Conservation and utilization of African Oryza genetic resources

Wambugu, Peterson W., Furtado, Agnelo, Le Waters, Daniel, Nyamongo, Desterio O. and Henry, Robert J. (2013) Conservation and utilization of African Oryza genetic resources. Rice, 6 1: 29.1-29.13. doi:10.1186/1939-8433-6-29

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Author Wambugu, Peterson W.
Furtado, Agnelo
Le Waters, Daniel
Nyamongo, Desterio O.
Henry, Robert J.
Title Conservation and utilization of African Oryza genetic resources
Journal name Rice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1939-8425
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1186/1939-8433-6-29
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 29.1
End page 29.13
Total pages 14
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
1110 Nursing
1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
Abstract Africa contains a huge diversity of both cultivated and wild rice species. The region has eight species representing six of the ten known genome types. Genetic resources of these species are conserved in various global germplasm repositories but they remain under collected and hence underrepresented in germplasm collections. Moreover, they are under characterized and therefore grossly underutilized. The lack of in situ conservation programs further exposes them to possible genetic erosion or extinction. In order to obtain maximum benefits from these resources, it is imperative that they are collected, efficiently conserved and optimally utilized. High throughput molecular approaches such as genome sequencing could be employed to more precisely study their genetic diversity and value and thereby enhance their use in rice improvement. Oryza sativa was the first crop plant to have its reference genome sequence released marking a major milestone that opened numerous opportunities for functional characterization of the entire rice genome. Studies have however demonstrated that one reference genome sequence is not enough to fully explore the genetic variation in the Oryza genus, hence the need to have reference sequences for other species in the genus. An overview of the state of conservation and utilization of African Oryza is hereby presented. Progress in the release of reference genome sequences for these species is also highlighted.
Keyword Conservation
Genetic diversity
Genomic sequences
Germplasm utilization
Wild rice
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