Grain physical characteristics of the Australian wild rices

Tikapunya, Tiparat, Fox, Glen, Furtado, Agnelo and Henry, Robert (2016) Grain physical characteristics of the Australian wild rices. Plant Genetic Resources, 1-12. doi:10.1017/S1479262116000083

Author Tikapunya, Tiparat
Fox, Glen
Furtado, Agnelo
Henry, Robert
Title Grain physical characteristics of the Australian wild rices
Journal name Plant Genetic Resources   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1479-2621
Publication date 2016-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S1479262116000083
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Rice yield improvement is required to support increasing global rice demand. However, the limited genetic diversity within the cultivated rice gene pool may be a major obstacle. Australian wild rice which has been largely genetically isolated from cultivated rice might be a new source of genetic variation for use in improving rice production. The physical properties of Oryza australiensis and of the two perennial Australian Wild rice taxa-belonging to the A genome wild rice were evaluated. Seeds collected from rice in the wild were generally smaller than those from domesticated rice. The wild rice A genome collections were classified as extra-long paddy rice with grains that were long or medium, while O. australiensis was categorized as long paddy rice with a short grain. However, these wild rices were slender compared with domesticated rice. The grain colour of these wild rices varied from light red brown to dark brown compared with domesticated rice which is brighter, with less redness and more yellowness than the wild rice. The physical characteristics of the grains of the Australian wild rice indicate that these rice grains may be successfully processed using current rice processing techniques and may be a useful novel food especially in the coloured rice market.
Keyword Australian wild rice
Grain colour
Grain length
Grain shape
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: HERDC Pre-Audit
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 1 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Thu, 09 Jun 2016, 18:35:08 EST by Annie Morley on behalf of Qld Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation