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  • Yang, B., X. Zhou*, and S. Liu*. 2024. Tracing the genealogy origin of geographic populations based on genomic variation and deep learning. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 198: 108142. PDF

  • Otis, G.*, M. J. Huang, N. Kitnya, U. A. A. Sheikh, A. H. Faiz, C. H. Phung, N. Warrit, Y. Q. Peng, X. Zhou, H. M. Oo, and N. Acharya. 2024. The distribution of Apis laboriosa revisited: range extensions and biogeographic affinities. Frontiers in Bee ScienceIn press

  • Frandsen, P. B.*, R. W. Holzenthal, M. Espeland, J. Breinholt, J. A. T. Thorpe, S. Simon, A. Y. Kawahara, D. Plotkin, S. Hotaling, Y. Li, C. R. Nelson, O. Niehuis, C. Mayer, L. Podsiadlowski, A. Donath, B. Misof, E. M. Lemmon, A. Lemmon, J. C. Morse, S. Liu, S. Pauls, and X. Zhou*. 2024.Phylogenomics recovers multiple origins of portable case-making in caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera), nature’s underwater architects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 291: 20240514. PDF

  • Luo, S., X. Zhang, and X. Zhou*. 2024. Temporospatial dynamics and host-specificity of honeybee gut bacteria. Cell Reports 43(7): 114408. PDF

  • Dong, J., L. Qiu, X. Zhou*, and S. Liu*. 2024. Drivers of genomic differentiation landscapes in populations of disparate ecological and geographical settings within mainland Apis ceranaMolecular Ecology 33: e17414.. PDF

  • Shi, X., D. Huang, H. Xu, Z. Ren, Y. Lu, J. An, Y. Zou, Y. Liu, F. Ouyang, D. Chesters, J. Mu, C. He, A. Luo, Q. Zhou, Z. Niu, X. Zhou, L. Zhao, M. Martini, C. Ma, W. Cheng, C. Xia, M. Orr, W. Peng, and C. Zhu*. 2024. Pollinator diversity, pollination services and conservation in agroecosystem: progresses and challenges in China. Integrative Conservation. PDF

  • Yang, C., J. Hu, Q. Su, Z. Zhang, Y. Du, J. Wang, H. Sun, B. Han, J. Tang, L. Guo, H. Li, W. Cai, H. Zheng, X. Zhou*, and X. Zhang*. 2024. A review on recent taxonomic updates of gut bacteria associated with social bees, with a curated genomic reference database. Insect SciencePDF

  • Cheng, R., A. Luo, M. Orr, D. Ge, Z. Hou, Y. Qu, B. Guo, F. Zhang, Z. Sha, Z. Zhao, M. Wang, X. Shi, H. Han, Q. Zhou, Y. Li, X. Liu, C. Shao, A. Zhang, X. Zhou and C. Zhu*. 2024. Cryptic diversity begets challenges and opportunities in biodiversity research. 2024. Integrative ZoologyPDF


  • Guo, L., M. Tang, S. Luo*, and X. Zhou*. 2023. Screening and functional analyses of novel cecropins from insect transcriptome. Insects 14(10): 794. PDF

  • Guo, L., J. Tang, M. Tang, S. Luo*, and X. Zhou*. 2023. Reactive oxygen species are regulated by immune deficiency and Toll pathways in determining host-specificity of honeybee gut bacteria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 120(33): e2219634120. PDF

  • Warrit*, N., J. Ascher*, P. Basu, V. Belavadi, A. Brockmann, D. Buchori, J. B. Dorey, A. Hughes, S. Krishnan, H. T. Ngo, P. Williams, C-D Zhu, D. Abrol, K. Bawa, C. Bhatta, R. M. Borges, S. Bossert, C. Cervancia, N. Chatthanabun, D. Chesters, P. H. Chinh, K. Devkota, H. P. Duc, R. Ferrari, L. Garibaldi, J. Ge, D. Ghosh, D. Huang, C. Jung, A-M Klein, J. B. U. Koch, E. Krichilsky, K. Kunte, T. C. Ling, S. Liu, X. Liu, A. Luo, S. Luo, J. Mu, T. Nidup, Z-Q Niu, A. M. Nur-Zati, S. B. Olsson, G. W. Otis, F. Ouyang, Y-Q Peng, W. Priawandiputra, M. Proshchalykin, R. Raffiudin, A. Rameshkumar, Z. Ren, A. Suruliraj, S. Sane, X. Shi, P. A. Sinu, D. R. Smith, Z. W. W. Soh, H. Somananthan, T. Sritongchuay, A. B. Stewart, C. Sun, M. Tang, C. Thanoosing, T. Tscharntke, N. Vereecken, S. Wang, K. Wayo, S. Wongsiri, X. Zhou, Z. Xie, D. Zhang, Y. Zou, P. Zu, and M. Orr.* 2023. Opportunities and challenges in Asian bee research and conservation. Biological Conservation 285: 110173. PDF

  • Kuhara*, N., T. Nozaki, A. Zhang, and X. Zhou*. 2023. DNA barcoding facilitates discovery and description of two new species of the Mystacides azureus Species Group (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) in Japan. Zootaxa 5306(2): 215-231. PDF

  • Qiu, L., J. Dong, X. Li, S. H. Parey, K. Tan, M. Orr, A. Majeed, X. Zhang, S. Luo, X. Zhou, C. Zhu, T. Ji, Q. Niu, S. Liu*, and X. Zhou*. 2022. Defining honeybee subspecies in an evolutionary context warrants strategized conservation. Zoological Research  44(3): 483-493. PDF


  • Orr*, M. C., A. Feijó, D. Chesters, A. P. Vogler, S. Bossert, R. R. Ferrari, M. J. Costello, A. C. Hughes, L. Krogmann, J. S. Ascher, X. Zhou, D. Li, M. Bai, J. Chen, D. Ge, A. Luo, G. Qiao, P. H. Williams, A. Zhang, K. Ma, F. Zhang, and C. Zhu*. 2022. Six steps for building a technological and knowledge base for future taxonomic work on species. National Science Review 9(12): nwac284. PDF

