Shuyu Liu

Name:
Shuyu Liu
Email Address:
shuyu.liu@ag.tamu.edu
Phone Number:
806-677-5600
Fax Number:
806-677-5644
Physical Location:
6500 Amarillo Blvd West
Amarillo, TX 79106
Mailing Address:
6500 Amarillo Blvd West
Amarillo, TX 79106
Organizational Role:
Faculty
Immediate Supervisor:
Brent Auvermann
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Position Title:
Associate Professor
Position Roles:
Graduate Faculty
Unit & Entity:
Amarillo Research and Extension Center (Texas A&M AgriLife Research)

Specializations:
Food, Marker Assisted Selection, Plant Breeding, Wheat Breeding, Wheat Genetics
General Bio:

Dr. Shuyu Liu is a Professor in small grain genetics and genomics with Texas A&M University since 2016. He got his Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003, M.S. from Colorado State University in 1998 and BS from Shandong Agricultural University in 1988. He joined Texas A&M AgriLife Research in 2010. He was a research scientist in Virginia Tech from 2007 to 2010 and a biologist and visiting fellow in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada from 2003 to 2007. He has been working on gene and loci mapping for disease, insect, yield and its components, superior end-use quality of cereals and dry bean, marker development and selection and prediction for wheat breeding.

Research:

Genetic and genomic studies of important traits of wheat in the US Great Plains. Traits include drought and heat tolerance, resistance to diseases (leaf, stem and stripe rust, wheat streak mosaic virus), and arthropods (greenbug, Russian wheat aphid, hessian fly, and wheat curl mite) as well as good end-use quality. Both traditional and molecular breeding techniques are used to develop germplasm lines with one or more target traits. Genomic techniques include gene/QTL mapping, molecular marker identification, validation and utilization, high throughput KASP SNP screening, and gene cloning. Gene functional analysis will be used to understand and improve those target traits.

 

Education:

Ph.D., Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA. 2003.

M.S., Plant Breeding and Genetics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA. 1998.

B.S., Crop Science, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, Shandong, China. 1988.

M.S. Candidate, Bioinformatics, completed courses, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, USA. 2003.

