Thailand purple rice

Genetic diversity in Thailand’s purple rice

Kenneth M. Olsen, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, worked with collaborators at Chiang Mai University in Thailand to examine the genetic repercussions of a longstanding practice by individual farmers of saving and replanting purple rice. The study, published in the journal Economic Botany, shows that these traditional farming practices help preserve the genetic […]

Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University is Thailand’s first institution of higher education. Originally a school for the training of government officials, the university now promotes the development of graduate education, research, conservation and cultural and academic service to the public. When it was first founded in 1917, the university had 380 students taking classes in four faculties located on 2 […]