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The Wild Relative of Rice: Genomes and Genomics

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The wild species of the genus Oryza serve as a virtually untapped reservoir of genetic diversity that can be used to improve the world’s most important food crop—rice. The genus is composed of two domesticated (O. sativa and O. glaberrima) and 22 wild species and represents between 15 and 25 million years of evolutionary diversification.

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This work was supported in part by the following USA National Science Foundation Grants #MCB1026200, DBI0822284, IOS0638541, DBI0321678, and the Bud Antle Endowed Chair for Excellence to RAW. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. DSB would like to thank IRRI’s wide hybridization team and NARES partners for their support in the project.

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Sanchez, P.L., Wing, R.A., Brar, D.S. (2013). The Wild Relative of Rice: Genomes and Genomics. In: Zhang, Q., Wing, R. (eds) Genetics and Genomics of Rice. Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models, vol 5. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7903-1_2

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