Honors:
  1. 2019 Vice Chancellor Award in Excellence for Team Collaboration in Wheat Genomics
  2. 2019 Research Faculty Award in Soil and Crop Science Dept., Texas A&M University
  3. 2015 TAMU College of Agriculture and Life Science Dean’s Outstanding Research Achievement Award for Interdisciplinary Research Team, Wheat Improvement Team.
Selected Publications:
  1. Gaurav, K., S Arora, P Silva, J. Sánchez-Martín, R. Horsnell, ... S.-Y. Liu (37), ... C. Uacy, M. Mascher, A.R. Bently, B. Keller, J. Poland, B.B.H Wulff. 2021. Evolution of the bread wheat D subgenome and enriching it with diversity from Aegilops tauschii. To be submitted to Nature Biotechnology. Accepted. (Impact factor: 54.91)
  2. Dhakal S., X. Liu, C. Chu, Y. Yang, J.C. Rudd, A.M.H. Ibrahim, Q. Xue, R.N. Devkota, J.A. Baker, S.A. Baker, B.E. Simoneaux, G.B. Opena, R.L. Sutton, K.E. Jessup, K. Hui, S.Wang, C.D. Johnson, R.P. Metz, and S.-Y. Liu. 2021. Genome-wide QTL mapping of yield and agronomic traits in two widely adapted winter wheat cultivars ‘TAM 111’ and ‘TAM 112’ from multiple mega-environments. PeerJ. 10.7717/peerj.12350. Accepted. (Impact factor: 2.98)
  3. Gill, B.K., D.L. Klindworth, M.N. Rouse, J. Zhang, Q. Zhang, J.S. Sharma, C. Chu, Y. Long, S. Chao, P.L. Olivera, T.L. Friesen, S. Zhong, Y. Jin, J.D. Faris, J.D. Fiedlerm, E.M. Eliasm, S.-Y. Liu, X. Cai, S.S. Xu. 2021. Function and evolution of allelic variations of Sr13 conferring resistance to stem rust in tetraploid wheat (Triticum turgidum L.). The Plant Journal 106:1674-1691. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15263. (Impact factor: 6.14)
  4. Bhandari, M., Q. Xue, S.-Y. Liu, B.A. Stewart, J.C. Rudd, P. Pokhrel, et al. 2021. Thermal imaging to evaluate wheat genotypes under dryland conditions. Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment 4: e20152. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/agg2.20152. (Impact factor: ?)
  5. Abrouk, M., N. Athiyannan, T. Müller, Y. Pailles, C. Stritt, A.C. Roulin, C. Chu, S.-Y. Liu, T. Morita, H. Handa, J. Poland, B. Keller, and S.G. Krattinger. 2021. Population genomics and haplotype analysis in spelt and bread wheat identifies a gene regulating glume color. Nature Communications Biology 4, 375:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-01908-6 (Impact factor: 6.27)
  6. Zhao, L., S.-Y. Liu, N.R. Abdelsalam, B.F. Carver and G. Bai. 2021. Characterization of wheat curl mite resistance gene Cmc4 in OK05312. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 134:993-1005. (Impact factor: 4.44)
  7. Chu, C., S. Wang, J.C. Rudd, Q. Xue, A.M.H. Ibrahim, R. Metz, C.D. Johnson, and S.-Y. Liu*. 2021. RNA-seq analysis reveals different drought tolerance mechanisms in broadly adapted wheat cultivars ‘TAM 111’ and ‘TAM 112’. Scientific Reports. 11:4301. (Impact factor: 4.38)
  8. Dhakal, S., X. Liu, A. Girard, C. Chu, Y. Yang, S. Wang, Q. Xue, J.C. Rudd, A.M.H. Ibrahim, J.M. Awika, K.E. Jessup, J.A. Baker, L. Garza, R.N. Devkota, S. Baker, C.D Johnson, R.P. Metz, S.-Y. Liu*. 2021. Genetic dissection of end‐use quality traits in two widely‐adapted wheat cultivars ‘TAM 111’ and ‘TAM 112’. Crop Sci. 61:1944-1959. (Impact factor: 1.88)
  9. Maulana, F., K-S. Kim, J.D. Anderson, M.E. Sorrells, T.J. Butler, S.-Y. Liu, P.S. Baenziger, P.F. Byrne, and X-F. Ma. 2021. Genomic Selection of Forage Agronomic Traits in Winter Wheat. Crop Sci. 61:410-421.
  10. Thapa, S., J.C. Rudd, K.E. Jessup, S. Liu, J.A. Baker, R.N. Devkota, Q. Xue. 2021. Middle portion of the wheat culm remobilizes more carbon reserve to grains under drought. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. (Impact factor: 3.06)
