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Native rice may hold key to food future


20 October 2010

Australian native rice may contain valuable genes that could help buffer the world's rice crop against the damage wrought by rising global temperatures.

Agricultural expert Dr Graeme Batten from the University of Sydney says Australia has several species of native rice growing in the north with the potential to enhance commercial rice.

For full story, please see http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/10/15/3038568.htm


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