Research Groups

Lab of Algal Molecular Genetics & Breeding


Research Interests

1. Molecular biology and genetic breeding of algae;

2. Molecular Genetics and Genomics;

3. Molecular biology of red tide.

Group Members


Dr. SUI Zhenghong  隋正红


Dr. HU Yiyi  胡依依



4 projects of General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

1 project of China Agriculture Research System

1 project of “The Twelfth Five-Year-Plan” in National Science and Technology for the Rural Development in China

1 project of Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (participant)

Representative Publications and Achievements

1. Haihong Chen, Xiaoqing Feng, Minjie Jiang, Baoheng Xiao, Jingyu Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yiyi Hu*, Zhenghong Sui*. Estimating the ploidy of Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis at both the cellular and genomic level. Journal of Phycology 2020, 56:1339-1348.

2. Yiyi Hu, Zhenghong Sui*, Wei Zhou, Jinguo Wang, Minjie Jiang, Haihong Chen, Jingyu Zhang, Wei Zhang, Xiaoqing Feng, Yuehua Lei, Baoheng Xiao and Peng Guo. Heterozygous Single Nucleotide Polymorphic Loci in Haploid Gametophytes of Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta). Frontiers in Genetics 2019, 10: 1256.

3. Sadaf Riaz, Zeeshan Niaz, Sohrab Khan, Yuan Liu*, Zhenghong Sui*. Detection, characterization and expression dynamics of histone proteins in the dinoflagellate Alexandrium pacificum during growth regulation. Harmful Algae 2019, 87: 101630.

4. Sadaf Riaz, Zhenghong Sui*, Zeeshan Niaz, Sohrab Khan, Yuan Liu, Haoxin Liu. Distinctive nuclear features of dinoflagellates with a particular focus on histone and histone-replacement proteins. Microorganisms2018, 6: 128.

5. Yiyi Hu, Zhenghong Sui*, Wei Zhou, Jinguo Wang, Lianpeng Chang, Weihua Guo, Binbin Li. Development of genomic simple sequence repeat markers and genetic diversity analysis of Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta).Journal of Applied Phycology 2018, 30(1): 707-716.

6. Liliang Guo, Zhenghong Sui*, Yuan Liu. Quantitative analysis of dinoflagellates and diatoms community via Miseq sequencing of actin gene and v9 region of 18S rDNA. Scientific Reports 2016, 6: 34709.

7. Wei Zhou, Zhenghong Sui*, Jinguo Wang, Yiyi Hu, Kyoung Ho Kang, Hye Ran Hong, Zeeshan Niaz, Huihui Wei, Qingwei Du, Chong Peng, Ping Mi, Zhou Que. Effects of sodium bicarbonate concentration on growth, photosynthesis and carbonic anhydrase activity of macroalgae Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis, Gracilaria vermiculophylla and Gracilaria chouae (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta). Photosynthesis Research 2016, 128: 259-270.

8. Qingwei Du, Guiqi Bi, Yunxiang Mao*, Zhenghong Sui*. The complete chloroplast genome of Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta) gives new insight into the evolution of family Gracilariaceae.Journal of Phycology 2016, 52 (3): 441-450.

9. Wei Zhou, Zhenghong Sui*, Jinguo Wang, Yiyi Hu, Kyoung Ho Kang, Hak Bae Kim, Zeeshan Niaz. Mass cultivation of economically important red alga Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) from tetraspores and carpospores. Aquaculture 2016, 460: 25-31.

10. Shu Zhang, Zhenghong Sui*, Lianpeng Chang, KyoungHo Kang, Jinhua Ma, Fanna Kong, Wei Zhou, JinguoWang, Liliang Guo, Huili Geng , Jie Zhong, QingxiaMa. Transcriptome de novo assembly sequencing and analysis of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella using the Illumina Platform. Gene 2014, 537: 285–293.