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Scientists discover `super gene` that boosts rice yields

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 22:40

A rice gene that can increase the production of indica rice varieties, which includes basmati, by up to 36 per cent, has been discovered by a group of international scientists.

Rice gene that increases grain production found

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 15:34

Researchers have discovered a gene from wild Indian rice plants that can help in significantly raising the yield of common varieties in soils that are poor in nutrients.