UK: Two research groups sequence rice plants
Two groups of researchers have drafted the DNA sequence of the rice plant, a move that many hope will enable scientists to breed stronger and higher yielding varieties. The journal Science reported that researchers from the Beijing Genomics Institute and the University of Washington Genome Center, together with scientists from 11 Chinese institutions, untangled the code of the indica rice strain, the predominant subspecies in China and other Asian-Pacific countries.
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