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  1. Content type: Original article

    The pollen wall, which protects male gametophyte against various stresses and facilitates pollination, is essential for successful reproduction in flowering plants. The pollen wall consists of gametophyte-deri...

    Authors: Zhenyi Chang, Mingna Jin, Wei Yan, Hui Chen, Shijun Qiu, Shan Fu, Jixing Xia, Yuchen Liu, Zhufeng Chen, Jianxin Wu and Xiaoyan Tang

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:58

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    For predicting texture suited for South and South East Asia, most of the breeding programs tend to focus on developing rice varieties with intermediate to high amylose content in indica subspecies. However, va...

    Authors: Rosa Paula O. Cuevas, Cyril John Domingo and Nese Sreenivasulu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:56

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    The mechanisms of plant defense against pathogen attack in plant leaves have been extensively studied. However, our understanding of plant defense mechanisms in plant roots is still limited. In this study, a s...

    Authors: Zhiming Yu, Lixiang Dong, Zhifang Jiang, Keke Yi, Jianhua Zhang, Zhongchen Zhang, Zhenxing Zhu, Yuhuan Wu, Maojun Xu and Jun Ni

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:54

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    Complex co-regulatory networks in plants may elicit responses during pathogen infections. A number of genes are activated when these responses take place. Identification of these genes would shed new light on ...

    Authors: Weiwen Kong, Li Ding, Jia Cheng and Bin Wang

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:52

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  5. Content type: Original article

    The calcineurin B-like protein (CBL) and CBL-interacting protein kinase (CIPK) signaling system plays a key regulatory role in plant stress signaling. The roles of plant-specific CIPKs, essential for CBL-CIPK ...

    Authors: Weihuai Pan, Jinqiu Shen, Zhongzhong Zheng, Xu Yan, Jianxin Shou, Wenxiang Wang, Lixi Jiang and Jianwei Pan

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:51

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Many transcription factors (TFs), such as those in the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) family, are important for regulating plant growth and plant responses to abiotic stress. The expression of OsbHLH035 is induced...

    Authors: Hung-Chi Chen, Wan-Hsing Cheng, Chwan-Yang Hong, Yu-Sen Chang and Men-Chi Chang

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:50

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    Root hairs are valuable in taking up nutrients and water from the rhizosphere and serving as sites of interactions with soil microorganisms. By increasing the external surface area of the roots or interacting ...

    Authors: Sunok Moon, Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Gynheung An, Chanhui Lee and Ki-Hong Jung

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:48

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Rice blast (caused by Magnaporthe oryzae) is one of the most destructive diseases of rice. While many blast resistance (R) genes have been identified and deployed in rice cultivars, little is known about the R ge...

    Authors: Dagang Tian, Liu Yang, Zaijie Chen, Ziqiang Chen, Feng Wang, Yuanchang Zhou, Yuming Luo, Liming Yang and Songbiao Chen

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:47

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Plant height and leaf angle are important determinants of yield in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Genes involved in regulating plant height and leaf angle were identified in previous studies; however, there are many rem...

    Authors: X. Liu, C. Y. Yang, R. Miao, C. L. Zhou, P. H. Cao, J. Lan, X. J. Zhu, C. L. Mou, Y. S. Huang, S. J. Liu, Y. L. Tian, T. L. Nguyen, L. Jiang and J. M. Wan

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:46

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  10. Content type: Original article

    The receptor for activated C kinase 1 (RACK1) is a WD40 type protein that is involved in multiple signaling pathways and is conserved from prokaryotes to eukaryotes. Here we report that rice RACK1A (OsRACK1A) is ...

    Authors: Dongping Zhang, Yuzhu Wang, Jinyu Shen, Jianfeng Yin, Dahong Li, Yan Gao, Weifeng Xu and Jiansheng Liang

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:45

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    Grain size is a key determinant of grain weight and a trait having critical influence on grain quality in rice. While increasing evidences are shown for the importance of minor-effect QTL in controlling comple...

