Genetic diversity and disease control in rice

@article{Zhu2000GeneticDA,
  title={Genetic diversity and disease control in rice},
  author={Youyong Zhu and Hairu Chen and Jing Fan and Yunyue Wang and Yan Li and Jianbin Chen and Jin Xiang Fan and Shisheng Yang and Li-sheng Hu and Hei Leung and Tom W. Mew and Paul Teng and Zonghua Wang and Christopher C Mundt},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={406},
  pages={718-722}
}
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… 
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