Heterosis and Hybrid Rice Breeding

Heterosis and Hybrid Rice Breeding

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Rice is the most important food crop of the developing world and the demand for it is growing. Provided here is a concise account of hybrid breeding in rice, a newly deployed breeding approach to increase the yield. Research on heterosis, male sterility systems, outcrossing mechanisms, disease/insect management, and grain quality considerations in hybrid rice are reviewed. The book contains a wealth of useful information for practicing hybrid rice breeders, seed producers, researchers, and students of plant breeding.Rice is the most important food crop of the developing world and the demand for it is growing. Provided here is a concise account of hybrid breeding in rice, a newly deployed breeding approach to increase the yield.


Title:Heterosis and Hybrid Rice Breeding
Author: Sant S. Virmani
Publisher:Int. Rice Res. Inst. - 1994
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