Research Groups

Lab of Seaweed Genetics & Breeding


Research Interests

1. Characterization of molecular mechanisms and genetic locus of important economic trait about seaweed

2. Construction of breeding technological platform of seaweed

3. Selection breeding and industry application of improved cultivars

Group Members


Dr. MAO Zhaolan  莫照兰


Dr. DU Guoying  杜国英


Dr. KONG Fanna  孔凡娜

Associate Professor

Dr. WANG Dongmei  王冬梅

Associate Professor

WANG Hualong

Dr. TANG Xianghai  唐祥海

Associate Professor


1. project of General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China ( NSFC)

2. project of general program of Shandong Natural Science Foundation (SDNSF)

3. project of Marine S&T Fund of Shandong Province for Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Investigate)

4. project of Shandong Province Key Research and Development Program (Investigate)

5. project of National Key Research and Development Program of China (Participant)

Representative Publications and Achievements

1. Che S, Du GY*, Wang N, He K, Mo ZL, Sun B, Chen Y, Mao YX. Biomass estimation of cultivated red algae Pyropia using unmanned aerial platform based multispectral imaging. Plant Methods. 2021,17:12 (IF: 3.61)

2. Li J, Tang L, Wang P, Li G, Mo Z*. Identification and application of t3ss translocation signal in Edwardsiella piscicida attenuated carrier as a bivalent vaccine. Journal of Fish Diseases, 2021. DOI: 10.1111/jfd.13338 (IF: 2.318)

3. Wang L, Xu L, Tang XL, Wang JH, Kong FN*, Mao YX*. Construction of high-density genetic linkage map of Pyropia yezoensis (Bangiales, Rhodophyta) and identifi cation of red color trait QTLs in the thalli. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. 2021. (IF:0.617)

4. Wang DM, Yu XZ, Xu KP, Bi GQ, Cao M, et al. Bhattacharya Debashish*, Mao YX*. Pyropia yezoensis genome reveals diverse mechanisms of carbon acquisition in the intertidal environment. Nature Communications, 2020, 12 (1):4028. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17689-1. (IF: 12.12)

5. Li J, Tang L, Li SF, Li GY, Mo ZL*. The efficacy and side-effects of oil-based adjuvants emulsified Vibrio anguillarum bivalent inactivated vaccine in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) under production mode[J]. Aquaculture, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735259 (IF: 3.23)

6. Wang DM, You YX, et al. Mao YX*, Poetsch Ansgar. Comparative quantitative proteomics reveals the desiccation stress responses of the intertidal seaweed Pyropia haitanensis. Journal of Phycology, 2020, (IF: 2.76)

7. Kong FN*, Cao M, Li N, Sun B, Sun MJ and Mao YX. Genome-wide identification, phylogeny, and expressional profiles of the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase (MAPKKK) gene family in Pyropia yezoensis. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2020. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00193. (IF: 30478)

8. Cao M; Xu KP; Yu XXZ; Bi GQ ; Liu Y; Kong FN ; Sun PP; Tang XH; Du GY; Ge Y; Wang DM*; Mao YX*. A chromosome-level genome assembly of Pyropia haitanensis (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). Molecular Ecology Resources. 2019. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.13102 (IF:6.563)

9. Sun PP, Tang XH, Bi GQ, Xu KP, Kong FN*, Mao YX*. Gene expression profiles of Pyropia yezoensis in response to dehydration and rehydration stresses. Marine Genomics, 2019, 43, 43-49. (IF:1.672)

10. Du GY*, Yan HM, Liu CR, Mao YX. Behavioral and physiological photoresponses to light intensity by intertidal microphytobenthos. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. 2018. 36: 293-304. (IF:0.617)