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Chuanchao Dai Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Microbial ecology
  • Soil ecology

Educational Background

PhD, Pharmacognosy,Chinese Pharmeutical University, (2003)

MA, Microbiology, Nanjing Normal University (1998)

BA, Biochemistry,Nanjing University (1992)

Research Projects

  • National natural science foundation of China: Nos 31570491, 31370507, 31070443,30970523,30770073, 30500066

Journal Articles

  • Jia-Yu Zhou, Jie Yuan, Xia Li, Yi-Fan Ning, Chuan-Chao Dai* . Endophytic bacterium-triggered reactive oxygen species directly increase oxygenous sesquiterpenoid content and diversity in Atractylodes lancea. Applied and enviromental microbiology, 82(5)1577-1585, 2016
  • Wei He, Sheng Yuan, Wen-Hui Zhong, Md. Ashaduzzaman Siddikee, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Application of genetically engineered microbial whole-cell biosensors for combined chemosensing. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol , 100:1109–1119, 2016
  • Jia-Yu Zhou, Xia Li, Jiao-Yan Zheng, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Volatiles released by endophytic Pseudomonas fluorescens promoting the growth and volatile oil accumulation in Atractylodes lancea. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry , 101: 132-140, 2016
  • Wei Zhang, Hong-Wei Wang, Xing-Xiang Wang, Xing-Guang Xie, Md. Ashaduzzaman Siddikee, Ri-Sheng Xu, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Enhanced nodulation of peanut when co-inoculated with fungal endophyte Phomopsis liquidambari and bradyrhizobium. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 98:1-11. 2016
  • Xing-Guang Xie, Chun-Yan Huang, Wan-Qiu Fu, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Potential of endophytic fungus Phomopsis liquidambari for transformation and degradation of recalcitrant pollutant sinapic acid. Fungal biology, 120: 402-413, 2016 
  • Yan-Su Wang, Tian-Hao Wu, Yao Yang, Cen-Ling Zhu, Cheng-Long Ding & Chuan-Chao Dai*. Binding and detoxification of chlorpyrifos by lactic acid bacteria on rice straw silage fermentation. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, DOI: 10.1080/03601234.2015.1128744. 2016
  • Jie Yuan, Jia-Yu Zhou, Xia Li, Chuan-Chao Dai*. The primary mechanism of endophytic fungus Gilmaniella sp. AL12 promotion of plant growth and sesquiterpenoid accumulation in Atractylodes lancea. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult, DOI 10.1007/s11240-016-0971-z, 2016
  • Xie X G, Dai C C*. Degradation of a model pollutant ferulic acid by the endophytic fungus Phomopsis liquidambari. Bioresource Technology, Vol 179(1):35-42, 2015
  • Xiao-Mi Wang, Bo Yang, Cheng-Gang Ren, Hong-Wei Wang, Jin-Yan Wang and Chuan-Chao Dai* . Involvement of abscisic acid and salicylic acid in signal cascade regulating bacterial endophyte-induced volatile oil biosynthesis in plantlets of Atractylodes lancea. Physiologia Plantarum, Vol 153: 30–42. 2015
  • Yan-Zhen Mei, Ruo-Xue Liu, Dong-Peng Wang, Xia Wang, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Biocatalysis and biotransformation of resveratrol in microorganisms. Biotechnology Letters, Vol 37:9–18, 2015
  • Hong-Wei Wang, Wei Zhang, Chun-Lun Su, Hong Zhu, Chuan-Chao Dai*.  Biodegradation of the phytoestrogen luteolin by the endophytic fungus Phomopsis liquidambari.  Biodegradation, DOI 10.1007/s10532-015-9727-4, 2015
  • Hai-Yan Ma, Bo Yang, Hong-Wei Wang, Qi-Yin Yang*, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Application of Serratia marcescens RZ-21 significantly enhances peanut yield and remediates continuously cropped peanut soil. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, DOI 10.1002/jsfa.7087, 2015
