Two teosintes made modern maize


Convergent selection of a WD40 protein that enhances grain yield in maize and rice


The mechanism of heterosis helping for hybrid performance prediction


ZEAMAP, a comprehensive database adapted to the maize multi-omics era


A review summary about plant single cell genomics and epigenomics.


A roadmap toward large-scale genome editing in maize makes bruteforce approaches more manageable for gene discovery and validation!


The maize CUBIC population has been published, finally! Seems powerful, welcome new users...


A high resolution long read ChiA-PET map reveal the genetic regulation for quantitative traits in maize


The tropical maize reference genome and structural variation map enhancing the crop genetic improvement


We propose that de novo domestication may be a new way to solve the global challenge of food security in the future


We have developed a local tool for designing CRISPR sgRNAs with reference-based or genotype-specific, in high-throughput way. And a useful function to screen sgRNAs targeting multiple genes. Please TRY!


We got two genomes one from Mo17 and another from teosinte (Mexicana) and found that mexicana genome made significant contributions for maize adaptation.


The haploid induction mechanism was revealed by using single nucleus sequencing in maize which will enhance the double haploid breeding.


Kernel size and Plant Architecture were investigated systematically in maize by using a maize ROAM population.


We have hold the conference of "Genome Editing: Technologies and Applications in Crops"...


Jin et al describe a maize pan genome based on RNA sequencing data that provided new insights to understand quantitative variation...


A new paper about metobolite QTL mapping and profiling was published by Wen et al...


We have published two papers simultaneously on New Phytologist about recombination and ear architecture dissection by using same 10 RIL populations! Congratulate to Dr. Yingjie Xiao, Dr. Qingchun Pan and all the co-authours!


Genetic determinants of maize primary metabolisms, their networks and contributions to plant agronomic performance were revealed...


A QTL affecting plant height was cloned by map based cloning strategy and found that a rare SNP mutation in Br2 moderately reduces plant height and increases yield potential in maize...


We have explored the genetic basis of adaptation of maize from tropical region to temperate region...


We have developed a single cell sequencing technique of maize tetrad and study the recombination mechanism based on the newly developed technique...


We developed a new genome wide association study method called ADGWAS, detail in recent publication in Plos Genetics.


Li Xiang received the best student speaker award during the Plant Genome Conference XV held in Hefei, AnHui on August 19-21. Congratulations!


We have new publication on Nature Communications titled "Metabolome-based genome-wide association study of maize kernel leads to novel biochemical insights".


Happy Chinese New Year! May the coming year of horse, fill your lives with running success and happiness!


In collaboration with CAAS, BGI and CAU, we revealed the complex regulatory network in maize kernel by using large scale RNA sequencing. Details see the newly published paper in Nature Communications...


Congratulations to Minliang Jin, Nannan Liu being awarded of DuPont Pioneer Research Scholarship...


With cooperation with CAU, we found a CACTA-like TE represseed ZmCCT expression to reduce photoperiod sensitivity, which can accelerate maize spread to long-day environments. Detail see the newest paper in PNAS..


Dr. Jianming Yu visited MaizeGo, and show us a wonderful talk "Understanding the Role of Frequence in Complex Trait Dissection in Plants and Humans".


Maize oil concentration was well documented by using genome wide association study, detail see the newest paper in Nature Genetics..


Vitamin E content is controlled by few major QTLs and a number of minor QTLs in maize...


Li et al identified a gene VTE4 by using Genome Wide Association study which can increase the Vitamin E content for more than 3-fold in maize kernel...


Zhou et al identified a gene crtRB3 affecting alfa-carotene content in maize kernel...


A large CIMMYT landrace collection was analyzed using SNP markers...


Wen et al proposed the idea by combing GWAS and GS for hybrid performance prediction...


A good sample for marker assistant selection based on a cloned QTL-DGAT affecting oil content in maize...2011-10-17

A maize association mapping panel is available specially for stress tolerance study.2011-09-25

Li et al. has cloned a QTL affecting oil content in maize by combing linkage and association study.2011-09-15

Junqiang Ding has won the best student speaker award (a second prize) in the Plant Genomic in China XII conference. Here is his abstract...2011-08-23

International Symposium on Genomics and Crop Genetic Improvement---2011-07-01

To provide a venue for reviewing the developments in ideas, approaches, innovations and advances in plant breeding programs making use of the achievements in genomic research and formulating possible collaboration, the Second International Symposium on Genomics and Crop Genetic Improvement will be held at July 4-6, 2011, in Huazhong Agricultural University.

Yan won DuPont Young Professors award---2011-06-18

DuPont has awarded $1.3 million to the 2011 class of DuPont Young Professors representing 11 U.S. universities and six from universities across the world. The DuPont Young Professor program is a way to identify talented researchers and promising science early in a new professor’s career.

The First Workshop of Plant Association Study---2011-05-26

On the afternoon of May 25,2011,"The First Workshop of Plant Association Study" came to a successful conclusion.Totally 64 organizations, more than 300 participants took part in the workshop.

Yan won the 2010 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers.---2011-2-22

Because of Yan's outstanding achievements in advanced breeding technologies to combat vitamin A deficiency."I hope the disadvantaged people who are suffering from VAD can really benefit from this technique."He said...