  • 刘山林, 邱娜, 张纾意, 赵竹楠, 周欣*. 2022. 基因组学技术在生物多样性保护研究中的应用. 生物多样性 30: 22441. PDF

  • 王明强, 罗阿蓉, 周青松, 陈婧婷, 谢婷婷, 李逸, Douglas Chesters, 石晓宇, 肖晖, 刘桓吉, 丁强, 周璇, 罗一平, 路园园, 佟一杰, 赵政宇, 白明, 郭鹏飞, 陈思翀, 中村彰宏, 彭艳琼, 赵延会, 魏淑花, 林晓龙, 陈华燕, 罗世孝, 陆宴辉, 鲁亮, 余建平, 周欣, 邹怡, 路浩, 朱朝东*. 2022. 昆虫多样性30年研究进展. 生物多样性 30: 22454. PDF

  • Li, C., M. Tang, X. Li*, and X. Zhou*. 2022. Community dynamics in structure and function of honey bee gut bacteria in response to winter dietary shifts. mBio 13(5): e01131-22. PDF

  • Su, Q. #, M. Tang#, J. Hu, J. Tang, X. Zhang, X. Li, Q. Niu, X. Zhou, S. Luo*, and X. Zhou*. 2022. Significant compositional and functional variation reveals patterns of gut microbiota evolution among wide-spread Asian honeybee populations. Frontiers in Microbiology 13:934459. PDF

  • Yang, C., Q. Su, M. Tang, S. Luo, H. Zheng, X. Zhang*, and X. Zhou*. 2022. Amplicon sequencing of single-copy protein-coding genes reveals accurate diversity for sequence-discrete microbiome populations. Microbiology Spectrum 10(2): e02105-21. PDF

  • Sun, H., X. Mu, K. Zhang, H. Lang, Q. Su, X. Li, X. Zhou, X. Zhang*, and H. Zheng*. 2022. Geographical resistome profiling in the honeybee microbiome reveals resistance gene transfer conferred by mobilizable plasmids. Microbiome 10: 69. PDF

  • Zhang, W.#, X. Zhang#, Q. Su, M. Tang, H. Zheng, and X. Zhou*. 2022. Genomic features underlying evolutionary transitions of Apibacter to honeybee gut symbionts. Insect Science 29: 259-275. PDF

  • Liu, S.#, D. Lang#, G. Meng, J. Hu, M. Tang, and X. Zhou*. 2022. Tracing the origin of honey products based on metagenomics and machine learning. Food Chemistry​ 371: 131066. PDF


  • Cavill, E. L.*, S. Liu, X. Zhou, and M. T. P. Gilbert. 2021. To bee, or not to bee? One leg is the question. Molecular Ecology Resources 22: 1868-1874. PDF

  • Du, Y., S. Luo*, and X. Zhou*. 2021. Enterococcus faecium regulates honey bee developmental genes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22 (22): 12105. PDF

  • Kohli*, M., H. Letsch, C. Greve, O. Béthoux, I. Deregnaucourt, S. Liu, X. Zhou, A. Donath, C. Mayer, L. Podsiadlowski, S. Gunkel, R. Machida, O. Niehuis, J. Rust, T. Wappler, X. Yu, B. Misof, and J. Ware. 2021. Evolutionary history and divergence times of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) revealed through transcriptomics. iScience 24(11): 103324. PDF

  • Zhang, A. and X. Zhou*. 2021. The larvae of Chinese Hydropsychidae (Insecta: Trichoptera), part III: Hydromanicus melli Complex, H. canaliculatus and H. umbonatusZootaxa 5026(4): 527-540. PDF

  • Letsch, H.*, S. Simon, P. B. Frandsen, S. Liu, R. Machida, C. Mayer, B. Misof, O. Niehuis, X. Zhou, and B. Wipfler*. 2021. Combining molecular data sets with strongly heterogeneous taxon coverage enlightens the peculiar biogeographic history of stoneflies (Insecta: Plecoptera). Systematic Entomology 46(4): 952-967. PDF

  • Guo, Y., J-H Ou, Y. Zan, Y. Wang, H Li, C. Zhu, K. Chen, X. Zhou*, X. Hu*, and Ö. Carlborg*. 2021. Researching on the fine-structure and admixture of the worldwide chicken population reveal connections between populations and important events in breeding history. Evolutionary Applications 15(4): 553-564. PDF

  • Paraskevopoulou, S., S. Käfer, F. Zirkel, A. Donath, M. Petersen, S. Liu, X. Zhou, C. Drosten, B. Misof*, S. Junglen*. 2021. Viromics of extant insect orders unveil the evolution of the flavi-like superfamily. Virus Evolution 7(1): veab030. PDF

  • Schoville, S.*, S. Simon, M. Bai, Z. Beethem, R. Dudko, M. Eberhard, P. Frandsen, S. Küpper, R. Machida, M. Verheij, P. Willadsen, X. Zhou, and B. Wipfler. 2021. Comparative transcriptomics of ice-crawlers demonstrates cold specialization constrains niche evolution in a relict lineage. Evolutionary Applications 14(2): 360-382. PDF

  • Zhang, Z., M. Huang, L. Qiu, R. Song, Z. Zhang, Y. Ding, X. Zhou, X. Zhang*, and H. Zheng*. 2021. Diversity and functional analysis of Chinese bumblebee gut microbiota reveal the metabolic niche and antibiotic resistance variation of GilliamellaInsect Science 28(2): 302-314. PDF

  • Zhang, A. and X. Zhou*. 2021. The larvae of Chinese Hydropsychidae (Insecta: Trichoptera), part II: Potamyia chinensis and Cheumatopsyche trifasciaZootaxa 4926(4): 547-558. PDF

  • Bayless, K. M.*#, M. D. Trautwein#, K. Meusemann, S. Shin, M. Petersen, A. Donath, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Mayer, O. Niehuis, R. S. Peters, R. Meier, S. N. Kutty, S. Liu, X. Zhou, B. Misof, D. K. Yeates, and B. M. Wiegmann. 2021. Beyond Drosophila: resolving the rapid radiation of schizophoran flies with phylotranscriptomics. BMC Biology 19: 23. PDF

  • Olsen, L. K.#*, J. Heckenhauer#, J. S. Sproul#, R. B. Dikow, V. L. Gonzalez, M. P. Kweskin, A. M. Taylor, S. B. Wilson, R. J. Stewart, X. Zhou, R. Holzenthal, S. U. Pauls, and P. B. Frandsen*. 2021. Draft genome assemblies and annotations of Agrypnia vestita Walker, and Hesperophylax magnus Banks reveal substantial repetitive element expansion in tube case-making caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera). Genome Biology and Evolution 13(3): evab013. PDF

