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  1. Content type: Original article

    Increased water and labour scarcity in major rice growing areas warrants a shift towards direct seeded rice cultivation under which management of weeds is a major issue. Use of broad spectrum non-selective her...

    Authors: D. Shoba, M. Raveendran, S. Manonmani, S. Utharasu, D. Dhivyapriya, G. Subhasini, S. Ramchandar, R. Valarmathi, Nitasha Grover, S. Gopala Krishnan, A. K. Singh, Pawan Jayaswal, Prashant Kale, M. K. Ramkumar, S. V. Amitha Mithra, T. Mohapatra…

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:10

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    Rice is a major dietary source of cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) for populations consuming rice as the staple food. Excessive Cd and As accumulation in rice grain is of great concern worldwide, especially in So...

    Authors: Guilan Duan, Guosheng Shao, Zhong Tang, Hongping Chen, Boxun Wang, Zhu Tang, Yuping Yang, Yuechuan Liu and Fang-Jie Zhao

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:9

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    A range of resistance loci against different races of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), the pathogen causing bacterial blight (BB) disease of rice, have been discovered and characterized. Several have been dep...

    Authors: Christine Jade Dilla-Ermita, Erwin Tandayu, Venice Margarette Juanillas, Jeffrey Detras, Dennis Nicuh Lozada, Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti, Casiana Vera Cruz, Edwige Gaby Nkouaya Mbanjo, Edna Ardales, Maria Genaleen Diaz, Merlyn Mendioro, Michael J. Thomson and Tobias Kretzschmar

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:8

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  4. Content type: Short communication

    The receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase, OsRLCK176 has been reported to participate in both chitin- and PGN-induced immunity in rice. Here, we further researched the function of the homologous proteins, OsRLCK57,...

    Authors: Zhangqun Li, Ying Ao, Dongru Feng, Jun Liu, Jinfa Wang, Hong-Bin Wang and Bing Liu

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:6

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  5. Content type: Original article

    The effector AvrPiz-t of Magnaporthe oryzae has virulence function in rice. However, the mechanism underlying its virulence in host is not fully understood.

    Authors: Mingzhi Tang, Yuese Ning, Xiaoli Shu, Bo Dong, Hongyan Zhang, Dianxing Wu, Hua Wang, Guo-Liang Wang and Bo Zhou

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:5

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  6. Content type: Short communication

    Tolerance to complete submergence is recognized in a limited number of Asian rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties, most of which contain submergence-inducible SUB1A on the polygenic SUBMERGENCE-1 (SUB1) locus. It has...

    Authors: Railson Schreinert dos Santos, Daniel da Rosa Farias, Camila Pegoraro, Cesar Valmor Rombaldi, Takeshi Fukao, Rod A. Wing and Antonio Costa de Oliveira

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:4

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Asparagine is one of the most dominant organic nitrogen compounds in phloem and xylem sap in a wide range of plant species. Asparaginase (ASNase; EC, catabolizes asparagine into aspartate and ammonium...

    Authors: Yui Yabuki, Miwa Ohashi, Fumi Imagawa, Keiki Ishiyama, Marcel Pascal Beier, Noriyuki Konishi, Toshiko Umetsu-Ohashi, Toshihiko Hayakawa, Tomoyuki Yamaya and Soichi Kojima

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:3

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  8. Content type: Original Article

    Three-line Oryza sativa (ssp. japonica) hybrids have been developed mainly using Chinsurah Boro II (BT)-type cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS). The Rf1 gene restores the fertility of BT-type CMS lines, and is the ...

    Authors: Honggen Zhang, Jianlan Che, Yongshen Ge, Yan Pei, Lijia Zhang, Qiaoquan Liu, Minghong Gu and Shuzhu Tang

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:2

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  9. Content type: Original Article

    NADPH: protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (POR) is an essential enzyme that catalyzes the photoreduction of protochlorophyllide to chlorophyllide, which is ultimately converted to chlorophyll in developing lea...

    Authors: Choon-Tak Kwon, Suk-Hwan Kim, Giha Song, Dami Kim and Nam-Chon Paek

    Citation: Rice 2017 10:1

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Chloroplast plays a vital role in plant development and growth. The pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) gene family is one of the largest gene families in plants. In addition, cold stress affects a broad spectrum o...

