Research

Plant & Agricultural Science

Facing the worldwide population-based food and health problems especially in the densely populated China, our research in Plant & Agricultural Science aims to generate high-valued agricultural and health products, and to invent and transfer new technologies. Below are some examples of our research approaches:

 

Crop improvement of rice has been done in two ways: improvement of nutritional quality through enhancement of lysine content, and improvement of productivity by increasing photosynthetic efficiency.


 

 

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Engineered minichromosomes in maize are constructed as plant artificial chromosome for future genetic engineering to create crops with novel properties.

 

 

 

Molecular mechanisms of protein trafficking in the plant secretory and endocytic pathways will provide hints for using plants as bioreactors for producing pharmaceuticals.  

 

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