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Yuan Longping presides over third-generation hybrid rice company

(Xinhua)    17:20, October 14, 2019

CHANGSHA, Oct. 14 -- Yuan Longping, a globally renowned agronomist known for developing the first hybrid rice strains, became president of the third-generation hybrid rice company that was unveiled Monday in the central Chinese city of Changsha.

The third-generation hybrid rice was developed by Yuan's team based on the previous technological breakthroughs of the three-line and two-line hybrid rice strains.

Yuan said the application of the third-generation hybrid rice is of great strategic significance to China's food security and will bring about great changes to global rice cultivation.

"The establishment of the company means that large-scale application of the third-generation hybrid rice is ready," said Li Xinqi, vice president of the company.

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