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  1. Short communication

    Root cone angle is enlarged in docs1 LRR-RLK mutants in rice

    The DEFECTIVE IN OUTER CELL LAYER SPECIFICATION 1 (DOCS1) gene belongs to the Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase (LRR-RLK) subfamily. It has been discovered few years ago in Oryza sativa (rice) in a screen ...

    M. Bettembourg, M. Dal-Soglio, C. Bureau, A. Vernet, A. Dardoux, M. Portefaix, M. Bes, D. Meynard, D. Mieulet, B. Cayrol, C. Perin, B. Courtois, J. F. Ma and A. Dievart

    Rice 2017 10:50

    Published on: 15 December 2017

  2. Original article

    Pervasive interactions of Sa and Sb loci cause high pollen sterility and abrupt changes in gene expression during meiosis that could be overcome by double neutral genes in autotetraploid rice

    Intersubspecific autotetraploid rice hybrids possess high hybrid vigor; however, low pollen fertility is a critical hindrance in its commercial utilization. Our previous study demonstrated that polyploidy coul...

    Jinwen Wu, Lin Chen, Muhammad Qasim Shahid, Minyi Chen, Qinglei Dong, Jirui Li, Xiaosong Xu and Xiangdong Liu

    Rice 2017 10:49

    Published on: 2 December 2017

  3. Original article

    Delineation of Inheritance Pattern of Aleurone Layer Colour Through Chemical Tests in Rice

    Rice aleurone layer develops different colours with various chemical tests that may help to develop some rapid tests for identification/grouping of rice varieties. Understanding the colour inheritance pattern ...

    Chandu Singh, Sripathy K.V., Jeevan Kumar S.P., Bhojaraja Naik K., Govind Pal, Udaya Bhaskar K., Ramesh K.V. and Somasundaram G.

    Rice 2017 10:48

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  4. Original article

    Mapping QTLs using a novel source of salinity tolerance from Hasawi and their interaction with environments in rice

    Salinity is one of the most severe and widespread abiotic stresses that affect rice production. The identification of major-effect quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for traits related to salinity tolerance and un...

    M. Akhlasur Rahman, Isaac Kofi Bimpong, J. B. Bizimana, Evangeline D. Pascual, Marydee Arceta, B. P. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Faty Diaw, M. Sazzadur Rahman and R. K. Singh

    Rice 2017 10:47

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  5. Original article

    The Race Structure of the Rice Blast Pathogen Across Southern and Northeastern China

    Rice blast, caused by the ascomycete Magnaporthe oryzae (Mo), imposes a major constraint on rice productivity. Managing the disease through the deployment of host resistance requires a close understanding of race...

    Yaling Zhang, Qiongle Zhu, Yongxiang Yao, Zhenghong Zhao, James C. Correll, Ling Wang and Qinghua Pan

    Rice 2017 10:46

    Published on: 5 October 2017

  6. Original article

    Genome-wide association mapping for root cone angle in rice

    Plant root systems play a major role in anchoring and in water and nutrient uptake from the soil. The root cone angle is an important parameter of the root system architecture because, combined with root depth...

    Mathilde Bettembourg, Audrey Dardou, Alain Audebert, Emilie Thomas, Julien Frouin, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Nourollah Ahmadi, Christophe Perin, Anne Dievart and Brigitte Courtois

    Rice 2017 10:45

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  7. Original article

    Identification and validation of a novel major QTL for harvest index in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

    Harvest index (HI) in rice is defined as the ratio of grain yield (GY) to biomass (BM). Although it has been demonstrated that HI is significantly related to yield and is considered as one of the most importan...

    Shaohong Zhang, Xiuying He, Junliang Zhao, Yongsheng Cheng, Zhimei Xie, Yuehan Chen, Tifeng Yang, Jingfang Dong, Xiaofei Wang, Qing Liu, Wei Liu, Xingxue Mao, Hua Fu, Zhaoming Chen, Yaoping Liao and Bin Liu

    Rice 2017 10:44

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  8. Short communication

    Higher yields of hybrid rice do not depend on nitrogen fertilization under moderate to high soil fertility conditions

    Increasing rice yield with fewer external inputs is critical to ensuring food security, reducing environmental costs, and improving returns. Use of hybrid rice has expanded greatly in China due to its higher y...

    Min Huang, Peng Jiang, Shuanglü Shan, Wei Gao, Guohui Ma, Yingbin Zou, Norman Uphoff and Longping Yuan

    Rice 2017 10:43

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  9. Original article

    Identification and fine mapping of a new gene, BPH31 conferring resistance to brown planthopper biotype 4 of India to improve rice, Oryza sativa L

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the staple food for more than 3.5 billion people, mainly in Asia. Brown planthopper (BPH) is one of the most destructive insect pests of rice that limits rice production. Host-plant resi...

    G. D. Prahalada, N. Shivakumar, H. C. Lohithaswa, D. K. Sidde Gowda, G. Ramkumar, Sung-Ryul Kim, C. Ramachandra, Shailaja Hittalmani, Trilochan Mohapatra and Kshirod K. Jena

    Rice 2017 10:41

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  10. Original article

    Physiological and molecular responses of seedlings of an upland rice (‘Tung Lu 3’) to total submergence compared to those of a submergence-tolerant lowland rice (‘FR13A’)

    Understanding the responses of rice to environmental stresses such as unscheduled submergence is of pressing important owing to increasing severity of weather thought to arise from global climate change. When ...

    Si-Yu Yang, Yu-Sian Wu, Chung-Tse Chen, Ming-Hsin Lai, Hsing-Mu Yen and Chin-Ying Yang

    Rice 2017 10:42

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  11. Original article

    Large-scale deployment of a rice 6 K SNP array for genetics and breeding applications

    Fixed arrays of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers have advantages over reduced representation sequencing in their ease of data analysis, consistently higher call rates, and rapid turnaround times. A...

