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  1. Content type: Original article

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is cultivated in a wide range of climatic conditions, and is one of mankind’s major staple foods. The interaction of environmental factors with genotype effects major agronomic traits such ...

    Authors: Xiukun Li, Lian Wu, Xin Geng, Xiuhong Xia, Xuhong Wang, Zhengjin Xu and Quan Xu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:7

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    Rice is a major crop feeding the majority of the global population, and increasing its sink strength is one of the modes to alleviate the declining availability of food for the rapidly growing world population...

    Authors: Shamitha Rao Morey, Tatsuro Hirose, Yoichi Hashida, Akio Miyao, Hirohiko Hirochika, Ryu Ohsugi, Junko Yamagishi and Naohiro Aoki

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:6

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    Plants are frequently subjected to abiotic and biotic stresses, and WRKY proteins play a pivotal role in the response to such stress. OsWRKY11 is induced by pathogens, drought, and heat, suggesting a function in ...

    Authors: Heyoung Lee, Jooyoung Cha, Changhyun Choi, Naeyoung Choi, Hyun-So Ji, Sang Ryeol Park, Seungbum Lee and Duk-Ju Hwang

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:5

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  4. Content type: Original article

    Bakanae or foot rot disease is a prominent disease of rice caused by Gibberella fujikuroi. This disease may infect rice plants from the pre-emergence stage to the mature stage. In recent years, raising rice seedl...

    Authors: Sais-Beul Lee, Yeon-Jae Hur, Jun-Hyeon Cho, Jong-Hee Lee, Tae-Heon Kim, Soo-Min Cho, You-Chun Song, Young-Su Seo, Jungkwan Lee, Tae-sung Kim, Yong-Jin Park, Myung-Kyu Oh and Dong-Soo Park

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:3

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Flooding during seasonal monsoons affects millions of hectares of rice-cultivated areas across Asia. Submerged rice plants die within a week due to lack of oxygen, light and excessive elongation growth to esca...

    Authors: Niharika Sharma, Trang Minh Dang, Namrata Singh, Slobodan Ruzicic, Bernd Mueller-Roeber, Ute Baumann and Sigrid Heuer

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:2

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Rice zebra mutants are leaf variegation mutants that exhibit transverse sectors of green/yellow or green/white in developing or mature leaves. In most cases, leaf variegation is caused by defects in chloroplast b...

    Authors: Suk-Hwan Kim, Choon-Tak Kwon, Giha Song, Hee-Jong Koh, Gynheung An and Nam-Chon Paek

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:1

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Male fertility is crucial for rice yield, and the improvement of rice yield requires hybrid production that depends on male sterile lines. Although recent studies have revealed several important genes in male ...

    Authors: Ting Zou, Qiao Xiao, Wenjie Li, Tao Luo, Guoqiang Yuan, Zhiyuan He, Mingxing Liu, Qiao Li, Peizhou Xu, Jun Zhu, Yueyang Liang, Qiming Deng, Shiquan Wang, Aiping Zheng, Lingxia Wang, Ping Li…

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:53

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  8. Content type: Original article

    The brown planthopper (BPH) has become the most destructive and a serious threat to the rice production in Asia. Breeding the resistant varieties with improved host resistance is the most effective and ecosyst...

    Authors: Yang Wang, Weihua Jiang, Hongmei Liu, Ya Zeng, Bo Du, Lili Zhu, Guangcun He and Rongzhi Chen

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:51

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  9. Content type: Short communication

    The DEFECTIVE IN OUTER CELL LAYER SPECIFICATION 1 (DOCS1) gene belongs to the Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase (LRR-RLK) subfamily. It has been discovered few years ago in Oryza sativa (rice) in a screen ...

    Authors: M. Bettembourg, M. Dal-Soglio, C. Bureau, A. Vernet, A. Dardoux, M. Portefaix, M. Bes, D. Meynard, D. Mieulet, B. Cayrol, C. Perin, B. Courtois, J. F. Ma and A. Dievart

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:50

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    Intersubspecific autotetraploid rice hybrids possess high hybrid vigor; however, low pollen fertility is a critical hindrance in its commercial utilization. Our previous study demonstrated that polyploidy coul...

    Authors: Jinwen Wu, Lin Chen, Muhammad Qasim Shahid, Minyi Chen, Qinglei Dong, Jirui Li, Xiaosong Xu and Xiangdong Liu

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:49

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    Rice aleurone layer develops different colours with various chemical tests that may help to develop some rapid tests for identification/grouping of rice varieties. Understanding the colour inheritance pattern ...

