The Molecular Biology of Rice

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Science  15 Dec 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5243, pp. 1772-1773
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5243.1772


New developments in rice molecular biology are enabling its use as a paradigmatical model for monocotyledonous plants. K. Shimamoto discusses progress in the Rice Genome Project, the first positional cloning of a rice gene [also reported in this issue of Science (Song et al., p. 1804)], and new cloning and transformation methods for rice.