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CGIAR Centers manage some of the oldest, largest, and most diverse collections of staple food crops in the world that are held in-trust as global public goods. Together, they include more than 700,000 seed accessions stored in 27 crop collections at 10 CGIAR Centers, The diversity in the collections underpins...

A new study shows vitamin E’s famous antioxidant property is more than skin deep and could also be useful in preserving the genetic diversity stored...

The International Rice Genebank at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) made worldwide headlines when it received permanent funding from the...

An ambitious project plans to create an online catalog of rice genes in which breeders can choose from hundreds of thousands of genetic materials in the...

Genome sequences of more than 3,000 rice varieties have been placed with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)...

A team of scientists from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the University of California Riverside recently published a study unlocking...

INGER, the world’s largest agricultural research network, has a long history associated with milestones in rice breeding. Overall, more than 1,120 of...

A seed of rice that could transform the developing world saved Asha Ram Pal’s farm in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the summer of 2008. Mr. Pal...

THE CORE 3K RGP team at IRRI involves (left vertical row from top) Nickolai N. Alexandrov, Ma. Elizabeth B. Naredo, Maria Socorro R. Almazan , Flora C....

A GPS-guided field canopy sensor system mounted on a spray boom is used to measure some physical traits of rice plants. (Photo: IRRI) Since the first type...