Research AreasCrops, Ecosystem Management
CountriesIndia, Tanzania, United Kingdom
TimelineStart Date: 1 May 2008 | End Date: 30 September 2011
Striga attaches to the roots of the rice plant causing severe stunting and loss of grain yield. Screening programmes have identified rice cultivars showing good post-attachment resistance to Striga. The project will take an integrative approach to identify and investigate the molecular genetic nature of resistance to Striga in rice by combining knowledge of Striga-host interactions, novel plant growth systems and modern genomic and comparative genomic techniques.
- International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
- NARI - National Agricultural Research Institute
- University of Birmingham