Agriculture & Biotechnology Research Center
Li Taotao
Highest Education PhD
Phone 020-87579147
Office Xingke Road 723, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Education and Appointments

Work Experience

2018.08-present, South China Botanical Garden, CAS, Associate Research Fellow

2018.07-2018.08, South China Botanical Garden, CAS, Assistant Research Fellow

2016.07-2018.07, South China Botanical Garden, CAS, Post-doctoral Research Fellow


2013-2016, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, South China Botanical Garden, PhD Degree

2010-2013, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, South China Botanical Garden, Master’s Degree

2006-2010, Henan University of Science and Technology, Bachelor’s degree

Research Interest


  1. Ripening and senescence mechanism of tropical/sub-tropical fruit
  2. Infection mechanism of postharvest pathogenetic fungi from fruit
  3. Biosynthesis and regulation mechanism of mycotoxin


Public Services


  1. Dean’s Excellence Award of CAS
  2. 1st prize of Science and Technology Progress from Guangzhou City
  3. BIOMIGA scholarship from SCBG
  4. National scholarship for PhD/Master degree


Selected Publication

*Corresponding author

1. Yin, Chunxiao; Xie, Lihong; Wu, Yanfei; Qu, Hongxia; Yang, Bao; Gong, Liang; Jiang, Yueming; Li, Taotao*. Involvement of miRNAs-mediated senescence and salicylic acid defense in postharvest litchi downy blight,Food Chemistry, 2023, 404(B): 134662.

2. Xie, Lihong; Yang, Qiuxiao; Wu, Yanfei; Xiao, Jianbo; (Qu, Hongxia; Jiang, Yueming; Li, Taotao*. Fumonisin B1 biosynthesis is associated with oxidative stress and plays an important role in Fusarium proliferatum infection on banana fruit, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2023, 71(13): 5372–5381.

3. Wu, Yanfei; Yang, Qiuxiao; Xie, Lihong; Yin, Chunxiao; Qu, Hongxia; He, Junxian; Jiang, Yueming; Li, Taotao*. Possible mechanism of contribution of a secreted aspartic proteinase FpOPSB to the virulence of Fusarium proliferatum causing banana crown rot, Food Frontiers, 2023, 1-12.

4. Xu Liangxiong, Feng Linyan, Sun Jian, Mao Lutian, Li Xiaojie, Jiang Yueming, Duan Xuewu*, Li Taotao*. Antifungal activities of a natural trisaccharide ester against sour rot in mandarin fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2022, 191(2):111981.

5. Hou, Huiyu; Kong, Xiangjin; Zhou, Yijie; Yin, Chunxiao; Jiang, Yueming; Qu, Hongxia; Li, Taotao*. Genome-wide identification and characterization of bZIP transcription factors in relation to litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) fruit ripening and postharvest storage, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES, 2022, 222(B): 2176-2189.

6. Wu, Yanfei; Xie, Lihong; Li, Zhiwei; Li, Taotao*; Jiang, Yueming. Valeric acid delays aril breakdown of longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) fruit in relation to the regulation of histone deacetylase activity, LWT-Food Science and Technology, 2022, 168: 113959.

7. Shan, Youxia#; Li, Taotao#; Qu, Hongxia; Duan, Xuewu; Farag, MohamedA; Xiao, Jianbo; Gao, Haiyan; Jiang, Yueming. Nano-preservation: An emerging postharvest technology for quality maintenance and shelf life extension of fresh fruit and vegetable, Food Frontiers, 2023, 4:100-130.

8. Wu, Yanfei; Xie, Lihong; Jiang, Yueming; Li, Taotao*. Prediction of effector proteins and their implications in pathogenicity of phytopathogenic filamentous fungi: A review. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2022, 206: 188-202.

9. Feng Linyan, Xu Liangxiong, Li Xiaojie, Xue Jinghua, Li Taotao*, Duan Xuewu*. A Combined Analysis of Transcriptome and Proteome Reveals the Inhibitory Mechanism of a Novel Oligosaccharide Ester against Penicillium italicum. Journal of Fungi, 2022, 8(2):111.

10. Wu Yanfei, Yin Chunxiao, Huang Riming, He Mingyang, Duan Xuewu, Jiang Yueming, Li Taotao*. Enhanced resistance in ‘shatang’ mandarin fruit against Penicillium italicum caused by 2-methoxy-1,4-naphthoquinone. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 2022, 119:101828.