    Authors: Chandu Singh, Sripathy K.V., Jeevan Kumar S.P., Bhojaraja Naik K., Govind Pal, Udaya Bhaskar K., Ramesh K.V. and Somasundaram G.

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:48

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    Salinity is one of the most severe and widespread abiotic stresses that affect rice production. The identification of major-effect quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for traits related to salinity tolerance and un...

    Authors: M. Akhlasur Rahman, Isaac Kofi Bimpong, J. B. Bizimana, Evangeline D. Pascual, Marydee Arceta, B. P. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Faty Diaw, M. Sazzadur Rahman and R. K. Singh

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:47

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Rice blast, caused by the ascomycete Magnaporthe oryzae (Mo), imposes a major constraint on rice productivity. Managing the disease through the deployment of host resistance requires a close understanding of race...

    Authors: Yaling Zhang, Qiongle Zhu, Yongxiang Yao, Zhenghong Zhao, James C. Correll, Ling Wang and Qinghua Pan

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:46

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Plant root systems play a major role in anchoring and in water and nutrient uptake from the soil. The root cone angle is an important parameter of the root system architecture because, combined with root depth...

    Authors: Mathilde Bettembourg, Audrey Dardou, Alain Audebert, Emilie Thomas, Julien Frouin, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Nourollah Ahmadi, Christophe Perin, Anne Dievart and Brigitte Courtois

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:45

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Harvest index (HI) in rice is defined as the ratio of grain yield (GY) to biomass (BM). Although it has been demonstrated that HI is significantly related to yield and is considered as one of the most importan...

    Authors: Shaohong Zhang, Xiuying He, Junliang Zhao, Yongsheng Cheng, Zhimei Xie, Yuehan Chen, Tifeng Yang, Jingfang Dong, Xiaofei Wang, Qing Liu, Wei Liu, Xingxue Mao, Hua Fu, Zhaoming Chen, Yaoping Liao and Bin Liu

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:44

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  16. Content type: Short communication

    Increasing rice yield with fewer external inputs is critical to ensuring food security, reducing environmental costs, and improving returns. Use of hybrid rice has expanded greatly in China due to its higher y...

    Authors: Min Huang, Peng Jiang, Shuanglü Shan, Wei Gao, Guohui Ma, Yingbin Zou, Norman Uphoff and Longping Yuan

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:43

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    Understanding the responses of rice to environmental stresses such as unscheduled submergence is of pressing important owing to increasing severity of weather thought to arise from global climate change. When ...

    Authors: Si-Yu Yang, Yu-Sian Wu, Chung-Tse Chen, Ming-Hsin Lai, Hsing-Mu Yen and Chin-Ying Yang

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:42

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the staple food for more than 3.5 billion people, mainly in Asia. Brown planthopper (BPH) is one of the most destructive insect pests of rice that limits rice production. Host-plant resi...

    Authors: G. D. Prahalada, N. Shivakumar, H. C. Lohithaswa, D. K. Sidde Gowda, G. Ramkumar, Sung-Ryul Kim, C. Ramachandra, Shailaja Hittalmani, Trilochan Mohapatra and Kshirod K. Jena

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:41

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Fixed arrays of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers have advantages over reduced representation sequencing in their ease of data analysis, consistently higher call rates, and rapid turnaround times. A...

    Authors: Michael J. Thomson, Namrata Singh, Maria S. Dwiyanti, Diane R. Wang, Mark H. Wright, Francisco Agosto Perez, Genevieve DeClerck, Joong Hyoun Chin, Geraldine A. Malitic-Layaoen, Venice Margarette Juanillas, Christine J. Dilla-Ermita, Ramil Mauleon, Tobias Kretzschmar and Susan R. McCouch

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:40

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Combining ability is a measure for selecting elite parents that make the highest contributions to hybrid performance. However, the genetic bases of combining ability and how they contributed to heterosis is se...

    Authors: Hao Zhou, Duo Xia, Jing Zeng, Gonghao Jiang and Yuqing He

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:39

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  21. Content type: Original article

    The rice Pi2/9 locus harbors multiple resistance (R) genes each controlling broad-spectrum resistance against diverse isolates of Magnaporthe oryzae, a fungal pathogen causing devastating blast disease to rice. I...

    Authors: Gui Xiao, Frances Nikki Borja, Ramil Mauleon, Jonas Padilla, Mary Jeanie Telebanco-Yanoria, Jianxia Yang, Guodong Lu, Maribel Dionisio-Sese and Bo Zhou

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:37

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  22. Content type: Original article

    Rice blast is the most serious disease afflicting rice and there is an urgent need for the use of disease resistance (R) genes in blast tolerance breeding programs. Pb1 is classified as a quantitative resistance ...

