W343 Gene discovery in A genome species of rice

Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
Time: 12:55 PM
Room: Royal Palm Salon 4,5,6
Mathias Lorieux , IRD-CIAT, Cali, Colombia
We present several highlights of the gene discovery research that is currently done at the IRD-CIAT Rice Genetics and Genomics Laboratory. We take the example of the exploitation of interspecific crosses (Oryza sativa x O. glaberrima) to tackle new alleles that can be used to improve cultivated rice. We will also present our approach of interspecific bridges (or iBridges) that could help in massively introgress alleles from the African species to the Asian one. Finally, we will discuss on the mapping and identification of a key locus involved in the [Oryza sativa x O. glaberrima] F1 sterility.