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  1. Increasing the lodging resistance of rice through genetic improvement has been an important target in breeding. To further enhance the lodging resistance of high-yielding rice varieties amidst climate change, ...

    Authors: Koki Chigira, Masanori Yamasaki, Shunsuke Adachi, Atsushi J. Nagano and Taiichiro Ookawa
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:4
  2. Grain shape is a key trait in rice breeding. Although many QTLs and genes of grain shape have been identified, how different combinations of alleles of these genes affect grain shape is largely unknown. It is ...

    Authors: Tifeng Yang, Haiyong Gu, Wu Yang, Bin Liu, Shihu Liang and Junliang Zhao
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:3
  3. Rice is one of the most salt sensitive crops at seedling, early vegetative and reproductive stages. Varieties with salinity tolerance at seedling stage promote an efficient growth at early stages in salt affec...

    Authors: Caterina Marè, Elisa Zampieri, Viviana Cavallaro, Julien Frouin, Cécile Grenier, Brigitte Courtois, Laurent Brottier, Gianni Tacconi, Franca Finocchiaro, Xavier Serrat, Salvador Nogués, Mireia Bundó, Blanca San Segundo, Noemi Negrini, Michele Pesenti, Gian Attilio Sacchi…
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:2
  4. Plant defenses in response to chewing insects are generally regulated by jasmonic acid (JA) signaling pathway, whereas salicylic acid (SA) signaling is mainly involved in plant defense against biotrophic patho...

    Authors: Rongrong Xue, Qing Li, Ruiqing Guo, Hui Yan, Xueyang Ju, Lu Liao, Rensen Zeng, Yuanyuan Song and Jie Wang
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:1
  5. Soil salinization is a worldwide environmental problem, especially in the arid and semiarid regions of northeastern China, which are heavily affected by soda saline–alkaline stress. At present, there is an urg...

    Authors: Fengjin Zhu, Kai Wang, Danni Li, Ziang Liu, Minghui Li, Zhenyu Wang, Xiufeng Li, Xingguo Lan and Qingjie Guan
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:69
  6. Iron is an essential nutrient required for plant growth and development. The availability of iron might also influence disease resistance in plants. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in the plant resp...

    Authors: Ferran Sánchez-Sanuy, Roberto Mateluna-Cuadra, Keisuke Tomita, Kazunori Okada, Gian Attilio Sacchi, Sonia Campo and Blanca San Segundo
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:68
  7. The “Green revolution” gene sd1 has been used widely in the breeding of modern rice varieties for over half a century. The application of this gene has increased rice yields and thereby supported a significant pr...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Cheng, Yongping Huang, Yong Tan, Lin Tan, Jianhua Yin and Guoxing Zou
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:66
  8. The Mekong Delta River in Vietnam is facing salinity intrusion caused by climate change and sea-level rise that is severely affecting rice cultivation. Here, we evaluated salinity responses of 97 rice accessio...

    Authors: Tam Thanh Nguyen, Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti, Shuntaro Sakaguchi, Yohei Koide, Dung Viet Le, Toshihiro Watanabe and Yuji Kishima
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:65
  9. Rice kernel smut (RKS), caused by the fungus Tilletia horrida, has become a major disease in rice-growing areas worldwide, especially since the widespread cultivation of high-yielding hybrid rice varieties. The d...

    Authors: Aijun Wang, Xinyue Shu, Deze Xu, Yuqi Jiang, Juan Liang, Xiaoqun Yi, Jianqing Zhu, Feng Yang, Chunhai Jiao, Aiping Zheng, Desuo Yin and Ping Li
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:64
  10. Previous studies in Arabidopsis reported that the PPR protein SOAR1 plays critical roles in plant response to salt stress. In this study, we reported that expression of the Arabidopsis SOAR1 (AtSOAR1) in rice sig...

    Authors: Kai Lu, Cheng Li, Ju Guan, Wen-Hua Liang, Tao Chen, Qing-Yong Zhao, Zhen Zhu, Shu Yao, Lei He, Xiao-Dong Wei, Ling Zhao, Li-Hui Zhou, Chun-Fang Zhao, Cai-Lin Wang and Ya-Dong Zhang
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:62
  11. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a widely studied domesticated model plant. Seed awning is an unfavorable trait during rice harvesting and processing. Hence, loss of awn was one of the target characters selected during...

    Authors: Ngoc Ha Luong, Sangshetty G. Balkunde, Kyu-Chan Shim, Cheryl Adeva, Hyun-Sook Lee, Hyun-Jung Kim and Sang-Nag Ahn
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:61
  12. Grain length (GL) that is directly associated with appearance quality is a key target of selection in rice breeding. Although abundant quantitative trait locus (QTL) associated with GL have been identified, it...

