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Top 10 Agricultural Science Advances of 2021 Unveiled

| 2022.03.01

A list of China's top 10 advances in the field of agricultural science in 2021 was unveiled by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).

The advances on the list cover the research fields such as genomics, analysis of main function genes, infection and transmission of SARS CoV-2 in animals, catastrophe mechanism of major disease and insect pest, and cultivation and farming of crops.


These studies provide theoretical basis and technological foundations for molecular design breeding of staple crops, selection and breeding of green and efficient varieties, and R&D of COVID-19 vaccines, said Wu Kongming, president of the CAAS.


Among them is a study on the prevention and control of bemisia tabaci. Researchers revealed how the insect overcomes the defenses of its host, providing new ideas for the development of green control technology for bemisia tabaci.