  • Paulia, T.*, K. Meusemann, S. Kukowka, M. Sann, A. Donath, C. Mayer, J. P. Oeyen, Y. Ballesteros, A. Berg, E. van den Berghe, H. Escalona, A. Guglielmino, M. Niehuis, M. Olmi, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Polidori, J. de Rondj, P. Rosa, T. Schmitt, F. Strumia, M. Wurdack, S. Liu, X. Zhou, B. Misof, R. S. Peters, and O. Niehuis*. 2020. Analysis of RNA-seq, DNA target enrichment, and Sanger nucleotide sequences resolves deep splits in the phylogeny of cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). Insect Systematics and Diversity 15(1): 1-14. PDF

  • Orr, M. C.*, R. R. Ferrari, A. C. Hughes, J. Chen, J. S. Ascher, Y. Yan, P. H. Williams, X. Zhou, M. Bai, A. Rudoy, F. Zhang, K.-P. Ma, C.-D. Zhu*. 2021. Taxonomy must engage with new technologies and evolve to face future challenges. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5(1): 3-4. PDF


  • 段云峰,王升跃,陈禹保,杨瑞馥,李后开,朱怀球,童贻刚,杜文斌,付钰,胡松年,王军,辛玉华,赵方庆,鲍一明,张雯,曾明,牛海涛,周欣,李岩,崔生辉,袁静,李俊桦,王加义,刘东来,倪铭,孙青,邓晔,朱宝利*。2020。微生物组测序与分析专家共识。生物工程学报 36(12): 2516–2524。PDF

  • Ji, Y.#, X. Li#, T. Ji*, J. Tang#, L. Qiu, J. Hu, J. Dong, S. Luo, S. Liu, P. B. Frandsen, X-G Zhou, S. H. Parey, L. Li, Q. Niu*, and X. Zhou*. 2020. Gene reuse facilitates rapid radiation and independent adaptation to diverse habitats in the Asian honeybee. Science Advances 6(51): eabd3590. PDF

  • Szucsich, N. U. *, D. Bartel, A. Blanke, A. Böhm, A. Donath, M. Fukui, S. Grove, S. Liu, O. Macek, R. Machida, B. Misof, Y. Nakagaki, L. Podsiadlowski, K. Sekiya, S. Tomizuka, B. von Reumont, R. Waterhouse, M. Walzl, G. Meng, X. Zhou, G. Pass, and K. Meusemann*. 2020. Four myriapod relatives – but who are sisters? No end to debates on relationships among the four major myriapod subgroups. BMC Evolutionary Biology 20: 144. PDF

  • Song*, S., O. Béthoux, S. Shin, A. Donath, H. Letsch, S. Liu, D. McKenna, G. Meng, K. Meusemann, B. Misof, L. Podsiadlowski, X. Zhou, B. Wipfler, and S. Simon*. 2020. Phylogenomic analysis sheds light on the evolutionary pathways towards acoustic communication in Orthoptera. Nature Communications 11: 4939. PDF Correction

  • Hao, M.#, Q. Jin#, G. Meng#, C. Yang#, S. Yang, Z. Shi, M. Tang, S. Liu, Y. Li, J. Li, D. Zhang, X. Su, C. Shih, Y. Sun, J. J. Wilson, X. Zhou* and A. Zhang*. 2020. Using full-length metabarcoding and DNA barcoding to infer community assembly for speciose taxonomic groups: a case study. Evolutionary Ecology 34(6), 1063-1088. PDF

  • 韩本凤,周欣,张雪*。2020。基因组学技术在病毒鉴定与宿主溯源中的应用。生物多样性 28(5): 587-595。PDF

  • Legeai, F.#, B. F. Santos#, S. Robin#, A. Bretaudeau, R. B. Dikow, C. Lemaitre, V. Jouan, M. Ravallec, J.-M. Drezen, D. Tagu, G. Gyapay, X. Zhou, S. Liu, B. A. Webb, S. G. Brady, and A.-N. Volkoff*. 2020. Genomic architecture of endogenous ichnoviruses reveals distinct evolutionary pathways leading to virus domestication in parasitic wasps. BMC Biology 18: 89. PDF

  • Rispe#*, C., F. Legeai#*, A. K Arora, P. Baa-Puyoulet, M. Barberà, M. Bouallègue, A. Bretaudeau, J. A. Brisson, F. Calevro, P. Capy, O. Catrice, T. Chertemps, C. Couture, A. E. Douglas, K. Dufault-Thompson, P. Escuer, H. Feng, R. Fernández, T. Gabaldón, GenoTOOL platform, R. Guigó, F. Hilliou, S. Hinojosa, Y. Hsiao, S. Hudaverdian, E. Jacquin-Joly, E. James, S. Johnston, B. Joubard, G. Le Goff, G. Le Trionnaire, S. Liu, H. Lu, M. Maïbèche, D. Martínez-Torres, N. Montagné, N. Moran, M. Makni, M. Marcet-Houben, C. Meslin, P. Nabity, D. Papura, N. Parisot, Y. Rahbé, S. Robin, P. Roux, J. Rozas, A. Ripoll, A. Sánchez-Gracia, J. F. Sánchez-Herrero, D. Santesmasses, M. Tang, K. Thompson, W. Tian, M. van Munster, J. Wemmer, A. C. Wilson, Y. Zhang, C. Zhao, J. Zhao, S. Zhao, X. Zhou, International Aphid Genomics Consortium, F. Delmotte*, and D. Tagu*. 2020. The genome sequence of the grape phylloxera provides insights into the evolution, adaptation, and invasion routes of an iconic pest. BMC Biology 18: 90. PDF Correction

  • Wang, X.#, J. Huang#, P. Wang#, R. Wang, C. Wang, D. Yu, C. Ke, T. Huang, Y. Song, J. Bai, K. Li, L. Ren, M. Rob, H. Han*, X. Zhou*, and Y. Zhao*. 2020. Analysis of the Chinese alligator TCRα/δ loci reveals the evolutionary pattern of atypical TCRδ/TCRμ in tetrapod. Journal of Immunology 205(3): 637-647. PDF

  • Vasilikopoulos, A. #*, B. Misof #*, K. Meusemann, D. Lieberz, T. Flouri, R. G. Beutel, O. Niehuis, T. Wappler, J. Rust, R. S. Peters, A. Donath, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Mayer, D. Bartel, A. Böhm, S. Liu, P. Kapli, C. Greve, J. E. Jepson, X. Liu, X. Zhou, H. Aspöck, and U. Aspöck. 2020. An integrative phylogenomic approach to elucidate the evolutionary history and divergence times of Neuropterida (Insecta: Holometabola). BMC Evolutionary Biology​ 20: 64. PDF Correction

