Bulliform Phytolith Research in Wild and Domesticated Rice Paddy Soil in South China

Abstract

Bulliform phytoliths play an important role in researching rice origins as they can be used to distinguish between wild and domesticated rice. Rice bulliform phytoliths are characterized by numerous small shallow fish-scale decorations on the lateral side. Previous studies have shown that domesticated rice has a larger number of these decorations than wild… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141255

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