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Basmati Rice a Class Apart (A review) | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2375-4338

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Basmati Rice a Class Apart (A review)

Muhammad Ashfaq1*, Muhammad Saleem Haider1, Iqra Saleem1, Muhammad Ali1, Amna Ali1 and Sumaira Aslam Chohan2
1Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
2Department of Botany, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore. Pakistan.
Corresponding Author : Muhammad Ashfaq
Institute of Agricultural Sciences
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
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E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Received: August 08, 2015; Accepted: September 10, 2015; Published: September 14, 2015
Citation: Ashfaq M, Haider MS, Saleem I, Ali M, Ali A, Chohan SA (2015) Basmati – Rice a Class Apart (A review). J Rice Res 3:156. doi:10.4172/2375-4338.1000156
Copyright: © 2015 Ashfaq M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Basmati rice has a unique position in the rice world due to its price, fragrance, aroma, grain morphology, quality and other desirable traits. Various basmati rice varieties have quantitative, distinct features, better plant type and superior characteristics with good growth habit in comparison with other varieties. On the other hand, different rice diseases badly affect its yield and production. To increase its yield potential, growing area and using advanced breeding techniques are the need of the hour. This review is equally beneficial both for the farmers and scientific community for exploring its yield potential by the utilizing various modern techniques and other marker assisted selection for the development of new rice varieties with great genetic potential against biotic and abiotic stress.

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