The peanut research of our college Zhuang Weijian's research team has made new progress

time: 2018-01-01   author:   clicks: 52

On December 24th, the results of peanut cultivar genome-wide sequence deciphering whichwas jointly led by Professor Zhuang Weijian ofPeanut Disease Resistant Molecular Breeding Research Team, Wuhan Future Group Biotechnology Co., Ltd., Peanut Research Scientists from Shandong, Guangxi, Henan, Guangdong and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and Taiwan's Chenggong Universitypassed the certification of experts. the The study deciphered the genome of peanut cultivars for the first time in the world and the results were generally at the leading level in international researches.There are nearly 80 species of peanut but only one cultivated species.The cultivated species genome large, the proportion of repetitive sequences highand is difficult to assemble, genome sequencing has not been able to make a breakthrough and seriously affects the peanut base, applied research and the upgrading of peanut industry.Professor Zhuang Weijian led the team to solve this difficult problem in the world by many units both at home and abroad. The data and results of the study were released to the world through ourofficialwebsite(This will make peanut whole genome selection breeding, precision breeding, etc. possible,greatly improve the efficiency of genetic improvement of peanut, shorten the breeding cycle, contribute to the cultivation of higher yield, high quality, disease resistance, safety of new varieties.The completion of whole genome sequencing of peanut cultivars will play a very important role in the foundation and application of peanut. It will help to clarify the origin and evolution of peanut cultivars, help to systematically analyze the molecular mechanisms responsible for the formation of key traits such as yield, quality and resistance and so on, andprovide strong technical support for promoting new breakthroughs in peanut breeding.

In addition, the team's peanut resistance to bacterial wilt gene cloning and molecular mechanism of resistance AhqBW1 gene won the 2017 National Natural Science Fund joint fund project, the amount of 2 million.