Professor Chengdao Li

Director of Western Barley Genetics Alliance

About me

Prof Li was a Principal Molecular Geneticist and Breeder for barley in Department of Agriculture & Food Government of Western Australia from 2000-2014.He is one of the breeders for Baudin, Vlamingh, Hamelin, Roe, Hannan, Lockyer and Litmus.

Prof Li’s research focus on improving barley breeding efficiency by integration of genomics breeding, molecular marker assisted selection, doubled haploid, mutation and conventional breeding.

Prof Li got his Masterdegree on Plant Genetics and Breeding in Zhejiang University in China and a PhDon Plant Molecular Genetics in University of Adelaide in Australia. He had done three years postdoctoral research in University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He is the Australian representative in the International Barley Genetics Symposium international organization committee, member of International Barley Genome Sequencing Consortium and Chair of the 13th International Symposium on Pre-harvest Sprouting in Cereals

Current projects

  1. UMU00046: New acid soil and barley blue aleurone.
  2. UMU00047: New grain defect project
  3. DAW00240: Manipulating barley phenology to maximise yield potential
  4. DAW00246: Reduce head loss and straw breakage by genetics and management
  5. DAW00233: Sequencing the barley chromosome
  6. AEG00003: Barley malting and brewing research capacity
  7. UMU0038: Barley adaptation to acid soil
  8. DAW00220: Barley grain defects: Research and Service screening
  9. UA00126: Increasing malt extract and the export competitiveness of Australian Barley




  1. Zhang GP, LI CD, Liu X (editors) (2012) Advance in barley sciences. The Springer.
  2. Zhang GP and Li CD (editors) (2009) Genetics and improvement of barley malting
    quality. The Springer, ISBN 978-308-06382-1.


Book Chapters

  1. Gong X, Li CD, Zhang GP, Yan GJ, Lance R and Sun DF (2012) Novel genes from wild barley Hordeum spontaneum for barley improvement. In: Zhang GP, LI CD, Liu X (eds) Advanced barley sciences. The Springer, pp 69-86
  2. Ye HX, Li CD, Bellgard M, Lance R, Wu DX (2012) genes controlling low phytic acid in plants: identifying target for barley breeding. In: Zhang GP, LI CD, Liu X (eds) The advanced barley sciences. The Springer,, pp 113-121
  3. Li CD, Gupta S, Zhang XQ, Westcott S, Yang J, Park R, Platz G, Loughman
    R, Lance R(2012) A major QTL controlling adult plant resistance for barley leaf rust. In: Zhang GP, LI CD, Liu X (eds) Advance in barley sciences. The Springer,, pp 285-300
  4. Yang J, Li CD, Gong X, Gupta S, Lance R, Zhang GP, Loughman R, Zhu J(2012) Large population with low marker density verse small population with high marker density for QTL mapping – A case study for mapping QTL controlling barley net blotch resistance. In: Zhang GP, LI CD, Liu X (eds) Advance in barley sciences. The Springer,, pp 301-315
  5. Wu DX, Shu QY, CD LI (2010) Applications of DNA Marker Techniques in Plant Mutation Research. In:  Shu (eds) Plant Mutation Breeding and Biotechnology. THE SMILING HIPPO, Athens  Pp. 285-296
  6. Li CD, Mehmet Cakir and Reg Lance (2009) Genetic Improvement of Malting
    Quality through Conventional Breeding and Marker-assisted Selection. In: Zhang GP and Li CD (editors) Genetics and improvement of barley malting quality. The Springer, pp 260-292
  7. Evans DE, Li CD, J.K. Eglinton (2009) The properties and genetics of barley
    malt starch degrading enzymes. In: Zhang GP and Li CD (editors) Genetics and improvement of barley malting quality. The Springer, pp. 143-189
  8. Li CD, Zhang GP, Lance R (2007) Recent advances in breeding barley for drought and saline stress tolerance. In: M.A. Jenks et al. (eds.), Advances in Molecular Breeding towards Salinity and Drought Tolerance, 573–596.

