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    Edi Sudianto, PhD

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    National Cheng Kung University

  • About Me

    I am a newly starting Visiting Assistant Professor at the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. My research focuses on genomics, molecular phylogenetics and evolution, and organellar genomes of seed plants, with a special interest in gymnosperms (non-flowering seed plants). I earned my Ph.D. from the Biodiversity Program of Taiwan International Graduate Program (jointly awarded by Academia Sinica and National Taiwan Normal University) and a B.Sc. (Honours) from Monash University.

     

    ORCID: 0000-0002-0771-0385

    Twitter: @EdSudianto

    LinkedIn: Edi Sudianto

  • Research Experiences

    I am interested in learning about the history of genome evolution in plants. In particular, I am using organellar genomes to study molecular evolution, phylogenetic relationships, and endosymbiotic gene transfers. My current works are mainly based on non-flowering seed plants (aka gymnosperms). Previously, I have also had some experiences working with rice and its weed relatives. Some of my works are summarized below.

    Tracing the evolutionary history of acetyl-CoA carboxylase genes in gymnosperms

    Acetyl-CoA carboxylase genes play an important role in the biosynthesis of fatty acids, a critical component for cells. I investigated the presence and molecular evolution of these genes across the five groups of gymnosperms using both genomic and transcriptomic data. Here I also identified some plastid genes that have been transferred to the nuclear genomes and verified that these genes can be delivered back into the plastids.

     

    Related paper:

    Sudianto E, Chaw SM. 2019. Two independent plastid accD transfers to the nuclear genome of Gnetum and other insights on acetyl-CoA carboxylase evolution in gymnosperm. Genome Biology and Evolution. 11(6), 1691–1705.

    Plastid genomes and phylogenomics of conifers

    The main goal of this project was to understand the diversity and evolutionary history of several coniferous families by using plastid genomes (plastomes). We found that the plastomes of conifers are highly diverse and serve as a valuable tool in inferring phylogenetic relationships among genera. For example, I have revisited the phylogeny of Pinaceae and reported the expanded and repeat-rich plastome in Lagarostrobos franklinii (Podocarpaceae).

     

    Related papers:

    Sudianto E, Wu CS, Leonhard L, Martin WF, Chaw SM. 2019. Enlarged and highly repetitive plastome of Lagarostrobos and plastid phylogenomics of Podocarpaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 133, 24-32.

    Sudianto E, Wu CS, Lin CP, and Chaw SM. 2016. Revisiting the phylogeny and plastomics of Pinaceae with two complete plastomes of Pseudolarix and Tsuga. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8(6), 1804-1811.

    Understanding the diversity of weedy rice in Malaysia

    Weedy rice is one of the most noxious weeds in rice plantation worldwide. It is a conspecific weed that may outcompete rice cultivars. For my Honours project, I characterized the morphological diversity of weedy rice collected from 17 locations across Peninsular Malaysia to understand the origin of this weed. I have also synthesized a review discussing the development, successes, and challenges of Clearfield® rice, a mutant rice commonly used to tackle weedy rice problems.

     

    Related papers:

    Sudianto E, Neik TX, Tam SM, Chuah TS, Idris AA, Olsen KM, and Song BK. 2016. Morphology of Malaysian weedy rice (Oryza sativa): diversity, origin and implications for weed management. Weed Science. 64, 501-512.

    Sudianto E, Song BK, Neik TX, Saldain NE, Scott RC, and Burgos NR. 2013. Clearfield® rice: its development, success, and key challenges on a global perspective. Crop Protection. 49, 40-51.

  • Publication List

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    14. Khosasih V, Prasetyo N, Sudianto E, Waturangi DE. 2022. Prevalence and characterization of ice nucleation active (INA) bacteria from rainwater in Indonesia. BMC Microbiol. 22, 116.

    13. Wu CS*, Sudianto E*, Chiu HL, Chao CP, Chaw SM. 2021. Reassessing banana phylogeny and organelle inheritance modes using genome skimming data. Frontiers in Plant Science 12, 713216.

    12. Wu CS, Sudianto E, Chaw SM. 2021. Tight association of genome rearrangements with gene expression in conifer plastomes. BMC Plant Biology 21, 33.

    11. Wu CS, Sudianto E, YM Hung, Wang BC, CJ Huang, Chen CT, Chaw SM. 2020. Genome skimming and exploration of DNA barcodes for Taiwan endemic cypresses. Scientific Reports 10, 20650.

    10. Sudianto E, Wu CS, Chaw SM. 2020. The origin and evolution of plastid genome downsizing in Southern Hemispheric cypresses (Cupressaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science 11, 901.

    9. Sudianto E. 2019. Digest: Banding together to battle adversaries has its consequences. Evolution 73(6), 1320–1321.

    8. Sudianto E, Chaw SM. 2019. Two independent plastid accD transfers to the nuclear genome of Gnetum and other insights on acetyl-CoA carboxylase evolution in gymnosperm. Genome Biology and Evolution. 11(6), 1691–1705.

    7. Sudianto E, Wu CS, Leonhard L, Martin WF, Chaw SM. 2019. Enlarged and highly repetitive plastome of Lagarostrobos and plastid phylogenomics of Podocarpaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 133, 24-32.

    6. Chaw SM, Liu YC, Wang HY, Wu YW, Lin CYI, Wu CS, Ke HM, Chang LY, Hsu CY, Yang HT, Sudianto E, Hsu MH, Wu KP, Wang LN, Leebens-Mack J, Tsai IJ. 2019. Stout camphor tree genome fills gaps in understanding of flowering plant genome evolution. Nature Plants. 5, 63-73.

    5. Chaw SM, Wu CS, Sudianto E. 2018. Evolution of gymnosperm plastid genomes. In: Chaw SM and Jansen RK (Eds.), Advances in Botanical Research vol. 85: Plastid Genome Evolution. pp. 195-222.

    4. Levi M, Prayogi G, Sastranagara F, Sudianto E, Widjajahakim G, Gani W, Mahanadi A, Agnes J, Khairunisa BH, Utomo AR. 2018. Clinicopathological associations of K-RAS and N-RAS mutations in Indonesian colorectal cancer cohort. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer. 49 (2), 124-131.

    3. Sudianto E, Wu CS, Lin CP, and Chaw SM. 2016. Revisiting the phylogeny and plastomics of Pinaceae with two complete plastomes of Pseudolarix and Tsuga. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8(6), 1804-1811.

    2. Sudianto E, Neik TX, Tam SM, Chuah TS, Idris AA, Olsen KM, and Song BK. 2016. Morphology of Malaysian weedy rice (Oryza sativa): diversity, origin and implications for weed management. Weed Science. 64, 501-512.

    1. Sudianto E, Song BK, Neik TX, Saldain NE, Scott RC, and Burgos NR. 2013. Clearfield ® rice: its development, success, and key challenges on a global perspective. Crop Protection. 49, 40-51.

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