Qianli An
Associate Professor
Institute of Biotechnology, Zhejiang University
Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University
Hangzhou 310058
Tel: 0086 571 88982255
Email address:
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 Biology for undergraduate students
Research interests
Plant growth-promoting bacteria and fungi, non-legume nitrogen-fixation

Selected Publications (first author†; corresponding author*)

1.                       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 DOI: 10.1002/jobm.201500738
2.                       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.
3.                       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 DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiv112.
4.                       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
5.                       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
6.                       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.
7.                       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.
8.                       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.
9.                       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.
10.                   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.
11.                   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.
12.                   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.
13.                   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.
14.                   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.
15.                   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.
16.                   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.
17.                   Qianli An, Xuejian Yang, Yuemei Dong, Lijie Feng, Baijian Kuang, Jiudi Li. 2001. Using confocal laser scanning microscope to visualize the infection of rice roots by GFP-labelled Klebsiella oxytoca SA2, an endophytic diazotroph. Acta Botanica Sinica 43: 558564.
18.                   Qianli An, Baijian Kuang, Xijin Mu, Jiudi Li. 1999. Colonization and nitrogenase production by Klebsiella oxytoca SA2 in rice roots. Progress in Natural Science 9 (12 suppl.): 12621268.