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Peer-Reviewed Articles (Past 20 years; *indicates student co-authors):Aquaculture

*Xie, D. K., H. P. Wang, R. Othman, H. Yao, P. O’Bryant, D. J. Rapp, and Y. J., Hong.  2024. Transcriptome profile of sex-related gene expression and effects of cyp19a1 siRNA-silencing on sex differentiation and determination in yellow perch. Aquaculture,

Yao, H, P. O’Bryant, D. Rapp, and H. P. Wang. 2024. Duoculture diminishes social interaction costs and improves growth rates of two fish species at different temperatures. PLoS ONE 19(5): e0291886.

Wang, H. P., and Z. G. Shen. 2023. The potential role of epigenetics in aquaculture: Insights from different taxa to diverse teleosts.  In: Epigenetics in Aquaculture (Piferrer, F., and H.P. Wang Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

Shen, Z. G., and H. P. Wang. 2023. Environmental Epigenetics in Fish: Response to Climate Change Stressors.  In: Epigenetics in Aquaculture (Piferrer, F., and H.P. Wang Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

*Othman, R. X.J. Ron, H. Yao, P. O’Bryant, D. Rapp, J.C P, H.J. Wu, and H.P. Wang. 2022. The effect of methyltestosterone (MT) on sex differentiation and growth in juvenile yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Fish Physiol Biochem, 48, pages161–171.

*Othman R, Wang H-P, Elabd H, Xie D-K, Yao H, O'Bryant P, et al. 2022. The effect of density on sex differentiation, sexual dimorphism, stress, and related gene expression in yellow perch. PLoS ONE 17(5): e0267904. https// 10.1371/journal.pone.0267904

Karolina Kwasek Young Min Choi, Hanping Wang, Kichoon Lee, John Mark Reddish & Macdonald Wick. 2021. Proteomic profle and morphological characteristics of skeletal muscle from the fast‑ and slow‑growing yellow perch (Perca favescens). Scientifc Reports 11:16272. 

*Shao-Kui Yi, Han-Ping Wang, Peng Xie, Hong Yao, Xiao-Xia Li, 2020. Evaluation of growth and gene expression patterns of different strains related to SMD utilization in largemouth bass. Aquaculture 523

*Hiam Elabd, Han-Ping Wang, Adel Shaheen, Aya Matter. 2020. Astragalus membranaceus nanoparticles markedly improve immune and anti-oxidative responses; and protection against Aeromonas veronii in Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus. Fish & Shellfish Immunology Volume 97, February 2020, Pages 248-256 

Wang, H. P., Z. G. Shen, H. Yao, P. O’Bryant, and D. Rapp. 2019. Sex determination and monosex female production in yellow perch. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture Vol.2 (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

Wang, H. P., Z. G. Shen, Z.X. Gao, H. Yao, D. Rapp, and P. O’Bryant. 2019. Sex Determination, Differentiation, and Control in Bluegill. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture Vol.2 (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

*Dan Wang, Hong Yao, Yan-He Li, Yong-Jiang Xu, Xu-Fa Ma, Han-Ping Wang. 2019. Global diversity and genetic landscape of natural populations and hatchery stocks of largemouth bass micropterus salmoides across American and Asian regions. Scientific Reports. 9, 16697 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41598-019-53026-3

*Liang Guo, Hong Yao, Brian Shepherd, Osvaldo J. Sepulveda-Villet, Dian-Chang Zhang, Hanping Wang. 2019. Development of a Genomic Resource and Identification of Nucleotide Diversity of Yellow Perch by RAD Sequencing. Front. Genet., 14 October 2019

*Xie P, Yi S-K, Yao H, Chi W, Guo Y, Ma XF, and Wang HP. 2019. Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals potential evolutionary differences in adaptation of temperature and body shape among four Percidae species. PLoS ONE 14(5): e0215933.

