Institution/Author: CIAT-PROYECTO DE ARROZ
Price Colombia (in pesos): free
Scientific Contact: César P. Martínez
[Registry of Rice Crosses] Rice researchers, especially from Latin America, frequently ask CIAT for information on the progenitors that CIAT use to develop lines that eventually give rise to improved varieties. Such information is deposited in the database maintained by the CIAT Rice Project, which, thanks to progress in Systems, can quickly and conveniently be made available to users. The database on crosses began in 1957 through the Rice Program of the Colombian Ministry of Agriculture, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. It was run jointly by ICA and CIAT from 1967 to 1984. In 1984, the CIAT Rice Program took sole charge of the database, which is now maintained by CIAT's Rice Project. The database therefore contains information on the crosses, coded "CT", made by CIAT since 1984 to date; the crosses that ICA and CIAT made together during 1967-1983, and coded "P" after Palmira, the city headquarters for ICA's rice program since its beginnings; and the series of crosses carried out by ICA before 1967 and coded as "P".
Keywords: Oryza sativa; Rice; Hybridization; Crossbreds; Parents; Databases; Colombia; Latin America; Caribbean