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Cui, Yuhai, Ph.D.

Chercheur scientifique

Coordonnées :

1391, rue Sandford
London, (Ontario) N5V 4T3
Téléphone : 519-953-6622
Télécopieur : 519-457-3997
Courriel : yuhai.cui@agr.gc.ca

Domaines d'expertise :

  • Régulation génétique des semences codant une protéine de stockage dans Arabidopsis
  • Réseaux génétiques de régulation de la maturation des semences
  • Amélioration de la qualité des graines oléagineuses de soja et de brassicacées
  • Mise au point de graines oléagineuses de soja et de brassicacées en centre de bioproduction
  • Génétique moléculaire d'Arabidopsis
  • Phytobiologie moléculaire

Projets en cours :

  • Régulation génétique de soja codant une protéine de stockage - une approche génétique
  • Mécanismes génétiques et épigénétiques commandant des gènes de maturation de graine

Affiliations :

  • Professeur auxiliaire, Département de biologie, Université Western Ontario
  • Société canadienne de physiologie végétale
  • Société américaine de phytobiologistes.

Publications de recherche


  • Li C, Chen C, Chen H, Wang S, Chen X, Cui Y. (2018) "Verification of DNA Motifs in Arabidopsis using CRISPR/Cas9 Mediated Mutagenesis".Plant Biotechnol J. doi: 10.1111/pbi.12886. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Boehm, J.D., Nguyen, V., Tashiro, R.M., Anderson, D., Shi, C., Wu, X., Woodrow, L., Yu, K., Cui, Y., Li, Z. (2018). Genetic mapping and validation of the loci controlling 7S α′ and 11S A-type storage protein subunits in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], 131(3), 659-671. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-017-3027-9
  • Carol Hannam, Satinder Kaur Gidda, Sabrina J.M. Humbert, Mingsheng Peng, Yuhai Cui, John Dyer, Steven J. Rothstein, Robert T. Mullen (2017). "Distinct domains within the NITROGEN LIMITATION ADAPTATION protein mediate its subcellular localization and function in the nitrate-dependent phosphate homeostasis pathway". Botany, https://doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2017-0149
  • Chen C, Li C, Wang Y, Renaud J, Tian G, Kambhampati S, Saatian B, Nguyen V, Hannoufa A, Marsolais F, Yuan ZC, Yu K, Austin RS, Liu J, Kohalmi SE, Wu K6, Huang S, Cui Y (2017). "Cytosolic acetyl-CoA promotes histone acetylation predominantly at H3K27 in Arabidopsis". Nature Plants. 3(10):814-824. doi: 10.1038/s41477-017-0023-7. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
  • Hou Y, Zhai L, Li X, Xue Y, Wang J, Yang P, Cao C, Li H, Cui Y, Bian S. (2017). "Comparative Analysis of Fruit Ripening-Related miRNAs and Their Targets in Blueberry Using Small RNA and Degradome Sequencing" .Int J Mol Sci. 8(12). pii: E2767. doi: 10.3390/ijms18122767.
  • Li, X., Xie, X., Li, J., Cui, Y., Hou, Y., Zhai, L., Wang, X., Fu, Y., Liu, R., Bian, S. (2017). Conservation and diversification of the miR166 family in soybean and potential roles of newly identified miR166s, 17(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-017-0983-9


  • Bian, S., Li, J., Tian, G., Cui, Y., Hou, Y., Qiu, W. (2016). Combinatorial regulation of CLF and SDG8 during Arabidopsis shoot branching, 38(7), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11738-016-2188-5
  • Li, C.L., Gu, L., Gao, L., Chen, C., Wei, C.Q., Qiu, Q., Chien, C.W., Wang, S., Jiang, L., Ai, L.F., Chen, C., Yang, S., Nguyen, V., Qi, Y., Snyder, M.P., Burlingame, A.L., Kohalmi, S.E., Huang, S.Z., Cao, X., Wang, Z.Y., Wu, K., Chen, X., et Cui, Y. (2016). « Concerted genomic targeting of H3K27 demethylase REF6 and chromatin-remodeling ATPase BRM in Arabidopsis. », Nature Genetics, 48(6), p. 687-693. doi : 10.1038/ng.3555
  • Xie, X., Li, X., Tian, Y., Su, M., Zhang, J., Han, X., Cui, Y., Bian, S. (2016). Identification and characterization of microRNAs and their targets from expression sequence tags of Ribes nigrum, 96(6), 995-1001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0013
  • Xu Y, Guo C, Zhou B, Li C, Wang H, Zheng B, Ding H, Zhu Z, Peragine A, Cui Y, Poethig S, Wu G. (2016) Regulation of Vegetative Phase Change by SWI2/SNF2 Chromatin Remodeling ATPase BRAHMA. Plant Physiology 172(4):2416-2428.