  • Zhang, S., S. Shen, J. Peng, X. Zhou, X. Kong, P. Ren, F. Liu, L. Han*, S. Zhan*, Y. Huang*, A. Zhang*, and Z. Zhang*. 2020. Chromosome-level genome assembly of an important pine defoliator, Dendrolimus punctatus (Lepidoptera; Lasiocampidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 20(4): 1023-1037. PDF

  • Hao, M.#, Q. Jin#, G. Meng#, C. Yang#, S. Yang, Z. Shi, M. Tang, S. Liu, Y. Li, D. Zhang, X. Su, C. Shih, Y. Sun, X. Zhou*, and A. Zhang*. 2020. Regional assemblages shaped by historical and contemporary factors: evidence from a species-rich insect group. Molecular Ecology 29(13): 2492-2510. PDF

  • Thomas, J. A., P. B. Frandsen, E. Prendini, X. Zhou, and R. Holzenthal*. 2020. A multigene phylogeny and timeline for Trichoptera (Insecta). Systematic Entomology 45(3): 670-686. PDF

  • Wipfler, B., W. Koehler, P. Frandsen, A. Donath, S. Liu, R. Machida, B. Misof, R. Peters, S. Shimzu, X. Zhou, and S. Simon. 2020. Phylogenomics changes our understanding about earwig evolution. Systematic Entomology 45(3): 516-526. PDF

  • Wang, J., Q. Su, X. Zhang*, C. Li, S. Luo, X. Zhou, and H. Zheng*. 2020. Entomomonas moraniae gen. nov. sp. nov., a member of the Pseudomonadacea family isolated from the Asian honey bee gut possesses a highly reduced genome. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 70(1): 165-171. PDF

  • Shelomi, M.*, B. Wipfler, X. Zhou, and Y. Pauchet. 2020. Multifunctional cellulase enzymes are ancestral in Polyneoptera. Insect Molecular Biology ​29 (1): 124-135. PDF


  • Käfer, S.#, S. Paraskevopoulou#, F. Zirkel, N. Wieseke, A. Donath, M. Petersen, T. C. Jones, S. Liu, X. Zhou, M. Middendorf, S. Junglen*, B. Misof*, C. Drosten*. Re-assessing the diversity of negative strand RNA viruses in insects. 2019. PloS Pathogens 15(12): e1008224. PDF

  • McKenna*#, D. D., S. Shin#, D. Ahrens, M. Balke, C. Beza, D. J. Clarke, A. Donath, H. E. Escalona, F. Friedrich, H. Letsch, S. Liu, D. Maddison, C. Mayer, B. Misof, P. J. Murin, O. Niehuis, R. S. Peters, L. Podsiadlowski, H. Pohl, E. D. Scully, E. V. Yan, X. Zhou, A. Ślipiński, R. G. Beutel. 2019. The evolution and genomic basis of beetle diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116(49): 24729-24737. PDF

  • Kawahara, A. Y.*, D. Plotkin, M. Espeland, K. Meusemann, E. F.A. Toussaint, A. Donath, F. Gimnich, P. B. Frandsen, A. Zwick, M. dos Reis, J. R. Barber, R. S. Peters, S. Liu, X. Zhou, C. Mayer, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Storer, B. Misof, J. W. Breinholt. 2019. Phylogenomics reveals the evolutionary timing and pattern of butterflies and moths. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116(45): 22657-22663. PDF

  • Vizán-Rico, H. I., C. Mayer, M. Petersen, D. McKenna, X. Zhou, and J. Gómez-Zurita*. 2019. Patterns and constraints in the evolution of sperm individualization genes in insects, with an emphasis on beetles. Genes 10(10): 776. PDF

  • Simon, S., H. Letsch, S. Bank, T. R. Buckley, A. Donath, S. Liu, R. Machida, K. Meusemann, B. Misof, L. Podsiadlowski, X. Zhou, B. Wipfler, and S. Bradler*. 2019. Old World and New World Phasmatodea: phylogenomics resolve the evolutionary history of stick and leaf insects. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7:345. PDF

  • Smet, Y. De, K. Jordaens, M. Tang, G. Sonet, M. Virgilio, A. D. Young, J. H. Skevington, T. Backeljau, S. Liu, X. Zhou, and M. De Meyer. 2019. First mitochondrial genomes of five hoverfly species of the genus Eristalinus (Diptera: Syrphidae). Genome 62(10): 677-687. PDF

  • Lang, D.#, M. Tang#, J. Hu, and X. Zhou*. 2019. Genome-skimming provides accurate quantification for pollen mixtures. Molecular Ecology Resources 19:1433-1446. PDF

  • 唐敏,邹怡,周欣*。2019。洞察景观生态影响蜜蜂健康之新视角——肠道微生物。生物多样性 27(5): 516-525。生物多样性基因组学专辑。PDF

  • 周欣*。2019。运用基因组学方法探究生物多样性:大数据时代的“胡克显微镜”。生物多样性 27(5): 475-479。生物多样性基因组学专辑(编者按)。PDF 

  • Seppey, M., P. Ioannidis, B. C. Emerson, C. Pitteloud, M. Robinson-Rechavi, J. Roux, H. E. Escalona, D. D. McKenna, B. Misof, S. Shin, X. Zhou, R. M. Waterhouse*, and N. Alvarez*. 2019. Genomic signatures accompanying the dietary shift to phytophagy in polyphagan beetles. Genome Biology 20: 98. PDF

  • Adamowicz, S. J.*, J. S. Boatwright, F. Chain, B. L. Fisher, I. D. Hogg, F. Leese, D. A. Lijtmaer, M. Mwale, A. M. Naaum, X. Pochon, D. Steinke, J. J. Wilson, S. Wood, J. Xu, S. Xu, X. Zhou, and M. Van der Bank. 2019. Trends in DNA barcoding and metabarcoding. Genome 62(3): v–viii. PDF

  • Vasilikopoulosa, A.*, M. Balke, R. G. Beutel, A. Donath, L. Podsiadlowski, J. M. Pflug, R. M. Waterhouse, K. Meusemann, R. S. Peters, H. E. Escalona, C. Mayer, S. Liu, L. Hendrich, Y. Alarie, D. T. Bilton, F. Jia, X. Zhou, I. Ribera, D. R. Maddison, O. Niehuis, B. Misof*. 2019. Phylogenomics of the superfamily Dytiscoidea (Coleoptera: Adephaga) with an empirical evaluation of phylogenetic conflict and systematic error. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 135: 270-285. PDF

