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Breeding high-yield superior quality hybrid super rice by rational design


Qian, Q and Guo, L and Smith, SM and Li, J, Breeding high-yield superior quality hybrid super rice by rational design, National Science Review, 3, (3) pp. 283-294. ISSN 2095-5138 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/nsr/nww006


The challenge of meeting the increasing demand for worldwide rice production has driven a sustained quest for advances in rice breeding for yield. Two breakthroughs that led to quantum leaps in productivity last century were the introduction of semidwarf varieties and of hybrid rice. Subsequent gains in yield have been incremental. The next major leap in rice breeding is now upon us through the application of rational design to create defined ideotypes. The exploitation of wide-cross compatibility and intersubspecific heterosis, combined with rapid genome sequencing and the molecular identification of genes for major yield and quality traits have now unlocked the potential for rational design.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Oryza sativa L, super-rice, hybrids, molecular breeding, grain yield, grain quality
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Plant Physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:Smith, SM (Professor Steven Smith)
ID Code:108756
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2016-05-05
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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