Oryza sativa

Rice (Oryza sativa ‘Japonica Group’) is a monocotyledonous grass native to Japan and Eastern Asia. Its seeds are a staple food for billions of people, making rice one of the most important food crops in the world. It is also a popular model organism for the growth of cereal crops. The rice genome is diploid with a size of 420 Mb.


Genome release:


Goff, S.A., Ricke, D., Lan, T.H., Presting, G., Wang, R., Dunn, M., Glazebrook, J., Sessions, A., Oeller, P., Varma, H. and Hadley, D., 2002. A draft sequence of the rice genome (Oryza sativa L. ssp. japonica). Science, 296(5565), pp.92-100.

Content written by Galyna Vakulenko Summer Intern 2018