Ms QianLi Liu



PhD student

Department

FABI
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Primary Supervisor
ShuaiFei Chen

Co Supervisor
Mike Wingfield
Tuan Duong

I am so honored to be a member of FABI at 2018. I am interested in the diversity of fungal pathogens and how fungal diversity affects disease management. Currently, my PhD project is focus on a serious plant pathogens, Calonectria. The genus Calonectria accommodates well-known pathogens of various agricultural, horticultural and forestry crops, worldwide. I will dedicated to the Molecular taxonomy, Genomics and Population genetics of Calonectria spp. associated with Eucalyptus spp. in South China.

Eucalyptus plantations have been developed rapidly during the past two decades and has become an integral part of the South China landscape. However, leaf and shoot blight (CLB) disease associated with Calonectria species presents a serious threat to Eucalyptus plantation in South China. My research aims to provide more information about the distribution, species diversity and pathogenicity of Calonectria species on Eucalyptus plantations and nurseries in South China, and the population genetics of the most prevalent and pathogenic species of Calonectria in South China will also be studied.

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Publication
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
Liu QL, Chen SF. (2017) Two novel species of Calonectria isolated from soil in a natural forest in China. MycoKeys 26:25-60. 10.3897/mycokeys.26.14688 PDF
Li JQ, Wingfield MJ, Liu QL, Barnes I, Roux J, Lorenzo L, Crous PW, Chen SF. (2017) Calonectria species isolated from Eucalyptus plantations and nurseries in South China. IMA FUNGUS 8(2):259-286. 10.5598/imafungus.2017.08.02.04 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