Submitted to: Quarterly Review of Biology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/1/2002
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: With the genome sequencing of the two major subspecies of rice (Oryza sativa ssp. indica and japonica) and the close genetic relationship of rice with other cereal crops, interest in rice as a model plant system has never been greater. This review of the book Rice Genetics IV, which represents a collection of 31 plenary lectures from the Fourth International Rice Genetics Symposium (International Rice Research Institute, The Philippines, October 22-27, 2000), provides a concise overview of its contents. Research topics of current interest are highlighted.