Nie, Xianzhou, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Molecular Virology


Contact Information:

850 Lincoln Road
PO Box 20280
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 4Z7
Telephone: 506-460-4514
Fax: 506-460-4377
Email: xianzhou.nie@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • potato
  • plant biotechnology
  • gene cloning
  • host resistance
  • host-virus interactions
  • viruses and viral diseases

Current Projects:

  • Improving seed potato quality by determining the prevalence of virus strains, their molecular detection, characterization and elimination

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Boquel, S., Hepat, R., and Nie, X. (2016). "Advances in elucidating the mode of action of mineral oil on reduction of aphid-mediatedPVY transmission.", 2016 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, Moncton, NB, Canada, 12-15 June, 2016, pp. 49. (Abstract)
  • Boquel, S., Zhang, J.H., Giguère, M.-A., Clark, C., and Nie, X. (2016). "The use of mineral oil for the management of Potato virus Y: deciphering the mode of action.", Northeast Potato Technological Forum, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 16-17, 2016, pp. 31-32. (Abstract)
  • Dickison, V. and Nie, X. (2016). Strawberry mottle virus isolate NB926, RNA1, complete genome. Accession number: KU200454.
  • Dickison, V. and Nie, X. (2016). Strawberry mottle virus isolate NB926, RNA2, complete genome. Accession number: KU200453.
  • Hepat, R., Boquel, S., and Nie, X. (2016). "In-vitro molecular interaction between the helper component-proteinase of Potato virus Y and cuticle proteins of potato aphid.", 2016 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, Moncton, NB, Canada, 12-15 June, 2016, pp. 48-49. (Abstract)
  • Nie, X. (2016). "Development of molecular markers for marker-assisted selection for extreme resistance to Potato virus Y. Agriculture and Agri-food Canada's Accelerated Release Program 2016. (http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/news/events/potato-selection-release-open-house/?id=1450471607053)", Potato Selection Release Open House, Fredericton, NB, Canada, February 10, 2016. (Presentation)
  • Nie, X. (2016). "Potato virus research progress in AAFC & update on research on potato tuber necrosis-inducing viruses.", New Brunswick Seed Potato Grower Annual Meeting 2015, Grand Falls, NB, Canada, January 26, 2016. (Presentation)
  • Nie, X. (2016). "Recent progress on potato virus research in Canada.", Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada, February 12, 2016. (Presentation)
  • Nie, X., De Koeyer, D.L., Liang, Z., Dickison, V., and Singh, M. (2016). "Identification and characterization of an Alfalfa mosaic virus isolate in potatoes exhibiting internal necrosis.", Northeast Potato Technological Forum, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 16-17, 2016, pp. 33. (Abstract)
  • Nie, X., Sutherland, D., Dickison, V.L., Singh, M., Murphy, A.M., and De Koeyer, D.L. (2016). "Development and validation of high-resolution DNA melting (HRM)-based markers derived from Rysto-STS markers YES3-3A and YES3-3B for high-throughput marker-assisted selection of potatoes carrying Rysto.", 2016 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, Moncton, NB, Canada, 12-15 June, 2016, pp. 26. (Abstract)

