College Introduction

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to

Postgraduate Course

Meng Li


Professor, Associate Dean


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Ph.D. Marine Microbial Ecology (2011) The University of Hong Kong

M.S. Environmental Science (2006) Xiamen University

B.S. Marine Chemistry (2003) Xiamen University

Other Microbial Diversity Summer Course (2010), Marine Biological Laboratory


04/2019- present, Associate Dean, Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University

09/2016- present, Professor, Shenzhen University

09/2017- 08/2021, Horary Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

07/2014- 08/2016, Assistant Professor, Shenzhen University

06/2014- 02/2015, Assistant Researcher, The University of Hong Kong

10/2011- 05/2014, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Michigan

12/2006- 08/2007, Research Assistant, The University of Hong Kong


Microbial Ecology, Environmental Microbiome, Archaea


1. Response and metabolism of important subgroups of Bathyarchaeota in mangrove wetlands to different carbon sources. NSFC (31970105, 600K RMB), 2020-2023, PI.

2. The carbon metabolism and ecological effects of Asgard archaea in coastal sediments. NSFC (91851105, 1.0 M RMB), 2019-2021, PI.

3. Carbon metabolic diversity of Bathyarchaeota in mangrove wetlands and their active roles in coastal carbon cycling, The Key Project of Department of Education of Guangdong Province (2017KZDXM071, 500K RMB), 2018-2020, PI.

4. The carbon metabolic diversity and molecular metabolisms of Bathyarchaeota in mangrove sediments. The Science and Technology Innovation Committee of Shenzhen (JCYJ20170818091727570, 500K RMB), 2018-2019, PI.

5. Physiology and ecological functions of Bathyarchaeota in Mangrove wetlands. NSFC (31622002, 1.3M RMB), 2017-2019, PI.

6. Microbial regulation and metabolisms of biogeochemical cycles. Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee (3.0 M RMB), 2018-2020, PI.

7. Temporal and spatial variation of Miscellaneous Crenarchaeotal Group (MCG) archaea and their environmental effects in mangrove ecosystems. NSFC (41506163, 264k RMB), 2017-2019, PI, Completed.

8. Community structure, ecological function and environmental effects of Miscellaneous Crenarchaeota Group in mangrove wetlands. NSCF-Guangdong province (2014A03031005, 100k RMB), 2015-2018, PI, Completed.

9. Microbial diversity and ecological effects of MCG archaea in coastal mangrove sediments. The Science and Technology Innovation Committee of Shenzhen (JCYJ20140828163633985, 300k RMB), 2015-2018, PI, Completed.

10. The microbial nitrogen cycle in Shenzhen Bay. Overseas high-level talents “Peacock Project” of Shenzhen City (800k, RMB), 2015-2018, PI, Completed.


08/2016 The NSFC Excellent Young Scientist Fund

03/2016 Thousand Talents Plan (Young Professionals)

11/2011 Royal Society K.C. Wong Postdoctoral Fellowship (Decline)

07/2011 Aquatic Microbial Ecology Best Poster Award  (Presented at The Fourth International Conference on Enzymes in The Environment: Activity, Ecology & Applications, Bad Nauheim, Germany



Miss Yueping Pan (Fall 2016- now)

Research Scientists

2018-present    Dr. Yang Liu

2018-present    Dr. Xinxu Zhang

2019-present    Dr. Jie Pan

2019-present    Dr. Zongbao Liu


2015- 2019       Dr. Jie Pan (completed)

2015- 2018       Dr. Yang Liu (completed)

2016- 2019       Dr. Zongbao Liu (completed)

2016- 2019       Dr. Yongming Wang (completed)

2017- 2020       Dr. Cuijing Zhang (completed)

2017- present   Dr. Qiaoyan Wei

2017- present   Dr. Mingwei Cai

2017- present   Dr. Yihua Sun

2018- present   Dr. Zhongyi Lu

2019- present   Dr. Zhifeng Zhang

2019- present   Dr. Huan Du

2019- present   Dr. Liurui Liu

2019- present   Dr. Zhimeng Li

Students supervised

PhD students

Ms. Yisha Tan (Spring 2019- Winter 2022, SZU-HKUST Jointed PhD program)

Mr. Dayu Zou (Fall 2017- Summer 2021, SZU-HKUST Jointed PhD program)

Mr. Zhimeng Xu (Fall 2017- Summer 2021, SZU-HKUST Jointed PhD program)

