Gong Xiqoqing

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Associate Professor

Department of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University,

Research main building, No.3 Taicheng Road,

Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100, China

Tel: +86-17791535421

Email: gongxq0103@nwafu.edu.cn


Ph.D. 2014  HuaZhong Agricultural University

B.S. 2008 HuaZhong Agricultural University


Regulatory network of apple responding to drought and low nitrogen stress.


1. The Key S&T Special Projects of Shaanxi Province, 2020zdzx03-01-02, 2020-2024

2. National Key Research and Development Program of China, 2018YFD1000305, 2018-2022

3. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, 2452019049, 2019-2021

4. Natural Science Basic Research Program of Shaanxi, 2020JQ-263, 2020-2021

5. National Natural Science Foundation, 31601737, 2017-2019


1. Jia X, Mao K, Wang P, Wang Y, Jia XM, Huo LQ, Sun X, Che RM, Gong XQ*, Ma FW*. Overexpression of MdATG8i improves water use efficiency in transgenic apple by modulating photosynthesis, osmotic balance, and autophagic activity under moderate water deficit. Hortic Res. 2021, 8: 81

2. Huo LQ, Sun Xun, Guo ZJ, Che RM, Sun YM, Zhu YF, Wang P, Gong XQ*, Ma FW*.  MdATG18a  overexpression improves basal thermotolerance in transgenic apple by decreasing damage to chloroplasts. Hort Res. 2020, 7:21

3. Zhou K#, Hu LY#, Li YTS, Chen XF, Zhang ZJ, Liu BB, Li PM, Gong XQ*, Ma FW*. MdUGT88F1-Mediated Phloridzin Biosynthesis Regulates Apple Development and Valsa Canker Resistance. Plant Physiology. 2019, 180(4): 2290-2305

4. Jia D, Jiang Q, van Nocker S, Gong XQ*, Ma FW*. An apple ( Malus domestica ) NAC transcription factor enhances drought tolerance in transgenic apple plants. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2019, 139: 504-512

5. Hu LY, Zhou K, Li YTS, Chen XF, Liu BB, Li CY, Gong XQ*, Ma FW*. Exogenous myo -inositol alleviates salinity-induced stress in  Malus hupehensis . Rehd. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2018, 133:116–126

6. Gong XQ#, Dou FF#, Cheng X, Zhou J, Zou JY*, Ma FW. Genome-wide identification of genes involved in polyamine biosynthesis and the role of exogenous polyamines in  Malus hupehensis  Rehd. under alkaline stress. Gene. 2018, 669: 52-62.

7. Jia DF#, Gong XQ#, Li MJ, Li C, Sun TT, Ma FW*. Overexpression of a novel apple NAC transcription factor gene,  MdNAC1 , confers the dwarf phenotype in transgenic apple ( Malus domestica ). Genes. 2018, 9(5): 229.

8. Gong XQ, Shi ST, Dou FF, Song Y, Ma FW*. Exogenous melatonin alleviates alkaline stress in  Malus hupehensis  Rehd. by regulating the biosynthesis of polyamines. Molecules, 2017, 22 (9): 1542.

9. Zhou K, Hu LY, Li PM, Gong XQ*, Ma FW*. Genome-wide identification of glycosyltransferases converting phloretin to phloridzin in  Malus  species. Plant Sci. 2017, 265:131-145.

10. Gong XQ, Liu JH*. Detection of free polyamines in plants subjected to abiotic stresses by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Methods Mol Biol. 2017, 1631: 305-311.

11. Gong XQ, Zhang JY, Hu JB, Wang W, Wu H, Zhang QH, Liu JH*. FcWRKY70, a WRKY protein of  Fortunella crassifolia , functions in drought tolerance and modulates putrescine synthesis by regulating arginine decarboxylase gene. Plant Cell Environ. 2015, 38(11): 2248-2262.

12. Gong XQ, Hu JB, Liu JH*. Cloning of FcWRKY40, A WRKY transcription factor from  Fortunella crassifolia  linked to oxidative stress tolerance. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 2014, 119(1): 197-210.

13. Gong XQ, Zhang JY, Liu JH*. A stress responsive gene of  Fortunella crassifolia  FcSISP functions in salt stress resistance. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2014, 83(10): 10-19.

14. Gong XQ, Liu JH*. Genetic transformation and genes for resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses in Citrus and its related genera. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 2012, 113(2): 137-147.