Sandor S, Zhang YJ, Xu J*. (2018) Fungal mitochondrial genomes and genetic polymorphisms. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (In press)

Ashu EE, Korfanty GA, Samarasinghe H, Pum N, You M, Yamamura D, Xu J.* (2018) Widespread amphotericin B resistant strains of Aspergillus fumigatus in Hamilton, Canada. Infection and Drug Resistance (In press)

Ashu EE, Xu J.* (2018) Strengthening the One Health agenda: The roles of molecular epidemiology in Aspergillus threat management. Genes. 9(7): E359. doi: 10.3390/genes9070359.

Yan Z, Li Z, Yan L, Yu Y, Cheng Y, Chen J, Liu Y, Gao C, Zeng L, Sun X, Guo L, Xu J.* (2018) Deletion of the sex-determining gene SXI1alpha enhances the spread of mitochondrial introns in Cryptococcus neoformans. Mobile DNA. 9:24

Forsythe A, Giglio V, Asa J, and Xu J*. (2018) Phenotypic divergence along geographic gradients reveals potential for rapid adaptation of the White-nose Syndrome pathogen, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, in North America. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00863-18

You M, & Xu J*. (2018) The effects of environmental and genetic factors on the germination of basidiospores in the Cryptococcus gattii species complex. Scientific Reports 8, 15260.

Samarasinghe H, Aceituno-Caicedo D, Cogliati M, Kwon-Chung KJ, Rickerts V, Velegraki5, A, Ackaglar S, Xu J*. (2018) Genetic Factors and Genotype-Environment Interactions Contribute to Variation in Melanin Production in the Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Scientific Reports 8: 9824 (2018)

Xu J, Wang HC, Hu DM. (2018). Exploring Genotype-Environment Interactions for Mushroom Breeding. Acta Edulis Fungi 25(2): 1-22.

Manawasinghe IS, Zhang W, Li XH, Zhao WS, Chethana KWT, Xu J, Chen Z, Dissanayaka AJ, Mugnai L, Úrbez-Torres JR, Savocchia S, Hyde KD, Yan J. (2018) Novel microsatellite markers reveal multiple origins of Botryosphaeria dothidea causing the Chinese grapevine trunk disease. Fungal Ecology. 33: 134-142 (

Sun XL, Yang YH, Zhu L, Liu FY, Xu JP, Huang XW, Mo MH, Liu T, Zhang KQ. The lysine acetylome of the nematocidal bacterium Bacillus nematocida and impact of nematode on the acetylome. Journal of Proteomics [06 Feb 2018, 177:31-39] DOI: 10.1016/j.jprot.2018.02.005

Liu T, Tian DW, Zou LJ, Liu FY, Can QY, Yang JK, Xu JP, Huang XW, Xi JQ, Zhu ML, Mo MH, Zhang KQ. 2018. Quantitative proteomics revealed partial fungistatic mechanism of ammonia against conidial germination of nematode-trapping fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora ATCC24927. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 98:104-112. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2018.03.009.

Chen YH, Yu F, Bian ZY, Hong JM, Zhang N, Zhong QS, Hang YP, Xu J*, Hu LH*. (2018) Multilocus Sequence Typing Reveals both Shared and Unique Genotypes of Cryptococcus neoformans in Jiangxi Province, China. Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 1495 (doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20054-4)

Ghosh S, McArthur R, Guo ZG, McKerchar R, Donkor K, Xu J, and Cheeptham N. (In press) Evidence for Anti-Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) Activity of Propolis. Antibiotics. (doi:10.3390/antibiotics7010002)

Ashu EE, Kim GY, Roy-Gayos P, Dong K, Forsythe A, Giglio V, Korfanty G, Yamamura D, Xu J*. (2018), Limited evidence of fungicide-driven triazole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus in Hamilton, Canada. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 64(2): 119-130. (

Yan JY*, Zhao WS, Chen Z, Xing QK, Zhang W, Chethana KWT, Xue MF, Xu J, Phillips AJL, Wang Y, Liu JH, Liu M, Zhou Y, Jayawardena RS, Manawasinghe IS, Huang JB, Qiao GH, Fu CY, Guo FF, Dissanayake AJ, Peng YL, Hyde KD, and Li XH. (2018) Comparative genome and transcriptome analyses reveal adaptations to opportunistic infections in woody plant degrading pathogens of Botryosphaeriaceae. DNA Research Volume 25, Issue 1, 1 February 2018, Pages 87–102. doi: 10.1093/dnares/dsx040


