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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Original article

    QTL analysis for chalkiness of rice and fine mapping of a candidate gene for qACE9

    An ideal appearance is of commercial value for rice varieties. Chalkiness is one of the most important appearance quality indicators. Therefore, clarification of the heredity of chalkiness and its molecular me...

    Yang Gao, Chaolei Liu, Yuanyuan Li, Anpeng Zhang, Guojun Dong, Lihong Xie, Bin Zhang, Banpu Ruan, Kai Hong, Dawei Xue, Dali Zeng, Longbiao Guo, Qian Qian and Zhenyu Gao

    Rice 2016 9:41

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  10. Original article

    Updated Rice Kinase Database RKD 2.0: enabling transcriptome and functional analysis of rice kinase genes

    Protein kinases catalyze the transfer of a phosphate moiety from a phosphate donor to the substrate molecule, thus playing critical roles in cell signaling and metabolism. Although plant genomes contain more t...

    Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Yo-Han Yoo, Peijian Cao, Rita Sharma, Manoj Sharma, Christopher Dardick, Pamela C Ronald and Ki-Hong Jung

    Rice 2016 9:40

    Published on: 19 August 2016

  11. Original article

    REL2, A Gene Encoding An Unknown Function Protein which Contains DUF630 and DUF632 Domains Controls Leaf Rolling in Rice

    Rice leaves are important energy source for the whole plant. An optimal structure will be beneficial for rice leaves to capture light energy and exchange gas, thus increasing the yield of rice. Moderate leaf r...

    Shuai-Qi Yang, Wen-Qiang Li, Hai Miao, Peng-Fei Gan, Lei Qiao, Yan-Li Chang, Chun-Hai Shi and Kun-Ming Chen

    Rice 2016 9:37

    Published on: 29 July 2016

  12. Original article

    Interactions between the oomycete Pythium arrhenomanes and the rice root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola in aerobic Asian rice varieties

    Aerobic rice fields are frequently infested by pathogenic oomycetes (Pythium spp.) and the rice root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola. Here, the interaction between Pythium arrhenomanes and Meloidogyne grami...

    R. E. M. Verbeek, C. G. B. Banaay, M. Sikder, D. De Waele, C. M. Vera Cruz, G. Gheysen, M. Höfte and Tina Kyndt

    Rice 2016 9:36

    Published on: 29 July 2016

  13. Original article

    Detection of Novel QTLs Regulating Grain Size in Extra-Large Grain Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Lines

    Grain size is an important trait that affects rice yield. Although many genes that contribute to grain size have been cloned from mutants or by quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis based on bi-parental mapp...

    Shuhei Segami, Tatsuya Yamamoto, Katsuyuki Oki, Tomonori Noda, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Harumi Sasaki, Satomi Mori, Motoyuki Ashikari, Hidemi Kitano, Yuichi Katayose, Yukimoto Iwasaki and Kotaro Miura

    Rice 2016 9:34

    Published on: 25 July 2016

  14. Short communication

    Reference genes for accurate gene expression analyses across different tissues, developmental stages and genotypes in rice for drought tolerance

    Quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) has been routinely used to quantify gene expression level. This technique determines the expression of a target gene by comparison to an internal control gene u...

    Isaiah M. Pabuayon, Naoki Yamamoto, Jennylyn L. Trinidad, Toshisangba Longkumer, Manish L. Raorane and Ajay Kohli

    Rice 2016 9:32

    Published on: 18 July 2016

  15. Original article

    Lodging Resistance of Japonica Rice (Oryza Sativa L.): Morphological and Anatomical Traits due to top-Dressing Nitrogen Application Rates

    Lodging in rice production often limits grain yield and quality by breaking or bending stems. Excessive nitrogen (N) fertilizer rates are the cause of poor lodging resistance in rice, but little is known about...

    Wujun Zhang, Longmei Wu, Xiaoran Wu, Yanfeng Ding, Ganghua Li, Jingyong Li, Fei Weng, Zhenghui Liu, She Tang, Chengqiang Ding and Shaohua Wang

    Rice 2016 9:31

    Published on: 1 July 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Rice 2016 9:35

  16. Original article

    Genetic Variability in Phosphorus Responses of Rice Root Phenotypes

    Low phosphorus availability is a major factor limiting rice productivity. Since root traits determine phosphorus acquisition efficiency, they are logical selection targets for breeding rice with higher product...

    Phanchita Vejchasarn, Jonathan P. Lynch and Kathleen M. Brown

    Rice 2016 9:29

    Published on: 13 June 2016

  17. Original article

    Rice panicle plasticity in Near Isogenic Lines carrying a QTL for larger panicle is genotype and environment dependent

    Panicle architectural traits in rice (branching, rachis length, spikelet number) are established between panicle initiation and heading stages. They vary among genotypes and are prone to Genotype x Environment...

    Dewi Erika Adriani, Michael Dingkuhn, Audrey Dardou, Hélène Adam, Delphine Luquet and Tanguy Lafarge

    Rice 2016 9:28

    Published on: 2 June 2016

  18. Original article

    Marker assisted pyramiding of two brown planthopper resistance genes, Bph3 and Bph27 (t), into elite rice Cultivars

    Brown planthopper (BPH) is the most destructive insect in rice production. Breeding of resistant cultivars is the most cost-effective and environment-friendly strategy for BPH management; however, resistant cu...

    Yanling Liu, Liangming Chen, Yuqiang Liu, Huimin Dai, Jun He, Haiyan Kang, Gen Pan, Jie Huang, Zeyu Qiu, Qi Wang, Jinlong Hu, Linglong Liu, Yezhi Chen, Xianian Cheng, Ling Jiang and Jianmin Wan

    Rice 2016 9:27

    Published on: 31 May 2016

  19. Original article

    Proteomic and Glycomic Characterization of Rice Chalky Grains Produced Under Moderate and High-temperature Conditions in Field System

    Global climate models predict an increase in global mean temperature and a higher frequency of intense heat spikes during this century. Cereals such as rice (Oryza sativa L.) are more susceptible to heat stress, ...

    Kentaro Kaneko, Maiko Sasaki, Nanako Kuribayashi, Hiromu Suzuki, Yukiko Sasuga, Takeshi Shiraya, Takuya Inomata, Kimiko Itoh, Marouane Baslam and Toshiaki Mitsui

    Rice 2016 9:26

    Published on: 31 May 2016

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