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  1. Content type: Research

    The Na+/Ca2+ Exchanger (NCX) protein family is a member of the Cation/Ca2+ exchanger superfamily and its members play important roles in cellular Ca2+ homeostasis. While the functions of NCX family of proteins is...

    Authors: Anil Kumar Singh, Ritesh Kumar, Amit K. Tripathi, Brijesh K. Gupta, Ashwani Pareek and Sneh L. Singla-Pareek

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:21

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    Jalmagna is a popular deepwater rice variety with farmers of India because of its good yield under waterlogged condition. However, the variety is highly susceptible to bacterial blight (BB) disease. The develo...

    Authors: Sharat Kumar Pradhan, Deepak Kumar Nayak, Soumya Mohanty, Lambodar Behera, Saumya Ranjan Barik, Elssa Pandit, Srikanta Lenka and Annamalai Anandan

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:19

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    Rice mutant, spl5 (spotted leaf 5), has spontaneous hypersensitive-like lesions on its leaves and shows enhanced resistance to pathogens, indicating that SPL5 plays a role in programmed cell death (PCD) and disea...

    Authors: Bin Jin, Xinru Zhou, Baolin Jiang, Zhimin Gu, Pinghua Zhang, Qian Qian, Xifeng Chen and Bojun Ma

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:18

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    Pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins play essential roles in modulating the expression of organelle genes and have expanded greatly in higher plants. However, molecular mechanisms of most rice PPR genes rem...

    Authors: Dongzhi Lin, Xiaodi Gong, Quan Jiang, Kailun Zheng, Hua Zhou, Jianlong Xu, Sheng Teng and Yanjun Dong

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:17

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    The functional allele of the rice gene DEEPER ROOTING 1 (DRO1) increases the root growth angle (RGA). However, wide natural variation in RGA is observed among rice cultivars with the functional DRO1 allele. To el...

    Authors: Yuka Kitomi, Noriko Kanno, Sawako Kawai, Tatsumi Mizubayashi, Shuichi Fukuoka and Yusaku Uga

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:16

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    The genetic diversity of six starch biosynthetic genes (Wx, SSI, SSIIa, SBEI, SBEIIa and SBEIIb) in indica and japonica rices opens an opportunity to produce a new variety with more favourable grain starch qualit...

    Authors: Jixun Luo, Stephen A Jobling, Anthony Millar, Matthew K Morell and Zhongyi Li

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:15

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  7. Content type: Review

    Dissecting the upstream regulatory architecture of rice genes and their cognate regulator proteins is at the core of network biology and its applications to comparative functional genomics. With the rapidly ad...

    Authors: Benildo G de los Reyes, Bijayalaxmi Mohanty, Song Joong Yun, Myoung-Ryoul Park and Dong-Yup Lee

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:14

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    Iron toxicity is a root related abiotic stress, occurring frequently in flooded soils. It can affect the yield of rice in lowland production systems. This toxicity is associated with high concentrations of red...

    Authors: Taciane Finatto, Antonio Costa de Oliveira, Cristian Chaparro, Luciano C da Maia, Daniel R Farias, Leomar G Woyann, Claudete C Mistura, Adriana P Soares-Bresolin, Christel Llauro, Olivier Panaud and Nathalie Picault

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:13

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    Fragrant rice, including Thai jasmine and Indian basmati varieties, is highly valued by consumers globally. 2-acetyl-1-proline (2-AP) is the major compound responsible for the aromatic character of fragrant ri...

    Authors: Zhaowen Mo, Wu Li, Shenggang Pan, Timothy L Fitzgerald, Feng Xiao, Yongjian Tang, Yilei Wang, Meiyang Duan, Hua Tian and Xiangru Tang

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:9

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    Pyramiding multiple genes into a desirable genetic background can take years to accomplish. In this paper, a pseudo-backcrossing scheme was designed to shorten the backcrossing cycle needed. PinK3, an aromatic...

