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  1. Original article

    Heat stress induces spikelet sterility in rice at anthesis through inhibition of pollen tube elongation interfering with auxin homeostasis in pollinated pistils

    Pollen tube elongation in the pistil is a key step for pollination success in plants, and auxins play an important role in this process. However, the function of auxins in pollen tube elongation in the pistil ...

    Caixia Zhang, Guangyan Li, Tingting Chen, Baohua Feng, Weimeng Fu, Jinxiang Yan, Mohammad Rezaul Islam, Qianyu Jin, Longxing Tao and Guanfu Fu

    Rice 2018 11:14

    Published on: 12 March 2018

  2. Original article

    QTL mapping and candidate gene analysis of peduncle vascular bundle related traits in rice by genome-wide association study

    The vascular bundle especially in the peduncle is one of crucial limiting factors of rice yield, and it determines how plants efficiently transport photosynthetic products, mineral nutrients and water from lea...

    Laiyuan Zhai, Tianqing Zheng, Xinyu Wang, Yun Wang, Kai Chen, Shu Wang, Yun Wang, Jianlong Xu and Zhikang Li

    Rice 2018 11:13

    Published on: 6 March 2018

  3. Original article

    Exploring traditional aus-type rice for metabolites conferring drought tolerance

    Traditional varieties and landraces belonging to the aus-type group of rice (Oryza sativa L.) are known to be highly tolerant to environmental stresses, such as drought and heat, and are therefore recognized as a...

    Alberto Casartelli, David Riewe, Hans Michael Hubberten, Thomas Altmann, Rainer Hoefgen and Sigrid Heuer

    Rice 2018 11:9

    Published on: 25 January 2018

  4. Original article

    Effect of qGN4.1 QTL for Grain Number per Panicle in Genetic Backgrounds of Twelve Different Mega Varieties of Rice

    Rice is a major source of food, particularly for the growing Asian population; hence, the utilization of genes for enhancing its yield potential is important for ensuring food security. Earlier, we have mapped...

    Vijay Kumar Singh, Ranjith Kumar Ellur, Ashok Kumar Singh, M. Nagarajan, Brahma Deo Singh and Nagendra Kumar Singh

    Rice 2018 11:8

    Published on: 22 January 2018

  5. Original article

    Genetic Evidence for the Role of a Rice Vacuolar Invertase as a Molecular Sink Strength Determinant

    Rice is a major crop feeding the majority of the global population, and increasing its sink strength is one of the modes to alleviate the declining availability of food for the rapidly growing world population...

    Shamitha Rao Morey, Tatsuro Hirose, Yoichi Hashida, Akio Miyao, Hirohiko Hirochika, Ryu Ohsugi, Junko Yamagishi and Naohiro Aoki

    Rice 2018 11:6

    Published on: 17 January 2018

  6. Original article

    Rice WRKY11 Plays a Role in Pathogen Defense and Drought Tolerance

    Plants are frequently subjected to abiotic and biotic stresses, and WRKY proteins play a pivotal role in the response to such stress. OsWRKY11 is induced by pathogens, drought, and heat, suggesting a function in ...

    Heyoung Lee, Jooyoung Cha, Changhyun Choi, Naeyoung Choi, Hyun-So Ji, Sang Ryeol Park, Seungbum Lee and Duk-Ju Hwang

    Rice 2018 11:5

    Published on: 12 January 2018

  7. Original article

    Molecular mapping of qBK1 WD , a major QTL for bakanae disease resistance in rice

    Bakanae or foot rot disease is a prominent disease of rice caused by Gibberella fujikuroi. This disease may infect rice plants from the pre-emergence stage to the mature stage. In recent years, raising rice seedl...

    Sais-Beul Lee, Yeon-Jae Hur, Jun-Hyeon Cho, Jong-Hee Lee, Tae-Heon Kim, Soo-Min Cho, You-Chun Song, Young-Su Seo, Jungkwan Lee, Tae-sung Kim, Yong-Jin Park, Myung-Kyu Oh and Dong-Soo Park

    Rice 2018 11:3

    Published on: 10 January 2018

  8. Original article

    Allelic variants of OsSUB1A cause differential expression of transcription factor genes in response to submergence in rice

    Flooding during seasonal monsoons affects millions of hectares of rice-cultivated areas across Asia. Submerged rice plants die within a week due to lack of oxygen, light and excessive elongation growth to esca...

    Niharika Sharma, Trang Minh Dang, Namrata Singh, Slobodan Ruzicic, Bernd Mueller-Roeber, Ute Baumann and Sigrid Heuer

    Rice 2018 11:2

    Published on: 8 January 2018

  9. Original article

    The rice zebra3 (z3) mutation disrupts citrate distribution and produces transverse dark-green/green variegation in mature leaves

    Rice zebra mutants are leaf variegation mutants that exhibit transverse sectors of green/yellow or green/white in developing or mature leaves. In most cases, leaf variegation is caused by defects in chloroplast b...

    Suk-Hwan Kim, Choon-Tak Kwon, Giha Song, Hee-Jong Koh, Gynheung An and Nam-Chon Paek

    Rice 2018 11:1

    Published on: 5 January 2018

  10. Original article

    Marker assisted pyramiding of Bph6 and Bph9 into elite restorer line 93–11 and development of functional marker for Bph9

    The brown planthopper (BPH) has become the most destructive and a serious threat to the rice production in Asia. Breeding the resistant varieties with improved host resistance is the most effective and ecosyst...

    Yang Wang, Weihua Jiang, Hongmei Liu, Ya Zeng, Bo Du, Lili Zhu, Guangcun He and Rongzhi Chen

    Rice 2017 10:51

    Published on: 28 December 2017

  11. Original article

    OsLAP6/OsPKS1, an orthologue of Arabidopsis PKSA/LAP6, is critical for proper pollen exine formation

    Male fertility is crucial for rice yield, and the improvement of rice yield requires hybrid production that depends on male sterile lines. Although recent studies have revealed several important genes in male ...

    Ting Zou, Qiao Xiao, Wenjie Li, Tao Luo, Guoqiang Yuan, Zhiyuan He, Mingxing Liu, Qiao Li, Peizhou Xu, Jun Zhu, Yueyang Liang, Qiming Deng, Shiquan Wang, Aiping Zheng, Lingxia Wang, Ping Li…

    Rice 2017 10:53

    Published on: 28 December 2017

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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