Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2017, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (2): 148-158.DOI: 10.11983/CBB16087

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Research Progress in Whole-genome Analysis and Cloning of Genes Underlying Important Agronomic Traits in Soybean

Zhengjun Xia*   

  1. Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Harbin 150081, China
  • Received:2016-04-19 Accepted:2016-07-08 Online:2017-03-01 Published:2017-04-05
  • Contact: Xia Zhengjun
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Abstract: Since the soybean genome was published in Nature, in 2010, many researchers from different countries, mainly China, have re-sequenced the genomes of wild soybean accessions, landraces and cultivated cultivars of soybean. The general features at the whole-genome level during evolution and domestication have been revealed by comparative genomic analysis. Moreover, several breakthroughs have been achieved by using sequence information of the soybean genome, as evidenced by successful cloning of a number of genes underlying important agronomic traits and understanding their general regulatory mechanisms. The recent progress will lay a solid foundation for studying the elaborate regulatory network of different molecular pathways and fulfill prerequisites for breeding new cultivars with a molecular (model) design.