Transferring Genes from Wild Species into Rice

Brar, D.S. and Khush, G.S. (2002) Transferring Genes from Wild Species into Rice. In: Quantitative Genetics, Genomics and Plant Breeding. CABI, New York, pp. 197-217. ISBN 085199601 9

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Three cereal crops – rice, wheat and maize – feed the world. These crops supply 49% of the calories consumed by the world population; 23% come from rice, 17% from wheat and 9% from maize. Rice is the primary food source for more than a third of the world’s population. It is planted on almost 150 million ha annually or 11% of the world’s cultivated land. More than 90% of rice is produced and consumed in Asia. It is also an important staple in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. Rice is grown under a wide range of agroclimatic conditions. Four major ecosystems are generally recognized: irrigated (55%), rain-fed lowland (25%), upland (12%) and floodprone (8%).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rice
Author Affiliation: International Rice Research Institute, DAPO 7777, Metro Manila, The Philippines
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 07:09
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2012 07:09

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