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Department of Agronomy

Department of Agronomy
Kansas State University
2004 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

Ph: +1-785-532-6101
Fx: +1-785-532-6094

Dr. Jianming Fu

Dr. Jianming Fu

Research Assistant Professor

Email Dr. Fu

Kansas State University
3019D Throckmorton Hall
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-6728
Fx: +1-785-532-6094


  • Ph.D. Biology, Rutgers University, 1999


  • Tian B, Talukder SK, Fu J, Fritz A, Trick H (2018) Expression of a rice soluble starch synthase gene improved the grain yield in heat stress conditions in wheat. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant 54 (3): 216–227
  • Pantelić D, Dragićević I, Rudić J, Fu J, Momčilović I (2018) Effects of high temperature on in vitro tuberization and accumulation of stress-responsive proteins in potato. Horticulture, Environment, and Biotechnology 59 (3): 315–324
  • Fu J, Bowden R, Jagadish KSV, Gill B (2017) Genetic variation for tolerance to heat stress in Dasypyrum villosum. Crop Science 57(5): 2626-2632
  • Momcilovic I, Pantelic D, Zdravkovic-Korac S, Oljaca J, Rudic J, Fu J (2016) Heat-induced accumulation of protein synthesis elongation factor 1A implies an important role in heat tolerance in potato, Planta 244 (3): 671–679
  • Fu J, Bowden R, Prasad PVV, Ibrahim A (2015) Genetic variation for heat tolerance in Triticum turgidum L, Journal of Crop Improvement 29:565-580
  • Fu J (2015) Peer review report on “Climatic impacts of winter wheat yields in Picardy, France and Rostov, Russia: 1973-2010”, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 201:539
  • Zhang X, Fu J, Hiromasa Y, Pan H, Bai G (2013) Differentially expressed proteins associated with Fusarium Head Blight resistance in wheat, PLoS ONE 8(12): e82079
  • Momcilovic I, Fu J (2013) Protein synthesis elongation factors EF-Tu and EF-1α: biosynthesis, functions and applications in the improvement of heat tolerance in plants (book chapter in “New Research on Protein Synthesis”, edited by Bethaz C and Puma VL, Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA. pp.1-49)
  • Fu J, Patel M, Nuutila AM, Skadsen R (2012) Antifungal thionin peptide gene expression in transgenic barley (book chapter in “Small Wonders: Peptides for Disease Control”, edited by Rajasekaran K, Cary JW, Jaynes JM, Montesinos E, American Chemical Society Publisher, Washington D. C. USA. pp. 359-377)
  • Fu J, Momcilovic I, Prasad PVV (2012) Molecular bases and improvement of heat tolerance in crop plants (book chapter in “Heat Stress: Causes, Prevention and Treatments”, edited by Josipovic S, Ludwig E, Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, pp.185-214)
  • Fu J, Momcilovic I, Prasad PVV (2012) Roles of protein synthesis elongation factor EF-Tu in heat tolerance in plants, Journal of Botany 2012:1-8
  • Ali M, Ibrahim A, Hays D, Ristic Z, Fu J (2010) Response of wild tetraploid wheat (Triticum turgidum L.) to heat stress, Journal of Crop Improvement 24 (3):228-243
  • Fu J, Ristic Z (2010) Analysis of transgenic wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) harboring a maize plastid EF-Tu gene: segregation pattern, expression and effects of the transgene, Plant Molecular Biology 73:339–347
  • Ristic Z, Momcilovic I, Bukovnik U, Prasad PVV, Fu J, DeRidder B, Elthon T, Mladenov N (2009) Rubisco activase and wheat productivity under heat stress conditions, Journal of Experimental Botany 60 (14): 4003-4014
  • Bukovnik U, Fu J, Bennett M, Prasad PVV, Ristic Z (2009) Heat tolerance and expression of protein synthesis elongation factors, EF-Tu and EF-1alpha, in spring wheat, Functional Plant Biology 36 (3): 234-241
  • Fu J, Momcilovic I, Clemente T, Nersesian N, Trick H, Ristic Z (2008) Heterologous expression of a plastid EF-Tu reduces protein thermal aggregation and enhances CO2 fixation in wheat (Triticum aestivum) following heat stress, Plant Molecular Biology 68: 277-288
  • Fu J, Peterson K, Guttieri M, Souza E, Raboy V (2008) Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) inositol monophosphatase: gene structure and enzyme characteristics, Plant Molecular Biology 67: 629–642
  • Ristic Z, Bukovnik U, Momcilovic I, Fu J, Prasad PVV (2008) Heat-induced accumulation of chloroplast protein synthesis elongation factor, EF-Tu, in winter wheat, Journal of Plant Physiology 165 (2): 192-202
  • Ristic Z, Momcilovic I, Fu J, Callegari E, DeRidder B (2007) Chloroplast protein synthesis elongation factor, EF-Tu, reduces thermal aggregation of Rubisco activase, Journal of Plant Physiology 164 (12): 1564-1571
  • Bowen D, Souza E, Guttieri M, Raboy V, Fu J (2007) A low phytic acid barley mutation alters seed gene expression, Crop Science 47 (S2): 149-159
  • Fu J, Sampalo R, Gallardo F, Canovas F, Kirby E (2003) Assembly of a functional pine glutamine synthetase in leaves of transgenic poplar leads to an enhanced vegetative growth in young plants, Plant Cell and Environment 26(3): 411-418
  • Fu J, Skadsen R, Kaeppler H (2003) Transformation and expression of an antifungal protein hordothionin gene in transgenic barley and oat, Plant Biotechnology and Beyond, Indra K. Vasil (ed), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 159-160
  • Gallardo F, Fu J, Jing Z, Kirby E, Cánovas F (2003) Modification of nitrogen metabolism in woody plants, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 41(6-7): 587-594
  • Skadsen R, Sathish P, Federico M, Abebe T, Fu J, Kaeppler H (2002) Cloning of the promoter for a novel barley gene, Lem1, and its organ-specific promotion of GFP expression in lemma and palea, Plant Molecular Biology 49: 545-555
  • Cánovas F, Kirby E, Fernando G, Fu J, Cantón F, Angel G (2000) Transgenic plants have enhanced vegetative growth, Spanish Patent No: 00980164
  • Gallardo F, Fu J, Canton F, Canovas F, Kirby E (1999) Expression of a conifer glutamine synthetase gene in transgenic poplar, Planta 210(1): 19-26