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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Rice landraces tolerant of up to 2 weeks of complete submergence were collected from farmers’ fields in the 1950s. Success in fine mapping of SUBMERGENCE 1 (SUB1), a robust quantitative trait locus from the subme...

    Authors: Julia Bailey-Serres, Takeshi Fukao, Pamela Ronald, Abdelbagi Ismail, Sigrid Heuer and David Mackill
    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9048
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Over the past two decades, genetic dissection of complex phenotypes of economic and biological interest has revealed the chromosomal locations of many quantitative trait loci (QTLs) in rice and their contribut...

    Authors: Jun-ichi Yonemaru, Toshio Yamamoto, Shuichi Fukuoka, Yusaku Uga, Kiyosumi Hori and Masahiro Yano
    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9041
  22. Germin-like protein (GLP) markers were associated with quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance to the rice blast pathogen, Magnaporthe oryzae in multiple rice (Oryza sativa) mapping populations. Twelve paral...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Davidson, Patricia M. Manosalva, Jacob Snelling, Myron Bruce, Hei Leung and Jan E. Leach
    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9038
  23. WRKY transcription factors regulate diverse plant processes including responses to biotic stresses. Our previous studies indicate that OsWRKY62, an OsWRKY IIa subfamily member, functions as a negative regulato...

    Authors: Ying Peng, Laura E. Bartley, Patrick Canlas and Pamela C. Ronald
    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9039
  24. Carbon isotope discrimination (∆13C) is considered as an index of leaf-level water use efficiency, an important objective for plant breeders seeking to conserve water resources. We report in rice a genetic analys...

    Authors: Dominique This, Jonathan Comstock, Brigitte Courtois, Yunbi Xu, Nourollah Ahmadi, Wendy M. Vonhof, Christine Fleet, Tim Setter and Susan McCouch
    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9036
  25. The beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) and the rice water weevil (Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus) are two important insect pests in rice production. To identify insect-responsive genes in rice, we performed a deep tran...

    Authors: R. C. Venu, M. Sheshu Madhav, M. V. Sreerekha, Kan Nobuta, Yuan Zhang, Peter Carswell, Michael J. Boehm, Blake C. Meyers, Kenneth L. Korth and Guo-Liang Wang
    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9037
  26. Diseases caused by fungal and bacterial pathogens like Magnaporthe oryzae and Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae are responsible for considerable yield loss. Up to now, in rice, the modification of the expression of m...

    Authors: Amandine Delteil, Jie Zhang, Philippe Lessard and Jean-Benoit Morel
    Citation: Rice 2010 3:9035
  27. 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
  28. A secreted cellulase of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae induces innate immune responses in rice including a hypersensitive response (HR) like reaction. Microarray analysis was conducted using RNA isolated 12 h foll...

    Authors: Gopaljee Jha, Hitendra Kumar Patel, Madhumita Dasgupta, Ramesh Palaparthi and Ramesh V. Sonti
    Citation: Rice 2009 3:9033
  29. Transcriptional profiling has identified genes associated with adaptive responses to phosphorus (P) deficiency; however, distinguishing stress response from tolerance has been difficult. We report gene express...

    Authors: Juan Pariasca-Tanaka, Kouji Satoh, Terry Rose, Ramil Mauleon and Matthias Wissuwa
    Citation: Rice 2009 2:9032
  30. In humans, iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) deficiencies result in major worldwide health problems. Transgenic technologies to produce Fe- and Zn-biofortified rice varieties offer a promising potential solution. Nicoti...

    Authors: Hiroshi Masuda, Kanako Usuda, Takanori Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Ishimaru, Yusuke Kakei, Michiko Takahashi, Kyoko Higuchi, Hiromi Nakanishi, Satoshi Mori and Naoko K. Nishizawa
    Citation: Rice 2009 2:9031
  31. Hybrid weakness is a reproductive barrier. In rice, the hybrid weakness caused by two complementary genes––HWC1 and HWC2––has been surveyed extensively. However, their gene products and the molecular mechanism th...

    Authors: Tsutomu Kuboyama, Toshiya Saito, Takashi Matsumoto, Jianzhong Wu, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Satoru Taura, Muneharu Sato, Wataru Marubashi and Katsuyuki Ichitani
    Citation: Rice 2009 2:9026

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