Crop Biotech Update

Scientists Complete High-resolution 3D Genome Map of Rice

August 28, 2019

Scientists from Huazhong Agricultural University in central China's Hubei Province have completed a high-resolution three-dimensional genome map of rice. The team aimed to investigate the genome architecture and its effects on rice growth through the map and published the results of their study in Nature Communications.

The study will help reveal the genome architecture of rice and promote research on the genetic improvement of rice and other crops, according to the research team. The results of their study show specific three-dimensional genome features of plant gametes and the unicellular zygote, and provide a spatial chromatin basis for zygotic genome activation and epigenetic regulation in plants.

Read more details in the news release from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and research article in Nature Communications.

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