2015

  • Fageria, M.S., Nie, X., Gallagher, A., and Singh, M. (2015). "Potato virus Y strains transmit mechanically from one plant to another.", Canadian Phytopathological Society Maritime Region Meeting 2015, Fredericton, NB, Canada, April 16, 2015, pp. 16. (Abstract)
  • Hu, X.S., Lei, Y., Yang, Y., Xiong, X., and Nie, X. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Guangdon, complete RNA1. Accession number: KM822695."
  • Hu, X.S., Lei, Y., Yang, Y., Xiong, X., and Nie, X. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Guangdon, complete RNA2. Accession number: KM822699."
  • Hu, X.S., Lei, Y., Yang, Y., Xiong, X., and Nie, X. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Guangdon, complete RNA3. Accession number: KM822704."
  • Hu, X.S., Lei, Y., Yang, Y., Xiong, X., and Nie, X. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Yunnan, complete RNA1. Accession number: KM822696."
  • Hu, X.S., Lei, Y., Yang, Y., Xiong, X., and Nie, X. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Yunnan, complete RNA2. Accession number: KM822700."
  • Hu, X.S., Lei, Y., Yang, Y., Xiong, X., and Nie, X. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Yunnan, complete RNA3. Accession number: KM822705."
  • MacKenzie, T.D.B., Lavoie, J., Nie, X., and Singh, M. (2015). "Evaluation of Mineral Oil and Insecticide Spraying to Reduce On-farm Potato Virus Y (PVY) Spread.", 99th annual meeting of the potato Association of America, Portland, Maine, USA, July 19-23, 2015.
  • Nie, X. (2015). "Potato virus research progress in AAFC.", New Brunswick Seed Potato Grower Annual Meeting 2015, Grand Falls, NB, Canada, February 24, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Nie, X. (2015). "Update on research done at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - AAFC Strawberry Decline Project.", 2015 New Brunswick Strawberry Conference, Fredericton, NB, Canada, February 19, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Nie, X. and Dickison, V. (2015). Strawberry mild yellow edge virus isolate NB1165, complete genome. Accession number: KR559736.
  • Nie, X. and Dickison, V. (2015). Strawberry mild yellow edge virus isolate NS26, complete genome. Accession number: KR559735.
  • Nie, X., Boquel, S., Singh, M., Zhang, J.H., and Giguère, M.-A. (2015). Deciphering the mode of action of mineral oil: effect on potato-PVY interactions. Project Report. New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries. (Report)
  • Nie, X., De Koeyer, D.L., Liang, Z., Dickison, V., Singh, M., and Hawkins, G. (2015). "Identification and characterization of an Alfalfa mosaic virus isolate associated with tuber necrosis in a potato variety.", 2015 American Pathological Society Annual Meeting, Pasadena, CA, USA, August 1-6, 2015.
  • Nie, X., Dickison, V., Hu, X.S., Xiong, X., and Singh, M. (2015). "Occurrence of potato tuber damaging viruses in Canada and evidence of genome reassortment and RNA recombination in Potato mop-top virus.", Canadian Phytopathological Society Maritime Region Meeting 2015, Fredericton, NB, Canada, April 16, 2015, pp. 19. (Abstract)
  • Nie, X., Dickison, V., Singh, M., and Hu, X.S. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Ch10, complete RNA1. Accession number: KM822697."
  • Nie, X., Dickison, V., Singh, M., and Hu, X.S. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Ch10, complete RNA2. Accession number: KM822702."
  • Nie, X., Dickison, V., Singh, M., and Hu, X.S. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Ch10, complete RNA3. Accession number: KM822707."
  • Nie, X., Dickison, V., Singh, M., and Hu, X.S. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Ch20, complete RNA2. Accession number: KM822703."
  • Nie, X., Dickison, V., Singh, M., and Hu, X.S. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Ch20, complete RNA3. Accession number: KM822708."
  • Nie, X., Dickison, V., Singh, M., and Hu, X.S. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Ch9, complete RNA1. Accession number: KM822709."
  • Nie, X., Dickison, V., Singh, M., and Hu, X.S. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Ch9, complete RNA2. Accession number: KM822701."
  • Nie, X., Dickison, V., Singh, M., and Hu, X.S. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Ch9, complete RNA3. Accession number: KM822706."
  • Nie, X., Dickison, V., Singh, R.P., and Hu, X.S. (2015). "Potato mop-top virus isolate Ch20, complete RNA1. Accession number: KM822698."

