Biology and Ecology of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) in Australia

This document addresses the biology and ecology of the species Oryza sativa L. (cultivated rice). Information included relates to the taxonomy, genetics and origins of cultivated rice, general descriptions of its morphology, development, reproductive biology, pests and diseases, toxicity, allergenicity and its general ecology. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur to closely related Oryza species.