  • Evangelista, D. A.*#, B. Wipfler*#, O. Béthoux, A. Donath, M. Fujita, M. K. Kohli, J. Korb, F. Legendre, S. Liu, R. Machida, B. Misof, R. S. Peters, L. Podsiadlowski, J. Rust, K. Schuette, W. Tollenaar, J. L. Ware, X. Zhou, K. Meusemann, S. Simon*. 2019. An integrative phylogenomic approach illuminates the evolutionary history of cockroaches and termites (Blattodea). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286(1895): 20182076. PDF

  • Kutty, S. N., K. Meusemann, K. M. Bayless, M. A. T. Marinho, A. C. Pont, X. Zhou, B. Misof, B. M. Wiegmann, D. Yeates, P. Cerretti, R. Meier*, and T. Pape*. 2019. Phylogenomic analysis of Calyptratae: resolving the phylogenetic relationships within a major radiation of Diptera. Cladistics 35(6): 605-622. PDF

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  • Bista, I.*, G. R. Carvalho, M. Tang, K. Walsh, X. Zhou, M. Hajibabaei, S. Shokralla, D. Bradley, S. Liu, M. Christmas, and S. Creer*. 2018. Performance of amplicon and shotgun sequencing for accurate biomass estimation in invertebrate community samples. Molecular Ecology Resources 18(5): 1020-1034. PDF

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  • Pauli, T.*, T. O. Burt, K. Meusemann, K. Bayless, A. Donath, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Mayer, A. Kozlov, A. Vasilikopoulos, S. Liu, X. Zhou, D. Yeates, B. Misof, R. S. Peters, and X. Mengual*. 2018. New data, same story: phylogenomics does not support Syrphoidea (Diptera: Syrphidae, Pipunculidae). Systematic Entomology 43(3):447-459PDF

  • Zhou, C., S. Liu, W. Song, S. Luo, G. Meng, C. Yang, H. Yang, J. Ma, L. Wang, S. Gao, J. Wang, H. Yang, Y. Zhao*, H. Wang*, and X. Zhou*. 2018. Characterization of viral RNA splicing using whole-transcriptome datasets from host species. Scientific Reports 8:3273. PDF 

  • Guo, X. K., J. Ou, S. Liang, X. Zhou and X. Hu*. 2018. Epithelial Hes1 maintains gut homeostasis by preventing microbial dysbiosis. Mucosal Immunology 11: 716-726. PDF

  • Chialvo, C. H. S.*, P. Chialvo, J. D. Holland, T. J. Anderson, J. W. Breinholt, A. Y. Kawahara, X. Zhou, S. Liu, and J. M. Zaspel. 2018. A phylogenomic analysis of lichen-feeding tiger moths uncovers evolutionary origins of host chemical sequestration. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 121: 23-34PDF

  • Peters*, R. S., O. Niehuis, S. Gunkel, M. Bläser, C. Mayer, L. Podsiadlowski, A. Kozlov, A. Donath, K. Meusemann, S. van Noort, S. Liu, X. Zhou, B. Misof, J. Heraty, and L. Krogmann*. 2018. Transcriptome sequence-based phylogeny of chalcidoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) reveals a history of rapid radiations, convergence, and evolutionary success. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 120: 286-296. PDF


  • Li, Y., R. Zhang, S. Liu, A. Donath, R. S. Peters, J. Ware, B. Misof, O. Niehuis, M. E. Pfrender*, and X. Zhou*. 2017. The molecular evolutionary dynamics of Oxidative Phosphorylation (OXPHOS) genes in Hymenoptera. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:269. PDF

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  • Voolstra, C. R., GIGA Community of Scientists (Marcin Adamski, Shobhit Agrawal, Agostinho Antunes, Manuel Aranda, Andy Baxevanis, Mark Blaxter, Thomas Bosch, Heather Bracken-Grissom, Jonathan Coddington, Timothy Collins, Keith Crandall, Mikael Dahl, Daniel Distel, Casey Dunn, Michael Eitel, Jean-Francois Flot, Gonzalo Giribet, Fabrizio Ghiselli, Steven H. D. Haddock, Kevin Kocot, Yi Jin Liew, Audrey Majeske, Bernhard Misof, Christopher Mungal, Stephen J. O’Brien, Timothy Ravasi, Mauro de Freitas Rebelo, Ana Riesgo, Christine Schnitzler, Anja Schulze, Billie Swalla, Denis Tagu, Robert Toonen, Marcela Uliano da Silva, Sergio Vargas, Xin Zhou), G. Wörheide*, and J. V. Lopez*. 2017. Advancing Genomics through the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA). Invertebrate Systematics 31:1-7. PDF

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  • Dowling, D. *, T. Pauli, A. Donath, K. Meusemann, L. Podsiadlowski, M. Petersen, R. S. Peters, C. Mayer, S. Liu, X. Zhou, B. Misof, and O. Niehuis*. 2017. Phylogenetic origin and diversification of RNAi pathway genes in insects. Genome Biology and Evolution 8(12): 3784-3793. PDF


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  • Pauli, T. *, L. Vedder, D. Dowling, M. Petersen, K. Meusemann, A. Donath, R. S. Peters, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Mayer, S. Liu, X. Zhou, P. Heger, T. Wiehe, L. Hering, G. Mayer, B. Misof, and O. Niehuis*. 2016. Transcriptomic data from panarthropods shed new light on the evolution of insulator binding proteins in insects. BMC Genomics 17:861. PDF

  • Droege, G. *, K. Barker, O. Seberg, J. Coddington, E. Benson, W. G. Berendsohn, B. Bunk, C. Butler, E. M. Cawsey, J. Deck, M. Doring, P. Flemons, B. Gemeinholzer, A. Guntsch, T. Hollowell, P. Kelbert, I. Kostadinov, R. Kottmann, R. T. Lawlor, C. Lyal, J. Mackenzie-Dodds, C. Meyer, D. Mulcahy, S. Y. Nussbeck, E. O’Tuama, T. Orrell, G. Petersen, T. Robertson, C. Sohngen, J. Whitacre, J. Wieczorek, P. Yilmaz, H. Zetzsche, Y. Zhang, and X. Zhou. 2016. The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) Data Standard specification. Database-The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation 2016: baw125. PDF

  • Frandsen, P. B. *, X. Zhou, O. Flint Jr., and K. M. Kjer. 2016. Using DNA barcode data to add leaves to the Trichoptera tree of life. In Vshivkova, T. S. and J. C. Morse (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Trichoptera, July 2-7, 2012, Vladivostok, Russia. Zoosymposia 10:193-199. PDF

