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Breeding Hybrid Rice with Genes Resistant to Diseases and Insects Using Marker-Assisted Selection and Evaluation of Biological Assay
Plant Breed. Biotech. 2019;7:272-286
Published online September 1, 2019
© 2019 Korean Society of Breeding Science.

Me-Sun Kim1, Sothea Ouk1, Kuk-Hyun Jung2, Yoohan Song1, Le Van Trang1, Ju-Young Yang1, Yong-Gu Cho1*

1Department of Crop Science, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 28644, Korea
2Department of Central Area Crop Science, National Institute of Crop Science, RDA, Suwon 16429, Korea
Corresponding author: *Yong-Gu Cho,, Tel: +82-43-261-2514, Fax: +82-43-273-1598
Received August 14, 2019; Revised August 21, 2019; Accepted August 21, 2019.
This is an Open-Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Developing elite hybrid rice varieties is one important objective of rice breeding programs. Several genes related to male sterilities, restores, and pollinators have been identified through map-based gene cloning within natural variations of rice. These identified genes are good targets for introducing genetic traits in molecular breeding. This study was conducted to breed elite hybrid lines with major genes related to hybrid traits and disease/insect resistance in 240 genetic resources and F1 hybrid combinations of rice. Molecular markers were reset for three major hybrid genes (S5, Rf3, Rf4) and thirteen disease/insect resistant genes (rice bacterial blight resistance genes Xa3, Xa4, xa5, Xa7, xa13, Xa21; blast resistance genes Pita, Pib, Pi5, Pii; brown planthopper resistant genes Bph18(t) and tungro virus resistance gene tsv1). Genotypes were then analyzed using molecular marker-assisted selection (MAS). Biological assay was then performed at the Red River Delta region in Vietnam using eleven F1 hybrid combinations and two control vatieties. Results showed that nine F1 hybrid combinations were highly resistant to rice bacterial blight and blast. Finally, eight F1 hybrid rice varieties with resistance to disease/insect were selected from eleven F1 hybrid combinations. Their characteristics such as agricultural traits and yields were then investigated. These F1 hybrid rice varieties developed with major genes related to hybrid traits and disease/insect resistant genes could be useful for hybrid breeding programs to achieve high yield with biotic and abiotic resistance.
Keywords : Hybrid rice, Restorer line, Marker-assisted selection, Disease resistance, Insect resistance

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  • Korea Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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