Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


wheat; genome sequencing; molecular module; multi-module assembly breeding

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China is the largest wheat producer and consumer in the world. Wheat production is of great importance for national food security and is greatly influenced by the spatial variation of climatic variables, soils, cultivars, etc. The un-deciphered wheat genome has prevented the development of map-based cloning and molecular design breeding technology for a long time. Supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Strategic Priority Program "Innovative System of Designer Breeding by Molecular Modules", Chinese scientists made a significant contribution in deciphering the wheat genome. Moreover, some new wheat varieties have been successfully developed using the theory of "multi-module assembly breeding". This paper presents these important achievements and future research development directions.

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