Zhi-Xiong Xu: Plant Physiology First Author

Zhi-Xiong Xu, co-first author of “Symbiosis between Dendrobium catenatum protocorms and Serendipita indica involves the plant hypoxia response pathway”

Current position: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Assistant engineer.

Educational experience: 2018/9-2021/6, Yunnan University, ecology, Master of Science; 2014/9-2018/6, Kunming University, biology, Bachelor of Science.

Non-Scientific Interests: play basketball.

Brief Bio:

In 2014, I entered the Department of Life Science and Technology of Kunming University to study, which cultivated my keen interest in biology and planted a seed of science in my heart. In 2018, I had the honor to join the team of professor Gao Jiangyun in Yunnan University as a postgraduate student. I followed associate professor Han Jiajia to carry out research on the symbiotic relationship between orchid plants and mycorrhizal fungi. After more than three years of research and exploration, our study revealed that S. indica is widely compatible with orchids and that ADH and its related hypoxia-responsive pathway are involved in establishing successful symbiotic relationships in germinating orchids. At present, I have been employed in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences and undertaken the biological monitoring work, which opens another chapter in my story with plants. I hope I can find more wonderful stories about plants.


目前职位:中国科学院西双版纳热带植物园 助理工程师


2018/9-2021/6 云南大学 生态学 理学硕士

2014/9-2018/6 昆明学院 生物学 理学学士