    Authors: Siriphat Ruengphayak, Ekawat Chaichumpoo, Supaporn Phromphan, Wintai Kamolsukyunyong, Wissarut Sukhaket, Ekapol Phuvanartnarubal, Siripar Korinsak, Siriporn Korinsak and Apichart Vanavichit

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:7

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    Root growth angle (RGA) is an important trait that influences the ability of rice to avoid drought stress. DEEPER ROOTING 1 (DRO1), which is a major quantitative trait locus (QTL) for RGA, is responsible for the ...

    Authors: Yusaku Uga, Yuka Kitomi, Eiji Yamamoto, Noriko Kanno, Sawako Kawai, Tatsumi Mizubayashi and Shuichi Fukuoka

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:8

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    Increasing demand for better quality rice varieties, which are also more suited to growth under sub-optimal cultivation conditions, is driving innovation in rice research. Here we have used a multi-disciplinar...

    Authors: Mariafe Calingacion, Lu Fang, Lenie Quiatchon-Baeza, Roland Mumm, Arthur Riedel, Robert D Hall and Melissa Fitzgerald

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:6

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  13. Content type: Review

    Phytohormone jasmonates (JA) play essential roles in plants, such as regulating development and growth, responding to environmental changes, and resisting abiotic and biotic stresses. During signaling, JA inte...

    Authors: Zheng Liu, Shumin Zhang, Ning Sun, Hongyun Liu, Yanhong Zhao, Yuling Liang, Liping Zhang and Yuanhuai Han

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:5

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    Mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase cascades, with each cascade consisting of a MAP kinase kinase kinase (MAPKKK), a MAP kinase kinase (MAPKK), and a MAP kinase (MAPK), play important roles in dicot plant r...

    Authors: Zeyu Yang, Haigang Ma, Hanming Hong, Wen Yao, Weibo Xie, Jinghua Xiao, Xianghua Li and Shiping Wang

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:4

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  15. Content type: Short report

    Rice contains the lowest grain Fe content among cereals. One biological limiting factor is the tolerance of rice to Fe toxicity. Reverse and forward genetic screenings were used to identify tolerance to Fe tox...

    Authors: Siriphat Ruengphayak, Vinitchan Ruanjaichon, Chatree Saensuk, Supaporn Phromphan, Somvong Tragoonrung, Ratchanee Kongkachuichai and Apichart Vanavichit

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:3

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  16. Content type: Research

    Flag leaf is the most essential organ for photosynthesis in rice and its size plays an important role in rice breeding for ideal plant-type. Flag leaf size affect photosynthesis to a certain extent, thereby in...

    Authors: Bin Zhang, Weijun Ye, Deyong Ren, Peng Tian, Youlin Peng, Yang Gao, Banpu Ruan, Li Wang, Guangheng Zhang, Longbiao Guo, Qian Qian and Zhenyu Gao

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:2

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    Leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLKs) represent a large class of proteins in regulating plant development and immunity. The LRR-RLK XA21 confers resistance to the bacterial disease caused by the...

    Authors: Haitao Hu, Jing Wang, Chan Shi, Can Yuan, Chunfang Peng, Junjie Yin, Weitao Li, Min He, Jichun Wang, Bintian Ma, Yuping Wang, Shigui Li and Xuewei Chen

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:1

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    To identify genes that potentially regulate the accumulation, mobilization, and transport of photoassimilates in rice (Oryza sativa L.) leaves, we recently screened a mutant collection of rice by iodine staining ...

    Authors: Chenggang Liang, Tatsuro Hirose, Masaki Okamura, Rei Tanimoto, Akio Miyao, Hirohiko Hirochika, Tomio Terao, Tian Li, Ryu Ohsugi and Naohiro Aoki

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:32

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    Rice is one of the most important staple food crops in Asia. Since the first green revolution beginning in 1960s, high-yield semidwarf modern rice varieties have been widely planted; however, traditional rice ...

