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Zeng Zhao

Senior Researcher - Nematologist
Zeng Zhao
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Research interests

Role at Landcare Research

Research Scientist — Nematology

Research interests

Nematode Taxonomy

  • Aphelenchida
  • Triplonchida

Recent publications


PhD Aphelenchid Nematodes

Shanxi Agricultural
BAgSc Plant Protection


Leduc D, Zhao ZQ, Verdon V, Xu Y 2018. Phylogenetic position of the enigmatic deep-sea nematode order Rhaptothyreida: a molecular analysis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 122: 29–36.

Xu YM, Zhao ZQ, Davies KA, Wang JM 2017. Tripylella australis sp. nov. and Tripyla setifera Bütschli 1873 (Nematoda: Triplonchida: Tripylidae) from Australia. Zootaxa 4250(1): 55–66.

Leduc D, Zhao ZQ 2017. Molecular and morphological characterisation of Sphaerolaimus haurakiensis n. sp. (Nematoda, Sphaerolaimidae) from the New Zealand continental shelf. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 51(4): 577–590.

Asghari R, Eskandari A, Tanha Maafi Z, Álvarez-Ortega S, Zhao Zeng Q 2017. Morphological and molecular characterisation of new and known species of Tripyla Bastian, 1865 (Triplonchida: Tripylidae) from northern Iran, with phylogenetic relationships, compendium and identification key. Nematology 19(1): 21–56.

Xu YM, Li D, Ho W, Alexander BJR, Zhao ZQ 2017. First report of Litylenchus coprosma on Coprosma robusta. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 12(1): 17.

Li D, Xu YM, Zhao ZQ 2017. First report of Zeatylenchus pittosporum on Pittosporum crassifolium. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 12: 10.

Zhao ZQ, Ho W, Griffin R, Surrey M, Taylor R, Aalders LT, Bell NL, Xu YM, Alexander BJR 2017. First record of the root knot nematode, Meloidogyne minor in New Zealand with description, sequencing information and key to known species of Meloidogyne in New Zealand. Zootaxa 4231(2): 203–218.

Leduc D, Zhao ZQ 2016. Review of the genus Odontophora (Nematoda: Axonolaimidae), with a key to valid species and description of Odontophora atrox sp. n. from the New Zealand coast. Nematology 18(10): 1125–1139.

Leduc D, Zhao ZQ 2016. Morphological and molecular characterisation of new Acanthopharynx and Desmodora species (Nematoda: Desmodorinae) from intertidal sediments of New Zealand. Nematology 18(8): 905–924.

Leduc D, Zhao ZQ 2016. Molecular characterisation of five nematode species (Chromadorida, Selachinematidae) from shelf and upper slope sediments off New Zealand, with description of three new species. Zootaxa 4132(1): 59–76.

Leduc D, Zhao Z 2016. Phylogenetic relationships within the superfamily Desmodoroidea (Nematoda: Desmodorida), with descriptions of two new and one known species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 176(3): 511–536.

Xu YM, Zhao ZQ, Wang JM 2015. A new species and a new record of Trischistoma Cobb, 1913 (Nematoda: Enoplida: Trischistomatidae) from Shanxi Province, China. Zootaxa 3937(3): 564–576.

Zhao Z, Li D, Davies KA, Ye W 2015. Schistonchus zealandicus n. sp. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) associated with Ficus macrophylla in New Zealand. Nematology 17(1): 53–66.

Leduc D, Zhao Z 2015. Latronema whataitai sp n. (Nematoda: Selachinematidae) from intertidal sediments of New Zealand, with notes on relationships within the family based on preliminary 18S and D2-D3 phylogenetic analyses. Nematology 17(8): 941–952.

Asghari R, Eskandari A, Tanha Maafi Z, Zhao ZQ, Álvarez-Ortega S, Nadirkhanloo M 2015. Description of Trischistoma abharensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Trischistomatidae) and first record of Tripylella intermedia (Bütschli, 1873) Brzeski & Winiszewska-Ślipinska, 1993 (Nematoda: Tripylidae) from Iran. Zootaxa 3986(3).

Zhao ZQ, Xi TY, Xu YM 2014. A new species of the genus Tripylella Brzeski and Winiszewska-Ślipińska, 1993 (Nematoda: Triplonchida: Tripylidae) from New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 138(2): 267–276.

Xu YM, Zhao ZQ, Wang JM, Huo SY, Jiang C 2013. Description of a new record Helicotylenchus indicus in Shanxi province, China. Journal of Shanxi Agricultural University (Natural Science Edition) 33(6): 517–519.

Pham TH, Wang HT, Zhao ZQ, Zheng JW 2013. A new species of the genus Tripylina Brzeski, 1963 (Nematoda: Enoplida: Trischistomatidae) from Zhejiang Province, eastern China. Zootaxa 3717(2): 158–168. ISI:000324855700002

Zhao ZQ, Xu YM 2013. New Zealand species of the genus Tripyla Bastian, 1865 (Nematoda: Triplonchida: Tripylidae). II: Two new, a known species and key to species. Zootaxa 3637(4): 432-449.

