Blast resistance in rice: a review of conventional breeding to molecular approaches

@article{Miah2012BlastRI,
  title={Blast resistance in rice: a review of conventional breeding to molecular approaches},
  author={Gous Miah and Mohd Yusop Rafii and Mohd Razi Ismail and Adam Bin Puteh and Harun Abdul Rahim and R. Asfaliza and Mohammad Abdul Latif},
  journal={Molecular Biology Reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={2369-2388}
}
Blast disease caused by the fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae is the most severe diseases of rice. Using classical plant breeding techniques, breeders have developed a number of blast resistant cultivars adapted to different rice growing regions worldwide. However, the rice industry remains threatened by blast disease due to the instability of blast fungus. Recent advances in rice genomics provide additional tools for plant breeders to improve rice production systems that would be… 

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