MS students

Ms. Yulian Chen, (Fall 2016- Summer 2019)

Mr. Changhai Duan (Fall 2017-Summer 2020)

Mr. Wencong Huang, (Fall 2018- Summer 2021)

Mr. Siyu Zhang, (Fall 2018- Summer 2021)


1. The Young Ambassador of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME) (2015- present)

2. Professional Committee Member: Environmental Microbiology and Geomicrobiology of Chinese Society for Microbiology, Microbial Ecology of Ecological Society of China, Insect Microbiome of Entomological Society of China,Marine Bio-resources of Chinese Society for Oceanography

3. Associate Editor: Frontiers in Microbiology (Biology of Archaea) (2019- present)

4. Editorial Board Members: Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2020-2022), Scientific Reports (2014.11- present), Applied Environmental Biotechnology (2014.11- present), Chinese Journal of Biotechnology (2017.11-


5. Review Editor: Frontiers in Microbiology (2014.11- present)

6. Co-chair, The 6th International Conference on Nitrification and Related Processes (ICoN6), 8-12 October 2019, Xiamen, China

PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH (*Corresponding Author; #equal contribution; lab members; +visiting students or researchers)  

1. Cui-Jing Zhang, Jie Pan, Yang Liu, Chang-Hai Duan, Meng Li* (2020) Genomic and transcriptomic insights into methanogenesis potential of novel methanogens from mangrove sediments. Microbiome 8, 94.

2. Yuchun Yang+, Meng Li*, Hui Li, Xiao-Yan Li, Jih-Gaw Lin, Martin Denecke, Ji-Dong Gu* (2020) Specific and Effective Detection of Anammox Bacteria Using PCR Primers of 16S rRNA and Functional Genes. Science of the Total Environment

3. Zhongyi Lu#, Ting Fu#, Tianyi Li, Yang Liu, Siyu Zhang, Jinquan Li, Junbiao Dai, Eugene V Koonin, Guohui Li, Huiying Chu*, Meng Li* (2020) Co-evolution of Eukaryotic-like Vps4 and ESCRT-III Subunits in the Asgard Archaea mBio 11: e00417-20.

4. Cui-Jing Zhang, Yu-Lian Chen, Jie Pan, Yong-Ming Wang, Meng Li * (2020) Spatial and seasonal variation of methanogenic community in a river-bay system in south China. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 104(10), 4593-4603 doi:10.1007/s00253-020-10613-z.

5. Jie Pan, Zhichao Zhou, Oded Beja, Mingwei Cai, Yuchun Yang+, Yang Liu, Ji-Dong Gu, Meng Li*(2020) Genetic and transcriptomic evidence of metabolisms for light sensing, porphyrin biosynthesis, Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle, and urea production in Bathyarchaeota from mangrove sediments. Microbiome

6. Mingwei Cai#, Yang Liu#, Xiuran Yin, Zhichao Zhou, Michael W. Friedrich, Tim Richter-Heitmann, Rolf Nimzyk, Ajinkya Kulkarni, Xiaowen Wang, Wenjin Li, Jie Pan, Yuchun Yang+, Ji-Dong Gu, Meng Li*(2020) Diverse Asgard archaea including the novel phylum Gerdarchaeota participate in organic matter degradation. SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences 63(6):886-897.

7. Dayu Zou, Jie Pan, Zongbao Liu, Chuanlun Zhang, Hongbin Liu*, Meng Li* (2020) The Distribution of Bathyarchaeota in Surface Sediments of the Pearl River Estuary Along Salinity Gradient. Frontiers in Microbiology, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00285

8. Yuchun Yang+, Holger Daims, Yang Liu, Craig Herbold, Petra Pjevac, Jih-Gaw Lin, Meng Li*, Ji-Dong Gu* (2020) Activity and metabolic versatility of complete ammonia oxidizers in full-scale wastewater treatment systems. mBio 11:e03175-19.

9. Ru-Yi Zhang, Bin Zou, Yong-Wei Yan, Che-Ok Jeon, Meng Li, Ming-Wei Cai, Zhe-Xue Quan* (2020) Design of targeted primers based on 16S rRNA sequences in meta-transcriptomic datasets and identification of a novel taxonomic group in the Asgard archaea. BMC Microbiology, 20:25.

10. Zhichao Zhou, Yang Liu, Wei Xu, Jie Pan, Zhu-Hua Luo*, Meng Li* (2020) Genome- and community-level interaction insights into carbon utilization and element cycling functions of Hydrothermarchaeota in hydrothermal sediment. mSystems 5:e00795-19.

