PerspectiveTHE RICE GENOME

The Most Precious Things Are Not Jade and Pearls...

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Science  05 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5565, pp. 58-59
DOI: 10.1126/science.1071337

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The publication of the draft genome sequences of two subspecies of rice (indica and japonica) is a boon for plant biologists. In their Perspective, Ronald and Leung discuss the impact of the rice genome on our understanding of cereal crop biology and its importance for improving yields of one of the world's most important foods.

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