Unraveling the molecular genetic basis of Striga resistance in cereals: integrating QTL and genomic approaches [Striga resistance Project]

Published on 27 April 2010

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Start Date: 1 May 2008 | End Date: 30 September 2011

Overview

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.

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One Response to “Unraveling the molecular genetic basis of Striga resistance in cereals: integrating QTL and genomic approaches [Striga resistance Project]”

  1. Hassana Sanusi says:

    I want to know how far this reseach has gone. I am Masters student at Bayero University, Kano. And I want to carry out my research on the molecular approach to striga. I will be grateful if u assist me with some ideas on research topics please

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