11. Yuchun Yang+, Jie Pan, Zhichao Zhou, Jiapeng Wu, Yang Liu, Jih-Gaw Lin, Yiguo Hong, Xiaoyan Li, Meng Li*, Ji-Dong Gu* (2020) Complex microbial nitrogen-cycling networks in three distinct anammox-inoculated wastewater treatment systems. Water Research 168: 115142.

12. Wei-Wei Liu#, Jie Pan#, Xiao-Yuan Feng, Meng Li, Ying Xu, Feng-Ping Wang, Ning-Yi Zhou (2020) Evidences of aromatic degradation dominantly via the phenylacetic acid pathway in marine benthic Thermoprofundales. Environmental Microbiology 22(1), 329-342. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14850.

13. Yongming Wang, Jie Pan, Jun Yang, Yueping Pan, Zhichao Zhou, Meng Li* (2020) Patterns and processes of free-living and particle-associated bacterioplankton and archaeaplankton communities in a subtropical river-bay system in South China. Limnology and Oceanography 65(S1): S161-S179.

14. Yihua Sun, Yang Liu, Jie Pan, Fengping Wang, Meng Li* (2020) Perspectives on Cultivation Strategies of Archaea. Microbial Ecology 79(3): 770-784

15. Xiaojian Wu, Jie Pan, Meng Li, Mark Bartlam*, Yingying Wang* (2019) Selective enrichment of bacterial pathogens by microplastic biofilm. Water Research 165:114979.

16. Cui-Jing Zhang, Jie Pan, Chang-Hai Duan, Yong-Ming Wang, Yang Liu, Jian Sun, Hai-Chao Zhou, Xin Song, Meng Li* (2019) Prokaryotic diversity in mangrove sediments across southeastern China fundamentally differs from that in other biomes. mSystems 4:e00442-19.

17. Baozhan Wang#, Wei Qin#, Yi Ren#, Xue Zhou, Man Young Jung, Ping Han, Emiley A. Eloe-Fadrosh, Meng Li, Yue Zheng, Lu Lu, Xin Yan, Yang Liu, Linmeng Liu, Cheryl Heiner, Richard Hall, Willm Martens-Habbena, Craig Herbold, Sung-keun Rhee, Douglas Bartlett, Li Huang, Anitra Ingalls, Michael Wagner, David Stahl, Zhongjun Jia* (2019) Expansion of Thaumarchaeota habitat range is correlated with horizontal transfer of ATPase operons. The ISME Journal 13(12): 3067-3079. https://

18. Zongbao Liu, Uli Klümper, Yang Liu, Yuchun Yang+, Jih-Gaw Lin, Ji-Dong Gu, Meng Li* (2019) Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses reveal activity and hosts of antibiotic resistance genes in activated sludge. Environment International 129:208-220

19. Jiwen Liu, Yanfen Zheng, Heyu Lin, Xuchen Wang, Meng Li, Yang Liu, Meixun Zhao, Nikolai Pedentchouk, David J. Lea-Smith, Jonathan Todd, Clayton Magill, Wei-Jia Zhang, Shun Zhou, Delei Song, Haihui Zhong, Yu Xin, Min Yu, Jiwei Tian*, Xiaohua Zhang* (2019) Proliferation of hydrocarbon-degrading microbes at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Microbiome 7:47.

20. Dayu Zou, Yingdong Li, Hongbin Liu*, Meng Li* (2019) Genomic adaptation to eutrophication of ammonia-oxidizing Archaea in the Pearl River estuary. Environmental Microbiology 21(7): 2320-2332 DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.14613

21. Shuping Wang, Yuan Zhang*, Jia He, Xiaobo Jia, Jianing Lin, Meng Li*, Qinglin Wang (2019) Molecular analyses of bacterioplankton communities with highly abundant Vibrio clades: a case study in Bohai coastal waters. Journal of Oceanology and Limnology doi.10.1007/s00343-019-8210-1.

