What is ‘Samba Mahsuri’?

Q.  What is ‘Samba Mahsuri’?
- Published on 28 Dec 16

a. Deer Species
b. Rice Variety
c. Wheat Variety
d. Historically important place

ANSWER: Rice Variety
With the support of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Scientists at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and Directorate of Rice Research (DRR) have jointly developed bacterial blight resistant Rice variety “Samba Mahsuri’ through Marker Assisted Selection and Backcross Breeding.

The variety has so far spread to an area of 90,000 ha in the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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