Thinking beyond the SUB1 gene: Making rice varieties that can survive longer floods and produce higher yields  

A milestone in rice breeding involved the SUB1 gene that enables rice to survive underwater for 14 days.  This gene has been introduced into several mega rice varieties to overcome the challenges of flooding and provide relief to millions of poor rice farmers in flood-prone areas across the globe.  One of these varieties, Swarna-Sub1, was … Continue reading Thinking beyond the SUB1 gene: Making rice varieties that can survive longer floods and produce higher yields