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  1. Sheath rot is an emerging rice disease that causes severe yield losses worldwide. The main causal agents are the toxin producers Sarocladium oryzae and Pseudomonas fuscovaginae. The fungus S. oryzae produces helv...

    Authors: K. J. Peeters, M. Ameye, K. Demeestere, K. Audenaert and M. Höfte

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:78

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  2. Long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) have emerged as important regulators in many physiological processes in plant. By high-throughput RNA-sequencing, many pathogen-associated LncRNAs were mapped in various plants, ...

    Authors: Lan-Lan Wang, Jing-Jing Jin, Li-Hua Li and Shao-Hong Qu

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:77

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  3. Heterotrimeric GTP binding proteins (G proteins) and cytokinin play important roles in regulating plant growth and development. However, little is known about the mechanism by which they coordinate the regulat...

    Authors: Yajun Tao, Jun Miao, Jun Wang, Wenqi Li, Yang Xu, Fangquan Wang, Yanjie Jiang, Zhihui Chen, Fangjun Fan, Mengbin Xu, Yong Zhou, Guohua Liang and Jie Yang

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:76

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  4. Acyl-coenzyme A (CoA) esters are important intermediates in lipid metabolism with regulatory properties. Acyl-CoA-binding proteins bind and transport acyl-CoAs to fulfill these functions. RICE ACYL-COA-BINDING...

    Authors: Wei Meng, Lijian Xu, Zhi-Yan Du, Fang Wang, Rui Zhang, Xingshun Song, Sin Man Lam, Guanghou Shui, Yuhua Li and Mee-Len Chye

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:75

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  5. Direct seeding is an efficient cultivation technique in rice. However, poor low temperature germinability (LTG) of modern rice cultivars limits its application. Identifying the genes associated with LTG and pe...

    Authors: Tifeng Yang, Lian Zhou, Junliang Zhao, Jingfang Dong, Qing Liu, Hua Fu, Xingxue Mao, Wu Yang, Yamei Ma, Luo Chen, Jian Wang, Song Bai, Shaohong Zhang and Bin Liu

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:74

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  6. Grain shape is a critical agronomic trait affecting grain yield and quality. Exploration and functional characterization of grain shape-related genes will facilitate rice breeding for higher quality and yield.

    Authors: Penghui Li, Hui Li, Zhijian Liu, Yong Zhuang, Ming Wei, Yuanyang Gu, Yangxuan Liu, Xiuqiang Sun, Yuying Tang, Lu Yue, Longxiang Lu, Dagang Luo, Weizao Huang, Shengbin Tu and Songhu Wang

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:73

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  7. The crop microbial communities are shaped by interactions between the host, microbes and the environment, however, their relative contribution is beginning to be understood. Here, we explore these interactions...

    Authors: Veronica Roman-Reyna, Dale Pinili, Frances N. Borja, Ian L. Quibod, Simon C. Groen, Nickolai Alexandrov, Ramil Mauleon and Ricardo Oliva

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:72

    Content type: Short communication

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  8. Rice blast, caused by the fungus Pyricularia oryzae, represents the most damaging fungal disease of rice worldwide. Utilization of rice resistant cultivars represents a practical way to control the disease. Most ...

    Authors: Andrea Volante, Alessandro Tondelli, Francesca Desiderio, Pamela Abbruscato, Barbara Menin, Chiara Biselli, Laura Casella, Namrata Singh, Susan R. McCouch, Didier Tharreau, Elisa Zampieri, Luigi Cattivelli and Giampiero Valè

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:71

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  9. The initiation of flowering transition in rice (Oryza sativa) is a complex process regulated by genes and environment. In particular, drought can interfere with flowering; therefore, many plants hasten this proce...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Yuyang Lu, Ziyu Guo, Yanfeng Ding and Chengqiang Ding

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:70

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  10. African rice, Oryza glaberrima, is an invaluable resource for rice cultivation and for the improvement of biotic and abiotic resistance properties. Since its domestication in the inner Niger delta ca. 2500 years ...

