Genetic diversity and disease control in rice

  title={Genetic diversity and disease control in rice},
  author={Y. Zhu and H. Chen and Jinghua Fan and Yunyue Wang and Y. Li and J. Chen and J. Fan and Shi-sheng Yang and Ling-ping Hu and H. Leung and T. Mew and P. Teng and Z. Wang and C. C. Mundt},
  • Y. Zhu, H. Chen, +11 authors C. C. Mundt
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Crop heterogeneity is a possible solution to the vulnerability of monocultured crops to disease. Both theory and observation indicate that genetic heterogeneity provides greater disease suppression when used over large areas, though experimental data are lacking. Here we report a unique cooperation among farmers, researchers and extension personnel in Yunnan Province, China—genetically diversified rice crops were planted in all the rice fields in five townships in 1998 and ten townships in 1999… CONTINUE READING
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