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  1. Mesocotyl elongation is an important trait for seedling emergence in direct-seeding cultivation in rice. In this study, a backcross inbred line (BIL) population from a cross between Kasalath and Nipponbare was...

    Authors: Hyun-Sook Lee, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Atsushi Higashitani, Sang-Nag Ahn and Tadashi Sato

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:13

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  2. Oligopeptide transporters (OPTs) play important roles in the mobilization of organic nitrogenous compounds and usually associate with tissues that show signs of rapid protein hydrolysis, such as germinating seeds...

    Authors: Tao Liu, Jiqing Zeng, Kuaifei Xia, Tian Fan, Yuge Li, Yaqin Wang, Xinlan Xu and Mingyong Zhang

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:12

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  3. Zinc (Zn) is an essential micronutrient for living organisms, and understanding the molecular mechanisms of Zn deficiency may help to develop strategies to mitigate this problem. Microarray analysis of Zn defi...

    Authors: Motofumi Suzuki, Khurram Bashir, Haruhiko Inoue, Michiko Takahashi, Hiromi Nakanishi and Naoko K Nishizawa

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:9

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  4. A major pest of rice, the Asian rice gall midge (Orseolia oryzae Wood-Mason), causes significant yield losses in the rice growing regions throughout Asia. Feeding by the larvae induces susceptible plants to produ...

    Authors: Nidhi Rawat, Chiruvuri Naga Neeraja, Suresh Nair and Jagadish S Bentur

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:8

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  5. Abiotic stress causes loss of crop production. Under abiotic stress conditions, expression of many genes is induced, and their products have important roles in stress responses and tolerance. Progress has been...

    Authors: Daisuke Todaka, Kazuo Nakashima, Kazuo Shinozaki and Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:6

    Content type: Review

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  6. Seed size is an important trait in determinant of rice seed quality and yield. In this study, we report a novel semi-dominant mutant S mall and r ound s eed 5 (Srs5) that encodes alpha-tubulin protein. Lemma cell...

    Authors: Shuhei Segami, Izumi Kono, Tsuyu Ando, Masahiro Yano, Hidemi Kitano, Kotaro Miura and Yukimoto Iwasaki

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:4

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  7. Rice (Oryza sativa L.), unlike other cereals, can grow well in paddy fields and is highly tolerant of excess water stress, from either submergence (in which part or all of the plant is under water) or waterloggin...

    Authors: Shunsaku Nishiuchi, Takaki Yamauchi, Hirokazu Takahashi, Lukasz Kotula and Mikio Nakazono

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:2

    Content type: Review

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  8. Ever since its discovery, abscisic acid (ABA) has been intensively studied due to its versatile functions in plant developmental and physiological processes. Many signaling details of ABA have been well elucid...

    Authors: Nenghui Ye, Liguo Jia and Jianhua Zhang

    Citation: Rice 2012 5:1

    Content type: Review

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  9. The Dravidian languages, now spoken mainly in peninsular India, form one of two main branches of the Zagrosian language family, whose other main branch consists of Elamitic and Brahui. Proto-Dravidian, the old...

    Authors: Franklin Southworth

    Citation: Rice 2012 4:9076

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  10. The process of moving from collecting plants in the wild to cultivating and gradually domesticating them has as its linguistic corollary the formation of a specific vocabulary to designate the plants and their...

    Authors: Laurent Sagart

    Citation: Rice 2012 4:9077

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  11. Taiwan’s aboriginal peoples are thought to be related to ancestral Austronesian-speaking peoples. Currently, Taiwan has 14 officially acknowledged aboriginal tribes. The major crops currently farmed in aborigi...

    Authors: Jaw-shu Hsieh, Yue-ie Caroline Hsing, Tze-fu Hsu, Paul Jen-kuei Li, Kuang-ti Li and Cheng-hwa Tsang

    Citation: Rice 2011 4:9075

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  12. Type II diabetes is a major chronic disease. In developing countries, the prevalence of type II diabetes is increasing enormously. Much research indicates that choice of carbohydrates, particularly those with ...

    Authors: M. A. Fitzgerald, S. Rahman, A. P. Resurreccion, J. Concepcion, V. D. Daygon, S. S. Dipti, K. A. Kabir, B. Klingner, M. K. Morell and A. R. Bird

    Citation: Rice 2011 4:9073

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  13. There are few archaeological projects incorporating archaeobotanical sampling and even fewer published archaeobotanical studies in Thailand. Available data show that rice was the ubiquitous cereal in prehistor...

    Authors: Cristina Castillo

    Citation: Rice 2011 4:9070

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  14. Cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.) is derived from Asian wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff). Vietnamese local varieties and wild natural populations in Vietnam and Myanmar were examined to evaluate the levels of ge...

    Authors: Takashige Ishii, Takashi Hiraoka, Tomoyuki Kanzaki, Masahiro Akimoto, Rieko Shishido and Ryo Ishikawa

    Citation: Rice 2011 4:9067

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  15. Submergence tolerance is an important trait where short term flash flooding damages rice. Tolerant landraces that withstand submergence for 1–2 weeks were identified. Due to the heterogeneity in flood-prone ec...

    Authors: Ramani Kumar Sarkar and Bijoya Bhattacharjee

    Citation: Rice 2011 5:7

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  16. Plants have developed several morphological and physiological strategies to adapt to phosphate stress. We analyzed the inducible transcripts associated with phosphate starvation and over-abundant phosphate sup...

