Rice Breeding Australia Annual Results: September 2023 to August 2024
As part of this project, Rice Breeding Australia Ltd. (RBA) has rapidly evolved the previous rice breeding program despite significant challenges in its first year...
Published: 18 Mar 2011
Author(s): Zhao, Xiaochun, Dolferus, Rudy
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The Australian rice industry has frequently suffered massive yield losses due to cold snaps at the booting stage. Genetic improvement for cold tolerance is the best solution to deal with the problem, but repeated attempts to improve cold tolerance via breeding have met with limited success.
The aim of this RIRDC project was to provide the biotechnological basis for the improvement of cold-tolerance in rice.