How many strains of rice does India have?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

How many strains of rice does India have?
 
(a) 50
 
(b) 500
 
(c) 5,000
 
(d) 50,000
 
The question was asked at a job interview.
 
My query is from Biodiversity Basics topic in section Biodiversity and Conservation of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right answer is (d) 50,000
 
To explain: India consists of approximately 50,000 strains of rice. Rice is an edible starchy cereal grain, seed of the grass species Oryza. Rice is said to be the most widely consumed staple food.