A recent paper published in Euphytica summarises the work between Dr. Roshi Shrestha, Dr. Adam Price and the CGEBM team which identifies a nematode resistant locus within rice. This project screened cultivars of rice to identify those which were resistant and susceptible to infection by the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola. Resistant cultivars were crossed with a moderately susceptible cultivar to produce progeny with varying resistance. QTL-sequencing of these progeny were used to identify a nematode resistant locus on chromosome 11. This work will aid marker-assisted breeding of rice, a crucial crop from food production.
For more details, see the publication here.
For details on the work of Dr. Roshi Shrestha and Dr. Adam Price, you can view their University Profile.