西北农林科技大学 植物保护学院

Maohua Chen

  Maohua Chen

  Ph. D, Professor; PhD supervisor;

  The main research interests include insect population genetics and insecticide resistance mechanisms. The current editor of Bulletin of Entomological Research、Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata、PLoS ONE and Journal of Biosafety.

  Email: maohua.chen@foxmail.com <mailto:maohua.chen@foxmail.com>

  Tel: +86 187 0923 3057

 

  Main grants

  1.Genetic structure, gene flow and expanding route of the invasive species, Cydia pomonella in China: research basing on microsatellite and mitochondrial genes, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.31071687,2011-2013),320 000 RMB.

  2.Mode of reproduction and gene flow pattern under insecticide selection pressure in Chinese populations of Rhopalosiphum padi, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31272036,2013-2016), 800 000 RMB.

  3.Mechanism of the CYP6CY3 promoter polymorphism-regulated resistance to imidacloprid of Rhopalosiphum padi, National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31471766,2015-2018), 800 000 RMB.

  4.Gene flow among Cydia pomonella host and geographic populations in China: knowledge on the population genetics for SIT, IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Coordinated Research Project (No.16341,2010-2014),250 000 RMB.

  5.Oriental fruit moth on different host plants over the season in its region of origin: population genetics in Northwestern China, International Cooperation Project of ETH Zurich, 2011-2014, 650 000 RMB.

  Main publications

  1.Life cycle and population genetics of bird cherry-oat aphids Rhopalosiphum padi in China: an important pest on wheat crops. Journal of Pest Science, 2016, DOI 10.1007/s10340-016-0752-9.

  2.Expression patterns, mutation detection and RNA interference of Rhopalosiphum padi voltage-gated sodium channel genes, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6:30166.

  3.Molecular cloning and characterization of multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1) in the bird cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (Hemiptera: Aphididae), and the synergistic effects of verapamil. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, 2016, 92(1): 65-84.

  4.Population genetics affected by pest management using fruit-bagging: a case study with Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in China. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 2016,156: 117-127

  5.Mitochondrial DNA revealed the extent of genetic diversity and invasion origin of populations from two separate invaded areas of a newly invasive pest, Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in China. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 2016, 105: 485-496.

  Research interests

  1.Molecular ecology and microevolution (insect population genetics)

  2.Molecular toxicology (insecticide resistance mechanisms)

  Presentations and posters of graduate students

  1.Lixiaoye, October 27-31, 2013, Kunming, presentation: "DNA barcoding of four Tortricidae species (Lepidoptera: Tortricoidea: Tortricidae) from China", the 5th IBLC.

  2.Liyuting, October 28-31,2014, Fuzhou, presentation: Different genetic diversity of a newly invasive pest, Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in northeastern and northwestern China, ICIMEPM.

  3.Zhengyan, October 28-31,2014, Fuzhou, presentation: Population genetics affected by fruit-bagging: preliminary results of a case study with Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in China, ICIMEPM.

  4.Zuoyayun, 2014.10.23, Baoding, presentation: Cereal aphids Resistance Monitoring and Ace 1 gene polymorphism, Chinese Entomological Society annual meeting.

  5.PengXiong, 2014.10.23, Baoding, presentation: Different regions of China cereal aphids mode of reproduction research in, Chinese Entomological Society annual meeting.

  6.Zhang Meng, June 15-18, 2015, poster: Cloning of eight nAChR subunit genes of Rhopalosiphum padi (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and point mutation detection in field population, the 5th ISIPBMB.

  7.Duanxinle, December 12-15, 2014, Nanning, excellent poster award: Microsatellite analysis revealed limited gene flow among populations of an invasive species Cydia pomonella in two isolated regions of a corridor area in China, the Fourth National Conference of biological invasion and Youth innovation Forum.

  Awards of graduate students

  1.National Scholarship: Kang Xinle;

  2.Outstanding Graduate Students: Peng Lijuan, Li Yuting, Zhao Qi;

  3.Outstanding Graduate Cadres: Lin Fangfei

  Employment of graduate

  Xinle Duan (Lecturer in Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University); Meng Zhang  (Research Associate in Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences); Yan Zheng (Lecturer in Linyi University);  Xudong Zhang (Government of Guyuan County, Hebei Province); Xinle Kang (Ph. D student of Shandong University); Gaoming Liu (Ph. D student of Chinese Academy of Sciences); Yayun Zuo (Ph. D student of Nanjing Agricultural University)