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  1. 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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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

    Content type: Review

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  7. 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

    Content type: Review

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Review

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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Review

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Heat-tolerant rice cultivars have been developed as a countermeasure to poor grain appearance quality under high temperatures. Recent studies showed that elevated CO2 concentrations (E-[CO2]) also reduce grain qu...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Usui, Hidemitsu Sakai, Takeshi Tokida, Hirofumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Nakagawa and Toshihiro Hasegawa

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:6

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  26. Rice blast is a destructive disease caused by Magnaporthe oryzae, and it has a large impact on rice production worldwide. Compared with leaf blast resistance, our understanding of panicle blast resistance is limi...

    Authors: Takeaki Ishihara, Yuriko Hayano-Saito, Shinichi Oide, Kaworu Ebana, Nghia Tuan La, Keiko Hayashi, Taketo Ashizawa, Fumihiko Suzuki and Shinzo Koizumi

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:2

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  27. Apparent Amylose Content (AAC), regulated by the Waxy gene, represents the key determinant of rice cooking properties. In occidental countries high AAC rice represents the most requested market class but the avai...

    Authors: Chiara Biselli, Daniela Cavalluzzo, Rosaria Perrini, Alberto Gianinetti, Paolo Bagnaresi, Simona Urso, Gabriele Orasen, Francesca Desiderio, Elisabetta Lupotto, Luigi Cattivelli and Giampiero Valè

    Citation: Rice 2014 7:1

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  28. Producing rice flour of good quality by dry milling is necessary to reduce milling costs and promote the processed rice food industry. This study was conducted to evaluate the dry milling properties of Suweon ...

    Authors: Young-Jun Mo, Ji-Ung Jeung, Young-Seop Shin, Chul Soo Park, Kyung-Ho Kang and Bo-Kyeong Kim

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:37

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  29. Heat is one of the major factors that considerably limit rice production. Nagina 22 (N22) is a deep-rooted, drought and heat tolerant aus rice cultivar. This study reports the characterization of a previously ...

    Authors: Yugandhar Poli, Ramana Kumari Basava, Madhusmita Panigrahy, Vishnu Prasanth Vinukonda, Nageswara Rao Dokula, Sitapathi Rao Voleti, Subrahmanyam Desiraju and Sarla Neelamraju

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:36

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  30. Ultra violet radiation leads to accumulation of phytoalexins (PA) in rice (Oryza sativa) which are typically accumulated when the plants are infected with rice blast pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae. Although extensiv...

    Authors: Dhammaprakash Pandhari Wankhede, Kundan Kumar, Pallavi Singh and Alok Krishna Sinha

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:35

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  31. A number of QTL studies reported that one genomic region was associated with several traits, indicating linkage and/or pleiotropic effects. The question of pleiotropy versus tight linkage in these studies shou...

    Authors: Xiao Luo, Shi-Dong Ji, Ping-Rong Yuan, Hyun-Sook Lee, Dong-Min Kim, Sangshetty Balkunde, Ju-Won Kang and Sang-Nag Ahn

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:33

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  32. The mechanism of iron (Fe) uptake in plants has been extensively characterized, but little is known about how Fe transport to different subcellular compartments affects Fe localization in rice seed. Here, we d...

    Authors: Khurram Bashir, Ryuichi Takahashi, Shamim Akhtar, Yasuhiro Ishimaru, Hiromi Nakanishi and Naoko K Nishizawa

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:31

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  33. Root system architecture is an important trait affecting the uptake of nutrients and water by crops. Shallower root systems preferentially take up nutrients from the topsoil and help avoid unfavorable environm...

    Authors: Eiko Hanzawa, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Shinsei Nagai, Mitsuhiro Obara, Yoshimichi Fukuta, Yusaku Uga, Akio Miyao, Hirohiko Hirochika, Atsushi Higashitani, Masahiko Maekawa and Tadashi Sato

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:30

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  34. Africa contains a huge diversity of both cultivated and wild rice species. The region has eight species representing six of the ten known genome types. Genetic resources of these species are conserved in vario...

    Authors: Peterson W Wambugu, Agnelo Furtado, Daniel LE Waters, Desterio O Nyamongo and Robert J Henry

    Citation: Rice 2013 6:29

    Content type: Review

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