Dr. Xiuxin Deng

  • Address: Institute of Citrus Science, Huazhong Agricultural University,Wuhan 430070, China
  • Tel: 86 27 8728 6906 (O)
  • Email: xxdeng@mail.hzau.edu.cn


1985.02-1987.12 Ph.D. Huazhong Agricultural University, Fruit Science, Wuhan, China

1982.02-1984.12 M.S. Huazhong Agricultural College, Fruit Science,Wuhan, China

1978.02-1981.12 B.S. Hunan Agricultural College, Fruit Science, Changsha, China

Professional Experience

2007.12-present Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

1996.10-11 Senior visiting fellow in Department of plant pathology, University of Florida, USA

1993.01-1993.07 Senior visiting fellow in Citrus REC, University of Florida, USA

1992.08-present Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

1990.12-1992.07 Associate professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

1989.07-1990.07 Visiting fellow in Citrus REC, University of Florida, USA

1987.12-1990.11 Assistant professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

Services for academic communities

2016.06-present Vice chair of China Association for Science and Technology

2015.01-present Director of Department of Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Engineering

2014.06-present Member of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council

2012.12-present Vice President of China Association of Agricultural Science Societies

2008.10-present Chair of Fruit Crop Advisory Panel of MOA of China

2007.10-present Leading scientist of Chinese Agricultural Research System for citrus

2007.04-2014.02 Joint editor of Scientia Horticulturae

2005.11-2013.10 Vice president of Chinese Society for Horticultural Science

2004.02-2008.10 President of International Society for Citriculture

1998.04-2009.11 President of Chinese Society for Citriculture

Program emphasis

Citrus germplasm exploitation, innovation and utilization. 1) to collect and evaluate wild and dooryard citrus nationwide in China for further genetic improvement and genomics research, genetic diversity, phylogenetic relationship; 2) to exploit a citrus model with extremely short juvenility period (one year from seed to seed) for rapid genetics and functional genomics research, pure lines production via self crossing and anther culture, genetic transformation system construction.

In-depth analysis of citrus important traits. Genetics and Omics-based approaches to identify key genes controlling polyembryony, to reveal formation mechanism and regulation of fruit color using diverse color mutants, carotenoid metabolic engineering, transgenics and molecular breeding.

Macro-problem driven research for citrus industry. The operation mechanism of Chinese Agricultural Research System, sustainable development strategy for citrus industry

