Xu Yuan

Job Title: 
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: 
Wetland Protozoan Ecology
Protozoan Taxonomy and Phylogeny
Email: 
yxu@sklec.ecnu.edu.cn
Telephone: 
021-62231028
Address: 
Zhongshan N. Road 3663,Shanghai 200062, China
Education Experience: 
09/2012-09/2013 Joint PhD student in Marine Biological Laboratory, USA
09/2008--present Doctoral candidate in Hydrobiology, College of Fisheries, OUC
09/2004--07/2008 B.S. in Biology, College of Marine Life Science, OUC
Work Experience: 
2014. 7- , Assistant Professor, SKLEC, East China Normal University
Projects: 
Managed Projects: 
1) Independent fund supported by the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University (Project number: 2014RCDW01);
2) Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (Grant 15YF1403200).
Paper: 
Yuan Xu, Hongbo Pan, Miao Miao, Xiaozhong Hu, Saleh A. Al-Farraj, Khaled A.S. Al-Rasheid, Weibo Song (2015). Morphology and phylogeny of two species of Loxodes (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea), with description of a new subspecies, Loxodes striatus orientalis subsp. n. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 62, 206-216.
Yuan Xu, Ying Yan, Lifang Li, Khaled A.S. Al-Rasheid, Saleh A. Al-Farraj, Weibo Song (2014). Morphology and phylogeny of three karyorelictean ciliates (Protista, Ciliophora), including two new species, Trachelocerca chinensis sp. n. and Tracheloraphis dragescoi sp. n. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 64, 4084-4097.
Yuan Xu, Trista Vick-Majors, Rachael Morgan-Kiss, John C. Priscu, Linda Amaral-Zettler (2014). Ciliate diversity, community structure and novel taxa in lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. The Biological Bulletin. 227, 175-190.
Yuan Xu, Jiamei Li, Weibo Song, Alan Warren (2013). Phylogeny and establishment of a new ciliate family, Wilbertomorphidae fam. nov. (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea), a highly specialized taxon represented by Wilbertomorpha Colpoda gen. nov. spec. nov. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 60, 480-489.
Yuan Xu, Shan Gao, Xiaozhong Hu, Khaled A.S. Al-Rasheid, Weibo Song (2013). Phylogeny and systematic revision of the karyorelictid genus Remanella (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea) with descriptions of two new species. European Journal of Protistology. 49, 438-452.
Yuan Xu, Chen Shao, Miao Miao, Weibo Song (2013). Redescription of Parasonderia vestita (Kahl, 1928) comb. nov. (Ciliophora, Plagiopylida), with notes on iits phylogeny based on SSU rRNA gene. European Journal of Protistology. 49, 106-113.
Yuan Xu, Miao Miao, Alan Warren, Weibo Song (2012). Diversity of the karyorelictid ciliates: Remanella (Protozoa, Ciliophora, Karyorelictida) inhabiting intertidal areas of Qingdao, China, with descriptions of three species. Systematics and Biodiversity. 10 (2), 207-219.
Yuan Xu, Jiamei Li, Feng Gao, Xiaozhong Hu, Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid (2011). Apotrachelocerca arenicola (Kahl, 1933) n. g., comb. n. (Protozoa, Ciliophora, Trachelocercidae): Morphology and Phylogeny. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 58, 504-510.
Yuan Xu, Jie Huang, Alan Warren, Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid, Saleh A. Al-Farraj, Weibo Song (2011). Morphological and molecular information of a new species of Geleia (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea), with redescriptions of two Kentrophoros species from China. European Journal of Protistology. 47, 172-185.
Yuan Xu, Jie Huang, Xiaozhong Hu, Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid, Weibo Song, Alan Warren (2011). Taxonomy, ontogeny and molecular phylogeny of Anteholosticha marimonilata spec. nov. (Ciliophora, Hypotrichida) from the Yellow Sea, China. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 61, 2000-2014.
Yuan Xu, Anton Esaulov, Xiaofeng Lin, Yuri Mazei, Xiaozhong Hu, Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid, Alan Warren (2011). Morphological studies on five trachelocercids from the Yellow Sea coast of China, with a description of Tracheloraphis huangi spec. nov. (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea). Acta Protozoologica. 50, 205-218.
Ying Yan, Feng Gao*, Yuan Xu*, Khaled A.S. Al-Rasheid, Weibo Song (2015). Morphology and phylogeny of three trachelocercid ciliates, with description of a new species, Trachelocerca orientalis spec. nov. (Ciliophora, Karyorelictea). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 62, 157–166.
Ying Yan, Yuan Xu*, Zhenzhen Yi, Alan Warren (2013). Redescriptions of three trachelocercid ciliates (Protista, Ciliophora, Karyorelictea) from the Yellow Sea coast of China, with notes on their phylogeny based on SSrRNA gene sequences. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 63, 3506-3514.
Liqiong Li, Weibo Song, Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid, Alan Warren, Zicong Li, Yuan Xu, Chen Shao (2010). Morphology and morphogenesis of a new marine hypotrichous ciliate (Protozoa, Ciliophora, Pseudoamphisiellidae), including a report on the small subunit rRNA gene sequence. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 158, 231-243.
Xinpeng Fan, Xiaofeng Lin, Weiwei Liu, Yuan Xu, Saleh A. Al-Farraj, Khaled A. S. Al-Rasheid, Alan Warren (2013). Morphology of three new marine Frontonia species (Ciliophora;Peniculida) with note on the phylogeny of this genus. European Journal of Protistology. 49, 312-323
Xinpeng Fan, Yuan Xu, Gu F., Li, J., Al-Rasheid K.A.S., Hu X (2015). Morphology of two novel species of Chaenea (Ciliophora, Litostomatea): Chaenea paucistriata spec. nov. and C. sinica spec. nov. Acta Protozool. 54, 97–106