Dr. Xiu-Qing Li, Ph.D.

Molecular Genetics Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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

For a complete list of publications, please visit: AAFC Online

2018

  • Ekbatan SS, Li XQ, Ghorbani M, Azadi B and Kubow S (2018) Chlorogenic acid and its microbial metabolites exert anti-proliferative effects, S-phase cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis in human colon cancer caco-2 cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19: 723.

  • Tang R, Niu S, Zhang G, Chen G, Haroon M, Yang Q, Rajora OP and Li X-Q (2018) Physiological and growth responses of potato cultivars to heat stress. Botany https://doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2018-0125.

  • Xie X, Li X-Q, Zebarth BJ, Niu S, Tang R, Tai HH, Bizimungu B, Wu W and Haroon M (2018) Rapid screening of potato cultivars tolerant to nitrogen deficiency using a hydroponic system. American Journal of Potato Research 95: 157-163.

  • Zhang R, Zhang L, Wang W, Zhang Z, Du H, Qu Z, Li X-Q and Xiang H (2018) Differences in codon usage bias between photosynthesis-related genes and genetic system-related genes of chloroplast genomes in cultivated and wild Solanum species. International Journal of Molecular Sciences Accepted.

2017

  • Li X-Q (2017) Preface and Introduction to “Somatic Genome Variation”. In: Li X-Q (ed) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms (ISBN: 978-1-118-64706-6), pp. http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118647068.html. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.

  • Li X-Q (2017) Somatic genome variation: What it is and what it means for agriculture and human health. In: Li X-Q (ed) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms (ISBN: 978-1-118-64706-6), pp. 377-403. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.

  • Li X-Q (2017) Impacts of somatic genome variation on genetic theories and breeding concepts. In: Li X-Q (ed) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms (ISBN: 978-1-118-64706-6), pp. 363-376. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.

  • Li X-Q (2017) Hypotheses for interpreting somatic genome variation. In: Li X-Q (ed) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms (ISBN: 978-1-118-64706-6), pp. 351-362. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.

  • Li X-Q (2017) Molecular mechanisms of somatic genome variation. In: Li X-Q (ed) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms (ISBN: 978-1-118-64706-6), pp. 337-350. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.

  • Li X-Q (2017) Developmental variation in the nuclear genome primary. In: Li X-Q (ed) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms (ISBN: 978-1-118-64706-6), pp. 299-308. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.

  • Li X-Q (2017) Genome variation in archaeans, bacteria, and asexually reproducing eukaryotes. In: Li X-Q (ed) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms (ISBN: 978-1-118-64706-6), pp. 253-266. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.

  • Li X-Q  (2017) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms (ISBN: 978-1-118-64706-6) http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118647068.html. In: Li X-Q (ed), pp. 450. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.

  • Li X-Q, Bizimungu B, Zhang G and Si H (2017) Ploidy variation of the nuclear, chloroplast, and mitochondrial genomes in somatic cells. In: Li X-Q (ed) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms, pp. 309-336. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken.

  • Li X-Q and Du D (2017) RNA polyadenylation site regions: Highly similar in base composition pattern but diverse in sequence —A combination ensuring similar function but avoiding repetitive-regions-related genomic instability. In: Li X-Q (ed) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms (ISBN: 978-1-118-64706-6), pp. 267-290. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.

  • Li X-Q and Xing T (2017) Insulin signaling pathways in humans and plants. In: Li X-Q (ed) Somatic Genome Variation in Animals, Plants and Microorganisms (ISBN: 978-1-118-64706-6), pp. 291-298. Wiley-Blackwell, New York.

  • Ma J, Xiang H, Donnelly DJ, Meng F, Xu H, Durnford D and Li X-Q (2017) Genome editing in potato plants by Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression of transcription activator-like effector nucleases. Plant Biotechnology Reports 11: 249–258. 

2016

2015

  • Li, X.-Q. (2015). "Bioinformatic approaches for analysis of gene direction, chromosome base composition, mRNA polyadenylation, and protein network.", in Li, X-Q, Donnelly, D.J. and Jensen, T.G. (eds.) - Somatic Genome Manipulation: Advances, Methods and Applications., Springer, Chapter 15, pp. 353-363.
  • Li, X.-Q. (2015). "Laboratory methods for investigating nuclear and cytoplasmic genomes and transcriptome.", in Li, X-Q, Donnelly, D.J. and Jensen, T.G. (eds.) - Somatic Genome Manipulation: Advances, Methods and Applications., Springer, Chapter 14, pp. 323-352.
  • 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.
  • Li, X.-Q., Donnelly, D.J., and Jensen, T.G. (Eds.) (2015). Somatic Genome Manipulation: Advances, Methods and Applications., Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2389-2 (Book)
  • Lovat, C., Nassar, A.M.K., Kubow, S., Li, X.-Q., and Donnelly, D.J. (2015). "Metabolic biosynthesis of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) antioxidants and implications for human health.", Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. doi : 10.1080/10408398.2013.830208
  • Ma, J. and Li, X.-Q. (2015). "Organellar genome copy number variation and integrity during moderate maturation of roots and leaves of maize seedlings.", Current Genetics, 61(4), pp. 591-600. doi : 10.1007/s00294-015-0482-1
  • Ma, J., Zhu, C., Wen, F., Xu, H., and Li, X.-Q. (2015). "Strategic RNA silencing for plant viral resistance.", in Li, X-Q, Donnelly, D.J. and Jensen, T.G. (eds.) - Somatic Genome Manipulation: Advances, Methods and Applications., Springer, Chapter 11, pp. 237-252.

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2017

  • 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.

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.

  • Zebarth, B.J., Tai, H.H., Luo, S., De Koeyer, D.L., and Li, X.-Q. (2014). "Gene expression-based diagnostics: A new way to optimize crop fertilizer nitrogen management?", 18th Nitrogen Workshop. The nitrogen challenge: Building blueprint for nitrogen use efficiency and food security, Lisbon, Portugal, June 30-July 3, 2014. (Abstract)

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)