Science China Life Sciences

, Volume 62, Issue 8, pp 1114–1116 | Cite as

Understanding and breaking down the reproductive barrier between Asian and African cultivated rice: a new start for hybrid rice breeding

  • Yidan OuyangEmail author
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The research in Y.O. lab is supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31771873) and the National Program for Support of Top-notch Young Professionals.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement and National Centre of Plant Gene Research (Wuhan)Huazhong Agricultural UniversityWuhanChina

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