    Authors: Philippe Cubry, Hélène Pidon, Kim Nhung Ta, Christine Tranchant-Dubreuil, Anne-Céline Thuillet, Maria Holzinger, Hélène Adam, Honoré Kam, Harold Chrestin, Alain Ghesquière, Olivier François, François Sabot, Yves Vigouroux, Laurence Albar and Stefan Jouannic

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:66

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  11. Direct-seeded rice (DSR) is a potential technology for sustainable rice farming as it saves water and labor. However, higher incidence of weed under DSR limits productivity. Therefore, there is a need to devel...

    Authors: Nitasha Grover, Aruna Kumar, Ashutosh Kumar Yadav, S. Gopala Krishnan, Ranjith Kumar Ellur, Prolay Kumar Bhowmick, K. K. Vinod, Haritha Bollinedi, M. Nagarajan, C. Viswanathan, Amitha Mithra V. Sevanthi, Nagendra Kumar Singh, Trilochan Mohapatra and Ashok Kumar Singh

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:68

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  12. The root system plays a major role in plant growth and development and root system architecture is reported to be the main trait related to plant adaptation to drought. However, phenotyping root systems in sit...

    Authors: Paulo Henrique Ramos Guimarães, Isabela Pereira de Lima, Adriano Pereira de Castro, Anna Cristina Lanna, Patrícia Guimarães Santos Melo and Marcel de Raïssac

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:67

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  13. Bakanae is a seedborne disease caused by Fusarium fujikuroi. Rice seedlings emerging from infected seeds can show diverse symptoms such as elongated and slender stem and leaves, pale coloring, a large leaf angle,...

    Authors: An-Po Cheng, Szu-Yu Chen, Ming-Hsin Lai, Dong-Hong Wu, Shih-Shun Lin, Chieh-Yi Chen and Chia-Lin Chung

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:65

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  14. Grain size is one of the key agronomic traits that impact grain yield. Several regulatory pathways had been reported to participate in grain size determination via cell expansion or proliferation in rice. Howe...

    Authors: Qiang Ge, Yongyan Tang, Wei Luo, Jingyu Zhang, Kang Chong and Yunyuan Xu

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:64

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  15. Grain size is an extremely important aspect of rice breeding, affecting both grain yield and quality traits. It is controlled by multiple genes and tracking these genes in breeding schemes should expedite sele...

    Authors: Lin Zhang, Bin Ma, Zhong Bian, Xiaoyuan Li, Changquan Zhang, Jiyun Liu, Qun Li, Qiaoquan Liu and Zuhua He

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:63

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  16. Rice is an important food source for humans worldwide. Because of its nutritional and agricultural significance, a number of studies addressed various aspects of rice grain development and grain filling. Never...

    Authors: Ting-Ying Wu, Marlen Müller, Wilhelm Gruissem and Navreet K. Bhullar

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:62

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  17. Global warming threatens rice growth and reduces yields. Proline plays important roles in plant abiotic stress tolerance. Previous research demonstrated that engineering proline metabolism-related genes can en...

    Authors: Mingxin Guo, Xiaotian Zhang, Jiajia Liu, Linlin Hou, Hanxiao Liu and Xusheng Zhao

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:61

    Content type: Short communication

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  18. Identification of traits strongly associated with high yield can help future gene engineering towards improvements of productivity. Here we systematically determine the major architectural and physiological fe...

    Authors: Shuoqi Chang, Tiangen Chang, Qingfeng Song, Jun Wu, Yi Luo, Xiaolong Chen, Xin-Guang Zhu and Qiyun Deng

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:60

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  19. Rice rooting ability is a complex agronomical trait that displays heterosis and plays an important role in rice growth and production. Only a few quantitative trait loci (QTLs) have been identified by bi-paren...