Ashu EE, Korfanty G, Xu J. (2017) Evidence of unique genetic diversity in Aspergillus fumigatus isolates from Cameroon. Mycoses (In press) DOI: 10.1111/myc.12655

Li YF, Fang WJ, Jiang WW, Hagen F, Liu J, Zhang L, Hong N, Zhu Y, Xu XG, Lei X, Deng DQ, Boekhout T.Xu J, Liao WQ, Chen M, Pan WH (In Press) Cryptococcosis in patients with diabetes mellitus II in mainland China: 1993-2015.Mycoses. DOI: 10.1111/myc.12645

Trudell S,Xu J, Saar I, Justo A, Cifuentes J. (In Press) North American matsutake: names clarified and a new species described. Mycologia

Wang SX, Liu Y, Xu J*. (2017) Comparison of different drying methods for recovery of mushroom DNA. Scientific Reports 7. 3008, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-03570-7

Ashu EE, Hagen F, Chowdhary A, Meis JF,Xu J*. (2017) Global population genetic analysis of Aspergillus fumigatusmSphere 2: e00019-17.

Kwon-Chung KJ, Bennett JE, Wickes BL, Meyer W, Cuomo CA, Wollenburg KR, Bicanic TA, Castañeda E, Chang YC, Chen J, Cogliati M, Dromer F, Ellis D, Filler SG, Fisher MC, Harrison TS, Holland SM, Kohno S, Kronstad JW, Lazera M, Levitz SM, Lionakis MS, May RC, Ngamskulrongroj P, Pappas PG, Perfect JR, Rickerts V, Sorrell TC, Walsh TJ, Williamson PR, Xu J, Zelazny AM, Casadevall A. (2017) The case for adopting the “species complex” nomenclature for the etiologic agents of cryptococcosis. mSphere 2:e00357-16.

Wu JY, Guo H, Wang HM, Yi GH, Zhou LM, He XW, Zhang Y, and Xu J*. (2017). Multilocus sequence analyses reveal extensive diversity and multiple origins of fluconazole resistance in Candida tropicalis from tropical China. Scientific Reports. 7, 42537; doi: 10.1038/srep42537

Forsythe A*Xu J. (2017). The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the White-Nose Syndrome pathogen, Pseudogymnoascus destructansMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources.

El Sheikha AF*, Xu J. (2017). Traceability as a Key of Seafood Safety: Reassessment and Possible Applications. Reviews In Fisheries Science & Aquaculture. 25(2): 158-170. (


Feng B, Liu JW, Xu J, Zhao K, Ge ZW, and Yang ZL. (2016) Ecological and physical barriers shape genetic structure of the Alpine porcini (Boletus reticuloceps). Mycorrhiza. 27 (3), 261-272. DOI: 10.1007/s00572-016-0751-y

Xu J, Li H, Zhou GY, Liu JA. (2016). When do we call genetically distinct strains different species? – A cautionary case study of the Colletotrichum gloesporioidesspecies complex. Fungal Genomics and Biology. 6, 146. DOI: 10.4172/2165-8056.1000146

Wu G, Li YC, Zhu XT, Zhao K, Han LH, Cui YY, Li F, Xu J, Yang ZL. 2016. One hundred noteworthy boletes from China.Fungal Diversity. 81: 25-188. DOI: 10.1007/s13225-016-0375-8

Forsythe A, Vogan AA, Xu J. 2016. Genetic and environmental influences on the germination of basidiospores in the Cryptococcus neoformans species complex. Scientific Reports. In press

Xu J. 2016. Fungal DNA Barcoding. Genome. In press.

Chen M, Fang W-J, Chen Y-C, Al-Hatmi AMS, Xu J, Hagen F, Liu J, Li J, Boekhout T, Liao W-Q, Pan W-H. 2016. Cryptococcosis and tuberculosis co-infection in Mainland China.  Emerging Microbes & Infections.In press.

Vogan AA, Khankhet J, Samarasinghe H, Xu J. 2016. Identification of QTLs Associated with Virulence Related Traits and Drug Resistance in Cryptococcus neoformans. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. In press.

