In Search of the Forgotten Rice Varieties

  • 30/05/1999

In Search of the Forgotten Rice Varieties A series of ingenious selective breeding experiments carried out over the millennia by generations of unknown farmers in the Indian subcontinent have enormously expanded the genetic diversity of the Indian rice, Oryza sativa var. indica. This diversity is embodied in thousands of varieties of rice, also called landraces.As a result, we now have a multitude of rice breeds adapted to different types of soil conditions

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