HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 22 no. 3 (1997)

Genetic Diversity among Upland Rice Varieties from India and Bangladesh

B Courtois | P. K. Sinha | K. Prasad | S. Carandang

Discipline: Agriculture, Genetics



Isozyme analysis is a simple and powerful tool to examine genetic diversity of rice varieties for neutral markers. Rice germplasm was classified into six groups based on allelic associations across 15 isozyme loci. Understanding the pattern of variation existing among varieties grown in a given ecosystem is important for breeders and could help to optimize the choice of parents for hybridization.