    Authors: Xin Xu, Junhua Ye, Yingying Yang, Mengchen Zhang, Qun Xu, Yue Feng, Xiaoping Yuan, Hanyong Yu, Yiping Wang, Yaolong Yang and Xinghua Wei

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:59

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  20. Stomata in rice control a number of physiological processes by regulating gas and water exchange between the atmosphere and plant tissues. The impact of the structural diversity of these micropores on its cond...

    Authors: Jolly Chatterjee, Vivek Thakur, Robert Nepomuceno, Robert A. Coe, Jacqueline Dionora, Abigail Elmido-Mabilangan, Abraham Darius Llave, Anna Mae Delos Reyes, Apollo Neil Monroy, Irma Canicosa, Anindya Bandyopadhyay, Kshirod K. Jena, Darshan S. Brar and William Paul Quick

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:58

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  21. Developing chilling tolerant accessions of domesticated Asian rice is a potential source of significant crop improvement. The uniquely chilling sensitive nature of the tropically originating Oryza sativa make it ...

    Authors: Naoki Shimoyama, Melineeh Johnson, André Beaumont and Michael Schläppi

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:57

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  22. Ustilaginoidea virens has become one of the most devastating rice pathogens in China, as well as other rice-growing areas. Autophagy is an important process in normal cell differentiation and development among va...

    Authors: Shuai Meng, Meng Xiong, Jane Sadhna Jagernath, Congcong Wang, Jiehua Qiu, Huanbin Shi and Yanjun Kou

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:56

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  23. Salt stress is one of the main abiotic stresses that limits rice production worldwide. Rice salt tolerance at the bud burst stage directly affects the seedling survival rate and the final yield in the direct s...

    Authors: Lei Lei, Hongliang Zheng, Yanli Bi, Luomiao Yang, Hualong Liu, Jingguo Wang, Jian Sun, Hongwei Zhao, Xianwei Li, Jiaming Li, Yongcai Lai and Detang Zou

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:55

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  24. The chloroplast signal recognition particle 54 (cpSRP54) is known for targeting the light-harvesting complex proteins to thylakoids and plays a critical role for chloroplast development in Arabidopsis, but lit...

    Authors: Yongfeng Shi, Yan He, Xiangguang Lv, Yanlin Wei, Xiaobo Zhang, Xia Xu, Liangjian Li and Jian-li Wu

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:54

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  25. Reproductive-stage drought stress is a major impediment to rice production in rainfed areas. Conventional and marker-assisted breeding strategies for developing drought-tolerant rice varieties are being optimi...

    Authors: Aditi Bhandari, Nitika Sandhu, Jérôme Bartholome, Tuong-Vi Cao-Hamadoun, Nourollah Ahmadi, Nilima Kumari and Arvind Kumar

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:53

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  26. Seed dormancy, a quality characteristic that plays a role in seed germination, seedling establishment and grain yield, is affected by multiple genes and environmental factors. The genetic and molecular mechani...

    Authors: Chaopu Zhang, Zhiyang Yuan, Yuntong Wang, Wenqiang Sun, Xinxin Tang, Yongjian Sun and Sibin Yu

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:52

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  27. High soil salinity can cause significant losses in rice productivity worldwide, mainly because salt inhibits plant growth and reduces grain yield. To cope with environmental changes, plants have evolved severa...

    Authors: Yinxiao Wang, Juan Wang, Xiuqin Zhao, Sheng Yang, Liyu Huang, Fengping Du, Zhikang Li, Xiangqiang Zhao, Binying Fu and Wensheng Wang

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:50

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  28. Chloroplasts are essential for photosynthesis and play key roles in plant development. High temperature affects structure of chloroplasts and metabolism in plants. The seryl-tRNA synthetase plays an important ...

    Authors: Guonan Fang, Shenglong Yang, Banpu Ruan, Chaolei Liu, Anpeng Zhang, Hongzhen Jiang, Shilin Ding, Biao Tian, Yu Zhang, Noushin Jahan, Li Zhu, Guangheng Zhang, Guojun Dong, Qiang Zhang, Dali Zeng, Longbiao Guo…

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:49

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  29. Salinity-alkalinity stress is one of the major factors limiting rice production. Damage caused by alkaline salt stress is more severe than that caused by neutral salt stress. Alkali tolerance at the bud stage ...

