Learn More
Previous understanding of the mechanism of seed ageing is largely based on observations on imbibed seeds rather than dry seeds. The present research was conducted to investigate whether seed ageing has effects on the dry seeds through proteome analysis. Maize (Zea mays cv. Dabaitou) seeds were artificially aged at 50°C (13.58% moisture content) for 5 or 13(More)
Petunia (Petunia × hybrida Vilm.) is an important horticultural crop conserved in the National Genebank of China. Here, a droplet-vitrification cryopreservation protocol was developed for petunia shoot tips. An orthogonal array experiment and additional one-factor experiments were performed to optimize key variables, including the age of in vitro plants,(More)
A salt tolerant mutant at seedling stage was obtained from an M2 population of radiation mutagenesis of an indica rice cultivar R401. The mutant seedlings could survive under the treatment of sodium chloride solution at the concentration of 150 mmol/L, while the wild-type control seedlings withered and died. An F2 population was developed from a cross(More)
Backcross breeding is a useful method to transfer favorable alleles from a donor parent into a recipient parent. Marker-assisted selection (MAS) can speed up the process. To make an appropriate plan before using MAS in a breeding program, breeders need to know the minimal sample size of the progeny generation required. A method to estimate the minimal(More)
There are many pleiotropic genes playing key roles in regulating both vegetative growth and reproductive development in plants. A dwarf mutant of rice with deformed flowers, named as ddf1, was identified from indica rice breeding lines. Genetic analysis indicated that ddf1 was resulted from the recessive mutation of a single gene, temporarily named as DDF1.(More)
  • 1