*Eman A. Abd El-Gawad, Hanping Wang, Hong Yao. 2019. Diet Supplemented With Synthetic Carotenoids: Effects on Growth Performance and Biochemical and Immunological Parameters of Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens). Front. Physiol., 21 August 2019

*Shen Z.G. and H.P. Wang. 2019. Hybridization and its application in Centrarchids. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture Vol.2 (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

*Liang,H.W., H.P. Wang, Y.M, H. Yao, Z.G. Shen, and G.W. Zou. 2019. Sexual dimorphism in body size and form in yellow perch. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture Vol.2 (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

Wang, H.P., and Z.G. Shen. 2018. Sex Control in Aquaculture: Concept and Practice. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture Vol.1 (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

Wang, H. P., and X.J. Cao. 2018. Selective Breeding of Yellow Perch. In: World Perch and Bass Culture: Innovation and Industrialization (Liang, X.F., H.P. Wang, H. Liu and R.W. Hardy Ed.). China Science Press. Beijing.

*Shen Z-G, Eissa N, Yao H, Xie Z-G and Wang H-P. 2018. Effects of Temperature on the Expression of Two Ovarian Differentiation-Related Genes foxl2 and cyp19a1a. Front. Physiol. 9:1208. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01208

*Shen Z.G. and H.P. Wang. 2018. Environmental sex determination and sex differentiation in teleost – How sex is established. In: Sex Control in Aquaculture Vol.1 (Wang, H.P., F. Piferrer & S.L. Chen Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

*Eissa, N., H. P. Wang, H. Yao, E. A. ElGheit, A. A. Shaheen. 2018. A Mixed Bacillus Species Enhances the Innate Immune Response and Stress Tolerance of Yellow Perch Subjected to Hypoxia and Air Exposure Stress. Scientific Reports, volume 8, Article number: 6891 (2018)

*Shen, Z.G. H. Yao, L. Guo, X.X. Li, and H.P. Wang. 2017. Ribosome RNA Profiling to Quantify Ovarian Development and Identify Sex in Fish. Scientific Reports volume 7, Article number: 4196 (2017)

*Li Y-H, Wang H-P, Yao H, O’Bryant P, Rapp D, Guo L, et al. 2017. De novo transcriptome sequencing and analysis of male, pseudo-male and female yellow perch, Perca flavescens. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171187. doi:10.137 1/journal.pone .0171187

*Eissa N, Wang H-P, Yao H, Shen Z-G, Shaheen AA and Abou-ElGheit EN. 2017. Expression of Hsp70, Igf1, and Three Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Response to Handling and Salt Treatment at Different Water Temperatures in Yellow Perch, Perca flavescensFront. Physiol. 8:683. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00683.

*Elabd,H., H. P. Wang, A. A. Shaheen, H. Yao, and A. Abbass. 2017. Anti-oxidative effects of some dietary supplements on Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) exposed to different physical stressors. Aquaculture Reports. 8: 61-88,

*Li, Y. H. and H. P. Wang. 2017. Advances of genotyping-by-sequencing in fisheries and aquaculture. Review in Fish Biology and Fisheries. DOI: 10.1007/s11160-017-9473-2.

Abdelrahman… and H. P. Wang et al. 2017. Aquaculture genomics, genetics and breeding in the United States: current status, challenges, and priorities for future research. BMC Genomics 18:191. DOI 10.1186/s12864-017-3557-1

Bibha Kumari, Vikas Kumar, Amit K. Sinha, Jawaid Ahsan, A. K. Ghosh, Han-Ping Wang, and Gudrun DeBoeck. 2017. Toxicology of arsenic in fish and aquatic systems. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 15: 43–64.

*Shen, Z. G, H. P. Wang, H. Yao, P. O’Bryant1, D. Rapp1, and K. Q. Zhu. 2016. Sex determination in bluegill sunfish: Effect of temperature on sex ratio of four geographic strains. The Biological Bulletin. 230:197-208

*Hiam Elabd, Han-Ping Wang, Adel Shaheen, Hong Yao and Amany Abbass. 2016. Feeding Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) and Astragalus membranaceus (AM) alters innate immune and physiological responses in yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Fish & Shellfish Immunology. 54: 374-384. ISSN 1050-4648.

*Hiam Elabd, Han-Ping Wang, Adel Shaheen, Hong Yao and Amany Abbass. 2016. Astragalus membranaceus (AM) enhances growth performance and antioxidant stress profiles in bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Fish physiology and biochemistry. 1–12. doi:10.1007/s10695-015-0188-9.

