BREAD: Hybrid technologies for heterosis in rice and related cereals

Published on 20 May 2011

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Start Date: 1 January 2000 | End Date: 31 December 2013

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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.

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