Blast disease is one of the major fungal diseases infecting rice production in Malaysia. This disease can cause up to 50% yield loss during severe infestation.
Padi UPutra 1 - The breeding program for development of blast resistant varieties without compromising high-yield is the most durable and environmental friendly process of enhancing sustainable rice production.
Broad-spectrum blast resistance genes (Piz, Pi2 and Pi9) were introgressed from local resistant rice variety (Pongsu Seribu 1) into high-yielding but highly blast-susceptible (MR219) through marker-assisted backcross breeding. The agronomic performance of advanced blast-resistant lines was evaluated for yield performance in glasshouse and four granary rice areas.
NOVELTY AND ADVANTAGES
Project Leader : Prof. Dr. Mohd Rafii Yusop
Dept./Faculty : Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Food Security
Email : email@example.com
Expertise : Plant Breeding and Genetics
Date of Input: 23/08/2022 | Updated: 23/08/2022 | asrizam
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