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  1. Original article

    Suppression of OsVPE3 Enhances Salt Tolerance by Attenuating Vacuole Rupture during Programmed Cell Death and Affects Stomata Development in Rice

    Vacuolar processing enzymes (VPEs) are cysteine proteinases that act as crucial mediators of programmed cell death (PCD) in plants. In rice, however, the role of VPEs in abiotic stress-induced PCD remains larg...

    Wenyun Lu, Minjuan Deng, Fu Guo, Mingqiang Wang, Zhanghui Zeng, Ning Han, Yinong Yang, Muyuan Zhu and Hongwu Bian

    Rice 2016 9:65

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  2. Original article

    SMALL GRAIN 11 Controls Grain Size, Grain Number and Grain Yield in Rice

    Grain size is one of key agronomic traits that determine grain yield in rice. Several regulators of grain size have been identified in rice, but the mechanisms that determine grain size and yield remain largel...

    Na Fang, Ran Xu, Luojiang Huang, Baolan Zhang, Penggen Duan, Na Li, Yuehua Luo and Yunhai Li

    Rice 2016 9:64

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  3. Original article

    QTL Mapping of Grain Quality Traits Using Introgression Lines Carrying Oryza rufipogon Chromosome Segments in Japonica Rice

    Improved eating quality is a major breeding target in japonica rice due to market demand. Consequently, quantitative trait loci (QTL) for glossiness of cooked rice and amylose content associated with eating quali...

    Yeo-Tae Yun, Chong-Tae Chung, Young-Ju Lee, Han-Jung Na, Jae-Chul Lee, Sun-Gye Lee, Kwang-Won Lee, Young-Hwan Yoon, Ju-Won Kang, Hyun-Sook Lee, Jong-Yeol Lee and Sang-Nag Ahn

    Rice 2016 9:62

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  4. Original article

    Genome-wide Association Mapping of Cold Tolerance Genes at the Seedling Stage in Rice

    Rice is a temperature-sensitive crop and its production is severely affected by low temperature in temperate and sub-tropical regions. To understand the genetic basis of cold tolerance in rice, we evaluated th...

    Dan Wang, Jinling Liu, Chengang Li, Houxiang Kang, Yue Wang, Xinqiu Tan, Minghao Liu, Yufei Deng, Zhilong Wang, Yong Liu, Deyong Zhang, Yinghui Xiao and Guo-Liang Wang

    Rice 2016 9:61

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  5. Original article

    Isolation and Characterization of an Aluminum-resistant Mutant in Rice

    Aluminum (Al) toxicity represents a major constraint for crop production on acid soils. Rice is a high Al-resistant plant species among small-grain cereals, but its molecular mechanisms of Al resistance are no...

    Shuo Liu, Huiling Gao, Xiaoyan Wu, Qiu Fang, Lan Chen, Fang-Jie Zhao and Chao-Feng Huang

    Rice 2016 9:60

    Published on: 11 November 2016

  6. Original article

    Association mapping of resistance to rice blast in upland field conditions

    Rice blast is one of the most damaging disease of rice. The use of resistant cultivars is the only practical way to control the disease in developing countries where most farmers cannot afford fungicides. Howe...

    Louis-Marie Raboin, Elsa Ballini, Didier Tharreau, Alain Ramanantsoanirina, Julien Frouin, Brigitte Courtois and Nourollah Ahmadi

    Rice 2016 9:59

    Published on: 9 November 2016

  7. Original article

    Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Rice Varieties Cultivated in Temperate Regions

    After its domestication, rice cultivation expanded from tropical regions towards northern latitudes with temperate climate in a progressive process to overcome limiting photoperiod and temperature conditions. ...

    Juan L. Reig-Valiente, Juan Viruel, Ester Sales, Luis Marqués, Javier Terol, Marta Gut, Sophia Derdak, Manuel Talón and Concha Domingo

    Rice 2016 9:58

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  8. Original article

    Population Dynamics Among six Major Groups of the Oryza rufipogon Species Complex, Wild Relative of Cultivated Asian Rice

    Understanding population structure of the wild progenitor of Asian cultivated rice (O. sativa), the Oryza rufipogon species complex (ORSC), is of interest to plant breeders and contributes to our understanding of...

    HyunJung Kim, Janelle Jung, Namrata Singh, Anthony Greenberg, Jeff J. Doyle, Wricha Tyagi, Jong-Wook Chung, Jennifer Kimball, Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton and Susan R. McCouch

    Rice 2016 9:56

    Published on: 12 October 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Rice 2017 10:17

  9. Short communication

    Transcriptional regulatory mechanism of alcohol dehydrogenase 1-deficient mutant of rice for cell survival under complete submergence

    Rice is the only crop that germinates and elongates the coleoptile under complete submergence. It has been shown that alcohol dehydrogenase 1 (ADH1)-deficient mutant of rice with reduced alcohol dehydrogenase act...

