Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2017, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (1): 113-121.DOI: 10.11983/CBB16148

Special Issue: 水稻生物学专辑

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Major Domestication Traits of Yield in Rice

Yuliang Liu, Shuzhi Zheng*   

  1. Hebei Key Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Life Sciences, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050024, China
  • Received:2016-07-10 Accepted:2016-11-16 Online:2017-01-01 Published:2017-01-23
  • Contact: Zheng Shuzhi
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Rice (Oryza sativa), cultivatedin one-third of the world, is one of the most important crops with a long culture history. Cultivated rice is domesticated from wild rice (O. rufipogon). Rice yield is an important domesticated phenotype. Rice yield is controlled by three morphologic features, including tiller characteristics, panicle structure and seed size. These phenotypes were selected from the wild type during domestication and increased yield. In this review, we summarize the molecular mechanism of yield domestication and discuss problems and prospects of rice culture to provide new insights for rice domestication and molecular breeding.