2014

  • Fageria, M.S., Boquel, S., Nie, X., Goyer, C., and Pelletier, Y. (2014). "Management of Potato virus Y using Mineral Oils.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2014, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 12-13, 2014.
  • Fageria, M.S., Nie, X., and Singh, M. (2014). "Mechanical Transmission of PVY Through Seed-cutting and Plant-wounding.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2014, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 12-13, 2014.
  • He, C., Zhang, W., Hu, X.S., Xiong, X., and Nie, X. (2014). "Potato virus A isolate Hunan, complete genome. Accession number: KF977085."
  • Nie, X. (2014). "Impact of PVY strains on potato cultivars and aggravated disease by PVY-PVX mixed infections.", New Brunswick Seed Potato Grower Annual Meeting 2014- PVY Workshop, Grand Falls, NB, Canada, February 18, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Nie, X. and Singh, M. (2014). "Genetic diversity of Potato virus Y (PVY) in New Brunswick and characterization of isolates belonging to PVYO strain group.", 19th Triennial Conference of EAPR (European Association for Potato Research), Brussels, Belgium, July 6-11, 2014, pp. 70. (Abstract)
  • Nie, X., Murphy, A.M., and Singh, M. (2014). "Characterization of Host Resistance Mechanisms against Potato Virus Y in Potato Cultivars/Breeding Clones.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2014, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 12-13, 2014.
  • Nie, X., Singh, M., and Fageria, M.S. (2014). Investigation of dandelion as a possible host for PVY and the possible spread of PVY due to seed-cutting and plant-wounding. Project Report., Canada: New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries. (Report)
  • Nie, X., Singh, M., and Lavoie, L. (2014). Identification of PVY Strains in New Brunswick Potatoes III: Investigation of PVY Infection on Yield of Different Potato Cultivars., Canada: New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries. (Report)
  • Singh, M., MacKenzie, T.D.B., Fageria, M.S., and Nie, X. (2014). "Recent Advances in Understanding Environmental and Management Factors Affecting Spread of Potato virus Y in Commercial Potato Fields of New Brunswick.", Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2014, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 12-13, 2014.
  • Singh, M., MacKenzie, T.D.B., Fageria, M.S., and Nie, X. (2014). "Recent advances in understanding environmental and management factors affecting spread of potato virus y in commercial potato fields of New Brunswick, Canada.", 19th Triennial Conference of EAPR (European Association for Potato Research), Brussels, Belgium, July 6-11, 2014, pp. 63. (Abstract)

2013

  • Boquel, S., Giguère, M.-A., Clark, C., Zhang, J.H., Nie, X., Fageria, M.S., and Pelletier, Y. (2013). "Mineral oil as an efficient product to reduce Potato virus Y acquisition by aphids.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013, Amer. J. Potato Res. 91: 38.
  • Fageria, M.S., Boquel, S., Nie, X., and Pelletier, Y. (2013). "Management of Potato virus Y using mineral oils.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013.
  • Nie, X. (2013). "PVY strain status and potato varietal response to PVY.", New Brunswick Seed Potato Growers’ Association Annual Meeting 2013 and the PVY Workshop, Grand Falls, NB, Canada, January 30, 2013.
  • Nie, X. (2013). "PVY strains and symptoms.", New Brunswick Seed Potato Grower Annual Meeting 2013, Grand Falls, NB, Canada, January 30, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Nie, X. (2013). "Potato Varietal Response to PVY Strains.", Agriculture and Agri-food Canada's Accelerated Release Program 2013 - New Potato Selections for French Fries, Chips and the Fresh Market., Fredericton, NB, Canada, February 13, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Nie, X. and Singh, M. (2013). "PVX and PVYNTN co-infections incite severe synergistic reactions in potato, tobacco and Physalis floridana plants.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013, Amer. J. Potato Res. 91: 59-60.
  • Nie, X., Singh, M., Liang, Z., and Xiong, X. (2013). "PVYNTN and PVX co-infections incite stronger synergistic reactions than mixed infections with PVX and other strains of PVY in solanaceous plants.", CPS-Maritime Region Meeting 2013, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, November 27, 2013.
  • Nie, X., Singh, M., and Lavoie, L. (2013). Identification of PVY Strains in New Brunswick Potatoes III: Investigation of PVY Infection on Yield of Different Potato Cultivars. Project Report., Canada: New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries. (Report)
  • Pelletier, Y., Nie, X., Privé, J.-P., and Boquel, S. (2013). Evaluation of the efficacy and mode of action of mineral oil for the inhibition of PVY transmission in potato. Project Report., Canada: New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries. (Report)
  • Singh, M., MacKenzie, T.D.B., Fageria, M.S., and Nie, X. (2013). "Statistical modelling of Potato virus Y spread under different management practices.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013, Amer. J. Potato Res. 91: 67.