11. Xie Lihong, Wu Yanfei, Wang Yong, Jiang Yueming, Yang Bao, Duan Xuewu, Li Taotao*. Fumonisin B1 induced aggressiveness and infection mechanism of Fusarium proliferatum on banana fruit. Environmental Pollution, 2021, 288(3):117793.

12. Xie Lihong, Wu Yanfei, Duan Xuewu, Li Taotao*, Jiang Yueming*. Proteomic and physiological analysis provides an elucidation of Fusarium proliferatum infection causing crown rot on banana fruit. Microbiological Research, 2022, 256: 126952.

13. Li Taotao, Li Mingzhi, Jiang Yueming, Duan Xuewu*. Genome-wide identification, characterization and expression profile of glutaredoxin gene family in relation to fruit ripening and response to abiotic and biotic stresses in banana (Musa acuminata). International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2021, 170: 636-651.

14. Li Taotao*, He Mingyang, Zeng Jun, Chen Zhongsuzhi, Qu Hongxia, Duan Xuewu, Jiang Yueming. Choline chloride alleviates the pericarp browning of harvested litchi fruit by inhibiting energy deficiency mediated programmed cell death. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2020, 167: 111224.

15. He Mingyang, Ge Zhixing, Hong Min, Qu Hongxia, Duan Xuewu, Yun Ze, Li Taotao*, Jiang Yueming. Alleviation of pericarp browning in harvested litchi fruit by synephrine hydrochloride in relation to membrane lipids metabolism. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2020, 166: 111223.

16. He Mingyang, Wu Yanfei, Hong Min, Yun Ze, Li Taotao*, Jiang Yueming.α-Lipoic acid treatment alleviates postharvest pericarp browning of litchi fruit by regulating antioxidant ability and energy metabolism. 2021, Postharvest Biology and Technology, 180(35):111629.

17. Yun Ze, Gao Huijun, Li Taotao, Yang Bao, Jiang Yueming*. Insights into the roles of melatonin in maintaining quality and extending shelf life of postharvest fruits. Trends in Food Science and Technology. 2021, 109: 569-578.

18. Li Taotao, Su Xinguo, Qu Hongxia, Duan Xuewu, Jiang Yueming*. Biosynthesis, regulation, and biological significance of fumonisins in fungi: current status and prospects. Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 2022, 48(4): 450-462.

19. Zhang Zhengke, Liu Jialiang, Huber J Donald, Qu Hongxia, Yun Ze, Li Taotao*, Jiang Yueming. Transcriptome, degradome and physiological analysis provide new insights into the mechanism of inhibition of litchi fruit senescence by melatonin. Plant Science, 2021, 308: 110926.

20. He Mingyang, Wu Yanfei, Wang Yong, Hong Min, Li Taotao*, Deng Tujing, Jiang Yueming. Valeric acid suppresses cell wall polysaccharides disassembly to maintain fruit firmness of harvested ‘Waizuili’ plum (Prunus salicina Lindl). Scientia Horticulturae, 2022, 291: 110608.

21. Feng Linyan, Xu Liangxiong, Li Xiaojie, Xue Jinghua, Li Taotao*, Duan Xuewu*. A Combined Analysis of Transcriptome and Proteome Reveals the Inhibitory Mechanism of a Novel Oligosaccharide Ester against Penicillium italicum. Journal of Fungi, 2022, 8, 111.

22. Xiao Lu#, Li Taotao#, Jiang Guoxiang, Jiang Yueming, Duan Xuewu*. Cell wall proteome analysis of banana fruit softening using iTRAQ technology, Journal of Proteomics, 2019, 209: 103506. (Co-first author)

23. Li Taotao*, Shi Dingding, Wu Qixian, Zhang Zhengke, Qu Hongxia, Jiang Yueming. Sodium para-aminosalicylate delays pericarp browning of litchi fruit by inhibiting ROS-mediated senescence during postharvest storage. Food Chemistry, 2019, 278: 552-559. 

24. Li, Taotao; Wu, Qixian; Zhou, Yijie; Yun, Ze; Duan, Xuewu*; Jiang, Yueming. L-Cysteine hydrochloride delays senescence of harvested longan fruit in relation to modification of redox status. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2018, 143: 35-42. 

