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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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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  11. 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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Content type: Original article

    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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  30. Content type: Original article

    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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. Content type: Original article

    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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  38. Content type: Original article

    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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  39. Content type: Original article

    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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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