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More rice, please: 13 rice genomes reveal ways to keep up with ever-growing population


February 1, 2018

Rice provides 20 percent of daily calories consumed globally. We will need more as the population grows toward 9-10 billion by 2050. A vast new genetic resource based on comparison of 13 rice genomes and published this week will accelerate efforts to develop new rice varieties, guiding breeders to the genes plants use to resist pests, thrive in inhospitable environments, and produce abundant amounts of grain.Full Story

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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