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Ph. D, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor

Education background







Shandong University

Jinan, Shandong, China


Life Science


Shandong University

Jinan, Shandong, China


Life Science


Institute of Oceanology,Chinese Academy of Sciences

Qingdao, Shandong, China


Marine Biology


Southern Regional Research Center, ARS, USDA

New Orleans, USA


Prevention and control of mycotoxins

Visiting Scholar


Research interest

1. Prevention and control of fungi and mycotoxins in food

Study on the effects of aw, temperature and nutrition on the fungal growth and mycotoxins production; Revealing the modulation mechanism of these environmental factors on the mycotoxins biosynthesis using the multi-omics analysis. Developing techniques, products and equipment of mycotoxins inhibition and blocking; Revealing the mechanism of action involved in the inhibition and blocking by inhibitors using multi-omics.

2. The modulation mechanism of water activity and fungi on the food deterioration

Study on the mechanism of occurrence and development of fungi in grains and oil products during storage and processing using multi-omics technologies including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics; Revealing the correlation between water activity (aw) and fungal growth, preservatives and fungal growth; Definition of quality control aw value in grains and oil products; Development of reference material for moisture standard in complex matrix; Establishment of the measurement methods on aw and moisture sorption isotherms (MSI).

3. Detection technologies of food biohazard

Using Hyperspectral imaging (HIS), study on the spectral variation of grains and oil products contaminated with fungi and mycotoxins, developing techniques and equipment of classifying and removing the contaminated grains and oil products. Developing the rapid detection techniques and products for mycotoxins and pathogens in food; Characterization and variation analysis of fungal microbiome in grains and oilseeds during planting, harvesting and storage.