    Authors: Haruhiko Inoue, Mitsuru Nakamura, Tatsumi Mizubayashi, Akira Takahashi, Shoji Sugano, Shuuichi Fukuoka and Nagao Hayashi

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:36

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Kongyu 131 is an elite japonica rice variety of Heilongjiang Province, China. It has the characteristics of early maturity, superior quality, high yield, cold tolerance and wide adaptability. However, there is po...

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

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:35

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Rice plays an extremely important role in food safety because it feeds more than half of the world’s population. Rice grain yield depends on biomass and the harvest index. An important strategy to break throug...

    Authors: Yong Zhou, Yajun Tao, Jinyan Zhu, Jun Miao, Jun Liu, Yanhua Liu, Chuandeng Yi, Zefeng Yang, Zhiyun Gong and Guohua Liang

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:34

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Starch biosynthesis is one of the most important pathways that determine both grain quality and yield in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Sugary endosperm, sugary-1 (sug-1), is a mutant trait for starch biosynthesis. Rice...

    Authors: Yunjoo Lee, Min-Seon Choi, Gileung Lee, Su Jang, Mi-Ra Yoon, Backki Kim, Rihua Piao, Mi-Ok Woo, Joong Hyoun Chin and Hee-Jong Koh

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:33

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Direct-seeding cultivation by deep-seeding of seeds (drill seeding) is becoming popular due to the scarcity of land and labor. However, poor emergence and inadequate seedling establishment can lead to yield lo...

    Authors: Hyun-Sook Lee, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Ju-Won Kang, Tadashi Sato, Won-Yong Song and Sang-Nag Ahn

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:32

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Peroxiredoxins (PRXs) have recently been identified as plant antioxidants. Completion of various genome sequencing projects has provided genome-wide information about PRX genes in major plant species. Two of t...

    Authors: Yun-Shil Gho, Sun-A Park, Sung-Ruyl Kim, Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Gynheung An and Ki-Hong Jung

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:30

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Bakanae disease, caused by seed-borne Fusarium species, mainly F. fujikuroi, is a rice disease whose importance is considerably increasing in several rice growing countries, leading to...

    Authors: Andrea Volante, Alessandro Tondelli, Maria Aragona, Maria Teresa Valente, Chiara Biselli, Francesca Desiderio, Paolo Bagnaresi, Slavica Matic, Maria Lodovica Gullino, Alessandro Infantino, Davide Spadaro and Giampiero Valè

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:29

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Heat stress is one of the major abiotic threats to rice production, next to drought and salinity stress. Incidence of heat stress at reproductive phase of the crop results in abnormal pollination leading to fl...

    Authors: Shanmugavadivel PS, Amitha Mithra SV, Chandra Prakash, Ramkumar MK, Ratan Tiwari, Trilochan Mohapatra and Nagendra Kumar Singh

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:28

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  30. Content type: Original article

    The rice immune receptor XA21 confers resistance to the bacterial pathogen, Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo). To elucidate the mechanism of XA21-mediated immunity, we previously performed a yeast two-hybrid sc...

    Authors: Chang-Jin Park, Tong Wei, Rita Sharma and Pamela C. Ronald

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:27

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Rice bran is a functional food that has shown protection against major chronic diseases (e.g. obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer) in animals and humans, and these health effects have been ass...

    Authors: Iman Zarei, Dustin G. Brown, Nora Jean Nealon and Elizabeth P. Ryan

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:24

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Lectins, defined as ‘Proteins that can recognize and bind specific carbohydrate structures’, are widespread among all kingdoms of life and play an important role in various biological processes in the cell. Mo...

    Authors: Kristof De Schutter, Mariya Tsaneva, Shubhada R. Kulkarni, Pierre Rougé, Klaas Vandepoele and Els J. M. Van Damme

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:26

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  33. Content type: Original article

    Both grain size and grain number are significant for rice yield. In the past decade, a number of genes related to grain size and grain number have been documented, however, the regulatory mechanisms underlying...

    Authors: Hua Yuan, Shijun Fan, Juan Huang, Shijie Zhan, Shifu Wang, Peng Gao, Weilan Chen, Bin Tu, Bingtian Ma, Yuping Wang, Peng Qin and Shigui Li

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:25

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    The rice immune receptor XA21 confers resistance to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), the causal agent of bacterial leaf blight. We previously demonstrated that an auxilin-like protein, XA21 BINDING PROTEIN 21...

