January 23rd, 2017
In most flowering plants, flowers consist of sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils, which are arranged in concentric whorls. Genetic and morphological studies of floral homeotic mutants in eudicots have established the classical ABC model of floral development, and subsequently the ABCDE model, which can also partly explain floral development in grass species.
December 14th, 2016
Cpf1 is a class 2/typeV CRISPR effector that has been recently harnessed for genome editing in animal and human cell. Compared with CRIPSR-Cas9 system, Cpf1 recognizes thymidine-rich sequence as the protospacer-adjacent motif (PAM) at the 5’ end of target sequences (generally, 5’-TTTN).
November 2nd, 2016
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.
October 31st, 2016
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.
Oct 20th, 2016
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). In the past decade, many yield-contributing QTLs have been identified in crops.
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