Agriculture & Biotechnology Research Center
Qu Hongxia
Highest Education PhD
Phone 020-87579147
Office No.723,Xingkelu,Tianhe,Guangzhou 510650,China
Education and Appointments
1998.09-2001.06: Doctor of Botany, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (formerly, South China Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
1995.09-1998.06: Master of Plant Physiology, South China Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1991.09-1995.06: Bachelor of Botany, Henan Normal University  

2013.08-present: Professor, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1998.07-2013.07: Researcher associate、Associate professor, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Visiting Experience and Short Time Appointments:
2004.05-2005.05: Visiting scholar, University of Newcastle, Australia
2003.03-2003.09: Project administrator, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Beijing, China
Research Interest

Energy metabolism and regulation in senescent fruit

Quality of fruits and vegetables in cold chain

Public Services

Member of Agricultural Products Cold Chain Logistics Standardization Technical Committee, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas

Committee member of the Chinese Postharvest Technology Society, Chinese Society for Horticultural Science

Selected Publication

“*” Corresponding author 

(1)        Chen ZSZ#, He MY#, Zhou YJ, Chen X, Zhu H, Yang B, Jiang YM, Qu HX*. Degradation of water-soluble polysaccharides in pulp of litchi during storage. Food Chemistry, 2023, 402: 134289.

(2)        Zhou YJ#, Li ZW#, Zhu H, Jiang YM, Jiang GX*, Qu HX*. Energy homeostasis mediated by LcSnRK1α - LcbZIP1,3 signaling pathway modulates litchi fruit senescence. The Plant Journal, 2022, 111(3):698-712.

(3)        He MY#, Kong XJ#, Jiang YM, Qu HX*, Zhu H*. MicroRNAs: emerging regulators in horticultural crops. Trends in Plant Science, 202227(9): 936-951.

(4)        He MY, Zhou YJ, Zhu H, Jiang YM, Qu HX*. Metabolome, transcriptome and physiological analyses provide insight into the color transition of litchi pericarp. Postharvest Biology and Technology,2022, 192: 112031.

(5)        Yun Z, Gao HJ, Chen X, Chen ZSZ, Zhang ZK, Li TT, Qu HX*, Jiang YM*. Effects of hydrogen water treatment on antioxidant system of litchi fruit during the pericarp browning.  Food Chemistry, 2021, 336, 127618.

(6)        Tang RF#, Zhou YJ#, Chen ZSZ, Zeng J, Huang H, Jiang YM, Qu HX*, Zhu H*. Involvement of miRNA-mediated anthocyanin and energy metabolism in the storability of litchi fruit. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2020, 165: 111200.

(7)        Zhou YJ, Lai YK, Chen ZSZ, Qu HX*, Ma SM*, Wang Y, Jiang YM. Evolution of physiological characteristics and nutritional quality in fresh goji berry (Lycium barbarum) stored under different temperatures. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 2020, 00: e14835.

(8)        Huang XM, Zhang XL, Jiang XY, Huang SS, Pang XQ, Qu HX*, Zhang ZQ*. Quality retention and selective gene expression of Chinese flowering cabbage as affected by atmosphere gas composition. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 2020, 44:e14548.

(9)        Zhu H#, Chen CJ#, Zeng J, Yun Z, Liu YX, Qu HX, Jiang YM*, Duan XW*, Xia R*. MicroRNA528, a hub regulator modulating ROS homeostasis via dynamic targeting of a diverse set of genes encoding copper-containing proteins in monocots. New Phytologist, 2020, 225, 385-399.

(10)    Huang H*, Guo LF, Wang L, Wang H, Ma SM, Jiang YM, Qu HX*. 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) slows ripening of kiwifruit and affects energy status, membrane fatty acid contents and cell membrane integrity. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2019, 156: 111094.

(11)    Liu J, Li FJ, Shan YX, Zhou YJ, Liang L, Qu HX*, Jiang YM*, Chen JJ. Determination of H+ and Ca2+ fluxes in cold-stored banana fruit using non-invasive micro-test technology. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2019, 153: 169-175.

(12)    Jiang GX#, Yan HL#, Wu FW, Zhang DD, Tan L, Zeng W, Qu HXChen F, Duan XW *, Jiang YM. Litchi fruit LcNAC1 is a target of LcMYC2 and regulator of fruit senescence through its interaction with LcWRKY1. Plant & Cell Physiology, 2017, 58 (6): 1075-1089.

(13)    Yun Z#, Qu HX#Wang H, Zhu F, Zhang ZK, Duan XW, Yang B, Cheng YJ and Jiang YM*. Comparative transcriptome and metabolome provides new insights into the regulatory mechanisms of accelerated senescence in litchi fruit after cold storage. Scientific Reports2016, 6: 19356.

(14)    Huang H*, Jian QJ, Jiang YM, Duan XW, Qu HX*. Enhanced chilling tolerance of banana fruit treated with malic acid prior to low-temperature storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2016, 111, 209-213.

(15)    Yao FR, Zhu H, Yi CJiang YM and Qu HX*. MicroRNAs and targets in senescent litchi fruit during ambient storage and post cold storage shelf-life. BMC Plant Biology, 2015, 15:181.

