Combining molecular marker technology and participatory techniques: A case study for drought-tolerant rice in eastern India. I: Molecular breeding strategy
Participatory plant breeding (PPB), like conventional breeding, is predicted to give a low response to selection for traits with low heritability. These include many traits that farmers consider desirable, such as drought resistance. The technology of marker-assisted selection (MAS) can be used to make selection for traits with low heritability more effective. We describe how MAS can be used to assist in the breeding of drought tolerance in upland rice.