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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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Programme Description
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsUnited Kingdom
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
Website of Fellowship Programmehttp://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/298452-Discovery-and-Functional-Analysis-of-Striga-Resistance-Genes-in-Rice-for-Targeted-Breeding-of-Durable-Defence
Fellowship's Details
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)
Research ProfileNot defined
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Application deadline

25/01/2013

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Fellowship ID

44817

Funding organisation / Contacts
University of Sheffield, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences

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Sheffield
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