    Authors: Xianwei Li, Hongliang Zheng, Wenshen Wu, Hualong Liu, Jingguo Wang, Yan Jia, Jiaming Li, Luomiao Yang, Lei Lei, Detang Zou and Hongwei Zhao

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:48

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  30. Aroma is an important grain quality trait in rice, controlled by mutations within the BADH2 gene. The trait is simply inherited, and its importance in variety development makes it a practical target for marker-as...

    Authors: Christopher K. Addison, Brijesh Angira, Manoch Kongchum, Dustin L. Harrell, Niranjan Baisakh, Steven D. Linscombe and Adam N. Famoso

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:47

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  31. Rice amylose content and amylopectin structure corporately determine rice eating and cooking qualities (ECQs). Soluble starch synthase (SS) IV-2 is a member of the soluble starch synthesis gene family but with un...

    Authors: Liang Xu, Hui You, Ouling Zhang and Xunchao Xiang

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:46

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  32. The plant chloroplast is essential for photosynthesis and other cellular processes, but an understanding of the biological mechanisms of plant chloroplast development are incomplete.

    Authors: Xingjie Zhu, Changling Mou, Fulin Zhang, Yunshuai Huang, Chunyan Yang, Jingli Ji, Xi Liu, Penghui Cao, Thanhliem Nguyen, Jie Lan, Chunlei Zhou, Shijia Liu, Ling Jiang and Jianmin Wan

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:45

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  33. Rice (Oryza sativa. L) has been intensively studied to ensure a stable global supply of this commodity in the face of rapid global climate change. A critical factor that decreases crop yield is drought, which has...

    Authors: Seok-Won Jang, Myeong-Hyun Yoou, Woo-Jong Hong, Yeon-Ju Kim, Eun-Jin Lee and Ki-Hong Jung

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:44

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  34. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important crops cultivated in both tropical and temperate regions. However, it has a high sensitivity to cold stress and chilling stress limits its nitrogen uptake and me...

    Authors: Yan Jia, Hualong Liu, Zhaojun Qu, Jin Wang, Xinpeng Wang, Zhuoqian Wang, Liang Yang, Dong Zhang, Detang Zou and Hongwei Zhao

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:43

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  35. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi form symbiotic associations with roots in most land plants. AM symbiosis provides benefits to host plants by improving nutrition and fitness. AM symbiosis has also been associ...

    Authors: Sonia Campo, Héctor Martín-Cardoso, Marta Olivé, Eva Pla, Mar Catala-Forner, Maite Martínez-Eixarch and Blanca San Segundo

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:42

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  36. The cell wall and chloroplast are two fundamental structures determining plant mechanical strength and grain yield. Therefore, understanding mechanisms that improve plants’ ability to develop a robust cell wal...

    Authors: Sitong Liu, Yijun Tang, Nan Ruan, Zhengjun Dang, Yuwei Huang, Wei Miao, Zhengjin Xu and Fengcheng Li

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:41

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  37. Grain size affects not only rice yield but is also an important element in quality of appearance. However, the mechanism for inheritance of grain size is unclear.

    Authors: Ting Zhang, Shiming Wang, Shuangfei Sun, Yi Zhang, Juan Li, Jing You, Tian Su, Wenbo Chen, Yinghua Ling, Guanghua He and Fangming Zhao

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:40

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  38. ALK is the key gene controlling rice gelatinization temperature (GT), which is closely associated with the eating and cooking quality (ECQ) in rice (Oryza sativa L.). To date, at least three ALK alleles are thoug...