*Waly, E. A., Z. G, Shen, and H. P. Wang. 2016. Efficacy of formalin, iodine and sodium chloride in improvement of egg hatching rate and fry survival prior to the onset of exogenous feeding in yellow perch. Aquaculture Research, 1-9. doi:10.1111/are.12694.

*Hiam Elabd, Vikas Kumar, Nour Eissa, Zhi-Gang Shen, Hong Yao, Adel Shaheen, Amany Abbass and Han-Ping Wang2015. Stress, immune and growth responses of bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) to different environmental temperatures as referred by related gene expression. Global journal of fisheries and aquaculture 3 (6): 247-256.

*Shen, Z. G, Q. X. Fan, W. Yang, Y. L. Zhang, and H. P. Wang. 2015. Effects of 17_-Methyltestosterone and Aromatase Inhibitor Letrozole on Sex Reversal, Gonadal Structure, and Growth In Yellow Catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco. The Biological Bulletin, 228: 108–117.

*Eissa, N., and H. P. Wang. 2014. Transcriptional Stress Responses to Environmental and Husbandry Stressors in Aquaculture Species. Reviews In Aquaculture. DOI: 10.1111/raq.12081.

Wang, H.P., Z. Gao, P. O'Bryant, J. D. Rapp, H. Yao, Xiao-juan Cao. 2014. Temperature effects and genotype-temperature interactions on sex determination in bluegill Lepomis macrochirus. Aquaculture. Volumes 420–421: S64–S71 (PDF)

*Shen, Z.G. and H.P. Wang. 2014. Molecular players involved in temperature-dependent sex determination and sex differentiation in Teleost fish. Genet Sel Evol, 2014, 46:26.(PDF)

Vikas, K., A. K. Sinha, H. P. Wang, and Gudrun de Boeck. 2014. Fibre and gastrointestinal health. In: Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Gastroenterology (Miranda Lomer Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

Eissa, N. and H.P. Wang. 2013. Physiological stress response of yellow perch subjected to repeated handlings and salt treatments at different temperatures. North American Journal of Aquaculture 75:449–454. (PDF)

Subhendu Adhikari, Rattan Lal,  HanPing Wang, 2013. Carbon sequestration in the soils of aquaculture ponds, crop land, and forest land in southern Ohio, USA. Environ Monit AssessDOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3474-y (PDF)

Cao, X, H.P. Wang, H. Yao, P. O'Bryant, J. D. Rapp and G. K. Wallat. 2012. Evaluation of one-stage and two-stage selection in yellow perch I: genetic and phenotypic parameters for growth traits of F1 fish reared in ponds using microsatellite parentage. Journal of Animal Sciences 90:27–36. (PDF)

Xu, Y.J., X.Z. Liu, M.J. Liao, H.P. Wang, and Q.Y. Wang. 2012. Molecular Cloning and Differential Expression of Three GnRH Genes during Ovarian Maturation of SpottedHalibut, Verasper variegates. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 317:434-446. (PDF)

Wang, H.P., H. Yao, P. O’Bryant, D. Rapp, G.K. Wallat and R. MacDonald. 2011. Family-tank interactions on early growth performance of yellow perch reared in single family tanks versus mixed-family tanks as inferred using molecular pedigrees. Aquaculture research 42:1694-1702. (PDF)

Gao, Z., H.P. Wang, H. Yao, W. Wang and L.G. Tiu. 2010. No sex-specific markers detected in bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus by AFLP. Journal of Fish Biology76: 408 - 414. (PDF)

Wang , W.J., H.P. Wang, H.Yao, G.K. Wallat, L.G. Tiu, and Q.Y. Wang. 2010. A first genetic linkage map of bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) using AFLP markers. Aquaculture International, 18:825–835. (PDF)

Gao, Z., H.P. Wang, G.K. Wallat, H. Yao, D. Rapp, P. O’Bryant, R. MacDonald and W. Wang, 2010. Effects of a nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor on sex reversal, gonadal differentiation and growth performance of bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus. Aquaculture research, 41: 1282-1289. (PDF)

