Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution


1980-1984, BSc, Hunan Agriculture University, China

1989-1992, MSc, Chinese Agricultural University

1994-1998, Ph.D., Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

1984-1989, Tutor, Hunan Forestry Junior College

1992-2000, Assistant professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

2001-2011, Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University, China

2012-present, Professor, Beijing Normal University, China


Research Interests

I am interested in biology, ecology and evolution of invasive alien species (IAS), mainly invasive insects and nematodes. My studies focus on molecular mechanisms of adaptation and evolution of IAS, interspecific relationships between invasive and native species, microbes associated with IAS, and development of novel approaches for IAS control.


Selected Publications

♦ Research Articles

1. Lin RM, Zhang X, Xin B, Zou ML, Gao YY, Qin FF, Hu QB, Xie BY*, Cheng XY*.. 2019. Expansion of the serine peptidase S53 family in the Isaria javanica genome contributes to fungal parasitism on insect hosts. Appl. Microb. Biotechn. (accepted)

2. Qin FF, Li Y, Lin RM, Zhang X, Mao ZC, Ling J, Yang YH, Zhuang X, Du SS, Cheng XY*, Xie BY*. 2019. Antibacterial radicicol analogs from Pochonia chlamydosporia and their biosynthesis gene cluster. J. Agr. Food Chem. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.9b01977

3. Lin RM, Qin FF, Shen BM, ……, Cheng XY*, Xie BY*. 2018. Genome and secretome analysis of Pochonia chlamydosporia provide new insight into egg-parasitic mechanisms. Scientific Reports, 8:1123. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-19169-5

4. Wang M, Wang D, Zhang X, Wang X, Liu W, Hou X, Huang X, Xie B*, Cheng X*. 2016. Double-stranded RNA-mediated interference of dumpy genes in Bursaphelenchus xylophilus by feeding on filamentous fungal transformants. Int. J. Parasit. , 46: 351–360.

5. Lin RM, Liu CC, Shen BM, Bai M, Ling J, Chen GH, Mao ZC, Cheng XY*, Xie BY*. 2015. Analysis of the complete mitochondrial genome of Pochonia chlamydosporia suggests a close relationship to the invertebrate-pathogenic fungi in Hypocreales. BMC Microbiology , 15:5. doi:10.1186/s12866-015-0341-8

6. Cheng XY, Tian XL, Wang YS, Lin RM, Mao ZC, Chen N, Xie BY*. 2013. Metagenomic analysis of the pinewood nematode microbiome reveals a symbiotic relationship critical for xenobiotics degradation. Scientific Reports, 3: 1869.


Contact Information

College of Life Sciences,

Beijing Normal University,

Beijing 100875,

P. R. China

Tel. : +86-10-58809696

E-mail: chengxy@bnu.edu.cn