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Call for Papers: Next Generation Rice Disease Research

Rice feeds over 2 billion people. In the face of climate change and global population increases, this essential food crop will encounter new challenges with environmental, pest and pathogen pressures. 2020 is the UN International Year of Plant Health, and this Special Issue aims to highlight research targeted at understanding biotic stress in rice in the face of a changing future with novel technologies at our fingertips.

Submitted papers can focus on the broad diversity of rice disease research with historical, new and re-emerging plant disease problems. Researchers are encouraged to submit original research, commentaries and reviews on broad plant disease biology, which includes resistance, disease and climate change, microbiome, host-microbe interactions, diagnostics and genome editing.

Interested authors may submit their manuscripts for consideration here. Submissions are requested by 31 October.

New thematic series: Genome editing in rice

This special issue of Rice covers the use of genome editing technology, its use to better understand rice plants, and how applications of the technology can improve crop yield and increase quality. Masaki Endo and Seiichi Toki are Guest Editors for the series.
View previous collections here.

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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.




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

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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Preferential Geographic Distribution Pattern of Abiotic Stress Tolerant Rice

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A N M Rubaiyath Bin Rahman and Jianhua Zhang

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