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  1. Rice blast is a destructive disease caused by Magnaporthe oryzae, and it has a large impact on rice production worldwide. Compared with leaf blast resistance, our understanding of panicle blast resistance is limi...

    Authors: Takeaki Ishihara, Yuriko Hayano-Saito, Shinichi Oide, Kaworu Ebana, Nghia Tuan La, Keiko Hayashi, Taketo Ashizawa, Fumihiko Suzuki and Shinzo Koizumi

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:2

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  2. Apparent Amylose Content (AAC), regulated by the Waxy gene, represents the key determinant of rice cooking properties. In occidental countries high AAC rice represents the most requested market class but the avai...

    Authors: Chiara Biselli, Daniela Cavalluzzo, Rosaria Perrini, Alberto Gianinetti, Paolo Bagnaresi, Simona Urso, Gabriele Orasen, Francesca Desiderio, Elisabetta Lupotto, Luigi Cattivelli and Giampiero Valè

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:1

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  3. Producing rice flour of good quality by dry milling is necessary to reduce milling costs and promote the processed rice food industry. This study was conducted to evaluate the dry milling properties of Suweon ...

    Authors: Young-Jun Mo, Ji-Ung Jeung, Young-Seop Shin, Chul Soo Park, Kyung-Ho Kang and Bo-Kyeong Kim

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:37

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  4. Heat is one of the major factors that considerably limit rice production. Nagina 22 (N22) is a deep-rooted, drought and heat tolerant aus rice cultivar. This study reports the characterization of a previously ...

    Authors: Yugandhar Poli, Ramana Kumari Basava, Madhusmita Panigrahy, Vishnu Prasanth Vinukonda, Nageswara Rao Dokula, Sitapathi Rao Voleti, Subrahmanyam Desiraju and Sarla Neelamraju

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:36

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  5. Ultra violet radiation leads to accumulation of phytoalexins (PA) in rice (Oryza sativa) which are typically accumulated when the plants are infected with rice blast pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae. Although extensiv...

    Authors: Dhammaprakash Pandhari Wankhede, Kundan Kumar, Pallavi Singh and Alok Krishna Sinha

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:35

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  6. A number of QTL studies reported that one genomic region was associated with several traits, indicating linkage and/or pleiotropic effects. The question of pleiotropy versus tight linkage in these studies shou...

    Authors: Xiao Luo, Shi-Dong Ji, Ping-Rong Yuan, Hyun-Sook Lee, Dong-Min Kim, Sangshetty Balkunde, Ju-Won Kang and Sang-Nag Ahn

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:33

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  7. The mechanism of iron (Fe) uptake in plants has been extensively characterized, but little is known about how Fe transport to different subcellular compartments affects Fe localization in rice seed. Here, we d...

    Authors: Khurram Bashir, Ryuichi Takahashi, Shamim Akhtar, Yasuhiro Ishimaru, Hiromi Nakanishi and Naoko K Nishizawa

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:31

    Content type: Short report

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  8. Root system architecture is an important trait affecting the uptake of nutrients and water by crops. Shallower root systems preferentially take up nutrients from the topsoil and help avoid unfavorable environm...

    Authors: Eiko Hanzawa, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Shinsei Nagai, Mitsuhiro Obara, Yoshimichi Fukuta, Yusaku Uga, Akio Miyao, Hirohiko Hirochika, Atsushi Higashitani, Masahiko Maekawa and Tadashi Sato

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:30

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  9. Africa contains a huge diversity of both cultivated and wild rice species. The region has eight species representing six of the ten known genome types. Genetic resources of these species are conserved in vario...

    Authors: Peterson W Wambugu, Agnelo Furtado, Daniel LE Waters, Desterio O Nyamongo and Robert J Henry

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:29

    Content type: Review

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  10. Plants, as sessile organisms experience various abiotic stresses, which pose serious threat to crop production. Plants adapt to environmental stress by modulating their growth and development along with the va...

    Authors: Kundan Kumar, Manu Kumar, Seong-Ryong Kim, Hojin Ryu and Yong-Gu Cho

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:27

    Content type: Review

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  11. The perennial, Oryza rufipogon distributed from Asia to Australia and the annual O. meridionalis indigenous to Australia are AA genome species in the Oryza. However, recent research has demonstrated that the Aust...

    Authors: Masahiro Sotowa, Kenta Ootsuka, Yuu Kobayashi, Yin Hao, Katsunori Tanaka, Katsuyuki Ichitani, Jonathan M Flowers, Michael D Purugganan, Ikuo Nakamura, Yo-Ichiro Sato, Tadashi Sato, Darren Crayn, Bryan Simon, Daniel LE Waters, Robert J Henry and Ryuji Ishikawa

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:26

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  12. Flowering time, which is often associated with the length of the growth period in rice, determines the adaptability of a plant to various environments. However, little is known about how flowering-time genes a...

