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  1. Content type: Short communication

    The Ca2+/Cation Antiporter (CaCA) superfamily is an ancient and widespread family of ion-coupled cation transporters found in nearly all kingdoms of life. In animals, K+-dependent and K+-indendent Na+/Ca2+ exchan...

    Authors: Jon K. Pittman and Kendal D. Hirschi

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:3

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  2. Content type: Review

    Rice is one of the main pillars of food security in India. Its improvement for higher yield in sustainable agriculture system is also vital to provide energy and nutritional needs of growing world population, ...

    Authors: Pinky Agarwal, Swarup K. Parida, Saurabh Raghuvanshi, Sanjay Kapoor, Paramjit Khurana, Jitendra P. Khurana and Akhilesh K. Tyagi

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:1

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  3. Content type: Original article

    Rice is one of the most important crops, and it is essential to improve rice productivity to satisfy the future global food supply demands. Gn1a (OsCKX2), which encodes cytokinin oxidase/dehydrogenase, plays an i...

    Authors: Jie Wang, Huaxue Xu, Nengwu Li, Fengfeng Fan, Liuting Wang, Yingguo Zhu and Shaoqing Li

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:37

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  4. Content type: Original article

    Cytokinins are plant-specific hormones that affect plant growth and development. The endogenous level of cytokinins in plant cells is regulated in part by irreversible degradation via cytokinin oxidase/dehydro...

    Authors: Su-Ying Yeh, Hau-Wen Chen, Chun-Yeung Ng, Chu-Yin Lin, Tung-Hai Tseng, Wen-Hsiung Li and Maurice S. B. Ku

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:36

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Genetic diversity among rice cultivars from Bangladesh and North East India was assessed using a custom 384-SNP microarray assay. A total of 511 cultivars were obtained from several sources, choosing landraces...

    Authors: Anthony J. Travis, Gareth J. Norton, Sutapa Datta, Ramendra Sarma, Tapash Dasgupta, Filipe L. Savio, Malcolm Macaulay, Peter E. Hedley, Kenneth L. McNally, Mahmud H. Sumon, M. Rafiqul Islam and Adam H. Price

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:35

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  6. Content type: Review

    Traditional rice varieties harbour a large store of genetic diversity with potential to accelerate rice improvement. For a long time, this diversity maintained in the International Rice Genebank has not been f...

    Authors: Hei Leung, Chitra Raghavan, Bo Zhou, Ricardo Oliva, Il Ryong Choi, Vanica Lacorte, Mona Liza Jubay, Casiana Vera Cruz, Glenn Gregorio, Rakesh Kumar Singh, Victor Jun Ulat, Frances Nikki Borja, Ramil Mauleon, Nickolai N. Alexandrov, Kenneth L. McNally and Ruaraidh Sackville Hamilton

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:34

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Grain size is one of the key factors determining yield and quality in rice. A large number of genes are involved in the regulation of grain size parameters such as grain length and grain width. Different allel...

    Authors: Chan-Mi Lee, Jonghwa Park, Backki Kim, Jeonghwan Seo, Gileung Lee, Su Jang and Hee-Jong Koh

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:33

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Rice 2016 9:54

  8. Content type: Review

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a monocot model crop for cereal molecular biology. Following the emergence of molecular genetics of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis in model legumes in the 1990s, studies on rice g...

    Authors: Tomomi Nakagawa and Haruko Imaizumi-Anraku

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:32

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Genetic diversity is the main source of variability in any crop improvement program. It serves as a reservoir for identifying superior alleles controlling key agronomic and quality traits through allele mining...

    Authors: Vishnu Varthini Nachimuthu, Raveendran Muthurajan, Sudhakar Duraialaguraja, Rajeswari Sivakami, Balaji Aravindhan Pandian, Govinthraj Ponniah, Karthika Gunasekaran, Manonmani Swaminathan, Suji K K and Robin Sabariappan

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:30

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  10. Content type: Original article

    A number of studies reported major genes/QTLs for rice grain shapes, chalkiness and starch physicochemical properties. For these finely mapped QTLs or cloned genes to make an impact in practical breeding, it i...

    Authors: Xiangqian Zhao, Lijie Zhou, Kimberley Ponce and Guoyou Ye

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:29

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Abscisic acid (ABA) plays crucial roles in regulating plant growth and development, especially in responding to abiotic stress. The pyrabactin resistance-like (PYL) abscisic acid receptor family has been ident...

    Authors: Xiaojie Tian, Zhenyu Wang, Xiufeng Li, Tianxiao Lv, Huazhao Liu, Lizhi Wang, Hongbin Niu and Qingyun Bu

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:28

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  12. Content type: Research

    Drought stress is a major limitation to rainfed rice production and yield stability. Identifying yield-associated quantitative trait loci (QTLs) that are consistent under drought stress predominant in target p...

    Authors: Silvas J Prince, R Beena, S Michael Gomez, S Senthivel and R Chandra Babu

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:25

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Rice endosperm is composed of aleurone cells in the outermost layers and starchy endosperm cells in the inner part. The aleurone layer accumulates lipids, whereas starchy endosperm mainly accumulates starch. D...

    Authors: Tsutomu Ishimaru, Masashi Ida, Sakiko Hirose, Satoshi Shimamura, Takehiro Masumura, Naoko K. Nishizawa, Mikio Nakazono and Motohiko Kondo

    Citation: Rice 2015 8:22

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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research

    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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  16. Content type: Research

    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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  17. Content type: Research

    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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  18. Content type: Research

    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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  19. Content type: Research

    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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research

    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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  22. Content type: Research

    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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  23. Content type: Research

    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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  24. Content type: Research

    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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  25. Content type: Research

    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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  26. 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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  27. Content type: Research

    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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Content type: Research

    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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  31. Content type: Research

    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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  32. Content type: Research

    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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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