Rice Omics and biotechnology in China by ProQuest

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Rice is the major source of food for over half of the world's population. As a model cereal crop, the complete genome sequence of rice has become fundamental for analyzing gene functions and relating them to practical applications in plants. At present, rice researchers devote much effort to generating mutants and tagged lines, or utilizing elite germplasms to clone important genes and identify their functions. Such processes combine different -omic technologies including genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics. In the past decade, Chinese scientists have made great contributions toward integrated analyses of rice omics and biotechnological applications, particularly whole genome shotgun sequencing of Indica rice 9311, and sequencing of chromosome 4 of japonica rice Nipponbare, cloning and identifying 220 functional genes, and using certain identified genes to improve rice agronomic traits through molecular breeding approaches. This review presents a summary of the advances made in rice omics and biotechnology in China, as well as future prospects. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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									POJ 4(6):302-317 (2011)                                                                                     ISSN:1836-3644


Invited Review Article

Rice Omics and biotechnology in China

Jinjie Li1, Hongliang Zhang1, Deping Wang2, Bo Tang1, Chao Chen1, Dongling Zhang1, Minghui
Zhang1, Junzhi Duan1, Haiyan Xiong1, Zichao Li1,*

1
    Key Laboratory of Crop Genomics & Genetic Improvement of Ministry of Agriculture, and Beijing Key
Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
2
    China National Centre for Biotechnology Develepment, Beijing 100039, China

*corresponding author: lizichao@cau.edu.cn

Abstract
Rice is the major source of food for over half of the world’s population. As a model cereal crop, the complete genome sequence of
rice has become fundamental for analyzing gene functions and relating them to practical applications in plants. At present, rice
researchers devote much effort to generating mutants and tagged lines, or utilizing elite germplasms to clone important genes and
identify their functions. Such processes combine different -omic technologies including genomics, transcriptomic
								
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