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NIPGR scientists find a new approach to boost rice yield

The scientists at the National Institute of Plant Genome Research have identified a gene that is involved in regulating the size of rice grain. The new approach could help towards developing rice varieties that produce bigger and consequently heavier grains............

Popular rice variety gets extra gene power to fight bacterial attacks

The high yielding Samba Mahsuri (ISM) variety is already protected against bacterial blight by three genes, but the new variety has been developed by adding another gene, Xa38, that increases the resistance...........