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. 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.
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Project Leader : Prof. Dr. Mohd Rafii Yusop
Dept./Faculty : Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Food Security
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Expertise : Plant Breeding and Genetics
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