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    ZHAO Lilin
    Molecular Ecology
    +86-10-64807121  /  +86-10-64807121
    The State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R.China
    Group of Chemical Ecology of Forest Insects      


    Dr. Linlin Zhao received her Ph.D. degree in Institute of Zoology (2007) and then worked here until now. She studied in pine wood nematode, an invasive species. Using chemical signals and molecular biology, she revealed the invasive mechanism of the nematode by Chinese vector beetle and associated fungi. She has authored over 40 research papers including 15 papers in international journals, e.g. Nature Communication, Current Biology, Ecology and Trends in Parasitology.

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    Invasive biology and chemical ecology.
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    Selected Publication:
    1. Zhao, L.L., Zhang, X.X., Wei, Y.N., Zhou, J., Zhang, W., Qin, P.J., Chinta, S., Kong, X.B., Liu, Y.P., Yu, H.Y., Hu S.N., Zou, Z., Butcher, R.A. and Sun, J.H.2016. Ascarosides coordinate the dispersal of a plant-parasitic nematode with the metamorphosis of its vector beetle. Nature communications. 2016. 7: 12341.DOI:10.1038/ncomms12341
    2. Zhao, L.L., Mota, M., Vieira, P., Butcher, R.A. and Sun, J.H. Interspecific communication between pinewood nematode, its insect vector, and associated microbes. Trends in Parasitology. 2014. 30: 209-308.
    3. Zhao, L.L., Zhang, S., Wei, W., Hao, H.J., Zhang, B., Butcher, R.A. and Sun, J.H. Chemical signals synchronize the life cycles of a plant-parasitic nematode and its vector beetle. Current Biology 2013. 23: 2038-2043.
    4. Zhao, L.L., Lu, M., Niu, H.T., Fang, G.F., Zhang, S. and Sun, J.H. A native fungal symbionts facilitate the prevalence and development of an invasive pathogen-native vector symbiosis. Ecology 2013.94: 2817-2826.
    5. Niu, H.T., Zhao, L.L., Lu, M., Zhang, S. and Sun, J.H. The ratio and concentration of two monoterpenes mediate fecundity of the pinewood nematode and growth of its associated fungi. PLoS ONE 2013. 7(2): e31716.
    6. Niu, H.T., Zhao, L.L. and Sun, J.H. Phenotypic plasticity of reproductive traits in response to food availability in invasive and native species of nematode. Biological Invasions 2013. 15: 1407-1415.
    7. Chen, D.F., Li, Y.J., Zhang, Q.H., Zhang, S.F., Wang, H.B., Zhang, Z., Zhao, L.L. and Kong, X.B.2015. Population divergence of aggregation pheromone responses in Ips subelongatus in northeastern China. Insect Science 00, 1–11, DOI 10.1111/1744-7917.12221
    8. Huang, Q.X., Cheng, X.Y., Mao, Z.C., Wang, Y.S. and Zhao, L.L. MicroRNA discovery and analysis of Pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus by deep sequencing. PLoS ONE. 2010.5(10): e13271.
    9. Wang, Y.N., Wang, H.X. , Jin,Y.S. Bu, C.Y., Cheng, J. Zhao, L.L. and Shi,G.L..Assessment of the contact toxicity of Methyl Palmitate on Tetranychus viennensis (Acari: Tetranychidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 2010.103(4):1372-1377.
    10. Zhao, L.L., Jiang, P., Humble, L.M. and Sun, J.H. Within-tree distribution and attractant sampling of propagative pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus: an early diagnosis approach. Forest Ecology and Management 2009. 258: 1932-1937.