DRR Dhan 53 (RP-6113-Patho-BB9; IET 27294) – a high yielding, bacterial blight resistant, fine grain type rice variety
Laha GS¹*, RM Sundaram¹*, LV Subba Rao¹ , MS Prasad¹ , R Abdul Fiyaz¹ , P Senguttuvel¹ , Jyothi Badri¹ , D Ladhalakshmi¹ , A Yugander¹ , SK Hajira Masood¹ , T Dilip¹ and Kuldeep Singh²
1 ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030
2 Director, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi
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Received: 20th March 2021; Accepted: 30th April 2021
DRR Dhan 53 was released for commercial cultivation in Samba Mahsuri/Improved Samba Mahsuri growing regions of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Gujarat and Maharashtra by Central Sub-committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Release of Varieties in 2020. It is a cross between Improved Samba Mahsuri*3/PAU 3554. DRR Dhan 53 (IET 27294) is a marker assisted selection (MAS) derived product in the genetic background of Improved Samba Mahsuri. DRR Dhan 53 is a durable bacterial blight resistant, high-yielding, fine-grain type rice variety having the major bacterial blight resistance genes, Xa21+xa13+xa5+Xa38 with seed to seed maturity of 130-135 days and average yield of 5.5- 6 t/ ha.