Weimin Chen


  Associate Prof. Chen, Weimin


  Contact Information:

  Mailing Address:

  College of Life Sciences

  Northwest A&F University

  Yangling, Shaanxi 712100

  P. R. China

  Phone: (86) 29 87092262

  Fax: (86) 29 87092262

  E-mail: chenwm029@nwsuaf.edu.cn

  Office: North Campus, Science Building, College of Life Sciences, D308


  Research Interests:

  1. Diversity of rhizobia

  2. Microbial ecology

  3. Bioremediation of contaminated soil


  Education Experiences:

  Northwest A&F University, Microbiology, Ph.D. 2009

  Northwest A&F University, Plant nutrition, M.S. 2006

  Northwest A&F University, Soil and Agricultural Chemistry, B.S. 2000


  Professional Experiences:

  Associate Professor in College of Life Science, Norwest A&F University (2011-present)

  Postdoc fellow in The Peking University (2009-2011)


  Honors and Awards:

  The First Prize of Shaanxi Province Science and Technology Award (2/4), 2016



  Shuo Jiao, Weimin Chen*, Gehong Wei*. (2017) The biogeographic distributions and ecological statuses of rare and abundant bacteria in oil-contaminated soils. Molecular Ecology . DOI: 10.1111/mec.14218

  Shuo Jiao, Yantao Luo, Mingmei Lu, Xiao Xiao, Yanbing Lin, Weimin Chen*, Gehong Wei*. (2017) Distinct Succession Patterns of Abundant and Rare Bacteria in Temporal Microcosms with Pollutants, Environmental Pollution DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.03.015.

  Shuo Jiao, Zhenshan Liu, Yanbing Lin, Jun Yang, Weimin Chen*, Gehong Wei*. (2016) Bacterial communities in oil contaminated soils: Biogeography and co-occurrence patterns. Soil Biology and Biochemistry . 98: 64-73.

  Shuo Jiao, Zhengqing Zhang, Fan Yang, Yanbing Lin, Weimin Chen*, Gehong Wei*, (2016) Temporal dynamics of microbial communities in microcosms in response to pollutants. Molecular Ecology . doi: 10.1111/mec.13978

  Shuo Jiao†, Weimin Chen†, Entao Wang, Junman Wang, Zhenshan Liu, Yining Li, Gehong Wei. (2016) Microbial succession in response to pollutants in batch-enrichment culture. Scientific Reports . 6: 21791.

  Xiao Xiao, Weimin Chen, Le Zong, Jun Yang, Shuo Jiao, Yanbing Lin, Entao Wang, Gehong Wei. (2017). Two cultivated legume plants reveal the enrichment process of microbiome in the rhizocompartments. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.14027.

  Weimin Chen, Liangliang Sun, Jianjun Lu, Liangliang Bi, Entao Wang, Gehong Wei. (2015) Diverse nodule bacteria were associated with Astragalus species in arid region of northwestern China. Journal of Basic Microbiology 55, 121-128

  Ying Cao, Entao Wang, Wenjun Tong, Yajuan Qiao, Liang Zhao, Weimin Chen, Gehong Wei,* (2017) Population structure of Rhizobium etli -like strains nodulated with Phaseolus vulgaris in two ecoregions of China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry . 112, 21-23.

  Junkang Guo*, Yongzhen Ding, Renwei Feng, Ruigang Wang, Yingming Xu, Chun Chen, Xiuli Wei, Weimin Chen*. (2015) Burkholderia metalliresistens sp. nov., a multiple metal-resistant and phosphate-solubilising species isolated from heavy metal-polluted soil in Southeast China. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 107, 1591-1598.

  Weimin Chen, Yueqin Tang, Xiaolei Wu. (2012), Distribution of culturable endophytic bacteria in different aquatic plants and their potential for bioremediation of the aquatic environment. Aquatic Biology . 15: 99-110.

  Man Cai†, Weimin Chen†, Yong Nie, Changqiao Chi, Yanan Wang, Yueqin Tang, Xiaolei Wu. (2011) Complete Genome Sequence of Amycolicicoccus subflavus DQS3-9A1z, an actinomycete isolated from crude oil polluted soil. Journal of Bacteriology 193(17): 4538-9.