Xu YM, Zhao ZQ, Wang JM 2013. An index to new genera and species of Nematoda in Zootaxa from 2007 to 2012. Zootaxa 3646(2): 160-170.

Zhao ZQ, Davies KA, Alexander BJR, Riley IT 2013. Zeatylenchus pittosporum gen. n., sp n. (Tylenchida: Anguinata), from leaves of Pittosporum tenuifolium (Pittosporaceae) in New Zealand. Nematology 15(2): 197-212.

Zhao ZQ, Davies KA, Brenton-Rule EC, Grangier J, Gruber MAM, Giblin-Davis RM, Lester PJ 2013. Diploscapter formicidae sp n. (Rhabditida: Diploscapteridae), from the ant Prolasius advenus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in New Zealand. Nematology 15(1): 109-123.

Zhao ZQ, Davies KA, Brenton-Rule EC, Grangier J, Gruber MAM, Giblin-Davis RM, Lester PJ 2012. [Abstract] New Diploscapter sp. (Rhabditida: Diploscapteridae) from the native ant, Prolasius advenus, in New Zealand. Proceedings: Society of Nematologists 51st Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A., 12-15 August 2012.

Yeates.W., Zhao ZQ, Hitchmough RA, Stringer AN 2012. The conservation status of New Zealand Nematoda. New Zealand entomologist 35(2): 128-130.

Asghari R, Pourjam E, Heydari R, Zhao ZQ 2012. Laimaphelenchus persicus n. sp (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) from Iran. Zootaxa(3325): 59-67. WOS:000304427800005

Asghari R, Pourjam E, Heydari R, Zhao ZQ, Ramaji FA 2012. Tripylina gorganensis n. sp. (Triplonchida: Tripylidae) from northern Iran. Nematology 14: 613-621.

Shaw S, Speare R, Lynn DH, Yeates G, Zhao Z, Berger L, Jakob-Hoff R 2011. Nematode and ciliate nasal infection in captive archey’s frogs (Leiopelma archeyi). Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine 42(3): 473-479. WOS:000295421500014

Zhao ZQ 2011. A review of the genus Trischistoma Cobb, 1913 (Nematoda: Enoplida), with descriptions of four new species from New Zealand. Zootaxa(3045): 1-25. WOS:000295916800001

Zhao ZQ, Crosby T 2011. Images and text for 8 species of Nematoda. New Zealand Biosecurity Image Library.

Zhao ZQ, Davies K, Alexander B, Riley IT 2011. Litylenchus coprosma gen. n., sp. n. (Tylenchida: Anguinata), from leaves of Coprosma repens (Rubiaceae) in New Zealand. Nematology 13: 29-44. WOS:000287942100004

Wouts WM, Zhao ZQ 2010. Type material in the National Nematode Collection of New Zealand. Zootaxa 2611: 58-68. ISI:000281870600005

Zhao ZQ, Ye W, Giblin-Davis RM, Li D, Thomas WK, Davies KA, Riley IT 2009. Observations on the occurence and relationship of nematodes in Australia conifers [sic]. In: Richardson M, Hodgson C, Forbes A ed. Proceedings: IUFRO International Forest Biosecurity Conference, Rotorua, N.Z., 16-20 March, 2009. Pp. 143-145.

Zhao ZQ, Buckley T 2009. The nematode genus Tripylina : recent discoveries result in Order placement change. NZAC news 3: 1-2.

Zhao ZQ 2009. New Zealand species of the genus Tripyla Bastian, 1865 (Nematoda:Triplonchida: Tripylidae). I : A new species, a new record and key to long-tailed species. Zootaxa 2291: 35-50.

Zhao ZQ, Riley R, Davies KA, Li DM 2009. Above-ground nematodes of conifers in south-eastern Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 133(1): 41-50.

Zhao ZQ, Buckley TR 2009. Phylogenetic analysis of nematode nuclear 18S rDNA sequences indicates the genus Tripylina Brzeski, 1963 (Nematoda: Tripylidae de Man, 1876) should be placed in Enoplida. Zootaxa 2238: 25-32.

Zhao ZQ 2009. A review of the genus Tripylina Brzeski, 1963 (Nematoda : Triplonchida), with descriptions of five new species from New Zealand. Zootaxa 2238: 1-24.

Zhao ZQ 2009. [Abstract] Morphology and molecular study of nematodes in the family Tripylidae, Oerley 1880 from New Zealand. Proceedings: Islands and hotspots: the 58th annual conference of the Entomological Society of New Zealand, Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, Auckland N.Z., 5-8 April, 2009. Pp. 53.

Zhao ZQ, Ye WM, Giblin-Davis RA, Li DM, Thomas WK, Davies KA, Riley IT 2008. Morphological and molecular analysis of six aphelenchoidoids from Australian conifers and their relationship to Bursaphelenchus (Fuchs, 1937). Nematology 10: 663-678. WOS:000260173000006

Zhao ZQ, Davies KA, Riley IT, Nobbs JM 2007. Laimaphelenchus heidelbergi sp nov (Nematoda : Aphelenchina) from Victoria, Australia, and emendment of the diagnosis of the genus. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 131: 182-191.

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