 Peer-refereed journal papers (*corresponding author)

Bian M, Jin XL, Broughton S, Zhang XQ, Zhou M, Zhang GP, Sun DF, Li CD* (2015) A new allele of acid soil tolerance gene from a malting barley variety. BMC Genetics,

Yanling Ma, Sergey Shabala, Chengdao Li, Chunji Liu, Meixue Zhou (2015) Quantitative trait loci for salinity tolerance identified under drained and waterlogged conditions and their association with flowering time in barley (Hordeum vulgare. L). Plos One

Sadeghzadeh B, Rengel Z and Li CD (2015) Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) of Seed Zn Accumulation in Barley Population Clipper х Sahara, Journal of Plant Nutrition, DOI: 10.1080/01904167.2014.991036

Zhou GF, Zhang QS,Tan C and Li CD* (2015) Construction of high-density genetic map in barley through restriction-site associated DNA sequencing. Plos One, 10(7):e0133161

Liu, L., Sun, G., Ren, X., Li, C., Sun, D. (2015) Identification of QTL underlying physiological and morphological traits of flag leaf in barley. BMC Genetics  16(1):29

Lingzhen Ye, Yuqing Huang, Fei Dai, Huajiang Ning, Chengdao Li, Meixue Zhou and Guoping Zhang (2015) Identification of two key genes controlling chill haze stability of beer in barley (Hordeum vulgare L). BMC Genomics (2015) 16:449. DOI 10.1186/s12864-015-1683-1

Huaan Yang, Chengdao Li, Hon-Ming Lam, Jonathan Clements, Guijun Yan, Shancen Zhao (2015) Sequencing consolidates molecular markers with plant breeding practice. Theor Appl Genetics. 128:779-795. DOI 10.1007/s00122-015-2499-8

Junmei Wang, Jianming Yang, Qisen Zhang, Jinghuan Zhu, Qiaojun Jia, Wei Hua, Yi Shang, Chengdao Li, Meixue Zhou (2015) Mapping a major QTL for malt extract of barley from a cross between TX9425×Naso Nijo. Theor Appl Genetics,128: 943-952.  DOI 10.1007/s00122-015-2481-5

Broughton S,  Zhou GF, Teakle NL, Matsuda R, Zhou MX,  O’Leary RA, Colmer TD and  Li CD* (2015) Waterlogging tolerance is associated with root porosity in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Molecular Breeding 10.1007/s11032-015-0243-3

WangY, GuptaS, Wallwork H, Zhang XQ, ZhouGF, BroughtonS, Loughman
R, LanceR, WuDX, ShuXL, Li CD*(2014) Combination of seedling and
adult plant resistance to leaf scald for stable resistance in barley. Molecular Breeding DOI 10.1007/s11032-014-0164-6

Gupta S, D’Antuono M, Bradley J,  Li C, Loughman R(2014) Growth stage studies of barley genetic stock expressing adult plant resistance to powdery mildew in Australia. Euphytica

Dai HX, Zhang XQ, Harasymow S, Roumeliotis S, Broughton S, Eglinton J, Wu F, Li CD* (2014) MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry provides an efficient approach to monitoring protein modification in the malting process. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijms.2014.07.002

Wallwork, H., Grcic, M., Li, C.D., (…), Chalmers, K., Mather, D.E. (2014) Use of specific
differential isolates of Rhynchosporium commune to detect minor gene resistance
to leaf scald in barley seedlings
. Australasian Plant Pathology 43:197-203

Ye LZ, Huang L, Huang YQ, Wu DZ, Hu HL, Li CD, Zhang GP (2014) Haze activity of different barley trypsin inhibitors of the chloroform/methanol type (BTI-CMe). Food Chemistry 165 (2014) 175–180

