Recognizing The Plant Cell first authors: Gen Che

Gen Che, co-first author of A functional allele of CsFUL1 regulates fruit length through inhibiting CsSUP and auxin transport in cucumber

 Current position: PhD student, Department of Vegetable Sciences, China Agricultural University

Education: B.S. in horticulture, China Agricultural University

Non-scientific Interests: music, reading, travelling

Brief bio: My PhD research focused on uncovering the molecular mechanism of three transcription factors in fruit length regulation in cucumber, via the perspective of gene expression, functional characterization, gene regulatory network, and evolution analysis. In the current paper, we clarified the functional difference and domestication of the two alleles of CsFUL1, and dissected the underlying gene regulatory network in fruit length variation of East Asia cucumber.