Weedy rice is unintended legacy of Green Revolution

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Weedy rice is a feral form of rice that infests paddies worldwide and aggressively outcompetes cultivated varieties. A new study led by biologists at Washington University in St. Louis shows that weed populations have evolved multiple times from cultivated rice, and a strikingly high proportion of contemporary Asian weed strains can be traced to a few Green Revolution cultivars that were widely grown in the late 20th century.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200325212152.htm">Science Daily</a>

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