(16)    Liu T, Wang H, Kuang JF, Sun CD, Shi J, Duan XW, Qu HX* and Jiang YM. Short-term anaerobic, pure oxygen and refrigerated storage conditions affect the energy status and selective gene expression in litchi fruit. LWT-Food Science and Technology, 2015, 60: 1254-1261.

(17)    Yao FR, Huang ZH, Li DM, Wang H, Xu XL, Jiang YM and Qu HX*. Phenolics components, antioxidant enzyme activities and anatomic structure of longan fruit pericarp following treatment with adenylate triphosphate. Scientia Horticulturae, 2014, 180: 6-13.

(18)    Yang JY, Li J, Jiang YM, Duan XW, Qu HX, Yang B, Chen F and Sivvakumar D. Natural occurrence, analysis and prevention of mycotoxins in fruits and their processed products. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition2014, 54:64-83.

(19)    Huang ZH, Guo LF, Wang H, Qu HX*, Ma SM, Liu YF, Huang HW and Jiang YM. Energy status of kiwifruit stored under different temperatures or exposed to long-term anaerobic conditions or pure oxygen. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2014, 98: 56-64.

(20)    Qian ZJ, Wang H, Liu T, Jia YX, Prasad NK, Qu HX*, Duan XW and Jiang YM. Changes in quality attributes of mandarin with- and without-leaf during refrigerated storage. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 2014, 38(1):11-20.

(21)    Wang H, Qian ZJ, Ma SM, Zhou YC, Patrick JW, Duan XW, Jiang YM and Qu HX*. Energy status of ripening and postharvest senescent fruit of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn). BMC Plant Biology, 2013, 13:55.

(22)    Yi C, Jiang YM, Shi J*, Qu HX*, Xue S, Duan XW, Shi JY, Prasad NK. ATP-Regulation of antioxidant properties and phenolics in litchi fruit during browning and pathogen infection process. Food Chemistry, 2010, 118: 42-47.

(23)    Yi C, Jiang YM, Shi J, Qu HX*, Duan XW, Yang B, Prasad NK and Liu T. Effect of ATP on changes of fatty acids in harvested litchi fruit infected by Peronophythora litchii. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 2009, 54: 159-164.

(24)    Yi C, Qu HX*, Jiang YM, Shi J, Duan XW, Joyce DC and Li YB. ATP-induced changes in energy status and membrane integrity of harvested litchi fruit and its relation to pathogen resistance. Journal of Phytopathology, 2008, 156: 365-371.

(25)    Zhou YC, Qu HX, Dibley K, Offler CE and Patrick JW. A suite of novel pH-independent sucrose transporters are expressed in coats of developing legume seeds. The Plant Journal, 2007, 49: 750-764.

(26)    Zhou YC, Setz N, Niemietz C, Qu HX, Offler CE, Tyerman S and Patrick JW. Aquaporins and unloading of phloem-imported water in coats of developing bean seeds. Plant Cell and Environment, 2007, 30: 1566-1577.

(27)    Qu HX, Duan XW, Su XG, Liu H and Jiang YM. Effects of anti-ethylene treatments on the browning and energy metabolism of harvested litchi fruit. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 2006, 46: 1085-1090.

(28)    周宜洁,李新,马三梅,曾少华,王瑛,蒋跃明,屈红霞*。贮藏温度对鲜枸杞类胡萝卜素和氨基酸的影响及调控机制。科学通报202267(Z1):385-395

(29)    李新,周宜洁,唐瑞芳,王瑛,蒋跃明,黄雪梅,马三梅*屈红霞*。贮藏温度对鲜枸杞生理指标和营养品质的影响。食品工业科技20183914):264-269, 281

(30)    屈红霞*,周宜洁,张正科,蒋跃明,段学武,张丹丹。利用荔枝果实筛选果蔬保鲜剂的研究,园艺学报201643S1):2568

(31)    钱政江,刘亭,王慧,屈红霞*,钟彩虹,黄宏文,蒋跃明。采收期和贮藏温度对金艳猕猴桃品质的影响。热带亚热带植物学报201119(2)127-134

(32)    刘亭,钱政江,杨恩,吴富旺,屈红霞*,蒋跃明。呼吸活性和能量代谢与荔枝果实品质劣变的关系。果树学报201027(6)946-951

(33)    刘亭,钱政江,屈红霞*,蒋跃明。利用LI-6262 CO2/H2O分析仪测定果蔬的呼吸强度。保鲜与加工201010(4)55-56

(34)    屈红霞,唐有林,谭兴杰,潘小平,蒋跃明。采后菠萝贮藏品质和果肉细胞超微结构变化。果树学报200118(3)164-167

(35)    屈红霞,孙谷畴,蒋跃明。龙眼果皮显微结构与果实耐贮性关系探讨。武汉植物学研究200119(1)83-85


(36)    屈红霞,唐有林,谭兴杰,潘小平,刘林。低温对贮藏菠萝细胞壁降解的抑制影响。园艺学报2000, 27(1)23-26