    Authors: Qing Dong, Zhen-Hua Zhang, Lin-Lin Wang, Yu-Jun Zhu, Ye-Yang Fan, Tong-Min Mou, Liang-Yong Ma and Jie-Yun Zhuang

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:44

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Traditional rice (Oryza sativa) varieties are valuable resources for the improvement of drought resistance. qDTY3.2 is a drought-yield quantitative trait locus that was identified in a population derived from the...

    Authors: Alexandre Grondin, Shalabh Dixit, Rolando Torres, Challa Venkateshwarlu, Eric Rogers, Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Philip N. Benfey, Arvind Kumar and Amelia Henry

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:43

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  13. Content type: Original article

    RAC/ROP GTPase are versatile signaling molecules controlling diverse biological processes including cell polarity establishment, cell growth, morphogenesis, hormone responses and many other cellular processes ...

    Authors: Jiaqing Huang, Huili Liu, Thomas Berberich, Yuting Liu, Li-zhen Tao and Taibo Liu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:42

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Grain size, which is determined by grain length, grain width, and grain thickness, is an important determinant for grain yield in rice. Identification and characterization of new genes that are associated with...

    Authors: Xiaoming Yang, Yulong Ren, Yue Cai, Mei Niu, Zhiming Feng, Ruonan Jing, Changling Mou, Xi Liu, Lianjie Xiao, Xin Zhang, Fuqing Wu, Xiuping Guo, Ling Jiang and Jianmin Wan

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:41

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Rice, a major food crop of the world, endures many major biotic stresses like bacterial blight (BB), fungal blast (BL) and the insect Asian rice gall midge (GM) that cause significant yield losses. Progress in...

    Authors: Dhanasekar Divya, Kanaparthi Ratna Madhavi, Muralidharan Ayyappa Dass, Roshan Venkata Maku, Garladinne Mallikarjuna, Raman Meenakshi Sundaram, Gouri Sankar Laha, Ayyagari Phani Padmakumari, Hitendra Kumar Patel, Madamsetty Srinivas Prasad, Ramesh Venkata Sonti and Jagadish Sanmallappa Bentur

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:40

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Plastid ribosomal proteins (PRPs) play important roles in the translation of key proteins involved in chloroplast development and photosynthesis. PRPs have been widely studied in many plant species; however, f...

    Authors: Zhennan Qiu, Dongdong Chen, Lei He, Sen Zhang, Zenan Yang, Yu Zhang, Zhongwei Wang, Deyong Ren, Qian Qian, Longbiao Guo and Li Zhu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:39

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Monodehydroascorbate reductase (MDAR or MDHAR), which is responsible for growth, development and stress response in plants, is a key enzyme in the maintenance of the ascorbate acid (AsA) pool through the AsA–g...

    Authors: Jianping Liu, Xinjiao Sun, Feiyun Xu, Yingjiao Zhang, Qian Zhang, Rui Miao, Jianhua Zhang, Jiansheng Liang and Weifeng Xu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:38

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  18. Content type: Original Article

    Despite the great contributions of utilizing heterosis to crop productivity worldwide, the molecular mechanism of heterosis remains largely unexplored. Thus, the present research is focused on the grain number...

    Authors: Liang Chen, Jianmin Bian, Shilai Shi, Jianfeng Yu, Hira Khanzada, Ghulam Mustafa Wassan, Changlan Zhu, Xin Luo, Shan Tong, Xiaorong Yang, Xiaosong Peng, Shuang Yong, Qiuying Yu, Xiaopeng He, Junru Fu, Xiaorong Chen…

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:37

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  19. Content type: Original Article

    As one of the most important staple food crops, rice produces huge agronomic biomass residues that contain lots of secondary cell walls (SCWs) comprising cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin. The transcription...

