Rice straw, the role of silica and treatments to improve quality

Van Soest, P.J. (2006) Rice straw, the role of silica and treatments to improve quality. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 130 (3-4). pp. 137-171.

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Rice straw is unique relative to other cereal straws in being low in lignin and high in silica. Unlike other cereal straws taller varieties of rice straws tend to be leafy while the leaves are less digested than stems. This may contribute to higher straw value with rice yield. There is genetic variation in straw quality but has not been exploited and tends to be smaller than environmental variation. Effort in plant breeding has been to develop short varieties with higher grain yield. This development has reduced straw quantity but not nutritive value. The relationship between plant genetics and silica metabolism is virtually uninvestigated, although reviews from plant physiology indicate it is a major factor...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rice straw; Silica; Digestibility; Quality; Treatments
Author Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 02 May 2013 04:57
Last Modified: 02 May 2013 04:57
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2006.01.023
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/10454

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