Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Genetic variability studies in physico chemical and cooking characteristics of land races of rice grown in Nilgiris

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Improvement of rice grain quality in order to meet the
requirements of rice market and raised living standards
is one of the important objectives of present day rice
breeding. Due to the introduction of high yielding
varieties and absence of conservation and improvement
programmes, most of the land races possesing desirable
quality attributes have gone out of cultivation (genetic
erosion). Some tribal people still cultivate these land
races in small areas, primarily for their personal
consumption. To achieve superiority in terms of quality,
the ‘immense wealth’ of indigenous land races may be
included in the breeding programmes. Hence, an
attempt was made to study the variability in grain
physico-chemical and cooking quality traits of different
land races collected from hilly areas of Gudalur, the
Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.

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Year: 2008
Volume: 68
Issue: 4
Article DOI: N/A
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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