Yuanlongping

1996 SD1. Discovered 1996 Sept. 18 at the Beijing Observatory at Xinglong.

Named in honor of Longping Yuan (1930- ), member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, head of the National Hybrid Rice Engineering and Technical Research Center of China. As the founder of the Chinese hybrid rice research effort, he contributes greatly to great production in China and worldwide. He has won many international prizes and is honored as the "Father of Hybrid Rice" by foreign colleagues. (M 35490)

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