    Authors: Mingzhu Zhao, Yuanzheng Wang, Na He, Xiu Pang, Lili Wang, Zuobin Ma, Zhiqiang Tang, Hong Gao, Liying Zhang, Liang Fu, Changhua Wang, Jingang Liu and Wenjing Zheng
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:60
  13. Wild abortive-type cytoplasmic male sterility (WA-type CMS) has been exclusively used in hybrid seed production in indica rice cultivars, and fertility restoration in WA-type CMS is controlled by two major restor...

    Authors: Honggen Zhang, Xixu Li, Zuopeng Xu, Xiangqiang Zhao, Zihao Wan, Xiaojun Cheng, Qiaoquan Liu, Minghong Gu and Shuzhu Tang
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:59
  14. Grain weight and size, mostly determined by grain length, width and thickness, are crucial traits affecting grain quality and yield in rice. A quantitative trait locus controlling grain length and width in rice,

    Authors: Shi-Lin Wang, Zhen-Hua Zhang, Ye-Yang Fan, De-Run Huang, Yao-Long Yang, Jie-Yun Zhuang and Yu-Jun Zhu
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:58
  15. The mining of new allelic variation and the induction of new genetic variability are the basis for improving breeding efficiency.

    Authors: Kai Sun, Dandan Li, Aoyun Xia, Hua Zhao, Qin Wen, Sisi Jia, Jiafeng Wang, Guili Yang, Danhua Zhou, Cuihong Huang, Hui Wang, Zhiqiang Chen and Tao Guo
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:57
  16. Salt stress poses physiological drought, ionic toxicity and oxidative stress to plants, which causes premature senescence and death of the leaves if the stress sustained. Salt tolerance varied between differen...

    Authors: Guihua Jian, Yujian Mo, Yan Hu, Yongxiang Huang, Lei Ren, Yueqin Zhang, Hanqiao Hu, Shuangxi Zhou, Gang Liu, Jianfu Guo and Yu Ling
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:56
  17. Grain size is a direct determinant of grain weight and yield in rice; however, the genetic and molecular mechanisms determining grain size remain largely unknown.

    Authors: Weilan Chen, Xiaoling Hu, Li Hu, Xinyue Hou, Zhengyan Xu, Fanmin Yang, Min Yuan, Feifan Chen, Yunxiao Wang, Bin Tu, Ting Li, Liangzhu Kang, Shiwen Tang, Bingtian Ma, Yuping Wang, Shigui Li…
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:55
  18. Iron is an essential micronutrient for living organisms, but its solubility is extremely low under alkaline conditions. Plants often suffer from iron deficiency chlorosis in calcareous soils, which consist of ...

    Authors: Takanori Kobayashi, Keisuke Maeda, Yutaro Suzuki and Naoko K. Nishizawa
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:54
  19. Grain size and chalkiness is a critical agronomic trait affecting rice yield and quality. The application of transcriptomics to rice has widened the understanding of complex molecular responsive mechanisms, di...

    Authors: Fei Li, Ye Liu, Xiaohua Zhang, Lingzhi Liu, Yun Yan, Xin Ji, Fanshu Kong, Yafan Zhao, Junzhou Li, Ting Peng, Hongzheng Sun, Yanxiu Du and Quanzhi Zhao
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:52
  20. Nitrogen is not only a macronutrient essential for crop growth and development, but also one of the most critical nutrients in farmland ecosystem. Insufficient nitrogen supply will lead to crop yield reduction...

    Authors: Jia Li, Wei Xin, Weiping Wang, Shijiao Zhao, Lu Xu, Xingdong Jiang, Yuxuan Duan, Hongliang Zheng, Luomiao Yang, Hualong Liu, Yan Jia, Detang Zou and Jingguo Wang
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:51
  21. WHIRLY (WHY) family proteins, a small family of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) binding proteins, are widely found in plants and have multiple functions to regulate plant growth and development. However, WHY in ri...

    Authors: Zhennan Qiu, Dongdong Chen, Linhong Teng, Peiyan Guan, Guoping Yu, Peiliang Zhang, Jian Song, Qiangcheng Zeng and Li Zhu
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:50
  22. Since its development and wide adoption in China, hybrid rice has reached the yield plateau for more than three decades. To understand the genetic basis of heterosis in rice and accelerate hybrid rice breeding...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Conghe Zhang, Xiuqin Zhao, Shuangbing Zhu, Kai Chen, Guixiang Zhou, Zhichao Wu, Min Li, Tianqing Zheng, Wensheng Wang, Zhi Yan, Qinyong Fei, Zhikang Li, Jinjie Chen and Jianlong Xu
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:49
  23. Breeding of conventional and hybrid rice (Oryza sativa L.) have solved hunger problems and increased farmers' income in the world. Molecular markers have been widely used in marker-assisted breeding and identific...

