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  1. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) yield is limited inherently by environmental stresses, including biotic and abiotic stresses. Thus, it is of great importance to perform in-depth explorations on the genes that are closely ...

    Authors: Samuel Tareke Woldegiorgis, Shaobo Wang, Yiruo He, Zhenhua Xu, Lijuan Chen, Huan Tao, Yu Zhang, Yang Zou, Andrew Harrison, Lina Zhang, Yufang Ai, Wei Liu and Huaqin He

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:97

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  2. Starch branching enzymes (SBE) and granule-bound starch synthase (GBSS) are two important enzymes for starch biosynthesis. SBE mainly contributes to the formation of side branches, and GBSS mainly contributes ...

    Authors: Huaxin Han, Chuantian Yang, Jihui Zhu, Lixia Zhang, Yeming Bai, Enpeng Li and Robert G. Gilbert

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:96

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  3. Sheath blight (ShB), caused by Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, is one of the most destructive rice diseases. Developing ShB-resistant rice cultivars represents the most economical and environmentally sound strategy for ...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Dan Zeng, Cong-Shun Zhang, Jia-Ling Lu, Teng-Jun Chen, Jun-Ping Xie and Yong-Li Zhou

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:93

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  4. In cereal crop rice, auxin is known as an important class of plant hormone that regulates a plethora of plant growth and development. Glycosylation of auxin is known to be one of the important mechanisms media...

    Authors: Qian Liu, Ting-Ting Chen, Dong-Wang Xiao, Shu-Man Zhao, Ji-Shan Lin, Ting Wang, Yan-Jie Li and Bing-Kai Hou

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:92

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  5. Heterotrimeric G protein-mediated signal transduction is one of the most important and highly conserved signaling pathways in eukaryotes, which involves in the regulation of many important biological processes...

    Authors: Dongping Zhang, Minyan Zhang, Yong Zhou, Yuzhu Wang, Jinyu Shen, Hongyingxue Chen, Lin Zhang, Bing Lü, Guohua Liang and Jiansheng Liang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:91

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  6. Polygalacturonase-inhibiting proteins (PGIPs) have been shown to recognize fungal polygalacturonases (PGs), which initiate innate immunity in various plant species. Notably, the connection between rice OsPGIPs...

    Authors: Tao Wu, Chune Peng, Beibei Li, Wei Wu, Lingguang Kong, Fuchuan Li, Zhaohui Chu, Fang Liu and Xinhua Ding

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:90

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  7. Half of the global human population is dependent on rice as a staple food crop and more than 25% increase in rice productivity is required to feed the global population by 2030. With increase in irrigation, gl...

    Authors: Sarika Jaiswal, R. K. Gautam, R. K. Singh, S. L. Krishnamurthy, S. Ali, K. Sakthivel, M. A. Iquebal, Anil Rai and Dinesh Kumar

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:89

    Content type: Review

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  8. Soil salinity is one of the main environmental conditions that affects rice production. Identifying the genetic loci that affect rice salt tolerance (ST)-related traits at the seedling stage, especially under ...

    Authors: Chen Liu, Kai Chen, Xiuqin Zhao, Xiaoqian Wang, Congcong Shen, Yajun Zhu, Mingli Dai, Xianjin Qiu, Rongwei Yang, Danying Xing, Yunlong Pang and Jianlong Xu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:88

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  9. Rice is one of the few cereals consumed as a whole grain, and therefore the appearance of the final milled product, both before and after cooking, strongly influences the consumer’s perception of product quali...

    Authors: Seul-Gi Park, Hyun-Su Park, Man-Kee Baek, Jong-Min Jeong, Young-Chan Cho, Gun-Mi Lee, Chang-Min Lee, Jung-Pil Suh, Choon-Song Kim and Suk-Man Kim

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:87

    Content type: Original article

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  10. Histone modifications play important roles in growth and development of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Lysine butyrylation (Kbu) with a four-carbon chain is a newly-discovered histone acylation modification in rice.

    Authors: Shuai Liu, Guanqing Liu, Peifeng Cheng, Chao Xue, Yong Zhou, Xu Chen, Lu Ye, Zhongying Qiao, Tao Zhang and Zhiyun Gong

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:86

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  11. Rice bakanae disease has emerged as a new threat to rice production. In recent years, an increase in the occurrence and severity of bakanae disease has been reported in several areas in Asia. Although bakanae ...

    Authors: Szu-Yu Chen, Ming-Hsin Lai, Chih-Wei Tung, Dong-Hong Wu, Fang-Yu Chang, Tsung-Chun Lin and Chia-Lin Chung

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:85

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  12. Rice is a major food resource for Asian countries including Korea. However, most Asian countries are facing food safety problems due to cropland contamination by heavy metals. Thus, this study was conducted to...

