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cereal

1. any grass that produces an edible grain, such as oat, rye, wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, and millet
2. the grain produced by such a plant
3. of or relating to any of these plants or their products

cereal

[′sir·ē·əl]
(botany)
Any member of the grass family (Graminae) which produces edible, starchy grains usable as food by humans and livestock. Also known as grain.
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Quinoa, a nutritious cereal crop for millions of people throughout the Andes, could also play an important role in eradicating hunger, malnutrition and poverty in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The importance of progress being made in rice molecular genetics with regard to other cereal crops is emphasized in the paper by Gale, Moore, and DeVos, who describe the synteny between the rice genome and other cereal crop genomes.
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While discussing these global issues the DG FAO advised the representatives from all provinces of the country to help the organization in combating all these issues and requested Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan that the federation of Pakistan needs to develop better and efficient coordination among the provinces especially for water resources management and cereal crop production.
THE Farmers' Union of Wales has welcomed an extension granted to farmers by the Welsh Government to establish their Glastir and Tir Gofal cereal crops in recognition of the adverse weather across Wales.
It should also help in the fight against cereal crop diseases that cause millions of pounds of losses annually.
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Official sources said that the seminar was being organized keeping in view that countrys ever-increasing population was highly dependent upon cereal crop production for their food, employment and livelihoods.
In Iraq, cereal crop yields have been falling by 1 per cent annually over a similar period of time, as the country has continued to be plagued by conflicts that have destroyed much of its infrastructure and human capital for crop-production research.
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The aims of the studies reported here were: (i) to measure the production of mineral N from shoot and root residues of mature leguminous and non-leguminous pasture species which were managed in a manner typical of farming practice, (ii) to determine the utilisation of residue-derived N by the following cereal crop, and (iii) to identify the main plant biochemical properties that affect net N mineralisation of pasture residue N, under southern Australian conditions.
Rice (Oryza sativa L.), in addition to being a major world food crop, is an excellent model cereal crop for molecular genetic research.