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New thematic series: Rice Grain Size and Quality

This special issue covers insights and advances in Rice size and quality through a wide range of original paper and reviews. Grain quality, including grain size, is a major target in rice breeding programs globally.
Guest Editors: Kiyosumi Hori and Sun Jian
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Featured Blog

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.




Thematic series
Grain Size and Quality
Guest Editors: Kiyosumi Hori and Sun Jian


Thematic series
Next Generation Rice Disease Research
Edited by: M. Jacobs and Guo-Liang Wang
Collection published: 26 October 2021


Thematic series
Genome Editing
Edited by: Masaki Endo and Seiichi Toki
Collection published: 14 May 2020


Thematic series
Iconic Rice Varieties
Edited by: Prof David Mackill
Collection published: 9 April 2018


Thematic series
Root related traits
Edited by: Prof Antonio Costa de Oliveira, Dr. Scott Jackson
Collection published: 28 November 2014


Thematic series
Selected articles from the 10th International Symposium of Rice Functional Genomics
Edited by: Dr Baltazar Antonio, Prof Apichart Vanavichit
Collection published: 18 July 2013


Thematic series
Abiotic stress in rice
Collection published: 12 March 2012


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

Call for Papers: Beneficial plant-microbe interactions in rice

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Plants develop symbiotic associations with microorganisms that normally improve plant nutrition and fitness, and survival under different environmental stresses, both biotic and abiotic stress. In the recent years, the development of new technologies has revealed unprecedented details on the structure and dynamics of plant microbiomes, the functional properties of isolated community members, and interaction mechanisms with the host plant. A better understanding of these relationships may help to improve productivity and crop security, while allowing a reduction on the use of fertilizers and pesticides. This thematic series is being launched to compile the latest research advances on the beneficial plant-microbe interactions in rice.

Read more here.

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.

Featured review

REVIEW: Genes and Their Molecular Functions Determining Seed Structure, Components, and Quality of Rice

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Pei Li, Yu-Hao Chen, Jun Lu, Ghang-Quan Zhang, Qiao-Quan Liu & Qian-Feng Li 

Rice 15:18 2022

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