1984 B.S. (Plant Breeding) Nanjing Agricultural University, China
1992 M.S. (Plant Breeding) University of the Philippines, Philippines
1999 Ph.D. (Genetics) Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
I teach BIOL 233 (Genetics and Evolution) every fall, BIOL 337 (Genetics of Human Diseases) and BIOL 455G (Molecular Biology) in alternate springs.
Plants are the most critical sources of food and fiber fulfilling our needs. Plant genetic research has advanced extremely rapidly in the past two decades thanks to newly developed high-throughput tools such as next generation sequencing and technology-aided phenotyping. These have greatly aided mapping and identifying economically important genes in crop plants. We are taking advantage of these technology advancements in two aspects. First, we map economically important genes using sorghum as the model system using millions of genetic markers. We have identified a few genes and are still functionally characterize some of them in wild foxtail millet (Setaria viridis), sorghum and rice. Second, we are comparing the sequenced large and small C4 grasses using a phylogenomics approach to identify plant size genes. In addition, my lab employs tissue culture and related aseptic techniques extensively to generate economically beneficial plants which are also used to study the mechanism of homologous and heterologous gene expression driven by strong promoters.
Students interested in working in my lab are encouraged to contact me directly.
Jieqin Li; Lihua Wang; Paul W. Bible; Wenmiao Tu; Jian Zheng; Peng Jin; Yanlong Liu; Junli Du; Jiacheng Zheng; Yi-Hong Wang; Qiuwen Zhan 2023. A chromosome-scale genome sequence of sudangrass (Sorghum sudanense) highlights the genome evolution and regulation of dhurrin biosynthesis. Theoretical and Applied Genetics https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-023-04262-9.
Wenmiao Tu; Lihua Wang; Peng Jin; Ruirui Meng; Jian Zheng; Yanlong Liu; Yi-Hong Wang; Jieqin Li. 2023 Construction of high density genetic map and QTL mapping in a sorghum Tx623A×sudangrass S722 population. Grassland Science doi.org/10.1111/grs.12394.
HD Upadhyaya, L Wang, CS Prakash, Y Liu, L Gao, R Meng, K Seetharam, CLL Gowda, K Ganesamurthy, SK Singh, R Kumar, J Li, Yi-Hong Wang 2022. Genome-wide association mapping identifies an SNF4 ortholog that impacts biomass and sugar yield in sorghum and sugarcane. Journal of Experimental Botany 73: 3584–3596.
Lihua Wang, Yanlong Liu, Li Gao, Xiaocui Yang, Xu Zhang, Shaoping Xie, Meng Chen, Yi-Hong Wang, Jieqin Li, Yixin Shen. 2022. Identification of candidate forage yield genes in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) using integrated GWAS and RNA-Seq. Frontiers in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.788433.
Wang L, Upadhyaya HD, Zheng J, Liu Y, Singh SK, Gowda CL, Kumar RK, Zhu Y, Wang YH, Li J. Genome-wide Association Mapping Identifies Novel Panicle Morphology Loci and Candidate Genes in Sorghum. Frontiers in Plant Science 2021. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.743838
Jin P, Wang L, Zhao W, Zheng J, Wang YH, Liu Y, Meng R, Dai J, Zhou L, Li J. Construction of high density genetic map and QTL mapping in sorghum× sudangrass. Euphytica. 2021 217, 162. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-021-02895-9.
Hari D Upadhyaya, Mani Vetriventhan, Abdullah M. Asiri, Vania C R Azevedo, Hari C Sharma, Rajan Sharma, Suraj Prasad Sharma, Yi-Hong Wang. 2019. Multi-trait diverse germplasm sources from mini core collection for sorghum improvement. Agriculture 2019, 9(6), 121; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture9060121
Upadhyaya HD, Y-H Wang, DVSSR Sastry, SL Dwivedi, PV Vara Prasad, A. Millie Burrell, Robert R Klein, Geoffrey P Morris, Patricia E Klein 2016. Association mapping of low temperature germinability and seedling vigor in sorghum. Genome 59: 137-145.
Park MR, Y-H Wang, KH Hasenstein 2014. Profiling gene expression in germinating Brassica roots. Plant Mol Biol Rep 32:541-548.
Wang Y-H, Acharya A, Burrell AM, Klein RR, Klein PE, Hasenstein KH. 2013. Mapping and candidate genes associated with saccharification yield in sorghum. Genome 56:659-665.
Upadhyaya HD, Y-H Wang, R Sharma, S Sharma 2013. SNP markers linked to leaf rust and grain mold in sorghum. Molecular Breeding 32: 451-462.
Upadhyaya HD, Y-H Wang, CLL Gowda, S Sharma 2013. Association mapping of maturity and plant height using SNP markers with the sorghum mini core collection. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 126:2003-2015.
Wang Y-H, Upadhyaya HD, Burrell AM, Sahraeian SM, Klein RR, Klein PE 2013. Genetic structure and linkage disequilibrium in a diverse, representative collection of the C4 model plant, Sorghum bicolor. G3: Genes Genomes Genet. 3: 783-793.
Upadhyaya HD, Y-H Wang, R Sharma, S Sharma 2013. Identification of genetic markers linked to anthracnose resistance in sorghum using association analysis. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 126:1649-1657.
Upadhyaya HD, Y-H Wang, S Sharma, S Singh 2012. Association mapping of height and maturity across five environments using the sorghum mini core collection. Genome 55: 471-479.
Upadhyaya HD, Y-H Wang, S Sharma, S Singh, KH Hasenstein 2012. SSR markers linked to kernel weight and tiller number in sorghum identified by association mapping. Euphytica 187: 401-410.
Wang Y-H, Bible P, Loganantharaj R, Upadhyaya HD 2012. Identification of SSR markers associated with height using pool-based genome-wide association mapping in sorghum. Mol Breed 30: 281-292.
Wang Y-H, DD Poudel, KH Hasenstein 2011. Identification of SSR markers associated with saccharification yield using pool-based genome-wide association mapping in sorghum. Genome 54:883-889.
Upadhyaya HD , Dwivedi SL, Wang Y-H, Vetriventhan M 2016. Sorghum Genetic Resources. In: I. Ciampitti and V. Prasad (edS.), Sorghum: State of the Art and Future Perspectives (Agronomy Monographs 58). American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America, Inc. doi:10.2134/agronmonogr58.2014.0056.5
Wang Y-H, Upadhyaya HD, Dweikat I. 2015. Sorghum. In: M Singh and HD Upadhyaya (eds). Genetics and Genomic Resources for Grain Cereals Improvement. Academic Press, pp 227-251.
Wang Y-H, Burow GB, Burke JJ. 2014. Genetic mapping of abiotic stress in sorghum. In: Wang Y-H, HD Upadhyaya, C. Kole (eds). Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sorghum. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press. pp 182-197.
Wang Y-H 2012. Molecular genetic mapping and map-based cloning. In: Wang Y-H, TK Behera, C. Kole (eds). Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cucurbits. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press. pp 199-224.
Wang Y-H 2012. Mapping and molecular breeding of monogenic traits. In: Wang Y-H, TK Behera, C. Kole (eds). Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cucurbits. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press. pp 225-237.
Rakshit S, Y-H Wang (eds). 2016. The Sorghum Genome (book series: Compendium of Plant Genomes). Springer Nature. ISBN 978-3-319-47787-9.
Wang Y-H, HD Upadhyaya, C. Kole (eds). 2014. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sorghum. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-48221-008-8. 344p.
Wang Y-H, TK Behera, C. Kole (eds). 2012. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cucurbits. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1-57808-766-2. 418p.