The rice genome revolution: From an ancient grain to Green Super Rice

Rod A. Wing, Michael D. Purugganan, Qifa Zhang

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Rice is a staple crop for half the world's population, which is expected to grow by 3 billion over the next 30 years. It is also a key model for studying the genomics of agroecosystems. This dual role places rice at the centre of an enormous challenge facing agriculture: how to leverage genomics to produce enough food to feed an expanding global population. Scientists worldwide are investigating the genetic variation among domesticated rice species and their wild relatives with the aim of identifying loci that can be exploited to breed a new generation of sustainable crops known as Green Super Rice.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNature Reviews Genetics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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