    Authors: Youko Oono, Yoshihiro Kawahara, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Hiroshi Mizuno, Harumi Yamagata, Mayu Yamamoto, Satomi Hosokawa, Hiroshi Ikawa, Ikuko Akahane, Zuofeng Zhu, Jianzhong Wu, Takeshi Itoh and Takashi Matsumoto

    Citation: Rice 2011 4:9064

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  17. Zinc (Zn) is an essential micronutrient with numerous cellular functions in plants, and its deficiency represents one of the most serious problems in human nutrition worldwide. Zn deficiency causes a decrease ...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Ishimaru, Khurram Bashir and Naoko K. Nishizawa

    Citation: Rice 2011 4:9061

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  18. In future climates, rice crops will be frequently exposed to water deficit and heat stress at the most sensitive flowering stage, causing spikelet sterility and yield losses. Water deficit alone and in combina...

    Authors: S. V. Krishna Jagadish, Raveendran Muthurajan, Zhongwen W. Rang, Richard Malo, Sigrid Heuer, John Bennett and Peter Q. Craufurd

    Citation: Rice 2011 4:9059

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  19. Wild species of rice (genus Oryza) contain many useful genes but a vast majority of these genes remain untapped to date because it is often difficult to transfer these genes into cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.)...

    Authors: M. Liakat Ali, Paul L. Sanchez, Si-bin Yu, Mathias Lorieux and Georgia C. Eizenga

    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9058

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  20. In rice-consuming countries, specific varieties are recognized as premium, “gold standard” varieties, while others are recognized as being superior but second best, despite being identical using the current su...

    Authors: Elaine T. Champagne, Karen L. Bett-Garber, Melissa A. Fitzgerald, Casey C. Grimm, Jeanne Lea, Ken’ichi Ohtsubo, Supanee Jongdee, Lihong Xie, Priscila Zaczuk Bassinello, Adoracion Resurreccion, Rauf Ahmad, Fatemah Habibi and Russell Reinke

    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9057

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  21. We present an overview of a research platform that provides essential germplasm, genotypic and phenotypic data and analytical tools for dissecting phenotype–genotype associations in rice. These resources inclu...

    Authors: Chih-Wei Tung, Keyan Zhao, Mark H. Wright, M. Liakat Ali, Janelle Jung, Jennifer Kimball, Wricha Tyagi, Michael J. Thomson, Kenneth McNally, Hei Leung, Hyunjung Kim, Sang-Nag Ahn, Andy Reynolds, Brian Scheffler, Georgia Eizenga, Anna McClung…

    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9056

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  22. Repetitive sequences, primarily transposable elements form an indispensable part of eukaryotic genomes. However, little is known about how these sequences originate, evolve and function in context of a genome....

    Authors: Navdeep Gill, Phillip SanMiguel, Braham Deep Singh Dhillon, Brian Abernathy, HyeRan Kim, Lincoln Stein, Doreen Ware, Rod Wing and Scott A. Jackson

    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9054

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  23. The main objectives of the “Oryza Map Alignment Project” (OMAP) are to characterize the rice genome from a comparative standpoint by establishing a genus-wide and genome-scale comparative framework from represent...

    Authors: Jose Luis Goicoechea, Jetty Siva S. Ammiraju, Pradeep Reddy Marri, Mingsheng Chen, Scott Jackson, Yeisoo Yu, Steve Rounsley and Rod A. Wing

    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9052

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  24. This study characterized Pokkali-derived quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for seedling stage salinity tolerance in preparation for use in marker-assisted breeding. An analysis of 100 SSR markers on 140 IR29/Pokk...

    Authors: Michael J. Thomson, Marjorie de Ocampo, James Egdane, M. Akhlasur Rahman, Andres Godwin Sajise, Dante L. Adorada, Ellen Tumimbang-Raiz, Eduardo Blumwald, Zeba I. Seraj, Rakesh K. Singh, Glenn B. Gregorio and Abdelbagi M. Ismail

    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9053

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  25. Long Terminal Repeat retrotransposons (LTR-RTs) are a major component of several plant genomes. Important insights into the evolutionary dynamics of these elements in a genome are provided by the comparative s...

    Authors: Andrea Zuccolo, Aswathy Sebastian, Yeisoo Yu, Scott Jackson, Steve Rounsley, Dean Billheimer and Rod A. Wing

    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9046

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  26. One of the major challenges in genetics has been to identify the nucleotide polymorphisms responsible for phenotypic variation. Through intensive analysis, several major quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for agro...

    Authors: Shuichi Fukuoka, Kaworu Ebana, Toshio Yamamoto and Masahiro Yano

    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9044

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  27. Iron (Fe) is an important micronutrient for living organisms. Fe deficiency severely impairs plant growth and is a widespread human dietary problem, with particularly high numbers of affected children and fema...

    Authors: Khurram Bashir, Yasuhiro Ishimaru and Naoko K. Nishizawa

    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9042

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  28. In plants, polyglutamylated folate forms account for a significant proportion of the total folate pool. Polyglutamylated folate forms are produced by the enzyme folylpolyglutamate synthetase (FPGS). The FPGS e...

    Authors: Nampeung Anukul, Riza Abilgos Ramos, Payam Mehrshahi, Anahi Santoyo Castelazo, Helen Parker, Anne Diévart, Nadège Lanau, Delphine Mieulet, Gregory Tucker, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, David A. Barrett and Malcolm J. Bennett

    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9040

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  29. Australian Oryza are an understudied and underexploited genetic resource for rice improvement. Four species are indigenous: Oryza rufipogon, Oryza meridionalis, Oryza australiensis are widespread across northern ...

    Authors: Robert J. Henry, Nicole Rice, Daniel L. E. Waters, Shabana Kasem, Ryuji Ishikawa, Yin Hao, Sally Dillon, Darren Crayn, Rod Wing and Duncan Vaughan

    Citation: Rice 2009 3:9034

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