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Discovery and Functional Analysis of Striga Resistance Genes in Rice for Targeted Breeding of Durable Defence

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Rice is one of the most important crops worldwide but grain yields are severely reduced in sub Saharan Africa by the parasitic weed Striga hermonthica. This project will exploit a range of advanced genetic resources to identify, clone and test the function of candidate Striga-resistance genes in rice.
The specific aims are to: (a) Map a Striga resistance QTL on chromosome 12 of rice to identify candidate resistance genes. (b) Clone the candidate genes and examine thei...

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Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsUnited Kingdom
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Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate), Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc), More Experienced researcher or >10 yrs (Senior)
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University of Sheffield, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences