Bin Zou Department of Microbiology and Microbial Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, China
2 protocols

Ting Zhu 1 protocol

Yong-Wei Yan 1 protocol

Jemaneh Zeleke Department of Microbiology and Microbial Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, China
1 protocol

Zhe-Xue Quan
  • Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Science and Ecological Engineering, Institute of Biodiversity Science, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, China, China,
Research focus
  • Microbiology
  • 2 Author merit


Ph.D, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, 1997

Current position

Professor, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, China


  2. Yan, Y. W., Jiang, Q. Y., Wang, J. G., Zhu, T., Zou, B., Qiu, Q. F. and Quan, Z. X. (2018). Microbial Communities and Diversities in Mudflat Sediments Analyzed Using a Modified Metatranscriptomic Method. Front Microbiol 9: 93.
  3. Yan, Y. W., Zou, B., Zhu, T., Hozzein, W. N. and Quan, Z. X. (2017). Modified RNA-seq method for microbial community and diversity analysis using rRNA in different types of environmental samples. PLoS One 12(10): e0186161.
  4. Wang, J. G., Xia, F., Zeleke, J., Zou, B., Rhee, S. K. and Quan, Z. X. (2017). An improved protocol with a highly degenerate primer targeting copper-containing membrane-bound monooxygenase genes for community analysis of methane- and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 93(3).
  5. Zou, B., Li, J., Zhou, Q. and Quan, Z. X. (2017). MIPE: A metagenome-based community structure explorer and SSU primer evaluation tool. PLoS One 12(3): e0174609.
  6. Xia, F., Zou, B., Shen, C., Zhu, T., Gao, X. H. and Quan, Z. X. (2015). Complete genome sequence of Methylophilus sp. TWE2 isolated from methane oxidation enrichment culture of tap-water. J Biotechnol 211: 121-122.
  7. Ying, S., Zeng, D. N., Chi, L., Tan, Y., Galzote, C., Cardona, C., Lax, S., Gilbert, J. and Quan, Z. X. (2015). The Influence of Age and Gender on Skin-Associated Microbial Communities in Urban and Rural Human Populations. PLoS One 10(10): e0141842.
  8. Seng, Q., Zhao, B., Huang, M. Y., Wang, L., Quan, Z. X., Fang, C. M., Li, B. and Wu, J. H. (2015). Greenhouse gas emissions following an invasive plant eradication program. Ecological Engineering 73: 229-237.
  9. Xia, F., Zeleke, J., Sheng, Q., Wu, J. H. and Quan, Z. X. (2015). Communities of ammonia oxidizers at different stages of Spartina alterniflora invasion in salt marshes of Yangtze River estuary. J Microbiol 53(5): 311-320.
  10. Hu, Z., Meng, H., Shi, J. H., Bu, N. S., Fang, C. M. and Quan, Z. X. (2014). Community size and composition of ammonia oxidizers and denitrifiers in an alluvial intertidal wetland ecosystem. Front Microbiol 5: 371.
  11. Hu, Z. Y., Wang, Y. Z., Im, W. T., Wang, S. Y., Zhao, G. P., Zheng, H. J. and Quan, Z. X. (2014). The first complete genome sequence of the class Fimbriimonadia in the phylum Armatimonadetes. PLoS One 9(6): e100794.
  12. Li, X. R., Lv, Y., Meng, H., Gu, J. D. and Quan, Z. X. (2014). Analysis of microbial diversity by pyrosequencing the small-subunit ribosomal RNA without PCR amplification. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98(8): 3777-3789.
  13. Kim, J. G., Park, S. J., Quan, Z. X., Jung, M. Y., Cha, I. T., Kim, S. J., Kim, K. H., Yang, E. J., Kim, Y. N., Lee, S. H. and Rhee, S. K. (2014). Unveiling abundance and distribution of planktonic Bacteria and Archaea in a polynya in Amundsen Sea, Antarctica. Environ Microbiol 16(6): 1566-1578.
  14. Zeleke, J., Lu, S. L., Wang, J. G., Huang, J. X., Li, B., Ogram, A. V. and Quan, Z. X. (2013). Methyl coenzyme M reductase A (mcrA) gene-based investigation of methanogens in the mudflat sediments of Yangtze River estuary, China. Microb Ecol 66(2): 257-267.
