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GMOs with Health Benefits Have Large Market Potential
Over the last years, various GM crops with health benefits have been developed in which genes, mostly originating from other organisms, have been added....
Genomic Prediction: Statistically Predicts Value of Plant Trait
Genomic prediction, a new field of quantitative genetics, is a statistical approach to predicting the value of an economically important trait in a plant, such as yield or disease resistance. The method works if the trait is heritable, as many traits...
Rice Study May Improve Productivity
Transnational rice study on photosynthesis could improve international food security, according to a study carried out at the Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign....
Rice: A Staple Food for More than Half of World’s Population
Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the most important cereal grains in the world today and serves as a staple food source for more than half of the world’s population. ...
One Man’s Paddy Gene Pool Collection
We were at Narisho, a tiny interior Orissa state’s village, in Khurda district. What took us there was the amazing rice diversity this elderly farmer is maintaining. Natwar Sarangi, 74, has 308 varieties of rice, all grown organically. ...
More Rice for Africa, Target of New Research Hub
Burundi has turned its rice research capacity up a notch to improve food security in Eastern and Southern Africa by establishing a regional rice research and development hub with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)....



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