Stressed genomics-bringing relief to rice fields.

@article{Leung2008StressedGR,
  title={Stressed genomics-bringing relief to rice fields.},
  author={Hei Leung},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={201-8}
}
Active research in rice genetics aided by full-genome sequence has generated results to address multiple problems caused by biotic and abiotic stresses. The main challenges are achieving stability of resistance against variable biological agents and defining the genetic basis of traits influenced strongly by genotypexenvironment interactions. As shown in bacterial blight disease, detailed knowledge of host-pathogen interactions has enabled a predictive strategy to combine specific genes to… CONTINUE READING