Dr. Xiu-Qing Li, Ph.D.

Molecular Genetics Research Scientist

Current research and/or 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

Key publications

  1. Xie, X., Li, X.Q., Zebarth, B.J., Niu, S., Tang, R., Tai, H.H., Bizimungu, B., Wu, W., Haroon, M. (2018). Rapid Screening of Potato Cultivars Tolerant to Nitrogen Deficiency Using a Hydroponic System, 95(2), 157-163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12230-017-9621-1

    2018 - View publication details

  2. Xiu-Qing Li (2017) Preface and Introduction. In: Li X.-Q, editor, Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, page XIX.

    2017 - View publication details

  3. Li, X.-Q., Xing, T., and Du, D. (2016). "Identification of top-ranked proteins within a directional protein interaction network using the PageRank algorithm: Applications in humans and plants.", Current Issues in Molecular Biology (CIMB), 20, pp. 13-28.

    2016 - View publication details

  4. Li, X.-Q. (2016). "Natural attributes and agricultural implications of somatic genome variation.", Current Issues in Molecular Biology (CIMB), 20, pp. 29-46.

    2016 - View publication details

  5. Lovat, C., Nassar, A.M.K., Kubow, S., Li, X.Q., Donnelly, D.J. (2016). Metabolic Biosynthesis of Potato (Solanum tuberosum l.) Antioxidants and Implications for Human Health, 56(14), 2278-2303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2013.830208

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  6. Cai, Y., Shao, L., Li, X., Liu, G., Chen, S. (2016). Gibberellin stimulates regrowth after defoliation of sheepgrass (Leymus chinensis) by regulating expression of fructan-related genes, 129(5), 935-944. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10265-016-0832-1

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  7. Liu, B., Zhang, G., Murphy, A., De Koeyer, D., Tai, H., Bizimungu, B., Si, H., Li, X.Q. (2016). Differences between the bud end and stem end of potatoes in dry matter content, starch granule size, and carbohydrate metabolic gene expression at the growing and sprouting stages, 64(5), 1176-1184. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.5b05238

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  8. Xiang, H., Li, X.Q. (2016). Development of TBSPG Pipelines for Refining Unique Mapping and Repetitive Sequence Detection Using the Two Halves of Each Illumina Sequence Read, 34(1), 172-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11105-015-0912-8

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  9. Gao, Y., Stebbing, J., Tubei, K., Tian, L.N., Li, X.Q., Xing, T. (2016). Response of TaFLR MAPKKK to wheat leaf rust and Fusarium head blight and the activation of downstream components, 41(1), 15-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40858-015-0063-3

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  10. Li, X.-Q., Donnelly, D.J., and Jensen, T.G. (2015). "Preface.", in Li, X-Q, Donnelly, D.J. and Jensen, T.G. (eds.) - Somatic Genome Manipulation: Advances, Methods and Applications., Springer, pp. v-viii.

    2015 - View publication details

Research facility

850 Lincoln Road
PO Box 20280
Fredericton, NB E3B 4Z7



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