With the help of innovative chromosome technologies for tree breeding, the first triploid eucalyptus (eucalyptus X 3) and triploid Eucommia ulmoides Oliv (X3) have come into being from BFU labs, marking the earliest success in such attempts.
Through the discovery of mechanism that determines the time of Prunus mume to blossom (in later winter and early spring), the molecular mechanism that gives birth to its defining aroma, and the identification of the key genes that are responsible for the flower’s resistance against cold resistance, the red color of its blossom and its drooping branches, a solid foundation was laid for molecular design and breeding of cold-resistant, pleasant-colored and elegantly-shaped woody flower species.
Based on the theory of "functional mapping", a new theory of "game mapping" is proposed, with the corresponding results published in the internationally recognized top journal Nature communications.
The creation of hydrogel materials that come with high both high mechanical strength and excellent self-healing properties marks that the highly challenging task in hydrogels researches has been successfully solved.
Through the employment of cutting-edge technologies that are capable of extracting high-quality natural active substances from natural pine barks, a series of consumer products have been successfully developed and manufactured on commercially-viable scales in the Inner Mongolia Manzhouli Sennuo Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Handmade soaps, trademarked as "Songcao Yiren", are the first products under the series that have been put onto the market.
Four new varieties of Paeonia lactiflora cultivated by the research group have obtained international registration certificate, with their names being "Fenmian Shizitou (Pink Lion King)", "Xiaofurong (Morning lotus)", double-petal "Fuguibaojin (Purple Gold)" and "Xiangfeizi (Sweet Queen)" respectively.
Based on the IPCC carbon accounting and analysis framework, 220 sample sites were set up in Diebu County in 2016 through the application of stratified sampling methods and ring-knife soil excavation methods to measure and analyze the carbon sequestration capacity of various ecosystems, including forest, grasslands, wetlands, farmlands and others. The sample sites covered all towns and ecological types in the county.
The project team, taking into consideration such factors as land use, water resources spatial distribution and climatic variations, selected over a 5-year-period 332 typical geographical analysis units in Horqin sandy land, Hulunbeir sandy land, Hunshandake sandy land, Maowusu sandy land, Tengger Desert and Gurbantunggut Desert for carrying out systematic studies on the dynamic relation between the climate and vegetations in these sand-ridden regions in northern China. As a result, the first dynamic model about the relationship between the two factors is created.
We have completed collecting and evaluating 122 domestic and foreign tree germplasm resources that are especially ideal for brightening up the landscape with their colorful leaves. Several carefully selected and cultivated new tree varieties, including but not limited to plum blossom, Begonia, Fraxinus and other new varieties, have been extensively used in the Capital city’s "Brightening-up and Green-extending" project.
The project, covering 228 hectares in size, is favorably located in the eastern part of Yantai City and in the vicinity of Laishan airport. It is not only a key project among the city’s ambitious initiative to transform and upgrade its southern suburban areas, but also a key link in its long-term goal to build the city into "a city that prides itself on both mountains and seascapes" that will turn out to be the driving force for the sustainable development of Yantai city and Laishan district.