In this chapter, we discuss various chemical and irradiation mutagens, mutagenesis strategies and various forward and reverse genetics approaches available with special reference to TILLING and its application as a powerful reverse genetics strategy for plants. We highlight the current status of rice mutant stocks, databases and forward and reverse genetics strategies being employed for rice functional genomics.
Bhat, R.S.; Upadhyaya, N.M.; Chaudhury, A.; Raghavan, C.; McNally, K.; Till, B.; Henikoff, S.; Comai, L.; Fulin, Q.; Hehe Wang; Jianli Wu; Hei Leung. Chemical and irradiation induced mutants and TILLING. In: Rice Functional Genomics. (2007) ISBN 978-0-387-48903-2 [DOI: 10.1007/0-387-48914-2]