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Xie Jiatao

Jiatao Xie  


E-mail: jiataoxie@mail.hzau.edu.cn


Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, 2008, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

B.A. in Plant Protection, 2003, Huazhong Agricultural University, China


2017.01- Professor, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

2012.01-2016.12 Associate professor, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

2008.07-2011.12 Assistant professor, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

2010.09-2013.02 Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Said A. Ghabrial, University of Kentucky, USA. 


My research program focuses on the pathogenicity of S. sclerotiorum, the biocontrol of Sclerotinia diseases using hypovirulence-associated mycoviruses, molecular tri-interaction between mycovirus/fungus/plant. 


● NSFC-Excellent Young Scientist programme, Grant numbers: 31722046, Interaction between mycovirus and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, 2018/01-2020/12;

NSFC, Grant number: 31772111, The analysis on the molecular mechanism of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum virulence debilitation caused by synergistic interaction of two mycoviruses. 2018/01-2020/12;

NSFC, Grant number 31571959, Deciphering the mechanism on inhibition of conidia germination by a Sclerotinia sclerotiorum partitivirus SsPV1 in Botrytis cinerea, 2016/01-2019/12;

NSFC, Grant number: 31371982, Hypovirulence-associated partitivirus SsPV1 of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is spread by the mycoparasite fungus Coniothyrium mintans, 2014/01-2017/12.


1. Azhar A, Mu F, Huang H, Cheng J, Fu Y, Hamid MR, Jiang D, Xie J*. A Novel RNA Virus Related to Sobemoviruses Confers Hypovirulence on the Phytopathogenic Fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Viruses. 16;11(8). (2019)

2. Sato Y, Miyazaki N, Kanematsu S, Xie J, Ghabrial SA, Hillman BI, Suzuki N, ICTV Report Consortium. ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Megabirnaviridae. J Gen Virol. 100(9):1269-1270. (2019)

3. Wang Q, Cheng S, Xiao X, Cheng J, Fu Y, Chen T, Jiang D, Xie J*. Discovery of two mycoviruses by high-throughput sequencing and assembly of mycovirus-derived small silencing RNAs from a hypovirulent strain of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Front Microbiol. 10:1415. (2019)

4. Ding F, Cheng J, Fu Y, Chen T, Li B, Jiang D, Xie J*. Early transcriptional response to DNA virus infection in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Viruses. 11(3). (2019)

5. Wang Y, Xu Z, Cheng J, Fu Y, Jiang D, Xie J*. Characterization of a novel RNA virus from the phytopathogenic fungus Leptosphaeria biglobosa related to members of the genus Mitovirus. Arch Virol. 164(3):913-916. (2019)

6. Bi K, Chen T, He Z, Gao Z, Zhao Y, Fu Y, Cheng J, Xie J, Jiang D. Proto-oncogenes in a eukaryotic unicellular organism play essential roles in plasmodial growth in host cells. BMC Genomics. 19(1):881. (2018)

7. Luo C, Zhao H, Yang X, Qiang C, Cheng J, Xie J, Chen T, Jiang D, Fu Y. Functional analysis of the melanin-associated gene CmMR1 in Coniothyrium minitans. Front Microbiol. 9:2658. (2018)

8. Hamid MR, Xie J, Wu S, Maria SK, Zheng D, Assane Hamidou A, Wang Q, Cheng J, Fu Y, Jiang D. A novel deltaflexivirus that infects the plant fungal pathogen, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, can be transmitted among host vegetative incompatible strains. Viruses. 10(6). pii: E295. (2018)

9. Zeng W, Wang J, Wang Y, Lin J, Fu Y, Xie J, Jiang D, Chen T, Liu H, Cheng J. Dicer-like proteins regulate sexual development via the biogenesis of perithecium-specific microRNAs in a plant pathogenic fungus Fusarium graminearum. Front Microbiol. 9:818. (2018)

10. Suzuki N, Ghabrial SA, Kim KH, Pearson M, Marzano SL, Yaegashi H, Xie J, Guo L, Kondo H, Koloniuk I, Hillman BI, Ictv Report Consortium. ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Hypoviridae. J Gen Virol. 99(5):615-616. (2018)

11. Chen T, Bi K, Zhao Y, Lyu X, Gao Z, Zhao Y, Fu Y, Cheng J, Xie J, Jiang D. MAPKK inhibitor U0126 inhibits Plasmodiophora brassicae development. Phytopathology. 108(6):711-720. (2018)

12. Mu F, Xie J, Cheng S, You MP, Barbetti MJ, Jia J, Wang Q, Cheng J, Fu Y, Chen T, Jiang D. Virome characterization of a collection of S. sclerotiorum from Australia. Front Microbiol. 8:2540. (2018)

