Cereal Research Communications

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 502–508 | Cite as

Screening of Rice Genotypes for Resistance to the Brown Planthopper, Nilaparvata Lugens Stål

  • M. P. AliEmail author
  • Salem S. Alghamdi
  • M. A. Begum
  • A. B. M. Anwar Uddin
  • M. Z. Alam
  • Dingcheng Huang


In order to breed rice cultivars for resistance to the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens Stål (BPH) in Bangladesh, were evaluated for resistance in greenhouse screening tests. Over a period of six years (2005–2010), 1,767 entries/cultivars were screened using the plant hopper screening (PHS) system. The results showed 87 donors possessing different levels of resistance to the BPH. One exotic cultivar was highly resistant to the BPH and 86 materials showed medium resistance (tolerance) to the BPH. The rest of the materials including germplasm, F2, exotic, IRBPHN (International Rice Brown Planthopper Nursery) and advanced lines were susceptible. Most of entries coming from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) via the IRBPHN were moderately resistant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. P. Ali
    • 1
    Email author
  • Salem S. Alghamdi
    • 2
  • M. A. Begum
    • 1
  • A. B. M. Anwar Uddin
    • 1
  • M. Z. Alam
    • 1
  • Dingcheng Huang
    • 3
  1. 1.Entomology DivisionBangladesh Rice Research InstituteGazipurBangladesh
  2. 2.Center of Excellence in Biotechnology ResearchKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Graduate University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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