Xingbin Xie, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Postharvest Physiology
I am working with Dr. Yan Wang, Assistant Professor of Postharvest Science, to improve our understanding of the relationship between 1-MCP, internal ethylene, ripening and superficial scald in European pears on the physiological and biochemical bases . The goal of the research is to develop commercial protocols for controlling postharvest disorders of pears through application of 1-MCP (alternative of Ethoxyquin) while allowing ripening to outstanding eating quality. Malic acid metabolism of sweet cherry is also explored and the goal is to develop technology to maintain postharvest flavor and minimize postharvest disorders of the major varieties grown in the Pacific Northwest .
Xie X., Li S., Zhang R., Zhao J., Chen Y., Zhao Q., Yao Y., You C., Zhang X., Hao Y. (2012) The bHLH transcription factor MdbHLH3 promotes anthocyanin accumulation and fruit colouration in response to low temperature in apples. Plant, Cell & Environment 35(11), 1884–1897.
Feng X., Zhao Q., Zhao L., Qiao Y., Xie X., Li H., Yao Y., You C. and Hao Y. (2012) The cold-induced basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor gene MdCIbHLH1 encodes an ICE-like protein in apple. BMC Plant Biology 2012, 12:22
Zhao J., Dong Y., Xie X., Li X., Zhang X., Shen X. (2011) Effect of annual variation in soil pH on available soil nutrients in pear orchards. Acta Ecologica Sinica 31(4), 212–216.