Xiaocheng Tian, first author of “Uptake of glucose from the rhizosphere, mediated by apple MdHT1.2, regulates carbohydrate allocation”
Current Position: PhD Candidate at College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University
Education: 2013-2017, B.S. Qingdao Agricultural University
2017-2023, Ph.D. Northwest A & F University
Non-scientific Interests: Baking, Photography and Traveling
Since 2017, I have been studying at the College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, under the tutelage of Professor Li Mingjun, and my research direction is fruit quality formation and regulation. In this study, we screened and identified a hexose transporter MdHT1.2, localized to the epidermal cytoplasmic membrane of apple root and mediated rhizosphere glucose uptake, which regulates aboveground photosynthetic carbohydrate distribution to promote plant growth and fruit sugar accumulation. The results provide important evidence for the internal mechanism of soil application of soluble sugar, organic carbon and other substances to improve fruit quality, offer theoretical support for these application in orchards as well as the research and development of soil fertility improvement technology.