Team leader: Guangwu Guo, Zhiyu Peng
A system is consisted of two parts: the components and the rules about how information transmits between components.
In the biological system, what we want to know most is the function of the genes and the active connection between them. Our group is interested in the latter part. Benefited from the high throughput sequencing technology, we aim to investigate various regulations using rice as the model organism by RNA-Seq technology.
1, 9311 transcriptome analysis across different developmental stages
We start to get a comprehensive transcriptome analysis about it, not only the coding genes, but also all the non-coding RNA including small RNAs. This data will be very valuable in improving the annotation and our understanding of genes.
2, allelic expression analysis based on LYP9 and its inbreeding parents
We will begin another project about the allelic expression in a hybrid rice whose genome is sequenced. It is a good opportunity to indentify all the cis-acting elements in the rice genome.