Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2017, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (6): 797-807.DOI: 10.11983/CBB16197

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Research Progress of Fragrance Gene and Its Application in Rice Breeding

Peng Bo1,2,*(), Sun Yanfang1,2, Chen Baoyang1,2, Sun Ruimeng1,2, Kong Dongyan1,2, Pang Ruihua1,2, Li Xianwen1,2, Song Xiaohua3, Li Huilong3, Li Jintao1,2, Zhou Qiying1,2, Liu Lin4, Duan Bin3, , Song Shizhi3,*()   

  1. 1College of Life Sciences, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang 464000, China
    2Institute for Conservation and Utilization of Agro-bioresources in Dabie Mountains, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang 464000, China
    3Xinyang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xinyang 464000, China
    4School of Sciences and Technology, Xinyang University, Xinyang 464000, China
  • Received:2016-10-11 Accepted:2017-01-10 Online:2017-11-01 Published:2018-02-22
  • Contact: Peng Bo,Song Shizhi

Abstract: Rice is a staple food for more than 3 billion people in the world, and it is one of the most important food crops. As one of the types of cultivated rice, fragrant rice is favoured worldwide by consumers because of its agreeable scent. In recent years, with the rapid development of rice functional genomics and sequencing technology, great progress has been made in understanding the fragrant gene in rice, and a series of functional markers has been developed for screening the fragrant gene and breeding new rice varieties. This paper mainly reviews the progress in the genetic basis, gene function and regulation of the fragrant gene and the development and application of gene functional markers in rice. It provides useful references for the cultivation of new varieties of fragrant rice.

Key words: rice, fragrance gene, application, genetic breeding