This Week in Science

In Science this week, Chinese University of Hong Kong researchers published the discovery of a set of three genes that is responsible for hybrid sterility — the sterility that occurs in the offspring of two different species, such as in the case of a mule — in rice. They focused on the sterility that occurs between indica and japonica subspecies of cultivated rice,and pinpointed three closely associated genes that control fertility in the hybrids.

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