Australia-China Research Centre
for Crop Improvement
Australia-China Research Centre for Crop Improvement


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ACRCCI publication list in peer-reviewed international journals (2009-2019)

IF, Five Year Impact Factor; JR, Journal Ranking out of 212 Plant Science journals
Source: Web of Science 2017

  1. ShenS, MaS, LiuYH, LiaoSJ, LiJ, KartikaD, Wu LM, Mock H-P and Ruan Y-L (2019) Cell wall invertase and sugar transporters are differentially activated in tomato styles and ovaries during pollination and fertilization. Frontier in Plant Science 18 April 2019 | IF, 4.6; JR 19/212
  2. Wang H, Yan SJ, Xin HJ, Huang WJ, Zhang H, Teng SZ, Yu YC, Fernie AR, Lu XD, Li PC, Li SY, Zhang CY, Ruan Y-L, Chen L-Q, Lang ZH (2019) A Subsidiary Cell-localized Glucose Transporter Promotes Stomatal Conductance and Photosynthesis. The Plant Cell DOI: IF, 10.0; JR, 5/212.
  3. Hu Y, Chen JD, Fang L, Zhang ZY, Ma W, Niu YC, Ju RZ, Zhao T, Lian JM, Baruch K, Fang D, Liu X, RuanY-L, RahmanM, WangQ, DengJQ, WuHT, MeiGP, HanZG, ZhouLF, HuangF, BrodtA, Ben-HamoH, ZanYH, ZhuXF, ZhouBL,GuanXY, ZhuSJ, ChenXY, Zhang TZ (2019) Origin and Genome Evolution of Gossypium barbadense and G. hirsutum, Nature Genetics (accepted 11 Febuary 2019). IF, 31.15; JR, 2/112 in Genetics and heredity.
  4. Ma W, Guan X, Li J, Pan R, Wang L, Liu F, Ma H, Zhu,S, Hu J, Ruan Y-L, Chen XY, and Zhang YZ (2019) Mitochondrial small heat shock protein mediates seed germination via thermal sensing. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. IF, 10.4; JR, 5/64 in multidisciplinary science.
  5. Yang J, Zhu L, Cui W, Zhang C, Li D, Ma B, Cheng L, Ruan Y-L, Ma F and Li M (2019) 'Increased activity of MdFRK2, a high-affinity fructokinase, leads to upregulation of sorbitol metabolism and downregulation of sucrose metabolism in apple leaves', HORTICULTURE RESEARCH, 5. Doi: 10.1038/s41438-018-0099-x. IF, 3.9; JR, 2/37 in Horticulture.
  6. WanHJ, WuLM, Yang YJ, ZhouGZ and Ruan Y-L (2018) Evolution of sucrose metabolism: The dichotomy of invertases. Trends in Plant Science23. 163-177. IF, 13.4; JR, 2/212.
  7. Wen, C-K., Zhao, Y., Ruan, Y-L (2018) Editorial: Hormonal Control of Important Agronomic Traits. Front. Plant Sci. 9:1504.doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01504. IF, 4.6; JR 19/212.
  8. Chen L, Yang D, Zhang Y, Wu LM, Zhang Y, Ye L, Pan C, He Y, Huang L, Ruan Y-L,# and Gang L (2018) Evidence for a specific and critical role of mitogen-activated protein kinase 20 in uni-to-binucleate transition of microgametogenesis in tomato. New Phycologist 219, 176-194 (# Corresponding author). IF, 7.9; JR, 7/212.
  9. ShenS, ZhangL, LiangX-G, ZhaoX, LinS, QuL-H, LiuY-P, GaoZ, Y-L Ruan# and Zhou S-L# (2018) Delayed pollination and low availability of assimilates are major factors causing maize kernel abortion. Journal of Experimental Botany 69, 1599-1613 (# Corresponding author). IF, 6.5; JR, 13/212.
  10. Wang L, Patrick JW and Ruan Y-L (2018) Live long and prosper- Roles of sugar and sugar polymers in seed vigor. Molecular Plant 11, 1-3. IF, 7.4; JR, 8/212.
