My studies focus on the characterization of mitochondrial genomes of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci and the phylogeny of B. tabaci species complex. I also investigate the expression profile of the mitochondrial genes and develop microsatellite markers based on the transcriptome dataset of whiteflies. The aim of my study covers three aspects: (1) to reveal the global relationship of B. tabaci cryptic species through integrated analyses on the complete mitochondrial genomes and some nuclear genes; (2) to compare the expression profiles of the mitochondrial genes between the native and invasive whitefly species; and (3) to apply the microsatellite technology in the analysis of genetic variation within and among the field populations of whiteflies.
I obtained my BSc degree in Plant Protection from Qingdao Agricultural University in 2008, my MSc degree in Entomology from Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University in 2011, and my PhD degree in Entomology from Zhejiang University in 2014. During my MSc study, I focused on the biology of Fopius arisanus (Sonan), a parasitoid of fruit flies.
Wang HL, Yang J, Boykin ML, Zhao QY, Wang YJ, Liu SS, Wang XW. 2014. Developing conversed microsatellite markers and their implications in evolutionary analysis of the Bemisia tabaci complex. Scientific Rrports4:6351.
Wang HL, Xiao N, Yang J, Wang XW, Colvin J, Liu SS. 2014. The complete mitochondrial genome of Bemisia afer (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae). Mitochondrial DNA.doi: 10.3109/19401736.2013.873921
Wang HL, Yang J, Boykin M L,Zhao QY, Li Q, Wang XW, Liu SS. 2013.The characteristics and expression profiles of the mitochondrial genome for the Mediterranean species of the Bemisia tabaci complex. BMC genomics14: 401.
Wang HL, Chen JH, Ji QE, Yang JQ, Wang B. 2011. Sublethal effects of spinosad on the parasitoid Fopius arisanus (Sonan). Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops 32: 490-494 (in Chinese with an English summary).
Wang HL, Chen JH, Ji QE, Yang JQ. 2010. The relations between the mortality and survival rate of Fopius arisanus (Sonan) and preservation temperature. Entomological Journal of East China 19: 264-268 (in Chinese with an English summary).
Patents: Chen JH, Ji QE, Bi K, Wang SM, Wang HL, Wang Y, Guo JJ. Parasitic wasps vertical releaser. 2013.01.02.