Huang YQ, Cai S, Ye L, Han Y, Wu D, Dai F, Li CD and Zhang GP (2014) Genetic architecture of limit dextrinase inhibitor (LDI) activity in Tibetan wild barley. BMC
Plant Biology
2014, 14:117 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-14-117

Fan Y, Zhu M, Shabala S, Li CD, Johnson P, Zhou MX (2014) Antioxidant
activity in salt-stressed barley leaves: evaluating time- and age-dependence
and suitability for the use as a physiological marker in breeding programs. Journal
of Agronomy and Crop Science

Gong X, LI CD, Zhou MX, Bonnardeaux Y,
Yan G (2014) Seed dormancy and pre-harvest sprouting tolerance in barley are
dictated by genetics, environments and their interactions. Euphytica 197: 355-368

Ye HX, Harasymow S, Zhang XQ, Paynter B, Wu DX, Jones M, Shu XL, Li CD*
(2014)Sequence variation and haplotypes of lipoxygenase gene LOX-1 in the
Australian barley varieties.  BMC Genetics 2014, 15:36 doi:10.1186/1471-2156-15-36

Dai HX , Zhao J, Ahmed IM, Cao FB, Chen ZH, Zhang GP, Li CD*, Wu FB (2014) Differences in physiological features associated with aluminium tolerance in Tibetan wild and cultivated barleys. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 75 (2014) 36-44

Ren, X., Sun, D., Sun, G., Li, C., Dong, W. (2013) Molecular detection of QTL for agronomic and quality traits in a doubled haploid barley population. Australian Journal of Crop Science  7 (6), pp. 878-886

Chen, X.-D., Sun, D.-F., Rong, D.-F., Peng, J.-H., Li, C.-D. (2011) Document A recessive gene controlling male sterility sensitive to short daylength/low temperature in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Journal of Zhejiang University: Science B 12: 943-950

Lv  RH, Xu  YH, Boyd R, Zhang XQ, Broughton S, Jones M, Li CD*, CHEN YF (2013)Barley and Wheat Share the Same Gene Controlling the Short Basic Vegetative Period. Journal of Integrative Agriculture 12(10): 1703-1711.

Bian M, Zhou M, Sun D, Li C* (21013) Molecular approaches unravel the mechanism of acid soil tolerance in plants. The Crop Journal (doi:10.1016/j.cj.2013.08.002)

Gong X, Westcott S, Zhang X-Q, Yan G, Lance R, Zhang GP, Sun DF, Li CD* (2013) Discovery of Novel Bmy1 Alleles Increasing b-Amylase Activity in Chinese Landraces and Tibetan Wild Barley for Improvement of Malting Quality via MAS. PLoS ONE 8(9): e72875. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072875

Bian M, Waters I, Broughton S, Zhang XQ, Zhou M, Lance R, Sun D, Li CD* (2013) Development of gene-specific markers for acid soil/aluminium tolerance in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Molecular Breeding  doi:10.1007/s11032-013-9859-3

Yang H,   Tao Y,  Zheng Z, Zhang Q, Sweetingham M, Howieson JG, Li CD* (2013) Draft genome sequence, and a sequence-defined genetic linkage map of the legume crop species Lupinus angustifolius L. PLOS ONE 8(5): e64799. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064799

Dai H, Cao F, Chen X, Zhang M, Ahmed IM, Chen ZH, LI CD, Zhang GP and Wu FB. (2013) Comparative Proteomic Analysis of Aluminum Tolerance in Tibetan Wild and Cultivated Barleys. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63428. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063428

Yang H,  Tao Y, Zheng Z, Shao D, Li Z,  Sweetingham MW, Buirchell BJ, Li CD*
(2012) Rapid development of molecular marers by next-generation sequencing
linked to a gene conferring phomopsis stem blight disease resistance for marker-assisted selection in lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) breeding. Theoretical & Applied Genetics 126:511–522 10.1007/s00122-012-1997-1

