Activities

Genome mapping

  • ┬áMarker technology and development of SSRs using sequence information

  • Genome mapping

  • Qualitative traits

  • Quantitative traits

Biology of heterosis

  • Genetic mapping of heterosis

  • Gene expression

  • Physiology

Map-based cloning of important genes

  • Photoperiod sensitive male sterility

  • Wide compatibility

  • Brown planthopper resistance

  • Disease resistance

Germplasm screening and gene discovery

  • Drought tolerance

  • Phosphorus use efficiency

  • Nitrogen use efficiency

  • Insect resistance

  • Grain quality

Functional genomics

  • Technical platforms

  • Generation of mutant library

  • ESTs and full-length cDNAs

  • cDNA microarray

  • High-efficiency transformation

Bioinformatics

  • Functional genomics of important traits
  1. Drought tolerance

  2. Phosphorus use efficiency

  3. Nitrogen use efficiency

  4. Disease resistance

  5. Heterosis and yield potential

Varietal development

  • Molecular breeding
  1. Transformation

  2. Insect resistance

  3. Water and nutrition efficiency

  4. Marker-assisted selection

  5. Disease resistance

  6. Grain quality

  • Conventional breeding
  1. Two-line hybrid rice