A research team led by Prof. XIE Qi from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology has revealed how an ESCRT-I component VPS23A confers plant salt tolerance through strengthening the function of SOS module, and the possible strategy to apply SOS module in improving plant salt tolerance.
Recently, the research group led by Prof. TIAN Zhixi from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, cooperating with Prof. SHOU Huixia's team from Zhejiang University, Prof. GUAN Yuefeng's team from Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University, Assistant Prof. CHEN Liqing's team from University of Illinois and other research teams, revealed the critical role of GmSWEET10a and GmSWEET10b in controlling the seed size, oil content and protein content during the domestication and improvement of soybean.
In a recent study, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) showed that spatial distribution of rainfall would be directly affected, and indirectly affect the water source prediction in rubber plantations.
Under the guidance of Professor WANG Qingfeng and HU Guangwan, a new species of Croton was identified through careful morphological comparison and named Croton kinondonesis G.W.Hu, V.M.Ngumbau & Q.F.Wang.
The researchers from Dr. YAO Haishan's Lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology revealed that the top-down projection from orbitofrontal cortex to primary visual cortex contributes to visual associative learning.
A research team led by Prof. LI Guohui from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and their collaborators revealed the mechanism of ligand activation of a eukaryotic cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channel.
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