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Chinese scientists publish the genome sequence of the most widely cultivated rice subspecies (Indica).

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2002, April 5

 

A team of Chinese researchers has sequenced the genome of Oryza sativa L. ssp. indica, the most widely cultivated rice subspecies. Their publication in the prestigeous journal "Science" is a major breakthrough for the Chinese genetic reseach community. The success is particularly impressive, because the whole project, from start to finish, was completed in about two years.

 

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