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Runshi Xie

Instructional Assistant Professor

Fax: 979-845-2891



Joined the Department in 2018

  • B.S., 2014, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China
  • M.S., 2017, Texas A&M University
  • Ph.D. 2022, Texas A&M University, Horticulture
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate 2022-23

BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

(BIOL 1306 and 1106, 1406) Introductory Biology I. First half of an introdutory two-semester survey of contemporary biology that covers the chemical basis of life, structure and biology of the cell, molecular biology and genetics; includes laboratory that reinforces and provides supplemental information related to the lecture topics.

1.     Xie, R., B. Wu, M. Gu, H. Qin. 2023. Biological Parameters of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Acanthococcus Lagerstroemiae) Differ when Reared on Different Crapemyrtle Hosts HortScience, 58(5), 559-567.  

2.     Xie, R., B. Wu, M. Gu, H. Qin. 2022. Constructing Life Table for Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) and its Application in Evaluating the Effect of Different Plant Nutrient Conditions on Insect Performance, Scientific Reports, 12, 11472.

3.     Wu, B., R. Xie, M. Gu, and Qin, H., 2022. Green Lacewing Chrysoperla rufilabris (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) is a potential biological agent for controlling crapemyrtle bark scale (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae). Technology in Horticulture, 2:3.

4.     Wu, B., E. Chun, R. Xie, G. W. Knox, M. Gu, and H. Qin. 2022. Real-time Feeding Behavior Monitoring by Electrical Penetration Graph rapidly Reveals Host Plant Susceptibility to Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae). Insects, 13(6), p.495.

5.     Xie, R., B. Wu, M. Gu, S. Jones, J. Robbins, A. Szalanski, H. Qin. 2021. Confirmation of New Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) Hosts (Spiraea and Callicarpa) through DNA Barcoding, HortScience, 56(12), pp.1549-1551.

6.     Wu, B., R. Xie, G. Knox, H. Qin, and M. Gu. 2021. Evaluating Beautyberry and Fig species as Potential Hosts of Invasive Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae), HortTechnology, 32(1), pp.10-15.

7.     Wu, B., Xie, R., Knox, G.W., Qin, H. and Gu, M., 2020. Host suitability for crapemyrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) differed significantly among crapemyrtle species. Insects, 12(1), p.6.

8.     Xie, R., Wu, B., Dou, H., Liu, C., Knox, G.W., Qin, H. and Gu, M., 2020. Feeding preference of crapemyrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) on different species. Insects, 11(7), p.399.