Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica

Dr. Chi-Ming Yang Associate Research Fellow

Lab PI

Dr. Chi-Ming Yang

Associate Research Fellow

PhD- University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Nebraska, USA, 1989.

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Office: Greenhouse Builiding 100



Research Fields
  • Plant biochemical
  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Ecophysiology

Research Directions

  • Ecological role of chlorophylls: All three humic substances, despite their soil sources, stimulate the activities of both chlorophyllase a and b. It is suggested that humic substances in the soil may accelerate the chlorophyll degradation of litter in the ecosystem and that chlorophyllase a and b may be different enzymes.
  • Relationship between chlorophyll and satellite remote sensing: The polarity of chlorophylls or carotenoids is significantly correlated to satellite NDVI. Chlorophylls without phytol chains, also called dephytylated pigments, such as PPIX, MGPP, Pchlide, Chlide a and Chlide b, are more polar and located in the stroma. Chlorophylls containing phytol chain, also named phytylated pigments, such as Chl a, Chl b, Phe a and Phe b, are less polar or nonpolar and situated in the thylakoid membrane. The less polar CRCs attribute more than the more polar CRCs to the satellite NDVI.
  • Ecophysiology of galls: Two kinds of cecidomyiid galls on Machilus thunbergii leaves were totally deficient in the pigment-protein complexes, throughout the entire period of gall formation. In addition, the fluorescence and reflectance analyses suggested that insect infestations reduce photosynthetic efficiency. Moreover, there were highly significant and positive relationships between Fv/Fm and both the photosynthetic reflectance index and the cold hard band, indicating that gall infections induced physiological changes that were detected using both reflectance spectra and fluorescence.


Latest published paper

期刊論文 ( 2017 - 2020 )

  1. Huang, M. Y., Lin, K. H., Shih, T. H., Chang, Y. T., and Yang, C. M, 2019, “Spectral indices to rapidly monitor chloroplast distribution patterns of three cecidomyiid galls”, TAIWANIA, 64(4)438-441. (SCIE) (IF: 0.421; SCIE ranking: 78.4%)
  2. Tin-Han Shih, Szu-Hsien Lin, Meng-Yuan Huang, Wen-Dar Huang and Chi-Ming Yang*, 2019, “Transcriptome Profile of the Variegated Ficus microcarpa c.v. Milky Stripe Fig Leaf”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 20(6): 1338. (SCIE) (IF: 3.687; SCIE ranking: 28.4%) Link
  3. Nguyen Hoang Chinh, Lin Kung-Huan, Ho Shin-Lon, Chiang Chih-Ming, Yang Chi-Ming*, 2018, “Enhancing the abiotic stress tolerance of plants: From chemical treatment to biotechnological approaches”, Physiologia Plantarum, 164(4), 452-466. (SCIE) (IF: 3.33; SCIE ranking: 15.1%) Link
  4. Tin-Han Shih, Szu-Hsien Lin, Meng-Yuan Huang, Chih-Wen Sun*, and Chi-Ming Yang*, 2018, “Transcriptome profile of cup-shaped galls in Litsea acuminata leaves”, PLOS ONE, 13(10), e0205265. (SCIE) (IF: 2.806; SCIE ranking: 23.4%) Link
  5. Tzan-Chain Lee, Tin-Han Shih, Meng-Yuan Huang, Kuan-Hung Lin, Wen-Dar Huang, Chi-Ming Yang*, 2018, “Eliminating interference by anthocyanins when determining the porphyrin ratio of red plant leaves”, JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY B-BIOLOGY, 187, 106-112. (SCIE) (IF: 2.673; SCIE ranking: 51.7%,42.5%) Link
  6. Hoang Chinh Nguyen, Kuan-Hung Lin, Tung-Chuan Hsiung, Meng-Yuan Huang,* Chi-Ming Yang, Jen-Hsien Weng, Ming-Huang Hsu, Po-Yen Chen and Kai-Chieh Chang, 2018, “Biochemical and Physiological Characteristics of Photosynthesis in Plants of Two Calathea Species”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES, 19, 704. (SCIE) (IF: 3.226; SCIE ranking: 40.3%,32.5%) Link
  7. Hoang Chinh Nguyen, Kuan-Hung Lin, Meng-Yuan Huang, Chi-Ming Yang, Tin-Han Shih, Tung-Chuan Hsiung, Yen-Chang Lin, Fun-Chi Tsao, 2018, “Antioxidant Activities of the Methanol Extracts of Various Parts of Phalaenopsis Orchids with White, Yellow, and Purple Flowers”, NOTULAE BOTANICAE HORTI AGROBOTANICI CLUJ-NAPOCA, 46(2), 457-465. Link
  8. S. P. Chen, S. Y. Wang, M. Y. Huang, K. H. Lin, S. M. Hua, H. H. Lu, Y. C. Lai, C. M. Yang*, 2018, “Physiological and molecular analyses of chlorophyllase in sweet potatoes with different-colored leaves”, South African Journal of Botany, 114, 272-279. (SCIE) (IF: 1.427; SCIE ranking: 45.8%) Link
  9. Pi-Yu Chao, Meng-Yuan Huang, Wen-Dar Huang, Kuan-Hung Lin, Shiau-Ying Chen, Chi-Ming Yang*, 2018, “Study of Chlorophyll-related Compounds from Dietary Spinach in Human Blood”, NOTULAE BOTANICAE HORTI AGROBOTANICI CLUJ-NAPOCA, 46(2), 309-316. Link