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Journal of Integrative Agriculture  2017, Vol. 16 Issue (05): 992-999    DOI: 10.1016/S2095-3119(16)61580-0
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Research progress on the breeding of japonica super rice varieties in Jiangsu Province, China
WANG Cai-lin, ZHANG Ya-dong, ZHU Zhen, CHEN Tao, ZHAO Qing-yong, ZHONG Wei-gong, YANG Jie, YAO Shu, ZHOU Li-hui, ZHAO Ling, LI Yu-sheng

Institute of Food Crops, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences/Nanjing Branch of Chinese National Center for Rice Improvement/Jiangsu High Quality Rice Research and Development Center, Nanjing 210014, P.R.China

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Abstract  In this study we report the results of a decade-long breeding program for japonica super rice made by Nanjing Branch of Chinese National Center for Rice Improvement in Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences.  We concluded that selection of parents with good comprehensive traits and complementary advantages and disadvantages of both parents in the hybrid combination, and early selection of high heritability traits in earlier segregating generations could significantly improve the breeding efficiency.  The use of closely-linked functional markers in pyramiding of multiple genes could greatly increase breeding efficiency, avoiding time-consuming and laborious steps that were used in traditional breeding program.  It is also important to coordinate the yield components with variety characteristics such as yield stability, wide adaptability, lodging resistance, and an attractive grain appearance during late growth stage of rice.
Keywords:   japonica super rice      eating quality      disease resistance      breeding strategy  
Received: 30 September 2016   Accepted:

This study was supported by the National Key Technologies R&D Program of China during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2015BAD01B02), the Special Program for Rice Scientific Research, Ministry of Agriculture, China (201603002-5-1), and the Construction of Modern Agricultural and Industrial Technology System Project special fund, China (CARS-01-47).

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WANG Cai-lin, ZHANG Ya-dong, ZHU Zhen, CHEN Tao, ZHAO Qing-yong, ZHONG Wei-gong, YANG Jie, YAO Shu, ZHOU Li-hui, ZHAO Ling, LI Yu-sheng. 2017. Research progress on the breeding of japonica super rice varieties in Jiangsu Province, China. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 16(05): 992-999.

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