Genetic resource enhancement is the foundation of any good breeding program.
Landraces from West Africa, interspecifics between Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima
and improved lines from the West African Rice Development Association and other
research centers were introduced to the Beaumont Rice Research center for in situ
evaluation and characterization. Beside the introduction of seeds, milled samples were
also introduced for grain chemistry analysis. Field evaluation combined with physicochemical
and molecular characterization revealed unique characteristics among African