  11. Ruan Y-L#, Zhang Z#, ZhouN, WangF, GuanX, FangL, ShangX, GuoW, ZhuS, and Tianzhen Zhang TZ (2017)Suppression of a putative sterol carrier gene reduces plasmodesmal permeability and activates expression of sucrose transporter gene during Cotton fiber Elongation. Plant Cell 29, 2027–2046 (# Equal first authors). IF, 10.0; JR, 5/212.
  12. Ru L, Osorio S, Wang L, Fernie AR, Patrick JW and Ruan Y-L (2017) Unravelling molecular pathways by which CWIN mediates ovary-to-fruit transition: Insights from transcriptomic and metabolomic responses to elevated CWIN activity. Journal of Experimental Botany 68, 4263-4279. IF, 6.5; JR, 13/212.
  13. Du J, Wang S, He C, Zhou B, Ruan Y-L and Shou H (2017) Identification of regulatory networks and hub genes controlling soybean seed set and size using RNA sequencing analysis. Journal of Experimental Botany 68, 1955-1972. IF, 6.5; JR, 13/212.
  14. Palmer WM, Patrick JW and Ruan Y-L (2017) Resin-embedded thin-section immunohistochemistry coupled with triple cellular counterstaining. Bio-protocols 7, (doi:10.21769/BioProtoc.2052).
  15. Li J, Wu LM, Foster R and Ruan-Y-L (2017) Molecular regulation of sucrose catabolism and sugar transport for development, defence and phloem function. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 59, 322-335. IF, 4.0; JR, 29/212.
  16. ChenZ-H, ChenG, DaiF, WangY, HillsA, RuanY-L, ZhangG-P, FranksPJ, NevoE and Blatt MR (2017) Molecular evolution of grass stomata. Trends in Plant Science 22, 124-139. IF, 13.4; JR, 2/212.
  17. Wang L and Ruan Y-L (2016) Critical roles of vacuolar invertase in floral organ development and male and female fertilities are revealed through characterization of GhVIN1-RNAi cotton plants. Plant Physiology 171, 405-423. IF, 7.4; JR, 9/212.
  18. Liu Y-H, Offler, CE and Ruan Y-L (2016) Cell wall invertase promotes fruit set under heat stress by suppressing ROS-independent cell death. Plant Physiology 172, 163-180. IF, 7.4; JR, 9/212.
  19. Chen S-F, Liang K, Yin D-M, Ni D-A, Zhang, Z-G and Ruan Y-L (2016) Ectopic expression of a tobacco vacuolar invertase inhibitor in guard cells confers drought tolerance in Arabidopsis. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry. 31, doi:10.3109/14756366.2016.1142981. IF, 3.4; JR, 11/59 in Medicinal Chemistry.
  20. Wang L and Ruan Y-L (2016) Shoot-root carbon allocation, sugar signaling and their coupling with nitrogen uptake and assimilation. Functional Plant Biology 43, 105-113. IF 2.9; JR, 48/212.
  21. ShabalaS, WhiteR, DjordjevicM, RuanY-L and MathesiusU (2016) Root to shoot signalling:Integration of diverse molecules, pathways and functions. Functional Plant Biology 43, 87-104. IF 2.9; JR, 48/212.
  22. Shang XG, Chai Q, Zhang Q, Jiang J, Zhang TZ, Guo WZ, and Ruan Y-L (2015) Down-regulation of the cotton endo-1,4-β-glucanasegene GhKOR1 disrupts endosperm cellularization, delays embryo development and reduces early seedling vigor. Journal of Experimental Botany. 66, 3071-3083. IF, 6.5; JR, 13/212.
  23. Palmer WM, Ru L, Jin Y, Patrick JW and Ruan Y-L (2015) Tomato ovary-to-fruit transition is characterized by a spatial shift of mRNAs for cell wall invertase and its inhibitor with the encoded proteins localized to sieve elements. Molecular Plant 8, 315-328. Highlighted as cover story. IF, 7.4; JR, 8/212.
  24. Liu Y, Offler CE and Ruan Y-L (2014) A simple, rapid and reliable protocol to localize hydrogen peroxide in large plant organs by DAB-mediated tissue printing. Frontiers in Plant Science 5, Article 745.IF, 4.7; JR 19/212.
