Origin and Phylogeny of Rices provides an evolutionary understanding of the origin, spread, and extent of genetic diversity in rice. This single volume is the first to review and synthesize the significant work done in this area in the last 30 years.
Rice is the most important food crop of humankind. It provides more energy and also forms the staple food for more humans than any other food plant. This book assesses multiple aspects of this crucial crop in chapters devoted to rice's history and spread, phylogeny of the genus Oryza, Oryza species and their interrelationships, and the origins of west African and Asian rice.
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Emeritus Scientists, Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Trivandrum, Kerala India
*Six years as Emeritus Scientist of the Dept. of Science and Technology (Government of India) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research: Working on origin and diversity of rice and aroids
*Seventeen years as Director of 3 crop/cropping systems-based ICAR Institutes (Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod; Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla; Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Trivandrum) and concurrently Founder-Director for 4 years
*Five years as Joint Director in Independent Charge of CPCRI Regional Station, Vittal
*Approx. severl years as Section/Division head in Central Potato Research Institute and Central Rice Institute
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