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Intervention of molecular breeding in water saving rice production system: aerobic rice

  • Rahul Kumar MeenaEmail author
  • Nabin Bhusal
  • Kuldeep Kumar
  • Rajinder Jain
  • Sunita Jain
Review Article


The aerobic rice system/methods developed to tackle shortage of water, is a sustainable method to enhance rice productivity. Approximately 50% of irrigation water could be saved using this system in contrast to lowland rice cultivation. The crop can be directly seeded or transplanted in dry soil in this system rather than irrigated system of rice production. Here in this review we had tried to present all the important development made in regards to aerobic rice. Many QTLs responsible for aerobic traits in rice that have been mapped already are enlisted here. Brief comparisons of aerobic rice and conventional rice, further improvements made in aerobic rice have also been discussed.


Aerobic rice Water use efficiency SSR markers Marker-assisted selection Quantitative traits loci 


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We declare that the authors of this paper have no conflicting interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rahul Kumar Meena
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nabin Bhusal
    • 2
  • Kuldeep Kumar
    • 3
  • Rajinder Jain
    • 1
  • Sunita Jain
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology and BiotechnologyChaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Genetics and Plant BreedingAgriculture and Forestry University RampurChitwanNepal
  3. 3.ICAR-National Research Centre on Plant BiotechnologyNew DelhiIndia

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