Xu RG, Wang JM, Li CD, Johnson P, Lu C, Zhou MX (2012) A single locus is responsible for salinity tolerance in a Chinese landrace barley (Hordeum
L.). PLoS ONE 7(8): e43079. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043079

Zhou MX, Johnson P, Zhou GF,  Li CD, Lance R (2012) Quantitative trait loci for waterlogging tolerance in a barley cross of Franklin x YYXT and the relationship between waterlogging and salinity tolerance. Crop Science 52:2082–2088 doi: 10.2135/cropsci2012.01.0008

Yang  H, Tao Y , Zheng  Z, Li CD , Sweetingham M and Howieson J (2012) Application of next-generation sequencing for rapid marker development in molecular plant breeding: a case study on anthracnose disease resistance in Lupinus angustifolius L.  BMC Genomics 13:318 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-318

Ren XF, Li CD*, Cakir M, Zhang WY, Grime C, Zhang XQ, Broughton S, Sun D, Lance R (2011) A QTL for long photoperiod response mapped on chromosome 4H in barley. Molecular Breeding DOI 10.1007/s11032-012-9700-4

Zhang XQ, Westcott S,Panozzo J,  Cakir M, Harasymow S,  Tarr A,
Broughton B, Lance R, Li CD* (2011) Comparative analysis of Australian and Canadian barleys for seed dormancy and malting quality. Euphytica 188: 103-111 DOI 10.1007/s10681-011-0576-x

Ye HX, Zhang XQ, Broughton S, Westcott S, Wu DX, Lance R, Li CD* (2011) A nonsense mutation in a sulphate transporter gene results in low phytic acid in barley. Functional & Integrative Genomics 11: 103-110 DOI: 10.1007/s10142-011-0209-4

Dai HX, Shan WN, Zhao J, Zhang GP, Li CD, Wu FB (2011) Difference in response to aluminum stress among Tibetan wild barley genotypes. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 2011, 000, 1–9 DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201100148 1

Jia QJ,  Zhang XQ, Westcott S,  Broughton S,  Cakir M,  Yang JM,  Lance R,  Li CD* (2011) Expression level of a gibberellin 20-oxidase gene is associated with multiple agronomic and quality traits in barley. Theoretical & Applied Genetics 122: 1451-1460.  DOI: 10.1007/s00122-011-1544-5

Ren XF, Sun DF, Guan WW, Sun GL, Li CD (2010) Inheritance and identification of molecular markers associated with a novel dwarfing gene in barley. BMC Genetics 2010, 11:89doi:10.1186/1471-2156-11-89

Gupta S, Li CD, Loughman R, Cakir M, Westcott S, Lance R (2010) Identifying genetic complexity of 6H locus in barley conferring resistance to Pyrenophora teres f. teres. Plant Breeding, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0523.2011.01854.x

Liu FL, Gupta S, Zhang XQ, Jones M, Loughman R, Lance R, Li CD* (2010)PCR markers for selection of adult-plant leaf rust resistance in barley. Molecular Breeding, DOI: 10.1007/s11032-010-9517-y

Jin XL, Harasymow S, Bonnardeaux Y, Tarr A, Appels R, Lance R, Zhang G, Li CD* (2010) QTLs for Malting Flavor Component Associated with Pre-harvest Sprouting Susceptibility in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Journal of Cereal Sciences 53:149-153. doi:10.1016/j.jcs.2010.09.004

Zhang XQ, Li CD*, Panozzo J, Westcott S, Zhang GP, Tay A, Appels R, Jones M,
Lance R (2010) Dissecting the telomere region of barley chromosome 5HL using
rice genomic sequences as references: new markers for tracking a complex region
in breeding. Molecular Breeding 27:1-9, DOI 10.1007/s11032-010-9408-2

Evans E,Dambergs R, Ratkowsky D, Li CD, Harasymow S, Roumeliotis S, and Eglinton
JK (2010) Refining the Prediction of Potential Malt Fermentability by Including an Assessment of Limit Dextrinase Thermostability and Additional Measures of Malt Modification, Using Two Different Methods for Multivariate Model Development. Journal of the Institute of Brewing 116: 86–96

