Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding



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I Wish to express my gratitude towards the members for. the honour done to me by
electing me the President of the Society with which I have been closely associated
ever since its very inception, as one of the foundation members. I have chosen " The
origins of cultivated rices
'~ as the subject of my address, a subject which is now
attracting the attention of workers in Japan and also in the United States. I do not
claim to have worked on the subject for long, except that it has always been my
favourite topic in the class rooms of the undergraduate and post graduate students
for many years. After I joined the Central Rice Research Institute, I became closely
associated with this work on tracing the origin of cultivated rices and I was greatly
impressed by the good work done, and data collected, by Mr. S. Sampath and his
associates including Mr. N. Madhavan Nair. The results are still lying unpublished
as manuscripts and experimental records. I am hopeful that I can make a clear
presentation of our results and conclusions, even though the work is far from complete,
and through this address secure the interest and cooperation of workers in India and
abroad. I have deliberately used the positive mode of assertion to secure your interest
and attention, but I am fully aware of need for caution in research in this complex


Year: 1960
Volume: 20
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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