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Cultivated rice has been protected from four diseases after receiving genes from

A .

Oryza nivara

B .

Oryza barthii

C .

Oryza minuta

D .

Oryza glaberrima

Answer

Wild relatives of plant species are a natural and great source for genes for pest resistance. So, the desired genes coding for pest resistance can be cloned in the original species. Oryza glaberrima which is generally known as African rice is one amongst the two domesticated rice species. Its gene for the pest resistance protected the cultivated rice from 4 diseases. So, the correct answer is 'Oryza glaberrima'.

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