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Photosynthesis Differs in Rice Varieties — Natural Diversity Could Boost Yields

March 11th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Rice is a direct source of calories for more people than any other and serves as the main staple for some 560 million chronically hungry people in Asia. With over 120,000 varieties of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa) across the globe, there is a wealth of natural diversity to be mined by plant scientists to increase yields. A team from the University of Illinois and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) examined how 14 diverse varieties photosynthesize—the process by which all crops convert sunlight energy into sugars that ultimately become our food


Climate Change To Reduce Global Yields Of Staple Crops 23% By 2050s

May 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

Global production of the 4 most important staple crops in the world — maize/corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans — will be reduced by around 23% by the 2050s as a result of worsening anthropogenic climate change, according to new research published in the journal Economics of Disasters and Climate Change


Boron For Better Batteries

May 24th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Tina about one year ago wrote about Rice University research exploring the benefits from the use of boron in batteries. Rice [&hellip



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