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STUDIES ON WORLD GENETIC STOCK OF RICE (ORYZA SATIVA L.)- II. AWNING

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AWN is the pointed protrusion of the apiculus and is a continuation of the middle
nerve of the lemma. Awning is commonly found in almost all wild rices and is not
uncommon in cultivated rices. This has its own advantages, in that it ensures against
damage by birds and also, to some extent, by field rats. But, the growers do not generally prefer the awned types, as these are difficult to handle and give less weight of
grain than awnless types, taken volume to volume. The millers also prefer awnless
types to awned ones.
  

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Year: 1961
Volume: 21
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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