Research Groups

Lab of Algal Biotechnology & Breeding


Research Interests

1. Genetic breeding and cultivation technology for algae such as Gracilariaceae, Arthrospira, Haematoccus pluvialis, and Aurantiochytrium limacinum;

2. Heterogeneous expression and in vitro assemblage of phycobiliprotein with optical activities;

3. Reproductive and developmental studies for Gracilariaceae and other related red seaweeds.

Group Members



Dr. ZANG Xiaonan  臧晓南


Dr. XU Di  徐涤

Associate Professor



1 project of National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 program)

5 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

1 project of Key projects of the Ministry of Education, China

1 project of Research Award Fund for Young and Middle-aged Scientists of Shandong Province

1 project of National Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province

1 project of Ph.D. Programs Foundation of Ministry of Education of China



3 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

1 project of National Science and Technology Major Project of China

1 project of China Agriculture Research System

1 project of Key Program of Science and Technology Innovation Ningbo

1 project of Ministry of Science and Technology Fund Project for transformation of agricultural scientific and technological achievements

1 project of Special Fund for Agro-Scientific Research in the Public Interest

Representative Publications and Achievements

1、Yalin Guo, Xiaonan Zang*, Xuexue Cao, Feng Zhang, Deguang Sun, Menghui Shang, Rui Li, Zhaxi Yangzong, Xuehong Wei, Xuecheng Zhang.Cloning and Expression of Allophycocyanin Gene from Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis and Studying the Binding Sites of Phycocyanobilin on Its α- and β- subunit. Journal of Applied Phycology. 2020, 32: 2657–2671.(SCI, IF: 3.016)

2、Bangxiang He, Lulu Hou, Feng Zhang, Xiaomei Cong, Zhendong Wang, Yalin Guo, Jiawei Shi, Ming Jiang, Xuecheng Zhang and Xiaonan Zang *. Ultrastructural changes of Haematococcus pluvialis (Chlorophyta) in process of astaxanthin accumulation and cell damage under condition of high light with acetate. Algae. 2020, 35(3): 1-10.(SCI, IF: 2.914)

3、Xiaohui Pan, Weifang Zhu, Di Xu*, Hongyan Yang, Xiaofei Cao, Zhenghong Sui. cDNA cloning of four Hsp genes from Agarophyton vermiculophyllum and transcription analysis in different phases. Marine Life Science & Technology, 2020, 2:222-230

4、Jiawei Shi, Xiaonan Zang*, Xiaomei Cong, Lulu Hou, Bangxiang He, Yating Ding, Manman Dong, Deguang Sun, Yalin Guo, Feng Zhang, Zhendong Wang, Xuecheng Zhang. Cloning of Nitrite Reductase gene from Haematococcus pluvialis and Transcription and Enzymatic Activity Analysis at Different Nitrate and Phosphorus Concentration. Gene. 697(2019), 123-130.(SCI, IF: 2.984)

5、Di Xu*, Xinwei Song, Fengting Li, Xiaohui Pan, Weifang Zhu, Xuecheng Zhang. Effects of desiccation, diurnal temperature changes and irradiance on archeospore production of Pyropia yezoensis. Aquaculture, 2019, 509:167-170 (SCI, IF: 3.224)

6、Xuexue Cao, Xiaonan Zang*, Zhu Liu, Yuming Jin, Deguang Sun, Yalin Guo, Feng Zhang, Zhendong Wang, Jiaojiao Lin. Molecular cloning of cpeT gene encoding a bilin lyase responsible for attachment of phycoerythrobilin to Cys-158 on the β-subunit of phycoerythrin in Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis. Journal of Applied Phycology. 2019.(SCI, IF: 3.016)

7、Deguang Sun&, Dongfang Xiao&,Xiaonan Zang *,Fei Wu, Yuming Jin, Xuexue Cao, Yalin Guo, Zhu Liu, Haitao Wang, Xuecheng Zhang. Cloning of the pcyA Gene from Arthrospira platensis FACHB314 and Its Function on Expression of a Fluorescent Phycocyanin in Heterologous Hosts. Journal of Applied Phycology. 2019.(SCI, IF: 3.016)

8、Bangxiang He, Lulu Hou, Xiaonan Zang *, Xuecheng Zhang, Jiawei Shi, Xiaoyun Huang, Yating Ding, Manman Dong, Xiaomei Cong, Feng Zhang. Transcriptome Analysis in Haematococcus pluvialis: Astaxanthin Induction by high light with acetate and Fe2+.International Journal of molecular sciences. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES 2018, 19(1), 175.(SCI, IF: 4.183)

9、Hengyi Sun, Xiaonan Zang*, Yuantao Liu, Bingbing Zhou, Feng Liu, Fei Wu, Xiaoyun Huang , Minjie Jiang, Xuecheng Zhang. Expression of chimeric human/salmon calcitonin gene integrated by rDNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2015, 99: 10097-10106.(SCI, IF: 3.376)

10、Xuan Zhang; Huiyue Zhou; Xiaonan Zang*; Le Gong; Hengyi Sun; Xuecheng Zhang. MIPS: a Calmodulin binding protein of Gracilaria lemaneiformis under heat shock. Marine Biotechnology. 2014. 16:475-483. (SCI, IF: 3.269)




Laboratory of Algal Biotechnology and Breeding

Address: Science Building 319#, College of Marine Life Sciences, OUC