• Altafhusain Nadaf
  • Sarika Mathure
  • Narendra Jawali


Rice is the staple food of around three billion people, most of them in Asia, which accounts for 90 % of global rice consumption. Rice constitutes a major source of nutrition and contributes a significant share of dietary energy in a number of Asian countries. Among 23 species of genus Oryza, Oryza sativa L. is cultivated in Asia and Steud. in West Africa (Vaughan et al. 2003). O. sativa L. is further differentiated into indica and japonica (Khush 2000). Rice has immense diversity, and it is estimated that more than 100,000 varieties of rice exist in the world (Khush 1997). India has an ancient heritage of rice cultivation and has over 70,000 cultivars of rice germplasm (Siddiq 1992).


Single Recessive Gene Aromatic Rice BADH2 Gene Fragrant Rice Pleasant Aroma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Altafhusain Nadaf
    • 1
  • Sarika Mathure
    • 1
  • Narendra Jawali
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanySavitribai Phule Pune UniversityPuneIndia
  2. 2.Molecular Biology DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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