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Generating a genome to feed the world: UA-led team sequences African rice


July 28, 2014

African rice An international team of scientists led by the University of Arizona (UA) has sequenced the genome of African rice. The new information will enable scientists and agriculturalists to develop varieties of rice that can survive in a changing climate. Full Story

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