Profile – Chonglu Zhong


Chonglu Zhong

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+86 20 87030939


Since 1986, I have been employed at the Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Guangzhou, China. Have been working on nitrogen fixation species: casuarina tree. Published 4 books and over 70 papers. Have organized or and finished more than 30 projects with casuarina tree species, which included several international projects with Australia and France.

Research Areas:

  • Casuarina tree

Current N-related Projects:

  • Nitrogen-fixation tree species resistance on coastal sites


1. Gherbi H, Nambiar-Veetil M, Zhong C L, Félix J, Autran D, Girardin R, Auguy F, Bogusz D and Franche C. 2008. Post-transcriptinal gene silencing in the root system of the actinorhizal tree Allocasuarina verticillata. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 21(5): 518–524

2. Zhang Y, Zhong CL, Jiang Q B, et al. 2008. Salt tolarence on casuarina clones. Forest Research, 21(1)91-95

3. Jiang Q B, Zhong C L, Zhang Y, Huang GH, France C. 2009. The progress of Casuarinaceae genetic engineering research in the world. J. of Tropical and Subtropical Botany, 17(2): 205-210

4. Huang GH, Zhong C L, Su X H, Zhang Y, et al. 2009. Genetic Variation and Structure of Casuarina equisetifolia provenances based on AFLP markers. Silvae Genetica., 58(1-2): 79-85

5. Zhong C L, Zhang Y, Chen Y, Jiang Q B, Chen Z, Liang J, Pinyopusarerk K, Franche C and Bogusz D.. 2010. Actonrhizal Plant Casuarina research and application in China. J. Symbiosis. 50:107–114

6. Svistoonoff S, Gherbi H, Nambiar-Veetil M, Zhong C L, Michalak Z, Laplaze L, Vayssaire V, Auguy F, Hocher V, Doumas P, Bonneau J, Bogusz D and Franche C. 2009. Contribution of transgenic Casuarinaceae to the knowledge of the actinorhizal symbiosis. J. Symbiosis. 3–11

7. Jiang Q B, Zhang Y, Zhong C L, Zeng B S, Bogusz D and Franche C. Establishment of an in vitro plant regeneration protocol for Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq. via indirect organogenesis. New Forests, 2012,43:143-154.

8. Zhong C L, Mansour S, Nambiar-Veetil M, Bogusz D and Franche C. 2013. Casuarina glauca: a model tree for basic research in actinorhizal symbiosis. Journal of Biosciences, 38(4): 815–823

9. Zhang Y., Zhong C. L., Chen Y., Jiang Q. B., Chen Z., Nie S. And Pinyopusarerk K. A novel approach for controlled pollination in Casuarina equisetifolia. Silvae Genetica.2014. 63(1–2): 76-79

10. Wu C, Zhong C L, Zhang Y, Jiang Q B, Chen Y, Chen Z, Pinyopusarerk K, Bush D. 2014. Genetic diversity and genetic relationships of Chukrasia spp. (Meliaceae) as revealed by inter simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers.Trees-Structure and Function, 28(6): 1847-1857 IF=3.454

11. Jiang Q B, Ma Y Z, Zhong C L, Zeng B S, Zhang Y, Pinyopusarerk K, Bogusz D, Franche C. Optimization of the conditions for Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq. genetic transformation mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC).2015, 121:195-204,DOI 10.1007/s11240-014-0694-y

12. Zhang Y., Zhong C.L.(, Jiang Q.B., Han Q., Chen Y., Chen Z., Pinyopusarerk K. and Bush D. Reproductive biology and breeding system in Casuarina equisetifolia (Casuarinaceae). Australian Journal of Botany. 2016,64, 120–128.

13. Hu P, Zhong C L, Zhang Y., Jiang QB, Chen Y., Chen Z, Pinypusarerk K and Bush D. Geographic variation in seedling morphology of Casuarina equisetifolia subsp. equisetifolia (Casuarinaceae). Australian Journal of Botany. 2016, 64, 160-170