iBridges that give full access to the African rice allele pool

Published on 19 May 2011

Research Areas



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Start Date: 1 January 2007 | End Date: 31 December 2009


By allowing breeders access to the complete genetic diversity available in the Oryza glaberrima species, we aim to:

  • DeliverĀ 60 sets of five to eight fertile interspecific lines derived from crosses between two O. sativa elite lines andĀ 30 O. glaberrima accessions.
  • Establish a high-throughput methodology based on SSR and SFP markers for rapid genome scanning of the introgressions.
  • Fine map the chromosome 6 S locus, the major gene acting in the interspecific sterility barrier system, to derive a BC1 population from a cross between an O. sativa and an interspecific CSSL.

Research Partners

  • Development Organization - UN and international organization
  • IRD


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