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  • Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute Makes New Progress in the...

    Watermelon is rich in water and nutrition, and it is one of the most popular fruits worldwide. With the increasing demand for watermelon to be more "nutritious, healthy and delicious", improving watermelon flavor has received wide attention from breeders.

  • Researchers Report a Novel miR167a-OsARF6-OsAUX3 Module for ...

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the leading food crops in the world. Its grain yield is mainly influenced by effective tiller number, grain number per panicle, and grain weight. Grain size, as a key factor determining grain weight, is a crucial agronomic trait related to grain yield in rice.

  • The SEEDLING BIOMASS 1 Allele from Indica Rice Enhances Yiel...

    Rice grain yield has risen sharply since last century thanks to breeding for dwarfness and heterosis utilization. However, continual decrease in cropping area along with excessive use of fertilizers has led to high resource consumption and environment pollution, posing a threat to yield performance.

  • Scientists from IFRCAAS Discover the Commensal Bacterium in ...

    Researchers from the Institute of Feed Research of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (IFRCAAS) discovered a highly abundant bacterium in fish gut microbiota, Cetobacterium somerae, which can activate the parasympathetic nervous system through the metabolite acetate to promote insulin expression and glucose utilization in fish, and play an important role in regulating fish health.

  • The AaCBF4-AaBAM3.1 Module Enhances Freezing Tolerance of Ki...

    Recently, kiwi fruit germplasm and breeding team of Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (ZFRICAAS) has made new progress in mechanism of freezing tolerance of kiwi fruit (Actinidia arguta).

  • Postharvest UV-C Irradiation Increased the Flavonoids and An...

    Recently, the team of fruit nutrition and function from Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute (ZFRI) has illustrated the effects of postharvest UV-C irradiation on biosynthesis and accumulation of flavonoids and anthocyanins in sweet cherries during storage

  • Genomic Bases of Local Adaptation and Responses to Climate C...

    Peach is the main fruit tree species in the world. Peach originated in China, with strong adaptability and wide distribution. It has been said that "peaches and plums are all over the world". It is a good material for studying plant environmental adaptability and is also considered as a model tree species for studying Rosaceae fruit trees.

  • Chinese Scientists Reveal the Origin and Composition of Gut ...

    Ruminant Nutrition & Feed Science Innovation Research Team of Institute of Feed Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, revealed the prenatal gut of lamb harbours metabolically active microbiome.

  • Synthesize Fluorescent Nanomaterials from Kiwi to Detect Met...

    The team of fruit quality safety control technical is committed to developing multifunctional nanomaterials from biomass carbon sources. This team used kiwi as biomass carbon sources to synthesize a new fluorescent nanomaterials (KF-CDs) that have the great potential in the sensitive detected of Fe3+.

  • Development and Validation of a Method for the Analysis of D...

    China is the world’s largest producer and exporter of edible mushrooms. Because the production process of edible mushrooms is carried out in a humid and closed environment with invisible light, diseases and insect pests have always been one of the main factors affecting the production and quality of edible mushrooms.

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