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  1. Content type: Original article

    The brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens Stål; BPH), one of the most destructive pests of rice, has proven to be a substantial threat, conferring enormous production losses in Asia and becoming a difficult chall...

    Authors: Zhihua Li, Yanxia Xue, Hailian Zhou, Yang Li, Babar Usman, Xiaozhen Jiao, Xinyi Wang, Fang Liu, Baoxiang Qin, Rongbai Li and Yongfu Qiu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:41

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    Rice (Oryza sativa) panicle architecture is the major determinant of the ideal plant architecture that directly influence yield potential. Many genes influencing development of primary branches, secondary branche...

    Authors: Xiaofang Yang, Jiang Wang, Zhengyan Dai, Xiaoling Zhao, Xuexia Miao and Zhenying Shi

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:40

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    The breeding and large-scale adoption of hybrid rice is an important achievement in modern agriculture. Mechanized seed production is urgently needed for widespread adoption of hybrid rice because it can compe...

    Authors: Yumei Xia, Ning Tang, Yuanyi Hu, Ding Li, Shuangcheng Li, Xiaolan Bu, Mulan Yu, Shaowu Qi, Yishan Yang, Hongjin Zhu, Chenying Cao, Ping Li, Longping Yuan and Mengliang Cao

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:39

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  4. Content type: Original article

    The core ABA signaling components functioning in stomatal closure/opening, namely ABA receptors, phosphatases, SnRK2s and SLAC1, are well characterized in Arabidopsis, but their functions in guard cells of ric...

    Authors: Myung Ki Min, Eun-Hye Choi, Jin-Ae Kim, In Sun Yoon, Seungsu Han, Yeongmok Lee, Sangho Lee and Beom-Gi Kim

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:37

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Bakanae disease is an important fungal disease caused by Gibberella fujikuroi. Incidence of rice bakanae disease creates serious problems in the foremost rice growing countries, and no rice variety has been found...

    Authors: Sais-Beul Lee, Namgyu Kim, Yeon-Jae Hur, Su-Min Cho, Tae-Heon Kim, Ji-youn Lee, Jun-Hyeon Cho, Jong-Hee Lee, You-Chun Song, Young-Su Seo, Jong-Min Ko and Dong-Soo Park

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:36

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Rice, which serves as a staple food for more than half of the world’s population, is very susceptible to the pathogenic fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae. However, common wild rice (Oryza rufipogon), which is the ancest...

    Authors: Lei Tian, Chunling Chang, Lina Ma, Fahad Nasir, Jianfeng Zhang, Weiqiang Li, Lam-Son Phan Tran and Chunjie Tian

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:35

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Autotetraploid rice hybrids have great potential to increase the production, but hybrid sterility is a major hindrance in the utilization of hybrid vigor in polyploid rice, which is mainly caused by pollen abo...

    Authors: Lin Chen, Yun Yuan, Jinwen Wu, Zhixiong Chen, Lan Wang, Muhammad Qasim Shahid and Xiangdong Liu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:34

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Detecting and mapping chromosomal regions that are related to quantitative phenotypic variation in chromosome segment substitution lines (CSSLs) provides an effective means to characterize the genetic basis of...

    Authors: Bin Zhang, Lianguang Shang, Banpu Ruan, Anpeng Zhang, Shenglong Yang, Hongzhen Jiang, Chaolei Liu, Kai Hong, Hai Lin, Zhenyu Gao, Jiang Hu, Dali Zeng, Longbiao Guo and Qian Qian

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:33

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Eating and cooking quality have become ever more important breeding goals due to high levels of economic growth in Asia in recent decades. Cooked rice texture properties such as hardness, stickiness, and sprin...

    Authors: Ximing Xu, Zhengjin Xu, Yuji Matsue and Quan Xu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:32

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Seed setting rate is one of the major components that determine rice (Oryza sativa L.) yield. Successful fertilization is necessary for normal seed setting. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms...

