A. Premkumar Manoj Kumar


Bacterial blight is one of devasting disease in almost all rice growing countries. The most effective, eco-nomic and environmental strategy for control of this disease is to develop rice varieties with genetic resistance. However, new pathotype has overcome single gene for resistance in the new cultivars. So, plant breeders are con-centrating to develop high yielding varieties with durable resistance using novel technologies. Molecular marker technology has progressed tremendously in the past decade for genetic improvement of field crops. Molecular markers can improve efficiency of breeding in different ways for trait in segregating population like identify plants with target gene in maximum recovery portion of recurrent parent. The transfer of two or three genes into single variety with the help of molecular marker is expected to lead to more durable resistance. Thus, thus review describes progress made in the development of bacterial blight resistance rice varieties using Marker Assisted Selection.


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Bacterial blight, Durable resistance, Gene pyramiding, Molecular markers, Rice

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Premkumar, A., & Kumar, M. (2017). Applications of molecular markers for bacterial blight resistant varieties in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 9(4), 2309–2314. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v9i4.1529
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