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Rice is a pretty big deal. There's really no need to justify research on this crop. It feeds literally billions, so the funding will always flow. Would that we knew rice as well as we know C. elgans. After yesterday's travesty of a paper on barley I thought that readers might find a new paper... Read More
The Pith: the spread of domestic rice may be a function not of the spread of rice per se, as much as a specific narrow set of genes which confer domestication to disparate rice lineages. This has been a big month for rice. At least for me. Despite my background as a rice-eater I've generally... Read More
The Pith: What makes rice nice in one varietal may not make it nice in another. Genetically that is.... Rice is edible and has high yields thanks to evolution. Specifically, the artificial selection processes which lead to domestication. The "genetically modified organisms" of yore! The details of this process have long been of interest to... Read More
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"I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. If you want to know more, see the links at http://www.razib.com"