Prospects of Breeding for Salt Tolerance in Rice

  • M. Akbar
  • A. Shakoor
  • M. S. Sajjad
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 8)


Variations with regard to salt tolerance were observed in rice varieties, Blue bonnet, IR-8, Jhona-349, and Magnolia. Crosses (F1) between relatively salt-resistant (Jhona-349) and salt-sensitive (Magnolia) varieties were highly resistant to salinity. The F2 population resulted in some salt-resistant combinations. In the F3 and F4 populations, some desirable salt-resistant progenies were selected. Results obtained suggest that selection for salt tolerance may be possible within hybrid populations.


Salt Tolerance Rice Variety Seed Setting Saline Condition Hybrid Population 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Akbar
    • 1
  • A. Shakoor
    • 1
  • M. S. Sajjad
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and BiologyLyallpurPakistan

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