(2016-09-18) Second national conference on water lily held in Xihu District, Hangzhou, China.The conference is held by the manager of Tianjing aquatic plant company. In this conference, Prof. Liangsheng Zhang was invited to give a key speech on the genome of water lily.


About Nymphaeales
The Nymphaeales are an order of flowering plants, consisting of three families of aquatic plants, the Hydatellaceae, the Cabombaceae, and the Nymphaeaceae (water lilies). It is one of the three orders of basal angiosperms, an early-diverging grade of flowering plants. At least 10 morphological characters unite the Nymphaeales. Molecular synapomorphies are also known. The Plant List, created by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden recognizes about 70 species in 11 genera within the order, but a phylogenetic study of the genus Nymphaea implies that the number of species could be more than 90. The difference in species numbers is due almost entirely to the difficulty of delineating species in the genus Nymphaea. All of the species are rhizomatous aquatic herbs with a broad leaf base and large, showy flowers.

The sequensed genomes in this order
Nymphaea colorata


The Nymphaeales currently include three families and about 70 to 90 species.

Data sharing policy

We welcome researchers from worldwide to use data on this website with a few restrictions. Permission should be obtained from the principal investigator before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or whole genome scale. As producers of these data we reserve the right to be the first to publish a genome-wide analysis of the data we have generated. We strongly encourage researchers to contact us if there are any queries about referencing or publishing analysis based on pre-publication data obtained via this website.

For general questions about the potential collaboration and data sharing, please contact Liangsheng Zhang (Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University) (email: fafuzhang@163.com).