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New rice plant increases yields
Japanese biologists say they have developed a better rice plant that will increase crop yields.

The new plant is heavy with seeds, but does not grow so tall it falls over in high wind or heavy rain. As a result, the tops of the plants stay out of the water, which reduces their chance of rotting, reported Nature.
The rice genome allowed the researchers to investigate areas of the plant's DNA that influence productivityv

Motoyuki Ashikari, of Nagoya University, and Hitoshi Sakakibara, of RIKEN, were able to determine that a gene produces an enzyme that impacts seed production, according to a study in Science.

The researchers selected two breeds: one well known for producing lots of seeds, and one that tends to be short and then produced an improved variety of rice through traditional breeding.
MGR Archive 26.6.2005
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