Cao, X, H. P. Wang, H. Yao, W. M. Wang, P. O’Bryant and D. Rapp. 2010. Correlations between Growth Traits and Heterozygosity, Allelic Distance (d2) at microsatellite Loci in the Yellow Perch, Perca flavescens. Journal of Biotechnology 150:2-3. (PDF)

Wang, H.P., L. Li, G.K. Wallat, B. Brown, H. Yao, Z. Gao L.G. Tiu, P. O’Bryant, D. Rapp and R. MacDonald. 2009. Evaluation of relative growth performance and genotype by environment effects for cross-bred yellow perch families reared in communal ponds using DNA parentage analyses. Aquaculture Research, 40: 1363 - 1373. (PDF)

Gao, Z., H.P. Wang, D. Rapp, P. O’Bryant, H. Yao, G.K. Wallat, W. Wang, R. MacDonald and L.G. Tiu. 2009. Gonadal sex differentiation in the bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus and its relation to fish size and age. Aquaculture294:138–146. (PDF)

Wang, H.P. G.K. Wallat, R. Hayward, P. L.G. Tiu, O’Bryant and D. Rapp. 2009. Establishment of mostly-male groups of bluegill by size-selection and evaluation of their growth performance. North American Journal of Aquaculture, 71:216–223. (PDF)

Zhan, A.B, W. Yao, B. Brown, H.P. Wang, 2009. Isolation and characterization of novel microsatellite markers for yellow perch (Perca flavescens). International Journal of Molecular Science 10:18 – 27. (PDF)

Reddish, J. M., N. St-Pierre1, A. Nichols, K. Green-Church, M. Wick. 2008. Proteomic analysis of proteins associated with body mass and length in Yellow Perch, Perca flavescens. Proteomics. 8:2333–2343. (PDF)

Dodson, M. V., A. Kinkel, J. L. Vierck and K. Cain 2008 Unidentified cells reside in fish skeletal muscle.  Cytotechnology 56:171-178. (PDF)

Wang, H.P. Z. Gao, B. Beres, J. Ottobre, G.K. Wallat, L.G. Tiu, D. Rapp, P. O’Bryant and H. Yao. 2008. Effects of estradiol-17b on survival, growth performance, sex reversal and gonadal structure of bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus. Aquaculture 285:  216–223 (PDF)

Brown, B., H. P Wang, L. Li, G. Chandler, and G.K. Wallat. 2007. Yellow perch strain evaluation I. Genetic variance of six broodstock populations. Aquaculture 271:142–151. (PDF)

Li, L. H.P. Wang, C. Givens, and B. Brown. 2007. Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in the yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 600-603. (PDF)

Gao, Z., W. Wang, K. Abbas , X. Zhou, Y. Yang, J.S. Diana, H.P. Wang, H. Wang, Yang. Li, and Y. Sun. 2007. Haematological characterization of loach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus: Comparison among diploid, triploid and tetraploid specimens. Com. Biochem. and Physiol. 147: 1001–1008.

Hayward R.S. and H.P. Wang. 2006. Rearing Male Bluegills Indoors May Be Advantageous for Producing Food-size Sunfish. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 37: 496-508. (PDF)

Wallat, G.K, L. G. Tiu, H. P. Wang, D. Rapp, and C. Leighfield. 2005. The effects of size grading on production efficiency and growth performance of yellow perch in earthen ponds. North American Journal of Aquaculture 67: 34-41. (PDF)

Wang, H.P, K.J. Wei, H. Yao and B.X. Xiong. 2003. Broodstock rearing and controlled reproduction of Reeves shad Tenualosa reevesii. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 34: 308 -318.

Wang, H.P. R.S. Hayward, G. W. Whitledge and S. A. Fischer. 2003. Prey-size preference, maximum size and consumption rates of redear sunfish feeding on two gastropods common to aquaculture ponds. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 34: 379 -386.

Wang, H.P. 2003. Biology, population dynamics and culture of Reeves shad, Tenualosa reevesii. American Fisheries Society Symposium 35:77-83.