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  • Zhou, X. *, P. Frandsen, R. W. Holzenthal, C. R. Beet, K. R. Bennett, R. J. Blahnik, N. Bonada, D. Cartwright, S. Chuluunbat, G. V. Cocks, G. E. Collins, J. deWaard, J. Dean, O. Flint, M. R. Gonzalez, A. Hausmann, L. Hendrich, M. Hess, I. D. Hogg, B. C. Kondratieff, H. Malicky, M. A. Milton, J. Morinière, J. C. Morse, S. Pauls, A. Rinne, J. Robinson, J. Salokannel, M. Shackleton, B. Smith, A. Stamatakis, R. StClair, J. A. Thomas, C. Zamora-Muñoz, T. Ziesmann, and K. M. Kjer*. 2016. The Trichoptera barcode initiative: a strategy for generating a species-level Tree of Life. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biology Science 371 (1702):20160025. PDF

  • Zhou. C., M. Tan, S. Du, R. Zhang, R. Machida, and X. Zhou*. 2016. The mitochondrial genome of the winter stonefly Apteroperla tikumana (Plecoptera, Capniidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A 27(4): 3030-3032. PDF

  • Tan, M., R. Zhang, C. Xiang, and X. Zhou*. 2016. The complete mitochondrial genome of the pumpkin fruit fly, Bactrocera tau (Diptera: Tephritidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part A 27(4): 2502-2503. PDF

  • Shelomi, M.*, E. G. J. Danchin, D. Heckel, B. Wipfler, S. Bradler, X. Zhou, and Y. Pauchet. 2016. Horizontal gene transfer of pectinases from bacteria preceded the diversification of stick and leaf insects. Scientific Reports 6:26388. PDF

  • Crampton-Platt, A., D. W. Yu, X. Zhou, and A. P. Vogler*. 2016. Mitochondrial metagenomics: letting the genes out of the bottle. GigaScience 5:15. PDF

  • Derst, C., H. Dircksen, K. Meusemann, X. Zhou, S. Liu, and R. Predel*. 2016. Evolution of neuropeptides in non-pterygote hexapods. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:51. PDF

  • Toussaint, E. F. A., R. G. Beutel, J. Morinière, F. Jia, S. Xu, M. C. Michat, X. Zhou, D. T. Bilton, I. Ribera, J. Hájek, and M. Balke*. 2016. Molecular phylogeny of the highly disjunct cliff water beetles from South Africa and China (Coleoptera, Aspidytidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176(3): 537-546. PDF

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  • Stoev, P.*, A. Komerički, N. Akkari, S. Liu, X. Zhou, A. Weigand, J. Hostens, C. Hunter, S. Edmunds, D. Porco, M. Zapparoli, T. Georgiev, D. Mietchen, D. Roberts, S. Faulwetter, V. Smith, and L. Penev. 2013. Eupolybothrus cavernicolus Komerički & Stoev sp. n. (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae): the first eukaryotic species description combining transcriptomic, DNA barcoding and micro-CT imaging data. Biodiversity Data Journal 1: e1013. PDF

  • Liu, S., Y. Li, J. Lu, X. Su, M. Tang, R. Zhang, L. Zhou, C. Zhou, Q. Yang, Y. Ji, D. W. Yu, and X. Zhou*. 2013. SOAPBarcode: revealing arthropod biodiversity through assembly of Illumina shotgun sequences of PCR amplicons. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 1142-1150. PDF

  • i5K Consortium (Evans, J. D.*, S. J. Brown, K. J. Hackett, G. Robinson, S. Richards, D. Lawson, C. Elsik, J. Coddington, O. Edwards, S. Emrich, T. Gabaldon, M. Goldsmith, G. Hanes, B. Misof, M. Muñoz-Torres, O. Niehuis, A. Papanicolaou, M. Pfrender, M. Poelchau, M. Purcell-Miramontes, H. M. Robertson, O. Ryder, D. Tagu, T. Torres, E. Zdobnov, G. Zhang, and X. Zhou). 2013. The i5K Initiative: Advancing Arthropod Genomics for Knowledge, Human Health, Agriculture and the Environment. Journal of Heredity 104(5): 595-600. PDF

  • Zhou, X.*, Y. Li, S. Liu, Q. Yang, X. Su, L. Zhou, M. Tang, R. Fu, J. Li, and Q. Huang. 2013. Ultra-deep sequencing enables high-fidelity recovery of biodiversity for bulk arthropod samples without PCR amplification. GigaScience 2:4.  PDF

  • Ruiter, D. E., E. E. Boyle, and X. Zhou*. 2013. DNA barcoding facilitates associations and diagnoses for Trichoptera larvae of the Churchill (Manitoba, Canada) area. BMC Ecology 13:5. PDF

  • You, M.#*, Z. Yue#, W. He#, X. Yang#*, G. Yang#, M. Xie#, D. Zhan, S. W. Baxter, L. Vasseur, G. M. Gurr, C. J. Douglas, J. Bai, P. Wang, K. Cui, S. Huang, X. Li, Q. Zhou, Z. Wu, Q. Chen, C. Liu, B. Wang, X. Li, X. Xu, C. Lu, M. Hu, J. W. Davey, S. M. Smith, M. Chen, X. Xia, W. Tang, F. Ke, D. Zheng, Y. Hu, F. Song, Y. You, X. Ma, L. Peng, Y. Zheng, Y. Liang, Y. Chen, L. Yu, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu, G. Li, L. Fang, J. Li, X. Zhou, Y. Luo, C. Gou, J. Wang, J. Wang, H. Yang, J. Wang*. 2013. A heterozygous moth genome provides insights into herbivory and detoxification. Nature Genetics 45(2): 220-225. PDF



  • Hernández-Triana, L. M.*, J. L. Crainey, A. Hall, F. Fatih, J. Mackenzie-Dodds, A. J. Shelley, X. Zhou, R. J. Post, T. R. Gregory, and P. D. N. Hebert. 2012. DNA barcodes reveal cryptic genetic diversity within the blackfly subgenus Trichodagmia Enderlein (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium) and related taxa in the New World. Zootaxa 3514: 43–69. PDF

  • Harvey, L. E., C. J. Geraci, J. L. Robinson, J. C. Morse*, K. M. Kjer, and X. Zhou. 2012. Diversity of mitochondrial and larval morphology characters in the genus Diplectrona (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) in the eastern United States. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 5(3-4):191-211. PDF

