Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2016, Vol. 51 ›› Issue (3): 369-376.DOI: 10.11983/CBB16026

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Trends of the Plant Science in China Analyzed Through National Nature Science Foundation of China Funded Projects

Jing Leng1 , Wenguo Wang2, Wenjuan Liu3, Weimin Li4, 5, Quansheng Du5, Mingzhang Wen5*   

  1. 1Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
    2Biogas Institute of Ministry of Agriculture, Chengdu 610041, China
    3Center of Analysis and Testing, Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Chengdu 610066, China
    4Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
    5Department of Life Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Beijing 100085, China
  • Received:2016-02-05 Accepted:2016-02-24 Online:2016-05-01 Published:2016-05-24
  • Contact: Wen Mingzhang
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    ? These authors contributed equally to this paper


From an overview of proposals funded from 2010 to 2015 by the discipline of botany in the Department of Life Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China, this article presents a statistical analysis of all programs, including a summary of the funding profile in the discipline, the character of each project category, the distribution of projects in different subdisciplines and research areas, and information on the top awarded institutions. This information provides a prospective trend of development in the field of botany.