Weedy rice is unintended legacy of Green Revolution

ScienceDaily | Mar 26, 2020 at 1:01 PM
  • Weedy rice is a de-domesticated form of rice that infests paddies worldwide and aggressively outcompetes cultivated varieties.
  • Olsen and his collaborators used whole genome sequencing to examine the origin and adaptation of 524 global weedy rice samples representing all major regions of rice cultivation.
  • This is the first such study to include weedy rice strains from all over the world in a single analysis.