    Authors: Sang-Beom Lee, Gyeong-Jin Kim, Kyu-Won Kim, Sang-Ho Chu, Jung-Du Shin, Yu-Ji Lee, Yong-Jin Park and Sang-Won Park

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:84

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  13. Zebra leaf mutants are an important resource for studying leaf colour in rice. In most such mutants, the zebra leaf phenotype results from defective chloroplast biogenesis. The molecular mechanism by which zeb...

    Authors: Ping Feng, Junqiong Shi, Ting Zhang, Yuqin Zhong, Lisha Zhang, Guoling Yu, Tianquan Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhu, Yadi Xing, Wuzhong Yin, Xianchun Sang, Yinghua Ling, Changwei Zhang, Zhenglin Yang, Guanghua He and Nan Wang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:83

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  14. Drought stress is one of the major abiotic stresses that restrict plant growth and development. 14–3-3 proteins have been validated to regulate many biological processes in plants. Previous research demonstrat...

    Authors: Jianping Liu, Xinjiao Sun, Wencheng Liao, Jianhua Zhang, Jiansheng Liang and Weifeng Xu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:82

    Content type: Short communication

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  15. β-carotene (provitamin A) is an important target for biofortification of crops as a potential solution to the problem of vitamin A deficiency that is prevalent in developing countries. A previous report showed...

    Authors: Akira Endo, Hiroaki Saika, Miho Takemura, Norihiko Misawa and Seiichi Toki

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:81

    Content type: Short communication

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  16. Salt stress and bacterial blight caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) are key limiting factors of rice (Oryza sativa L.) yields. Members of sucrose non-fermenting 1 (SNF1)-related protein kinase 2 (SnRK2...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Dan Zeng, Liyu Huang, Yingyao Shi, Tengjun Chen, Fan Zhang and Yongli Zhou

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:80

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  17. Proline (Pro) and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) play important roles in plant development and stress tolerance. However, the molecular components responsible for the transport of these molecules in rice remain la...

    Authors: Jin-Hong Lin, Zhi-Jun Xu, Jia-Shi Peng, Jing Zhao, Guo-Bin Zhang, Jun Xie, Zhen-Xie Yi, Jian-Hua Zhang, Ji-Ming Gong, Neng-Hui Ye and Shuan Meng

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:79

    Content type: Original article

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  18. Rice blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae (M. oryzae) is one of the most destructive diseases in rice production. Development of resistant varieties through pyramiding of resistant (R) genes is considered as an eff...

    Authors: Wuming Xiao, Qiyun Yang, Ming Huang, Tao Guo, Yongzhu Liu, Jiafeng Wang, Guili Yang, Jiyong Zhou, Jianyuan Yang, Xiaoyuan Zhu, Zhiqiang Chen and Hui Wang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:78

    Content type: Original article

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  19. It was highlighted that the original article (Mo et al. 2019) contained an error in Fig. 1f which revealed the biosynthesis pathway of 2AP. This Correction article shows the correct Fig. 1 and incorrect Fig. 1...

    Authors: Zhaowen Mo, Yanhong Li, Jun Nie, Longxin He, Shenggang Pan, Meiyang Duan, Hua Tian, Lizhong Xiao, Keyou Zhong and Xiangru Tang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:77

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Rice 2019 12:74

  20. The NAC (NAM, AFAT, and CUC) transcription factors play critical roles in rice (Oryza sativa) development and stress regulation. Overexpressing a microRNA (miR164b)-resistant OsNAC2 mutant gene, which generates t...

    Authors: Dagang Jiang, Lingyan Zhou, Weiting Chen, Nenghui Ye, Jixing Xia and Chuxiong Zhuang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:76

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  21. Large panicle rice has a large sink capacity, but inferior spikelet filling is poor in this variety of rice due to asynchronous grain filling. The understanding of the factors that cause asynchronous grain fil...

    Authors: Lin Chen, Yao Deng, Honglei Zhu, Yuxiang Hu, Zhengrong Jiang, She Tang, Shaohua Wang and Yanfeng Ding

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:75

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  22. Water (W) and nitrogen (N) management generally cause regulations in the 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline (2AP) accumulation in fragrant rice; nevertheless, the feasibility of such management strategies at booting stage i...

    Authors: Zhaowen Mo, Yanhong Li, Jun Nie, Longxin He, Shenggang Pan, Meiyang Duan, Hua Tian, Lizhong Xiao, Keyou Zhong and Xiangru Tang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:74

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Rice 2019 12:77

  23. A cytoplasm of CW-type cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) line is derived from Oryza rufipogon strain W1 and fertility is restored by a single nuclear gene, Rf17. We have previously reported that CW-CMS were effectiv...

