Yujie Zhao, First author of “BELL1 interacts with CRABS CLAW and INNER NO OUTER to regulate ovule and seed development in pomegranate”
Current Position: Ph.D. Candidate
Education: Ph.D. from College of Forestry of Nanjing Forestry University. Master’s degree in Pomology from Henan Agricultural University.
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Brief bio: My doctoral research topic is ‘Mechanism study of pomegranate female sterility and functional analysis of putative sterility-related genes’. By observing the microstructures of the flower organ, we initially determined the stage of ovule sterility. By transcriptome and MicroRNA sequencing, I performed bioinformatics analysis of hormone metabolism and ovule development genes and studied their spatial and temporal expression patterns in pistils with ovule development. Several methods, such as gene clone, transgenic technology, yeast two-hybrid system, and bimolecular fluorescent complementary, have been adopted to explore the function of PgINO, PgCRC, and PgBEL1 in pomegranate ovule development. Also, the interactions between PgINO, PgCRC, PgBEL1 and MADS-box have been studied.
论文：BELL1 interacts with CRABS CLAW and INNER NO OUTER to regulate ovule and seed development in pomegranate