    Authors: Xiaojiao Xiang, Peipei Zhang, Ping Yu, Yingxin Zhang, Zhengfu Yang, Lianping Sun, Weixun Wu, Riaz Muhammad Khan, Adil Abbas, Shihua Cheng and Liyong Cao

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:31

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Allelopathy in rice (Oryza sativa) is a chemically induced response that is elevated by the exogenous application of chemical compounds and barnyard grass root exudates. An in-depth understanding of the response ...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Xin-Yu Zheng, Shun-Xian Lin, Cheng-Zhen Gu, Li Li, Jia-Yu Li, Chang-Xun Fang and Hai-Bin He

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:30

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Rice blast disease is a major restriction in rice production. That is usually managed using chemical pesticides, which are expensive in terms of cost and environment hazards. Use of blast-resistance genes to d...

    Authors: Haichao Jiang, Zhi Li, Jia Liu, Zhikang Shen, Guanjun Gao, Qinglu Zhang and Yuqing He

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:29

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Aeration and water management increasing rhizosphere oxygen amount significantly promote rice (Oryza sativa) growth and yield, but the effect of root aeration on cadmium (Cd) toxicity and accumulation in rice see...

    Authors: Hubo Li, Xiuwen Zheng, Longxing Tao, Yongjie Yang, Lei Gao and Jie Xiong

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:28

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  14. Content type: Original article

    The wild ancestors of domesticated rice had red seed, white rice being the result of a mutation in the rice domestication gene Rc. Many pigmented rice landraces are still grown by ethnic communities for their nut...

    Authors: Edwige Gaby Nkouaya Mbanjo, Huw Jones, Xavier Greg Isaguirre Caguiat, Socorro Carandang, John Carlos Ignacio, Marilyn Cruz Ferrer, Lesley Ann Boyd and Tobias Kretzschmar

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:27

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  15. Content type: Original article

    In rice (Oryza sativa) and other grains, weak growth (dwarfism, short panicle length, and low seed-setting rate) and early senescence lead to reduced yield. The molecular mechanisms behind these processes have be...

    Authors: Chunyan Zhao, Chaolei Liu, Yu Zhang, Yongtao Cui, Haitao Hu, Noushin Jahan, Yang Lv, Qian Qian and Longbiao Guo

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:26

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  16. Content type: Original article

    The function of Arabidopsis enhanced disease susceptibility 1 (AtEDS1) and its sequence homologs in other dicots have been extensively studied. However, it is unknown whether rice EDS1 homolog (OsEDS1) plays a ro...

    Authors: Yinggen Ke, Yuanrong Kang, Mengxiao Wu, Hongbo Liu, Shugang Hui, Qinglu Zhang, Xianghua Li, Jinghua Xiao and Shiping Wang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:25

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Salinity-alkalinity stress is one of the major factors limiting rice production. The damage caused by alkaline salt stress to rice growth is more severe than that caused by neutral salt stress. At present, the...

    Authors: Ning Li, Hongliang Zheng, Jingnan Cui, Jingguo Wang, Hualong Liu, Jian Sun, Tongtong Liu, Hongwei Zhao, Yongcai Lai and Detang Zou

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:24

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Flooding has negative impact on agriculture. The plant hormone ethylene is involved in plant growth and stress responses, which are important role in tolerance and adaptation regulatory mechanisms during subme...

    Authors: Yi-Chun Huang, Tsun-Hao Yeh and Chin-Ying Yang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:23

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Although embryo accounts for only 2–3% of the total weight of a rice grain, it is a good source of various nutrients for human health. Because enlarged embryo size causes increase of the amount of nutrients an...

    Authors: Gileung Lee, Rihua Piao, Yunjoo Lee, Backki Kim, Jeonghwan Seo, Dongryung Lee, Su Jang, Zhuo Jin, Choonseok Lee, Joong Hyoun Chin and Hee-Jong Koh

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:22

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  20. Content type: Original article

    The development and utilization of genetic markers play a pivotal role in marker-assisted breeding of rice cultivars during pyramiding of valuable genes. Among molecular markers, SNPs have become the most prom...

