Qianli An
Associate Professor
Institute of Biotechnology, Zhejiang University
Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University
Hangzhou 310058
Tel: 0086 571 88982255

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Dr. rer. nat., 2006, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany.
M. S., 1997, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
B. S., 1994, Department of Biology, Lanzhou University, China.
Professional experiences
Associate Professor, 2006.12 – present, Institute of Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, China.
Assistant Investigator, 2000.09, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
Research Assistant, 1997.08 – 2000.08, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Cell and Molecular Biology for undergraduate students

Scientific Writing & Scientific English for undergraduate students

Research interests

Plant growth-promoting bacteria; plant pathogenic bacteria; non-legume nitrogen-fixation; non-legume nitrogen-fixation

Selected Publications (first author; corresponding author*)

1. Zhili Yu, Shuying Li, Yuanyuan Li, Zhuang Jiang, Jinru Zhou, Qianli An*. 2018. Complete genome sequence of N2-fixing model strain Klebsiella sp. nov. M5al, which produces plant cell wall-degrading enzymes and siderophores. Biotechnology Reports 17:6-9.

2. Yuanyuan Li, Shuying Li, Mingyue Chen, Guixiang Peng, Zhiyuan Tan*, Qianli An*. (2017) Complete genome sequence of Kosakonia oryzae type strain Ola 51T. Standards in Genomic Sciences 12:28.

3. Ting Luo, Xue-Qing Ou-Yang, Li-Tao Yang*, Yang-Rui Li*, Xiu-Peng Song, Ge-Min Zhang, Yi-Jing Gao, Wei-Xing Duan, Qianli An*. 2016. Raoultella sp. strain L03 fixes N2 in association with micropropagated sugarcane plants, Journal of Basic Microbiology 56: 934-940.

4. Mingyue Chen, Yuanyuan Li, Shuying Li, Lie Tang, Jingwu Zheng, Qianli An*. 2016. Genomic identification of nitrogen-fixing Klebsiella variicola, K. pneumoniae and K. quasipneumoniae. Journal of Basic Microbiology 56: 78-84.

5. Zhengyi Li, Siping Chang, Shuting Ye, Mingyue Chen, Li Lin, Yuanyuan Li, Shuying Li, Qianli An*. 2015. Differentiation of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) deaminase from its homologs is the key for identifying bacteria containing ACC deaminase. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 10: fiv112.

6. Li Lin, Chunyan Wei, Mingyue Chen, Hongcheng Wang, Yuanyuan Li, Yangrui Li, Litao Yang*, Qianli An*. 2015. Complete genome sequence of endophytic nitrogen-fixing Klebsiella variicola strain DX120E. Standards in Genomic Sciences 10:22

7. Mingyue Chen, Bo Zhu, Li Lin, Litao Yang, Yangrui Li, Qianli An*. 2014. Complete genome sequence of Kosakonia sacchari type strain SP1T. Standards in Genomic Sciences 9:1311-1318

8. Chunyan Wei, Li Lin, Lijing Luo, Yongxiu Xing, Chunjin Hu, Litao Yang*, Yangrui Li*, Qianli An*. 2014. Endophytic nitrogen-fixing Klebsiella variicola strain DX120E promotes sugarcane growth. Biology and Fertility of Soils 50: 657-666.

9. Bo Zhu, Qing Zhou, Li Lin, Chunjin Hu, Ping Shen, Litao Yang, Qianli An*, Guanlin Xie*, Yangrui Li*. 2013. Enterobacter sacchari sp. nov., a nitrogen-fixing bacterium associated with sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 63:2577-2582.

10. Xincheng Zhang, Li Lin, Zhiqiang Zhu, Xiaoe Yang*, Yuyan Wang, Qianli An*. 2013. Colonization and modulation of host growth and metal uptake by endophytic bacteria of Sedum alfredii. International Journal of Phytoremediation 15:51-64.

11. Xincheng Zhang, Li Lin, Mingyue Chen, Zhiqiang Zhu, Weidong Yang, Bao Chen, Xiaoe Yang*, Qianli An*. 2012. A nonpathogenic Fusarium oxysporum strain enhances phytoextraction of heavy metals by the hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii Hance. Journal of Hazardous Materials 229-230:361-370.

12. Li Lin, Zhengyi Li, Chunjin Hu, Xincheng Zhang, Siping Chang, Litao Yang, Yangrui Li*, Qianli An*. 2012. Plant growth-promoting nitrogen-fixing enterobacteria are in association with sugarcane plants growing in Guangxi, China. Microbes and Environments 27:391-398.

13. Li Lin, Wei Guo, Yongxiu Xing, Xincheng Zhang, Zhengyi Li, Chunjin Hu, Song Li, Yangrui Li*, Qianli An*. 2012. The actinobacterium Microbacterium sp. 16SH accepts pBBR1-based pPROBE vectors, forms biofilms, invades roots, and fixes N2 associated with micropropagated sugarcane plants. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 93:1185-1195.

14. Zhengyi Li, Siping Chang, Li Lin, Yangrui Li, Qianli An*. 2011. A colorimetric assay of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) based on ninhydrin reaction for rapid screening of bacteria containing ACC deaminase. Letters in Applied Microbiology 53:178-185.

15. Qianli An, Yuemei Dong, Wei Wang, Yongxing Li, Jiudi Li*. 2007. Constitutive expression of the nifA gene activates associative nitrogen fixation of Enterobacter gergoviae 57-7, an opportunistic endophytic diazotroph. Journal of Applied Microbiology 103: 613-620.

16. Qianli An, Aart J.E. van Bel, Ralph Hückelhoven*. 2007. Do plant cells secrete exosomes derived from multivesicular bodies? Plant Signaling & Behavior 2: 4-7.

17. Qianli An, Katrin Ehlers, Karl-Heinz Kogel, Aart J.E. van Bel, Ralph Hückelhoven*. 2006. Multivesicular compartments proliferate in susceptible and resistant MLA12-barley leaves in response to infection by the biotrophic powdery mildew fungus. New Phytologist 172: 563-576.

18. Qianli An, Ralph Hückelhoven*, Karl-Heinz Kogel, Aart J.E. van Bel. 2006. Multivesicular bodies participate in a cell wall associated defense response in barley leaves attacked by the pathogenic powdery mildew fungus. Cellular Microbiology 8: 1009-1019.


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