Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research
Project Number: 8062-21000-036-03
Start Date: Oct 01, 2009
End Date: Jul 31, 2014
1. Characterize T-DNA knockouts for candidate AltSB MATE homologs in rice for physiological function and involvement in Al tolerance and quantification of the role of these candidate MATE genes in rice Al tolerance. 2. Fine map and/or clone the gene(s) underlying the novel major Al resistance QTL we recently identified on rice chr 12. 3. Complete the whole genome mapping for rice Al tolerance using the OryzaSNP II chip (44k SNP chip). 4) Initiate development of Al tolerance near isogenic lines (NILs) based on identified QTLs and also newly mapped loci from whole genome association mapping to quantify the contribution of individual loci to Al tolerance and as a resource for breeding for rice Al tolerance.