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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Breeding High Yielding Basmati Rice with Low Phytic Acid for Increasing Bioavailability of Iron and Zinc

Location: Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research

Project Number: 5366-21000-030-01
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Objective:
To develop high-yielding low phytic acid basmati rice in Pakistan.

Approach:
Alleles which impart the low phytic acid trait in rice will be isolated from mutagenized populations of Pakistani rices. Using conventional methods, these will be used to breed high yielding low phytic acid rices for production in Pakistan.

Last Modified: 4/16/2014
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