Xiangqiang Kong
  • Faculty, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph. D

Research focus

cotton, salt stress, senescence


1. Kong XQ, Gao XH, Sun W, An J, Zhao YX, Zhang H (2011) Cloning and functional characterization of a cation–chloride cotransporter gene OsCCC1. Plant Molecular Biology 75: 567-578.
2. Kong XQ, Luo Z, Dong HZ, Eneji AE, Li WJ (2012) Effects of non-uniform root zone salinity on water use, Na+ recirculation, and Na+ and H+ flux in cotton. Journal of Experimental Botany 63:2105-2116.
3. Kong XQ, Luo Z, Dong HZ, Eneji AE, Li WJ, Lu HQ (2013) Gene expression profiles deciphering leaf senescence variation between early- and late-senescence cotton lines. PLOS One 8(7):e6984.
4. Kong XQ, Gao XH, Li WH, Zhao JQ, Zhao YX, Zhang H (2008) Overexpression of ENA1 from yeast increase salt tolerance in Arabidopsis. Journal of Plant Biology 51:159-165.
5. Li WH, Zhang Q, Kong XQ, Wu CX, Ma XL, Zhang H, Zhao YX (2009) Salt tolerance is conferred in Arabidopsis by overexpression of the vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter Gene SsNHX2, an alternative splicing variant of SsNHX1, from Suaeda salsa. Journal of Plant Biology 52:147-153.
6. Wu CX, Gao XH, Kong XQ, Zhao YX, Zhang H (2009) Molecular cloning and functional analysis of a Na+/H+ antiporter gene ThNHX1 from a halophytic plant Thellungiella halophila. Plant Molecular Biology Report 27: 1-12. (†Contributed equally)
7. Dong HZ, Niu YH, Kong XQ, Luo Z (2009) Effects of early-fruit removal on endogenous cytokinins and abscisic acid in relation to leaf senescence in cotton. Plant growth regulation 59:93-101.
8. Zhang HJ, Dong HZ, Li WJ, Sun Y, Chen SY, Kong XQ (2009) Increased glycine betaine synthesis and salinity tolerance in AhCMO transgenic cotton lines. Molecular Breeding 23: 289-298.
9. Dong HZ, Kong XQ, Luo Z, Li WJ, Xin CS (2010) Unequal salt distribution in the root zone increases growth and yield of cotton. European Journal of Agronomy 33: 285-292
10. Dong HZ, Kong XQ, Li WJ, Tang W, Zhang DM (2010) Effects of plant density and nitrogen and potassium fertilization on cotton yield and uptake of major nutrients in two fields with varying fertility. Field Crops Research 119: 106-113.
11. Dai JL, Luo Z, Li WJ, Tang W, Zhang DM, Lu HQ, Li ZH, Xin CS, Kong XQ, Eneji AE, Dong HZ (2014) A simplified pruning method for profitable cotton production in the Yellow River valley of China. Field Crops Research 164: 22-29.
12. Luo Z, Kong XQ, Dai JL, Dong HZ (2015) Soil plus foliar nitrogen application increases cotton growth and salinity tolerance. Journal of Plant Nutrition 38(3): 443–455.
13. Wang Q, Eneji AE, Kong XQ, Wang KY, Dong HZ (2015) Salt stress effects on secondary metabolites of cotton in relation to gene expression responsible for Aphid development. Plos One DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0129541.
14. Zhang YJ, Song XZ, Yang GZ, Li ZH,Lu HQ, Kong XQ, Eneji AE, Dong HZ (2015) Physiological and molecular adjustment of cotton to waterlogging at peak-flowering in relation to growth and yield. Field Crops Research 179: 164-172.
15. Kong XQ, Luo Z, Dong HZ, Eneji AE, Li WJ (2016) H2O2 and ABA signaling are responsible for the increased Na+ efflux and water uptake in Gossypium hirsutum L. roots in the non-saline side under non-uniform root zone salinity. Journal of Experimental Botany 67(8): 2247-2261. doi:10.1093/jxb/erw026
16. Kong XQ, Wang T, Li WJ, Tang W, Zhang DM, Dong HZ. (2016) Exogenous nitric oxide delays salt-induced leaf senescence in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 38(3):1-9.
17. Zhang YJ, Chen YZ, Lu HQ, Kong XQ, Dai JL, Li ZH, Dong HZ (2016) Growth, lint yield and changes in physiological attributes of cotton under temporal waterlogging. Field Crops Research 194:83-63.
18. Kong XQ, Luo Z, Zhang YJ, Li WJ, Dong HZ. (2017) Soaking in H2O2 regulates ABA biosynthesis and GA catabolism in germinating cotton seeds under salt stress. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 39:2. DOI 10.1007/s11738-016-2299-z
19. Kong XQ, Luo Z, Dong HZ, Li WJ, Chen YZ (2017) Non-uniform salinity in the root zone alleviates salt damage by increasing sodium, water and nutrient transport genes expression in cotton. Scientific Reports 7: 2879. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-03302-x.
20. Dai JL, Li WJ, Zhang DM, Tang W, Li ZH, Lu HQ, Kong XQ, Luo Z, Xu SZ, Xin CS, Dong HZ#. (2017) Competitive yield and economic benefits of cotton achieved through a combination of extensive pruning and a reduced nitrogen fertilizer rate at high plant density. Field Crops Research 209:65-72.
21. Dai JL#, Kong XQ#, Zhang DM, Li WJ, Dong HZ*. (2017) Technologies and theoretical basis of light and simplified cotton cultivation in China. Field Crops Research 214:142-148.
22. Zhang YJ, Kong XQ*, Dai JL, Luo Z, Li ZH, Lu HQ, Xu SZ, Tang W, Zhang DM, Li WJ, Xin XS, Dong HZ* (2017) Global gene expression in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) leaves to waterlogging stress. PLoS One 12(9): e0185075.
23. Chen YZ, Kong XQ*, Dong HZ* (2018) Removal of early fruiting branches impacts leaf senescence and yield by altering the sink/source ratio of field-grown cotton. Field Crops Research 216:10-21.
24. Kong XQ, Luo Z, Dong HZ (2017) Establishment of New Split-root System by Grafting. Bio-protocol 7:4. DOI:10.21769/BioProtoc.2136.
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