DU Hui

PhD student


The whiteflies in the Bemisia tabaci species complex cause serious damage to agriculture through direct feeding and transmission of plant viruses. During feeding, whitefly salivary is released into plant, which mediates the interaction between whitefly and their host plant. However, so far little is known about the molecular processes that allow whitefly to exploit their host plant. My research is to find the effectors in whitefly salivary which can regulate plant defense responses and signaling pathways

I obtained my BSc degree in Animal and Plant Quarantine from Anhui Agricultural University in 2017. During my BSc study, I was involved in the study of “A pheromone antagonist regulates optimal mating time in the moth Helicoverpa armigera” in the Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.