The Multi-parent Advanced Generation Inter-Cross (MAGIC) rice breeding nursery at IRRI field was opened to IRRI staff on 6 March 2014, to showcase the MAGIC population and its novel genetic resources as response gene pools.
"I hope our field tour reflected the magic of MAGIC by creating better rice combinations by shuffling eight different parents," said Glenn Gregorio. Dr. Gregorio, along with Dr. Hei Leung, organized the tour. Other MAGIC experts in attendance were RK Singh, Ed Redona, Chitra Raghavan, Irish Lobina, and Mona Liza Jubay.
Deputy director-generals for research and communication and partnership, Matthew Morell and Bruce Tolentino were also present, along IRRI communication head, Tony Lambino, IRRI scientists, Post Docs, Scholars and research staff from different divisions and units. Photos
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