  Weimin Chen, Wenfei Zhu, Cyril Bontemps, J. Peter W. Young and Gehong Wei. (2010) Mesorhizobium camelthorni sp. nov., isolated from Alhagi sparsifolia in northwestern China, Int J Syst Evol Microbiol . 61(3): 574-579.

  Weimin Chen, Wenfei Zhu, Cyril Bontemps, J. Peter W. Young and Gehong Wei. (2009) Mesorhizobium alhagi sp. nov., isolated from root nodules of the wild legume Alhagi sparsifolia , Int J Syst Evol Microbiol ; 60(4): 958-962.

  Gehong Wei†, Weimin Chen†, J Peter W Young, Cyril Bontemps. (2009) A new clade of Mesorhizobium nodulating Alhagi sparsifolia . Systematic and Applied Microbiology . 32(1): 8-16.

  Gehong Wei†, Weimin Chen†, Wenfei Zhu, Chun Chen, J. Peter W. Young& Cyril Bontemps. (2009), Invasive Robinia pseudoacacia in China is nodulated by Mesorhizobium and Sinorhizobium species that share similar nodulation genes with native American symbionts. FEMS Microbiol Ecol . 68(3): 320-328.

  Bontemps C, Rogel MA, Wiechmann A, Mussabekova A, Moody S, Simon MF, Moulin L, Elliott GN, Lacercat-Didier L, Dasilva C, Grether R, Camargo-Ricalde SL, Weimin Chen, Sprent JI, Martínez-Romero E, Young JP, James EK. (2016) Endemic Mimosa species from Mexico prefer alphaproteobacterial rhizobial symbionts. New Phytol . 209(1):319-33.

  Miaochun Fan†, Yanbing Lin†, Haibo Huo, Yang Liu, Liang Zhao, Entao Wang, Weimin Chen, Gehong Wei. (2016) Microbial communities in riparian soils of a settling pond for mine drainage treatment. Water Research . 96: 198-207.

  Cao Ying, Entao Wang, Liang Zhao, Weimin Chen, Gehong Wei. (2014) Diversity and distribution of rhizobia nodulated with Phaseolus vulgaris in two ecoregions of China. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 78: 128-137.

  Lin Xu, Yong Zhang, Weimin Chen, Li Wang, Gehong Wei. (2014) Diversity of endophytic bacteria associated with nodules of two spontaneous legumes in different altitudes of Qilian Mountains in China. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 37(6): 457-65.

  Wenquan Yang, Zhaoyu Kong, Weimin Chen, Gehong Wei*. (2013) Genetic diversity and symbiotic evolution of rhizobia from root nodules of Coronilla varia . Systematic and applied microbiology 36 (1): 49-55.

  Lin Xu, Jianfeng Shi, Peng Zhao, Weimin Chen, Wei Qin, Ming Tang, Gehong Wei. (2011)   Rhizobium sphearophysar sp. nov., a novel species isolated from Sphaerophysa salsula in China. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbilogy 99(4): 845-854, 2011.

  Meili zhou, Weimin Chen, Hongyan Chen, Gehong Wei. (2011) Draft genome sequence of Mesorhizobium alhagi CCNWXJ12-2T, a novel salt-resistant species isolated from the desert of Northwestern China. Journal of Bacteriology 194 (5): 1261-1262.

  Pingfa Zhou, Weimin Chen, Gehong Wei. (2010) Mesorhizobium robiniae sp. nov., a novel species isolated from root nodule of Robinia pseudoacacia in China. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol . 60, 2552-2556.

  Gehong Wei, Jianfu Yu, Yuhua Zhu, Weimin Chen. (2009) Characterization of phenol degradation by Rhizobium sp. CCNWTB 701 isolated from Astragalus chrysopteru in mining tailing region. Journal of Hazardous Materials . 151: 111-117.

  Gehong Wei, Zhixin Zhang, Chun Chen, Weimin Chen. (2008) Phenotypic and genetic diversity of rhizobia isolated from legume genera of Astragalus , Lespedeza and Hedysarum in the northwestern region of China. Microbiological research . 163(6): 651-662.


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