    Authors: Yafeng Ye, Kun Wu, Jianfeng Chen, Qian Liu, Yuejin Wu, Binmei Liu and Xiangdong Fu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:36

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Marker-assisted breeding will move forward from introgressing single/multiple genes governing a single trait to multiple genes governing multiple traits to combat emerging biotic and abiotic stresses related t...

    Authors: Arvind Kumar, Nitika Sandhu, Shalabh Dixit, Shailesh Yadav, B. P. M. Swamy and Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:35

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Rice is a drought susceptible crop. A symbiotic association between rice and mycorrhizal fungi could effectively protect the plant against sudden or frequent episodes of drought. Due to its extensive network o...

    Authors: Muhammad Abu Bakar Saddique, Zulfiqar Ali, Abdus Salam Khan, Iqrar Ahmad Rana and Imran Haider Shamsi

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:34

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  22. Content type: Original article

    Increasing rice demand is one of the consequences of the steadily improving socio-economic status of the African countries. New Rice for Africa (NERICA), which are interspecific hybrids between Asian and Afric...

    Authors: Naoki Yamamoto, Richard Garcia, Tomohiro Suzuki, Celymar Angela Solis, Yuichi Tada, Ramaiah Venuprasad and Ajay Kohli

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:33

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Our previous studies concluded that metabolic disorder in the basal portions of rice shoots caused by a lack of cytosolic glutamine synthetase1;2 (GS1;2) resulted in a severe reduction in the outgrowth of till...

    Authors: Miwa Ohashi, Keiki Ishiyama, Soichi Kojima, Noriyuki Konishi, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Mitsue Miyao, Toshihiko Hayakawa and Tomoyuki Yamaya

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:31

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  24. Content type: Correction

    The authors of article “Genetic diversity of arsenic accumulation in rice and QTL analysis of methylated arsenic in rice grains” (Kuramata et al. 2013) would like to note that the original version of the artic...

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

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:29

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    The original article was published in Rice 2013 6:3

  25. Content type: Original article

    Understanding late pollen development, including the maturation and pollination process, is a key component in maintaining crop yields. Transcriptome data obtained through microarray or RNA-seq technologies ca...

    Authors: Sunok Moon, Moe Moe Oo, Backki Kim, Hee-Jong Koh, Sung Aeong Oh, Gihwan Yi, Gynheung An, Soon Ki Park and Ki-Hong Jung

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:28

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Rice (Oryza sativa) is the main food for half of the world’s population, and is considered the model for molecular biology studies of monocotyledon species. Although the rice genome was completely sequenced about...

    Authors: Feng He, Fan Zhang, Wenxian Sun, Yuese Ning and Guo-Liang Wang

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:27

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Rice 2018 11:49

  27. Content type: Original article

    Magnaporthe oryzae, the causal fungus of rice blast disease, negatively impacts global rice production. Wild rice (Oryza rufipogon), a relative of cultivated rice (O. sativa), possesses unique attributes that ena...

    Authors: Lei Tian, Shaohua Shi, Fahad Nasir, Chunling Chang, Weiqiang Li, Lam-Son Phan Tran and Chunjie Tian

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:26

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  28. Content type: Original article

    In cereal crops, stem lodging can be classified into two types: stem-breaking type and stem-bending type. To improve stem-lodging resistance, the strong culm traits of superior lodging-resistant varieties must...

    Authors: Indria Wahyu Mulsanti, Toshio Yamamoto, Tadamasa Ueda, Ahmad Fahim Samadi, Eri Kamahora, Indrastuti Apri Rumanti, Vo Cong Thanh, Shunsuke Adachi, Sakae Suzuki, Motoki Kanekatsu, Tadashi Hirasawa and Taiichiro Ookawa

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:25

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Cold stress can cause serious abiotic damage that limits the growth, development and yield of rice. Cold tolerance during the booting stage of rice is a key factor that can guarantee a high and stable yield un...