22. Wei Xu, Yuan-hao Gao, Lin-feng Gong, Meng Li, Ka-Lai Pang, Zhu-Hua Luo* (2019) Fungal Diversity in the Deep Sea Hadal Sediments of the Yap Trench by Cultivation and High Throughput Sequencing Methods based on ITS rRNA gene. Deep-Sea Research I 145:125-136

23. Jiwei Li, Ling Li, Shijie Bai, Kaiwen Ta, Hengchao Xu, Shun Chen, Jie Pan, Meng Li, Mengran Du, Xiaotong Peng* (2019) New insight into the biogeochemical cycling of methane, S and Fe above the Sulfate-Methane Transition Zone in methane hydrate-bearing sediments: A case study in the Dongsha area, South China Sea. Deep-Sea Research I 145:97-108

24. Wen-Cong Huang#, Xiaofan Jia#, Juying Li*, Meng Li  (2019) Dynamics of microbial community in the bioreactor for bisphenol S removal. Science of Total Environment doi:

25. Zongbao Liu, Uli Klumper, Lei Shi, Lei Ye*, Meng Li* (2019) From Pig Breeding Environment to Subsequently Produced Pork: Comparative Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Bacterial Community Composition. Frontiers in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00043.

26. Jie Pan, Yulian Chen, Yongming Wang, Zhichao Zhou, Meng Li* (2019) Vertical Distribution of Bathyarchaeotal Communities in Mangrove Wetlands Suggests Distinct Niche Preference of Bathyarchaeota Subgroup 6. Microbial Ecology 77 (2), 417-428.10.1007/s00248-018-1309-7.

27. Zhi-Chao Zhou, Yang Liu, Karen G Lloyd, Jie Pan, Yuchun Yang+, Ji-Dong Gu*, Meng Li* (2019) Genomic and transcriptomic insights into the ecology and metabolism of benthic archaeal cosmopolitan, Thermoprofundales (MBG-D archaea) The ISME Journal 13(4): 885-901.

28. Xinxu Zhang, Wei Xu, Yang Liu, Mingwei Cai, Zhuhua Luo*, Meng Li* (2018) Metagenomics reveals microbial diversity and metabolic potentials of seawater and surface sediment from a hadal biosphere at the Yap Trench. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:2402. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02402

29. Xiaobo Liu, Meng Li*, Cindy J. Castelle, Alexander J. Probst, Zhichao Zhou, Jie Pan, Yang Liu, Jillian F. Banfield, Ji-Dong Gu* (2018) Insights into the ecology, evolution and metabolism of the widespread Woesearchaeotal lineages. Microbiome 6(1): 102. DOI: 10.1186/s40168-018-0488-2.

30. Zhichao Zhou, Qiaoyan Wei, Yuchun Yang+, Meng Li*, Ji-Dong Gu* (2018) Practical Applications of PCR Primers in Detection of Anammox Bacteria Effectively from Different Types of Samples. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 102:5859-5871. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-018-9078-2.

31. Zhi-Chao Zhou, Jie Pan, Fengping Wang, Ji-Dong Gu, Meng Li* (2018) Bathyarchaeota: globally distributed metabolic generalists in anoxic environments FEMS Microbiology Reviews 42(5): 639-655. DOI: 10.1093/femsre/fuy023.

32. Xiaobo Liu, Zhichao Zhou, Jie Pan, Yang Liu, Meng Li*, Ji-Dong Gu* (2018) Diversity and distribution of Archaea in global estuaries. Sciences of the Total Environment 637-638:349-358.

33. Yuchun Yang+, Meng Li*, Xiao-Yan Li, Ji-Dong Gu*(2018) Two identical copies of the hydrazine synthase gene clusters found in the genomes of anammox bacteria. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 132:236-240, DOI: org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2018.04.011

34. Zhi-Chao Zhou#, Yang Liu#, Meng Li*, Ji-Dong Gu (2018) Two or three domains: a new view of tree of life in the genomics era. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 102(7), 3049-3058

35. Yang Liu, Zhi-Chao Zhou, Jie Pan, Brett Baker, Ji-Dong Gu, Meng Li* (2018) Comparative genomic inference suggests mixotrophic lifestyle for Thorarchaeota. The ISME Journal 12:1021-1031. DOI: org/10.1038/s41396-018-0060-x.

36. Tiantian Yu, Meng Li, Mingyang Niu, Xibei Fan, Wenyue Liang, Fengping Wang* (2018) Difference of nitrogen-cycling microbes between shallow bay and deep-sea sediments in the South China Sea. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 102:447-459.

37. Zhi-Chao Zhou, Han Meng+, Yang Liu, Ji-Dong Gu*, Meng Li* (2017) Stratified bacterial and archaeal community in mangrove and intertidal wetland mudflats revealed by high throughput 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:2148.