Chen J, Moinard M, Xu J, Wang S, Foulongne-Oriol M, Zhao R, Hyde KD, Callac P. 2016. Genetic Analyses of the Internal Transcribed Spacer Sequences Suggest Introgression and Duplication in the Medicinal Mushroom Agaricus subrufescens. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0156250.

Xu J, Wang PF. 2016. Mitochondrial inheritance in basidiomycete fungi. Fungal Biology Reviews. In press.

Chen M, Zhou J, Li J, Li M, Sun J, Fang WJ, Al‐Hatmi A, Xu J, Boekhout T, Liao WQ, Pan WH. 2016. Evaluation of five conventional and molecular approaches for diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis in non‐HIV‐infected patients. Mycoses.

Chang H, Ashu E, Sharma C, Kathuria S, Chowdhary A,  Xu  J. 2016. Diversity and origins of Indian multi‐triazole resistant strains of Aspergillus fumigatus. Mycoses.

Du  XH, Zhao Q, Xu J,  Yang  ZL. 2016. High inbreeding, limited recombination and divergent evolutionary patterns between two sympatric morel species in China. Scientific reports, 6.

Feng B, Zhao Q, Xu J, Qin  J, Yang Z L. 2016. Drainage isolation and climate change-driven population expansion shape the genetic structures of Tuber indicum complex in the Hengduan Mountains region.Scientific reports, 6.

Mi F, Zhang Y, Yang D, Tang X, Wang P, He X, Zhang Y, Dong  J, Cao Y, Liu C, Zhang  KQ,  Xu J.2016. Evidence for Inbreeding and Genetic Differentiation among Geographic Populations of the Saprophytic Mushroom Trogia venenata from Southwestern China. PloS one, 11(2), p.e0149507


Ashu E, Xu J.  The roles of sexual and asexual reproduction in the origin and dissemination of strains causing fungal infectious disease outbreaks. Infection, Genetics and Evolution.36, pp.199-209

Li J, Zou C, Xu J, Ji X, Niu X, Yang J, Huang X, Zhang KQ. 2015. Molecular mechanisms of nematode-nematophagous microbe interactions: basis for biological control of plant-parasitic nematodes. Annu Rev Phytopathol. (In press)

Tang XZ, Mi F, Zhang Y, He XX, Cao Y, Wang PF, Liu CL, Yang D, Dong JY, Zhang KQ, Xu J. 2015. Diversity, population genetics, and evolution of macrofungi associated with animals. Mycology. 05/2015; DOI:10.1080/21501203.2015.1043968

Cao Y, Zhang Y, Yu Z, Wang P, Tang X, He X, Mi F, Liu C, Yang D, Xu J. 2015. Genome Sequence of Phlebopus portentosus Strain PP33, a cultivated Bolete. Genome Announc. 23;3(2). pii: e00326-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00326-15.

Cui YY, Feng B, Wu G, Xu J, Yang ZL. 2015. Porcini mushrooms (Boletus sect. Boletus) from China. Fungal Diversity 01/2015; DOI:10.1007/s13225-015-0336-7

Zhang Y, Zhang S, Zhang G, Liu X, Wang C, Xu J. 2015. Comparison of mitochondrial genomes provides insights into intron dynamics and evolution in the caterpillar fungus Cordyceps militaris. Fungal Genet Biol. 77:95-107.

Xu J, Wang PF (In press). Mitochondrial inheritance in basidiomycete fungi. Fungal Biology Reviews.

Wang ZX, Wilson A, Xu J. 2015. Mitochondrial DNA Inheritance in the Human Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus gattii. Fungal Genet Biol. 75:1-10.

Wang X, Li GH, Zou CG, Ji XL, Liu T, Zhao PJ, Liang LM, Xu J, An ZQ, Zheng X, Qin YK, Tian MQ, Xu YY, Ma YC, Yu ZF, Huang XW, Liu SQ, Niu XM, Yang JK, Huang Y, and Zhang KQ. (2014) Bacteria can mobilize nematode-trapping fungi to kill nematodes. Nature Communications. 5:5776 doi: 10.1038/ncomms6776.

Diao YZ, Zhang C, Xu J, Lin D, Liu L, Mtung’e OG, Liu XL 2015. Genetic differentiation and recombination among geographic populations of the fungal pathogen Colletotrichum truncatum from chili peppers in China. Evolutionary Applications. 8(1):108-118 (DOI: 10.1111/eva.12233).


