Recognizing Plant Physiology author Zhijuan Wang

Zhijuan Wang co-first author of AtLURE1/PRK6-Mediated Signaling Promotes Conspecific Micropylar Pollen Tube Guidance

Current position: Postdoc, School of Life Sciences, Peking University

Education: Ph.D. in School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China; Bachelor in College of Plant Protection, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China

Non-scientific Interests: Walking

Brief bio: In 2014, I started my Ph.D. project in School of Life Sciences at Peking University, focusing on signal communication during plant reproductive development, under the direction of Prof. Li-Jia Qu and Hongya Gu. In our previous Science paper, we characterized that seven cysteine-rich peptides AtLURE1s and their corresponding receptor PRK6 are involved in promoting conspecific pollen precedence in Arabidopsis thaliana, thus serving as a major prezygotic reproductive isolation barrier. We further identified related peptides XIUQIUs that attract pollen tubes in a non-species-specific manner. In this study we employed three different types of semi-iv vivo ovule targeting assays to reveal that AtLURE1/PRK6-mediated signaling is also involved in conspecific pollen tube precedence at the micropyle, representing an additional prezygotic isolation barrier.





教育背景:2014/09-2019/12 北京大学,生命科学学院,博士

2010/09-2014/07 南京农业大学,植物保护学院,学士