HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 23 no. 1 (1998)

Identifying parental lines in hybrid rice by RAPD fingerprinting

P. Arti | V. V. Shenoy | N. P. Sarma

Discipline: Agriculture, Genetics



The commercial production of hybrid rice hinges on three-line breeding, male sterile, maintainer, and restorer lines. Developing and producing new parental lines are essential for the sustainability of hybrid rice. Characterizing these lines based on morphological and phenological characters consumes time, lacks sufficient resolving power, and is influenced by the environment. Therefore, we need to characterize parental lines, especially restorers, using biotechnological tools.