(2013). Positive selection pressure on rice blast resistance allele Piz-t makes it divergent in Indian land races. Journal of Plant Interactions: Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 34-44. Sequence variations were more abundant in the leucine rich repeats (LRR) region than in the NB-ARC (nucleotide-binding adaptor shared by APAF-1,R proteins, and CED-4) region, indicating that the LRR region has played a more important role in the evolution of this allele. The detailed molecular analysis of the Piz-t locus provide insights to high degree of inter-and intra-specific relationship among the Indian land races of rice which will help in the selection of better alleles for future rice breeding programs.