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  1. Rice is one of the most important crops for global food security but its productivity is adversely affected by salt stress prevalent in about 30 % of the cultivated land. For developing salt-tolerant rice vari...

    Authors: Shefali Mishra, Balwant Singh, Kabita Panda, Bikram Pratap Singh, Nisha Singh, Pragati Misra, Vandna Rai and Nagendra Kumar Singh

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:15

    Content type: Original article

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  2. Rice was the first sequenced crop genome, paving the way for the sequencing of additional and more complicated crop genomes. The impact that the genome sequence made on rice genetics and breeding research was ...

    Authors: Scott A. Jackson

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:14

    Content type: Review

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  3. High temperature affects a broad spectrum of cellular components and metabolism in plants. The Deg/HtrA family of ATP-independent serine endopeptidases is present in nearly all organisms. Deg proteases are req...

    Authors: Kailun Zheng, Jian Zhao, Dongzhi Lin, Jiaying Chen, Jianlong Xu, Hua Zhou, Sheng Teng and Yanjun Dong

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:13

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  4. Rice is one of the major staple foods in the world, especially in the developing countries of Asia. Its consumption as a dietary source is also increasing in Africa. To meet the demand for rice to feed the inc...

    Authors: Sung-Ryul Kim, Joie Ramos, Motoyuki Ashikari, Parminder S. Virk, Edgar A. Torres, Eero Nissila, Sherry Lou Hechanova, Ramil Mauleon and Kshirod K. Jena

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:12

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  5. A number of field studies have demonstrated that the yield potential of hybrid rice cultivars is higher than that of inbred cultivars, although the magnitude of difference between hybrid and inbred cultivars a...

    Authors: Peng Jiang, Xiaobing Xie, Min Huang, Xuefeng Zhou, Ruichun Zhang, Jiana Chen, Dandan Wu, Bing Xia, Hong Xiong, Fuxian Xu and Yingbin Zou

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:11

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  6. Rice exhibits a wide range of panicle structures. To explain these variations, much emphasis has been placed on changes in transcriptional regulation, but no large-scale study has yet reported on changes in sm...

    Authors: K. N. Ta, F. Sabot, H. Adam, Y. Vigouroux, S. De Mita, A. Ghesquière, N. V. Do, P. Gantet and S. Jouannic

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:10

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  7. Tremendous progress has been made in understanding the functions of the GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR-LIKE (GLR) family in Arabidopsis. Still, the functions of OsGLRs in rice, especially the ion channel activities, are larg...

    Authors: Jun Ni, Zhiming Yu, Guankui Du, Yanyan Zhang, Jemma L. Taylor, Chenjia Shen, Jing Xu, Xunyan Liu, Yifeng Wang and Yunrong Wu

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:9

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  8. Anthocyanin accumulates in many plant tissues or organs, in rice for example leading to red, purple red and purple phenotypes for protection from damage by biotic and abiotic stresses and for reproduction. Pur...

    Authors: Han-shiuan Chin, Yong-pei Wu, Ai-ling Hour, Chwan-yang Hong and Yann-rong Lin

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:8

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  9. It is becoming clear that ozone affects not only grain yield but also grain quality in rice. However, the biochemical mechanisms responsible for ozone-induced changes in appearance quality or components are po...

    Authors: Hiroko Sawada, Keita Tsukahara, Yoshihisa Kohno, Keitaro Suzuki, Nobuhiro Nagasawa and Masanori Tamaoki

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:7

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  10. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short regulatory non-coding RNAs that guide gene silencing in most eukaryotes. They regulate gene expression by triggering sequence-specific cleavage or translational repression of targe...

    Authors: Patricia Baldrich and Blanca San Segundo

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:6

    Content type: Review

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  11. An incompatible interaction between rice (Oryza sativa) and the Asian rice gall midge (AGM, Orseolia oryzae Wood-Mason), that is usually manifested through a hypersensitive response (HR), represents an intricate ...

    Authors: Ruchi Agarrwal, Ayyagari Phani Padmakumari, Jagadish S. Bentur and Suresh Nair

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:5

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  12. High yield and quality determine the commercial potential of rice variety. Brown rice rate (BRR) is a key factor ensuring grain yield and quality in rice. So far, there were few reports about the genes that di...

    Authors: Deyong Ren, Yuchun Rao, Lichao Huang, Yujia Leng, Jiang Hu, Mei Lu, Guangheng Zhang, Li Zhu, Zhenyu Gao, Guojun Dong, Longbiao Guo, Qian Qian and Dali Zeng

    Citation: Rice 2016 9:4

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  13. 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

    Content type: Short communication

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  14. 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

    Content type: Review

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  15. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

    Content type: Review

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  19. 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

  20. 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

    Content type: Review

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Review

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Review

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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