Sadeghzadeh B, Rengel Z, Li CD, Yang HA (2009) Molecular marker linked to a chromosome region regulating seed Zn accumulation in barley. Molecular Breeding, 25:167-177 DOI 10.1007/s11032-009-9317-4

Sadeghzadeh B, Rengel Z, Li CD (2009) Differential zinc efficiency of barley genotypes grown in soil and chelator-buffered nutrient solution. Journal of Plant Nutrition 32: 1744–1767

Shu XL, Jia LM,  Ye HX,  Li CD, Wu DX (2009) Slow digestion properties of rice different in resistant starch. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57: 7552–7559

Yang H, R. Lin, D. Renshaw, C. Li, G. Thomas, K. Adhikari, B.J. Buirchell, M.W. Sweetingham and G. Yan (2010) Development of sequence-specific PCR markers linked to QTLs for MAS using a modified selective genotyping strategy: a case study on anthracnose disease resistance in white lupin (Lupinus albus L.). Mol Breeding  25:239–249

Gong X, Westcott S,  Li CD*, Yan G, Lance R, Sun DF (2009) Comparative analysis of
genetic diversity between Qinghai-Tibetan wild and Chinese landrace barley. Genome 52:1-13

Ren XF, Li CD*, Boyd WJR, Grime CR, Sun DF, Lance R (2010) QTLs and their interaction determining different heading dates of barley in Australia and China. Crop & Pasture Science  61: 145–152

Xue DW, Zhang XQ, Wei K, Westcott S, Chen MC, Li CD, Zhang GP, Lance R (2009) Identification of QTLs associated with salinity tolerance at late growth stage in barley. Euphytica 169:187–196

Wei K, Jin XL, Chen X, Wu FB, Zhou WH, Qiu BY, Qiu L, Wang XD, Li CD, Zhang GP
(2009) The effect of H2O2 and abscisic acid (ABA) interaction on b-amylase activity under osmotic stress during grain development in barley. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 47: 778–784

Jia QJ, Zhang JJ, Westcott S,  Zhang XQ, Bellgard M, Lance R, Li CD* (2009) GA-20 oxidase as a candidate for the semi-dwarfing gene sdw1/denso in barley. Functional & Integrative Genomics, DOI: 10.1007/s10142-009-0120-4

Cakir M, Gupta S, Li CD, Eckermann P, Hayden M, Ablett G, Platz G, Broughton S, Mather CD,  Chalmers K, Loughman R, Appels R, Jones MGK, Galwey N, Lance R (2011) Genetic map construction and QTL analysis of the disease traits in the barley population Baudin x AC Metcalfe. Crop & Pasture Science 62: 152–161

Gupta S, Li CD, Loughman R, Cakir M, Lance  RCM and Appels R (2010) Gene
identification and epistatic interactions in barley conferring resistance to net
type net blotch (pyrenophora teres f. teres) pathotypes. Plant Breeding, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0523.2009.01716.x

Evans E, Li CD, Eglinton J (2009) Improved prediction of malt fermentability by the measurement of the diastatic power enzymes, -amylase, -amylase and limit dextrinase. III. Impact of barley genetics, growing environment and gibberellin on levels of -amylase and limit dextinase in  malts. Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists 67(1):14-22

Yang XQ, Westcott S, Gong X, Evans E, Zhang XQ, Lance R, Li CD* (2009) Alleles of
limit dextrinase gene associated with the enzyme thermostability in barley. Molecular breeding 23: 61-74

Evans E, Li CD, Eglinton J (2008)Improved prediction of malt fermentability by the measurement of the diastatic power enzymes, β-amylase, α-amylase and limit dextrinase. II. Survey of the levels of diastatic power enzymes in commercial malts. Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. J Am Soc Brew Chem