    Authors: Weijie Tang, Jing Lin, Yanping Wang, Hongzhou An, Haiyuan Chen, Gen Pan, Suobing Zhang, Baowei Guo, Kun Yu, Huayong Li, Xianwen Fang and Yunhui Zhang
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:48
  24. The initiation of flowering in cereals is a critical process influenced by environmental and endogenous signals. Flowering Locus T-like (FT-like) genes encode the main signals for flowering. Of the 13 FT-like gen...

    Authors: Houwen Gu, Kunming Zhang, Jie Chen, Sadia Gull, Chuyan Chen, Yafei Hou, Xiangbo Li, Jun Miao, Yong Zhou and Guohua Liang
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:47
  25. Abiotic stresses such as salinity and drought greatly impact the growth and production of crops worldwide. Here, a shikimate kinase-like 2 (SKL2) gene was cloned from rice and characterized for its regulatory fun...

    Authors: Yingli Jiang, Xiaojian Peng, Qin Zhang, Yuqing Liu, Aiqi Li, Beijiu Cheng and Jiandong Wu
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:46
  26. Improved Samba Mahsuri (ISM) is an elite, high-yielding, bacterial blight resistant, fine-grained rice variety with low glycaemic index. It is highly sensitive to salt stress, particularly at seedling stage, w...

    Authors: G. Rekha, V. Abhilash Kumar, C. G. Gokulan, M. B. V. N. Koushik, B. Laxmi Prasanna, Swapnil Kulkarni, D. Aleena, G. Harika, S. K. Hajira, K. Pranathi, E. Punniakoti, R. R. Kale, T. Dilip Kumar, D. Ayyappa, M. Anila, Pragya Sinha…
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:45
  27. Endo-β-1,4-Xylanases are a group of extracellular enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of xylan, a principal constituent of the plant primary cell wall. The contribution of Endo-β-1,4-Xylanase I to both physio...

    Authors: Ammarah Shabbir, Wajjiha Batool, Dan Yu, Lili Lin, Qiuli An, Chen Xiaomin, Hengyuan Guo, Shuangshuang Yuan, Sekete Malota, Zonghua Wang and Justice Norvienyeku
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:44
  28. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) grain hull color is an easily observable trait and regarded as a crucial morphological marker in rice breeding. Here, a purple gradient grain hull mutant (pg) was found from natural mutatio...

    Authors: Fantao Zhang, Limin Yang, Wenxue Huang, Xiangdong Luo, Jiankun Xie, Biaolin Hu and Yaling Chen
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:43
  29. Salicylic acid (SA) is thought to be involved in phosphorus (P) stress response in plants, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we showed that P deficiency significantly increas...

    Authors: Qi Wu, Huai-Kang Jing, Zhi-Hang Feng, Jing Huang, Ren-Fang Shen and Xiao-Fang Zhu
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:42
  30. Rice bacterial blight, caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is one of the most serious diseases affecting rice production worldwide. Xa21 was the first disease resistance gene cloned in rice, which enco...

    Authors: Zheng Zhu, Tianxingzi Wang, Jinping Lan, Jinjiao Ma, Haiqing Xu, Zexi Yang, Yalu Guo, Yue Chen, Jianshuo Zhang, Shijuan Dou, Ming Yang, Liyun Li and Guozhen Liu
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:41
  31. Flower opening and stigma exertion are two critical traits for cross-pollination during seed production of hybrid rice (Oryza sativa L.). In this study, we demonstrate that the miR167d-ARFs module regulates stigm...

    Authors: Zhi-Xue Zhao, Xiao-Xiao Yin, Sha Li, Yu-Ting Peng, Xiu-Lian Yan, Chen Chen, Beenish Hassan, Shi-Xin Zhou, Mei Pu, Jing-Hao Zhao, Xiao-Hong Hu, Guo-Bang Li, He Wang, Ji-Wei Zhang, Yan-Yan Huang, Jing Fan…
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:40
  32. Understanding pollen tube growth is critical for crop yield maintenance. The pollen tube provides a path for sperm cells for fertilization with egg cells. Cells must be subdivided into functionally and structu...

