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Farmers Increasingly Plagued By 'Weedy' Strains Of Rice
2013-07-18 12:36:46

Over the past decade or so the de-domestication of rice has increasingly plagued farmer's fields, with "weedy" strains of the grain cutting agricultural yields by as much as 80 percent.

2013-03-13 15:40:29

In a collaborative study published online today in Nature Communications, researchers from Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, BGI-Shenzhen, and University of Arizona have completed the genome sequencing of wild rice Oryza brachyantha.

2011-11-09 08:00:00

The Agricultural Sciences Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in this discipline.

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2011-05-03 08:10:00

Rice originated in China, a team of genome researchers has concluded in a study tracing back thousands of years of evolutionary history through large-scale gene re-sequencing.

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2010-09-05 12:01:51

Scientists seek to develop a rice strain that is better capable of withstanding drought and poorer soils and produces higher yields than current forms of domesticated rice.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.