    Authors: Shikai Hu, Guojun Dong, Jie Xu, Yan Su, Zhenyuan Shi, Weijun Ye, Yuanyuan Li, Gengmi Li, Bin Zhang, Jiang Hu, Qian Qian, Dali Zeng and Longbiao Guo

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:24

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  13. Chilling stress is a major factor limiting rice production. Rice genotypes differ greatly in their seedling chilling tolerance (CT), which is known to involve differential expression of large numbers of genes ...

    Authors: Xiu-Qin Zhao, Wen-Sheng Wang, Fan Zhang, Ting Zhang, Wen Zhao, Bin-Ying Fu and Zhi-Kang Li

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:23

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  14. Cis-acting elements are essential genomic sequences that control gene expression. In higher eukaryotes, a series of cis-elements function cooperatively. However, further studies are required to examine the co-reg...

    Authors: Yusuke Kakei, Yuko Ogo, Reiko N Itai, Takanori Kobayashi, Takashi Yamakawa, Hiromi Nakanishi and Naoko K Nishizawa

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:22

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  15. With an increasing world population and a gradual decline in the amount of arable land, food security remains a global challenge. Continued increases in rice yield will be required to break through the barrier...

    Authors: Meijuan Duan, Zhizhong Sun, Liping Shu, Yanning Tan, Dong Yu, Xuewu Sun, Ruifen Liu, Yujie Li, Siyu Gong and Dingyang Yuan

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:21

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  16. Accumulation of genome-wide transcriptome data provides new insight on a genomic scale which cannot be gained by analyses of individual data. The majority of rice (O. sativa) species are japonica and indica culti...

    Authors: Ki-Hong Jung, Hyun-Jung Gho, Hoi-Khoanh Giong, Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Quynh-Nga Nguyen, HeeBak Choi, Tian Zhang, Wen Wang, Jin-Hyun Kim, Hong-Kyu Choi and Gynheung An

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:19

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  17. Bph3, a major brown planthopper (BPH) resistance locus derived from the rice cultivar Rathu Heenati (RH), has been used as a stable donor of traits that improve highly susceptible aromatic rice varieties in Thail...

    Authors: Wintai Kamolsukyunyong, Wissarut Sukhaket, Vinitchan Ruanjaichon, Theerayut Toojinda and Apichart Vanavichit

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:18

    Content type: Short report

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  18. The rice transcription factors IDEF1, IDEF2, and OsIRO2 have been identified as key regulators of the genes that control iron (Fe) uptake, including the biosynthesis of mugineic acid-family phytosiderophores (...

    Authors: Reiko Nakanishi Itai, Yuko Ogo, Takanori Kobayashi, Hiromi Nakanishi and Naoko K Nishizawa

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:16

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  19. Functional annotations of large plant genome projects mostly provide information on gene function and gene families based on the presence of protein domains and gene homology, but not necessarily in associatio...

    Authors: Palitha Dharmawardhana, Liya Ren, Vindhya Amarasinghe, Marcela Monaco, Jim Thomason, Dean Ravenscroft, Susan McCouch, Doreen Ware and Pankaj Jaiswal

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:15

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  20. Next-generation sequencing and ‘omics’ platforms are used extensively in plant biology research to unravel new genomes and study their interactions with abiotic and biotic agents in the growth environment. Des...

    Authors: Mamatha Hanumappa, Justin Preece, Justin Elser, Denise Nemeth, Gina Bono, Kenny Wu and Pankaj Jaiswal

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:14

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  21. Bacterial grain rot (BGR), caused by the bacterial pathogen Burkholderia glumae, is a destructive disease of rice. Because BGR tends to be highly affected by environmental conditions such as temperature and humid...

    Authors: Ritsuko Mizobuchi, Hiroyuki Sato, Shuichi Fukuoka, Takanari Tanabata, Seiya Tsushima, Tokio Imbe and Masahiro Yano

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:13

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  22. Phytic acid (InsP6) is considered as the major source of phosphorus and inositol phosphates in cereal grains. Reduction of phytic acid level in cereal grains is desirable in view of its antinutrient properties to...

    Authors: Nusrat Ali, Soumitra Paul, Dipak Gayen, Sailendra Nath Sarkar, Swapan K Datta and Karabi Datta

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:12

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  23. This article describes the development of Multi-parent Advanced Generation Inter-Cross populations (MAGIC) in rice and discusses potential applications for mapping quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and for rice v...

    Authors: Nonoy Bandillo, Chitra Raghavan, Pauline Andrea Muyco, Ma Anna Lynn Sevilla, Irish T Lobina, Christine Jade Dilla-Ermita, Chih-Wei Tung, Susan McCouch, Michael Thomson, Ramil Mauleon, Rakesh Kumar Singh, Glenn Gregorio, Edilberto Redoña and Hei Leung

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:11

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  24. Plant growth regulators play important roles in plant growth and development, but little is known about roles of plant growth regulators in yield, grain qualities and antioxidant enzyme activities in super hyb...

