All domesticated rice traced back to China

Published on May 4th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

0
rice

A new study has revealed that all domesticated varieties of rice originated from China thousands of years ago.

Using large-scale gene re-sequencing, Purugganan and a team of researchers traced the origins of domesticated rice as far back as 9,000 years ago to China’s Yangtze Valley, according to a May 2 press release from New York University.

The tens of thousands of kinds of rice available in the world today are mostly varieties of either japonica or indica, the two major subspecies of Asian rice, Oryza sativa.

It had been a subject of scientific debate whether these two subspecies had a common origin, or developed separately in China and India.

[Full story]

Story: TJ Dimacali, GMA News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tags: , , ,



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
     
  • Question of the Moment

    Plagues and epidemics have affected mankind since the beginning of time. With the current outbreak of Ebola, should we restrict entry from the effected West African countries to the United States?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Sponsors

  • Random Quote

    Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it. — Oscar Wilde

  • Popular Categories

  • Archives