Achievement of genetics in plant reproduction research: The past decade for the coming decade

Keita Suwabe, Go Suzuki, Masao Watanabe

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    In the last decade, a variety of innovations of emerging technologies in science have been accomplished. Advanced research environment in plant science has made it possible to obtain whole genome sequence in plant species. But now we recognize this by itself is not sufficient to understand the overall biological significance. Since Gregor Mendel established a principle of genetics, known as Mendel's Laws of Inheritance, genetics plays a prominent role in life science, and this aspect is indispensable even in modern plant biology. In this review, we focus on achievements of genetics on plant sexual reproduction research in the last decade and discuss the role of genetics for the coming decade. It is our hope that this will shed light on the importance of genetics in plant biology and provide valuable information to plant biologists.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)297-310
    Number of pages14
    JournalGenes and Genetic Systems
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Fertilization
    • Gametophyte
    • Next generation sequencing
    • Pollination
    • Reproductive barrier

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Molecular Biology
    • Genetics


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