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MO Jian-chu

Name: MO, Jianchu
Title: Professor 
Mailing Address:Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, 866 Yuhangtang Road, Hangzhou 310058, China
Telephone: (86-571) 88982695
Fax: (86-571) 88982695
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  • Undergraduate study – Forestry: Central-south Forestry University, 1981-1985

  • Postgraduate study – Forest Entomology: Central-south Forestry University, 1985-1988.

  • Doctor of Philosophy – Entomology: Shanghai Institute of Entomology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1994-1997.

Major Research Interests

  • Reduction and elimination of POPs insecticides

  • Kin recognition and agonism of subterranean termites.

  • Molecular mechanism of food digestion in termites.

  • Food preference and feeding stimulators of termites.

  • IPM strategy for the termite control in urban and rural ecosystem.

  • Physical barrier for termite control.

  • Baits for cockroach control.

  • Cockroach trap without insecticides.

  • Trap devices and repellent product for mosquito control.

  • IPM strategy for mouse control in urban ecosystem.

  • IPM strategy for housefly control in urban and rural ecosystem..

  • Technology for transforming agricultural and forestry wastes into bio-resource and bio-energy.

  • Trap technology for crop and vegetable insect pests.

Teaching Activity

  • Instructor for the following yearly courses:
  • Urban Entomology and Resource Entomology (Undergraduate students)
  • Advances on Urban Entomology (Master students) c) Vector Biology (Master students) d) Selected Topics on Pest Management (PhD Students)
  • Supervision of Postgraduate Students:
  • Major supervisor for 26 MSc Students from 1995 to 2011
  • Major supervisor for 12 PhD students from 2004 to 2011

Societies and Professional Activities

  • Director of Urban Entomology Specialty Committee, Entomological Society of China.
  • Member of Termite Control Standardization Technology Committee of China.
  • Technical Counselor of National Termite Control Center.
  • Vice President of Zhejiang Society for Termite control.
  • Vice President of Hangzhou Society for Termite control.
  • Member of China Society for Vector Biology and Control.
  • Member of Expert Committee, Chinese Pest Control Association.
  • Member of Council of Zhejiang Provincial Pest Control Association.
  • Vice Director of Department of Science and Technology, Member of Council of Hangzhou Pest Control Association.

