The domestication of American wild rice (Zizania palustris, Poaceae).

P. M. Hayes, R. E. Stucker, G. G. Wandrey

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Breeding and commercialization of this diploid, cross-pollinated, annual, aquatic cereal is discussed. The genetics of certain agronomic traits, such as shattering resistance, tiller synchrony and increased seed size are also covered along with a discussion of the effects of automatic selection (repeated cycles of planting harvested seed).
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-214
Number of pages12
JournalEconomic Botany
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989


  • aquatic organisms
  • Development
  • Reproduction
  • breeding
  • Aquatic plants
  • Cereals
  • Maps
  • seed characteristics
  • Agronomy (Agriculture)


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