Prof. Gang Hao

College of Life Sciences,
South China Agricultural University,

Guangzhou, Guangdong 510642, China
Tel: +86-20-8528 0193 (O)


  • Ph.D. (Botany)

Dept. Ecology & Biodiversity, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1999

  • M.S. (Botany)

South China Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, 1992

  • B.S. (Biology)

Central China Normal University, Wuhan, 1987

Area of Expertise

Plant systematics on angiosperms.

Selected Publications

  1. Yan, X.K., T.J. Liu, X. Yuan, Y. Xu, H.F. Yan*, and G. Hao*. 2019. Chloroplast genomes and comparative analyses among thirteen taxa within Myrsinaceae s. str. clade (Myrsinoideae, Primulaceae). Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20, 4534; doi:10.3390/ijms20184534.

  2. Huang, G.H., X.K. Yan, C.M. Hu and G. Hao*. 2018. Ardisia bullata (Primulaceae), a new species from Hainan, China. Ann. Bot. Fenn. 55: 329-332.

  3. Wu, X., Y.S. Ye, H. Liu, C.M. Hu and G. Hao*. 2018. Ardisia medogensis (Primulaceae), a new species from Xizang, China. Phytotaxa 373: 91–94.

  4. Huang, G.H., C.M. Hu and G. Hao*. 2017. Rediscovery of Ardisia gigantifolia and the reinstatement of A. kteniophylla (Primulaceae) finding the correct name for the Chinese medicinal plant ’Zou Ma Tai’. Nord. J. Bot.35: 628-632.

  5. Liu, T.J., C.Y. Zhang, H.F. Yan, X.J. Ge and G. Hao*. 2016. Complete plastid genome sequence of Primula sinensis (Primulaceae): structure comparison, sequence variation and evidence for accD transfer to nucleus. PeerJ 4:e2101; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2101.

  6. Xu, Y., H.F. Yan, C.M. Hu and G. Hao*. 2016. Primula persimilis sp. nov. (Primulaceae) from Sichuan, China. Nord. J. Bot. 34: 409-412.

  7. Liu, Y.J., J. Liu, C.M. Hu and G. Hao*. 2015. Non-monophyly of Primula subgenera Auganthus and Carolinella (Primulaceae) as confirmed by the nuclear DNA sequence variation. Pl. Syst. Evol. 301: 2057-2071.

  8. Yan, H.F., C.H. He, C.I. Peng, C.M. Hu and G. Hao*. 2010.Circumscription of Primula subgenus Auganthus (Primulaceae) based on chloroplast DNA sequences. J. Syst. Evol.48: 123-132.

  9. Wang, F.Y., X. Gong, C.M. Hu and G. Hao*. 2008. Phylogeography of an alpine species Primula secundiflora inferred from the chloroplast DNA sequence variation.J. Syst. Evol. 46: 13-22.

  10. Hao, G., Y.M. Yuan*, C.M. Hu, X.J. Ge and N.X. Zhao. 2004. Molecular Phylogeny of Lysimachia (Myrsinaceae s.l.) based on chloroplast trnL-F and nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences. Mol. Phylogen.  Evol. 31: 323-339.