  • Webb, J. M.*, L. M. Jacobus, D. H. Funk, X. Zhou, B. Kondratieff, C. J. Geraci, R. E. DeWalt, D. J. Baird, B. Richard, I. Phillips, and P. D. N. Hebert. 2012. A DNA barcode library for North American Ephemeroptera: progress and prospects. PLoS ONE 7(5): e38063. PDF

  • Smith, M. A.*, C. Bertrand, K. Crosby, E. S. Eveleigh, J. Fernandez-Triana, B. L. Fisher, J. Gibbs, M. Hajibabaei, W. Hallwachs, K. Hind, J. Hrcek, D. Huang, M. Janda, D. H. Janzen, Y. Li, S. Miller, L. Packer, D. Quicke, S. Ratnasingham, J. Rodriguez, R. Rougerie, M. R. Shaw, C. Sheffield, J. K. Stahlhut, D. Stienke, J. B. Whitfield, M. Wood, and X. Zhou. 2012. Wolbachia and DNA barcoding insects: patterns, potential, and problems. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36514. PDF

  • Curry, C. J.*, X. Zhou, and D. J. Baird. 2012. Congruence of biodiversity measures among larval dragonflies and caddisflies from three Canadian rivers. Freshwater Biology 57(3): 628-639. PDF



  • Shokralla, S.*, X. Zhou, D. Janzen, W. Hallwachs, J-F Landry, L. M. Jacobus, and M. Hajibabaei. 2011. Pyrosequencing for mini-barcoding of fresh and old museum specimens. PLoS ONE 6(7): e21252. PDF

  • Hajibabaei, M.*, S. Shokralla, X. Zhou, G. A. C. Singer, and D. J. Baird. 2011. Environmental barcoding: a next-generation sequencing approach for biomonitoring applications using river benthos. PLoS ONE 6(4): e17497. PDF

  • Zhou, X.*, J. L. Robinson, C. J. Geraci, C. R. Parker, O. S. Flint, Jr., D. Etnier, D. Ruiter, R. E. DeWalt, L. M. Jacobus, and P. D. N. Hebert. 2011. Accelerated construction of a regional DNA barcode reference library: caddisflies (Trichoptera) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Freshwater Science 30(1): 131-162. PDF

  • Baird, D. J.*, T. J. Pascoe, X. Zhou, and M. Hajibabaei. 2011. Building freshwater macroinvertebrate DNA-barcode libraries from reference collection material: formalin preservation versus specimen age. Freshwater Science 30(1): 125-130. PDF

  • Geraci, C. J.*, M. A. Al-Saffar, and X. Zhou. 2011. DNA barcoding facilitates description of unknown faunas: a case study on Trichoptera in the headwaters of the Tigris River, Iraq. Freshwater Science 30(1): 163-173. PDF



  • Pauls, S. U.*, R. J. Blahnik, X. Zhou, C. T. Wardwell, and R. W. Holzenthal. 2010. DNA barcode data confirm new species and reveal cryptic diversity in Chilean Smicridea (Smicridea) (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae). Freshwater Science  29(3): 1058-1074. PDF

  • Geraci, C. J.*, X. Zhou*, J. C. Morse, and K. M. Kjer. 2010. Defining the genus Hydropsyche (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) based on DNA and morphological evidence. Freshwater Science 29(3): 918-933. PDF

  • Zhou, X.*, L. M. Jacobus, R. E. DeWalt, S. J. Adamowicz, and P. D. N. Hebert. 2010. Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera fauna of Churchill (Manitoba, Canada): insights into biodiversity patterns from DNA barcoding. Freshwater Science 29(3): 814-837. PDF

  • Li, Y., X. Zhou, G. Feng, H. Hu, L. Niu, P. D. N. Hebert, and D. Huang*. 2010. COI and ITS2 sequences delimit species, reveal cryptic taxa and host specificity of fig-associated Sycophila (Hymenoptera, Eurytomidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 31-40. PDF



  • Zhou, X.*, S. J. Adamowicz, L. M. Jacobus, R. E. DeWalt, and P. D. N. Hebert. 2009. Towards a comprehensive barcode library for arctic life—Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Frontiers in Zoology 6:30. PDF

  • Zhou, X.* 2009. The larvae of Chinese Hydropsychidae (Insecta: Trichoptera), Part I: Arctopsyche shimianensis, Parapsyche sp. A, and Diplectrona obscura. Zootaxa 2174: 1-17. PDF



  • Zhou, X.*, K. M. Kjer, and J. C. Morse. 2007. Associating larvae and adults of Chinese Hydropsychidae (Insecta: Trichoptera) using DNA sequences. Freshwater Science 26(4): 719-742. PDF


  • 周欣*,孙路,潘文石,吕植,倪一农。2001。秦岭南坡蝶类区系研究。北京大学学报(自然科学版),37(4): 454-469。PDF

Books and book chapters

  • 郜恒骏主编。2017。《中国生物样本库-理论与实践》。北京:科学出版社。ISBN:978-7-03-051888-0。786页。(主要编写人员之一)。

  • 蔡邦华著。2017。《昆虫分类学-修订版》。蔡晓明,黄复生修订。修订委员会:主任尹文英;副主任程家安,彩万志,乔格侠,蔡恒胜;委员:彩万志,蔡恒胜,蔡晓明,陈学新,程家安,何俊华,黄复生,李绍文,李兆麟,梁爱萍,乔格侠,苏德明,唐觉,吴燕如,杨定,杨平世,杨星科,殷惠芬,尹文英,袁锋,张雅林,周欣。主编:蔡晓明,黄复生。化学工业出版社。“十二五”国家重点图书。ISBN 978-7-122-25383-5。1149页。

  • Pan, W. *, Z. Lü, X. Zhu, D. Wang, H. Wang, Y. Long, D. Fu, and X. Zhou. 2014. A chance for lasting survival, ecology and behavior of wild giant pandas. Eds. W. J. McShea, R. B. Harris, D. Garshelis, and D. Wang. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. Washington D.C. 370pp. ISBN 978-1-935623-17-5. [Book chapter].

  • 潘文石,吕植,朱小健,王大军,王昊,龙玉,付达丽,周欣。2001。 《继续生存的机会》。 北京大学出版社。北京。ISBN 7-301-04720-7。522页。[Book chapter, in Chinese].

Conference proceedings and abstracts

  • Kjer, K. * and X. Zhou. 2015. The global Trichoptera Barcode of Life campaign: implications and applications. Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference. Genome 58:238.[Conference abstract].

