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  1. The development and utilization of genetic markers play a pivotal role in marker-assisted breeding of rice cultivars during pyramiding of valuable genes. Among molecular markers, SNPs have become the most prom...

    Authors: Guili Yang, Siping Chen, Likai Chen, Kai Sun, Cuihong Huang, Danhua Zhou, Yuting Huang, Jiafeng Wang, Yongzhu Liu, Hui Wang, Zhiqiang Chen and Tao Guo

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:21

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  2. Epigenetic variants broaden phenotypic diversity in eukaryotes. Epialleles may also provide a new genetic source for crop breeding, but very few epialleles related to agricultural traits have been identified i...

    Authors: Xin Luan, Shuchun Liu, Shanwen Ke, Hang Dai, Xin-Ming Xie, Tzung-Fu Hsieh and Xiang-Qian Zhang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:20

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  3. Cytokinins are one of the five major hormones families in plants and are important for their normal growth and environmental adaptability. In plants, cytokinins are mostly present as glycosides in plants, and ...

    Authors: Pan Li, Kang Lei, Yanjie Li, Xingrui He, Shuo Wang, Renmin Liu, Lusha Ji and Bingkai Hou

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:19

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  4. Rice blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae is the most devastating disease in rice production. Compared with seedling blast, panicle blast is considered to be more destructive, which can occur without being preceded...

    Authors: Nengyan Fang, Xiaorui Wei, Lingtong Shen, Yao Yu, Mengya Li, Congfei Yin, Wanwan He, Changhong Guan, Hao Chen, Hongsheng Zhang and Yongmei Bao

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:18

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  5. The development of rice varieties with broad-spectrum resistance to insect pests is the most promising approach for controlling a fast evolving insect pest such as the brown planthopper (BPH). To cope with rap...

    Authors: Wintai Kamolsukyeunyong, Siriphat Ruengphayak, Pantharika Chumwong, Lucia Kusumawati, Ekawat Chaichoompu, Watchareewan Jamboonsri, Chatree Saensuk, Kunyakarn Phoonsiri, Theerayut Toojinda and Apichart Vanavichit

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:16

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  6. Semi-irrigated aerobic cultivation of rice has been suggested as a potential water saving agronomy. However, suitable cultivars are needed in order to sustain yield levels. An introgression of water mining and...

    Authors: Prathibha M. Dharmappa, Pushpa Doddaraju, Mohankumar V. Malagondanahalli, Raju B. Rangappa, N. M. Mallikarjuna, Sowmya H. Rajendrareddy, Ramachandra Ramanjinappa, Rajanna P. Mavinahalli, Trichy Ganesh Prasad, Makarla Udayakumar and Sreeman M. Sheshshayee

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:14

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  7. Salinity expansion in arable land is a threat to crop plants. Rice is the staple food crop across several countries worldwide; however, its salt sensitive nature severely affects its growth under excessive sal...

    Authors: Raheleh Mirdar Mansuri, Zahra-Sadat Shobbar, Nadali Babaeian Jelodar, Mohammad Reza Ghaffari, Ghorban-Ali Nematzadeh and Saeedeh Asari

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:13

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  8. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important crops that serves as staple food for ~ 50% of the human population worldwide. Some important agronomic traits that allow rice to cope with numerous abiotic and ...

    Authors: Zhenhui Zhong, Lianyu Lin, Meilian Chen, Lili Lin, Xiaofeng Chen, Yahong Lin, Xi Chen, Zonghua Wang, Justice Norvienyeku and Huakun Zheng

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:12

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  9. Broad-spectrum resistance gene pyramiding helps the development of varieties with broad-spectrum and durable resistance to M. oryzae. However, detailed information about how these different sources of broad-spect...

    Authors: Yunyu Wu, Ning Xiao, Yu Chen, Ling Yu, Cunhong Pan, Yuhong Li, Xiaoxiang Zhang, Niansheng Huang, Hongjuan Ji, Zhengyuan Dai, Xijun Chen and Aihong Li

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:11

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  10. Oryza glumaepatula represents an important resource of genetic diversity that can be used to improve rice production. However, hybrid sterility severely restricts gene flow between Oryza species, and hinders the ...

    Authors: Chaowei Fang, Le Li, Runming He, Daiqi Wang, Man Wang, Qian Hu, Qianru Ma, Kaiyi Qin, Xueye Feng, Guiquan Zhang, Xuelin Fu and Ziqiang Liu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:10

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  11. In plants, basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) proteins form the largest transcription factor (TF) family. Among them, HLH proteins are a small group of atypical members that lack the basic domain, and form dimers w...

    Authors: Meiling Wang, Dongyong Yang, Feilong Ma, Mulan Zhu, Zhenying Shi and Xuexia Miao

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:9

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  12. Climate extremes such as drought and flood have become major constraints to the sustainable rice crop productivity in rainfed environments. Availability of suitable climate-resilient varieties could help farme...

    Authors: Nitika Sandhu, Shalabh Dixit, B. P. M. Swamy, Anitha Raman, Santosh Kumar, S. P. Singh, R. B. Yadaw, O. N. Singh, J. N. Reddy, A. Anandan, Shailesh Yadav, Challa Venkataeshwarllu, Amelia Henry, Satish Verulkar, N. P. Mandal, T. Ram…

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:8

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  13. Leaf senescence is a genetically regulated, highly complex and ordered process. Although it has been extensively studied, the mechanism of leaf senescence is not well understood. In this study, we isolated a r...