13. Vainio EJ, Chiba S, Ghabrial SA, Maiss E, Roossinck M, Sabanadzovic S, Suzuki N, Xie J, Nibert M, ICTV Report Consortium. ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Partitiviridae. J Gen Virol. 99(1):17-18. (2018)

14. Sun X, Zhao Y, Jia J, Xie J, Cheng J, Liu H, Jiang D, Fu Y. Uninterrupted expression of CmSIT1 in a sclerotial parasite Coniothyrium minitans leads to reduced growth and enhanced antifungal ability. Front Microbiol. 8:2208 (2017)

15. Lyu R, Zhang Y, Tang Q, Li Y, Cheng J, Fu Y, Chen T, Jiang D, Xie J*. Two alphapartitiviruses co-infecting a single isolate of the plant pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani. Arch Virol. 163(2):515-520. (2018)

16. Yang G, Tang L, Gong Y, Xie J, Fu Y, Jiang D, Li G, Collinge DB, Chen W, Cheng J. A cerato-platanin protein SsCP1 targets plant PR1 and contributes to virulence of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. New Phytol. 217(2):739-755. (2018)

17. Zhao Y, Gao Z, Tian B, Bi K, Chen T, Liu H, Xie J, Cheng J, Fu Y, Jiang D. Endosphere microbiome comparison between symptomatic and asymptomatic roots of Brassica napus infected with Plasmodiophora brassicae. PLoS One. 12(10):e0185907. (2017)

18. Liu L, Cheng J, Fu Y, Liu H, Jiang D, Xie J*. New insights into reovirus evolution: implications from a newly characterized mycoreovirus. J Gen Virol. doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000752 (2017)

19. Zhao Y, Bi K, Gao Z, Chen T, Liu H, Xie J, Cheng J, Fu Y, Jiang D. Transcriptome analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana in response to Plasmodiophora brassicae during early infection. Front Microbiol. 8:673. (2017)

20. Wu S, Cheng J, Fu Y, Chen T, Jiang D, Ghabrial SA, Xie J*. Virus-mediated suppression of host non-self recognition facilitates horizontal transmission of heterologous viruses. PLoS Pathog. 13(3):e1006234. (2017)

21. Abdoulaye AH, Cheng J, Fu Y, Jiang D, Xie J*. Complete genome sequence of a novel mitovirus from the phytopathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia oryzae-sativae. Arch Virol. 162(5):1409-1412.2017

22. Bi K, He Z, Gao Z, Zhao Y, Fu Y, Cheng J, Xie J, Jiang D, Chen T. Integrated omics study of lipid droplets from Plasmodiophora brassicae. Sci Rep. 6:36965 2016

23. Liu S, Xie J, Cheng J, Li B, Chen T, Fu Y, Li G, Wang M, Jin H, Wan H, Jiang D. Fungal DNA virus infects a mycophagous insect and utilizes it as a transmission vector. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2016

24. Chen T, Bi K, He Z, Gao Z, Zhao Y, Fu Y, Cheng J, Xie J, Jiang D. Arabidopsis mutant bik1 exhibits strong resistance to Plasmodiophora brassicae. Front Physiol.7:402 2016

25. Zhang X, Liu X, Zhao Y, Cheng J, Xie J, Fu Y, Jiang D, Chen T. Histone H3 lysine 9 methyltransferase DIM5 is required for the development and virulence of Botrytis cinerea. Front Microbiol 7:1289 (2016)

26. Ran H, Liu L, Li B, Cheng J, Fu Y, Jiang D, Xie J*. Co-infection of a hypovirulent isolate of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum with a new botybirnavirus and a strain of a mitovirus. Virol J.13:92 (2016)

27. Yang X, Cui H, Cheng J, Xie J, Jiang D, Hsiang T, Fu Y.A HOPS protein, CmVps39, is required for vacuolar morphology, autophagy, growth, conidiogenesis and mycoparasitic functions of Coniothyrium minitans. Environ Microbiol. 3785-3797 (2016)

28. Wei W, Zhu W, Cheng J, Xie J, Jiang D, Li G, Chen W, Fu Y. Nox Complex signal and MAPK cascade pathway are cross-linked and essential for pathogenicity and conidiation of mycoparasite Coniothyrium minitans. Sci Rep.6:24325 (2016)

29. Lyu X, Shen C, Fu Y, Xie J, Jiang D, Li G, Cheng J. Comparative genomic and transcriptional analyses of the carbohydrate-active enzymes and secretomes of phytopathogenic fungi reveal their significant roles during infection and development. Sci Rep.5:15565 (2015)

30. Tang L, Hu Y, Liu L, Wu S, Xie J, Cheng J, Fu Y, Zhang G, Ma J, Wang Y, Zhang L. Genomic organization of a novel victorivirus from the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Arch Virol. (2015).