25. Li, Taotao; Wu, Qixian; Duan, Xuewu; Yun, Ze*; Jiang Yueming. Proteomic and transcriptomic analysis to unravel the influence of high temperature on banana fruit during postharvest storage, Functional and Integrative Genomics, 2019, 19:467-486. 

26. Li, Taotao*.; Shi, Dingding.; Wu, Qixian.; Yin, Chunxiao.; Li, Fengjun.; Shan, Youxia.; Duan, Xuewu.; Jiang, Yueming*. Mechanism of Cell Wall Polysaccharides Modification in Harvested ‘Shatangju’ Mandarin (Citrus reticulate Blanco) Fruit Caused by Penicillium italicum. Biomolecules, 2019, 9, 160.

27. Yun, Ze#; Li, Taotao#; Gao, Huijun; Zhu, Hong; Gupta, Vijai. Kumar; Jiang, Yueming; Duan, Xuewu*. Integrated Transcriptomic, Proteomic, and Metabolomics Analysis Reveals Peel Ripening of Harvested Banana under Natural Condition. Biomolecules, 2019, 9, 167. (Co-first author)

28. Li, Taotao; Wu, Yu; Wang, Yong; Gao, Haiyan; Gupta, Kumar Vijai; Duan, Xuewu; Qu, Hongxia; Jiang, Yueming. Secretome profiling reveals virulence-associated proteins of Fusarium proliferatum during interaction with banana fruit. Biomolecules, 2019, 9: 246.

29. Li, Taotao; Wu, Qixian; Zhu, Hong; Zhou, Yijie; Jiang, Yueming; Gao, Huijun; Yun, Ze. Comparative transcriptomic and metabolic analysis reveals the effect of melatonin on delaying anthracnose incidence upon postharvest banana fruit peel. BMC Plant Biology, 2019, 19: 289.

30. Li, Taotao; Yun, Ze; Zhang, Dandan; Yang, Chengwei; Zhu, Hong; Jiang, Yueming; Duan, Xuewu*. Proteomic analysis of differentially expressed proteins involved in ethylene-induced chilling tolerance in harvested banana fruit. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2015, 6: 845.

31.  Li, Taotao; Wu Qixian; Wang, Yong; John, Afiya; Qu, Hongxia; Gong, Liang; Duan, Xuewu; Zhu, Hong; Yun, Ze*; Jiang, Yueming. Application of proteomics for the investigation of the effect of initial pH on pathogenic mechanisms of Fusarium proliferatum on banana fruit. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017, 8. 

32. Li, Taotao; Gong, Liang; Jiang, Guoxiang; Wang, Yong; Gupta, Vijai Kumar; Qu, Hongxia; Duan, Xuewu*; Wang, Jiasheng; Jiang, Yueming. Carbon sources influence fumonisin production in Fusarium proliferatum. Proteomics, 2017, 1700070. 

33. Li, Taotao; Gong, Liang; Wang, Yong; Chen, Feng; Gupta, Vijai Kumar; Jian, Qijie; Duan, Xuewu; Jiang, Yueming*. Proteomics analysis of Fusarium proliferatum under various initial pH during fumonisin production. Journal of Proteomics, 2017, 164: 59-72. 

34. Li, Taotao; Jiang, Guoxiang; Qu, Hongxia; Wang, Yong; Xiong, Yehui; Jian, Qijie; Wu, Yu; Duan, Xuewu; Zhu, Xiangrong; Hu, Wenzhong; Wang, Jiasheng; Gong, Liang*; Jiang, Yueming*. Comparative transcriptome analysis of Penicillium citrinum cultured with different carbon sources identifies genes involved in citrinin biosynthesis. Toxins, 2017, 9: 69. 

35. Li, Taotao; Jian, Qijie; Wang, Yong; Chen, Feng; Yang, Chengwei; Gong, Liang; Duan, Xuewu; Yang, Bao; Jiang, Yueming*. Inhibitory mechanism of butylated hydroxyanisole against infection of Fusarium proliferatum based on comparative proteomic analysis. Journal of Proteomics, 2016, 148: 1-11.

36. Li, Taotao; Zhang, Jingying; Zhu, Hong; Qu, Hongxia; You, Shulin; Duan, Xuewu*; Jiang, Yueming. Proteomic analysis of differentially expressed proteins involved in peel senescence in harvested mandarin fruit. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2016, 7: 725.

