Understanding the genetics of rice cooking quality (2006)
This IREC Farmers Newsletter presents an overview of a RIRDC funded project on genetics adn rice quality. Genetic make up of the variety can dictates its specific cooking properties and therefore identification of precise traits will allows for gene specific markers to be developed. Therefore understanding of the precise role of various starch synthesis genes and establishing detection tools for these genes enables the use of valuable genetic information which can allow for faster development of rice fasters. It also permits the breeders to predict the accurate quality traits while also giving the ability to identify different rice varieties by DNA finger printing.