Research AreasAgrobiodiversity, Crops
CountriesColombia, United States of America
TimelineStart Date: 1 January 2000 | End Date: 31 December 2013
Most plants, including rice and several major cereal crops, have perfect flowers with both pistils and stamens. Maize, however, is monoecious, separating flowers with just pistils or stamens into different inflorescences. This floral partitioning promotes outcrossing and makes efficient hybrid seed production possible. An effort is ongoing to extend novel hybrid technologies to rice using a variety of genetic and molecular approaches.
TagsGenetic Resources, germplasm, improved varieties, Molecular breeding
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