Transgenic insect-resistant maintainer line (IR68899B) for improvement of hybrid rice

  title={Transgenic insect-resistant maintainer line (IR68899B) for improvement of hybrid rice},
  author={Mohammad Firoz Alam and Karabi Datta and Editha Abrigo and Norman P. Oliva and Jin-xing Tu and Sant S. Virmani and Swapan Kumar Datta},
  journal={Plant Cell Reports},
Heterosis has helped to increase rice yield in F1 hybrids by 15–20% beyond the level of inbred semidwarf varieties. For stable yield performance rice hybrids must also possess genetic resistance to biotic stresses. One of these, stem borer, reduces the expected yield of hybrid rice. The truncated synthetic cryIA(b) gene from Bacillus thuringiensis is known to be effective in controlling stem borer. The development of transformation techniques has provided the technology for incorporating this… CONTINUE READING


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