Whole grain morphology of Australian rice species

Kasem, S., Waters, D. L. E., Rice, N., Shapter, F. M. and Henry, R. J. (2010) Whole grain morphology of Australian rice species. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterisation and Utilisation, 8 1: 74-81. doi:10.1017/S1479262109990189


Author Kasem, S.
Waters, D. L. E.
Rice, N.
Shapter, F. M.
Henry, R. J.
Title Whole grain morphology of Australian rice species
Journal name Plant Genetic Resources: Characterisation and Utilisation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1479-2621
1479-263X
Publication date 2010-04
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S1479262109990189
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 74
End page 81
Total pages 8
Place of publication Cambridge, England, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The grain morphology of 17 wild rice relatives were studied by light and scanning electron
microscopy and compared to two cultivated rice varieties (Oryza sativa cv. Nipponbare
and O. sativa cv. Teqing). Observations were made of the grain colour, size and shape.
Grains from wild rice species exhibited a variety of colours that have potential aesthetic and
nutritional value. The grains of these species exhibited a wide array of sizes and shapes, but
still fell within the standard classification scale that rice breeders use for routine breeding
evaluation. These results highlight the potential of these species as whole grain foods or as
sources of novel alleles in conventional rice breeding programmes.
Keyword Light microscopy
Scanning electron microscopy
Wild rice grain
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes First published online 19 November 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Non HERDC
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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