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Biography Revised: 5/21/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Lou Chenghou
Lou Chenghou 娄成后
Senior Academician and Phytophysiologist


Lou Chenghou, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from Tsinghua University.

Lou took the lead in proving that through plasmodesma, there is an intracellular electric couple link in the living tissues of plants. He also showed that electrolytes could transfer in the bioplasm of tissues. He also proved that plasmodesma can change into open channel in proper conditions, allowing large grain such as bioplasm and viruses to pass through.

With respect to research concerning the overall reaction in plants adapting to environment variation, Lou found that the transfer of electrochemical waves (action, variance, continual concussion) in the body is not limited to several sensitive plants, but will appear in common plants in proper conditions. When plants in their local parts (such as their root systems) are excited or damaged, or are intimidated by adversity, they will emit electrochemical wave or hormone, which, through vascular bundle, quickly transfer to corona, and produce a reaction on laminae (e.g., pore is closed). He also applied "botanic growth regulator" to regulating crop bearing to get rid of field weeds and thus developed a trash coverage farming reduction operation that maintains water and soil in farmland and saves manpower. Finally, Lou initiated research about agricultural modernization in drought area and breeding transplantation.

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