Participants

CIRAD, UB, CRAG, CREA, CAMARA, CFR


Description

1.This WP consists in introgressing the salt tolerance alleles of FL476 indica rice into the selected elite European rice accessions through MABCS coupled to an embryo rescue (ER) technique.

2.The MABCS program will be conducted to transfer the salt tolerance QTL region into 2 Spanish elite lines, (UB, CRAG and CAMARA), 2 Italian elite lines (CREA) and 2 French elite lines (CIRAD and CFR).

3.In order to avoid starting from donors with too low yield potential or photoperiod sensitivity, an advanced salt tolerant high-yielding indica line from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) called FL478, has been selected.


Tasks

  • Task 2.1. BC1F1breeding (crosses, embryo rescue and MAS)
  • Task 2.2. BC2F1 breeding (crosses, embryo rescue and MAS)
  • Task 2.3. BC3F1 breeding (crosses, embryo rescue and MAS)
  • Task 2.4. BC3F1 and BC3F2 selfing