Associated Professors

Xiao-Li Bing
2018-10-17 look through:

Xiao-Li Bing




       Research interest:

       Diversity and evolution of insect microbes 

       Function of microbes in hosts

       Interactions among microbes, host insects and vector-transmitted viruses


2018-pesent          Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

2016-2018           Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A.

2014-2016           Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.

2009-2014           Ph.D.   Agricultural Entomology, Zhejiang University, China

2005-2009           B.Sc.   Plant Quarantine, Shandong Agricultural University, China 

Research Projects

Diversity of symbionts in spider mites and rice planthoppers

Interactions between spider mite and the symbiont Wolbachia

Manipulating microbes for the management of rice planthoppers

Selected publications

(in Chronological Order, #-Equal contribution, *- Corresponding author)

l   Bing, X-L, Winkler, J, Gerlach, J, Loeb, G and Buchon, N (2021) Identification of natural pathogens from wild Drosophila suzukii. Pest Management Science 77: 1594-1606.

l   Ju, J-F#, Bing, X-L#, Zhao, D-S, Guo, Y, Xi, Z, Hoffmann, AA, Zhang, K-J, Huang, H-J, Gong, J-T, Zhang, X and Hong, X-Y (2020) Wolbachia supplement biotin and riboflavin to enhance reproduction in planthoppers. The ISME Journal 14: 676-687.

l   Bing, X-L, Lu, Y-J, Xia, C-B, Xia, X and Hong, X-Y (2020) Transcriptome of Tetranychus urticae embryos reveals insights into Wolbachia-induced cytoplasmic incompatibility. Insect Molecular Biology 29: 193-204.

l   Bing, X-L, Zhao, D-S, Peng, C-W, Huang, H-J and Hong, X-Y (2020) Similarities and spatial variations of bacterial and fungal communities in field rice planthopper (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) populations. Insect Science 27: 947-963.

l   Bing, X-L, Zhao, D-S, Sun, J-T, Zhang, K-J and Hong, X-Y (2020) Genomic analysis of Wolbachia from Laodelphax striatellus (Delphacidae, Hemiptera) reveals insights into its “Jekyll and Hyde” mode of infection pattern. Genome Biology and Evolution 12: 3818-3831.

l   Chen, L, Sun, J-T, Jin, P-Y, Hoffmann, AA, Bing, X-L, Zhao, D-S, Xue, X-F and Hong, X-Y (2020) Population genomic data in spider mites point to a role for local adaptation in shaping range shifts. Evolutionary Applications 13: 2821-2835.

l   Duan, X-Z, Sun, J-T, Wang, L-T, Shu, X-H, Guo, Y, Keiichiro, M, Zhu, Y-X, Bing, X-L, Hoffmann, AA and Hong, X-Y (2020) Recent infection by Wolbachia alters microbial communities in wild Laodelphax striatellus populations. Microbiome 8: 104.

l   Bing, X-L, Zhao, D-S and Hong, X-Y (2019) Bacterial reproductive manipulators in rice planthoppers. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 101: e21548.

l   Houtz, P, Bonfini, A, Bing, X and Buchon, N (2019) Recruitment of adult precursor cells underlies limited repair of the infected larval midgut in Drosophila. Cell Host & Microbe 26: 412-425.e5.

l   Huang, H-J, Cui, J-R, Chen, J, Bing, X-L and Hong, X-Y (2019) Proteomic analysis of Laodelphax striatellus gonads reveals proteins that may manipulate host reproduction by Wolbachia. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 113: 103211.

l   Bing, X, Gerlach, J, Loeb, G and Buchon, N (2018) Nutrient-dependent impact of microbes on Drosophila suzukii development mBio 9: e02199-17

l   Vigneron, A, Aksoy, E, Weiss, BL, Bing, X, Zhao, X, Awuoche, EO, O'Neill, MB, Wu, Y, Attardo, GM and Aksoy, S (2018) A fine-tuned vector-parasite dialogue in tsetse's cardia determines peritrophic matrix integrity and trypanosome transmission success. PLoS Pathogens 14: e1006972.

l   Bing XL.#, Attardo G.#, Vigneron A., Aksoy E., Scolari F., Malacrida A., Weiss L. & Aksoy, S. (2017) Unraveling the relationship between the tsetse fly and its obligate symbiont: transcriptomic and metabolomic landscapes reveal integrated networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 8: 20170630

l   Wang, Z.Z.#, Bing, X.L.#, Liu, S.S., & Chen, X.X. (2016). RNA interference of an antimicrobial peptide, Btdef, reduces Tomato yellow leaf curl China virus accumulation in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. Pest Management Science. 7:1421-1427.

l   Aksoy E., Vigneron A., Bing XL., Zhao X., O'Neill, M., Wu Y., Bangs J., Weiss L. & Aksoy, S. (2016) Mammalian African trypanosome VSG coat enhances tsetse’s vector competence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 25: 6961-6966.

l   Bing XL, Xia WQ, Gui JD, Yan GH, Wang XW & Liu SS (2014) Diversity and evolution of the Wolbachia endosymbionts of Bemisia (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) whiteflies. Ecology and Evolution 4: 2714-2737.

l   Bing XL, Rao Q, Luan JB & Liu SS (2014) The distribution, transmission, functions and genomics of the symbiont Hamiltonella of invertebrates. Journal of Environmental Entomology 36: 225-232. (Review: in Chinese)

(Awarded as Outstanding Research Paper Award of 2014 by the journal)

l   Bing XL, Yang J, Zchori-Fein E, Wang XW & Liu SS (2013) Characterization of a newly discovered symbiont in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 569-575.

l   Bing XL, Ruan YM, Rao Q, Wang XW & Liu SS (2013) Diversity of secondary endosymbionts among different putative species of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. Insect Science 20: 194-206. (Awarded as Most Cited Paper of Insect Science in 2015 by the journal)

Honors & membership

Member of Entomological Society of America and American Society for Microbiology.