31. Lyu X, Shen C, Xie J, Fu Y, Jiang D, Hu Z, Tang L, Tang L, Ding F, Li K, Wu S, Hu Y, Luo L, Li Y, Wang Q, Li G, Cheng J. A "footprint" of plant carbon fixation cycle functions during the development of a heterotrophic fungus. Sci Rep. 5:12952. (2015).

32. Minghong Wang, Yong Wang, Xiangzhong Sun, Jiasen Cheng, Yanping Fu, Huiquan Liu, Daohong Jiang, Said A. Ghabrial, Jiatao Xie*. Characterization of a novel megabirnavirus from Sclerotinia sclerotiorum reveals horizontal gene transfer from single-stranded RNA virus to double-stranded RNA virus. J Virol. 89(16):8567-79 (2015).

33. Lijiang Liu, Qihua Wang, Jiasen Cheng, Yanping Fu, Daohong Jiang, Jiatao Xie*. Molecular characterization of a bipartite double-stranded RNA virus and its satellite-like RNA co-infecting the phytopathogenic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Front. Microbiol. 6:406 (2015).

34. Rong Liu, Jiasen Cheng, Yanping Fu, Daohong Jiang, Jiatao Xie*. Molecular characterization of a novel positive-sense, single-stranded RNA mycovirus infecting the plant pathogenic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Viruses 2 7, 2470-2484 (2015).

35. Zhiyong Xu, Songsong Wu, Lijiang Liu, Jiasen Cheng, Yanping Fu, Daohong Jiang, Jiatao Xie*. A mitovirus related to plant mitochondrial gene confers hypovirulence on the phytopathogenic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Virus Research. 197:127-136. (2015).

36. Zijin Hu, Songsong Wu, Jiasen Cheng, Yanping Fu, Daohong Jiang, Jiatao Xie*. Molecular characterization of two positive-strand RNA viruses co-infecting a hypovirulent strain of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Virology. 464-465:450-9. (2014).

37. Lijiang Liu, Jiatao Xie, Jiasen Cheng, Yanping Fu, Guoqing Li, Xianghong Yi, Daohong Jiang. Fungal negative-stranded RNA virus that is related to bornaviruses and nyaviruses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 111(33):12205-10. (2014).

38. Jiatao Xie, Daohong Jiang*. New insights into mycoviruses and exploration for the biological control of crop fungal diseases. Annu Rev Phytopathol. 2014; 52:45-68. (2014)

39. Xueqiong Xiao, Jiasen Cheng, Jinhua Tang, Yanping Fu, Daohong Jiang, Baker TS, Ghabrial SA, Jiatao Xie*. A novel partitivirus that confers hypovirulence on plant pathogenic fungi. Journal of Virology 88(17):10120-33. (2014).

40. Xueqiong Xiao, Jiatao Xie, Jiatao Cheng, Li G, Yi X, Jiang D, Fu Y. Novel secretory protein Ss-Caf1 of the plant-pathogenic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is required for host penetration and normal sclerotial development. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 27(1): 40-55. (2014).

41. Xiao Yu, Bo Li, Yanping Fu, Jiatao Xie, Jiasen Cheng, Said A. Ghabrial, Li G, Xianhong Yi, Daohong Jiang. Extracellular transmission of a DNA mycovirus and its use as a natural fungicide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110(4):1452-1457. (2013).

42. Max L. Nibert, Jinghua Tang, Jiatao Xie, Aaron M. Collier, Said A. Ghabrial, Timothy S. Baker, and Yizhi J. Tao. 3-D Structures of Fungal Partitiviruses. Advances in Virus Research (mycoviruses) 86:59-85. (2013).

43. Said A. Ghabrial, Sarah E. Dunn, Hua Li, Jiatao Xie, and Timothy S. Baker. Viruses of Helminthosporium (Cochlioblus) victoriae. Advances in Virus Research (mycoviruses) 2013, 86:289-325. (2013).

44. Wei Wei, Wenjun Zhu, Jiasen Cheng, Jiatao Xie, Bo Li, Daohong Jiang, Guoqing Li, Xianhong Yi, Yangping Fu. Cmpex6, a gene involved in peroxisome biogenesis, is essential for parasitism and conidiation of sclerotial parasite Coniothyrium minitans. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79(12):3658-66. (2013)

45. Wenjun Zhu, Wei Wei, Yanping Fu, Jiasen Cheng, Jiatao Xie, Guoqing Li, Xianhong Yi, Zensheng Kang, Dickman MB, Daohong Jiang*. A secretory protein of necrotrophic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum that suppresses host resistance. PLoS One. 8(1):e53901. (2013).