© 2019 by Xin Zhou

The Zhou lab, China Agricultural University


November 19, 2019

1KITE-Coleoptera:multiple horizontal gene transfer events may have enabled the diversification of phytophagous beetles. 

McKenna*#, D. D., S. Shin#, D. Ahrens, M. Balke, C. Beza-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...

October 23, 2019


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....

October 7, 2019

1KITE: Phasmatodea

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. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.0...

July 22, 2019

In our recent paper, a direct shotgun sequencing based approach (genome skimming) enabled quantitative measurement of pollen composition. In a series of mock samples, we demonstrated that the genome skimming method was both sensitive and accurate in revealing the diversity of pollen species, including species richness and relative abundance. The new metho...

June 30, 2019

Thanks to all contributing authors, we managed to organize 9 papers in this very first special issue on biodiversity genomics! The topics cover freshwater monitoring, detection of invasive species, diet analysis of carnivores, microbiota of model animals and bees, along with new informatics pipelines. These papers show diverse applications of metabarcodin...

May 17, 2019

It's the time of the year again. Hope for the best for all of you.

March 11, 2019

The CAU-NextOmics Joint Laboratory of Insect Genomics celebrated its grant opening! Having fun with Nanopore. 

January 14, 2019

Phylogenomics suggested that early flying insects probably started on land habitat, NOT aquatic. 

Wipfler, B.*#, H. Letsch#, P. B. Frandsen#, P. Kapli#, C. Mayer#, D. Bartel, T. R. Buckley, A. Donath, J. S. Edgerly-Rooks, M. Fujita, S. Liu, R. Machida, Y. Mashimo, B. Misof, O. Niehuis, R. S. Peters, 
M. Petersen, L. Podsiadlowski, K. Schütte, S. Shimizu, T...

December 2, 2018


Johnson, K. P.*, C. H. Dietrich, F. Friedrich, R. G. Beutel, B. Wipfler, R. S. Peters, J. M. Allen, M. Petersen, A. Donath, K. K. O. Walden, A. M. Kozlov, L. Podsiadlowski, C. Mayer, K. Meusemann, A. Vasilikopoulos, R. M. Waterhouse, S. L. Cameron, C. Weirauch, D. R. Swanson, D. M. Percy, N. B. Hardy, I. Terry, S. Liu, X. Zhou, B. Miso...

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