Zhang YJ, Zhang S, Li YL, Ma SL, Wang CS, Xiang MC, Liu X, An ZQ, Xu J*, and Liu XZ*. 2014. Phylogeography and evolution of a fungal-insect association on the Tibetan Plateau. Molecular Ecology. 23: 5337-5355 (

Vogan AA and Xu J. 2014. Evidence for genetic incompatibilities associated with post-zygotic reproductive isolation in the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Genome 57: 335–344 (

Khankhet J, Vanderwolf KJ, McAlpine DF, McBurney S, Overy DP, Slavic D, and Xu J. 2014. Clonal expansion of the Pseudogymnoascus destructans genotype in North America is accompanied by significant variation in phenotypic expression. PLOS ONE 9(8): e104684 (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104684)

Xu J. 2014. Genomics and Fungal Speciation: What Can We Expect in the Clinical Laboratory? Current Clinical Microbiology Reports. Doi: 10.1007/s40588-014-0004-9 (Invited Review)

Sharma C, Muralidhar S, Xu J, Meis J, and Chowdhary A. (2014) Multilocus sequence typing of Candida africana from patients with vulvovaginal candidiasis in New Delhi, India. Mycoses, doi: 10.1111/myc.12193.

Wu JY, Guo H, Yi GH, Zhou LM, He XW, Huang XX, Wang HM, Xue WL & Xu J* (2014) Prevalent drug resistance among oral yeasts from asymptomatic patients in Hainan, China. Mycopathologia. 177, 299-307

Wu G, Feng B, Xu J, Zhu XT, Li YC, Zeng NK, Hosen MI, Yang ZL. (2014) Molecular phylogenetic analyses redefine seven major clades and reveal 22 new generic clades in the fungal family Boletaceae. Fungal Diversity. DOI 10.1007/s13225-014-0283-8

Venu I, Durisko Z, Xu J and Dukas R. (2014). Social attraction mediated by fruit flies’ microbiome. J. Exp. Biol. 217, 1346-1352. (Highlighted by Nature)

Chen SX, Wang CM, Xu J, and Yang ZL. (2014) Molecular characterization of pHRDV1, a new virus-like mobile genetic element closely related to pleomorphic viruses in haloarchaea. Extremophiles. 18:195-206. DOI 10.1007/s00792-013-0599-4

Carvalho, C., Yang, J., Vogan, A., Maganti H, Yamamura, D., and Xu J. 2014. Clinical and Tree Hollow Populations of Human Pathogenic Yeasts in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Are Different. Mycoses. 57(5):271-283. Doi:10.1111/myc.12156

Cao, Y., Zhang, Y., Yu, Z., Mi, F., Liu, C., Tang, X., Long, Y., He, X., Wang, P., and Xu, J. 2013. Structure, gene flow, and recombination among geographic populations of Russula virescens from southwestern China. PLoS ONE



Wang, H., Xu, J., Guo, H., Wu, J., Yi, G., Pei, H., Niu, L., Li, Y. 2013. Patterns of human oral yeast species distribution on Hainan Island in China. Mycopathologia. 176:359-368. Online version:

Chowdhary A, Kathuria S, Xu J, Meis JF. 2013. Emergence of Azole Resistant Aspergillus fumigatus Strains due to Agricultural Azole Use Creates an Increasing Threat to Human Health. PLoS Pathogen 9(10): e1003633. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003633.

Zhang Y, Zhang K, Cao Y, Qiao M, Xu J, and Yu Z. 2013. Genetic diversity and recombination in natural populations of the nematode-trapping fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora from China. Ecology and Evolution 3(2):312-325

Vogan A, Khankhet J, Xu J* 2013. Evidence for Mitotic Recombination within the Basidia of a Hybrid Cross of Cryptococcus neoformans. PLoS ONE: 8(5): e62790. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062790

Chang H, Pun N, Xu J*. 2013. Attractions of nematodes to yeasts are influenced by both nematodes and yeasts. Mycology. 4(2): 73-81. DOI:10.1080/21501203.2013.798698

Ferandon C, Xu J, Barroso G*. 2013. The 135 kbp mitochondrial genome of Agaricus bisporus is the largest known eukaryotic reservoir of group I introns and plasmid-related sequences. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 55: 85–91

Xu J*, Zhang Y, and Pun N. 2013. Mitochondrial recombination in natural populations of the button mushroom Agaricus bisporus. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 55: 92–97