ISIde is an application for district-specific in silico ideotyping studies targeting traits involved with resistance/tolerance to biotic and abiotic damages affecting rice productions.
The application was designed to provide breeders - via a dedicated graphical user interface - with a friendly environment able to support breeding programs via the simulation of the effects of the introgression of traits from traditional resistant/tolerant varieties in modern, high potential genotypes. The simulation engine of ISIde is the WARM 2 model.

The current version of ISIde
- runs simulations at 5 km spatial resolution;
- considers resistance (for sporulation, infectiousness, latency and infection) to blast and brown spot, and tolerance to cold and heat-induced spikelet sterility;
- covers the six Italian rice districts (Lombardo-Piemontese, Veneto, Emiliano, Toscano, Oristanese, Piana di Sibari), responsible together for about 50% of the European rice production;
- allows to test ideotypes under current and different climate change scenarios (IPCC AR4 A1B and B1, general circulation models Hadley and NCAR, 2020, 2050 and 2085 time frames).

A version including tolerance to salinity and lodging, and IPCC AR5 scenarios is under development. This version will implement utilities to extend the internal database, thus allowing the application of ISIde for ideotyping studies targeting rice districts all over the world.

Product Manager: Livia Paleari

CRA - Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura (Italy)
CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)

2015 - Climatic Change, 132, 661-675
District specific, in silico evaluation of rice ideotypes improved for resistance/tolerance traits to biotic and abiotic stressors under climate change scenarios.
Paleari, L., Cappelli, G., Bregaglio, S., Acutis, M., Donatelli, M., Sacchi, G.A., Lupotto, E., Boschetti, M., Manfron, G., Confalonieri, R.

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