    Authors: Kinya Toriyama, Tomohiko Kazama, Tadashi Sato, Yoshimichi Fukuta and Masaaki Oka

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:73

    Content type: Short communication

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  24. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) yield is seriously influenced by panicle exsertion (PE) and the uppermost internode (UI) through panicle enclosure or energy transport during grain-filling stages. We evaluated the traits o...

    Authors: Chengfang Zhan, Jiaxiao Hu, Qiao Pang, Bin Yang, Yanhao Cheng, Enshun Xu, Peiwen Zhu, Yingyi Li, Hongsheng Zhang and Jinping Cheng

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:72

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  25. Rice blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae is one of the most widespread biotic constraints that threaten rice production. Using major resistance genes for rice blast resistance improvement is considered to be an ef...

    Authors: Dabing Yang, Jianhao Tang, Di Yang, Ying Chen, Jauhar Ali and Tongmin Mou

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:70

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  26. Due to their sessile life style, plant survival is dependent on the ability to build up fast and highly adapted responses to environmental stresses by modulating defense response and organ growth. The phytohor...

    Authors: Huong Thi Mai To, Hieu Trang Nguyen, Nguyet Thi Minh Dang, Ngan Huyen Nguyen, Thai Xuan Bui, Jérémy Lavarenne, Nhung Thi Phuong Phung, Pascal Gantet, Michel Lebrun, Stephane Bellafiore and Antony Champion

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:69

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  27. Spotted leaf mutants show typical necrotic lesions that appear spontaneously in the absence of any pathogen attack. These mutants are often characterized to exhibit programmed cell death (PCD) and activation o...

    Authors: Atul Prakash Sathe, Xiaona Su, Zheng Chen, Ting Chen, Xiangjing Wei, Shaoqing Tang, Xiao-bo Zhang and Jian-li Wu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:68

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  28. Genome editing tools are important for functional genomics research and biotechnology applications. Recently, the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein-9 ...

    Authors: Young-Ah Kim, Hyeran Moon and Chang-Jin Park

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:67

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Rice 2019 12:71

  29. Digalactosyldiacylglycerol (DGDG) is one of the major lipids found predominantly in the photosynthetic membrane of cyanobacteria, eukaryotic algae and higher plants. DGDG, along with MGDG (Monogalactosyldiacyl...

    Authors: Rasbin Basnet, Nazim Hussain and Qingyao Shu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:66

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  30. The domestication process of Asian rice (Oryza sativa L.) is complicated. It’s well established that Oryza rufipogon is the ancestor of Asian rice, although the number of domestication events still controversial....

    Authors: Lin Cheng, Jungrye Nam, Sang-Ho Chu, Phitaktansakul Rungnapa, Myeong-hyeon Min, Yuan Cao, Ji-min Yoo, Jee-Su Kang, Kyu-Won Kim and Yong-Jin Park

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:65

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  31. Parent-of-origin gene expression and its role in seed development have drown a great attention in recent years. Genome-wide analysis has identified hundreds of candidate imprinted genes, a major type of parent...

    Authors: Quan Kuang, Yinghua Wang and Shisheng Li

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:64

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  32. Salinity is one of the most widespread abiotic stresses affecting rice productivity worldwide. The purpose of this study was to establish the relative importance of different traits associated with salinity to...

    Authors: M. Akhlasur Rahman, Michael J. Thomson, Marjorie De Ocampo, James A. Egdane, M. A. Salam, M. Shah-E-Alam and Abdelbagi M. Ismail

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:63

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  33. Internode elongation is an important agronomic trait in rice that determines culm length, which is related to lodging, panicle exsertion, and biomass. sui4 (shortened uppermost internode 4) mutants show reduced i...

    Authors: Hyeonso Ji, Chang-deok Han, Gang-Seob Lee, Ki-Hong Jung, Do-Yu Kang, Jun Oh, Hyoja Oh, Kyeong-Seong Cheon, Song Lim Kim, Inchan Choi, Jeongho Baek and Kyung-Hwan Kim

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:62

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  34. Arsenic (As) is an unwanted toxic mineral that threatens the major rice-growing regions in the world, especially in South Asia. Rice production in Bangladesh and India depends on As-contaminated groundwater so...

    Authors: Varunseelan Murugaiyan, Jauhar Ali, Anumalla Mahender, Umair M. Aslam, Zilhas Ahmed Jewel, Yunlong Pang, Corinne M. Marfori-Nazarea, Lin-Bo Wu, Michael Frei and Zhikang Li

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:61

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  35. ARGONAUTE 1 (AGO1) proteins can recruit small RNAs to regulate gene expression, involving several growth and development processes in Arabidopsis. Rice genome contains four AGO1 genes, OsAGO1a to OsAGO1d. However...