    Authors: Daniel F. Caddell, Chang-Jin Park, Nicholas C. Thomas, Patrick E. Canlas and Pamela C. Ronald

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:23

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  35. Content type: Original article

    Hybrid rice breeding facilitates to increase grain yield and yield stability. Long-term success of hybrid breeding depends on the recognition of high-yielding complementary heterotic patterns, which is lacking...

    Authors: Ulrike Beukert, Zuo Li, Guozheng Liu, Yusheng Zhao, Nadhigade Ramachandra, Vilson Mirdita, Fabiano Pita, Klaus Pillen and Jochen Christoph Reif

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:22

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  36. Content type: Original article

    The identification and introgression of major-effect QTLs for grain yield under drought are some of the best and well-proven approaches for improving the drought tolerance of rice varieties. In the present stu...

    Authors: B. P. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin, Site Noorzuraini Abd Rahman, Ramil Mauleon, Wickneswari Ratnam, Ma. Teressa Sta. Cruz and Arvind Kumar

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:21

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  37. Content type: Original article

    High water use efficiency is essential to water-saving cropping. Morphological traits that affect photosynthetic water use efficiency are not well known. We examined whether leaf hairiness improves photosynthe...

    Authors: Norimitsu Hamaoka, Hideshi Yasui, Yoshiyuki Yamagata, Yoko Inoue, Naruto Furuya, Takuya Araki, Osamu Ueno and Atsushi Yoshimura

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:20

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  38. Content type: Original article

    Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the most important food crops in the world. Rice blast, caused by the fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae, is one of the most destructive rice diseases worldwide. To effectively cope ...

    Authors: Chaivarakun Chaipanya, Mary Jeanie Telebanco-Yanoria, Berlaine Quime, Apinya Longya, Siripar Korinsak, Siriporn Korinsak, Theerayut Toojinda, Apichart Vanavichit, Chatchawan Jantasuriyarat and Bo Zhou

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:18

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Spatial- and temporal-specific expression patterns are primarily regulated at the transcriptional level by gene promoters. Therefore, it is important to identify the binding motifs of transcription factors to ...

    Authors: Joung Sug Kim, Songhwa Chae, Kyong Mi Jun, Yoon-Mok Pahk, Tae-Ho Lee, Pil Joong Chung, Yeon-Ki Kim and Baek Hie Nahm

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:16

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Stagnant flooding, where water of 25–50 cm remains until harvest time, is a major problem in rainfed lowland areas. Most of the Sub1 varieties, which can withstand around 2 weeks of complete submergence, perfo...

    Authors: Anshuman Singh, Jerome Carandang, Zennia Jean C. Gonzaga, Bertrand C. Y. Collard, Abdelbagi M. Ismail and Endang M. Septiningsih

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:15

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  41. Content type: Original Article

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is highly susceptible to iron (Fe) deficiency due to low secretion levels of the mugineic acid (MA) family phytosiderophore (PS) 2′-deoxymugineic acid (DMA) into the rhizosphere. The low le...

    Authors: Jamie Selby-Pham, Adrian Lutz, Laura T. Moreno-Moyano, Berin A. Boughton, Ute Roessner and Alexander A. T. Johnson

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:14

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  42. Content type: Original article

    Crop wild relatives (CWRs) of rice hold important traits that can contribute to enhancing the ability of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa and O. glaberrima) to produce higher yields, cope with the effects of climate...

    Authors: Evert Thomas, Eduardo Tovar, Carolina Villafañe, José Leonardo Bocanegra and Rodrigo Moreno

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:13

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  43. Content type: Original article

    The small heat shock proteins represent a large family of proteins that respond to a wide range of abiotic and biotic stresses. OsHsp18.0-CI confers tolerance to salt and cadmium and interacts with viral RNA-d...

    Authors: Yanhu Ju, Hongjuan Tian, Ruihua Zhang, Liping Zuo, Guixiu Jin, Qian Xu, Xinhua Ding, Xiangkui Li and Zhaohui Chu

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:12

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  44. Content type: Original article

    Maintenance of seed viability is an important factor for seedling vigour and plant establishment. Lipid peroxidation mediated reactive carbonyl compounds (RCC’s) and non-enzymatic modifications of proteins thr...

    Authors: Kodadinne Narayana Nisarga, Ramu S Vemanna, Babitha Kodekallu Chandrashekar, Hanumantha Rao, Amaranatha Reddy Vennapusa, Ashwini Narasimaha, Udayakumar Makarla and Mohan Raju Basavaiah

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:11

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