Tingting Guo, co-first author of The URL1-ROC5-TPL2 transcriptional repressor complex represses the ACL1 gene to modulate leaf rolling in rice
Current Position: Instructor, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Hunan University of Humanities, Science and Technology
Education: Hunan Agricultural University, Biology, Doctor’s degree
Non-scientific Interests: travel, reading and cooking
Brief bio: I completed my undergraduate to doctoral education in Hunan Agricultural University. During this period, I was very honored to join the research group of Professor Xueyong Li, Institute of crop sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and engaged in studies on plant architecture regulation of rice. My research was mainly about a rolled leaf mutant of rice. In the mutant, we found a single-base substitution in the 3′-UTR of the URL1 gene, which enhanced the URL1 mRNA stability. Our research demonstrated that URL1, together with the TPL2, ROC5, and ACL1 genes, regulated the morphological development of rice leaves. At present, I work as an instructor in Hunan University of Humanities, Science and Technology, and I am still actively engaged in rice related research.