Yongjian Qiu and Elise Pasoreck published their recent work on phytochrome signaling in Nature Communications. This article reports a new light signaling mechanism that Arabidopsis phytochrome B utilizes its C-terminal domain as a signaling output module to mediate a central light signaling event – the degradation of the nodal transcription factor PIF3.

This project was initiated when Meng was a postdoc in Dr. Joanne Chory‘s laboratory at the Salk Institute.  This is a collaborative project with Prof. Wenxiu Ma from Department of Statistics at UCR and Prof. Akira Nagatani from Kyoto University.

Here are the links to UCR press release and the article.