Improving poor ‘nitrogen use efficiency’ (NUE) was a major global challenge for decades, as there were no simple visual cues or genetic means to differentiate between high and low NUE cultivars in any crop.
New Delhi, Dec 05: In a major boost to efforts to help meet the growing need for high-quality hybrid rice seeds, a team of Hyderabad-based researchers has developed a new method to assess the genetic…
India: Second largest producer and consumer of rice New Delhi, Oct. 15: Rice is a staple food all over the world and India is the second-largest producer and consumer of rice at the global level….
Dr. Kannan Pachamuthu, who is the first author of the paper, is equally enthusiastic that this finding has a direct application. ‘Panicles have a very dynamic gene expression pattern during its development. We are happy that we found one major regulator in panicle development’, he says.