Developing high quality cold tolerant rice varieties using molecular marker


The project will produce molecular markers for implementation in the rice breeding program. These molecular markers will allow for efficient selection of high quality cold tolerance germplasm.



Research Organisation

Southern Cross University

Objective Summary

To identify regions of the rice genome that control cold tolerance at the microspore stage of pollen development develop molecular markers for these regions and use these markers for development of high quality cold tolerant rice varieties.

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Project Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Friday, July 31, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

RIC-Rice breeding - varieties and quality improvement