What's happening at IRRI

Special Seminar: CESD

Wednesday, February 04, 2015, 02:00pm - 03:00pm


Growing Rice Like Wheat

Mr. Niteen Kadam
IRRI and Wageningen University (WU), The Netherlands

Ms. Beatriz A. Jimenez
Mr. Giovanni Melandri
Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Ms. Wenjing Ouyang
Yangzhou University, China and WU, The Netherlands

Ms. Preethi VR Reddy
University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore and WU, The Netherlands


Growing Rice Like Wheat brings together groups from Wageningen UR in The Netherlands, UAS in Bangalore, Yangzhou University in China, and IRRI in a project that targets drought tolerance in rice. With 6 PhDs, GRLW integrates genetic, physiological, morphological and anatomical studies in rice to address the question whether rice can be grown like wheat. An unbiased association mapping approach identifies genetic factors involved in drought tolerance in rice. More detailed anatomical, physiological and molecular studies give insight in traits contributing to drought tolerance. Thus, the project provides information and tools for breeding rice varieties that can grow with less water.


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