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Rojolele: a Premium Aromatic Rice Variety in Indonesia

Version 1 : Received: 24 October 2022 / Approved: 25 October 2022 / Online: 25 October 2022 (03:10:49 CEST)

How to cite: Dwiningsih, Y. Rojolele: a Premium Aromatic Rice Variety in Indonesia. Preprints 2022, 2022100373. Dwiningsih, Y. Rojolele: a Premium Aromatic Rice Variety in Indonesia. Preprints 2022, 2022100373.


Rojolele is an Indonesian traditional rice variety from Klaten (Central Java) that classified as tropical japonica and low land rice which become a premium rice variety and have higher price in the market due to a delicious taste and a fragrance aroma. The agronomic characteristics of Rojolele are having high plant stature with sturdy stems and upright plant shape, thick and rough leaves, strong and deeper root systems, long panicle length, and long duration of life. Rojolele rice cultivation is facing important challenges from drought, diseases, long duration, and lodging. Thus, breeding Rojolele cultivars with resistance to drought, diseases, lodging, and short duration is the major focus for Rojolele rice improvement. Indonesian farmer have learned to successfully cultivate Rojolele by applying practical skills, leading to increase the rice productivity. Molecular breeding program, including quantitative trait loci (QTL), genome-wide association study (GWAS), genomic selection, and genome editing can be applied to improve Rojolele characteristics. In this review, important agronomic and quality traits, intensification system for irrigation and pest control, mutation breeding, transgenic lines, and also future perspectives for Rojolele research were presented. Rojolele is useful for rice breeding program in order to guarantee the food security to overcome increasing population and climate change.


Rojolele; aromatic rice; intensification system; mutation breeding; transgenic lines


Biology and Life Sciences, Agricultural Science and Agronomy

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