    Authors: Guili Yang, Siping Chen, Likai Chen, Kai Sun, Cuihong Huang, Danhua Zhou, Yuting Huang, Jiafeng Wang, Yongzhu Liu, Hui Wang, Zhiqiang Chen and Tao Guo

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:21

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  21. Content type: Short communication

    Epigenetic variants broaden phenotypic diversity in eukaryotes. Epialleles may also provide a new genetic source for crop breeding, but very few epialleles related to agricultural traits have been identified i...

    Authors: Xin Luan, Shuchun Liu, Shanwen Ke, Hang Dai, Xin-Ming Xie, Tzung-Fu Hsieh and Xiang-Qian Zhang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:20

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  22. Content type: Original article

    Cytokinins are one of the five major hormones families in plants and are important for their normal growth and environmental adaptability. In plants, cytokinins are mostly present as glycosides in plants, and ...

    Authors: Pan Li, Kang Lei, Yanjie Li, Xingrui He, Shuo Wang, Renmin Liu, Lusha Ji and Bingkai Hou

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:19

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Rice blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae is the most devastating disease in rice production. Compared with seedling blast, panicle blast is considered to be more destructive, which can occur without being preceded...

    Authors: Nengyan Fang, Xiaorui Wei, Lingtong Shen, Yao Yu, Mengya Li, Congfei Yin, Wanwan He, Changhong Guan, Hao Chen, Hongsheng Zhang and Yongmei Bao

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:18

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  24. Content type: Original article

    The development of rice varieties with broad-spectrum resistance to insect pests is the most promising approach for controlling a fast evolving insect pest such as the brown planthopper (BPH). To cope with rap...

    Authors: Wintai Kamolsukyeunyong, Siriphat Ruengphayak, Pantharika Chumwong, Lucia Kusumawati, Ekawat Chaichoompu, Watchareewan Jamboonsri, Chatree Saensuk, Kunyakarn Phoonsiri, Theerayut Toojinda and Apichart Vanavichit

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:16

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Semi-irrigated aerobic cultivation of rice has been suggested as a potential water saving agronomy. However, suitable cultivars are needed in order to sustain yield levels. An introgression of water mining and...

    Authors: Prathibha M. Dharmappa, Pushpa Doddaraju, Mohankumar V. Malagondanahalli, Raju B. Rangappa, N. M. Mallikarjuna, Sowmya H. Rajendrareddy, Ramachandra Ramanjinappa, Rajanna P. Mavinahalli, Trichy Ganesh Prasad, Makarla Udayakumar and Sreeman M. Sheshshayee

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:14

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Salinity expansion in arable land is a threat to crop plants. Rice is the staple food crop across several countries worldwide; however, its salt sensitive nature severely affects its growth under excessive sal...

    Authors: Raheleh Mirdar Mansuri, Zahra-Sadat Shobbar, Nadali Babaeian Jelodar, Mohammad Reza Ghaffari, Ghorban-Ali Nematzadeh and Saeedeh Asari

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:13

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important crops that serves as staple food for ~ 50% of the human population worldwide. Some important agronomic traits that allow rice to cope with numerous abiotic and ...

    Authors: Zhenhui Zhong, Lianyu Lin, Meilian Chen, Lili Lin, Xiaofeng Chen, Yahong Lin, Xi Chen, Zonghua Wang, Justice Norvienyeku and Huakun Zheng

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:12

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Broad-spectrum resistance gene pyramiding helps the development of varieties with broad-spectrum and durable resistance to M. oryzae. However, detailed information about how these different sources of broad-spect...

    Authors: Yunyu Wu, Ning Xiao, Yu Chen, Ling Yu, Cunhong Pan, Yuhong Li, Xiaoxiang Zhang, Niansheng Huang, Hongjuan Ji, Zhengyuan Dai, Xijun Chen and Aihong Li

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:11

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Oryza glumaepatula represents an important resource of genetic diversity that can be used to improve rice production. However, hybrid sterility severely restricts gene flow between Oryza species, and hinders the ...

