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Where did wild rice originate?
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NOVEMBER 27, 2000

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have mapped the genetic makeup of wild rice and say its very simliar to domesticated rice, raising questions on its origins.

Wild rice has long been harvested by tribes in Minnesota. It pre-dates by 1,000 years the first known uses by tribes in the area.

But scientists say if it is so close to rice from Asia, it may have come from there.

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Genomics may give wild rice a legitimate claim to its name (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 11/27)

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