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, genetics, and genome biology
  • Somatic genome instability
  • Potato and rotation crops
  • Potato quality and human health
  • Potato processing quality
  • Carbohydrate metabolism, starch accumulation, and potato productivity
  • Potato breeding using molecular markers, somatic variation, and site-specific mutation
  • Bioprocesses, bioproducts, and potato novel use
  • Potato tolerances to diseases and abiostresses
  • In vitro culture
  • DNA fingerprints and cultivar identification

Current Projects:

  • Genomics for improving potato processing quality
  • Rapid screening and genome biology of potato tolerance to drought and nitrogen deficiency
  • Characterization and regulation of potato somatic genome instability: maintain stability for variety conservation; and enhance somatic variation for selecting new varieties
  • Development of genomic and bioinformatic tools

Research Publications:

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

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

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)