Phenotype may not always be a good indicator of genotype. The
phenotypic evaluation of many traits is cumbersome, tedious and time-consuming. Selection for the desirable allele of a gene/quantitative trait locus (QTL) on the basis of molecular marker(s) linked to it in the place of phenotype generated by this allele is known as marker-assisted selection (MAS).
Positioning and properties of amino acids are key in determining the function of a protein. Mutations cause change in amino acid sequence of a proteins resulting in altered/modified function.
Rice blast is one of the most devastating and destructive diseases of rice worldwide. Metabolomics can help to study Rice-M. oryzae interaction and thereby identify important candidates for resistance