Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Drought training workshop in IRRI

A workshop and training on marker-assisted breeding for drought tolerance is ongoing (2-9 September 2012) at IRRI Headquarters.

The training includes lectures and hands-on sessions on the identification of large-effect QTLs for grain yield under drought, physiological characterization of large-effect QTLs, standardized drought phenotyping in the field, and marker-assisted introgression of large-effect QTLs to improve grain yield under drought.

Eleven participants from India, Africa, Laos, and the Philippines (PhilRice) are attending.

The workshop-training is hosted by IRRI's Crop and Environmental Sciences and Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology divisions and was organized by Amelia Henry, Shalab Dixit, and Arvind Kumar.

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