  • Li, C.L., Chen, C., Gao, L., Yang, S., Nguyen, V., Shi, X., Siminovitch, K., Kohalmi, S.E., Huang, S.Z., Wu, K., Chen, X., et Cui, Y. (2015). « The Arabidopsis SWI2/SNF2 Chromatin Remodeler BRAHMA Regulates Polycomb Function during Vegetative Development and Directly Activates the Flowering Repressor Gene SVP. », PLoS Genetics, 11(1: e1004944). doi : 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004944
  • Yang, S., Li, C.L., Zhao, L., Gao, S., Lu, J., Zhao, M., Chen, C., Liu, X., Luo, M., Cui, Y., Yang, C., et Wu, K. (2015). « The Arabidopsis SWI2/SNF2 Chromatin Remodeling ATPase BRAHMA Targets Directly to PINs and Is Required for Root Stem Cell Niche Maintenance. », Plant Cell, 27(6), p. 1670-1680. doi : 10.1105/tpc.15.00091
  • Zhao, M., Yang, S., Chen, C., Li, C.L., Shan, W., Lu, W., Cui, Y., Liu, X., et Wu, K. (2015). « Arabidopsis BREVIPEDICELLUS Interacts with the SWI2/SNF2 Chromatin Remodeling ATPase BRAHMA to Regulate KNAT2 and KNAT6 Expression in Control of Inflorescence Architecture. », PLoS Genetics, 11(3), p. 21 pages. doi : 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005125



  • Feeney, M., Frigerio, L., Cui, Y., et Menassa, R. (2013). « Following Vegetative to Embryonic Cellular Changes in Leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana Over-Expressing LEAFY COTYLEDON2. », Plant Physiology, 162(4), p. 1881-1896. doi : 10.1104/pp.113.220996
  • Feeney, M., Frigerio, L., Kohalmi, S.E., Cui, Y., et Menassa, R. (2013). « Reprogramming cells to study vacuolar development. », Frontiers in Plant Science, 4(493). doi : 10.3389/fpls.2013.00493
  • Liu, X., Chen, C., Wang, K., Luo, M., Tai, T., Yuan, L., Zhao, M., Yang, S., Tian, G., Cui, Y., Hsieh, H.-L., et Wu, K. (2013). « PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTOR3 Associates with the Histone Deacetylase HDA15 in Repression of Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Photosynthesis in Etiolated Arabidopsis Seedlings. », Plant Cell, 25(4), p. 1258-1273. doi : 10.1105/tpc.113.109710
  • Zhou, Yi, Tan, B., Luo, M., Li, Y., Liu, C., Chen, C., Yu, C.-W., Yang, S., Dong, S., Ruan, J., Yuan, L.-B., Zhang, Z., Zhao, L., Li, C.L., Chen, H.-H., Cui, Y., Wu, K., et Huang, S.Z. (2013). « HISTONE DEACETYLASE¨19 Interacts with HSL1 and Participates in the Repression of Seed Maturation Genes in Arabidopsis Seedlings. », Plant Cell, 25(1), p. 134-148. doi : 10.1105/tpc.112.096313


