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In Pursuit Of Herbicide-Resistant, High-Yield Rice

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In a study published in Science, researchers in Japan have identified a rice gene that renders the crop resistant to several widely used beta-triketone herbicides. Rice is a staple food for more than 3.5 billion people and is among the world’s most important crops. To meet the demands of the global food supply, herbicides for controlling weeds are required for efficient crop production.