By Casiana Vera Cruz
Senior scientist, plant pathology
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (PBGB) Division, IRRI
1315-1415 H, Thursday, 21 June 2012
Havener Auditorium, IRRI
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Rice production has been challenged by recent changes in crop production technologies that impact disease occurrence. The movement of plant pathogens into new agroecosystems, pathogen evolution, and increasing growing season temperatures have had profound effects on expression of disease resistance.
Recent developments in rice research brought about by advances in genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics have provided insights into the identification of genes and their functions, QTLs, and the convergence of regulatory mechanisms in host-pathogen interactions involved in resistance. There are continuing multidisciplinary efforts among partners to use these sources of resistance in developing a sound management strategy for specific diseases and provide sustainable solutions to these challenges.
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