    Michael J. Thomson, Namrata Singh, Maria S. Dwiyanti, Diane R. Wang, Mark H. Wright, Francisco Agosto Perez, Genevieve DeClerck, Joong Hyoun Chin, Geraldine A. Malitic-Layaoen, Venice Margarette Juanillas, Christine J. Dilla-Ermita, Ramil Mauleon, Tobias Kretzschmar and Susan R. McCouch

    Rice 2017 10:40

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  12. Original article

    Identification of resistant germplasm containing novel resistance genes at or tightly linked to the Pi2/9 locus conferring broad-spectrum resistance against rice blast

    The rice Pi2/9 locus harbors multiple resistance (R) genes each controlling broad-spectrum resistance against diverse isolates of Magnaporthe oryzae, a fungal pathogen causing devastating blast disease to rice. I...

    Gui Xiao, Frances Nikki Borja, Ramil Mauleon, Jonas Padilla, Mary Jeanie Telebanco-Yanoria, Jianxia Yang, Guodong Lu, Maribel Dionisio-Sese and Bo Zhou

    Rice 2017 10:37

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  13. Original article

    Panicle blast 1 (Pb1) resistance is dependent on at least four QTLs in the rice genome

    Rice blast is the most serious disease afflicting rice and there is an urgent need for the use of disease resistance (R) genes in blast tolerance breeding programs. Pb1 is classified as a quantitative resistance ...

    Haruhiko Inoue, Mitsuru Nakamura, Tatsumi Mizubayashi, Akira Takahashi, Shoji Sugano, Shuuichi Fukuoka and Nagao Hayashi

    Rice 2017 10:36

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  14. Original article

    GNS4, a novel allele of DWARF11, regulates grain number and grain size in a high-yield rice variety

    Rice plays an extremely important role in food safety because it feeds more than half of the world’s population. Rice grain yield depends on biomass and the harvest index. An important strategy to break throug...

    Yong Zhou, Yajun Tao, Jinyan Zhu, Jun Miao, Jun Liu, Yanhua Liu, Chuandeng Yi, Zefeng Yang, Zhiyun Gong and Guohua Liang

    Rice 2017 10:34

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  15. Original article

    Sugary Endosperm is Modulated by Starch Branching Enzyme IIa in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

    Starch biosynthesis is one of the most important pathways that determine both grain quality and yield in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Sugary endosperm, sugary-1 (sug-1), is a mutant trait for starch biosynthesis. Rice...

    Yunjoo Lee, Min-Seon Choi, Gileung Lee, Su Jang, Mi-Ra Yoon, Backki Kim, Rihua Piao, Mi-Ok Woo, Joong Hyoun Chin and Hee-Jong Koh

    Rice 2017 10:33

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  16. Original article

    Updating the elite rice variety Kongyu 131 by improving the Gn1a locus

    Kongyu 131 is an elite japonica rice variety of Heilongjiang Province, China. It has the characteristics of early maturity, superior quality, high yield, cold tolerance and wide adaptability. However, there is po...

    Xiaomin Feng, Chen Wang, Jianzong Nan, Xiaohui Zhang, Rongsheng Wang, Guoqiang Jiang, Qingbo Yuan and Shaoyang Lin

    Rice 2017 10:35

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  17. Original article

    Comparative Expression Analysis of Rice and Arabidopsis Peroxiredoxin Genes Suggests Conserved or Diversified Roles Between the Two Species and Leads to the Identification of Tandemly Duplicated Rice Peroxiredoxin Genes Differentially Expressed in Seeds

    Peroxiredoxins (PRXs) have recently been identified as plant antioxidants. Completion of various genome sequencing projects has provided genome-wide information about PRX genes in major plant species. Two of t...

    Yun-Shil Gho, Sun-A Park, Sung-Ruyl Kim, Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Gynheung An and Ki-Hong Jung

    Rice 2017 10:30

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  18. Original article

    Identification of bakanae disease resistance loci in japonica rice through genome wide association study

    Bakanae disease, caused by seed-borne Fusarium species, mainly F. fujikuroi, is a rice disease whose importance is considerably increasing in several rice growing countries, leading to...

    Andrea Volante, Alessandro Tondelli, Maria Aragona, Maria Teresa Valente, Chiara Biselli, Francesca Desiderio, Paolo Bagnaresi, Slavica Matic, Maria Lodovica Gullino, Alessandro Infantino, Davide Spadaro and Giampiero Valè

    Rice 2017 10:29

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  19. Original article

    High Resolution Mapping of QTLs for Heat Tolerance in Rice Using a 5K SNP Array

    Heat stress is one of the major abiotic threats to rice production, next to drought and salinity stress. Incidence of heat stress at reproductive phase of the crop results in abnormal pollination leading to fl...

    Shanmugavadivel PS, Amitha Mithra SV, Chandra Prakash, Ramkumar MK, Ratan Tiwari, Trilochan Mohapatra and Nagendra Kumar Singh

    Rice 2017 10:28

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  20. Original article

    Overexpression of Rice Auxilin-Like Protein, XB21, Induces Necrotic Lesions, up-Regulates Endocytosis-Related Genes, and Confers Enhanced Resistance to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae

    The rice immune receptor XA21 confers resistance to the bacterial pathogen, Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo). To elucidate the mechanism of XA21-mediated immunity, we previously performed a yeast two-hybrid sc...

    Chang-Jin Park, Tong Wei, Rita Sharma and Pamela C. Ronald

    Rice 2017 10:27

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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