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Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosaAndrews) is an important medicinal and ornamental plant. In China, its root bark is an important ingredient for traditional Chinese medicine. It is valued as an ornamental plant because its flower shows a wide variation in shape and color. We used flower buds at different developmental stages to construct the first cDNA(More)
Marker-assisted gene pyramiding aims to produce individuals with superior economic traits according to the optimal breeding scheme which involves selecting a series of favorite target alleles after cross of base populations and pyramiding them into a single genotype. Inspired by the science of evolutionary computation, we used the metaphor of hill-climbing(More)
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