Dr. Chao-An Long

  • Address: Institute of Citrus Science, Huazhong Agricultural University,Wuhan 430070, China
  • Tel: 86 27 8728 6913 (O)
  • Email: calong@mail.hzau.edu.cn


2000 – 2005 Ph.D. Huazhong Agricultural University, Fruit Science, Wuhan, China

1996 – 2000 B.A. Huazhong Agricultural University, Horticulture / Fruit Science, Wuhan, China

Professional Experience

2014 – present Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

2013.1 – 7 Senior visiting fellow in Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro · Dipartimento di Scienze del Suolo, della Pianta e degli Alimenti DISSPA

2008 – 2013 Associate professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

2005 – 2007 Assistant professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

Program emphasis

Postharvest biology and technology. 1) biological control of antagonistic microbe to control postharvest diseases of citrus and biocontrol mechanism; 2) pathogenesis of postharvest diseases in citrus and characterization of fungicide resistance; 3) physical treatments for citrus fruit to

Selected publications ( * Corresponding author )
  • 1. Chao-An Long, Wu Zheng, Bo-Xun Deng. Biological control of Penicillium italicum of Citrus and Botrytis cinerea of Grape by Strain 34-9 of Kloeckera apiculata. European Food Research and Technology, 2005, 211: 197- 201
  • 2. Chao-An Long, Bo-Xun Deng, Xiu-Xin Deng. Pilot testing of Kloeckera apiculata for the biological control of postharvest diseases of citrus. Annals of Microbiology, 2006, 56 (1): 13-17
  • 3. Chao-An Long, Bo-Xun Deng, Xiu-Xin Deng. Commercial Testing of Kloeckera Apiculata, Isolate 34-9, for Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases of Citrus Fruit. Annals of Microbiology, 2007, 57 (2): 203-207
  • 4. Chao-An Long and Gao Yuan. Kloeckera apiculata strain (34-9) in control of Botrytis cinerea in pre- and postharvest handling of strawberries. Annals of Microbiology, 2009,56(1):77-81
  • 5. Pu Liu, Boxun Deng, Chao-An Long, Xiaofang MinN. Effect of farnesol on morphogenesis in the fungal pathogen Penicillium expansum. Annals of Microbiology, 2009,56(1):33-38
  • 6. Pu Liu, Junhong Guo, Huimin Liu, Yunjiang Cheng, Baoquan Wang, Chao-an Long*, Boxun Deng. Diallyl trisulfide (DATS) effectively induced apoptosis of postharvest disease Penicillium expansum of citrus. Annals of Microbiology, 2009, 59 (4) :675-679
  • 7. Huimin Liu, Chao-an Long*, Junhong Guo, Li Luo, Pu L iu, Baoquan Wang, Boxun Deng. Control of gray mold of grape by Hanseniaspora uvarum and its effects on postharvest quality parameters . Annals of Microbiology, 2010,60(1):31-35
  • 8. Huimin Liu, Junhong Guo, Li Luo, Pu Liu, Baoquan Wang, Yunjiang Cheng, Chao-an Long*, Boxun Deng. Improvement of Hanseniaspora uvarum biocontrol activity against gray mold by the addition of ammonium molybdate and the possible mechanisms invovled. Crop Protection, 2010,29(3):277-282
  • 9. Pu Liu, Li Luo, Junhong Guo, Huimin Liu, Baoquan Wang, Boxun Deng, Chao-an Long*. Farnesol induces apoptosis and oxidative stress in the fungal pathogen Penicillium expansum. Mycologia, 2010,102(2):311-318
  • 10. Huimin Liu, Junhong Guo, Pu Liu, Yunjiang Cheng, Baoquan Wang, Chao-an Long* and Boxun Deng. Inhibitory activity of tea polyphenol and against Diplodia natalensis infections. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2010,108(3): 1066-1072
  • 11. Huimin Liu, Junhong Guo, Yunjiang Cheng, Pu Liu, Chao-an Long* and Boxun Deng. Inhibitory activity of tea polyphenol and Hanseniaspora uvarum against Botrytis cinerea infections. Letters in Applied Microbiology,2010,51:258-263
  • 12. Pu Liu, Li Luo, Chao-an Long*. Characterization of competition for nutrients in the biocontrol of Penicillium italicum by Kloeckera apiculata. Biological Control,2013,(67):157-162
  • 13. Pu Liu, Yuan-yuan Shi, Lifeng Chen and Chao-an Long*, Farnesol produced by the biocontrol agent Candida ernobii can be used in controlling the postharvest pathogen Penicillium expansum, African Journal of Microbiology Research, 2014, 8(9):922-928
  • 14. Pu Liu, Hao-hao Hao, Chao-an Long*, The effects of Kloeckera apiculata on the cuticular waxes of navel orange fruit. Biological Control,2014,73:16-22
  • 15. Liu Pu, Fang Jingfan, Chen Kai, Long Chao-an* & Cheng Yunjiang, Phenylethanol promotes adhesion and biofilm formation of the antagonistic yeast Kloeckera apiculata for the control of blue mold on citrus. FEMS Yeast Research, 2014, 14: 536-546
  • 16. Pu Liu, Yunjiang Cheng, Meng Yang, Yujia Liu, Li Luo, Jingfan Fang, Chao-an Long*, Xiuxin Deng. Mechanisms of action for 2-phenylethanol isolated from Kloeckera apiculata in control of Penicillium molds of citrus fruits. BMC Microbiology. 2014, doi: 10.1186/s 12866-014-0242-2
  • 17. Pu Liu, Kai Chen, Guofeng Li, Xiaoping Yang, Chao-an Long*. Comparative transcripts profiling of orange fruit in response to the biocontrol yeast Kloeckera apiculata and its activity compounds. BMC Genomics. 2016,17:17,DOI: 10.1186/s12864-015-2333-3
  • 18. Kai Chen, Xiaoping Yang, Feng Zheng, Chao-an Long*. Genome sequencing and analysis of Kloeckera apiculata strain 34-9, a biocontrol agent against postharvest pathogens in citrus. Genes & Genomics. 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s13258- 016- 0475-6