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Origins and Phylogeny of Rices

Origin and Phylogeny of Rices provides an evolutionary understanding of the origin, spread, and extent of genetic diversity in rice. This single volume is the first to review and synthesize the significant work done in this area in the last 30 years.

Rice is the most important food crop of humankind. It provides more energy and also forms the staple food for more humans than any other food plant. This book assesses multiple aspects of this crucial crop in chapters devoted to rice's history and spread, phylogeny of the genus Oryza, Oryza species and their interrelationships, and the origins of west African and Asian rice.

Audience
Graduate students and researchers in crop science, agriculture, evolutionary biology, botanical archaeology, and molecular biology

Hardbound, 322 Pages

Published: April 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-417177-0

Contents

  • Foreword

    Preface

    Abbreviations

    Chapter 1: Rice in the world

    Chapter 2: History and early spread of rice

    Chapter 3: Phylogeny of the genus Oryza

    Chapter 4: Oryza species and their interrelationships

    Chapter 5: Origin of the west African rice

    Chapter 6: Origins of the Asian rice

    Epilogue

    References

    Appendices

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