An analysis tool called the Rice Integrative Genomics Workbench in Galaxy (RIGby) will be released soon to hasten breeding of stress-tolerant rice varieties. A ‘swiss knife’ of tools for bioinformatics, Dr. Reynante L. Ordonio, a PhilRice biotechnology expert, said RIGBy will help generate genomic data needed in developing new rice varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases and can withstand drought, flood, low temperature, and salinity. Ordonio argues that […]

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The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 5 (DA-RFO 5) turned over its funded seed warehouse to the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Ligao City, Bicol on March 27, 2018. Dr. Victoria C. Lapitan, PhilRice Bicol branch director said that the facility will help the station produce high-quality seeds and to make them fully available for the rice farmers. ”The use of quality seeds is necessary to ensure high productivity […]

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

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