Wenfeng Ye

Research interests

  • Identification and characterization of oral secretions of insects that function as effectors/elicitors for defense response in plants

  • Role of desaturase family in reproduction and fat metabolism of insects


Ji R, Ye W, Zeng J, Chen H, Li H, Yu H, Li J, Lou Y. (2017) A salivary endo-β-1,4-glucanase acts as an effector that enables Nilaparvata lugens to feed on rice. Plant Physiology 173: 1920-1932.

Ye W, Yu H, Jian Y, Zeng J, Ji R, Chen H, Lou Y. (2017) A salivary EF-hand calcium-binding protein of the brown planthopper Nilaparvata lugens functions as an effector for defense responses in rice. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 7: 40498.

Yu H*, Ji R*, Ye W*, Chen H, Lai W, Fu Q, Lou Y. (2014) Transcriptome analysis of fat bodies from two brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens) populations with different virulence levels in rice. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88528. (*equal contribution)

Ji R, Yu H, Fu Q, Chen H, Ye W, Li S, Lou Y. (2013) Comparative transcriptome analysis of salivary glands of two populations of rice brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens, that differ in virulence. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79612.

Wenfeng Ye




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