Selected Recent Publications

  1. Li Jing, Yuan Xiaodong, Xu Ruyin, Nan Xiaoqing, Mo Jianchu. Study of food preferred mostly by the workers of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. Sociobiology, 2012, 59(3): 731-740.
  2. Li Hongjie, Sun Jianzhong, Zhao Jianming, Deng Tianfu, Lu Jirong, Dong Ying, Deng Wan, Mo Jianchu. Physiochemical conditions and metal ion profiles in the gut of the fungus-growing termite Odontotermes formosanus. Journal of Insect Physiology, 2012, 58(10): 1368-1375.
  3. Li Hongjie, Lu Jirong, Mo Jianchu. Physiochemical lignocellulose modification by the Formosan subterranean termite Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) and its potential uses in the production of biofuels. BioResources, 2012, 7(1): 675-685.
  4. Wang Zhengyan, Hu Tingting, Liu Jie, Lu Yujie Lu, Mo Jianchu. Artificial culture and domestication of Termitomyces fungi in China. Sociobiology, 2011, 57(3): 675-686.
  5. Wang Zhengyan, MaoGuangqing, Lu Yujie Lu, Mo Jianchu. Biology and ecology of Termitomyces in China. Sociobiology, 2011, 57(3): 621-631.
  6. Wang Zhengyan, MaoGuangqing, Lu Yujie Lu, Mo Jianchu. Review on the research of Termitomyces taxonomy in China. Sociobiology, 2011, 57(3): 597-605.
  7. Lin Aishou, Feng Lianghe, Hu Yunyue, Yi Aijuan, Wu Difei, Chen Li, Mo Jianchu. Application of fipronil dust to control Coptotermes formosanusShiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in trees. Sociobiology, 2011, 57(3): 519-525.
  8. Jiang Zhiyun, Wu Wanfeng, Wei Jiqian, Chen Li, Mo Jianchu. Evaluation of ivermectin for the control of Odontotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Termitidae) and Macrotermes barneyi Light (Isoptera: Termitidae) in seedling nursery. Sociobiology, 2011, 57(2): 355-360.
  9. Boris Dodji Kasseney, Deng Tianfu, Mo Jianchu. The effect of wood hardness and secondary compounds on feeding preference ofOdontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 2011, 104: (in press).
  10. Li Jing, Hu Yin, Deng Tianfu, Guo Jianqiang, Gong Yuegang, Mo Jianchu. Laboratory and field evaluation of gravel sand as a physical barrier againstCoptotermes formosanus and Reticulitermes flaviceps (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2011, 57(1): 71-78.
  11. Niu Liying, Bao Jianfeng, Mo Jianchu, Zhang Ying. Chemical composition and mosquito (Aedes aegypti) repellent activity of essential oil extracted from the aril of Torreya grandis. Journal of Essential Oil-Bearing Plants, 2010, 13(5): 594-602.
  12. Xu Qinggang, Zhou Yue, Li Jun, Chen Huayou, Lu Jian, Chen Keping, Mo Jianchu, Zhu Muyuan, Zhang Chiyu. Diversifying evolution of endo-beta-1,4-glucanase in termites(Isoptera). Sociobiology, 2010, 56(3): 623-636.
  13. Boris Dodji Kasseney, Deng Tianfu, Guo Jianqiang, MO JIANCHU. Analytical study of three inquilines termite fungus combs. Sociobiology, 2010, 56(3): 689-698.
  14. Chen Li, Li Hongjie, Li Jing, Zhu Mingtie, Liu Hongjun, Guo Jianqiang, Mo Jianchu. Description of an abnormal soldier in Macrotermes barneyi Light colony. Sociobiology, 2010, 56(2): 383-386.
  15. Li Hongjie, Xu Zhenggang, Deng Tianfu, Chen Li, Li Jing, Wei Jiqian, Mo Jianchu. Species of termites attacking trees in China. Sociobiology, 2010, 56(1): 109-120.
  16. Zhou Yun, Deng Tianfu, Pan Chengyuan, Chen Chunrun, Mo Jianchu. Purification and characterization of a laccase from fungus combs in the nest of Odontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae). Process Biochemistry, 2010, 45(7): 1052-1056.
  17. Lu Jirong, Deng Tianfu, Li Jing, Mo Jianchu. Activities of some lignocelluloses-degrading enzymes in workers of five common termites. Sociobiology, 2010, 53(3): 749-762.
  18. Li Jing, Deng Tianfu, Li Hongjie, Chen Li, Mo Jianchu. Effects of water color and chemical compounds on the oviposition behavior of gravid Culex pipiens pallens females under laboratory conditions. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology, 2009, 26(1): 23-30.
  19. Wang Zhengyan, Mo Jianchu, Lu Yujie. Biology and ecology ofMacrotermes barneyi (Isoptera: Termitidae). Sociobiology, 2009, 54(3): 777-785.
  20. Wang Zhengyan and Mo Jianchu. Effects of experience on subsequent feeding or oviposition preference in Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) and Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Journal of Insect Science, 2009, 44(3): 187-192.
  21. Pan Chengyuan, Zhou Yun, Mo Jianchu. The clone of laccase gene and its potential function in cuticular penetration resistance of Culex pipiens pallensto fenvalerate. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 2009, 93(3): 105-111.
  22. Pan Chengyuan, Zhou Yun, Deng Tianfu, Mo Jianchu. Activities of Ligninase in Odontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae) and its Symbiotic Fungus. Sociobiology, 2009, 53(1): 177-187.
  23. R. Henry L. Disney, David H. Kistner, Mo Jianchu. Record of a More Northerly Clitelloxenia formosana in China with Comments on the GenusTeratophora and on Post-Imaginal Growth (Diptera: Phoridae, Termitoxeniinae). Sociobiology, 2008, 52(2): 271-281.
  24. Liu Wenjun Liu, Xu Zhenggang, Mo Jianchu. Evaluation on the efficacy of an automatic alarm detector for monitoring termites (Isoptera). Sociobiology, 2008, 52(1): 119-128.
  25. Deng Tianfu, Zhou Yun, Cheng Menglin, Pan Chengyuan, Chen Chunrun,Mo Jianchu. Synergistic activities of the symbiotic fungus Termitomyces albuminosus on the cellulase of Odontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae). Sociobiology, 2008, 51(3): 733-740.
