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Purple Rice, Off-types

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Purple rice plants

Purple rice plants

These are photographs of two purple pigmented plants.  They were found in a field with a history of Newpath resistant red rice and/or outcrosses.  There is no history of hybrids in this field.  While superficially the plants look the same (top photo) closer examination reveals the plant on the left has a pubescent leaf while the one on the right is smooth.  This just indicates the population of weedy rice in this field (planted to Cheniere) is segregating.  There are various combinations of green, purple, hairy and smooth.  I expect when it begins to head we will also see awned versus awnless forms too.  We will keep you informed.

 

closeup of pubescent (hairy, rough) rice leaf
closeup of pubescent (hairy, rough) rice leaf

 

closeup of purple glabrous (smooth, hairless) rice leaf
closeup of purple glabrous (smooth, hairless) rice leaf


 

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