37. Li, Taotao; Jian, Qijie; Chen, Feng; Wang, Yong; Gong, Liang; Duan, Xuewu; Yang, Bao; Jiang, Yueming*. Influence of butylated hydroxyanisole on the growth, hyphal morphology, and the biosynthesis of fumonisins in Fusarium proliferatum. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2016, 7: 1038. 

38. Li, Taotao; Zhu, Hong; Wu, Qixian; Yang, Chengwei; Duan, Xuewu; Qu, Hongxia; Yun, Ze*; Jiang, Yueming. Comparative proteomic approaches to analysis of litchi pulp senescence after harvest. Food Research International, 2015, 28: 274-285. 

39. Li Taotao; Yun Ze; Wu Qixian; Zhang Zhengke*; Liu Shuaimin; Shi Xuequn; Duan Xuewu; Jiang Yueming. Proteomic profiling of 24-epibrassinolide-induced chilling tolerance in harvested banana fruit. Journal of proteomics, 2018, 187:1-12. 

40. Jian, Qijie#; Li, Taotao#; Wang, Yong; Zhang, Yu; Zhao, Zhiyong; Zhang, Xianhui; Gong Liang*; Jiang, Yueming. New insights into fumonisin production and virulence of Fusarium proliferatum underlying different carbon sources. Food Research International, 2019, 116: 397-407. (Co-first author). 

41. Wu Yu, Li Taotao, Gong Liang, Wang Yong, Jiang Yueming*. Effects of Different Carbon Sources on Fumonisin Production and FUM Gene Expression by Fusarium proliferatum. Toxins, 2019, 11:5.

42. Huang, Shaoli#; Li, Taotao#; Jiang, Guoxiang; Xie, Weiping; Chang, Shaodong; Jiang, Yueming; Duan, Xuewu*. 1-Methylcyclopropene reduces chilling injury of harvested okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) pods. Scientia Horticulturae, 2012, 141: 42-46.(Co-first author)

43. Gong Liang#; Zhu Hong#; Li Taotao#; Ming Guangfeng; Duan Xuewu*; Wang Jiasheng; Jiang Yueming. Molecular signatures of cytotoxic effects in human embryonic kidney 293 cells treated with single and mixture of ochratoxin A and citrinin. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2019, 123: 374-384. (Co-first author).

44. Gong, Liang; Li, Taotao; Chen, Feng; Duan, Xuewu; Yuan, Yunfei; Zhang, Dandan; Jiang, Yueming*, An inclusion complex of eugenol into beta-cyclodextrin: Preparation, and physicochemical and antifungal characterization, Food Chemistry, 2016, 196: 324-330. 

45. Jing, Guoxing; Li, Taotao; Qu, Hongxia; Yun, Ze; Jia, Yongxia; Zheng, Xiaolin; Jiang, Yueming*, Carotenoids and volatile profiles of yellow- and red-fleshed papaya fruit in relation to the expression of carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase genes, Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2015, 109: 114-119.

46. Wu, Qixian; Li, Taotao; Chen, Xi; Wen, Lingrong; Yun, Ze; Jiang, Yueming*. Sodium dichloroisocyanurate delays ripening and senescence of banana fruit during storage, 2018, 12.

47. Jian, Qijie; Gong, Liang; Li, Taotao; Wang, Yong; Wu, Yu; Chen, Feng; Qu, Hongxia; Duan, Xuewu; Jiang, Yueming*, Rapid Assessment of the Toxicity of Fungal Compounds Using Luminescent Vibrio qinghaiensis sp Q67, 2017, 9: 10.

48. Jiang, Guoxiang; Wu, Fuwang; Li, Zhiwei; Li, Taotao; Gupta, Vijai Kumar; Duan, Xuewu*; Jiang, Yueming. Sulfoxidation Regulation of Musa acuminata Calmodulin (MaCaM) Influences the Functions of MaCaM-Binding Proteins, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 2018, 59: 1214-1224. 

49. Gong, Liang; Wu, Yu; Jian, Qijie; Yin, Chunxiao; Li, Taotao; Gupta, Vijai Kumar; Duan, Xuewu*; Jiang, Yueming. Complete genome sequencing of the luminescent bacterium, Vibrio qinghaiensis sp Q67 using PacBio technology, SCIENTIFIC DATA, 2018, 5.