Li, Xiu-Qing, Ph.D.

Research Scientist of Molecular Genetics


Contact Information:

850 Lincoln Road
PO Box 20280
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 4Z7
Telephone: 506-460-4511
Fax: 506-460-4377
Email: xiu-qing.li@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • genomics and genetics
  • potato and sweetpotato
  • biochemical pathway selection
  • carbohydrate metabolism
  • molecular breeding methods
  • molecular physiology and biochemistry of plants
  • bioprocesses
  • biotechnology
  • potato processing quality
  • bioproducts
  • plant tolerances to diseases and abiostresses
  • molecular markers
  • gene expression
  • genetic mapping
  • promoter and gene cloning
  • single nucleotide polymorphism
  • transgenic plants
  • plant development
  • in vitro culture
  • mutation and genome evolution
  • DNA fingerprints and cultivar identification

Current Projects:

  • Candidate genes for dry matter trait.
  • Development and release to industry of new potato selections for processing and fresh markets, with improved resistances to diseases and pests, and adapted to rain-fed production systems.
  • Regulation of carbohydrate and protein metabolism genes in tuber and root crops

Research Publications:

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

2014

  • Chung, H.-J., Li, X.-Q., Kalinga, D.N., Lim, S.-T., Yada, R.Y., and Liu, Q. (2014). "Physicochemical properties of dry matter and isolated starch from potatoes grown in different locations in Canada.", Food Research International, 57, pp. 89-94. doi : 10.1016/j.foodres.2014.01.034
  • Li, X.-Q. and Du, D. (2014). "Variation, evolution, and correlation analysis of C+G content and genome or chromosome size in different kingdoms and phyla.", PLoS ONE, 9(2), pp. e88339. doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0088339

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Li, X.-Q. (2014). "Evolution of gene direction on chromosomes.", XXII Plant & Animal Genome Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-15, 2014, pp. W725.
  • Li, X.-Q. (2014). "RNA poly(A) site selection in plants and animals.", XXII Plant & Animal Genome Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-15, 2014, pp. W722.

2013

  • Donnelly, D.J., Nassar, A.M.K., Kubow, S., Leclerc, Y., Li, X.-Q., Haroon, M., Molen, T.A., Bizimungu, B., Bamberg, J., and Martin, M. (2013). "History of ‘Russet Burbank’.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013.
  • Li, X.-Q. (2013). "Somatic genome research advances in 2012.", XXI Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013, pp. W706.
  • Li, X.-Q., Haroon, M., Luo, S., Bizimungu, B., Xiong, X., Zebarth, B.J., and Tai, H.H. (2013). "In vitro and field testing of drought tolerance of potato clones.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013.
  • Li, X.-Q., Xu, C., Liu, X., Haroon, M., Liu, J., Xie, C.Y., Meng, F., De Koeyer, D.L., Leclerc, Y., Donnelly, D.J., and Murphy, A.M. (2013). "Identification of the major enzyme and genes controlling cold sweetening in potato tubers during storage.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013, Oral presentation.
  • Li, X.-Q., Zhang, J., Murphy, A.M., Liu, G.S., Donnelly, D.J., and Leclerc, Y. (2013). "Ploidy Effects on Potato Starch Granule Size.", 97th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Québec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 2, 2013.

2012

  • Li, X.-Q. (2012). "Genomic generation cycle hypothesis for plants and its interpretation from the evolutionary point of view.", XX Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 14-18, 2012, pp. W648.
  • Nassar, A.M.K., Kubow, S., Li, X.-Q., Leclerc, Y., and Donnelly, D.J. (2012). "Potato somaclone technology improves processing characteristics.", 96th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport, Denver, CO, USA, August 12-16, 2012.
  • Tai, H.H., Zebarth, B.J., Luo, S., Li, X.-Q., Millard, P., De Koeyer, D.L., and Xiong, X. (2012). "Development of gene expression indicators for nitrogen sufficiency in potato plants.", Potato Association of America Annual meetings, Denver, Colorado, USA.

2011

  • Li, X.-Q. (2011). "Copy number ratios of plastidic and mitochondrial genomes in potato leaves and roots.", XIX International Plant & Animal Genomes Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 15-19, 2011, pp. W539.

2010

  • Luo, S., Zebarth, B.J., Tai, H.H., Li, X.-Q., De Koeyer, D.L., and Millard, P. (2010). "Use of gene expression to detect potato nitrogen deficiency stress under field conditions.", 2010 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, October 31-November 4, 2010. (Abstract)

2009

  • Li, X.-Q., Sveshnikov, D., Zebarth, B.J., Tai, H.H., De Koeyer, D.L., Millard, P., and Haroon, M. (2009). "Detection of nitrogen deficiency in potato plants using gene expression markers.", Plant & Animal Genome XVII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2009, P03e, pp. 161. (Poster)
  • Li, X.-Q., Xu, C.-A., Haroon, M., Liu, X., Griffiths, R., Yuan, J.Z., Gaudin, A., De Koeyer, D.L., Rothwell, C., Gustafson, V., Regan, S., Flinn, B., Schafleitner, R., Bonierbale, M., Song, B.T., Liu, J., Xie, C.-H., and Meng, F.M. (2009). "Gene activity profile and pathway selection for starch-sugar inter-conversion in cold stored and reconditioned potatoes.", 65th Annual Meeting of the Acadian Entomological Society, Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, Fredericton, NB, Canada, June 19-21, 2005, pp. 64. (Abstract)
  • Li, X.-Q., Yuan, J.Z., Haroon, M., Lightfoot, D.A., Meksem, K., Pelletier, Y., Murphy, A.M., Liu, Q., and Bizimungu, B. (2009). "High-resolution DNA melting analysis of allelic expression.", Plant & Animal Genome XVII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2009, W26, Workshop #216.
  • Li, X.-Q., Zhang, T.Q., Haroon, M., Fortin, M.G., and Donnelly, D.J. (2009). "Novel protein domains in the proteinase inhibitor II gene family. (P07b, Poster #705).", Plant & Animal Genome XVII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2009. (Poster)
  • Yuan, J.Z., Haroon, M., Lightfoot, D.A., Meksem, K., Pelletier, Y., Murphy, A.M., Liu, Q., Bizimungu, B., and Li, X.-Q. (2009). "Analysis of allelic expression dynamics using a high-resolution DNA melting approach.", Plant & Animal Genome XVII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2009, P07b, Poster #700. (Poster)
  • Zebarth, B.J., Li, X.-Q., Sveshnikov, D., Tai, H.H., De Koeyer, D.L., Millard, P., Haroon, M., and Singh, M. (2009). "Can we use gene expression to determine nitrogen sufficiency in potatoes?", 2009 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 1-5, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Zebarth, B.J., Li, X.-Q., Sveshnikov, D., Tai, H.H., De Koeyer, D.L., Millard, P., Haroon, M., and Singh, M. (2009). "Detection of nitrogen deficiency in potato using gene expression.", 93rd Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America (PAA), Fredericton, NB, Canada, August 9-13, 2009, pp. 69. (Abstract)