HU Xiaohui

  Basic information

  Hu Xiaohui, Female, is a professor and doctorial tutor. She received M. D. of Vegetable Science in 2003 from Northeast Agriculture University, and graduated from Nanjing Agriculture University and received Ph. D. of Vegetable Science in 2006. She began to work at College of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural & Forest University in the same year. She was doing a post- doctoral programme in postdoctoral research station in College of Horticulture, Northwest Agricultural & Forest University from April, 2009 to March, 2013 and studying as a visiting scholar in department of plant science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, US. Pro. Hu is now scientist of Shaanxi Provincial Vegetable Industry Technology System, and vice director of Yangling Protected Agriculture Society. She has directed more than 20 key projects such as National Key Technology R&D Program in the 13th Five–Year Plan of China, Subproject of National Key Technology Support Program, Youth Fund Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Shaanxi Provincial Key Project, etc.

  Main Fields of Research

  Pro. Hu is mainly engages in the research of protected agriculture theory and production technology, including the following aspects:

  1. Anti-abiotic stress mechanism of protected crops and its technical application

  2. Quality and efficient production technology of protected vegetable

  3. Technology of soilless culture

  4. Control and automation management in greenhouse environment

  Teaching duties

  Soilless Culture, Protected Vegetable Cultivation and Comprehensive Practice Teaching I(for undergraduate students).

  Advanced Protected Agricultural Environmental Engineering(for graduate students).

  Main academic honor

  Pro. Hu has been awarded 2 first prizes of Shaanxi Provincial Sci-Tech Progress Award, 1 first prize of Shaanxi Provincial Sci-Tech Extension Award, 1 second prizes of Shaanxi Provincial Teaching Achievement Award.

  Main publications

  1. Hu LP, Xiang LX, Li ST, Zou ZR, Hu XH*. Beneficial role of spermidine in chlorophyll metabolism and D1 protein content in tomato seedlings under salinity- alkalinity stress. Physiologia Plantarum, 2016, 156: 468- 477.

  2. Hu XH*, Xu ZR, Xu WN, Li JM, Zhao N, Zhou Y. Application of γ- aminobutyric acid demonstrates a protective role of polyamine and GABA metabolism in muskmelon seedlings under Ca(NO3)2 stress. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 2015, 92:1-10.

  3. Li JM, Hu LP, Zhang L, Pan XB, Hu XH*. Exogenous spermidine is enhancing tomato tolerance to salinity- alkalinity stress by regulating chloroplast antioxidant system and chlorophyll metabolism. BMC Plant Biology, 2015, 15:303.

  4. Xiang LX#, Hu LP#, Hu XH*. Exogenous γ- aminobutyric acid improves the structure and function of photosystem II in muskmelon seedlings exposed to salinity- alkalinity stress. Plos ONE, 2016, 20: 11(10): e0164847.

  5. Zhang Y, Zhang H, Zou ZR, Liu Y, Hu XH*. Deciphering the Protective Role of Spermidine against Saline- alkaline Stress at Physiological and Proteomic Levels in Tomato. Phytochemistry, 2015, 110:13- 21.

  6. Hu L, Xiang LX , Zhang L, Zhou XX, Zou ZR*, Hu XH*. The Photoprotective Role of Spermidine in Tomato Seedlings under Salinity-Alkalinity Stress. Plos one, 2014, 9(10): e110855.

  7. Zhang Y, Zhang L, Hu XH*. Exogenous spermidine- induced changes at physiological and biochemical parameters levels in tomato seedling grown in saline- alkaline condition. Botanical Studies, 2014, 55(1): 1- 8.

  8. Zhang Y, Hu XH, Shi Y, Zou ZR*, Yan F, Zhao YY, Zhang H, Zhao JZ. Beneficial role of exogenous spermidine on nitrogen metabolism in tomato seedlings exposed to saline- alkaline stress. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 2013,138(1): 38- 49(contribute equally as first authors)

  9. Hu XH, Zhang Y, Shi Y, Zou ZR*. Effect of exogenous spermidine on polyamine content and metabolism in tomato exposed to salinity-alkalinity mixed stress. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 2012, 57: 200- 209.

  10. Xu WN, Zhang X, Zhang J, Ding M, Zhen A, Chang XX, Bai YJ, Hu XH*. Effects of Boron Fertilizer on Volatiles of “Jinpeng No.1” Tomato Fruit. Food Science, 2016, 137(16): 149-157. EI

  11. Pan XB, Xiang LX, Hu XH*, Ren WQ, Zhang L, Ni XX. Effects of exogenous spermidine on mitochondrial function of tomato seedling roots under salinity- alkalinity stress. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2016, 27( 2): 491- 498.

  12. Xiang LX, Hu LP, Hu XH*, Pan XB, Ren WQ. Response of reactive oxygen metabolism in melon chloroplasts to short- term salinity-alkalinity stress regulated by exogenous γ- aminobutyric acid.Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 2015, 26(12): 3746- 3752.

  Contact information

  Address: College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, 3 Taicheng, Road, Yangling,

  Shaanxi Province, China. 712100

  Telephone: 029- 87082613(Office)

  E- mail: hxh1977@