PAN Li-Long

Postdoctoral Researcher


My studies focus on the the molecular and physiological mechanism underlying the whitefly- virus interaction. Specifically, I investigate the role of midgut in whitefly transmission of begomoviruses, such as its role in determing the differential tranmsission of begomoviruses by different whitefly species and the mechanisms virus exploit to cross the midgut. Also, I investigate the role of whitefly in the etiology of the most important viral disease on cotton- cotton leaf curl disease as well as the mechanism involved. The aim of my study is to reveal the key mechanism underlying the spread and outbreak of begomovirus, thus providing reference for the design of novel control strategies.

I obtained my BSc degree in Plant Protection from China Agricultural University in 2013, and my PhD degree in Entomology from Zhejiang University in 2017.




Pan LL*, Cui XY*, Chen QF, Wang XW, Liu SS. 2018. Cotton leaf curl disease: which whitefly is the vector? Phytopathology doi:10.1094/PHYTO-01-18-0015-R (* equal contribution)

Pan LL, Chen QF, Guo T, Wang XR, Li P, Wang XW, Liu SS. 2018. Differential efficiency of a begomovirus to cross the midgut of different species of whiteflies results in variation of virus transmission by the vectors. Science China Life Sciences doi:10.1007/s11427-017-9283-4

Xia WQ, Liang Y, Chi Y, Pan LL, Zhao J, Liu SS, Wang XW. 2018. Intracellular trafficking of begomoviruses in the midgut cells of their insect vector. PLoS Pathogens 14: e1006866.

Guo T, Zhao J, Pan LL, Geng L, Lei T, Wang XW, Liu SS. 2018. The level of midgut penetration of two begomoviruses affects their acquisition and transmission by two species of Bemisia tabaci. Virology 515: 66-73.

Sun YC, Pan LL, Ying FZ, Li P, Wang XW, Liu SS. 2017. Jasmonic acid-related resistance in tomato mediates interactions between whitefly and whitefly-transmitted virus. Scientific Reports 7: 566.

Pan LL, Chen QF, Zhao JJ, Guo T, Wang XW, Hariton-Shalev A, Czosnek H, Liu SS. 2017. Clathrin-mediated endocytosis is involved in Tomato yellow leaf curl virus transport across the midgut barrier of its whitefly vector. Virology 502: 152-159.

Xiao N*, Pan LL*, Zhang CR, Shan HW, Liu SS. 2016. Differential tolerance capacity to unfavourable low and high temperatures between two invasive whiteflies. Scientific Reports 6: 24306. (* equal contribution)

Qin L, Pan LL, Liu SS. 2016. Further insight into reproductive incompatibility between putative cryptic species of the Bemisia tabaci whitefly complex. Insect Science 23: 215-224.