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Ancient rice DNA data provides new view of domestication history

Rice, or Oryza sativa as its scientifically known, feeds more than a third of the globe. Yet the majority of Rice crops that supply 90 percent of the world come from just two domesticated varieties, japonica and indica. Using new data collected samples of ancient, carbonized rice, a team of Japanese and Chinese scientists have successfully  determined DNA sequences to make the first comparisons between modern and ancient rice. To...

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