    Authors: Zhuanzhuan Chen, Yan Lu, Linhao Feng, Weizhuo Hao, Chuang Li, Yong Yang, Xiaolei Fan, Qianfeng Li, Changquan Zhang and Qiaoquan Liu

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:39

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  39. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play essential roles in rice immunity against Magnaporthe oryzae, the causative agent of rice blast disease. Here we demonstrate that Osa-miR162a fine-tunes rice immunity against M. oryzae and ...

    Authors: Xu-Pu Li, Xiao-Chun Ma, He Wang, Yong Zhu, Xin-Xian Liu, Ting-Ting Li, Ya-Ping Zheng, Ji-Qun Zhao, Ji-Wei Zhang, Yan-Yan Huang, Mei Pu, Hui Feng, Jing Fan, Yan Li and Wen-Ming Wang

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:38

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  40. Stigma exsertion rate (SER) is a key determinant for the outcrossing ability of male sterility lines (MSLs) in hybrid rice seed production. In the process of domestication, the outcrossing ability of cultivate...

    Authors: Quanya Tan, Tuo Zou, Mingmin Zheng, Yuerong Ni, Xin Luan, Xiaohui Li, Weifeng Yang, Zifeng Yang, Haitao Zhu, Ruizhen Zeng, Guifu Liu, Shaokui Wang, Xuelin Fu and Guiquan Zhang

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:37

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  41. The utilization of heterosis has resulted in significant breakthroughs in rice breeding. However, the development of hybrid japonica has been slow in comparison with that of hybrid indica. The present review expl...

    Authors: Wenjing Zheng, Zuobin Ma, Mingzhu Zhao, Minggang Xiao, Jiaming Zhao, Changhua Wang, Hong Gao, Yuanjun Bai, Hui Wang and Guomin Sui

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:36

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  42. Lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation (Khib), a newly identified post-translational modification, is known to regulate transcriptional activity in animals. However, extensive studies of the lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyry...

    Authors: Chao Xue, Zhongying Qiao, Xu Chen, Penghui Cao, Kai Liu, Shuai Liu, Lu Ye and Zhiyun Gong

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:34

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  43. Genetic transformation is one of the most important technologies for revealing or modulating gene function. It is used widely in both functional genomics and molecular breeding of rice. Demands on its use in w...

    Authors: Sae Shimizu-Sato, Katsutoshi Tsuda, Misuzu Nosaka-Takahashi, Toshiya Suzuki, Seijiro Ono, Kim Nhung Ta, Yuri Yoshida, Ken-Ichi Nonomura and Yutaka Sato

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:33

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  44. Neo-tetraploid rice (NTR) is a new tetraploid rice germplasm that developed from the crossing and directional selection of different autotetraploid rice lines, which showed high fertility and promising yield p...

    Authors: Hang Yu, Muhammad Qasim Shahid, Qihang Li, Yudi Li, Cong Li, Zijun Lu, Jinwen Wu, Zemin Zhang and Xiangdong Liu

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:32

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  45. Light provides the energy for photosynthesis and determines plant morphogenesis and development. Low light compromises photosynthetic efficiency and leads to crop yield loss. It remains unknown how rice respon...

    Authors: Yangxuan Liu, Ting Pan, Yuying Tang, Yong Zhuang, Zhijian Liu, Penghui Li, Hui Li, Weizao Huang, Shengbin Tu, Guangjun Ren, Tao Wang and Songhu Wang

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:30

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  46. Unfavorable climatic changes have led to an increased threat of several biotic and abiotic stresses over the past few years. Looking at the massive damage caused by these stresses, we undertook a study to deve...

    Authors: Shilpi Dixit, Uma Maheshwar Singh, Arun Kumar Singh, Shamshad Alam, Challa Venkateshwarlu, Vishnu Varthini Nachimuthu, Shailesh Yadav, Ragavendran Abbai, Ramchander Selvaraj, M. Nagamallika Devi, Perumalla Janaki Ramayya, Jyothi Badri, T. Ram, Jhansi Lakshmi, G. Lakshmidevi, Jai Vidhya LRK…

    Citation: Rice 2020 13:29

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