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Filipino scientist discovers rice's ancient origins
GMA News ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | TJ Dimacali

Posted on 05/11/2011 12:31:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Using large-scale gene re-sequencing, Purugganan and a team of researchers traced the origins of domesticated rice as far back as 9,000 years ago to China's Yangtze Valley, according to a May 2 press release from New York University.

The tens of thousands of kinds of rice available in the world today are mostly varieties of either japonica or indica, the two major subspecies of Asian rice, Oryza sativa.

It had been a subject of scientific debate whether these two subspecies had a common origin, or developed separately in China and India.

"The multiple-origin model has gained currency in recent years as biologists have observed significant genetic differences between indica and japonica, and several studies examining the evolutionary relationships among rice varieties supported more than domestication in both India and China," the release said.

However, Purugganan's team weighed in favor of a single origin because computer-based genetic analysis showed that the two subspecies are more closely related to each other than they are to any wild rice species in either India or China.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: agriculture; animalhusbandry; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; huntergatherers
Dr Michael Purugganan (Source: New York University website)

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1 posted on 05/11/2011 12:31:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 05/11/2011 12:36:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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3 posted on 05/11/2011 12:38:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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4 posted on 05/11/2011 12:39:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
I had some good rice last night with a bell pepper stuffed with ground meat.
5 posted on 05/11/2011 12:40:59 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Mmmm, good. :’)


6 posted on 05/11/2011 12:55:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

This should lead to a nomination for the prestigious award ==

The Noodle Piece Prize.


7 posted on 05/11/2011 12:56:04 AM PDT by Ben Reyes (Sarah Palin for President 2012)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If you were here in the Philippines, you would be having rice
at least three times per day, every day.
A rice cooker is a standard in every kitchen.


8 posted on 05/11/2011 1:34:25 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: Ben Reyes

That would be going against the grain.


9 posted on 05/11/2011 1:36:54 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
So cousin cannabis sativa is perhaps not so unhealthful ?

Just askin'

10 posted on 05/11/2011 1:38:43 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; SunkenCiv
I had some good rice last night with a bell pepper stuffed with ground meat.

What a coincidence! Last night, I served chili rellenos, made with Anaheims that had some bell pepper and chopped beef in the cheese stuffing; and Mexican rice on the side.

Alas: I can grow wheat, rye, barley, and corn, but not rice: not enough water nor gumption.

11 posted on 05/11/2011 1:52:48 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The key word in this report is “Domestication”. Just about Everything we eat has been Domesticated. The question is “who did the Domesticating”?. Evolution on its own only produces things that are wild and “UN-Domesticated”.


12 posted on 05/11/2011 1:57:59 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: AlexW

A rice cooker is a standard in every kitchen.
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And they won’t put anything into that cooker except that damned expensive Jasmine rice from Thailand...


13 posted on 05/11/2011 3:39:04 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: SunkenCiv
Hey -
Surprisingly enough, one of the best books, IMO, written about the Viet Nam war was written by a US AID man whose job was helping the locals grow rice. He worked closely with the worlds premier rice authority, which was/is in the Philippines. The book was about his doing his job ion the face of the VC political cadre terrorizing the farmers for co-operating and the U.S. troops coming to fight the war. They were stuck in the middle.
I have the book somewhere on my shelves;unfortunately I cannot remember the exact name of it.
I'm a VN Vet and went through a period, during the late '70s and through the '80s of getting and reading every book I could find about Viet Nam.
Also, some of the best rice in the world is grown in Texas, U.S.A.

Ever Onward!
Tainan
14 posted on 05/11/2011 4:27:18 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Does it have DNA residue from jon carry’s thigh?


15 posted on 05/11/2011 4:34:55 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Neidermeyer

“And they won’t put anything into that cooker except that damned expensive Jasmine rice from Thailand”

I don’t know about that.
We buy a kilo of “Ivory” for less the $1.00
It is one of a dozen types.
I have not even asked for any rice from Thailand, but I will ask about it tomorrow.


16 posted on 05/11/2011 5:31:39 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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17 posted on 05/11/2011 6:39:23 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Tainan

I don’t think I’d heard of it before, but it sounds interesting.


18 posted on 05/11/2011 5:50:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Carley

LOL!


19 posted on 05/11/2011 5:51:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: AlexW; Neidermeyer

Jasmine rice smells wonderful!


20 posted on 05/11/2011 8:34:31 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG)
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To: knarf

Are you talking about marijuana?


21 posted on 05/11/2011 9:11:56 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Domestic Church

I like basmati rice from India. It smells — no joke! — just like popcorn.


22 posted on 05/11/2011 9:13:03 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Domestic Church

And it tastes really nice too... The only bad thing is that it’s $1 a pound in 20# sacks...

The only rice that costs more is the “sticky” rice for deserts..


23 posted on 05/11/2011 9:22:05 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: SatinDoll
"Are you talking about marijuana?"


/;^)

24 posted on 05/12/2011 3:27:47 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: SatinDoll

I will have to look for that one! I can get Jasmine at the local grocery store.


25 posted on 05/12/2011 8:08:52 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG)
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To: Domestic Church

COSTCO sells it 15 lb. bags. Good stuff!


26 posted on 05/12/2011 9:02:59 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: ApplegateRanch; Berlin_Freeper; SunkenCiv

If you want to try growing rice, here’s a source

http://www.kitazawaseed.com/seed_167-119.html

I’ve grown corn (hasn’t everyone?) but rice looks like it would be an interesting challenge.


27 posted on 05/12/2011 9:10:34 PM PDT by thecodont
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