Welcome to the rice reproduction home page!
You can access to any of flower pages and grain pages from here.
How the rice flower are
Inflorescence Page
What the grain consists of
Internal Grain Anatomy Page
What each flower consists of
Flower Anatomy Page
     How grains ripe
Fruit Ripening Page
How a flower develops
Flower Development Page 
How the fruits are arranged
Fruit Arrangement Page
How the fertilization happens
in rice plant 
Fertilization page  
How diverse rice grains are
Fruit Variety Page
The reproduction of rice plant with its product, rice grains, is responsible for supporting the diet of more than half of the world's population.
Plants develop flower and seeds with or without fruit in their reproductive growth.
 Reproductive growth is a one-time process, in other words, determinate.
Flower and seed development is a process that is taking place at a growing point at the tip of stem, often called shoot apical meristem (SAM).
A growing point goes through reproductive growth only once.
On a rice plant, the growing point develop a panicle in the reprocduion.


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© Thomas L. Rost 1997
Section of Plant Biology Division of Biological Sciences