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Iconic Rice Varieties

Rice_grains_(IRRI)This special issue of Rice reviews the development of five iconic varieties; Koshihikari, IR64, Thai Hom Mali Rice, Pusa Basmati 1121 and Shanyou 63.

Edited by Prof David J Mackill

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The Challenges of Rice Sustainability: the Increasing World’s Population and Climate Change

New Content ItemSustainable food and agriculture play an important role in the economy. To address the increasing impacts of world population and the environment, the Editor-in-Chief of Rice talks about the challenges of maintaining rice sustainability, one of the world's major staple foods.


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Professor Takuji Sasaki, NODAI Research Institute, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan

Aims and scope

Rice aims to fill a glaring void in basic and applied plant science journal publishing. This journal is the world's only high-quality serial publication for reporting current advances in rice genetics, structural and functional genomics, comparative genomics, molecular biology and physiology, molecular breeding and comparative biology. Rice welcomes review articles and original papers in all of the aforementioned areas and serves as the primary source of newly published information for researchers and students in rice and related research.

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Bioinformatics resources for deciphering the biogenesis and action pathways of plant small RNAs

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Dongliang Yu, Xiaoxia Ma, Ziwei Zuo, Weishan Shao, Huizhong Wang and Yijun Meng

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