  25. Ruan Y-L (2014) Sucrose metabolism: Gateway to diverse carbon use and sugar signalling. Annual Review of Plant Biology 65, 33-67. IF, 25.1; JR, 1/212. Highly cited; Top 1% in Plant & Animal Science (Web of Science 2015).
  26. Wang L, Cook A, Patrick JW, Chen X-Y and Ruan Y-L (2014) Silencing vacuolar invertase gene, GhVIN1, blocks cotton fibre initiation from ovule epidermis probably by suppressing a cohort of regulatory genes via sugar signalling.Plant Journal 78, 686-696. IF, 6.4; JR, 15/212.
  27. BraunDM, WangL and RuanY-L (2014) Understanding and manipulating sucrose phloem loading, unloading, metabolism, and signaling to enhance crop yield and food security. Journal of Experimental Botany 65, 1713-1735. IF, 6.5; JR, 13/212.
  28. Osorio S, Ruan Y-L and Fernie AR (2014) An update on source-sink carbon partitioning in tomato. Frontiers in Plant Science. 5, Article 516, 1-11. IF, 4.6; JR 19/212.
  29. Tang W, He Y, Tu L, Wang M, Ruan Y-L and Zhang XL (2014) Down-regulating annexin gene GhAnn2 inhibits cotton fibre elongation by decreasing Ca2+ influx at the cell apex. Plant Molecular Biology 85, 613-625. IF,4.1; JR 27/212.
  30. Ruan Y-L (2013) Boosting seed development as a new strategy to increase cotton fibre yield and quality (Invited expert review). Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 55, 572-575. IF, 4.0; JR, 29/212.
  31. Ruan Y-L, Patrick JW, ShabalaS and SlewinskiTL (2013) Uptake and regulation of resource allocation for optimal plant performance and adaptation to stress. Frontiers in Plant Science. 4, 6-7. IF, 4.7; JR 19/212.
  32. Wang L and Ruan Y-L (2013) Regulation of cell division and expansion by sugar and auxin signalling. Frontiers in Plant Science. 4, article 163, 168-176. IF, 4.7; JR 19/212.
  33. Liu Y, Offler CE and Ruan Y-L (2013) Regulation of fruit and seed response to heat and drought by sugars as nutrients and signals. Frontiers in Plant Science. 4, article 282, 19-30. IF, 4.7; JR 19/212.
  34. Wang L, Liao SJ and Ruan Y-L (2013) Cell wall invertase as a regulator in determining sequential development of endosperm and embryo through glucose signaling early in seed development. Plant Signalling and Behaviour. 8, 168-176. IF, 2.0; JR, na.
  35. Ruan Y-L*, Patrick JW, Bouzayen M, Osorio S and Fernie AR (2012) Molecular regulation of seed and fruit set. Trends in Plant Science 17, 656- 665. (* Corresponding author). IF, 13.4; JR, 2/212. Highly cited; Top 1% in Plant & Animal Science (Web of Science 2015).
  36. Wang L and Ruan Y-L (2012) New insights into roles of cell wall invertase in early seed development revealed by comprehensive spatial and temporal expression patterns of GhCWIN1 in cotton. Plant Physiology 160, 777-787. IF, 7.4; JR, 9/212.
  37. Liu YH, Cao JS, Li GJ, Wu XH, Wang BG, Xu Pei, Lu ZF, Patrick JW and Ruan Y-L (2012) Genotypic differences in pod wall and seed growth relate to invertase activities and assimilate transport pathways in Asparagus bean. Annals of Botany 109, 1277-1284. IF, 4.2; JR, 23/212.
  38. Ruan Y-L (2012) Signalling roles of sucrose metabolism in plant development. Molecular Plant 5, 763-765. IF, 7.4; JR, 8/212.
  39. Chen XY, Li LG, Huang JR, Ruan Y-L, Wang XM and Li L (2012) Translate plant metabolism into modern agriculture: A starting point. Molecular Plant 5, 291-293. IF, 7.4; JR, 8/212.
  40. Jiang Y, Guo WZ, Zhu H, Ruan Y-L, and Zhang TZ (2012) Overexpression of GhSusA1 increases plant biomass and improves cotton fibre yield and quality. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 10, 301-312. IF, 6.7; JR, 10/212.
