Xiao-Yue Hong, Professor of Entomology
Research interest：insect molecular ecology, with emphasis on endosymbionts and population genetics.
Employment: 1999~present, Professor, Dept of Entomol, Nanjing Agric Univ (NJAU)
1994~1998, Associate Professor, Dept of Entomol, NJAU
1991~1994, Lecturer, Dept of Entomol, NJAU
Education: 1999~2001, Post-Doctor, Ibaraki University, Japan
1995~1996, Post-Doctor, International Institute of Entomol, CABI, UK
1988~1991, Doctoral student, Dept of Plant Protection, NJAU
1985~1988, Graduate student, Dept of Plant Protection, NJAU
1981~1985, Undergraduate student, majoring in Agric Entomol, NJAU
Research projects (in recent five years)
1. National Natural Science Foundation Project (2017-2020): Molecular mechanism of multi-microbe infection’s interference with the reproduction and fitness in the spider mite Tetranychus truncatus.
2. National Natural Science Foundation Project (2014-2017): Cytological and molecular mechanisms of Wolbachia’s manipulation with the reproduction in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae.
3. National Key Research Project from the Ministry of Agriculture of China (2011-2015): Spider mites on economically important crops: occurrence, damage and control.
4. National Natural Science Foundation Project (2013-2015): Methylation studies on the differentiation between sibling species Tetranychus urticae and T. cinnabarinus.
5. Key research project from the Ministry of Education of China (2013-2016): Roles of endosymbionts in the reproduction of rice planthoppers.
Selected Publications (in recent five years)
1. Jia-Fei Ju, Ary A. Hoffmann, Yan-Kai Zhang, Xing-Zhi Duan, Yan Guo, Jun-Tao Gong, Wen-Chao Zhu and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2017. Wolbachia-induced loss of male fertility is likely related to branch chain amino acid biosynthesis and iLvE in Laodelphax striatellus. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 85: 11-20.
2. Jing-Yu Zhao, Xiu-Ting Zhao, Jing-Tao Sun, L-F Zou, Si-Xia Yang, Xiao Han, Wen-Chao Zhu, Q. Yin and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2017. Transcriptome and proteome analyses reveal complex mechanisms of reproductive diapause in the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae. Insect Molecular Biology, 26(2): 215-232.
3. Ya-Ting Chen, Yan-Kai Zhang, Wei-Xia Du, Peng-Yu Jin and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2016. Geography has a greater effect than Wolbachia infection on population genetic structure in the spider mite, Tetranychus pueraricola. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 106(5): 685-694.
4. Hao-Sen Li, Ary A. Hoffmann, Jing-Feng Guo, Yun Zuo, Xiao-Feng Xue and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2016. Identification of two lineages of host-associated eriophyoid mites predisposed to different levels of host diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 105: 235-240.
5. Jian-Jin Sun, Yan Guo, Xu Zhang, Wen-Chao Zhu, Ya-Ting Chen and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2016. Effects of host interaction with Wolbachia on cytoplasmic incompatibility in the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119: 145-157.
6. Shao-Xuan Qu, Lin Ma, Hui-Ping Li, Jin-Di Song and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2016. Chemosensory proteins involved in host recognition in the stored-food mite Tyrophagus putrescentiae. Pest Management Science, 72: 1508-1516.
7. Yan-Kai Zhang, Ya-Ting Chen, Kun Yang, Ge-Xia Qiao and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2016. Screening of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) for reproductive endosymbionts reveals links between co-infection and evolutionary history. Scientific Reports, 6: 27900.
8. Yan-Kai Zhang, Xiu-Lei Ding, Xia Rong and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2015. How do hosts react to endosymbionts? A new insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying the Wolbachia-host association. Insect Molecular Biology, 24(1): 1-12.
9. Xia Rong, Yan-Kai Zhang, Kai-Jun Zhang and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2014. Identification of Wolbachia-responsive microRNAs in the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae. BMC Genomics, 15: 1122.
10. Si-Xia Yang, Chao Guo, Min Xu, Jing-Tao Sun and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2014. Sex-dependent activity of de novo methyltransferase 3 (Tudnmt 3) in the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch. Insect Molecular Biology, 23(6): 743~753.
11. Hao-Sen Li, Xiao-Feng Xue and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2014a. Homoplastic evolution and host association of Eriophyoidea (Acari, Prostigmata) conflict with the morphological-based taxonomic system. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 78: 185-198.
12. Hao-Sen Li, Xiao-Feng Xue and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2014b. Cryptic diversity in host-associated populations of Tetra pinnatifidae (Acari: Eriophyoidea): what do morphometric, mitochondrial and nuclear data reveal and conceal? Bulletin of Entomological Research, 104(2): 221-232.
13. Kai-Jun Zhang, Wen-Chao Zhu, Xia Rong, Yan-Kai Zhang, Xiu-Lei Ding, Da-Song Chen, Yu Du and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2013. The complete mitochondrial genomes of two rice planthoppers, Nilaparvata lugens and Laodelphax striatellus: conserved genome rearrangement in Delphacidae and discovery of new characteristics of atp8 and tRNA genes. BMC Genomics, 14: 417.
14. Kai-Jun Zhang, Xiao Han and Xiao-Yue Hong. 2013. Various infection status and molecular evidence for horizontal transmission and recombination of Wolbachia and Cardinium among rice planthoppers and related species. Insect Science, 20(3): 329~344.
15. Yan-Kai Zhang, Kai-Jun Zhang, Jing-Tao Sun, Xian-Ming Yang, Cheng Ge, Xiao-Yue Hong. 2013. Diversity of Wolbachia in natural populations of spider mites (genus Tetranychus): evidence for complex infection history and disequilibrium distribution. Microbial Ecology, 65(3): 731~739.
Honors & Recognition
1. Zhongshan Distinguished Famous Teacher of NJAU (2016)
2. Second-prize for Sci Res by the Ministry of Education of China (2013)
3. Distinguished Famous Teacher of Jiangsu Province (2011)
Major academic positions:
1. Vice president, Entomological Society of China
2. President, Entomological Society of Jiangsu Province, China
3. Secretary, Systematic & Applied Acarology Society (UK)
4. Editorial board members of the following SCI-included journals: Systematic & Applied Acarology, International Journal of Acarology, Acarologia, Scientific Reports, PLoS One, Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Applied Entomology and Zoology, Bulletin of Entomological Research.
5. Editorial board members of the following national key journals: Acta Entomologica Sinica, Journal of Nanjing Agricultural University, Journal of Environmental Entomology, Journal of Biosafety, Entomotaxonomia.