New gene database established to promote rice breeding

China Economic Net | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • Chinese researchers have developed a database on rice epigenomic information to facilitate rice breeding.
  • With the development of genome sequencing technology, a large amount of rice epigenomic information has been gathered.
  • Researchers from the Biotechnology Research Institute of the CAAS created a database named eRice, to integrate epigenomic annotations for both japonica and indica rice, two main cultivars in Asia.