    Authors: Sunok Moon, Yu-Jin Kim, Ha Eun Park, Junhyup Kim, Yun Shil Gho, Woo-Jong Hong, Eui-Jung Kim, Su Kyoung Lee, Byung-Chang Suh, Gynheung An and Ki-Hong Jung
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:39
  33. Although targeted genome editing technology has become a powerful reverse genetic approach for accelerating functional genomics, conventional mutant libraries induced by chemical mutagens remain valuable for p...

    Authors: Takahiko Kubo, Yoshiyuki Yamagata, Hiroaki Matsusaka, Atsushi Toyoda, Yutaka Sato and Toshihiro Kumamaru
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:38
  34. Being one of the most important staple dietary constituents globally, genetic enhancement of cultivated rice for yield, agronomically important traits is of substantial importance. Even though the climatic fac...

    Authors: Palvi Malik, Mao Huang, Kumari Neelam, Dharminder Bhatia, Ramanjeet Kaur, Bharat Yadav, Jasdeep Singh, Clay Sneller and Kuldeep Singh
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:37
  35. DNA methylation is a conserved epigenetic modification which is vital for regulating gene expression and maintaining genome stability in both mammals and plants. Homozygous mutation of rice methyltransferase 1 (m...

    Authors: Shuo Liu, Yu Bao, Hui Deng, Guanqing Liu, Yangshuo Han, Yuechao Wu, Tao Zhang and Chen Chen
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:35
  36. Although type 2C protein phosphatases (PP2Cs) have been demonstrated to play important roles in regulating plant development and various stress responses, their specific roles in rice abiotic stress tolerance ...

    Authors: Qing Liu, Jierong Ding, Wenjie Huang, Hang Yu, Shaowen Wu, Wenyan Li, Xingxue Mao, Wenfeng Chen, Junlian Xing, Chen Li and Shijuan Yan
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:34
  37. Heat stress during gametogenesis leads to spikelet sterility. To ascertain the role of female reproductive organ (pistil), two rice genotypes N22 and IR64 with contrasting heat stress responses were exposed to...

    Authors: Wanju Shi, Juan Yang, Ritesh Kumar, Xinzheng Zhang, Somayanda M. Impa, Gui Xiao and S. V. Krishna Jagadish
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:32
  38. Sheath blight (ShB) disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, is one of the most economically damaging rice (Oryza sativa L.) diseases worldwide. There are no known major resistance genes, leaving only partial r...

    Authors: Danting Li, Fantao Zhang, Shannon R. M. Pinson, Jeremy D. Edwards, Aaron K. Jackson, Xiuzhong Xia and Georgia C. Eizenga
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:31
  39. High-throughput next-generation sequencing technologies offer a powerful approach to characterizing the transcriptomes of plants. Long read sequencing has been shown to support the discovery of novel isoforms ...

    Authors: Sharmin Hasan, Lichun Huang, Qiaoquan Liu, Virginie Perlo, Angela O’Keeffe, Gabriel Rodrigues Alves Margarido, Agnelo Furtado and Robert J. Henry
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:29
  40. Resistant starch (RS) is beneficial for human health. Loss of starch branching enzyme IIb (BEIIb) increases the proportion of amylopectin long chains, which greatly elevates the RS content. Although high RS co...

    Authors: Satoko Miura, Maiko Narita, Naoko Crofts, Yuki Itoh, Yuko Hosaka, Naoko F. Oitome, Misato Abe, Rika Takahashi and Naoko Fujita
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:28
  41. Plant height, as one of the important agronomic traits of rice, is closely related to yield. In recent years, plant height-related genes have been characterized and identified, among which the DWARF3 (D3) gene is...

    Authors: Juan Zhao, Xing Liu, Mei Wang, Lingjuan Xie, Zhengxin Wu, Jiuming Yu, Yuchen Wang, Zhiqiao Zhang, Yufang Jia and Qingpo Liu
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:27
  42. Plant height is a key factor in the determination of rice yield since excessive height can easily cause lodging and reduce yield. Therefore, the identification and analysis of plant height-related genes to elu...

    Authors: Wei Xin, HuaLong Liu, Luomiao Yang, Tianze Ma, Jingguo Wang, Hongliang Zheng, Wenxing Liu and Detang Zou
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:26
  43. Most agronomic traits of rice (Oryza sativa), such as grain length, are complex traits controlled by multiple genes. Chromosome segment substitution lines (CSSLs) are ideal materials for dissecting these complex ...

    Authors: Juan Li, Hongxia Yang, Guangyi Xu, Keli Deng, Jinjin Yu, Siqian Xiang, Kai Zhou, Qiuli Zhang, Ruxiang Li, Miaomiao Li, Yinghua Ling, Zhenglin Yang, Guanghua He and Fangming Zhao
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:25

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