  • Gao, P., Kolenovsky, A., Cui, Y., Cutler, A., et Tsang, E.W.T. (2012). « Expression, purification and analysis of an Arabidopsis recombinant CBL-interacting protein kinase3 (CIPK3) and its constitutively active form. », Protein Expression and Purification, 86(1), p. 45-52. doi : 10.1016/j.pep.2012.08.013
  • Gao, Y., Yang, S., Yuan, L., Cui, Y., et Wu, K. (2012). « Comparative analysis of SWIRM domain-containing proteins in plants. », Comparative and Functional Genomics, 2012(Article ID 310402). doi : 10.1155/2012/310402
  • Liu, X., Yu, C.-W., Duan, J., Luo, M.-C., Wang, K., Tian, G., Cui, Y., et Wu, K. (2012). « HDA6 directly interacts with DNA methyltransferase MET1 and maintains transposable elements silencing in Arabidopsis. », Plant Physiology, 158(1), p. 119-129. doi : 10.1104/pp.111.184275
  • Liu, Y., Ye, W., Li, B., Zhou, X., Cui, Y., Running, M.P., et Liu, K. (2012). « CCS52A2/FZR1, a cell cycle regulator, is an essential factor for shoot apical meristem maintenance in Arabidopsis thaliana. », BMC Plant Biology, 12:135. doi : 10.1186/1471-2229-12-135
  • Luo, M., Yu, C.-W., Chen, F.-F., Zhao, L., Tian, G., Liu, X., Cui, Y., Yang, J.-Y., et Wu, K. (2012). « Histone Deacetylase HDA6 Is Functionally Associated with AS1 in Repression of KNOX Genes in Arabidopsis. », PloS Genetics, 8(12, Article No. e1003114). doi : 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003114
  • Luo, M.-C., Wang, Y.-Y., Liu, X., Yang, S., Lu, Q., Cui, Y., et Wu, K. (2012). « HD2C interacts with HDA6 and is involved in ABA and salt stress response in Arabidopsis. », Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(8), p. 3297-3306. doi : 10.1093/jxb/ers059
  • Ouyang, B., Fei, Z., Joung, J.-G., Kolenovsky, A., Koh, C., Nowak, J.J., Caplan, A., Keller, W.A., Cui, Y., Cutler, A., et Tsang, E.W.T. (2012). « Transcriptome profiling and methyl homeostasis of an Arabidopsis mutant deficient in S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase1 (SAHH1). », Plant Molecular Biology, 79(4-5), p. 315-331. doi : 10.1007/s11103-012-9914-1
  • Tang, X., Bian, S., Tang, M., Lu, Q.S., Li, S., Liu, X., Tian, G., Nguyen, V., Tsang, E.W.T., Wang, A.M., Rothstein, S.J., Chen, X., et Cui, Y. (2012). « MicroRNA-Mediated Repression of the Seed Maturation Program during Vegetative Development in Arabidopsis. », PloS Genetics, 8(11, Article No. e1003091). doi : 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003091
  • Tang, X., Lim, M.-H., Pelletier, J., Tang, M., Nguyen, V., Keller, W.A., Tsang, E.W.T., Wang, A.M., Rothstein, S.J., Harada, J.J., et Cui, Y. (2012). « Synergistic repression of the embryonic programme by SET DOMAIN GROUP 8 and EMBRYONIC FLOWER 2 in Arabidopsis seedlings. », Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(3), p. 1391-1404. doi : 10.1093/jxb/err383
  • Tian, G. et Cui, Y. (2012). « Identification and characterization of the Arabidopsis homolog of the yeast TREX-2 complex (University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Paper 581. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/581). », Ph.D. Thesis.
  • Tian, G., Lu, Q.S., Kohalmi, S.E., Rothstein, S.J., et Cui, Y. (2012). « Evidence that the Arabidopsis Ubiquitin C-terminal Hydrolases 1 and 2 associate with the 26S proteasome and the TREX-2 complex. », Plant Signaling & Behavior, 7(11), p. 1415-1419. doi : 10.4161/psb.21899
  • Wang, F., Liu, C., Wei, Chen, Cui, Y., Zheng, Q., Zhang, J., Wu, J., et Liu, K. (2011). « AtRabD2b, a Functional Ortholog of the Yeast Ypt1, Controls Various Growth and Developmental Processes in Arabidopsis. », Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 30(2), p. 275-285. doi : 10.1007/s11105-011-0336-z



  • Lu, Q., Tang, X., Tian, G., Wang, F., Liu, K., Nguyen, V., Kohalmi, S.E., Keller, W.A., Tsang, E.W.T., Harada, J.J., Rothstein, S.J., et Cui, Y. (2010). « Arabidopsis homolog of the yeast TREX-2 mRNA export complex: components and anchoring nucleoporin. », Plant Journal, 61(2), p. 259-270. doi : 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.04048.x
  • Wang, A.M., Huang, T.-S., Cui, X., Yi, J., Cui, Y., et Brown, D.C.W. (2010). « Application of cDNA-AFLP, EST, and the yeast two-hybrid system in plant virus research. », dans Wang, A. (dir.) - Principles and Practice of Advanced Technology in Plant Virology, Research Signpost, Kerala, India, Chapitre 11, p. 175-188.


Autres publications relatives à la science


  • Cui Y (2020) Towards improving soybean storage protein content. Ontario Soybean and Canola Crop Committee Research Meeting. London, January 22.


  • Li C, Cui Y. (2016) A DNA element that remembers winter. Nature Genetics 48(12):1451-1452. doi: 10.1038/ng.3727.
  • Saatian, B. et Cui, Y. (2016). GLUCAN SYNTHASE-LIKE 8: A Key Player in Early Seedling Development in Arabidopsis (A PhD thesis; ir.lib.uwo.ca).


  • Hossan, M.J. et Cui, Y. (2015). Genetic Analysis of a Non-Germinating Mutant of Arabidopsis Thaliana (MSc thesis).


  • Li, C.L. et Cui, Y. (2014). Arabidopsis Chromatin Remodeler Brahma: Its Functional Interplay with Polycomb Proteins and The REF6 Histone Demethylase. University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Paper 2540. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/2540; Degree: Doctor of Philosophy; Program: Biology; Supervisor: Dr. Yuhai Cui. (Rapport)


  • Zou, X., Shi, C., Austin, R.S., Navabi, A., Yu, K., et Cui, Y. (2012). « Genome Wide SNP discovery and transcriptional profiling of CBB resistance in common bean. », 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012. (Affiche)


  • Hou, A., Conner, R.L., Nguyen, V., Cui, Y., et Balasubramanian, P.M. (2010). « Worldwide dry bean germplasm collections useful for cultivar development for production in Canada. », 8th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Calgary, AB, Canada, November 3-5, 2010.


  • Cui, Y., Patel, J., Zou, J., et Keller, W.A. (2009). « Oilseed Brassicas. », dans Kole, C. and Hall, T.C. (dir.) - Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants: Transgenic Oilseed Crops, Blackwell Publishing, Chapitre 2.
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