    Authors: Shanwen Ke, Shuchun Liu, Xin Luan, Xin-Ming Xie, Tzung-Fu Hsieh and Xiang-Qian Zhang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:7

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  14. TRIANGULAR HULL1 (TH1), a member of the rice ALOG gene family, has been characterized as a rice lemma/palea-related gene. To understand the gene regulatory network that controlled by TH1, we analyzed the transcri...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Qiang Zhang, Yi Wang, Jing Huang, Nengjie Luo, Shengbo Wei and Jian Jin

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:6

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  15. qPE9–1/DEP1, encoding a G protein γ subunit, has multiple effects on plant architecture, grain size, and yield in rice. The qPE9–1 protein contains an N-terminal G gamma-like (GGL) domain, a putative transmembran...

    Authors: Xiangbo Li, Quandan Tao, Jun Miao, Zefeng Yang, Minghong Gu, Guohua Liang and Yong Zhou

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:5

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  16. To delineate the adaptive mechanisms operative under salinity stress, it is essential to study plant responses at the very early stages of stress which are very crucial for governing plant survival and adaptat...

    Authors: Nita Lakra, Charanpreet Kaur, Sneh Lata Singla-Pareek and Ashwani Pareek

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:3

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  17. Drought tolerance is a major challenge in breeding rice for unfavorable environments. In this study, we used a panel of 180 Vietnamese rice landraces genotyped with 21,623 single-nucleotide polymorphism marker...

    Authors: Giang Thi Hoang, Lam Van Dinh, Thom Thi Nguyen, Nhung Kim Ta, Floran Gathignol, Chung Duc Mai, Stefan Jouannic, Khanh Dang Tran, Trung Huu Khuat, Vinh Nang Do, Michel Lebrun, Brigitte Courtois and Pascal Gantet

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:4

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  18. Seed dormancy directly affects the phenotype of pre-harvest sprouting, and ultimately affects the quality and yield of rice seeds. Although many genes controlling seed dormancy have been cloned from cereals, t...

    Authors: Xingxue Mao, Jianjun Zhang, Wuge Liu, Shijuan Yan, Qing Liu, Hua Fu, Junliang Zhao, Wenjie Huang, Jingfang Dong, Shaohong Zhang, Tifeng Yang, Wu Yang, Bin Liu and Feng Wang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:2

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  19. Roots are fundamentally important for growth and development, anchoring the plant to its growth substrate, facilitating water and nutrient uptake from the soil, and sensing and responding to environmental sign...

    Authors: Funing Meng, Dan Xiang, Jianshu Zhu, Yong Li and Chuanzao Mao

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:1

    Content type: Review

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  20. Soil salinity is widespread in rice-producing areas globally, restricting both vegetative growth and grain yield. Attempts to improve the salt tolerance of Asian rice, Oryza sativa—the most salt sensitive of the ...

    Authors: Yoav Yichie, Chris Brien, Bettina Berger, Thomas H. Roberts and Brian J. Atwell

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:66

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  21. Our previous transcriptomic analysis revealed that downregulation of nitrogen and carbon metabolism in the basal portions of the shoots inhibited cytosolic glutamine synthetase1;2 (GS1;2), which severely reduc...

    Authors: Miwa Ohashi, Keiki Ishiyama, Miyako Kusano, Atsushi Fukushima, Soichi Kojima, Toshihiko Hayakawa and Tomoyuki Yamaya

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:65

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  22. GPI-anchoring is a prevalent Glycosylphosphatidylinositol modification process of posttranslational protein and is necessary for cell wall integrity in eukaryotes. To date, the function of GPI anchored-related...

    Authors: Yue Chen, Xiyang Wu, Chenggang Li, Yibo Zeng, Xinqiu Tan, Deyong Zhang and Yong Liu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:64

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  23. The rice blast resistance gene Pi54 was cloned from Oryza sativa ssp. indica cv. Tetep, which conferred broad-spectrum resistance against Magnaporthe oryzae. Pi54 allelic variants have been identified in not only...

    Authors: Lin Zhang, Yusuke Nakagomi, Takashi Endo, Mika Teranishi, Jun Hidema, Shusei Sato and Atsushi Higashitani

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:63

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  24. Cadmium (Cd) accumulation in rice followed by transfer to the food chain causes severe health problems in humans. Breeding of low Cd accumulation varieties is one of the most economical ways to solve the probl...

    Authors: Junliang Zhao, Wu Yang, Shaohong Zhang, Tifeng Yang, Qin Liu, Jingfang Dong, Hua Fu, Xingxue Mao and Bin Liu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:61

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  25. Pollen tube formation and growth are crucial steps that lead to seed production. Despite the importance of pollen tube growth, the molecular mechanisms implicated in its spatial and temporal control are not fu...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Yu-Chan Zhang, Jin-Ping Zhang, Yang Yu, Yan-Fei Zhou, Yan-Zhao Feng, Yu-Wei Yang, Meng-Qi Lei, Huang He, Jian-Pin Lian and Yue-Qin Chen

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:60

    Content type: Short communication

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  26. Leaf rolling is one of the most significant symptoms of drought stress in plant. Previously, we identified a dominant negative mutant, termed rolled and erect 1 (hereafter referred to rel1-D), regulating leaf rol...

    Authors: Jiayan Liang, Shaoying Guo, Bo Sun, Qing Liu, Xionghui Chen, Haifeng Peng, Zemin Zhang and Qingjun Xie

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:59

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  27. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  28. Genetic data for traditional Taiwanese (Formosan) agriculture is essential for tracing the origins on the East Asian mainland of the Austronesian language family, whose homeland is generally placed in Taiwan. ...

    Authors: Laurent Sagart, Tze-Fu Hsu, Yuan-Ching Tsai, Cheng-Chieh Wu, Lin-Tzu Huang, Yu-Chi Chen, Yi-Fang Chen, Yu-Chien Tseng, Hung-Ying Lin and Yue-ie Caroline Hsing

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:57

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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