Mr GuoQing Li



PhD student

Department

FABI
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Primary Supervisor
ShuaiFei Chen

Co Supervisor
Mike Wingfield
Bernard Slippers

I joined FABI at the beginning of 2018. The focus of my PhD project is to investigate the Eucalyptus canker disease caused by Botryosphaeriaceae in southern China. I will attempt to identify these pathogens on Eucalyptus plantations in southern China, clarify the geographic distribution of these Botryosphaericeae species, and evaluate pathogenicity of these pathogens on different Eucalyptus clones. Additionally, I will also investigate the species diversity and pathogenicity difference of Botryosphaeriaceae among Eucalyptus and adjacent plantation trees.

In China, the Eucalyptus plantation area had expanded to over 4.5 million hm2 by 2015. Canker/dieback caused by Botryosphaeriaceae is an important disease in Eucalyptus plantations in southern China. From 2014 to date, we have isolated more than one thousand Botryosphaeriaceae fungi which collected from Eucalyptus plantations in FuJian, HaiNan, GuangDong, GuangXi and YunNan Provinces in China, and the identification of these Botryophaeriaceae isolates suggests that many more species of Botryosphaeriaceae remain to be discovered in China. This project will help understand the diversity and biology of Botryosphaeriaceae species associated with Eucalyptus in South China.

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Liu FF, Li GQ, Roux J, Barnes I, Wilson AM, Wingfield MJ, Chen SF. (2018) Nine novel species of Huntiella from southern China with three distinct mating strategies and variable levels of pathogenicity. Mycologia 10.1080/00275514.2018.1515450 PDF
Li GQ, Liu FF, Li JQ, Liu QL, Chen SF. (2018) Botryosphaeriaceae from Eucalyptus plantations and adjacent plants in China. Persoonia 40:63-95. 10.3767/persoonia.2018.40.03 PDF
Chen SF, Liu QL, Li GQ, Wingfield MJ, Roux J. (2018) A new genus of Cryphonectriaceae isolated from Lagerstroemia speciosa in southern China. Plant Pathology (1):107-123. 10.1111/ppa.12723
Chen SF, Liu QL, Li GQ, Wingfield MJ. (2017) Quambalaria species associated with eucalypt diseases in southern China. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering 4(4):433-447. 10.15302/J-FASE-2017173 PDF
Liu QL, Li GQ, Li JQ, Chen SF. (2016) Botrytis eucalypti, a novel species isolated from diseased Eucalyptus seedlings in South China. Mycological Progress 15:1057. 10.1007/s11557-016-1229-1 PDF
Chen SF, Wingfield MJ, Li GQ, Liu FF. (2016) Corticimorbus sinomyrti gen. et sp. nov. (Cryphonectriaceae) pathogenic to native Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae) in South China. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.12507
Chen SF, Li GQ, Liu FF, Michailides TJ. (2015) Novel species of Botryosphaeriaceae associated with shoot blight of pistachio. Mycologia 107(4):780–792. 10.3852/14-242 PDF
Li GQ, Arnold RJ, Liu FF, Li JQ, Chen SF. (2015) Identification and pathogenicity of Lasiodiplodia species from Eucalyptus urophylla × grandis, Polyscias balfouriana and Bougainvillea spectabilis in southern China. Journal of Phytopathology 163(11/12):956-967. 10.1111/jph.12398
Liu FF, Mbenoun M, Barnes I, Roux J, Wingfield MJ, Li GQ, Li JQ, Chen SF. (2015) New Ceratocystis species from Eucalyptus and Cunninghamia in South China. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 107(6):1451–1473. 10.1007/s10482-015-0441-3 PDF