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Iconic Rice Varieties

This special issue of Rice reviews the development of five iconic varieties; Koshihikari, IR64, Thai Hom Mali Rice, Pusa Basmati 1121 and Shanyou 63.

Edited by Prof David Mackill

  1. Content type: Review

    The world-renowned Thai Hom Mali Rice has been the most important aromatic rice originating in Thailand. The aromatic variety was collected from Chachoengsao, a central province, and after pure-line selection,...

    Authors: Apichart Vanavichit, Wintai Kamolsukyeunyong, Meechai Siangliw, Jonaliza L. Siangliw, Suniyom Traprab, Siriphat Ruengphayak, Ekawat Chaichoompu, Chatree Saensuk, Ekapol Phuvanartnarubal, Theerayut Toojinda and Somvong Tragoonrung

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:20

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  2. Content type: Review

    Pusa Basmati 1121 (PB 1121) is a landmark Basmati rice variety having Basmati quality traits introgressed from traditional Basmati varieties such as Basmati 370 and Type 3. It was released for commercial culti...

    Authors: Vijaipal Singh, Ashok Kumar Singh, Trilochan Mohapatra, Gopala Krishnan S and Ranjith Kumar Ellur

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:19

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  3. Content type: Review

    High-yielding varieties developed in the 1960s and 1970s at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and elsewhere benefited farmers and the public, ultimately increasing yields and reducing the cost o...

    Authors: David J. Mackill and Gurdev S. Khush

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:18

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  4. Content type: Review

    Hybrid rice has been successfully used for commercial rice production for 40 years in China. Shanyou 63, a mega rice hybrid, derived from the parents Zhenshan 97A and Minghui 63, was a milestone for China’s hy...

    Authors: Fangming Xie and Jianfu Zhang

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:17

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