Liu Yumei, male, Han nationality, was born in 1955.
Liu is an accomplished inventor, who created several new broccoli varieties. He cultivated broccoli strains known within the country as "China Broccoli 8th" and "China Broccoli 11th." As a result of his work, he won a national patent for invention in 1985 and a national second grade prize for scientific and technological progress.
In 1998, Liu created a broccoli variety known as "8398" and won a second grade prize for technological progress. Three years later, in 2001, he devised a broccoli dominant nuclear gene male sterile line and was awarded a national patent for invention.
|Director, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Institute of Vegetable and Flowers, Cruciferae Research Office|