    Authors: Yanchang Luo, Sabaruddin Zakaria, Bakhtiar Basyah, Tingchen Ma, Zefu Li, Jianbo Yang and Zhongchao Yin

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:33

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  20. Content type: Review

    Rice production faces the challenge to be enhanced by 50% by year 2030 to meet the growth of the population in rice-eating countries. Whereas yield of cereal crops tend to reach plateaus and a yield is likely ...

    Authors: Nourollah Ahmadi, Alain Audebert, Malcolm J Bennett, Anthony Bishopp, Antonio Costa de Oliveira, Brigitte Courtois, Abdala Diedhiou, Anne Diévart, Pascal Gantet, Alain Ghesquière, Emmanuel Guiderdoni, Amelia Henry, Yoshiaki Inukai, Leon Kochian, Laurent Laplaze, Mikael Lucas…

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:29

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  21. Content type: Review

    In this review, we report on the recent developments made using both genetics and functional genomics approaches in the discovery of genes controlling root development in rice. QTL detection in classical bipar...

    Authors: Chung D Mai, Nhung TP Phung, Huong TM To, Mathieu Gonin, Giang T Hoang, Khanh L Nguyen, Vinh N Do, Brigitte Courtois and Pascal Gantet

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:30

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  22. Content type: Research

    Rice is a facultative short-day plant that flowers under long days (LD) after a lengthy vegetative phase. Although several inhibitors that delay flowering have been identified, the process by which rice eventu...

    Authors: Yang-Seok Lee, Dong-Yeon Lee, Lae-Hyeon Cho and Gynheung An

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:31

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  23. Content type: Review

    Iron (Fe) is an essential element for most living organisms. To acquire sparingly soluble Fe from the rhizosphere, rice roots rely on two Fe acquisition pathways. The first of these pathways involves Fe(III) c...

    Authors: Takanori Kobayashi, Reiko Nakanishi Itai and Naoko K. Nishizawa

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:27

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  24. Content type: Short report

    The pollen function of cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) plants is often recovered by the Restorer of fertility (Rf) gene encoded by the nuclear genome. An Rf gene of Lead rice type CMS, Rf2, encodes a small mitocho...

    Authors: Shinya Fujii, Tomohiko Kazama, Yukihiro Ito, Soichi Kojima and Kinya Toriyama

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:21

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  25. Content type: Review

    Cold stress adversely affects rice (Oryza sativa L.) growth and productivity, and has so far determined its geographical distribution. Dissecting cold stress-mediated physiological changes and understanding their...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Qiuhong Chen, Shaoling Wang, Yahui Hong and Zhilong Wang

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:24

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  26. Content type: Research

    Plant-parasitic nematodes developed strategies to invade and colonize their host plants, including expression of immune suppressors to overcome host defenses. Meloidogyne graminicola and M. incognita are root-kno...

    Authors: Phong Vũ Nguyễn, Stéphane Bellafiore, Anne-Sophie Petitot, Rana Haidar, Aurélie Bak, Amina Abed, Pascal Gantet, Itamara Mezzalira, Janice de Almeida Engler and Diana Fernandez

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:23

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  27. Content type: Research

    Tongil (IR667-98-1-2) rice, developed in 1972, is a high-yield rice variety derived from a three-way cross between indica and japonica varieties. Tongil contributed to the self-sufficiency of staple food producti...

    Authors: Backki Kim, Dong-Gwan Kim, Gileung Lee, Jeonghwan Seo, Ik-Young Choi, Beom-Soon Choi, Tae-Jin Yang, Kwang Soo Kim, Joohyun Lee, Joong Hyoun Chin and Hee-Jong Koh

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:22

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    Iron (Fe) is essential micronutrient for plants and its deficiency as well as toxicity is a serious agricultural problem. The mechanisms of Fe deficiency are reasonably understood, however our knowledge about ...

    Authors: Khurram Bashir, Kousuke Hanada, Minami Shimizu, Motoaki Seki, Hiromi Nakanishi and Naoko K Nishizawa

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:18

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  29. Content type: Research

    Plants have evolved a sensitive defense response system that detects and recognizes various pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) (e.g. flagellin) and induces immune responses to protect against invas...

