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Shenzhou XII space seeds handed over to Wuhan today

2021-12-10

Space breeding seedling display. Photo by Changjiang Daily reporter He Xiaogang

 

Changjiang Daily Wuhan client on December 10 (reporter Chen Weidong)"One day on Earth, this batch of seeds will experience 16 days and nights in space. In the high vacuum and high cleanliness of space, under the influence of special environments such as weightlessness, strong radiation, ultra-high speed operation, magnetic wire cutting, and alternating temperatures, the gene arrangement will mutate, thus giving the opportunity to breed new crop varieties with positive mutagenesis." On December 10, at the seminar on space breeding to help rural revitalization and development held in Wuhan, the person in charge of the National Space Breeding Achievement Transformation Center will carry the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft into the Chinese space station and travel in space with astronauts for three months of crop seeds., Officially handed over to Wuhan.

 

Apply for transportation. Photo by Changjiang Daily reporter He Xiaogang

 

At the seminar, Shen Hangyun, the first captain of the Chinese Astronaut Brigade, first introduced the development of my country's manned spaceflight. The vigorous development of manned spaceflight requires not only the continuous progress of aerospace technology and the continuous training of outstanding aerospace talents, but also Relying on strong comprehensive national strength as a support, the rapid development of my country's manned spaceflight industry is a strong proof of the continuous improvement of my country's comprehensive national strength.

 

Zhang Chuanjun. Photo by Changjiang Daily reporter He Xiaogang

 

In the space seed handover link, Zhang Chuanjun, director of the National Space Breeding Achievement Transformation Center, introduced that this batch of seeds, including rice, corn, and rape seeds, entered the Chinese space station on June 17 with the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft. After a three-month space journey, He returned to Earth on September 17 and conducted preliminary screening at the National Space Breeding Achievement Transformation Center. After this batch of space seeds is handed over to the partner Hubei Jinguang Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd., it will be selected on the ground at the scientific research demonstration base of the National Space Breeding Achievement Transformation Center (Wuhan) located in Zhangwan Village, Binhu Street, East Lake High-tech Zone.

 

Attendees at the seminar are watching the space seed seedlings. Photo by Changjiang Daily reporter He Xiaogang

 

Zhang Chuanjun said that under the influence of the space station's high rotation speed of 655 kilometers per minute around the earth, space radiation and weightlessness caused by cosmic rays and solar magnetic storms, the gene arrangement or gene structure of seeds will mutate. Some seeds will produce good traits and some seeds will change in the direction of poor traits. The focus of ground breeding is to breed seeds with positive mutation traits and cultivate and apply new varieties.

 

Space seed rape seedlings. Photo by Changjiang Daily reporter He Xiaogang

 

For example, he said that through aerospace breeding technology, new varieties of rice, corn, wheat and vegetables with stress resistance, strong disease resistance, high yield and high quality can be bred. At the scientific research demonstration base of the National Space Breeding Achievement Transformation Center (Wuhan), Space Fragrant Rice 2 has been successfully selected and tested, and a bumper harvest has been achieved this year. Space fragrant rice 2 has many advantages such as high quality and stable yield, strong rice flavor and so on.

 

Space fragrant rice. Photo by Changjiang Daily reporter He Xiaogang

 

Subsequently, the seminar also held an on-site rice tasting activity and a licensing ceremony for the "Rural Revitalization-Space Breeding Practice Base.

Seed is the chip of agriculture, and seed industry is a national strategic and basic core industry. Germplasm resources are very important to national food security and agricultural modernization. In recent years, with the continuous development of China's space industry, space mutation breeding has gradually become an important breeding path. Up to now, aerospace breeding has not only cultivated new varieties of crops such as grain, vegetables, fruits, and oil, but also created new varieties of forest, grass and flowers, new varieties of Chinese herbal medicine, and new strains of microorganisms such as pharmaceuticals and wine making, which have made important contributions to the realization of modern agriculture in my country.