Zhang XQ, Li CD, Tay A, Lance R,Mares D, Cheong J, Appels R (2008) Development of a new PCR-based marker on wheat chromosome 4AL for pre-harvest sprouting. Molecular Breeding 22: 227-236

Bonnardeaux Y, Li CD,  R Lance, XQ Zhang, K  Sivasithamparam and Appels R (2008) Seed dormancy in barley: genetic, epistatic and environmental interaction using progeny from a Stirling x Harrington cross. Aust J Agric Res 59:517-526

Shu XL, Zhang ZZ, Song, YL Zeng YW, Li CD, Wu DX (2007) Starch properties and structure of a wheat mutant high in resistant starch. The Open Agricultural Journal 1: 5-10

Boersma JG, Li CD, Leśniewska K, Sivasithamparam K, Yang H (2008) Identification of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) influencing early vigour, height, flowering date and seed size and their implications for breeding of narrow-leafed lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.). Aust J Agric Res 59:1-9

Guo RX,  Sun DF, Tan ZB, Rong DF,  Li CD* (2006) Two Recessive Genes
Controlling Thermo-photoperiod Sensitive Male Sterility in Wheat. Theoretical
& Applied Genetics, 112: 1271-1276

Guo RX,  Sun DF, Tan ZB, Rong DF,  Li CD* (2006) Inheritance of
Thermo-photoperiod Sensitive Male Sterility in Wheat. Australian Journal of
Agricultural Research, 57:187-192

Boersma JG, Pallotta M, Li CD, Buirchell BJ, Sivasithamparam K and Yang H (2005)
Construction of a genetic linkage map using mflp, and identification of molecular markers linked to domestication genes in narrow-leafed lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L). Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters 10(2):331-44

Li CD*,  Peixiang Ni, Michael Francki, Adam Hunter, Yong Zhang, David Schibeci, Heng Li, Allen Tarr, Jun Wang, Mehmet Cakir, Jun Yu, Matthew Bellgard, Reg Lance and Rudi Appels (2004)Genes controlling seed dormancy and pre-harvest sprouting in rice-wheat-barley comparison. Functional & Integrative Genomics 4: 84-93

Paris M, R. H. Potter , R. C. M. Lance , C. D. Li and M. G. K. Jones (2003) Typing Mlo alleles for powdery mildew resistance in barley by single nucleotide polymorphism
analysis using MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 54: 1343-1349

Read BJ, Raman H, McMichael G, Chalmers KJ, Ablett GA, Platz GJ, Raman R, Genger R, Boyd WJR, Li CD, Grime C, Park RF, Wallwork H, prangnell R, Lance RCM (2003) Mapping and QTL analysis of the barley population Sloop x Halcyon. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 54: 1145-1153

Boyd WJR, Li CD, Grime C, Cakir M, Potipibool S, Kaveeta L, Men S, Jala Kamali MR, Barr AR, Moody DB, Lance RCM, Logue SJ, Raman H, read BJ (2003) Conventional and molecular genetic analysis of factors contributing to variation in the timing of heading among spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) genotypes grown over a mild winter growing season. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 54: 1277-1301

Cakir M, Poulsen D, Galwey NW, Ablett GA, Chalmers KJ, Platz GJ, Park RF, Lance RCM,Pannzzo JF, Read BJ, Moody DB, Barr AR, Johnston P, Li CD, Grime R, Appels
R, Jones MGK, Langridge P, Bord WJR (2003) Genetic map construction and QTL
analysis in the barley population Tallon x Kaputar. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 54: 1155-1162

Fox G, Panozzo JF, Li CD, Lance RCM, Inkerman A, Henry RJ (2003) Molecular basis
of barley quality. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 54: 1081-1101

Cakir M, Spackman M, Wellings CR, Galwey NW, Moody DB, Poulsen D, Ogbonnaya FC, Li CD, Vivar F (2003) Molecular mapping towards pre-emptive breeding for resistance to the exotic barley pathogen, Puccina striiformis f.sp hordel. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 54: 1351-1357

