Haibo Dai, first author of “Cucumber STACHYOSE SYNTHASE is regulated by its cis-antisense RNA asCsSTS to balance source-sink carbon partitioning”
Current Position: Ph.D. candidate at Yangzhou University, China
Education: B.Sc. at Changshu Institute of Technology, China
Non-scientific Interests: Reading, Music
Brief bio: I joined Prof. Minmin Miao’s group at Yangzhou University since 2016. My research is mainly focused on how cucumber balancing the assimilate partitioning between its source and sink to get optimal yield. Our experiments indicate that cucumber stachyose synthase, the key enzyme for assimilate biosynthesis, is down-regulated in mesophyll cells and up-regulated in vasculature tissues when the plant carries a fruit. This synergetic regulation reduces sugar storage in mesophyll tissue and promotes assimilate export from the leaf. In the future, I will continue to explore more mechanisms of cucumber source-sink regulation.
发表论文：Cucumber STACHYOSE SYNTHASE is regulated by its cis-antisense RNA asCsSTS to balance source-sink carbon partitioning