• Publications
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Origin, dispersal, cultivation and variation of rice
  • G. Khush
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • 1 September 1997
TLDR
There are two cultivated and twenty-one wild species of genus Oryza, the Asian cultivated rice is grown all over the world and the African cultivated rice, O. glaberrima, probably domesticated in Niger river delta. Expand
Rice yields decline with higher night temperature from global warming.
  • S. Peng, J. Huang, +6 authors K. Cassman
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 6 July 2004
TLDR
This report provides a direct evidence of decreased rice yields from increased nighttime temperature associated with global warming and a close linkage between rice grain yield and mean minimum temperature during the dry cropping season. Expand
A high-density rice genetic linkage map with 2275 markers using a single F2 population.
TLDR
A 2275-marker genetic map of rice (Oryza sativa L.) covering 1521.6 cM in the Kosambi function has been constructed using 186 F2 plants from a single cross between the japonica variety Nipponbare and the indica variety Kasalath, and permitted us to characterize meiotic recombinations in the whole genome. Expand
Green revolution: A mutant gibberellin-synthesis gene in rice
TLDR
The chronic food shortage that was feared after the rapid expansion of the world population in the 1960s was averted largely by the development of a high-yielding semi-dwarf variety of rice known as IR8, the so-called rice 'green revolution'; this gene is identified as encoding an oxidase enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of gibberellin, a plant growth hormone. Expand
What it will take to Feed 5.0 Billion Rice consumers in 2030
  • G. Khush
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • 1 September 2005
TLDR
The availability of the rice genome sequence will now permit identification of the function of each of 60,000 rice genes through functional genomics, and it will be possible to develop new rice varieties by introduction of the gene through traditional breeding in combination with marker aided selection or direct engineering of genes into rice varieties. Expand
Pyramiding of bacterial blight resistance genes in rice: marker-assisted selection using RFLP and PCR
TLDR
The results of the germplasm survey will be useful for the selection of parents in breeding programs aimed at transferring these bacterial blight resistance genes from one varietal background to another. Expand
Pyramiding three bacterial blight resistance genes (xa5, xa13 and Xa21) using marker-assisted selection into indica rice cultivar PR106
TLDR
Genes in combinations were found to provide high levels of resistance to the predominant Xoo isolates from the Punjab and six races of Xoo from the Philippines, and Xa21 was the most effective, followed by xa5. Expand
Green revolution: the way forward
  • G. Khush
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
  • 1 October 2001
TLDR
This unprecedented increase in food grain production resulted from the creation of genetically improved crop varieties, combined with the application of improved agronomic practices, which has been named the 'green revolution'. Expand
Progress in ideotype breeding to increase rice yield potential
TLDR
Improvement in plant type design was achieved in China’s ‘‘super’’ hybrid rice by emphasizing the top three leaves and panicle position within a canopy in order to meet the demand of heavy panicles for a large source supply. Expand
Host plant resistance to insects.
Crop plant and insect diversity secondary plant metabolites for insect resistance insect-plant interactions host plant selection mechanisms of resistance factors affecting expression of resistanceExpand
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