Fei’s latest paper is out in Current Biology

March 18, 2021

Thorn meristems and axillary meristems are adjacent yet produce different structures. We have shown that the Citrus CENTRORADIALIS (CsCEN) gene maintains the proliferative capacity of axillary meristems by antagonizing the thorn-specifying THORN IDENTITY1 (TI1) gene. The complementary roles of CsCEN and TI1 thus help to define Citrus tree architecture.  Congratulations Fei on a job well done! For more info, please see https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33761317/