  • Mitterboeck, T. F. *, S. Liu, R. Zhang, W. Song, L. Zhou, J. Fu, S. J. Adamowicz, and X. Zhou. 2015. Testing for positive selection in mitochondrial and nuclear energy-related genes in Pterygota insects. Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference. Genome 58:257. [Conference abstract].

  • Yu, D. W.*, M. Tang, C. J. Hardman, Y. Ji, S. Liu, T. Nevard, S. G. Potts, and X. Zhou. 2015. High-throughtput monitoring of wild bee diversity and abundance via mitogenomics. Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference. Genome 58:299-300. [Conference abstract].

  • Zhou, X.*, and K. Kjer. 2015. The use of DNA barcoding in large-scale ’omics projects. Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference. Genome 58:302. [Conference abstract].

  • Zhou, X.*, L. M. Jacobus, and P. D. N. Hebert. 2008. DNA barcoding North American mayflies – a call for international collaboration. The Mayfly Newsletter 15 (2): 1-3. PDF

  • Zhou, X.*, K. M. Kjer, and J. C. Morse. 2008. An introduction to the species delimitation and larval-adult association of Chinese Hydropsychidae using independent DNA sequences and adult morphology. pp. 355-368. In Bueno-Soria, J., R. Barba-Álvarez, and B. Armitage (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Trichoptera, June 18-22, 2006, Mexico City, Mexico. The Caddis Press. [Conference proceedings]. PDF

Dissertation and thesis

  • Zhou, X.*  2007. The larvae of Chinese Hydropsychidae (Insecta: Trichoptera): delimiting species boundaries using morphology and DNA sequences. Ph.D. dissertation. Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. 249pp. [Ph. D. dissertation]. PDF

  • 周欣。2000。《森林采伐对尺蛾群落结构及多样性的影响》。硕士论文。北京大学。38页。[Master thesis, in Chinese]. PDF

  • 周欣。1997。《秦岭南坡哺乳动物、鸟类、蝶类生物多样性及区系研究》。学士论文。北京大学。31页。[Undergranduate thesis, in Chinese].

F1000 Recommendations

  • Zhou X and Luo S: Faculty Opinions Recommendation of [Li Y et al., Cell 2022]. In Faculty Opinions, 27 Jul 2022;10.3410/f.742248834.793594411

  • Zhou X: Faculty Opinions Recommendation of [Shao X et al., Curr Biol 2021]. In Faculty Opinions, 11 Oct 2021; 10.3410/f.740852157.793588759

  • Zhou X and Luo S: Faculty Opinions Recommendation of [Arnold SEJ et al., Curr Biol 2021]. In Faculty Opinions, 26 Aug 2021; 10.3410/f.740554938.793587734

  • Zhou X and Luo S: Faculty Opinions Recommendation of [Zhou W et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2020]. In Faculty Opinions, 17 Dec 2020; 10.3410/f.739173648.793581084

  • Zhou X: Faculty Opinions Recommendation of [Mattila HR et al., PLoS ONE 2020 15(12):e0242668]. In Faculty Opinions, 17 Dec 2020; 10.3410/f.739181756.793581095

  • Zhou X and Luo S: Faculty Opinions Recommendation of [Guo X et al., Nature 2020584(7822):584-588]. In Faculty Opinions, 02 Sep 2020; 10.3410/f.738481948.793577735

  • Zhou X and Luo S: Faculty Opinions Recommendation of [Yuan D et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2020]. In Faculty Opinions, 23 Apr 2020; 10.3410/f.737715076.793573324

  • Zhou X: Faculty Opinions Recommendation of [Yang CQ et al., Front Ecol Evol 2020 8]. In Faculty Opinions, 22 Apr 2020; 10.3410/f.737703679.793573241

  • Zhou X and Luo S: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Zhang L et al., Nature 2020577(7788):79-84]. In F1000Prime, 02 Jan 2020;10.3410/f.737107030.793569019

  • Zhou X: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Williams MA et al., Mol Ecol Resour 2019 19(5):1106-1114]. In F1000Prime, 25 Oct 2019; 10.3410/f.735955522.793566291

  • Zhou X and Luo S: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Tian L et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2019]. In F1000Prime, 08 Aug 2019; 10.3410/f.735650377.793563472

  • Zhou X and Luo S: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Jin H et al., Sci Adv 2019 5(4):eaav7569]. In F1000Prime, 13 Jun 2019; 10.3410/f.735529073.793561160

  • Zhou X and Luo S: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Maire J et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2019 116(12):5623-5632]. In F1000Prime, 18 Apr 2019; 10.3410/f.735222262.793558811

  • Zhou X and Luo S: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Xu HX et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2018 116(2):490-495]. In F1000Prime, 08 Jan 2019; 10.3410/f.734687226.793554709

  • Zhou X and Luo S: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Shukla SP et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2018 115(44):11274-11279]. In F1000Prime, 10 Dec 2018; 10.3410/f.734240752.793553683

  • Zhou X and Luo S: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Xu J et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2018 115(35):8757-8762]. In F1000Prime, 03 Oct 2018; 10.3410/f.733769924.793551101

  • Zhou X and Luo S: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Rubin JJ et al., Sci Adv 20184(7):eaar7428]. In F1000Prime, 13 Jul 2018;10.3410/f.733579387.793548037

  • Zhou X and Luo S: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Bourguignon T et al., Curr Biol 2018 28(4):649-654.e2]. In F1000Prime, 11 Jun 2018; 10.3410/f.732647666.793546599

  • Zhou X: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Zheng H et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2017 114(18):4775-4780]. In F1000Prime, 18 Sep 2017; 10.3410/f.727514776.793536563

  • Zhou X: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Linz DM and Tomoyasu Y, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2018 115(4):E658-E667]. In F1000Prime, 23 Mar 2018; 10.3410/f.732442363.793543785

  • Zhou X: F1000Prime Recommendation of [Santos ME et al., Science 2017358(6361):386-390]. In F1000Prime, 20 Dec 2017;10.3410/f.732010448.793540575


  • 蒙冠良,周程冉,刘山林,周欣*. 2021. 基于转录组数据和短序列测序的系统发育研究方. Bio- 101: e1010649. doi: 10.21769/BioProtoc.1010649

  • 杨琛涛, 周程冉, 刘山林, 周欣*. 2021. 基于高通量测序的全长DNA条形码获取方法. Bio-101: e1010640. doi: 10.21769/BioProtoc.1010640

  • Luo, S. and Zhou, X. 2021. Strand-specific lncRNA sequencing and analysis.

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