Qi Li

Qi Li


Laboratory of Shellfish Genetic and Breeding

Department of Aquaculture, Fisheries College, Ocean University of China

5 Yushan Road, Qingdao 266003, P. R. China        

Phone: +86-532-82031622; Fax: +86-532-82031622

Email: qili66@ouc.edu.cn


PhD, Aquaculture, Tohuku University (Sendai), 1997

MS, Aquaculture, Ocean University of China (Qingdao), 1991

BS, Aquaculture, Ocean University of China (Qingdao), 1988


Research Interests:

His main research interests include genetics and reproduction of marine molluscs and sea cucumber. His laboratory investigates molluscan population genetics, phylogenetics, reproductive biology, and genetic improvement of the Pacific oyster.


1. Ni, G., Q. Li, L.F. Kong, and H. Yu. 2013. Comparative phylogeography in marginal seas of the northwestern Pacific. Molecular ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.12620.

2. Nie, H.T., Q. Li, X.L. Zhao, and L.F. Kong. 2013. Genetic Positioning of Centromeres through Half-Tetrad Analysis in Gynogenetic Diploid Families of the Zhikong Scallop (Chlamys farreri). Marine Biotechnology. 15:1-15.

3. Yuan, Y., Q. Li, H. Yu, and L.F. Kong. 2012. The Complete Mitochondrial Genomes of Six Heterodont Bivalves (Tellinoidea and Solenoidea): Variable Gene Arrangements and Phylogenetic Implications. Plos One. 7:e32353.

4. Zhao, X.L., H. Yu, L.F. Kong, and Q. Li. 2012. Transcriptomic Responses to Salinity Stress in the Pacific Oyster Crassostrea gigas. Plos One. 7:e46244.

5. Zou, S.M., Q. Li, and L.F. Kong. 2012. Monophyly, Distance and Character-Based Multigene Barcoding Reveal Extraordinary Cryptic Diversity in Nassarius: A Complex and Dangerous Community. Plos One. 7:e26619.

6. Zou, S.M., Q. Li, and L.F. Kong. 2012. Multigene Barcoding and Phylogeny of Geographically Widespread Muricids (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda) Along the Coast of China. Marine Biotechnology. 14:21-34.

7. Sun, Y., Q. Li, L.F. Kong, and X.D. Zheng. 2012. DNA barcoding of Caenogastropoda along coast of China based on the COI gene. Molecular Ecology Resources. 12:209-218.

8. Ni, G., Q. Li, L.F. Kong, and X.D. Zheng. 2012. Phylogeography of Bivalve Cyclina sinensis: Testing the Historical Glaciations and Changjiang River Outflow Hypotheses in Northwestern Pacific. Plos One. 7:e49487.

9. Ni, G., Q. Li, L.F. Kong, and X.D. Zheng. 2012. Phylogeography of the bivalve Tegillarca granosa in coastal China: implications for management and conservation. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 452:119-130.

10. Guo, X., Q. Li, Q.Z. Wang, and L.F. Kong. 2012. Genetic Mapping and QTL Analysis of Growth-Related Traits in the Pacific Oyster. Marine Biotechnology. 14:218-226.

11. Zou, S.M., Q. Li, L.F. Kong, H. Yu, and X.D. Zheng. 2011. Comparing the Usefulness of Distance, Monophyly and Character-Based DNA Barcoding Methods in Species Identification: A Case Study of Neogastropoda. Plos One. 6:e26619.

12. Zou, S.M., Q. Li, and L.F. Kong. 2011. Additional gene data and increased sampling give new insights into the phylogenetic relationships of Neogastropoda, within the caenogastropod phylogenetic framework. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 61:425-435.

13. Yu, H., and Q. Li. 2011. Mutation and Selection on the Wobble Nucleotide in tRNA Anticodons in Marine Bivalve Mitochondrial Genomes. Plos One. 6:e16147.

14. Nie, H.T., Q. Li, and L.F. Kong. 2011. Microsatellite-centromere mapping in sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus) using gynogenetic diploid families. Aquaculture. 319:67-71.

15. Liu, J., Q. Li, L.F. Kong, and X.D. Zheng. 2011. Cryptic diversity in the pen shell Atrina pectinata (Bivalvia: Pinnidae): high divergence and hybridization revealed by molecular and morphological data. Molecular Ecology. 20:4332-4345.

16. Liu, J., Q. Li, L.F. Kong, H. Yu, and X.D. Zheng. 2011. Identifying the true oysters (Bivalvia: Ostreidae) with mitochondrial phylogeny and distance-based DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources. 11:820-830.

17. Chen, J., Q. Li, L.F. Kong, and H. Yu. 2011. How DNA Barcodes Complement Taxonomy and Explore Species Diversity: The Case Study of a Poorly Understood Marine Fauna. Plos One. 6:e21326.

18. Chen, J., Q. Li, L.F. Kong, and X.D. Zheng. 2011. Molecular phylogeny of venus clams (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Veneridae) with emphasis on the systematic position of taxa along the coast of mainland China. Zoologica Scripta. 40:260-271.

19. Sun, X.J., Q. Li, and L.F. Kong. 2010. Comparative mitochondrial genomics within sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus): Provide new insights into relationships among color variants. Aquaculture. 309:280-285.

20. Li, Q., L. Chen, and L. Kong. 2009. A genetic linkage map of the sea cucumber, Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka), based on AFLP and microsatellite markers. Animal Genetics. 40:678-685.