An important research progress which described genome-wide association study of 12 agronomic traits in peach was achieved by one team headed by Wang Lirong at the Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute and published in Nature Communications in November, 2016.
Invasive alien species that have established and become so abundant in new geographic areas as to cause harm are one of the most pressing global environmental concerns.
Heading date (or flowering time, HD) represents one of the fundamental developmental events in the life cycle of the rice plant. It is one of the most important traits that enable rice to adapt to seasonal differences and specific growth conditions in diverse growing regions.
Increasing grain yield is a long-term goal in crop breeding to meet the demand for global food security. Heterosis, when a hybrid shows higher performance for a trait than both parents, offers an important strategy for crop breeding. Many scientists have been carrying out the genetic basis of heterosis in many crops including rice, maize and sorghum.
Grain yield is the most important and complex trait for genetic improvement in crops; it is known to be controlled by a number of genes known as quantitative trait loci (QTLs).
The Porcine respiratory infectious disease innovation research teamled by Prof. Zhiyong Ma at Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS found that Tumor suppressor p53 protects mice against Listeria monocytogenes infection.
Researchers at State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS have published a research paper about mechanism for effector-triggered necrosis in hemibiotrophic pathogens by characterizing the target of Magnaporthe oryzae effector.
‘CN13’ and ‘CN15’, two new nectarine varieties developed by the peach breeding team led by Professor Wang Zhiqiang from Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute of CAAS has granted plant variety protection byMinistry of Agriculture.
Two flat peach varieties ‘Zhongpantao10’and ‘Zhongpantao 11’ ，developed by Lirong Wang’s peach genetics and breeding team of ZFRI-CAAS have been authorized by the Office of the Protection of New Varieties of Plants.
A final progress reviewing meeting was held for the EuropeAid Project (DCI-Food/2010/230-238) ‘Rice IPM in the Greater Mekong Sub-region’ hosted by Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IPP-CAAS) in Beijing during July 5-7, 2016.