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  1. Original article

    08SG2/OsBAK1 regulates grain size and number, and functions differently in Indica and Japonica backgrounds in rice

    Both grain size and grain number are significant for rice yield. In the past decade, a number of genes related to grain size and grain number have been documented, however, the regulatory mechanisms underlying...

    Hua Yuan, Shijun Fan, Juan Huang, Shijie Zhan, Shifu Wang, Peng Gao, Weilan Chen, Bin Tu, Bingtian Ma, Yuping Wang, Peng Qin and Shigui Li

    Rice 2017 10:25

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  2. Original article

    Genome-Based Identification of Heterotic Patterns in Rice

    Hybrid rice breeding facilitates to increase grain yield and yield stability. Long-term success of hybrid breeding depends on the recognition of high-yielding complementary heterotic patterns, which is lacking...

    Ulrike Beukert, Zuo Li, Guozheng Liu, Yusheng Zhao, Nadhigade Ramachandra, Vilson Mirdita, Fabiano Pita, Klaus Pillen and Jochen Christoph Reif

    Rice 2017 10:22

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  3. Original article

    Association Mapping of Yield and Yield-related Traits Under Reproductive Stage Drought Stress in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

    The identification and introgression of major-effect QTLs for grain yield under drought are some of the best and well-proven approaches for improving the drought tolerance of rice varieties. In the present stu...

    B. P. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin, Site Noorzuraini Abd Rahman, Ramil Mauleon, Wickneswari Ratnam, Ma. Teressa Sta. Cruz and Arvind Kumar

    Rice 2017 10:21

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  4. Original article

    A hairy-leaf gene, BLANKET LEAF, of wild Oryza nivara increases photosynthetic water use efficiency in rice

    High water use efficiency is essential to water-saving cropping. Morphological traits that affect photosynthetic water use efficiency are not well known. We examined whether leaf hairiness improves photosynthe...

    Norimitsu Hamaoka, Hideshi Yasui, Yoshiyuki Yamagata, Yoko Inoue, Naruto Furuya, Takuya Araki, Osamu Ueno and Atsushi Yoshimura

    Rice 2017 10:20

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  5. Original article

    Dissection of broad-spectrum resistance of the Thai rice variety Jao Hom Nin conferred by two resistance genes against rice blast

    Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the most important food crops in the world. Rice blast, caused by the fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae, is one of the most destructive rice diseases worldwide. To effectively cope ...

    Chaivarakun Chaipanya, Mary Jeanie Telebanco-Yanoria, Berlaine Quime, Apinya Longya, Siripar Korinsak, Siriporn Korinsak, Theerayut Toojinda, Apichart Vanavichit, Chatchawan Jantasuriyarat and Bo Zhou

    Rice 2017 10:18

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  6. Original article

    Genome-wide identification of grain filling genes regulated by the OsSMF1 transcription factor in rice

    Spatial- and temporal-specific expression patterns are primarily regulated at the transcriptional level by gene promoters. Therefore, it is important to identify the binding motifs of transcription factors to ...

    Joung Sug Kim, Songhwa Chae, Kyong Mi Jun, Yoon-Mok Pahk, Tae-Ho Lee, Pil Joong Chung, Yeon-Ki Kim and Baek Hie Nahm

    Rice 2017 10:16

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  7. Original article

    Identification of QTLs for yield and agronomic traits in rice under stagnant flooding conditions

    Stagnant flooding, where water of 25–50 cm remains until harvest time, is a major problem in rainfed lowland areas. Most of the Sub1 varieties, which can withstand around 2 weeks of complete submergence, perfo...

    Anshuman Singh, Jerome Carandang, Zennia Jean C. Gonzaga, Bertrand C. Y. Collard, Abdelbagi M. Ismail and Endang M. Septiningsih

    Rice 2017 10:15

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  8. Original Article

    Diurnal Changes in Transcript and Metabolite Levels during the Iron Deficiency Response of Rice

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is highly susceptible to iron (Fe) deficiency due to low secretion levels of the mugineic acid (MA) family phytosiderophore (PS) 2′-deoxymugineic acid (DMA) into the rhizosphere. The low le...

    Jamie Selby-Pham, Adrian Lutz, Laura T. Moreno-Moyano, Berin A. Boughton, Ute Roessner and Alexander A. T. Johnson

    Rice 2017 10:14

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  9. Original article

    Distribution, genetic diversity and potential spatiotemporal scale of alien gene flow in crop wild relatives of rice (Oryza spp.) in Colombia

    Crop wild relatives (CWRs) of rice hold important traits that can contribute to enhancing the ability of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa and O. glaberrima) to produce higher yields, cope with the effects of climate...

    Evert Thomas, Eduardo Tovar, Carolina Villafañe, José Leonardo Bocanegra and Rodrigo Moreno

    Rice 2017 10:13

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  10. Original article

    Overexpression of OsHSP18.0-CI Enhances Resistance to Bacterial Leaf Streak in Rice

    The small heat shock proteins represent a large family of proteins that respond to a wide range of abiotic and biotic stresses. OsHsp18.0-CI confers tolerance to salt and cadmium and interacts with viral RNA-d...

