. Characterization of 42 Microsatellite Markers from Poison Ivy, Toxicodendron radicans (Anacardiaceae). International Journal of Molecular Sciences 14(10): 20414-20426.


Wang, J.F., X. Gong, Y.C. Chiang* and C. Kuroda. 2013. Phylogenetic patterns and disjunct distribution in Ligularia hodgsonii Hook. (Asteraceae). Journal of Biogeography 40(9): 1741–1754.

9 Chiang, Y.C., B.H. Huang, C.W. Chang, Y.T. Wan, S.J. Lai, S. Huang, Pei-Chun Liao. 2013. Asymmetric introgression in the horticultural living fossil Cycas Sect. Asiorientales using a genome-wide scanning approach. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 14(4): 8228-8251.
10 Chiang, Y.C., B.H. Huang and P.C. Liao. 2012. Diversification, biogeographic pattern, and demographic history of Taiwanese Scutellaria species inferred from nuclear and chloroplast DNA. Plos One 7(11): e50844.


Ge, X.J., T.W. Hsu, K.H. Hung, C.J. Lin, C.C. Huang, C.C. Huang, Y.C. Chiang*, T.Y. Chiang. 2012. Inferring mutiple refugia and phylogeographical patterns in Pinus massoniana based on nucleotide sequence variation and fingerprinting. Plos One 7(8): e43717.


Ju, L.P., H.C. Shih, Y.C. Chiang*. 2012. Microsatellite primers for the endangered beech tree, Fagus hayatae (Fagaceae). American Journal of Botany 99(11): e453-e456.


Chiang, Y.C., C.C. Tsai, T.W. Hsu, C.H. Chou. 2012. Characterization of 21 microsatellite markers from cogongrass, Imperata cylindrica, a weed species distributed worldwide. American Journal of Botany 99(11): e428-e430.


Huang, C.L., C.Y. Hung, Y.C. Chiang, C.C. Hwang, T.W. Hsu, C.C. Huang, K.H. Hung, K.C. Tsai, K.H. Wang, N. Osada, B. Schaal and T.Y. Chiang. 2012. Footprints of natural and artificial selections for photoperiod pathway genes in Oryza. The Plant Journal 70(6):769–782.


Liao, P.C., C.C. Tsai, C.H. Chou and Y.C. Chiang*. 2012. Introgression between cultivars and wild populations of Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae) in Taiwan. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 13(5): 6469-6491.


Chao, Y.S., S.Y. Dong, Y.C. Chiang, H.Y. Liu, W.L. Chiou. 2012. Extreme multiple reticulate origins of the Pteris cadieri complex (Pteridaceae). International Journal of Molecular Sciences 13(4): 4523-4544.


Liao P.C., S.Y. Hwang, S. Huang, Y.C. Chiang*, J.C. Wang. 2011. Contrasting demographic patterns of Ceriops tagal (Rhizophoraceae) populations in the South China Sea. Australian Journal of Botany 59(6): 523–532.


Wang J. F., Y. Z. Pan, X. Gong, Y. C. Chiang* and C. Kuroda. 2011. Chloroplast DNA variation and phylogeography of Ligularia tongolensis (Asteraceae), a species endemic to the Hengduan Mountains region of China. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 49 (2): 108–119.


Gong X., S. S. Luan, K. H. Hung, C. C. Hwang, C. J. Lin and Y. C. Chiang*, T. Y. Chiang. 2011. Population structure of Nouelia insignis (Asteraceae), an endangered species in southwestern China, based on chloroplast DNA sequences: recent demographic shrinking. Journal of Plant Research 124(2):221-230.


Liao P. C., H. C. Shih, T. B. Yen, S. Y. Lu, Y. P. Cheng and Y. C. Chiang*. 2010. Molecular evaluation of interspecific hybrids between Acer albopurpurascens and A. buergerianum var. formosanum. Botanical Studies 51(4): 413-420.


Pusadeea, T., S. Jamjod, Y. C. Chiang, B. Rerkasem and B. A. Schaal. 2009. Genetic structure and isolation by distance in a landrace of Thai rice. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106(33): 13880–13885.


Chiang, Y. C., K. H. Hung, S. J. Moore, X. J. Ge, S. Huang, T. W. Hsu, B. A. Schaal and T. Y. Chiang. 2009. Paraphyly of organelle DNAs in Cycas Sect. Asiorientales due to ancient ancestral polymorphisms. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:161.


Liao P. C., Y. C. Chiang*, S. Huang and J. C. Wang. 2009. Gene flow of Ceriops tagal (Rhizophoraceae) across the Kra Isthmus in the Thai Malay Peninsula. Botanical Studies 50(2): 193-204.


Liao P. C., X. Gong, H. C. Shih and Y. C. Chiang*. (2009) Isolation and characterization of eleven polymorphic microsatellite loci from an endemic species, Piper polysyphonum (Piperaceae). Conservation Genetics 10(6), 1911-1914.


Chiang, Y. C., K. H. Hung, B. A. Schaal, X. J. Ge, T. W. Hsu and T. Y. Chiang*. (2006) Contrasting phylogeographical patterns between mainland and island taxa of the Pinus luchuensis complex. Molecular Ecology 15(3), 765-779.


Londo J. P., Y. C. Chiang, K. H. Hung, T. Y. Chiang and B. A. Schaal*. (2006) Phylogeography of Asian wild rice, Oryza rufipogon, reveals multiple independent domestications of cultivated rice, Oryza sativa. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(25), 9578-9583.


Chiang, Y. C., B. A. Schaal, X. J. Ge and T. Y. Chiang. 2004. Range expansion leading to departures from neutrality in the nonsymbiotic hemoglobin gene and the cpDNA trnL-trnF intergenic spacer in Trema dielsiana (Ulmaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31(3): 929-942.