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Desirable Characteristics of Maintainer and Restorer lines

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Characteristics of Maintainer and Restorer lines should be:

1. Long and contain 125 or more spikelets.

2. Completely exserted from the flag leaf.

3. Filaments should be long facilitating complete anther exertion from the floret.

4. Anthers should be large and plumpy with more nuclear of pollen grains.

5. The anther should dehisce and shed most of its pollen only after it has exserted from the floret

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Agro Techniques for Hybrid Rice Cultivation and Seed Production - 2005, DRR Training Manual
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