    Authors: Lanlan Wu, Jun Wu, Yanxia Liu, Xiaodi Gong, Jianlong Xu, Dongzhi Lin and Yanjun Dong

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:67

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Rice is a staple food crop in the world. With the increase in world population and economic development, farmers need to produce more rice in limited field. However, the rice production is frequently affected ...

    Authors: Yanchang Luo, Tingchen Ma, Aifang Zhang, Kar Hui Ong, Zefu Li, Jianbo Yang and Zhongchao Yin

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:66

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Vacuolar processing enzymes (VPEs) are cysteine proteinases that act as crucial mediators of programmed cell death (PCD) in plants. In rice, however, the role of VPEs in abiotic stress-induced PCD remains larg...

    Authors: Wenyun Lu, Minjuan Deng, Fu Guo, Mingqiang Wang, Zhanghui Zeng, Ning Han, Yinong Yang, Muyuan Zhu and Hongwu Bian

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:65

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Grain size is one of key agronomic traits that determine grain yield in rice. Several regulators of grain size have been identified in rice, but the mechanisms that determine grain size and yield remain largel...

    Authors: Na Fang, Ran Xu, Luojiang Huang, Baolan Zhang, Penggen Duan, Na Li, Yuehua Luo and Yunhai Li

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:64

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Plant WRKY transcription factors play pivotal roles in diverse biological processes but most notably in plant defense response to pathogens. Sheath blight represents one of the predominant diseases in rice. Ho...

    Authors: Xixu Peng, Haihua Wang, Jyan-Chyun Jang, Ting Xiao, Huanhuan He, Dan Jiang and Xinke Tang

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:63

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Improved eating quality is a major breeding target in japonica rice due to market demand. Consequently, quantitative trait loci (QTL) for glossiness of cooked rice and amylose content associated with eating quali...

    Authors: Yeo-Tae Yun, Chong-Tae Chung, Young-Ju Lee, Han-Jung Na, Jae-Chul Lee, Sun-Gye Lee, Kwang-Won Lee, Young-Hwan Yoon, Ju-Won Kang, Hyun-Sook Lee, Jong-Yeol Lee and Sang-Nag Ahn

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:62

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Rice is a temperature-sensitive crop and its production is severely affected by low temperature in temperate and sub-tropical regions. To understand the genetic basis of cold tolerance in rice, we evaluated th...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Jinling Liu, Chengang Li, Houxiang Kang, Yue Wang, Xinqiu Tan, Minghao Liu, Yufei Deng, Zhilong Wang, Yong Liu, Deyong Zhang, Yinghui Xiao and Guo-Liang Wang

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:61

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Aluminum (Al) toxicity represents a major constraint for crop production on acid soils. Rice is a high Al-resistant plant species among small-grain cereals, but its molecular mechanisms of Al resistance are no...

    Authors: Shuo Liu, Huiling Gao, Xiaoyan Wu, Qiu Fang, Lan Chen, Fang-Jie Zhao and Chao-Feng Huang

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:60

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Rice blast is one of the most damaging disease of rice. The use of resistant cultivars is the only practical way to control the disease in developing countries where most farmers cannot afford fungicides. Howe...

    Authors: Louis-Marie Raboin, Elsa Ballini, Didier Tharreau, Alain Ramanantsoanirina, Julien Frouin, Brigitte Courtois and Nourollah Ahmadi

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:59

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  19. Content type: Original article

    After its domestication, rice cultivation expanded from tropical regions towards northern latitudes with temperate climate in a progressive process to overcome limiting photoperiod and temperature conditions. ...

    Authors: Juan L. Reig-Valiente, Juan Viruel, Ester Sales, Luis Marqués, Javier Terol, Marta Gut, Sophia Derdak, Manuel Talón and Concha Domingo

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:58

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Chloroplast genome variations have been detected, despite its overall conserved structure, which has been valuable for plant population genetics and evolutionary studies. Here, we described chloroplast variati...

    Authors: Wei Tong, Tae-Sung Kim and Yong-Jin Park

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:57

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Understanding population structure of the wild progenitor of Asian cultivated rice (O. sativa), the Oryza rufipogon species complex (ORSC), is of interest to plant breeders and contributes to our understanding of...

    Authors: HyunJung Kim, Janelle Jung, Namrata Singh, Anthony Greenberg, Jeff J. Doyle, Wricha Tyagi, Jong-Wook Chung, Jennifer Kimball, Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton and Susan R. McCouch

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:56

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Rice 2017 10:17

  22. Content type: Original article

    The development of hybrid rice is a practical approach for increasing rice production. However, the brown planthopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens Stål, causes severe yield loss of rice (Oryza sativa L.) and can thr...