    Yanhu Ju, Hongjuan Tian, Ruihua Zhang, Liping Zuo, Guixiu Jin, Qian Xu, Xinhua Ding, Xiangkui Li and Zhaohui Chu

    Rice 2017 10:12

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  11. Original article

    Aldo-ketoreductase 1 (AKR1) improves seed longevity in tobacco and rice by detoxifying reactive cytotoxic compounds generated during ageing

    Maintenance of seed viability is an important factor for seedling vigour and plant establishment. Lipid peroxidation mediated reactive carbonyl compounds (RCC’s) and non-enzymatic modifications of proteins thr...

    Kodadinne Narayana Nisarga, Ramu S Vemanna, Babitha Kodekallu Chandrashekar, Hanumantha Rao, Amaranatha Reddy Vennapusa, Ashwini Narasimaha, Udayakumar Makarla and Mohan Raju Basavaiah

    Rice 2017 10:11

    Published on: 13 April 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Rice 2017 10:19

  12. Original article

    Development and Genetic Characterization of A Novel Herbicide (Imazethapyr) Tolerant Mutant in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

    Increased water and labour scarcity in major rice growing areas warrants a shift towards direct seeded rice cultivation under which management of weeds is a major issue. Use of broad spectrum non-selective her...

    D. Shoba, M. Raveendran, S. Manonmani, S. Utharasu, D. Dhivyapriya, G. Subhasini, S. Ramchandar, R. Valarmathi, Nitasha Grover, S. Gopala Krishnan, A. K. Singh, Pawan Jayaswal, Prashant Kale, M. K. Ramkumar, S. V. Amitha Mithra, T. Mohapatra…

    Rice 2017 10:10

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  13. Original article

    Genotypic and Environmental Variations in Grain Cadmium and Arsenic Concentrations Among a Panel of High Yielding Rice Cultivars

    Rice is a major dietary source of cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) for populations consuming rice as the staple food. Excessive Cd and As accumulation in rice grain is of great concern worldwide, especially in So...

    Guilan Duan, Guosheng Shao, Zhong Tang, Hongping Chen, Boxun Wang, Zhu Tang, Yuping Yang, Yuechuan Liu and Fang-Jie Zhao

    Rice 2017 10:9

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  14. Original article

    Genome-wide Association Analysis Tracks Bacterial Leaf Blight Resistance Loci In Rice Diverse Germplasm

    A range of resistance loci against different races of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), the pathogen causing bacterial blight (BB) disease of rice, have been discovered and characterized. Several have been dep...

    Christine Jade Dilla-Ermita, Erwin Tandayu, Venice Margarette Juanillas, Jeffrey Detras, Dennis Nicuh Lozada, Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti, Casiana Vera Cruz, Edwige Gaby Nkouaya Mbanjo, Edna Ardales, Maria Genaleen Diaz, Merlyn Mendioro, Michael J. Thomson and Tobias Kretzschmar

    Rice 2017 10:8

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  15. Short communication

    Evolutionary analysis of the SUB1 locus across the Oryza genomes

    Tolerance to complete submergence is recognized in a limited number of Asian rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties, most of which contain submergence-inducible SUB1A on the polygenic SUBMERGENCE-1 (SUB1) locus. It has...

    Railson Schreinert dos Santos, Daniel da Rosa Farias, Camila Pegoraro, Cesar Valmor Rombaldi, Takeshi Fukao, Rod A. Wing and Antonio Costa de Oliveira

    Rice 2017 10:4

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  16. Original article

    A temporal and spatial contribution of asparaginase to asparagine catabolism during development of rice grains

    Asparagine is one of the most dominant organic nitrogen compounds in phloem and xylem sap in a wide range of plant species. Asparaginase (ASNase; EC, 3.5.1.1) catabolizes asparagine into aspartate and ammonium...

    Yui Yabuki, Miwa Ohashi, Fumi Imagawa, Keiki Ishiyama, Marcel Pascal Beier, Noriyuki Konishi, Toshiko Umetsu-Ohashi, Toshihiko Hayakawa, Tomoyuki Yamaya and Soichi Kojima

    Rice 2017 10:3

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  17. Original Article

    Ability of Rf5 and Rf6 to Restore Fertility of Chinsurah Boro II-type Cytoplasmic Male Sterile Oryza Sativa (ssp. Japonica) Lines

    Three-line Oryza sativa (ssp. japonica) hybrids have been developed mainly using Chinsurah Boro II (BT)-type cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS). The Rf1 gene restores the fertility of BT-type CMS lines, and is the ...

    Honggen Zhang, Jianlan Che, Yongshen Ge, Yan Pei, Lijia Zhang, Qiaoquan Liu, Minghong Gu and Shuzhu Tang

    Rice 2017 10:2

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  18. Original article

    Marker-assisted breeding of the rice restorer line Wanhui 6725 for disease resistance, submergence tolerance and aromatic fragrance

    Rice is a staple food crop in the world. With the increase in world population and economic development, farmers need to produce more rice in limited field. However, the rice production is frequently affected ...

    Yanchang Luo, Tingchen Ma, Aifang Zhang, Kar Hui Ong, Zefu Li, Jianbo Yang and Zhongchao Yin

    Rice 2016 9:66

    Published on: 1 December 2016

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