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.

2014

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)