Chinese scientists have discovered a key gene that can simultaneously increase rice and maize yields

2022-05-06 0 By

A key gene found in both maize and rice has been identified in a joint study by a team from China Agricultural University and huazhong Agricultural University published online in the journal Science.Experiments showed that the yield of maize and rice could be increased by 10% and 8% respectively by editing and improving the gene.This study also analyzed the genetic rules of convergent selection in maize and rice, which laid an important theoretical foundation for the mechanism analysis of crop domestication and future crop breeding.(CCTV News)