Selected publications ( * Corresponding author )
  • 1. Lan H, Chen CL*, Miao Y, Yu CX, Guo WW, Xu Q, Deng XX*. Fragile Sites of ‘Valencia’ Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) Chromosomes Are Related with Active 45s rDNA. PLoS One, 2016, 11(3): e0151512
  • 2. Chaoyang Liu, Jianmei Long, Kaijie Zhu, Linlin Liu, Wei Yang, Hongyan Zhang, Li Li, Qiang Xu, Xiuxin Deng*. Characterization of a Citrus R2R3-MYB Transcription Factor That Regulates the Flavonol and Hydroxycinnamic Acid Biosynthesis. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6:25352
  • 3. Lu S, Zhang Y, Zheng X, Zhu K, Xu Q, Deng X. Isolation and Functional Characterization of a Lycopene β-cyclase Gene Promoter from Citrus[J]. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2016, 7: 1367
  • 4. Lu S, Zhang Y, Zheng X, et al. Molecular characterization, critical amino acid identification, and promoter analysis of a lycopene β-cyclase gene from citrus. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 2016, 12(6): 106
  • 5. Fei Guo, Huiwen Yu, Zheng Tang, Xiaolin Jiang, Lun Wang, Xia Wang, Qiang Xu, Xiuxin Deng*. Construction of a SNP-based high-density genetic map for pummelo using RAD sequencing. Tree Genet Genomes, 2015,11: 2
  • 6. Hongbo Cao†, Jiangbo Wang†, Xintian Dong, Yan Han, Qiaoli Ma, Yuduan Ding, Fei Zhao, Jiancheng Zhang, Haijiang Chen, Qiang Xu, Juan Xu, Xiuxin Deng*. Carotenoid accumulation affects redox status, starch metabolism, and flavonoid/anthocyanin accumulation in citrus. BMC Plant Biol, 2015, 15:27
  • 7. Fei Guo, Huiwen Yu, Qiang Xu, Xiuxin Deng*. Transcriptomic analysis of differentially expressed genes in an orange-pericarp mutant and wild type in pummelo (Citrus grandis ). BMC Plant Biol, 2015, 15:44
  • 8. Xiongjie Zheng, Zongzhou Xie, Kaijie Zhu, Qiang Xu, Xiuxin Deng, Zhiyong Pan*. Isolation and characterization of carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 4 genes from different citrus species. Mol Genet Genomics, 2015, 290: 1589-1603
  • 9. Zeng YL, Du J, Wang L, Pan ZY, Xu Q, Xiao SY, Deng XX*. A comprehensive analysis of chromoplast differentiation reveals complex protein changes associated with plastoglobule biogenesis and remodelling of protein systems in orange flesh. Plant Physiology, 2015, 168: 1648-1665
  • 10. Jidi Xu, Haidan Xu, Yuanlong Liu, Xia Wang, Qiang Xu, Xiuxin Deng*. Genome-wide identification of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) histone modification gene families and their expression analysis during the fruit development and fruit-blue mold infection process. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2015, 6: 607
  • 11. Manosh Kumar BISWAS, Peng CHEN, Mohamed Hamdy AMAR, Xiuxin DENG*. Novel polymorphic EST-based microsatellite marker isolation and characterization from Poncirus trifoliata (Rutaceae). Front. Agr. Sci. Eng. 2015, 2(1): 60–65
  • 12. Yang XM, Li H, Liang M, Xu Q, Chai LJ, Deng XX*. Genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of citron (Citrus medica L.) and its relatives in southwest China. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 2015, 11: 129
  • 13. Zhang M, Xie ZZ, Deng XX*, Lin SC, Song WH, Tan Y. Characteristics of ‘Hongrou Taoye’, a grafted chimera in Sweet orange and Satsuma Mandarin. Korean Journal of Horticultural Science & Technology, 2015, 33: 390-395
  • 14. Yunliu Zeng, Zhiyong Pan, Lun Wang, Yuduan Ding, Qiang Xu, Shunyuan Xiao, Xiuxin Deng*. Phosphoproteomic analysis of chromoplasts from sweet orange during fruit ripening. Physiologia Plantarum, 2014,150(2): 252-270
  • 15. Shi-ping Zhu, Jun Wang, Jun-li Ye, An-Dan Zhu, Wen-wu Guo, Xiu-xin Deng*. Isolation and characterization of LEAFY COTYLEDON 1-LIKE gene related to embryogenic competence in Citrus sinensis. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 2014, 119: 1-13
  • 16. Manosh Kumar Biswas, Qiang Xu, Christoph Mayer, Xiuxin Deng*. Genome Wide Characterization of Short Tandem Repeat Markers in Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis). Plos one, 2014, 9(8):e104182
  • 17. Qianming Zheng, Zheng Tang, Qiang Xu, Xiuxin Deng*. Isolation, phylogenetic relationship and expression profiling of sugar transporter genes in sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult, 2014, 119:609-624
  • 18. Huang M, Xu Q, Deng XX*. L-Ascorbic acid metabolism during fruit development in an ascorbate-rich fruit crop chestnut rose (Rosa roxburghii Tratt). J Plant Physiol, 2014, 171: 1205-1216
  • 19. Wenfang Zeng, Ming Huang, Xiaopei Wang, Charles Ampomah-Dwamena, Qiang Xu, Xiuxin Deng*. Identification and Functional Characterization of the Promoter of a Phytoene Synthase from Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis Osbeck). Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 2013, 31: 64-74
  • 20. Xu Q, Ruan XA, Chen LL,Chen DJ, Zhu AD……. Deng XX*, Ruan YJ*. The draft genome of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). Nature Genetics,2013, 45: 59-66
  • 21. Wenfang Zeng, Zongzhou Xie, Xiaoming Yang, Junli Ye, Qiang Xu. Xiuxin Deng*. Microsatellite polymorphism is likely involved in phytoene synthase activity in Citrus. Plant cell tissue organ culture, 2013, 113(3): 449-458
  • 22. Zhang Jiancheng, Zhou Wenjing, Xu Qiang, Tao Nengguo, Ye Junli, Guo Fei, Xu Juan and Deng Xiuxin*. Two Lycopene β-Cyclases Genes from Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck) Encode Enzymes With Different Functional Efficiency During the Conversion of Lycopene-to-Provitamin A. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 2013, 12(10): 1731-1747
  • 23. Chai Lijun, Kumar Biswas Manosh, Yi Hualin, Guo Wenwu, Deng Xiuxin*. Transferability, polymorphism and effectiveness for genetic mapping of the Pummelo (Citrus grandis Osbeck) EST-SSR markers. Scientia Horticulturae, 2013, 155:85-91
  • 24. Keqin Yu, Qiang Xu*, Xinlei Da, Fei Guo, Yuduan Ding, Xiuxin Deng*. Transcriptome changes during fruit development and ripening of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). BMC Genomics, 2012, 13:10
  • 25. Fei Guo, Wenjing Zhou, Jiancheng Zhang, Qiang Xu, Xiuxin Deng*. Effect of the citrus lycopene β-cyclase transgene on carotenoid metabolism in transgenic tomato fruits. Plos One, 2012, 7(2): e32221
  • 26. Cao HB, Zhang JC , Xu JD, Ye JL, Yun Z, Xu Q, Xu J and Deng XX*. Comprehending crystalline β-carotene accumulation by comparing engineered cell models and natural carotenoid-rich system of citrus. J Exp Bot, 2012, 63 (12): 4403-4417
  • 27. Pan ZY, Zeng YL, An JY, Ye JL, Xu Q, Deng XX*. An integrative analysis of transcriptome and proteome provides new insights into carotenoid biosynthesis and regulation in sweet orange fruits. Journal of Proteomics, 2012,75: 2670-2684
  • 28. Zhiyong Pan, Jianyong An, Wenfang Zeng, Shunyuan Xiao, Xiuxin Deng*. Array-comparative genome hybridization reveals genome variations between a citrus bud mutant and its parental cultivar. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 2012, 8(6): 1379-1387
  • 29. Biswas M.K., Chai LJ, Xu Q, Deng XX*. Generation, functional analysis and utility of Citrus grandis EST from a flower-derived cDNA library. Molecular Biology Reports, 2012, 39(7):7221-7235
  • 30. Biswas MK, Chai LJ, Mayer C, Xu Q, Guo WW, Deng XX*. Exploiting BAC-end sequences for the mining, characterization and utility of new short sequences repeat (SSR) markers in Citrus. Molecular Biology Reports, 2012, 39(5): 5373-5386