    Bijayalaxmi Mohanty, Hirokazu Takahashi, Benildo G. de los Reyes, Edward Wijaya, Mikio Nakazono and Dong-Yup Lee

    Rice 2016 9:51

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  10. Original article

    Analysis of Allelic Imbalance in Rice Hybrids Under Water Stress and Association of Asymmetrically Expressed Genes with Drought-Response QTLs

    Information on the effect of stress on the allele-specific expression (ASE) profile of rice hybrids is limited. More so, the association of allelically imbalanced genes to important traits is yet to be underst...

    Nelzo C. Ereful, Li-Yu Liu, Eric Tsai, Shu-Min Kao, Shalabh Dixit, Ramil Mauleon, Katrina Malabanan, Michael Thomson, Antonio Laurena, David Lee, Ian Mackay, Andy Greenland, Wayne Powell and Hei Leung

    Rice 2016 9:50

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  11. Review

    Advances in breeding for high grain Zinc in Rice

    Zinc (Zn) is one of the most essential micronutrients required for the growth and development of human beings. More than one billion people, particularly children and pregnant women suffer from Zn deficiency r...

    B. P. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Mohammad Akhlasur Rahman, Mary Ann Inabangan-Asilo, Amery Amparado, Christine Manito, Prabhjit Chadha-Mohanty, Russell Reinke and Inez H. Slamet-Loedin

    Rice 2016 9:49

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  12. Original article

    High-resolution QTL mapping for grain appearance traits and co-localization of chalkiness-associated differentially expressed candidate genes in rice

    Grain appearance quality is a main determinant of market value in rice and one of the highly important traits requiring improvement in breeding programs. The genetic basis of grain shape and endosperm chalkine...

    Likai Chen, Weiwei Gao, Siping Chen, Liping Wang, Jiyong Zou, Yongzhu Liu, Hui Wang, Zhiqiang Chen and Tao Guo

    Rice 2016 9:48

    Published on: 22 September 2016

  13. Original article

    A New Recessive Gene Conferring Resistance Against Rice Blast

    Rice blast (causative pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae) represents a major biotic constraint over rice production. While numerous genes for resistance have been found in both japonica and indica germplasm, as yet the ...

    Zhijian Liang, Ling Wang and Qinghua Pan

    Rice 2016 9:47

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  14. Original article

    Mapping quantitative trait loci responsible for resistance to Bakanae disease in rice

    Bakanae or foot rot disease caused by Fusarium fujikuroi [teleomorph: Gibberella fujikuroi (Sawada) Ito] is emerging as a serious disease in rice. The disease causes both quantitative and qualitative losses to th...

    R. Abdul Fiyaz, Ashutosh K. Yadav, S. Gopala Krishnan, Ranjith K. Ellur, Bishnu M. Bashyal, Nitasha Grover, Prolay K. Bhowmick, M. Nagarajan, K. K. Vinod, Nagendra K. Singh, Kumble V. Prabhu and Ashok K. Singh

    Rice 2016 9:45

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  15. Original article

    Overexpression of OsHox32 Results in Pleiotropic Effects on Plant Type Architecture and Leaf Development in Rice

    The Class III homeodomain Leu zipper (HD-Zip III) gene family plays important roles in plant growth and development. Here, we analyze the function of OsHox32, an HD-Zip III family member, and show that it exhibit...

    Ying-ying Li, Ao Shen, Wei Xiong, Qiong-lin Sun, Qian Luo, Ting Song, Zheng-long Li and Wei-jiang Luan

    Rice 2016 9:46

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  16. Original article

    A Genome-Wide Association Study of Field Resistance to Magnaporthe Oryzae in Rice

    Breeding of rice cultivars with long-lasting resistance to the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae is difficult, and identification of new resistance genes is essential. Most of the loci associated with blast re...

    Dan Zhu, Houxiang Kang, Zhiqiang Li, Minghao Liu, Xiaoli Zhu, Yue Wang, Dan Wang, Zhilong Wang, Wende Liu and Guo-Liang Wang

    Rice 2016 9:44

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  17. Original article

    Parental Genome Imbalance Causes Post-Zygotic Seed Lethality and Deregulates Imprinting in Rice

    Reproductive isolation between rice of different ploidy levels is manifested as endosperm and embryo abortion in seeds produced by interploidy crosses. Genomic imprinting is considered to be the underlying mec...

    Hong-yu Zhang, Ming Luo, Susan D. Johnson, Xiao-wei Zhu, Lei Liu, Fang Huang, Yu-tong Liu, Pei-zhou Xu and Xian-jun Wu

    Rice 2016 9:43

    Published on: 27 August 2016

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