    Authors: Shenggang Pan, Fahd Rasul, Wu Li, Hua Tian, Zhaowen Mo, Meiyang Duan and Xiangru Tang

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:9

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  25. Anther culture has advantage to obtain a homozygous progeny by induced doubling of haploid chromosomes and to improve selection efficiency for invaluable agronomical traits. Therefore, anther culturing is wide...

    Authors: In-Seon Jeong, Ung-Han Yoon, Gang-Seob Lee, Hyeon-So Ji, Hyun-Ju Lee, Chang-Deok Han, Jang-Ho Hahn, Gynheung An and Tae-Ho Kim

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:6

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  26. The development of resistant cultivars has been the most effective and economical strategy to control bacterial leaf blight (BB) disease of rice caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo). Molecular markers ha...

    Authors: Jung-Pil Suh, Ji-Ung Jeung, Tae-Hwan Noh, Young-Chan Cho, So-Hyun Park, Hyun-Su Park, Mun-Sik Shin, Chung-Kon Kim and Kshirod K Jena

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:5

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  27. Rice research has been enabled by access to the high quality reference genome sequence generated in 2005 by the International Rice Genome Sequencing Project (IRGSP). To further facilitate genomic-enabled resea...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Kawahara, Melissa de la Bastide, John P Hamilton, Hiroyuki Kanamori, W Richard McCombie, Shu Ouyang, David C Schwartz, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Jianzhong Wu, Shiguo Zhou, Kevin L Childs, Rebecca M Davidson, Haining Lin, Lina Quesada-Ocampo, Brieanne Vaillancourt, Hiroaki Sakai…

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:4

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  28. Rice is a major source of dietary intake of arsenic (As) for the populations that consume rice as a staple food. Therefore, it is necessary to reduce the As concentration in rice to avoid the potential risk to...

    Authors: Masato Kuramata, Tadashi Abe, Akira Kawasaki, Kaworu Ebana, Taeko Shibaya, Masahiro Yano and Satoru Ishikawa

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:3

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Rice 2018 11:29

  29. A lesion-mimic mutant in rice (Oryza sativa L.), spotted leaf 5 (spl5), displays a disease-resistance-enhanced phenotype, indicating that SPL5 negatively regulates cell death and resistance responses. To understa...

    Authors: Xifeng Chen, Shufang Fu, Pinghua Zhang, Zhimin Gu, Jianzhong Liu, Qian Qian and Bojun Ma

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:1

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  30. Crop improvement targeting high yield and tolerance to environmental stresses has become the need of the hour. Yield improvement via breeding or gene pyramiding aiming comprehensive incorporation of the agrono...

    Authors: Amit K Tripathi, Ashwani Pareek, Sudhir K Sopory and Sneh L Singla-Pareek

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:37

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  31. The rice small GTPase OsRac1 is a molecular switch in rice innate immunity. The Receptor for Activated Kinase C-1 (RACK1) interacts with OsRac1 to suppress the growth of the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae....

    Authors: Mwathi Jane Wamaitha, Risa Yamamoto, Hann Ling Wong, Tsutomu Kawasaki, Yoji Kawano and Ko Shimamoto

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:35

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  32. The deficiency of human acid beta-glucosidase (hGCase) causes Gaucher disease, a rare genetically-inherited disorder currently treated by enzyme replacement therapy using recombinant CHO-derived GCase. In an a...

    Authors: Tamara Patti, Bruno Bembi, Piero Cristin, Flavia Mazzarol, Erika Secco, Carla Pappalardo, Rita Musetti, Maurizio Martinuzzi, Serena Versolatto, Roberta Cariati, Andrea Dardis and Stefano Marchetti

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:34

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  33. Actin depolymerizing factors (ADFs) are small actin-binding proteins. Many higher-plant ADFs has been known to involve in plant growth, development and pathogen defense. However, in rice the temporal and spati...

    Authors: Ya-Chen Huang, Wen-Lii Huang, Chwan-Yang Hong, Hur-Shen Lur and Men-Chi Chang

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:33

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  34. Glabrous rice, which lacks trichomes on the rice epidermis, is regarded as an important germplasm resource in rice breeding. Trichomes are derived from aerial epidermal cells and used as a model to study the c...

    Authors: Jinjun Li, Yundong Yuan, Zefu Lu, Liusha Yang, Rongcun Gao, Jingen Lu, Jiayang Li and Guosheng Xiong

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:32

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  35. Drought is the most severe abiotic stress reducing rice yield in rainfed drought prone ecosystems. Variation in intensity and severity of drought from season to season and place to place requires cultivation o...

    Authors: Anitha Raman, Satish Verulkar B, Nimai Mandal P, Mukund Variar, V Shukla D, J Dwivedi L, B Singh N, O Singh N, Padmini Swain, Ashutosh Mall K, S Robin, R Chandrababu, Abhinav Jain, Tilatoo Ram, Shailaja Hittalmani, Stephan Haefele…

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:31

    Content type: Research

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