Bread: Hybrid Technologies for Heterosis in Rice and Related Cereals

Published on 6 September 2013

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Start Date: 15 April 2010 | End Date: 31 March 2013


The main purposes of this project are:

  • Identify and characterize orthologs of maize SD genes in rice, and other cosexual cereals as time permits
  • Identify and map unisexual traits in related monoecious species of rice
  • Characterize mutant alleles of rice SD orthologs using existing genomic resources and zinc-finger knockout technologies
  • Extend unisexuality traits, initially to rice, with technologies applicable to other cosexual cereals
  • Train young scientists in plant biotechnology, genomics and cereal transformation


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