Prof. Ni Hong

  • Address: Institute of Citrus Science, Huazhong Agricultural University,Wuhan 430070, China
  • Tel: 86 27 8728 3278 (O)
  • Email: whni@mail.hzau.edu.cn


1997 – 2000 Master Chinese Agricultural University, Plant Pathology, Beijing, China

1979 – 1983 B.A. Huazhong Agricultural University, Plant Protection, Wuhan, China

Professional Experience

1999 – present Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University

1983-1999 Associate professor, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science

1995.10 – 1996.05 Senior visiting fellow, Dipartimento di Protezione delle Piante e Microbiologia Applicata Università di Bari, Italy

Services for academic communities

2012– present Member of Scientific Committee, International Conference on Virus and other Graft Transmissible Diseases of Fruit Crops

Program emphasis

Molecular biology and viral disease control. 1) Identification and molecular characterization of fruit tree viruses: Investigation for virus species and viral infection statues of important fruit trees in central China, and study on the molecular characteristics, diversity and evolution of viruses, and screening mild viral strains for potential application in viral disease control; 2) Developing technique and kits for virus detection: establishment of feasibility, high throughput and sensitive RT-PCR and serological methods, and preparation of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies against viruses; 3) Interaction between Citrus tristeza virus and its host plants: Identification of differentially expressed genes induced by severe and mild strains of Citrus tristeza virus, analysis of protein-protein interactions between Citrus tristeza virus and its host plants, and understanding the biological functions of these genes and proteins.

Selected publications ( * Corresponding author )
  • 1. Zheng YZ, Navarro B, Wang GP, Wang XX, Yang ZK, Xu WX, Zhu CX, Wang LP, Di Serio F* and Hong N* (2016) Actinidia chlorotic ringspot-associated virus: a novel emaravirus infecting kiwifruit plants. Molecular Plant Pathology. DOI: 10.1111/ mpp.12421
  • 2. Wang YX, Wang YX, Yang ZK, Wang LP, Li L, Hong N* (2016) First report of the Tospovirus tomato necrotic spot associated virus infecting kiwifruit (Actinidia sp.) in China. Plant Disease. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-16-0629-PDN
  • 3. Wu GW, Tang M, Wang GP, Jin FY, Yang ZK, Cheng LJ, Hong N*(2015) Genetic diversity and evolution of two capsid protein genes of Citrus tristeza virus isolates from China. Archives of Virology 160:787–794
  • 4. Zheng YZ, Wang GP, Zhou JF, Hong N* (2014) First report of Actinidia virus A and Actinidia virus B on kiwifruit in China. Plant Disease. 98(11):1590
  • 5. Guanwei Wu, Min Tang, Guoping Wang, Caixia Wang, Yong Liu, Fan Yang, Hong N* (2014) The epitope structure of Citrus tristeza virus coat protein mapped by recombinant proteins and monoclonal antibodies. Virology. 448:238-246
  • 6. Chofong Gilbert Nchongboh, Guanwei Wu, Hong N, Guoping Wang* (2014) Protein–protein interactions between proteins of Citrus tristeza virus isolates. Virus Genes 49:456-465
  • 7. Ye g, Hong N, Zou LF, Zou HS, Zakria M, Wang GP, Chen GY* (2013) Tale-based genetic diversity of Chinese isolates of the citrus canker pathogen Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri. Plant Disease 97:1187-1194
  • 8. Yang F, Wang GP, Jiang B, Liu YH, Liu Y, Wu GW, Hong N* (2013) Differentially expressed genes and temporal and spatial expression of genes during interactions between Mexican lime (Citrus aurantifolia) and a severe Citrus tristeza virus isolate. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 83:17-24
  • 9. Wu GW, Pan S, Wang GP, Tang M, Liu Y, Yang F, Hong N* (2013) The genotypes of Citrus tristeza virus isolates from China revealed by sequence analysis of multiple molecular markers. Archives of Virology 158:231-235
  • 10. Liu Y, Wang GP, Wang ZQ, Yang F, Wu GW, Hong N*(2012) Identification of differentially expressed genes in response to infection of a mild Citrus tristeza virus isolate in Citrus aurantifolia by suppression subtractive hybridization. Scientia Horticulturae 134:144-149
  • 11. Wang J, Ye G, Ma YX, Wang GP, Hong N* (2011) Cloning and prokaryotic expression of the copper resistance related genes copA and copB from Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri. Acta Phytopathologica Sinica 41(3):247-252
  • 12. Wang CX, Hong N, Wang GP, Jiang B, Fan XD (2009) Effect of Citrus tristeza virus on the growth of in-vitro cultured citrus. Journal of Plant Pathology 91 (2): 357-363
  • 13. Ding F, Deng XX, Hong N, Zhong Y, Wang GP, Yi GJ (2009) Phylogenetic analysis of the citrus Huanglongbing (HLB) bacterium based on the sequences of 16S rDNA and 16S/23S rDNA intergenic regions among isolates in China. European Journal of Plant Pathology 124 (3): 495-503
  • 14. Ding F, Jin SX, Hong N, Zhong Y, Cao Q, Wang GP (2008) Vitrification-cryopreservation, an efficient method for eliminating Candidatus Liberobacter asiaticus the citrus Huanglongbing pathogen, from in vitro adult shoot tips. Plant Cell Rep 27:241-250
  • 15. Ding F, Hong N, Zhong Y, Yi GJ, Wang GP (2008) Cloning and analyzing of 5 ′ A and F variation sequences of Citrus tristeza virus genomic RNA of isolates from different regions. Acta Phytopathologica Sinica 38 (3): 252-257
  • 16. Wang CX, Wang GP, Hong N, Jiang B, Hui L, Wu KW (2006) Production of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies against Citrus tristeza virus and their efficiency for the detection of the virus. Chinese Journal of Biotechnology 22 ( 4 ):629-634
  • 17. Fan XD, Wang CX, Ye G, Wang GP, Hong N* (2010) Effect of Citrus tristeza virus on the expression of isozymes and sour pathogenesis-related proteins in citrus plants. Journal of Fruit Science 27(1): 77-81
  • 18. Jiang B, Hong N*,Wang GP, Hu J, Zhang JK, Wang CX, Liu Y, Fan XD (2008) Characterization of Citrus tristeza virus strains from southern China based on analysis of restriction patterns and sequences of their coat protein genes. Virus Genes. 37:185–192
  • 19. Wang CX, Hong N, Wang GP, Zhang JK, Hui L (2007) Molecular analysis of a Chinese Citrus tristeza virus isolate showing anomalous serological reactions. Journal of Plant Pathology 89(3):377-383
  • 20. Zhang JK, Hong N, Wang GP (2006). Analysis of Sequence Variability in CP Gene of Citrus tristeza virus. Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology 14 (2): 259-264
  • 21. Zhang JK, Hong N, Wang GP (2006) Analysis of mixed infection of Citrus tristeza virus in China by SSCP. Journal of Fruit Science 23( 3) : 346-349
  • 22. Luo ZP, Hong N* (2006) Study on immunofluorescent and biological identification of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri. Plant Quarantine 20 (15): 272-274