  • Yong Jia, Xian-Yue Guan, Chuan-Chao Dai*. The Effects of Selenium on Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids of Diasporangium jonesianum. Applied Biochemistry Biotechnology, Vol 172(2):561-569, 2014 
  • Cheng-Gang Ren, Yan Chen, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Cross-Talk Between Calcium–Calmodulin and Brassinolide for Fungal Endophyte-Induced Volatile Oil Accumulation of Atractylodes lancea Plantlets. Journal of Plant Growth and Regulation,Vol 33:285–294, 2014
  • Hong-Wei Wang , Hong Zhu, Xue-Fei Liang, Wei Du, Chuan-Chao Dai*. .Molecular cloning and expression of a novel laccase from the endophytic fungus Phomopsis liquidambari and its potential for plant growth promotion. Biotechnology Letters, Vol 36:167–173,2014  
  • Wang HW, Dai CC, Zhu H, Wang XX*. Surival of a novel endophytic fungus Phomopsis liquidambari B3 in the indole-contained soil detected by real-time PCR and its effects on the indigenous microbial community. Microbial research, Vol 169: 881-887, 2014
  • Bo Yang,Xiao-Mi Wang,Hai-Yan Ma,Yong Jia,Xia Li,Chuan-Chao Dai*. Effects of the fungal endophyte Phomopsis liquidambari on nitrogen uptake and metabolism in rice. Plant Growth Regulation. Vol 73:165–179, 2014
  • Bo Yang, Hai-Yan Ma, Xiao-Mi Wang, Yong Jia, Jing Hu, Xia Li, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Improvement of nitrogen accumulation and metabolism in rice (Oryza sativa L.) by the endophyte Phomopsis liquidambari. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry , Vol 82 :172-182, 2014
  • Zhou J Y, Zhao X Y, Dai C C. Antagonistic mechanisms of endophytic Pseudomonas fluorescens against Athelia rolfsii.  Journal of Applied Microbiology, 117: 1144-1158, 2014
  • Zhou J, Kang L, Wang HW, Yang T, Dai CC*. Liquid laccase production by Phomopsis liquidambari B3 accelerated phenolic acids degradation in longterm cropping soil of peanut. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science, Vol 64(8):683-693, 2014
  • Jun Zhou, Teng Yang, Yan-Zhen Mei, Li Kang, Chuan-Chao Dai* . Laccase production by Phomopsis liquidambari B3 cultured with food waste and wheat straw as the main nitrogen and carbon sources. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, Vol 64 : 1154–1163, 2014
  • Yang T, Ma S. Dai C C*. Drought degree constrains the beneficial effects of a fungal endophyte on Atractylodes lancea. Journal of Applied Microbiology, Vol 117, 1435-449, 2014
  • Yan Chen, Xing-Guang Xie, Cheng-Gang Ren, Bo Yang, Chuan-Chao Dai *. Degradation of N-heterocyclic indole by a novel endophytic fungus Phomopsis liquidambari. Bioresource Technology, Vol 129, 568-574, 2013 
  • Yan Chen, Cheng-Gang Ren, Bo Yang, Yao Peng, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Priming effects of the endophytic fungus Phomopsis liquidambari on soil mineral N transformations. Microbial Ecology, Vol 65, 161-170, 2013 
  • Chuan-Chao Dai , Yan Chen, Xing-Xiang Wang*,  Pei-Dong Li. Effects of intercropping of peanut with the medicinal plant. Atractylodes lancea on soil microecology and peanut yield in subtropical China. Agroforest Syst, 87: 417–426, 2013
  • Cheng-Gang Ren and Chuan-Chao Dai* .  Nitric Oxide and Brassinosteroids Mediated Fungal Endophyte-induced Volatile  Oil Production through Protein Phosphorylation Pathways in Atractylodes lancea Plantlets. Journal of integrative plant biology, Vol 55 (11): 1136–1146, 2013.
  • Yong Jia, Jia-Yu Zhou, Jia-Xi He, Wei Du, Yuan-Qing Bu, Chang-Hong Liu, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Distribution of the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana in Rice Ecosystems and Its Effect on Soil Enzymes. Curr Microbiol. Vol 67:631–636,. 2013