  41. Xu S, Brill E, Llewellyn D, Furbank RT and Ruan Y-L (2012) Over-expression of a potato sucrose synthase gene in cotton accelerates leaf expansion, reduces seed abortion and enhances fibre production. Molecular Plant. 5, 430-441. IF, 7.4; JR, 8/212.
  42. Li ZM, PalmerP, MartinM, Wang R, RainsfordF, Jin Y, PatrickJW, YangYJ and Ruan Y-L (2012) High invertase activity in tomato reproductive organs correlates with enhanced sucrose import into, and heat tolerance of, young fruit. Journal of Experimental Botany 63, 1155-1166. IF, 6.5; JR, 13/212.
  43. Brill E, van Thournout M, White RG, Llewellyn D, Campbell P, Engelen S, Ruan Y-L, Arioli T and Furbank RT (2011) A novel isoform of sucrose synthase is targeted to the cell wall during secondary cell wall synthesis in cotton fibre. Plant Physiology 157, 40-54. IF, 7.4; JR, 9/212.
  44. Wang L and Ruan Y-L (2010) Unravelling mechanisms of cell expansion linking solute transport, metabolism, plasmodesmatal gating and cell wall dynamics. Plant Signalling & Behaviour 5, 1551-1554. JIF 2.0; JR, na.
  45. Wang L, Li XR, Lian H, He YK, Chen XY and Ruan Y-L (2010) Evidence that high activity of vacuolar invertase is required for cotton fibre and Arabidopsis root elongation through osmotic dependent and independent pathway, respectively. Plant Physiology 154, 744-756 (highlighted as cover story). IF, 7.4; JR, 9/212.
  46. Ruan Y-L, Patrick JW and Weber H (2010) Assimilate partitioning and plant development.Molecular Plant 3:941. IF, 7.4; JR, 8/212.
  47. Ruan Y-L, Jin Y, Li GJ, Yang YJ and Boyer JS (2010) Sugar input, metabolism and signaling mediated by invertase: Roles in development, yield potential and response to drought and heat. Molecular Plant 3, 942-955. IF, 7.4; JR, 8/212. Highly cited; Top 1% in Plant & Animal Science.
  48. Pugh, DA, Offler, CE, Talbot MJ and Ruan Y-L (2010) Evidence for the role of transfer cells in the evolutionary increase of seed and fibre biomass yield in Cotton. Molecular Plant 3, 1075-1086. IF, 7.4; JR, 8/212.
  49. Li, ZM, Yang F, Yang YJ, Ye QJ, Wang RQ, Ruan MY, Zhou GZ, Yao ZP, Wan HJ, Zhang  X-M and Ruan Y-L (2010) Expression of resistance gene Pto driven by a root-specific promoter enhances tolerance to bacterial wilt in tomato. Acta Horticulturae Sinica 37, 2142. IF na ; JR, na.
  50. Li, ZM, Yang YJ, Yang F, Ye QJ, Wang RQ, Ruan MY, Zhou G, Yao ZP and Ruan Y-L (2010) Cloning of LeGRP2 promoter from tomato that shows root-specific expression in Arabidopsis. Scientia Agricultura Sinica 43, 1877-1882. IF na ; JR, na.
  51. Li XR, Wang L and Ruan Y-L (2010) Developmental and molecular physiological evidence for the role of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase in rapid cotton fibre elongation. Journal of Experimental Botany 61, 287-295. IF, 6.6; JR, 13/212.
  52. Jin Y, Ni D-A and Ruan Y-L (2009) Posttranslational elevation of cell wall invertase activity by silencing its inhibitor in tomato delays leaf senescence and increases seed weight and fruit hexose level. Plant Cell 21, 2072-2089. (Media coverage in AUSTRALIA SCIENCE; ABC; The Age etc). IF, 10.0; JR, 5/212.
  53. Ruan Y-L, Jin Y and Huang JR (2009) Capping invertase activity by its inhibitor: Roles and implications in sugar signaling, carbon allocation, senescence and evolution. Plant Signalling & Behaviour 4, 983-985. IF 2.0 ; JR, na.