Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Weiping Mo

Weiping Mo, first author of PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTOR-LIKE14 and SLENDER RICE1 interaction controls seedling growth under salt stress

Current Position: Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Education: B.S. from South China Agricultural University (SCAU), and M.S. from China Agricultural University (CAU), Ph.D. candidate at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Non-scientific Interests: photography, basketball, table tennis, badminton

Brief bio: I became interested in scientific researches that aim to solve crop production problems, because of the experiences from SCAU and CAU. I joined Dr. Rongcheng Lin’s group at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences to pursue my Ph.D. degree since 2015. My research work has been focusing on the role of PHYTOCHROM INTERACTING FACTOR LIKEs (OsPILs) in rice. During an occasional experiment, I found that the growth inhibition by salt stress was different under different light intensities, indicating that light may regulate the effect of salt on plant growth. In subsequent studies, I demonstrate that OsPIL14 integrates light and GA signaling to control seedling growth in response to salt environment. Overexpressing OsPIL14 improves the emergence rate and promotes seedling growth of rice under salt stress. In the future, I hope to provide more insights into the understanding of agricultural production.


论文题目: OsPIL14 and SLENDER RICE1 Interaction Regulates Seedling Growth under Salt Stress in Rice

姓名: 莫伟平

当前职位: 中国科学院植物研究所 博士在读

教育经历: 华南农业大学获得学士学位,中国农业大学获得硕士学位,中国科学院植物研究所攻读博士学位.

兴趣爱好: 摄影,篮球,乒乓球,羽毛球

个人简介: 在华南农业大学和中国农业大学的求学经历,让我对解决农作物生产难题相关的科学研究产生了浓厚的兴趣。从2015年开始,我进入中国科学院植物研究所林荣呈研究员实验室攻读博士学位,从事水稻光敏色素互作因子(OsPILs)的功能研究,发现过表达OsPIL14提高了直播水稻的出苗率。一次偶然的实验,发现同样的盐胁迫在不同光强下对生长量的抑制有一定的差别,因此认为光可能影响了盐胁迫对生长的调控。在后续的研究中,我们发现OsPIL14能够整合光、激素和盐信号调控水稻的生长发育;过表达OsPIL14提高了盐胁迫下水稻覆土直播的出苗率,也促进了盐胁迫下水稻的生长。将来,希望能够为农业生产提供更多数据支持。