JAPAN, Jan 13, Xinhua --A group of Japanese Snow Monkeys descend from the forest to sit in the warm waters of the hotsprings.

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GELAO VILLAGE, Jan 8, Chinadaily --The Tree Worship Festival occurs on the third day of the first lunar month every year. Before the festival, six families in the village collect money from every family to buy sacrificial offerings. During the festival, people will set up a wooden hut with branches under a big sacred tree. The hut will be decorated with colorful triangle flags, and people will lead a chicken, pig and sheep to walk around the tree three times before butchering them for sacrifice to pray for a good harvest.

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BEIJING, November 26 - An article named The complex jujube genome provides insights into fruit tree biology was published on Nature Communications recently, indicating that a high-quality sequence for the complex jujube genome and the first genome sequence of Rhamnaceae was detected by Chinese scientists, of whom study provides insights into jujube-specific biology and valuable genomic resources for the improvement of Rhamnaceae plants and other fruit trees.


Protection of new plant varieties in forestry sector is the core of forestry intellectual property rights and an important component of forestry technology innovation. Strengthening of new plant variety protection in forestry sector is an important approach to upgrading China’s forestry technology innovation, enhancing the power of forestry, promoting the transition from “the stage of improvement and destruction in balance” to “the state of improvement outplay destruction”. China started to enforce “The regulation of new plant variety protection of the People’s Republic of China” on 1 October 1997, and acceded to the UPOV (International Union of New Plant Variety Protection) on 23 April 1999. According to “The regulation of new plant variety protection of the People’s Republic of China”, the Ministry of Agriculture and the State Forestry Administration are responsible for acceptance and examination of applications for plant variety rights and granting of plant variety rights to plant varieties that meet the requirements specified in the regulation, according their respective coverage of responsibilities. The State Forestry Administration is responsible for acceptance, examination and granting variety rights of applications for plant variety rights of forest trees, bamboo, woody vines, woody ornamental plants (including woody flower plants), fruit trees (nuts), and woody plants for oils, drinks, ingredients, and medicines.

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Forestry science and technology journals are an important component of forestry science and technology, and also the main media and important force for implementing the strategy of developing forestry through science and technology. Currently, there are 29 forestry science and technology journals administered by the State Forestry Administration, including 12 academic journals, 8 technical journals, 6 general journals and 3 science dissemination journals. For many years, By adhering to correct direction of operation and in order to achieve the development goals, these journals have made significant progress in disseminating knowledge of science and technology, accelerating personnel development, promoting forestry research, industrial development, transfer of research results and strengthening international cooperation and exchange.

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