  11. Hussain, B., B.A. Akpınar, M. Alaux, A.M. Algharib, D. Sehgal, Z. Ali, R. Appels, G.I. Aradottir, J. Batley, A. Bellec, A.R. Bentley, H.B. Cagirici, L. Cattivelli, F. Choulet, J. Cockram, F. Desiderio, P. Devaux, M. Dogramaci, G. Dorado, S. Dreisigacker, D. Edwards, K. El-Hassouni, K. Eversole, T. Fahima, M. Figueroa, S. Gálvez, K.S. Gill, L. Govta, A. Gul, G. Hensel, P. Hernandez, L.C. Herrera, A. Ibrahim, B. Kilian, V. Korzun, T. Krugman, Y. Li, S. Liu, A.F. Mahmoud, A. Morgounov, T. Muslu, F. Naseer, F. Ordon, E. Paux, D. Perovic, G.V.P. Reddy, J.C. Reif, M. Reynolds, R. Roychowdhury, J. Rudd, T.Z. Sen, S. Sukumaran, V.K. Tiwari, N. Ullah, T. Unver, S. Yazar, H. Budak, Wheat genomics and breeding: bridging the gap, in CABI, Wallingford, 2021, pp. 57 pp.
  12. Yang, Y., S. Dhakal, C. Chu, S. Wang, Q. Xue, J.C. Rudd, A.M.H. Ibrahim, K. Jessup, J. Baker, M.P. Fuentealba, R. Devkota, S. Baker, C.D. Johnson, R. Metz, S.-Y. Liu*. 2020. Genome wide identification of QTL associated with yield and yield components in two popular wheat cultivars TAM 111 and TAM 112, PLOS ONE 15(12) e0237293. (Cited 1 time, IF: 2.74)
  13. Thapa, S., Q. Xue, K. E. Jessup, J. C. Rudd, S.-Y. Liu, R. N. Devkota, and J. A. Baker. 2020. Soil water extraction and use by winter wheat cultivars under limited irrigation in a semi-arid environment. J. Arid Environ. 174, 104046. (cited 4 times, IF: 1.825) (data analyses and interpretation)
  14. Seethepalli, A., H. Guo, X. Liu, M. Griffiths, H. Almtarfi, Z. Li, S.-Y. Liu et al. 2020. RhizoVision Crown: An integrated hardware and software platform for root crown phenotyping. Plant Phenomics 2020: 15. Doi:10.34133/2020/3074916. (cited 5 times) (provide research materials, data analyses and interpretation, draft review and editing).
  15. Yang, Y., B.R. Basnet, A.M.H. Ibrahim, J.C. Rudd, X. Chen, R.L. Bowden, Q. Xue, R.D. Devkota, S. Wang, C.D. Johnson, R. Metz, R.E. Mason, D.B. Hays and S-Y. Liu*. 2019. Developing KASP markers on a major stripe rust resistance QTL in a popular wheat TAM 111 using 90K array and genotyping-by-sequencing SNPs. Crop Sci. 59:165-175. Doi:10.2135/cropsci2018.05.0349 *Corresponding author. (cited 2 time, IF: 1.635)
  16. Maulana F., K-S. Kim, J.D. Anderson, M.E. Sorrells, T. J. Butler, S.-Y. Liu, P. S. Baenziger, P.F. Byrne, and X-F. Ma. 2019. Genomic selection of forage quality traits in winter wheat. Crop Sci. 59:2473-2483. (cited 2 time, IF: 1.635) (provide research materials, suggestions on data analyses and interpretation, draft review and editing)
  17. Mahmoudi, T.R., J.M. Yu, S.-Y. Liu, L.S. Pierson and E.A. Pierson. 2019. Drought-Stress tolerance in wheat seedlings conferred by phenazine-producing rhizobacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 10. Doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.01590. (cited 10 times, IF:4.076) (provide research materials, suggestions on data analyses and interpretation, draft review and editing)
  18. Thapa, S., J.C. Rudd, Q. Xue, M. Bhandari, S.K. Reddy, K.E. Jessup, S.-Y. Liu et al. 2019. Use of NDVI for characterizing winter wheat response to water stress in a semi-arid environment. J. of Crop Improv.: 1-16. Doi:10.1080/15427528.2019.1648348. (cited 5 times, IF: 0.63) (provide research materials, suggestions on data analyses and interpretation, draft review and editing)
  19. Ayalew H., P.W. Tsang, C. Chu, J. Wang, S.-Y. Liu, C. Chen, X. Ma. 2019. Comparison of TaqMan, KASP and rhAmp SNP genotyping platforms in hexaploidy wheat. PLOS ONE 14(5): e0217222. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217222 (cited 15 times, IF: 2.776) (provide research materials, suggestions on data analyses and interpretation, draft review and editing)
  20. Thapa, S., Q. Xue, K.E. Jessup, J.C. Rudd, S. Liu, T.H. Marek, R. N. Devkota, J. Baker, S. Baker. 2019. Yield determination in winter wheat under different water regimes. Field Crop Res. 233:80-87.
  21. Yang, Y., B.R. Basnet, A.M.H. Ibrahim, J.C. Rudd, X. Chen, R.L. Bowden, Q. Xue, R.D. Devkota, S. Wang, C.D. Johnson, R. Metz, R.E. Mason, D.B. Hays and S-Y. Liu*. 2019. Developing KASP markers on a major stripe rust resistance QTL in a popular wheat TAM 111 using 90K array and genotyping-by-sequencing SNPs. 59:165-175. *Corresponding author. doi:10.2135/cropsci2018.05.0349
