LIU Yin-Quan

Title: Associate Professor


Mailing address: Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, 866 Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou 310058, China
Tel: (86-571) 88982565

Current position

Associate Professor, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, China


Doctor of Agriculture – Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control, Zhejiang University, China, 2009


Major Research Interests

  • Behavioural ecology of insect parasitoids
  • Biological control and integrated pest management in vegetable crops
  • Tritrophic relationships between plants, insect pests and natural enemies
  • Invasive ecology of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci


Selected Publications

Shan HW, Deng WH, Luan JB, Zhang MJ, Zhang Z, Liu SS, Liu YQ. 2017. Thermal sensitivity of bacteriocytes constrains the persistence of intracellular bacteria in whitefly symbiosis under heat stress. Environmental Microbiology Reports 9: 706-716

Li JX, Rao LL, Xie H, Schreiner M, Chen LP, Liu YQ. 2017. Morphology and glucosinolate profiles of chimeric Brassica and the responses of Bemisia tabaci in host selection, oviposition and development. Journal of Integrative Agriculture 16: 2009-2018

Li P, Shu YN, Fu S, Liu YQ, Zhou XP, Liu SS, Wang XW. 2017. Vector and nonvector insect feeding reduces subsequent plant susceptibility to virus transmission. New Phytologist 215: 699-710

Wei J, He YZ, Guo Q, Liu YQ, Zhou XP, Liu SS, Wang XW. 2017. Vector development and vitellogenin determine the transovarial transmission of begomoviruses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114: 6746-6751

Shan HW, Zhang CR, Yan TT, Tang HQ, Wang XW, Liu SS, Liu YQ. 2016. Temporal changes of symbiont density and host fitness after rifampicin treatment in a whitefly of the Bemisia tabacispecies complex. Insect Science 23: 200-214.

Zhang CR, Shan HW, Xiao N, Zhang FD, Wang XW, Liu YQ, Liu SS. 2015. Differential temporal changes of primary and secondary symbionts and whitefly host fitness following an antibiotic treatment. Scientific Reports 5: 15898.

Guo T, Guo Q, Cui XY, Liu YQ, Hu J, Liu SS. 2015. Comparison of transmission of Papaya leaf curl China virus among four cryptic species of the Bemisia tabaci species complex. Scientific Reports 5: 15432.

Wang HL, Zhang Z, Bing XL, Liu YQ, Liu SS, Wang XX. 2015. A complete mitochondrial DNA genome derived from a Chinese population of the Bemisia afer species complex (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), Mitochondrial DNA, doi 10.3109/19401736.2015.1066367.

Shan HW, Lu YH, Bing XL, Liu SS, Liu YQ. 2014. Differential responses of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci symbionts to unfavorable low and high temperatures. Microbial Ecology 68: 472-482.

Sun DB, Li J, Liu YQ, Crowder DW, Liu SS. 2014 Effects of reproductive interference on the competitive displacement between two invasive whiteflies. Bulletin of Entomological Research 104: 334-346.

Liu YQ, Shi ZH, Zalucki MP, Liu SS. 2014. Conservation biological control and IPM practices inBrassica vegetable crops in Chin. Biological Control 68: 37-46.

Zhang PJ, Xu CX, Zhang JM, Lu YB, Wei JN, Liu YQ, David A, Boland W, Turlings TCJ. 2013. Phloem-feeding whiteflies can fool their host plants but not their parasitoids. Functional Ecology 27: 1304-1312.

Sun DB, Liu YQ, Qin L, Xu J, Li FF, Liu SS. 2013 Competitive displacement between two invasive whiteflies: insecticide application and host plant effects. Bulletin of Entomological Research 103: 344-353.

Liu YQ, Bernstein C, Thiel A. 2009. Travel duration, energetic expenditure, and patch exploitation in the parasitic wasp Venturia canescensBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 1459-1469.

Liu Y, Thiel A, Hoffmeister T.2009. Odour-mediated patch choice in the parasitoid Venturia canescens: temporal decision dynamics. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 132: 110-117.

Liu SS, Li ZM, Liu YQ, Feng MG, Tang ZH. 2007. Promoting selection of resistance to spinosad in the parasitoid Cotesia plutellae by integrating resistance of hosts to the insecticide into the selection process. Biological Control 41: 246-255

Li ZM, Liu SS, Liu SS, Ye GY. 2007. Temperature-related fitness costs of resistance to spinosad in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutelidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 97: 627–635.




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