Research AreasAgrobiodiversity, Crops
TimelineStart Date: 1 January 2009 | End Date: 31 December 2011
The presence of Burkholderia glumae has been reported in Colombia since 1989 as a causal agent of rice grain discoloration. As part of our activities, we are giving support to national institutions for the diagnosis of this pathogen in areas where its presence has not yet been confirmed. Due to the increased disease pressure in the last 2 years, an analysis of germplasm to identify tolerance needs to be conducted. Responses of the host against this pathogen under greenhouse conditions will give light to potential rice cultivars hosting tolerance genes that should be included in breeding programs as a disease control measure.
Tagscrop breeding, genetic diversity, germplasm, pesta nd disease management, resistance
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