  • Teng Yang,Yan Chen, Xing-Xiang Wang, Chuan-Chao Dai *.  Plant symbionts: Keys to the phytosphere. Symbiosis, 59:1–14, 2013
  • Yan Chen, Hong-Wei Wang,  Lei Li, Chuan-Chao Dai*. The potential application of the endophyte Phomopsis liquidambari to the ecological remediation of long-term cropping soil. Applied Soil Ecology, 67 : 20–26  2013
  • Cheng-Gang Ren, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Jasmonic acid is involved in the signaling pathway for fungal endophyte-induced volatile oil accumulation of Atractylodes lancea plantlets. BMC Plant Biology, Vol 12, 128, 2012
  • Fu-Kang Gao, Cheng-Gang Ren, Chuan-Chao Dai*. Signaling effects of nitric oxide, salicylic acid, and reactive oxygen species on isoeuphpekinensin accumulation in Euphorbia pekinensis suspension cells induced by an endophytic fungal elicitor. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, Vol 31, 490-497, 2012
  • Yu Wang , Chuan-Chao Dai*,Cao JL,Xu DS. Comparison of the effects of fungal endophyte Gilmaniella sp. and its elicitor on Atractylodes lancea plantlets. World J Microbiol Biotechnol, Vol 28, 575-5848, 2012
  • Yan Chen, Yao Peng, Chuan-Chao Dai*, Qun Ju. Biodegradation of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid by Phomopsis liquidambari. Applied Soil Ecology, Vol 51, 102-110, 2011
  • Yu Wang, Chuan-Chao Dai∗, Ya Wei, Yao Peng. Fungal endophyte-induced volatile oil accumulation in Atractylodes lancea plantlets is mediated by nitric oxide, salicylic acid and hydrogen peroxide. Process Biochemistry, Vol 46, 730-735, 2011
  • Yu Wang , Chuan-Chao Dai*. Endophytes: a potential resource for biosynthesis, biotransformation, and biodegradation. Annals of Microbiology, Vol 61, 207-205, 2011
  • Xian-Yue Guan,Chuan-Chao Dai*,Yu- Fen Xu. Enhancement of polyunsaturated fatty acid production by selenium treatment in polyunsaturated fatty acid-producing fungus. Journal of American Oil Chemistry Society,Vol 87, 1309-1317,2010
  • Chuan-Chao Dai*, Lin-Shuang Tian,  Yu-Ting Zhao, Yan Chen, Hui Xie. Degradation of phenanthrene by the endophytic fungus Ceratobasidum stevensii found in Bischofia polycarpa. Biodegradation , Vol 21, 245-255, 2010
  • Mo Zhao, Chuan-chao Dai*, Xian-yue Guan, Jie Tao. Genome shuffling amplifies the carbon source spectrum and improves arachidonic acid production in Diasporangium sp. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, Vol 45:419–425, 2009
  • Jie Tao, Chuan-chao Dai*, Bao-juan Jiang. The current status and prospect of biodiesel. Energy & Environment, Vol 20(8), 1397-1405, 2009 
  • Jie Tao, Chuanchao Dai*, Rongpeng Li, Jiaxin Chen, Bo Zhang. The changes of microdiesel composition with the culture conditions by fallen leaves of Populus euramevicana cv. International journal of sustanible energy,  Vol 27(2):73-79, 2008
  • Chuanchao Dai*, Jie Tao, Mo Zhao and Baojuan Jiang. Energetic Efficiency and Environmental, Economic,Societal Benefits of Microdiesel From Biowastes.  Energy exploration & exploitation, Vol 25 (3): 219–226, 2007
  • Yuan Zhi-Lin, Dai Chuan-Chao*, Li Xia, Tian Lin-Shuang and Wang Xing-xiang. Extensive host range of an endophytic fungus affects the growth and physiological functions in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Symbiosis, Vol 43:21-28, 2007

Academic Title

Professor of Microbiology

Vice Director of Institute for Science & Technology of Nanjing Normal University

Director of Jiangsu Engineering and Technology Research Center for Industrialization

of Microbial Resources

Vice Director of Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Microbes and Functional Genomics