38. Ping Han, Uli Klumper, Alex Wang, Meng Li, Jih-Gaw Lin, Zhexue Quan, Martin Denecke, Ji-Dong Gu* (2017) Assessment of molecular detection of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria in different environmental samples using PCR primers based on 16S rRNA and functional genes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 101(20): 7869-7902. doi: 10.1007/s00253-017-8502-3.

39. Shiling, Zheng, Fanghua Liu*, Meng Li, Leilei Xiao, Oumei Wang (2017) Comparative transcriptomic insights into the mechanisms of electron transfer in Geobacter co-cultures with activated carbon and magnetite. SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences. doi: 10.1007/s11427-017-9177-1 .

40.Meng Li*, Sunit Jain, Gregory J. Dick (2016) Genomic and Transcriptomic Resolution of Organic Matter Utilization Among Deep-Sea Bacteria in Guaymas Basin Hydrothermal Plumes. Frontier in Microbiology 7:1125. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01125

41.Meng Li*, Ji-Dong Gu (2016) The diversity and distribution of anammox bacteria in the marine aquaculture zones. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology  100:8943-8953. doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7690-6.

42. Ying He#, Meng Li#, Vengatesha Perumal, Xiaoyuan Feng, Juanjuan Xie, Jing Fang, Stefan Sievert, Fengping Wang* (2016) Genomic and Enzymatic evidence for acetogenesis among multiple lineages of the archaeal phylum Bathyarchaeota widespread in marine sediments. Nature Microbiology 1:16035. doi: 10.1038/NMICROBIOL.2016.35 (#contribute equal to this work).

43.Meng Li*, Ji-Dong Gu (2016) Molecular evidence of the existence of anaerobic ammonia oxidation bacteria in the gut of polychaete (Neanthes glandicincta). Applied Environmental and Biotechnology 1:19-29.

44.Meng Li*, Brett J. Baker, Karthik Anantharaman, Sunit Jain, John A. Breier, Gregory J. Dick* (2015) Genomic and Transcriptomic Evidence for Scavenging of Diverse Organic Compounds by Widespread Deep-Sea Archaea. Nature Communications 6: 8933 doi:10.1038/ncomms9933.

45. Zhu-Hua Luo*, Wei Xu, Meng Li, Tian-Hua Zhong. Spatial distribution and abundance of ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms in deep-sea sediments of the Pacific Ocean (2015). Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, doi: 10.1007/s10482-015-0485-436.

Before SZU

46.Meng Li, Brandy M. Toner, Brett J. Baker, John A. Breier, Cody S. Sheik, Gregory J. Dick* (2014) Microbial iron uptake as a mechanism for dispersing iron from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Nature Communications 5: 3192 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4.192.

47.Meng Li, Sunit Jain, Brett J. Baker, Chris Taylor, Gregory J. Dick* (2014) Novel hydrocarbon monooxygenase genes in the metatranscriptome of a natural deep-sea hydrocarbon plume. Environmental Microbiology 16: 60-71. (Recommended by Faculty of 1000,

48. Breier J. A.*, Sheik C. S., Gomez-Ibanez D., Sayre-McCord R. T., Rauch C. G., Coleman M. L., Bennett S. A., Cron B. R., Li M., German C. R., Toner B. M., Dick G. J. (2014) A large volume particulate and water multi-sampler with in situ preservation for microbial and biogeochemical studies. Deep-Sea Research Part I. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2014.08.008.

49. Yiguo Hong, Huiluo Cao, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2014) Anammoxosome in Anaerobic Ammonium-oxidizing Bacteria - was It Originated from Endosymbiosis? American Journal of Current Microbiology 2: 6-17.

50. Wei Xu, Meng Li, Jie-Fei Ding, Ji-Dong Gu, Zhu-Hua Luo (2014) Bacteria dominate the ammonia-oxidizing community in a hydrothermal vent site of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 98(18): 7993-8004.

51.Meng Li*, Yiguo Hong, Huiluo Cao, Ji-Dong Gu (2013) Using the variation of anammox bacteria community structures as a bio-indicator for anthropogenic or terrestrial nitrogen inputs in the Pearl River Delta (PRD). Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97: 9875- 9883.

52.Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Huiluo Cao, Ji-Dong Gu (2013) Community structures and distribution of anaerobic ammonium oxidizing and nirS-encoding nitrite-reducing bacteria in surface sediments of the South China Sea. Microbial Ecology 66: 281-296.

