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2011-12-12 12:45:09

BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, announced that a study on resequencing 50 accessions of cultivated and wild rice was published online today in Nature Biotechnology. The study provides one of the largest genome variation data sets for wild and cultivated rice, which is valuable for breeding and for identifying agronomically important genes in rice. This data also yields new insights for geneticists and biologists to deeply explore the domestication history of cultivated rice....

2011-06-10 12:26:22

The origins of rice have been cast in a new light by research publishing in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics on June 9, 2011. By reconciling two theories, the authors show that the domestication of rice occurred at least twice independently but with extensive "borrowing" between the two subspecies. Indica and japonica are, respectively, the southern and northern varieties of rice and they are major staple crops in Asia. Whether they share a single origin of domestication or were...

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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. Their findings, which appear in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), indicate that domesticated rice may have first appeared as far back as approximately 9,000 years ago in the Yangtze Valley of China. Previous research suggested domesticated rice may have two points of...

2011-02-03 00:00:44

"Hearty" recipes and tips from USA Rice Federation for American Heart Month Arlington, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011 Good health requires a focus on healthy eating and exercise. If you've already slacked off on your New Year's resolution to eat better and get in shape, there's no better time than February, American Heart Month, to recommit to a heart healthy lifestyle. And, rice can help -- it offers a delicious, nutritious base for a multitude of heart healthy recipes and provides...

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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.A University of Arizona-led consortium has been awarded $9.9 million from the National Science Foundation to develop a deeper understanding of the wild relatives of cultivated rice with the ultimate goal of creating next-generation varieties that are better capable of withstanding drought and poorer soils and produce higher...

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2009-01-25 08:50:00

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In an effort to improve rice varieties, a Purdue University researcher was part of a team that traced the evolutionary history of domesticated rice by using a process that focuses on one gene. Scott A. Jackson, a professor of agronomy, said studying the gene that decides how many shoots will form on a rice plant allows researchers to better understand how the gene evolved over time through natural selection and human interaction. Understanding the variations could...

2008-07-30 21:00:00

By Anita Miller, San Marcos Daily Record, Texas Jul. 30--SAN MARCOS -- Even though she's been a champion of Texas Wild Rice for years, it still happens. Every once in a while, someone will comment to Dianne Wassenich about the unsightly "weeds" in the San Marcos River, most notably just below the University Street Bridge. Each time it happens she cringes, because the reference is to Texas Wild Rice, an endangered species that grows nowhere else on earth. And it's not just new...


Latest Wild rice Reference Libraries

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2005-06-01 20:44:29

The four species of wild rice comprise the genus Zizania, a group of grasses that grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams. Often, only the flowering head rises above the water. Three of the four species are native to North America: Northern wild rice (Zizania palustris) is an annual plant native to the Great Lakes region of North America. Wild rice (Z. aquatica), also an annual, grows in the Saint Lawrence River and on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United...

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