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  1. cultivated rice, Oryza sativa(noun)

    yields the staple food of 50 percent of world's population

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  1. Oryza sativa

    Oryza sativa, commonly known as Asian rice, is the plant species most commonly referred to in English as rice. Oryza sativa is the cereal with the smallest genome, consisting of just 430Mb across 12 chromosomes. It is renowned for being easy to genetically modify, and is a model organism for cereal biology.

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  1. Oryza sativa

    Annual cereal grass of the family POACEAE and its edible starchy grain, rice, which is the staple food of roughly one-half of the world's population.


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