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.