Prof. Hongyu MA


blob.pngProf. Hongyu Ma

Male, Ph.D. (Ocean University of China)

Department of Marine Biology Institute, College of Science, Shantou University, 243 Daxue Road, Shantou, Guangdong, P. R. China, 515063

Tel: 0754-86503471 Email: mahy@stu.edu.cn


1. 2006.09-2009.06, Ocean University of China, Marine Biology

2. 2003.09-2006.07, Shandong Agricultural University, Genetic Breeding of Animals

3. 1999.09-2003.07, Shandong Agricultural University, Aquaculture


1. 2016.06-Now, Shantou University, Professor

2. 2013.09-2014.09, California Institute of Technology, Visiting Associate

3. 2012.01-2016.04, East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Associate Professor

4. 2009.07-2011.12, East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Lecturer


1. The Second Prize for Award for Science and Technology Progress of Shanghai City

2. The Second Prize for Award for Marine Science and Technology of Shanghai City

3. The Second Prize for Award for Science and Technology Progress of Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences


Research Interests

1. Genomics of Marine Animals

2. Genetics of Marine Animals

3. Breeding of Marine Animals

Research Grants Received


Funding Agency

Project Title



Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee

National Program for Support of Top-Notch Young Professionals “Genetics and breeding of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain)”



National Natural Science Foundation of China

Discovery and mapping of growth-related markers and QTLs of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain)



The Ministry of human resources and social security

Methylation modification of IGFR2 promoter and its regulatory to mRNA expression in the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain)



Shanghai science and technology commission

The development and application of molecular marker-assisted select technology in the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain)



Shanghai science and technology commission

Polymorphism of IGF2 and its relationship with growth and development in the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain)


Representative publications

1. Ren Guijing, Ma Hongyu*, Ma Chunyan, Wang Wei, Chen Wei, Ma Lingbo. Genetic diversity and population structure ofPortunus sanguinolentus(Herbst, 1783) revealed by mtDNA COI sequences. Mitochondrial DNA, 2016, online available.

2. Chen Fenfang, Ma Hongyu*, Ma Chunyan, Zhang Heng, Zhao Mengdi, Meng Yongyong, Wei Hongqing, Ma Lingbo. Sequencing and characterization of mitochondrial DNA genome forBrama japonica(Perciformes: Bramidae) with phylogenetic consideration. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 2016, 68: 109-118.

3. Ma Hongyu, Ma Chunyan, Li Chenhong, Lu Jianxue, Zou Xiong, Gong Yangyang, Wang Wei, Chen Wei, Ma Lingbo, Xia Lianjun. First mitochondrial genome for the red crab (Charybdis feriata) with implication of phylogenomics and population genetics. Scientific Reports, 2015, 5: 11524.

4. Feng Nana, Ma Hongyu*, Ma Chunyan, Xu Zhen, Li Shujuan, Jiang Wei, Ma Lingbo. Characterization of 40 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) via T m - shift assay in the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain). Molecular Biology Reports, 2014, 41: 5467-5471.

5. Ma Hongyu, Ma Chunyan, Li Shujuan, Jiang Wei, Li Xincang, Liu Yuexing, Ma Lingbo. Transcriptome analysis of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) by 454 deep sequencing: assembly, annotation, and marker discovery. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9 (7): e102668.

6. Ma Hongyu, Jiang Wei, Liu Ping, Feng Nana, Ma Qunqun, Ma Chunyan, Li Shujuan, Liu Yuexing, Qiao Zhenguo, Ma Lingbo. Identification of transcriptome-derived microsatellite markers and their association with the growth performance of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain). PLoS ONE, 2014, 9 (2): e89134.

7. Ma Qunqun, Ma Hongyu*, Ma Chunyan, Feng Nana, Xu Zhen, Li Shujuan, Jiang Wei, Qiao Zhenguo, Ma Lingbo. Parentage assignment of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) based on microsatellite markers. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 2013, 49: 62-68.

8. Ma Hongyu, Ma Chunyan, Li Xincang, Xu Zhen, Feng Nana, Ma Lingbo. The complete mitochondrial genome sequence and gene organization of the mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) with phylogenetic consideration. Gene, 2013, 519: 120-127.

9. Ma Hongyu, Cui Haiyu, Ma Chunyan, Ma Lingbo. High genetic diversity and low differentiation in mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) along southeastern coast of China revealed by microsatellite markers. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2012, 215: 3120-3125.

10. Ma Hongyu, Chen Songlin, Yang Jingfeng, Chen Siqing, Liu Hanwen. Genetic linkage maps of barfin flounder (Verasper moseri) and spotted halibut (Verasper variegatus) based on AFLP and microsatellite markers. Molecular Biology Reports, 2011, 38 (7): 4749-4764.

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