    Authors: Chao Yu, Huamin Chen, Fang Tian, Jan E Leach and Chenyang He

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:20

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    Salinity is a stressful environmental factor that limits the productivity of crop plants, and roots form the major interface between plants and various abiotic stresses. Rice is a salt-sensitive crop and its p...

    Authors: Yi Tu, Aiming Jiang, Lu Gan, Mokter Hossain, Jinming Zhang, Bo Peng, Yuguo Xiong, Zhaojian Song, Detian Cai, Weifeng Xu, Jianhua Zhang and Yuchi He

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:15

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  31. Content type: Short report

    The SUV3 (suppressor of Var 3) gene encodes a DNA and RNA helicase, which is localized in the mitochondria. Plant SUV3 has not yet been characterized in detail. However, the Arabidopsis ortholog of SUV3 (AT4G1479...

    Authors: Ranjan Kumar Sahoo, Mohammad Wahid Ansari, Renu Tuteja and Narendra Tuteja

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:17

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  32. Content type: Research

    Rice seed proteins contain antigens that provoke allergic responses in some individuals with food allergy, particularly in those with cereal allergy, and these antigens can elicit clinical symptoms such as ecz...

    Authors: Yuko Ogo, Yuhya Wakasa, Kana Hirano, Atsuo Urisu, Tsukasa Matsuda and Fumio Takaiwa

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:19

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    Aspartic protease (APs) plays important roles in plant growth, development and biotic and abiotic stresses. We previously reported that the expression of a rice AP gene (OsAP77, Os10g0537800) was induced by probe...

    Authors: Md Mahfuz Alam, Hidemitsu Nakamura, Hiroaki Ichikawa, Akio Miyao, Hirohiko Hirochika, Kappei Kobayashi, Naoto Yamaoka and Masamichi Nishiguchi

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:9

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    High grain yield is one of the most important traits requiring improvement in rice breeding programs. Consequently, the genetic basis of spikelets per panicle (SPP) and grain weight (TGW) have received much re...

    Authors: Dong-Min Kim, Hyun-Sook Lee, Soo-Jin Kwon, Mark Edward Fabreag, Ju-Won Kang, Yeo-Tae Yun, Chong-Tae Chung and Sang-Nag Ahn

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:14

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  35. Content type: Research

    Segregation distortion (SD) is a frequently observed occurrence in mapping populations generated from crosses involving divergent genotypes. In the present study, ten genetic linkage maps constructed from reci...

    Authors: Reflinur, Backki Kim, Sun Mi Jang, Sang-Ho Chu, Yogendra Bordiya, Md Babul Akter, Joohyun Lee, Joong Hyoun Chin and Hee-Jong Koh

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:3

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    Rice accounts for 43% of staple food production in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The most widely planted rice varieties were developed from a limited number of ancestral lines that were rep...

    Authors: HyunJung Kim, Eung Gi Jeong, Sang-Nag Ahn, Jeffrey Doyle, Namrata Singh, Anthony J Greenberg, Yong Jae Won and Susan R McCouch

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:7

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    The rice interactome, in which a network of protein-protein interactions has been elucidated in rice, is a useful resource to identify functional modules of rice signal transduction pathways. Protein-protein i...

    Authors: Yukichi Fujikawa, Takahiro Nakanishi, Hiroko Kawakami, Kanako Yamasaki, Masa H Sato, Hiroyuki Tsuji, Makoto Matsuoka and Naohiro Kato

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:11

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    Throughout Asia, including Japan, rice plants are cultivated in a wide range of areas from lowlands to highlands and are frequently exposed to fog, including acid fog. Some physiological studies have shown tha...

    Authors: Kouji Satoh, Shoko Saji, Shoko Ito, Hideyuki Shimizu, Hikaru Saji and Shoshi Kikuchi

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:10

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