Skip to main content
ARS Home » Southeast Area » Stuttgart, Arkansas » Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center » Research » Publications at this Location » Publication #411555

Research Project: Broadening and Strengthening the Genetic Base of Rice for Adaptation to a Changing Climate, Crop Production Systems, and Markets

Location: Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center

Title: Introduction rice as a model for genetics, genomics, and breeding

item Jia, Yulin

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/9/2024
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Rice (Oryza Sativa) represents a major staple food directly consumed by 50% of the human population. The genome sequence of O. sativa was the first crop whose genome was sequenced in 2004. Today, rice is grown in about 115 countries and is one of the most widely grown food crops in the world. Continued demand for rice as an essential food has been steadily increasing over time due to increased world population. However, rice production has been challenged by increased temperature, in particular nighttime temperature, decreased availability of irrigated water, land, and evolving pathogens developing novel hosts and races, causing the emergence of new diseases. Novel strategies for mining genetic diversity and engineering effective disease resistance based on tradeoffs between disease resistance and productivity will be presented.