    Authors: Youhan Li, Yiqi Yang, Ye Liu, Dexia Li, Yahuan Zhao, Zhijie Li, Ying Liu, Dagang Jiang, Jing Li, Hai Zhou, Jianghua Chen, Chuxiong Zhuang and Zhenlan Liu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:60

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  36. Secreted effector proteins play critical roles in plant-fungal interactions. The Magnaporthe oryzae genome encodes a large number of secreted proteins. However, the function of majority of M. oryzae secreted prot...

    Authors: Xinrui Guo, Debin Zhong, Wei Xie, Yanhua He, Yueqin Zheng, Yan Lin, Zaijie Chen, Yijuan Han, Dagang Tian, Wende Liu, Feng Wang, Zonghua Wang and Songbiao Chen

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:59

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  37. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the major staple food crops consumed globally. However, rice production is severely affected by high salinity levels, particularly at the seedling stage. A good solution would be ...

    Authors: Naqeebullah Kakar, Salah H. Jumaa, Edilberto Diaz Redoña, Marilyn L. Warburton and K. Raja Reddy

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:57

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  38. An economic strategy to control plant disease is to improve plant defense to pathogens by deploying resistance genes. Plant polygalacturonase inhibiting proteins (PGIPs) have a vital role in plant defense agai...

    Authors: Xijun Chen, Yuwen Chen, Lina Zhang, Zhen He, Benli Huang, Chen Chen, Qingxia Zhang and Shimin Zuo

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:56

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  39. While a multitude of genotyping platforms have been developed for rice, the majority of them have not been optimized for breeding where cost, turnaround time, throughput and ease of use, relative to density an...

    Authors: Juan David Arbelaez, Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti, Erwin Tandayu, Krizzel Llantada, Annalhea Jarana, John Carlos Ignacio, John Damien Platten, Joshua Cobb, Jessica Elaine Rutkoski, Michael J. Thomson and Tobias Kretzschmar

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:55

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  40. Rice is a global staple crop, being the main calorific component of many people living subsistence livelihoods. Rice can accumulate toxic elements such as arsenic, with the crop water management strongly affec...

    Authors: Gareth J. Norton, Anthony J. Travis, Partha Talukdar, Mahmud Hossain, Md Rafiqul Islam, Alex Douglas and Adam H. Price

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:54

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  41. The heterotrimeric G protein β subunit RGB1 plays an important role in plant growth and development. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of rice growth by RGB1 remain elusive.

    Authors: Yun Gao, Houwen Gu, Mamotshewa Leburu, Xuhui Li, Yan Wang, Jiayan Sheng, Huimin Fang, Minghong Gu and Guohua Liang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:53

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  42. Breeding for genes controlling key agronomic traits is an important goal of rice genetic improvement. To gain insight into genes controlling grain morphology, we screened M3 plants derived from 1,000 whole-genome...

    Authors: Liangrong Jiang, Guotian Li, Mawsheng Chern, Rashmi Jain, Nhan T. Pham, Joel A. Martin, Wendy S. Schackwitz, Juan Zhao, Deling Ruan, Rongyu Huang, Jingsheng Zheng and Pamela C. Ronald

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:52

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  43. Rice (Oryza sativa) feeds half of the world’s population. Rice grain yield and quality which are constrained by diseases and mineral nutritions have important human healthy impacts. Plant “fruit-weight 2.2-like” ...

    Authors: Bei Li, Shengyuan Sun, Xianmin Gao, Mengxiao Wu, Yong Deng, Qinglu Zhang, Xianghua Li, Jinghua Xiao, Yinggen Ke and Shiping Wang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:51

    Content type: Short communication

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  44. Anaerobic germination (AG) is an important trait for direct-seeded rice (DSR) to be successful. Rice usually has low germination under anaerobic conditions, which leads to a poor crop stand in DSR when rain oc...

    Authors: Sharmistha Ghosal, Carlos Casal Jr, Fergie Ann Quilloy, Endang M. Septiningsih, Merlyn S. Mendioro and Shalabh Dixit

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:50

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  45. Heading date is crucial for rice reproduction and geographic expansion. Many heading date genes are sensitive to photoperiod and jointly regulate flowering time in rice. However, it is not clear how these gene...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Haiyang Liu, Feixiang Qi, Zhanyi Zhang, Qiuping Li, Zhongmin Han and Yongzhong Xing

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:48

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  46. Effective management of rice blast, caused by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, requires an understanding of the genetic architecture of the resistance to the disease in rice. Rice resistance varies with M. oryzae s...

    Authors: Chenggang Li, Dan Wang, Shasha Peng, Yue Chen, Pin Su, Jianbin Chen, Limin Zheng, Xinqiu Tan, Jinling Liu, Yinghui Xiao, Houxiang Kang, Deyong Zhang, Guo-Liang Wang and Yong Liu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:47

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