Cakir M, Gupta S, Platz GJ, Ablett GA, Loughman R, Emeberi L, Poulsen D, Li CD, Lance RCM, Galwey NW, Jones MGK, Appels R (2003) Mapping and validation of the genes for resistance to Pyrenophora teres f. teres in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 54:1369-1377

Barr AR, Karakousis A, Lance RCM, Logue SJ, Manning S, Chalmers KJ, Kretschmer JM, Collins HM, Roumeliotis S, Coventry S, Moody DB, Read BJ, Poulsen D, CD Li, Platz GJ, Inkerman A, Panozzo JF, Cullis BR, Smith AB, Lim P, Langridge P, Bord WJR (2003) Mapping and QTL analysis of the barley population Chebec x Harrington. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 54: 1125-1130

Karakousis A, AR Barr, Kretschmer JM, Manning S, Logue SJ, Roumeliotis S, Collins HM, Chalmers KJ, Lance RCM, Langridge P, CD Li (2003) Mapping and QTL analysis of the barley population Galleon x Haruna Nijo. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 54: 1131-1135

Li CD*, Allen Tarr, Reg Lance, Stefan Harasymow, Kevin Young, Christy Grime,
Sue Broughton, Mehmet Cakir, Rudi Applels (2003) A major QTL controlling seed dormancy and pre-harvest sprouting/grain α-amylase in two-rowed barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Australian Journal of Agriculture Research. 54:1303-1313

Li CD*, Reg Lance, Hellen Collin, Allan Tarr, Sophie Roumeliotis, Mehmet
Cakir, Glen Fox,  Andrew Barr, David Moody, Barbara Read, Christy Grime, Sue Broughton, Kevin Young (2003) Quantitative Trait Loci Controlling Kernel Discoloration in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Australian Journal of Agri Res, 54: 1251-1259

Charlene P. Wight, Nicholas A. Tinker, Shahryar F. Kianian, Mark E. Sorrells, Louise S. O’Donoughue, David L. Hoffman, Susanne Groh, Graham J. Scoles, Cheng Dao Li, Francis H. Webster, Ronald L. Phillips, Howard W. Rines, Suzanne M. Livingston, Kenneth C. Armstrong, George Fedak and Stephen J. Molnar (2002) A molecular marker map in Kanota x Ogle hexaploid oat (Avena sp.) enhanced by additional markers and a robust framework. Genome 46(1): 28-47

Li CD, Langridge P, Zhang XQ, Eckstein PE, Rossnagel BG, Lance RCM, Lefol EB, Lu MY, Harvey BL, Scoles GJ (2001) Mapping of alleles of beta-amylase in barley (Horduem vulgare L.) in which an amino acid substitution determines both beta-amylase isoenzyme type and the level of free beta-amylase. Journal of Cereal Science, 35(1):39-50

Li CD, Eckstein PE, Lu MY, Rossnagel BG, Scoles (2001) Targeted development of a multiple-allele microsatellite marker associated with a true loose smut resistance gene in barley. Molecular Breeding, 8(3):235-242

Li CD, Fatokun CA, Rossnagel BG, Benjamin UBI, Singh BB, Scoles GJ (2001) Determining genetic similarities and relationships of the breeding lines/cultivars in
cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) using microsatellite markers. Crop Science, 41(1):189-197

Li CD, Rossnagel B, Scoles GJ (2000) Tracing the progenitor of the hexaploid Avena sativa using satellite DNAs. Crop Science 40(6): 1755-1763

Li CD, Rossnagel B, Scoles GJ (2000) The development of oat microsatellite markers and their application in identifying Avena species and cultivars. Theor Appl Genet 101 (8): 1259-1268

Li CD, Zhang XQ, Eckstein P, Rossnagel BR, Scoles GJ (1999) A polymorphic
microsatellite in the limit dextrinase gene of barley (Hordeum vulgare). Molecular Breeding 5: 569-577