53.Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2013) Community structure and transcript responses of anammox bacteria, AOA, and AOB in mangrove sediment microcosms amended with ammonium and nitrite. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97: 9859-9874.

54.Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Huiluo Cao, Martin G. Klotz, Ji-Dong Gu (2013) Diversity, abundance, and distribution of NO-forming nitrite reductase–encoding genes in deep-sea subsurface sediments of the South China Sea. Geobiology 11: 170-179.

55. Ping Han, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2013) Biases of community structures of ammonia/ammonium-oxidizing microorganisms caused by insufficient DNA extractions from Baijiang soil revealed by comparative analysis of coastal wetland sediment and rice paddy soil. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97: 8741-8756.

56. Gregory J. Dick, Brett J. Baker, Karthik Anantharaman, Meng Li, Daniel C. Reed, Cody S. Sheik (2013) The microbiology of deep-sea hydrothermal vent plumes: ecological and biogeographic linkages to seafloor and water column habitats. Frontier in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00124.

57. Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2012) Community shift of ammonia- oxidizing bacteria along an anthropogenic pollution gradient from the Pearl River Delta to the South China Sea. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 94: 247-259.

58. Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2012) Lower Abundance of Ammonia- oxidizing Archaea than Ammonia-oxidizing Bacteria Detected in the Subsurface Sediments of the Northern South China Sea. Geomicrobiology Journal 29: 332-339.

59.Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Huiluo Cao, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Mangrove trees affect the community structure and distribution of anammox bacteria at an anthropogenic-polluted mangrove in the Pearl River Delta reflected by 16S rRNA and hzo genes analyses. Ecotoxicology 20: 1780-1790.

60.Meng Li, Xiao-Yan Li, Tim Ford, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Cytochrome cd1-containing Nitrite Reductase Encoding Gene nirS as a New Functional Biomarker for Detection of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidizing (Anammox) Bacteria. Environmental Science & Technology 45: 3547- 3553.

61.Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Advances in Methods for Detection of Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidizing (anammox) Bacteria. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 90: 1241-1252.

62.Meng Li, Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Ji-Dong Gu. (2011) Seasonal Dynamics of Anammox Bacteria in Estuarial Sediment of the Mai Po Nature Reserve Revealed by Analyzing the 16S rRNA and Hydrazine Oxidoreductase (hzo) Genes. Microbes and Environments 26: 15-22.

63.Meng Li, Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Spatial distribution and abundances of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) in mangrove sediments. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 89:1243-1254.

64. Yiguo Hong#, Meng Li#, Huiluo Cao, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Residence of habitat-specific anammox bacteria in the deep-sea subsurface of South China Sea: Analyses of marker gene abundance with physicochemical parameters. Microbial Ecology 62: 36-47 (#Contribute equal to this work).

65. Huiluo Cao, Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Diversity and Abundance of Ammonia-oxidizing Archaea (AOA) and Bacteria (AOB) in Polluted Mangrove Sediment. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 34: 513-523.

66. Huiluo Cao, Meng Li, Hongyue Dang, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Responses of Aerobic and Anaerobic Ammonia/Ammonium Oxidizing Microorganisms to Anthropogenic Pollution in Coastal Marine Environments. Methods in Enzymology 496: 35-62.

67. Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Diversity and abundance of Ammonia-oxidizing prokaryotes in sediments from the Pearl River Estuary to the South China Sea. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 100: 545-556.

68. Huiluo Cao, Yiguo Hong, Meng Li, Ji-Dong Gu (2011) Phylogenetic diversity and ecological pattern of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in the surface sediments of the Western Pacific. Microbial Ecology 62: 813-823.

69.Meng Li, Yiguo Hong, Martin G. Klotz, Ji-Dong Gu (2010) A comparison of primer sets for detecting 16S rRNA and hydrazine oxidoreductase genes of anaerobic ammonium- oxidizing bacteria in marine sediments. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 86:781-790.

70.Meng Li, Hong Yang, Ji-Dong Gu (2009) Phylogenetic diversity and axial distribution of microbes in the intestinal tract of the polychaete Neanthes glandicincta. Microbial Ecology 58: 892-902.

71.Meng Li, Dong-Xing Yuan, Quan-Long Li, Xiao-Yin Jin (2007) Sequential analysis of dimethyl sulfur compounds in seawater. Chinese Chemical Letters 18: 99-102.