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Table 3 Basmati rice varieties developed using PB 1121, along with characteristic features of the trait (genes incorporated) that has been improved

From: Pusa Basmati 1121 – a rice variety with exceptional kernel elongation and volume expansion after cooking

S. No. Name of the Basmati Rice Variety/ Genotype Year of Release Pedigree Special attribute(s) Area for which it is Recommended for Cultivation
Released varieties
  Pusa Basmati 6 2008 Pusa Basmati 1/PB 1121 Milled rice less than 4% chalky grains, cooked rice uniform in shape, strong aroma Basmati growing areas of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh
  Pusa Basmati 1509 2013 Pusa 1301/PB 1121 Semi-dwarf early maturing Basmati rice variety with a seed to seed maturity of 120 days with grain quality comparable to PB 1121 Basmati growing areas of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Delhi (Singh et al. 2014)
  Pusa Basmati 1718 2017 PB 1121/SPS 97// PB 1121*3 A MAS derived bacterial blight resistant near-isogenic line of PB 1121 possessing two genes governing resistance to bacterial blight disease, xa13 and Xa21 Basmati growing areas of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi (Singh et al. 2018)
Improved PB 1121 genotypes
  Pusa 1883 Pusa 1716/Pusa 1717 A MAS derived blast resistant near-isogenic line of PB 1121 possessing two genes governing resistance to blast disease namely, Pi2 and Pi54 Not yet released. (Ellur et al. 2016)
  Pusa 1927 PB 1121/PR114-Xa38//PB 1121*2 A MAS derived bacterial blight resistant near-isogenic line of PB 1121 possessing BB resistance gene, Xa38 governing resistance to bacterial blight disease Not yet released. (Ellur et al. 2016)
  Pusa 1734 PB 1121/FL478/PB 1121*3 A MAS derived near-isogenic line of PB 1121 possessing “Saltol”, a major QTL governing tolerance to salt stress at seedling stage Not yet released. (Babu et al. 2017)