2012

  • De Koeyer, D.L., Nie, X., Douglass, K., Laguë, M., Gustafson, V., Albert, L., and Singh, M. (2012). "Next Generation Sequencing for Detection of Viruses Infecting Potato.", 96th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport, Denver, CO, USA, August 12-16, 2012, Amer. J. Potato Res. (2013) 90:129-130.
  • Fageria, M.S., Singh, M., Nie, X., and Pelletier, Y. (2012). "Impact of Best Management Practices on Spread of PVY in New Brunswick Seed Potato Fields.", 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists, Seattle, WA, USA, May 8-12, 2009, Amer. J. Potato Res. (2013) 90:130-131.
  • He, C.Z. and Nie, X. (2012). "Potato viruses and viral disease control.", in Tai, G.C.C. and Xiong, X. (eds.) - Research Topics in World Potato Science, OmniScience Press, Toronto, Canada, Chapter 11, pp. 189-214.
  • Nie, X., Xue, X., and Singh, M. (2012). "Molecular and Pathological Characterization of Potato virus Y Isolates Belonging to PVYO Strain Group.", 96th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport, Denver, CO, USA, August 12-16, 2012, Amer. J. Potato Res. (2013) 90:143, pp. 60.
  • Singh, M., Nie, X., Pelletier, Y., and Fageria, M.S. (2012). "PVY and Canadian experience.", American Phytopathological Society (APS) 2012 Annual Meeting, Westin Providence, Providence, RI, USA, August 4-8, 2012, pp. 20.

2011

  • Fageria, M.S., Singh, M., Nanayakkara, U.N., Wattie, D., Pelletier, Y., and Nie, X. (2011). "Monitoring current season spread of Potato virus Y in seed potato fields.", 95th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Wilmington, NC, USA, August 14-18, 2011.
  • Fageria, M.S., Singh, M., Nanayakkara, U.N., Wattie, D., and Nie, X. (2011). "Monitoring Current Season Spread of PVY in Seed Potato Fields of New Brunswick.", 19th Annual Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 16-17, 2011.
  • Nanayakkara, U.N., Nie, X., Pelletier, Y., and Singh, M. (2011). "Genetic Diversity of Potato Virus Y (PVY) in Seed-lot Potatoes in New Brunswick.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.
  • Nanayakkara, U.N., Singh, M., Pelletier, Y., Maradukhel, G., and Nie, X. (2011). "Genetic Diversity of Potato Virus Y (PVY) in Seed-lot Potatoes in New Brunswick.", 19th Annual Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 16-17, 2011.
  • Nanayakkara, U.N., Singh, M., Pelletier, Y., Maradukhel, G., and Nie, X. (2011). "Genetic Diversity of Potato Virus Y (PVY) in Seed-lot Potatoes in New Brunswick.", 95th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Wilmington, NC, USA, August 14-18, 2011.
  • Nie, X., Nie, B.-H., Singh, M., Sullivan, A., and Xie, C.-H. (2011). "Responses of Potato Cultivars to Potato Virus Y Strain Groups.", 19th Annual Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 16-17, 2011.
  • Pelletier, Y. and Nie, X. (2011). "The potato virus Y tale: studying the aphid vectors and preventing transmission.", XXIV International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2012): Phloemophagous insects: Strategies and impacts on plants, Daegu, South Korea, August 19-24, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Pelletier, Y., Nie, X., Giguère, M.-A., Mason, N., and Nanayakkara, U.N. (2011). "Which Aphid Species is Transmitting PVY?", 19th Annual Northeast Potato Technology Forum, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, NB, Canada, March 16-17, 2011.
  • Pelletier, Y., Nie, X., and Foottit, R.G. (2011). "Identification of potato virus Y vector from trap samples.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 59th Annual Meeting, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV, USA, November 13-16, 2011. (Poster)

2010

  • Pelletier, Y. and Nie, X. (2010). "Aphid vectors of Potato Virus Y; behaviour and dispersal.", Entomological Society of Canada 60th and Entomological Society of British Columbia joint Annual Meeting, Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 31-November 3, 2010.
  • Pelletier, Y. and Nie, X. (2010). "The importance of vector behaviour in PVY transmission.", Entomological Society of America (ESA) 58th Annual Meeting, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, December 12-15, 2010. (Presentation)

2009

  • Chapman, B., Johnston, J., Kulka, M., Zhang, J.H., Zidichouski, J., Wang, Y., Williams, A., Bernard, K., Kerr, R., Saleh, T., Smith, J., Robertson, G., Murphy, A.M., Tai, H.H., De Koeyer, D.L., and Nie, X. (2009). "Bioactives, Functional Food and Nutraceuticals - The science behind developing a BioPotato.", BioPotato Network Meeting, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, NB, Canada, November 2, 2009. (Abstract)
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