    Authors: Hongbo Wang, Shengtuo Ye and Tongmin Mou

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:53

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Salinity is one of the many abiotic stresses limiting rice production worldwide. Several studies were conducted to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for traits associated to salinity tolerance. However, ...

    Authors: Teresa B. De Leon, Steven Linscombe and Prasanta K. Subudhi

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:52

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  24. Content type: Short communication

    Rice is the only crop that germinates and elongates the coleoptile under complete submergence. It has been shown that alcohol dehydrogenase 1 (ADH1)-deficient mutant of rice with reduced alcohol dehydrogenase act...

    Authors: Bijayalaxmi Mohanty, Hirokazu Takahashi, Benildo G. de los Reyes, Edward Wijaya, Mikio Nakazono and Dong-Yup Lee

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:51

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Information on the effect of stress on the allele-specific expression (ASE) profile of rice hybrids is limited. More so, the association of allelically imbalanced genes to important traits is yet to be underst...

    Authors: Nelzo C. Ereful, Li-Yu Liu, Eric Tsai, Shu-Min Kao, Shalabh Dixit, Ramil Mauleon, Katrina Malabanan, Michael Thomson, Antonio Laurena, David Lee, Ian Mackay, Andy Greenland, Wayne Powell and Hei Leung

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:50

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  26. Content type: Review

    Zinc (Zn) is one of the most essential micronutrients required for the growth and development of human beings. More than one billion people, particularly children and pregnant women suffer from Zn deficiency r...

    Authors: B. P. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Mohammad Akhlasur Rahman, Mary Ann Inabangan-Asilo, Amery Amparado, Christine Manito, Prabhjit Chadha-Mohanty, Russell Reinke and Inez H. Slamet-Loedin

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:49

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Grain appearance quality is a main determinant of market value in rice and one of the highly important traits requiring improvement in breeding programs. The genetic basis of grain shape and endosperm chalkine...

    Authors: Likai Chen, Weiwei Gao, Siping Chen, Liping Wang, Jiyong Zou, Yongzhu Liu, Hui Wang, Zhiqiang Chen and Tao Guo

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:48

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Rice blast (causative pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae) represents a major biotic constraint over rice production. While numerous genes for resistance have been found in both japonica and indica germplasm, as yet the ...

    Authors: Zhijian Liang, Ling Wang and Qinghua Pan

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:47

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  29. Content type: Original article

    The Class III homeodomain Leu zipper (HD-Zip III) gene family plays important roles in plant growth and development. Here, we analyze the function of OsHox32, an HD-Zip III family member, and show that it exhibit...

    Authors: Ying-ying Li, Ao Shen, Wei Xiong, Qiong-lin Sun, Qian Luo, Ting Song, Zheng-long Li and Wei-jiang Luan

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:46

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  30. Content type: Original article

    Bakanae or foot rot disease caused by Fusarium fujikuroi [teleomorph: Gibberella fujikuroi (Sawada) Ito] is emerging as a serious disease in rice. The disease causes both quantitative and qualitative losses to th...

    Authors: R. Abdul Fiyaz, Ashutosh K. Yadav, S. Gopala Krishnan, Ranjith K. Ellur, Bishnu M. Bashyal, Nitasha Grover, Prolay K. Bhowmick, M. Nagarajan, K. K. Vinod, Nagendra K. Singh, Kumble V. Prabhu and Ashok K. Singh

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:45

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Breeding of rice cultivars with long-lasting resistance to the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae is difficult, and identification of new resistance genes is essential. Most of the loci associated with blast re...

    Authors: Dan Zhu, Houxiang Kang, Zhiqiang Li, Minghao Liu, Xiaoli Zhu, Yue Wang, Dan Wang, Zhilong Wang, Wende Liu and Guo-Liang Wang

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:44

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Reproductive isolation between rice of different ploidy levels is manifested as endosperm and embryo abortion in seeds produced by interploidy crosses. Genomic imprinting is considered to be the underlying mec...

    Authors: Hong-yu Zhang, Ming Luo, Susan D. Johnson, Xiao-wei Zhu, Lei Liu, Fang Huang, Yu-tong Liu, Pei-zhou Xu and Xian-jun Wu

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:43

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  33. Content type: Original article

    An ideal appearance is of commercial value for rice varieties. Chalkiness is one of the most important appearance quality indicators. Therefore, clarification of the heredity of chalkiness and its molecular me...

