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Qinsong Xu Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Aquatic plant; Heavy metals; Rare earth elements; Phytotoxicity; Risk assessment
  • The response of aquatic plants to heavy metal stress: morphology, physiology and biochemistry, ultrastructure, proteinand gene expression
  • Ecological risk assessment associated with rare earth elements discharged into freshwater environment

Educational Background

PhD, Cell biology, NanjingNormal University (2004)
MA, Botany, NanjingNormal University (2001)
BA, Biology Education, Qufu Normal University (1998)

Research Projects
    National Natural Science Foundation of China: Nos 30800055, 31170162

Journal Articles(* Author for correspondence)

  • Qinsong Xu, Yuji Jiang, Weiyue Chu, Chunlei Su, Dan Hu, Qianqian Lu, Tingting Zhang. Response of Spirodelapolyrhiza to cerium: subcellular distribution, growthand biochemical changes. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2017,139: 56–64
  • Ting Xu, Chun-lei Su, Dan Hu, Fei-fei Li, Qian-qian Lu, Ting-ting Zhang, Qin-song Xu*. Molecular distribution and toxicity assessment of praseodymium by Spirodelapolyrrhiza. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2016, 312: 132–140
  • Jing-jing Zhang, Ting-ting Zhang, Qian-qian Lu, San-juanCai, Wei-yue Chu, Han Qiu, Ting Xu, Fei-fei Li, Qin-song Xu *. Oxidative effects, nutrients and metabolic changes in aquatic macrophyte, Elodea nuttallii, following exposure to lanthanum. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2015, 115: 159–165
  • Wei-yue Chu, San-juanCai, Yong-yang Fu, Fei-fei Li, Ting Xu,Han Qiu, Qin-song Xu*.The toxicity of cerium nitrate to Elodea canadensis: subcellular distribution, chemical forms and physiological effects. ActaPhysiologiaePlantarum, 2014,36: 2491–2499
  • Yong-yang Fu, Fei-fei Li, Ting Xu, San-juanCai, Wei-yue Chu, Han Qiu, Sha Sha, Guang-yu Cheng, Qin-song Xu *. Bioaccumulation, subcellular, and molecular localization and damage to physiology and ultrastructure in Nymphoidespeltata(Gmel.) Kuntze exposed to yttrium. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2014, 21: 2935–2942
  • Qin-song Xu, Wei-yue Chu, Han Qiu, Yong-yang Fu, San-juan Cai, Sha Sha. Responses of Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle to zinc: in situ localization, subcellular distribution and physiological and ultrastructural modifications. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 2013, 69:43–48
  • Qin-song Xu, Han Qiu, Wei-yue Chu, Yong-yang Fu, San-juanCai, Hai-li Min,ShaSha. Copper ultrastructural localization, subcellular distribution, and phytotoxicity inHydrillaverticillata (L.f.) Royle. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2013, 20: 8672–8679  
  • Hai-liMin, San-juan Cai, Zhen Rui, Sha Sha, Kai-bin Xie, Qin-song Xu*. Calcium-mediated enhancement of copper tolerance in Elodea canadensis, BiologiaPlantarum, 2013, 57(2):365–369     
  • Qin-song Xu, Hai-li Min, San-juan Cai, Yong-yang Fu, Sha Sha, Kai-bin Xie, Kai-he Du. Subcellular distribution and toxicity of cadmium in PotamogetoncrispusL.Chemosphere, 2012, 89: 114–120    
  • Qin-song Xu, Yong-yang Fu, Hai-li Min, San-juanCai, Sha Sha, Guang-yu Cheng. Laboratory assessment of uptake and toxicity of lanthanum (La) in the leaves ofHydrocharisdubia (Bl.) Backer. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2012, 19:3950–3958    
  • QS Xu, JZ Hu, KB Xie, HY Yang, KH Du, GX Shi. Accumulation and acute toxicity of silver in PotamogetoncrispusL. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2010, 173: 186–193