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3rd Generation Hybrid Rice Breeding Tech Developed in China

June 17, 2011

Prof. Xingwang Deng, chief scientist at the State Crop Molecular Design Engineering Technique Research Center in China, and his team developed a new strategy referred to as "3rd Generation Hybrid Breeding Technique" for rice. It solves the problem of limited access to germplasm faced by the three-line-hybrid system and the instability of male sterile line stands of the 2-line hybrid system used in rice breeding.

The Ministry of Science and Technology lauded this scientific breakthrough during the 11th Five-Year Plan Exhibition where it was featured as a major science and technology achievement.

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