    Authors: Yang Gao, Chaolei Liu, Yuanyuan Li, Anpeng Zhang, Guojun Dong, Lihong Xie, Bin Zhang, Banpu Ruan, Kai Hong, Dawei Xue, Dali Zeng, Longbiao Guo, Qian Qian and Zhenyu Gao

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:41

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  34. Content type: Original article

    Protein kinases catalyze the transfer of a phosphate moiety from a phosphate donor to the substrate molecule, thus playing critical roles in cell signaling and metabolism. Although plant genomes contain more t...

    Authors: Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Yo-Han Yoo, Peijian Cao, Rita Sharma, Manoj Sharma, Christopher Dardick, Pamela C Ronald and Ki-Hong Jung

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:40

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  35. Content type: Review

    Iron (Fe) is essential for rice growth and humans consuming as their staple food but is often deficient because of insoluble Fe(III) in soil for rice growth and limited assimilation for human bodies, while cad...

    Authors: Lei Gao, Jiadong Chang, Ruijie Chen, Hubo Li, Hongfei Lu, Longxing Tao and Jie Xiong

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:39

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Rice plant growth is comprised of distinct phases, such as vegetative, reproductive, grain filling and maturity phases. In these phases synthesis and availability of primary and secondary metabolites including...

    Authors: Vidya R. Hinge, Hemant B. Patil and Altafhusain B. Nadaf

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:38

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Rice leaves are important energy source for the whole plant. An optimal structure will be beneficial for rice leaves to capture light energy and exchange gas, thus increasing the yield of rice. Moderate leaf r...

    Authors: Shuai-Qi Yang, Wen-Qiang Li, Hai Miao, Peng-Fei Gan, Lei Qiao, Yan-Li Chang, Chun-Hai Shi and Kun-Ming Chen

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:37

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  38. Content type: Original article

    Aerobic rice fields are frequently infested by pathogenic oomycetes (Pythium spp.) and the rice root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola. Here, the interaction between Pythium arrhenomanes and Meloidogyne grami...

    Authors: R. E. M. Verbeek, C. G. B. Banaay, M. Sikder, D. De Waele, C. M. Vera Cruz, G. Gheysen, M. Höfte and Tina Kyndt

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:36

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Grain size is an important trait that affects rice yield. Although many genes that contribute to grain size have been cloned from mutants or by quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis based on bi-parental mapp...

    Authors: Shuhei Segami, Tatsuya Yamamoto, Katsuyuki Oki, Tomonori Noda, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Harumi Sasaki, Satomi Mori, Motoyuki Ashikari, Hidemi Kitano, Yuichi Katayose, Yukimoto Iwasaki and Kotaro Miura

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:34

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  40. Content type: Review

    The map-based genome sequence of the japonica rice cultivar Nipponbare remains to date as the only monocot genome that has been sequenced to a high-quality level. It has become the reference sequence for understa...

    Authors: Takashi Matsumoto, Jianzhong Wu, Takeshi Itoh, Hisataka Numa, Baltazar Antonio and Takuji Sasaki

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:33

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  41. Content type: Short communication

    Quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) has been routinely used to quantify gene expression level. This technique determines the expression of a target gene by comparison to an internal control gene u...

    Authors: Isaiah M. Pabuayon, Naoki Yamamoto, Jennylyn L. Trinidad, Toshisangba Longkumer, Manish L. Raorane and Ajay Kohli

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:32

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  42. Content type: Original article

    Lodging in rice production often limits grain yield and quality by breaking or bending stems. Excessive nitrogen (N) fertilizer rates are the cause of poor lodging resistance in rice, but little is known about...

    Authors: Wujun Zhang, Longmei Wu, Xiaoran Wu, Yanfeng Ding, Ganghua Li, Jingyong Li, Fei Weng, Zhenghui Liu, She Tang, Chengqiang Ding and Shaohua Wang

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:31

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Rice 2016 9:35

  43. Content type: Original article

    Panicle architectural traits in rice (branching, rachis length, spikelet number) are established between panicle initiation and heading stages. They vary among genotypes and are prone to Genotype x Environment...

    Authors: Dewi Erika Adriani, Michael Dingkuhn, Audrey Dardou, Hélène Adam, Delphine Luquet and Tanguy Lafarge

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:28

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