Selected publications

  1. Haftom Kebede#, Xiumin Liu#, Jing Jin, Fuguo Xing*. Current status of major mycotoxins contamination in food and feed in Africa. Food Control, 2020, 110: 106975. doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.106975 (IF: 4.258, IF5-y: 4.391)
  2. Yaoyao Ren, Jing Jin, Mumin Zheng, Qingli Yang*, Fuguo Xing*. Ethanol inhibits aflatoxin B1 Biosynthesis in Aspergillus flavus by up-regulating oxidative stress related genes. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2020, 10: 2946. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02946 (IF: 4.235, IF5-y: 5.488)
  3. Bowen Tai1, Jinghua Chang1, Yang Liu, Fuguo Xing*. Recent progress of the effect of environmental factors on Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxins production on foods. Food Quality and Safety, 2020, 4: 21-28. doi: 10.1093/fqsafe/fyz040.
  4. Fuguo Xing*, Haibo Yao, Yang Liu, Xiaofeng Dai, Robert L. Brown, Deepak Bhatnagar. Recent developments and applications of hyperspectral imaging for rapid detection of mycotoxins and mycotoxigenic fungi in food products. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2019, 59(1): 173-180. DOI10.1080/10408398.2017.1363709(IF: 7.862, IF5-y:6.705)
  5. Cong Lv1, Jing Jin1, Ping Wang, Xiaofeng Dai, Yang Liu*, Mumin Zheng, Fuguo Xing*. Interaction of water activity and temperature on the growth, gene expression and aflatoxin production by Aspergillus flavus on paddy and polished rice. Food Chemistry, 2019, 293: 472-478. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.05.009 (IF:6.306, IF5-y: 5.488)
  6. Limin Wang1, Bin Liu1, Jing Jin, Longxue Ma, Xiaofeng Dai, Lin Pan, Yang Liu*, Yueju Zhao, Fuguo Xing*. The complex essential oils highly control the toxigenic fungal microbiome and major mycotoxins during storage of maize. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2019, 10: 1643. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01643 (IF: 4.235, IF5-y: 5.488)
  7. Ping Wang#, Longxue Ma#, Jing Jin, Mumin Zheng, Lin Pan, Yueju Zhao, Xiulan Sun, Yang Liu, Fuguo Xing*. The anti-aflatoxigenic mechanism of cinnamaldehyde in Aspergillus flavus. Scientific Reports, 2019, 9: 10499. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-47003-z(IF: 4.131, IF5-y: 4.391)
  8. Cong Lv1, Ping Wang1, Longxue Ma, Mumin Zheng, Yang Liu*, Fuguo Xing*. Large-scale comparative analysis of eugenol-induced/repressed genes expression in Aspergillus flavus using RNA-seq. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2018, 9, 1116. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01116 (IF: 4.235, IF5-y: 4.526)
  9. Limin Wang1, Jing Jin1, Xiao Liu, Yan Wang, Yang Liu*, Yueju Zhao, Fuguo Xing*. Effect of cinnamaldehyde on morphological alterations of Aspergillus ochraceus and expression of key genes involved in ochratoxin A biosynthesis. Toxins, 2018, 10, 340. doi: 10.3390/toxins10090340 (IF: 3.531, IF5-y: 3.551)
  10. Liqiang Zheng, Jia Zheng, Yanxia Xie, Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Guozhe Sun, Zhaoqing Sun, Fuguo Xing*, Yingxian Sun*. Serum gut microbe-dependent trimethylamine N-oxide improves the prediction of future cardiovascular disease in a community-based general population. Atherosclerosis, 2018, 280: 126-131.(IF: 4.320, IF5-y: 4.196)
  11. Fuguo Xing1*, Limin Wang1, Xiao Liu, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Yan Wang, Yueju Zhao, Yang Liu*. Aflatoxin B1 inhibition in Aspergillus flavus by Aspergillus niger through downregulating expression of major biosynthetic genes and AFB1 degradation by atoxigenic A. flavus. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2017, 256, 1-10. (IF: 3.599, IF5-y:3.771)
  12. Fuguo Xing1*, Xiao Liu1, Limin Wang, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Nuo Jin, Yan Wang, Yueju Zhao, Yang Liu*. Distribution and variation of fungi and major mycotoxins in pre- and post-nature drying maize in North China Plain. Food Control, 2017, 80: 244-251. (IF: 4.258, IF5-y: 3.584)
  13. Xiao Liu, Xuanli Guan, Fuguo Xing*, Cong Lv, Xiaofeng Dai*, Yang Liu*. Effect of water activity and temperature on the growth of Aspergillus flavus, the expression of aflatoxin biosynthetic genes and aflatoxin production in shelled peanuts. Food Control, 2017, 82: 325-332. (IF: 4.258, IF5-y: 3.584)
  14. Fuguo Xing, Haibo Yao, Zuzana Hruska, Russell Kincaid, Fengle Zhu, Robert L. Brown, Deepak Bhatnagar, Yang Liu. Detecting peanuts inoculated with toxigenic and atoxienic Aspergillus flavus strains with fluorescence hyperspectral imagery. Proceedings SPIE 10217, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety IX, 102170I (May 1, 2017); doi:10.1117/12.2262801
  15. Fuguo Xing1, Ning Ding1, Xiao Liu, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Limin Wang, Lu Zhou, Yueju Zhao, Yan Wang, Yang Liu*. Variation in fungal microbiome (mycobiome) and aflatoxins during simulated storage of in-shell peanuts and peanut kernels. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6: 25930. DOI: 10.1038/srep25930. (IF:4.131IF5-y: 4.847)
  16. Fuguo Xing1, Wei Zhang1 (Co-first author), Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Yang Liu*. DNA degradation in genetically modified rice with Cry1Ab by food processing methods: Implications for the quantification of genetically modified organisms. Food Chemistry, 2015, 174: 132-138.(IF: 6.306, IF5-y: 4.498)
  17. Ning Ding1, Fuguo Xing1, Xiao Liu1, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Limin Wang, Yueju Zhao, Yan Wang, Wei Guo, Xiaofeng Dai*, Yang Liu*. Variation in fungal microbiome (mycobiome) and aflatoxin in stored in-shell peanuts at four different areas of China. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2015, 6: 1055. 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01055. (IF: 4.235, IF5-y: 4.526)
  18. Dandan Liang1, Fuguo Xing1, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Xiao Liu, Limin Wang, Huijuan Hua, Lu Zhou, Yueju Zhao, Yan Wang, Yang Liu*. Inhibitory effect of cinnamaldehyde, citral and eugenol on aflatoxin biosynthetic gene expression and aflatoxin B1 biosynthesis in Aspergillus flavus. Journal of Food Science, 2015, 80: M2917-2924. (IF:1.971, IF5-y: 2.192)
  19. Huijuan Hua1, Fuguo Xing1 (Co-first author), Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Yan Wang, Yueju Zhao, Lu Zhou, Xiao Liu, Yang Liu*. Inhibitory effect of essential oils on Aspergillus ochraceus growth and ochratoxin A production. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(9): e108285:1-10. (IF: 2.783, IF5-y: 3.394)
  20. Fuguo Xing1, Huijuan Hua1, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Yueju Zhao, Lu Zhou, Xiao Liu, Yang Liu*. Growth inhibition and morphological alterations of Fusarium verticillioides by cinnamon oil and cinnamaldehyde. Food Control, 2014, 46: 343-350. (IF: 4.258, IF5-y: 3.584)
  21. Fuguo Xing, Huijuan Hua, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Yuan Yuan, Yueju Zhao, Lu Zhou, Yang Liu*. Degradation of fumonisin B1 by cinnamon essential oil. Food Control, 2014, 38: 37-40. (IF: 4.258, IF5-y: 3.584)
  22. Wei Zhang1, Fuguo Xing1 (Co-first author), Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Yang Liu*. Degradation of endogenous and exogenous genes of genetically modified rice with Cry1Ab during food processing. Journal of Food Science, 2014, 79(5): T1055-T1065. (IF: 1.971, IF5-y: 2.192)
  23. Demao Li, Limei Chen, Xiaowen Zhang, Naihao Ye, Fuguo Xing*. Pyrolytic characteristics and kinetic studies of three kinds of red algae. Biomass and Bioenergy, 2011, 35: 1765-1772. (IF:3.371)



He is the "Young Talents" of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and deputy secretary-general of the National Mycotoxin Science & Technology Innovation Alliance. He won 2016 CAAS Outstanding Innovation Award and 1 China Agricultural Science and Technology Award.


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Tel: +86-10-62811868


Email: xingfuguo@caas.cn