  22. Nyine, M., S. Wang, K. Kiani, K. Jordan, S.Y. Liu, P. Byrne, S. Haley, S. Baenziger, S. Chao, R. Bowden, E. Akhunov. 2018. Genotype imputation in winter wheat using first-generation haplotype map SNPs improves genomewide association mapping and genomic predictions of traits. G3.9:125-133. G3/2018/200664
  23. Rudd, J.C., Devkota, R.N., A. M. Ibrahim, J.A. Baker, S. Baker, M.D. Lazar, R. Sutton, B. Simoneaux, G. Opeña, L.W. Rooney, J. M. Awika, S.-Y. Liu, Q. Xue, B. Bean, R.W. Duncan, R.L. Bowden, B.W. Seabourn, Y. Jin, M.-S. Chen, and R.A. Graybosch. 2018. TAM 114 wheat, excellent bread making-quality hard red winter wheat cultivar adapted to the Southern High Plain. J. Plant Reg. 12:367-372. doi:10.3198/jpr2017.11.0081crc
  24. Dhakal, S., C.-T. Tan, V. Anderson, H. Yu, M.P. Fuentealba, J.C. Rudd, S.D. Haley, Q. Xue, A.M.H. Ibrahim, L. Garza, R. Devkota, S.Y. Liu*. 2018. Mapping and KASP Marker Development for Wheat Curl Mite Resistance in ‘TAM 112’ Wheat Using Linkage and Association Analysis. Mol. Breed. 38:119. *Corresponding author.
  25. Thapa, S., S.K. Reddy, M.P. Fuentealba, Q. Xue*, J.C. Rudd, S.-Y. Liu*. 2018. Physiological Responses to Water Stress and Yield of Winter Wheat Cultivars Differing in Drought Tolerance. J. of Agron. and Crop Sci. 204:247-358. *Corresponding author
  26. Thapa, S., K.E. Jessup, G.P. Pradhan, J.C. Rudd, S. Liu, J.R. Mahan, R.N. Devkota, J.A. Baker, Q. Xue. 2018. Canopy temperature depression at grain filling correlates to winter wheat yield in the US Southern High Plains. Field Crops Research 217: 11-19.
  27. Assanga, S.O., M. Fuentealba, G. Zhang, C. Tan, S. Dhakal, J.C. Rudd, A.M.H. Ibrahim, Q Xue, S.D. Haley, J. Chen, S. Chao, J. Baker, K. Jessup, S.Y. Liu*. 2017. Mapping of quantitative trait loci for grain yield and its components in a US popular winter wheat TAM 111 using 90K SNPs. PLOS ONE 12: e0189669. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0189669. *Corresponding author.
  28. Thapa, S., Q. Xue, K.E. Jessup, J.C. Rudd, S. Liu, G.P. Pradhan, et al. 2017. More Recent Wheat Cultivars Extract More Water from Greater Soil Profile Depths to Increase Yield in the Texas High Plains. Agronomy Journal 109: 2771-2780. doi:10.2134/agronj2017.02.0064
  29. Tan, C.-T., H. Yu, Y. Yang, X. Xu, M. Chen, J.C. Rudd, Q. Xue, A. Ibrahim, L. Garza, S. Wang, M.E. Sorrells, S.Y. Liu*. 2017. Development and validation of KASP markers for the greenbug resistance gene Gb7 and the Hessian fly resistance gene H32 in wheat. Theor Appl Genet 130:1867-1884. doi:10.1007/s00122-017-2930-4. *Corresponding author.
  30. Tan, C.-T, S.O. Assanga, G. Zhang, J.C. Rudd, S. Haley, Q. Xue, A. Ibrahim, G. Bai, X. Zhang, P. Byrne, M.P. Fuentealba, S.Y. Liu*. 2017. Development and validation of KASP SNP markers for wheat streak mosaic virus resistance gene Wsm2. Crop Sci. 57:340-349. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.04.0234. *Corresponding author.
  31. Assanga, S.O., G. Zhang, C.-T. Tan, J.C. Rudd, A. Ibrahim, Q. Xue, S. Chao, M.P. Fuentealba, S.Y. Liu*. 2017. Saturated genetic map of wheat streak mosaic virus resistance gene wsm2 in wheat. Crop Sci. 57:332-339. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.04.0233. *Corresponding author.
  32. Dhakal, S., C.-T, Tan, L. Paezold, M.P. Fuentealba, J.C. Rudd, B.C. Blaser, Q. Xue, C.M. Rush, R.N. Devkota, S.Y. Liu*. 2017. Wheat curl mite resistance in hard winter wheat in the U.S. Great Plains. Crop Sci. 57:53-61. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.02.0121 *Corresponding author.
  33. Thapa, S., K. Jessup, G. Pradhan, J.C. Rudd, S.-Y. Liu, J. Mahan, R.N. Devkota, J. Baker, Q. Xue. 2017. More Recent Wheat Cultivars Extract More Water from Greater Soil Profile Depths to Increase Yield in the Texas High Plains. Agron. J. 109:2771–2780