  26. Deng Tianfu, Chen Chunrun, Cheng Menglin, Pan Chengyuan, Zhou Yun,Mo Jianchu. Difference in cellulase activities among different castes ofOdontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae) and the symbiotic fungusTermitomyces albuminosus. Sociobiology, 2008, 51(3): 697-704.
  27. Cheng Menglin, Mo Jianchu, Pan Chengyuan, Chen Chunrun. Optimization of conditions for the determination of cellulase activity in Odontotermes formosanus (Shiraki). Sociobiology, 2007, 50(2): 573-582.
  28. Wang Xiaojiao, Wei Jiqian, Mo Jianchu, Mao Weiguang, Ye Tianjiang. The Susceptibility of Reticulitermes chinensis Synder (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) to sulfluramid, imidacloprid and ivermectin. Sociobiology, 2007, 50(2): 561-572.
  29. Wei Jiqian, Mo Jianchu, Wang Xiaojiao, Mao Weiguang. Biology and ecology of Reticulitermes chinensis Snyder (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in China. Sociobiology, 2007, 50(2): 553-559.
  30. Wang Zhengyan, Guo Jianqiang, Gong Yuegang, Lu Weiliang, Lei Agui, Sun Wujun, Mo Jianchu. Control of dam termites with a monitor-controlling device. Sociobiology, 2007, 50(2): 399-408.
  31. Yang Tianci, Mo Jianchu, Fu Guiming, Zhong Shi, Ding Gangqiang, Ren Zhangyao, Wei Lanfen, Lu Longxi. Ultrastructure of the poison gland in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 2007, 50(2): 343-353.
  32. Wei Jiqian, Mo Jianchu, Pan Chengyuan, Deng Tianfu, Cheng Menglin, Chen Chunrun. The intestinal microbes inducing the agonistic behavior of inter-colonial individuals in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2007, 50(1): 245-256.
  33. Cheng Menglin, Mo Jianchu, Deng Tianfu, Mao Weiguang and Li Dong. Biology and ecology of Odontotermes formosanus in China (Isoptera: Termitidae). Sociobiology, 2007, 50(1): 48-61.
  34. Ding Mao, Gao Qikang, Mo Jianchu and Chen Jia’an. Construction and validation of an insecticide resistance-associated DNA microarray. Journal of Pesticide Science, 2007, 32(1): 32-41.
  35. Wang Zhengyan, Mo Jianchu and Zhang Shimiao. Laboratory and field evaluations of potential human host odors for Aedes albopictus. Journal of Agriculture and Urban Entomology, 2006, 23(2): 57-64.
  36. Pan Chengyuan, Mo Jianchu and Cheng Menglin. Influence of diet and soil on inter-colonial aggression of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2006, 48(3): 841-848.
  37. Deng Tianfu,Mo Jianchu, He Huangying, Pan Chengyuan and Cheng Jia’an. Differences of Morphology of Antennae between Soldiers and Workers in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2006, 48(3):689-700.
  38. Song Xiaogang, Mo Jianchu, Cheng Menglin, Chen Chunrun, Deng Tianfu and Cheng Jia’an. Comparative toxicity of acetamiprid, imidacloprid and fipronil on the workers of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2006, 48(3): 781-791.
  39. Wang Fang,Yang Lirong, Tang Xudong, Mo Jianchu, Yang Weijun, and Zhang Chuanxi. The translational and transcriptional initiation sites of BmNPV lef-7 gene. Virus Genes, 2006, 33(2): 351–357.
  40. Mo Jianchu, Chen Chunrun, Pan Chengyuan, Cheng Jingli and Teng Li. Mandibular gland chemistry of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2006, 48(2): 543-552.
  41. Yang Tianci, Mo Jianchu, Pan Chengyuan, Cheng Jia’an. Ultrastructure of salivary gland in the worker of Odontotermes formosanus (Shiraki) (Isoptera: Termitidae). Sociobiology, 2006, 48(1): 5-14.
  42. Pan Chengyuan, Mo Jianchu, Chen Chunrun, Cheng Menglin, Cheng Jia’an. Difference of trace elements is not a factor inducing inter-colony aggression in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2006, 48(1): 155-164.
  43. Mo Jianchu, Wang Zhengyan, Song Xiaogang, Guo Jianqiang, Gong Yuegang, Lu Weiliang, Nei Agui, Cheng Jia’an. Combination of ivermectin and monitoring device for control of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in field. Sociobiology, 2006, 47(3): 915-926.
  44. Mo Jianchu, Wang Zhengyan, Song Xiaogang, Guo Jianqiang, Cao Xiaoxiao, Cheng Jia’an. Effects of sublethal concentrations of ivermectin on behaviors of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2006, 47(3): 687-696.
  45. Zhang Shimiao, Mo Jianchu, Teng Li, Cheng Menglin,Cheng Jia’an. Inter-colonial variation in the compositions of the frontal gland secretion ofCoptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2006, 47(2): 553-562.
  46. Wang Wei, Mo Jianchu, Cheng Jia’an, Zhuang Peijun, Tang Zhenhua. Selection and characterization of spinosad resistance in Spodoptera exigua(Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, 2006, 84(3): 180-187.
  47. He Huangying, Mo Jianchu, Teng Li, Pan Chengyuan, Zhang Chuanxi, Cheng Jia’an. No influence of exocrine glands on nestmate discrimination inCoptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2006, 47(1): 253-264.
  48. He Huangying, Mo Jianchu, Pan Chengyuan, Zhang Shimiao. Intercolony agonism and protein variation based on environmental cues in Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2005, 46(3): 615-625.
  49. Mo Jianchu, He Huangying, Song Xiaogang, Chen Chunrun, Cheng Jia’an. Efficacy of ivermectin against Reticulitermes flaviceps (Oshima) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 2005, 46(3): 603-613.
  50. Mo Jianchu, Pan Chengyuan, Zhang Shimiao, Chen Chunrun, He Huangying, Cheng Jia’an. Toxicity of acetamiprid to workers ofReticulitermes flaviceps (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) and Odontotermes formosanus(Isoptera: Termitidae). Journal of Pesticide Science, 2005, 30(3): 187-191.


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