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My program focuses on the development of conventional inbred rice varieties for Texas producers using the conventional and molecular breeding tools that enhance cultivar release. Higher grainyield both in the main and ratoon crop, improved biotic and abiotic resistance and excellent grain quality are the priority traits for incorporation into the new varieties. Gene discovery for stress tolerance such as disease, herbicide, cold, flooding and drought through mass screening to identify new donors, and gene mapping to locate the gene(s) is a major part of the program.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles30
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  • Vyavhare, S. S., Gealy, D. R., Way, M. O., Tabien, R. E., & Pearson, R. A (2016). Evaluation of Host-Plant Resistance of Selected Rice Genotypes to the Rice Water Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).. Environ Entomol. 45(6), 1439-1444.
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  • Vyavhare, S. S., Gealy, D. R., Way, M. O., Tabien, R. E., & Pearson, R. A (2016). Evaluation of Host-Plant Resistance of Selected Rice Genotypes to the Rice Water Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).. Environ Entomol. 45(6), 1439-1444.
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Conference Papers3
  • Zhou, X. G., Tabien, R. E., & McClung, A. M. (2011). Field disease reaction of rice cultivars and elite lines in Texas. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 101(6), S204-S204.
  • Zhou, X. G., McClung, A. M., Way, M. O., Jo, Y., Tabien, R. E., & Wilson, L. T (2011). Severe outbreak of bacterial panicle blight across Texas Rice Belt in 2010. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 101(6), S205-S205.
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Email
retabien@tamu.edu
First Name
Rodante
Last Name
Tabien
mailing address
Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Beaumont; 9999 TAMUS
Beaumont, TX 77713
USA