  15. Zeng, D. N., Fan, Z. Y., Chi, L., Wang, X., Qu, W. D. and Quan, Z. X. (2013). Analysis of the bacterial communities associated with different drinking water treatment processes. World J Microbiol Biotechnol 29(9): 1573-1584.
  16. Meng, H., Li, K., Nie, M., Wan, J. R., Quan, Z. X., Fang, C. M., Chen, J. K., Gu, J. D. and Li, B. (2013). Responses of bacterial and fungal communities to an elevation gradient in a subtropical montane forest of China. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 97(5): 2219-2230.
  17. Zeleke, J., Sheng, Q., Wang, J. G., Huang, M. Y., Xia, F., Wu, J. H. and Quan, Z. X. (2013). Effects of Spartina alterniflora invasion on the communities of methanogens and sulfate-reducing bacteria in estuarine marsh sediments. Front Microbiol 4: 243.
  18. Li, X. R., Ma, E. B., Yan, L. Z., Meng, H., Du, X. W. and Quan, Z. X. (2013). Bacterial and fungal diversity in the starter production process of Fen liquor, a traditional Chinese liquor. J Microbiol 51(4): 430-438.
  19. Mao, D. P., Zhou, Q., Chen, C. Y. and Quan, Z. X. (2012). Coverage evaluation of universal bacterial primers using the metagenomic datasets. BMC Microbiol 12: 66.
  20. Im, W. T., Hu, Z. Y., Kim, K. H., Rhee, S. K., Meng, H., Lee, S. T. and Quan, Z. X. (2012). Description of Fimbriimonas ginsengisoli gen. nov., sp. nov. within the Fimbriimonadia class nov., of the phylum Armatimonadetes. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 102(2): 307-317.
  21. Li, X. R., Xiao, Y. P., Ren, W. W., Liu, Z. F., Shi, J. H. and Quan, Z. X. (2012). Abundance and composition of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea in different types of soil in the Yangtze River estuary. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B 13(10): 769-782.
  22. Hu, Z., Speth, D. R., Francoijs, K. J., Quan, Z. X. and Jetten, M. S. (2012). Metagenome Analysis of a Complex Community Reveals the Metabolic Blueprint of Anammox Bacterium "Candidatus Jettenia asiatica". Front Microbiol 3: 366.
  23. Harhangi, H. R., Le Roy, M., van Alen, T., Hu, B. L., Groen, J., Kartal, B., Tringe, S. G., Quan, Z. X., Jetten, M. S. and Op den Camp, H. J. (2012). Hydrazine synthase, a unique phylomarker with which to study the presence and biodiversity of anammox bacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol 78(3): 752-758.
  24. Nie, M., Meng, H., Li, K., Wan, J. R., Quan, Z. X., Fang, C. M., Chen, J. K. and Li, B. (2012). Comparison of bacterial and fungal communities between natural and planted pine forests in subtropical China. Curr Microbiol 64(1): 34-42.
  25. Weng, L. X., Zhang, Y. Q., Meng, H., Yang, Y. X., Quan, Z. X., Zhang, Y. Y. and Wang, L. H. (2012). Screening and isolating quorum sensing inhibitor from bacteria. Afr J Microbiol Res 6(5): 927-936.
2 Protocols published
A Modified Low-quantity RNA-Seq Method for Microbial Community and Diversity Analysis Using Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA
Authors:  Yong-Wei Yan, Ting Zhu, Bin Zou and Zhe-Xue Quan, date: 05/05/2018, view: 3644, Q&A: 0
We propose a modified RNA-Seq method for small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA)-based microbial community analysis that depends on the direct ligation of a 5’ adaptor to RNA before reverse-transcription. The method requires only a low-input quantity ...
Tagged Highly Degenerate Primer (THDP)-PCR for Community Analysis of Methane- and Ammonia-oxidizing Bacteria Based on Copper-containing Membrane-bound Monooxygenases (CuMMO)
Authors:  Jian-Gong Wang, Fei Xia, Jemaneh Zeleke, Bin Zou and Zhe-Xue Quan, date: 06/20/2017, view: 6325, Q&A: 0
We describe a two-step PCR strategy using tagged highly degenerate primer (THDP-PCR) targeting copper-containing membrane-bound monooxygenases (CuMMO) genes for community analysis of methane- or ammonia-oxidizing bacteria. This strategy consists of ...
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