    Authors: Jian Sun, Luomiao Yang, Jingguo Wang, Hualong Liu, Hongliang Zheng, Dongwei Xie, Minghui Zhang, Mingfang Feng, Yan Jia, Hongwei Zhao and Detang Zou

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:24

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  30. Content type: Original article

    Cell biology approach using membrane protein markers tagged with fluorescent proteins highlights the dynamic behaviour of plant cell membranes, not only in the standard but also in changing environmental condi...

    Authors: Thi Thu Huyen Chu, Thi Giang Hoang, Duy Chi Trinh, Charlotte Bureau, Donaldo Meynard, Aurore Vernet, Mathieu Ingouff, Nang Vinh Do, Christophe Périn, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Pascal Gantet, Christophe Maurel and Doan-Trung Luu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:23

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  31. Content type: Original article

    The brown planthopper (BPH), an insect species that feeds on rice plants (Oryza sativa L.), is one of the most destructive insect pests of rice. BPH can be controlled with chemical pesticides, but they are expens...

    Authors: Haichao Jiang, Jie Hu, Zhi Li, Jia Liu, Guanjun Gao, Qinglu Zhang, Jinghua Xiao and Yuqing He

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:22

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Traditional crop breeding has made significant achievement meet food needs worldwide. However, the way has some inevitable problems including time-consuming, laborious, low predictability and reproducibility. ...

    Authors: Jianzong Nan, Xiaomin Feng, Chen Wang, Xiaohui Zhang, Rongsheng Wang, Jiaxin Liu, Qingbo Yuan, Guoqiang Jiang and Shaoyang Lin

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:21

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  33. Content type: Review

    The world-renowned Thai Hom Mali Rice has been the most important aromatic rice originating in Thailand. The aromatic variety was collected from Chachoengsao, a central province, and after pure-line selection,...

    Authors: Apichart Vanavichit, Wintai Kamolsukyeunyong, Meechai Siangliw, Jonaliza L. Siangliw, Suniyom Traprab, Siriphat Ruengphayak, Ekawat Chaichoompu, Chatree Saensuk, Ekapol Phuvanartnarubal, Theerayut Toojinda and Somvong Tragoonrung

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:20

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  34. Content type: Review

    Pusa Basmati 1121 (PB 1121) is a landmark Basmati rice variety having Basmati quality traits introgressed from traditional Basmati varieties such as Basmati 370 and Type 3. It was released for commercial culti...

    Authors: Vijaipal Singh, Ashok Kumar Singh, Trilochan Mohapatra, Gopala Krishnan S and Ranjith Kumar Ellur

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:19

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  35. Content type: Review

    High-yielding varieties developed in the 1960s and 1970s at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and elsewhere benefited farmers and the public, ultimately increasing yields and reducing the cost o...

    Authors: David J. Mackill and Gurdev S. Khush

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:18

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  36. Content type: Review

    Hybrid rice has been successfully used for commercial rice production for 40 years in China. Shanyou 63, a mega rice hybrid, derived from the parents Zhenshan 97A and Minghui 63, was a milestone for China’s hy...

    Authors: Fangming Xie and Jianfu Zhang

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:17

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  37. Content type: Original article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:14

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  38. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:13

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Rice tiller number is one of the most important factors that determine grain yield, while nitrogen is essential for the crop growth and development, especially for tiller formation. Genes involved in nitrogen ...

    Authors: Jie Wang, Kai Lu, Haipeng Nie, Qisen Zeng, Bowen Wu, Junjie Qian and Zhongming Fang

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:12

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Breeding two-line hybrid rice with disease resistance is an effective approach to stabilize rice yield in commercial rice production of China.

    Authors: Jiaming Mi, Dabing Yang, Yi Chen, Jiefeng Jiang, Haipeng Mou, Junbin Huang, Yidan Ouyang and Tongmin Mou

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:11

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  41. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:9

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  42. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:8

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