    Authors: Chaowei Fang, Le Li, Runming He, Daiqi Wang, Man Wang, Qian Hu, Qianru Ma, Kaiyi Qin, Xueye Feng, Guiquan Zhang, Xuelin Fu and Ziqiang Liu

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:10

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  30. Content type: Original article

    In plants, basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) proteins form the largest transcription factor (TF) family. Among them, HLH proteins are a small group of atypical members that lack the basic domain, and form dimers w...

    Authors: Meiling Wang, Dongyong Yang, Feilong Ma, Mulan Zhu, Zhenying Shi and Xuexia Miao

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:9

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Climate extremes such as drought and flood have become major constraints to the sustainable rice crop productivity in rainfed environments. Availability of suitable climate-resilient varieties could help farme...

    Authors: Nitika Sandhu, Shalabh Dixit, B. P. M. Swamy, Anitha Raman, Santosh Kumar, S. P. Singh, R. B. Yadaw, O. N. Singh, J. N. Reddy, A. Anandan, Shailesh Yadav, Challa Venkataeshwarllu, Amelia Henry, Satish Verulkar, N. P. Mandal, T. Ram…

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:8

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Leaf senescence is a genetically regulated, highly complex and ordered process. Although it has been extensively studied, the mechanism of leaf senescence is not well understood. In this study, we isolated a r...

    Authors: Shanwen Ke, Shuchun Liu, Xin Luan, Xin-Ming Xie, Tzung-Fu Hsieh and Xiang-Qian Zhang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:7

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  33. Content type: Original article

    TRIANGULAR HULL1 (TH1), a member of the rice ALOG gene family, has been characterized as a rice lemma/palea-related gene. To understand the gene regulatory network that controlled by TH1, we analyzed the transcri...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Qiang Zhang, Yi Wang, Jing Huang, Nengjie Luo, Shengbo Wei and Jian Jin

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:6

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  34. Content type: Original article

    qPE9–1/DEP1, encoding a G protein γ subunit, has multiple effects on plant architecture, grain size, and yield in rice. The qPE9–1 protein contains an N-terminal G gamma-like (GGL) domain, a putative transmembran...

    Authors: Xiangbo Li, Quandan Tao, Jun Miao, Zefeng Yang, Minghong Gu, Guohua Liang and Yong Zhou

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:5

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  35. Content type: Original article

    To delineate the adaptive mechanisms operative under salinity stress, it is essential to study plant responses at the very early stages of stress which are very crucial for governing plant survival and adaptat...

    Authors: Nita Lakra, Charanpreet Kaur, Sneh Lata Singla-Pareek and Ashwani Pareek

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:3

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Drought tolerance is a major challenge in breeding rice for unfavorable environments. In this study, we used a panel of 180 Vietnamese rice landraces genotyped with 21,623 single-nucleotide polymorphism marker...

    Authors: Giang Thi Hoang, Lam Van Dinh, Thom Thi Nguyen, Nhung Kim Ta, Floran Gathignol, Chung Duc Mai, Stefan Jouannic, Khanh Dang Tran, Trung Huu Khuat, Vinh Nang Do, Michel Lebrun, Brigitte Courtois and Pascal Gantet

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:4

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Seed dormancy directly affects the phenotype of pre-harvest sprouting, and ultimately affects the quality and yield of rice seeds. Although many genes controlling seed dormancy have been cloned from cereals, t...

    Authors: Xingxue Mao, Jianjun Zhang, Wuge Liu, Shijuan Yan, Qing Liu, Hua Fu, Junliang Zhao, Wenjie Huang, Jingfang Dong, Shaohong Zhang, Tifeng Yang, Wu Yang, Bin Liu and Feng Wang

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:2

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  38. Content type: Review

    Roots are fundamentally important for growth and development, anchoring the plant to its growth substrate, facilitating water and nutrient uptake from the soil, and sensing and responding to environmental sign...

    Authors: Funing Meng, Dan Xiang, Jianshu Zhu, Yong Li and Chuanzao Mao

    Citation: Rice 2019 12:1

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Soil salinity is widespread in rice-producing areas globally, restricting both vegetative growth and grain yield. Attempts to improve the salt tolerance of Asian rice, Oryza sativa—the most salt sensitive of the ...

    Authors: Yoav Yichie, Chris Brien, Bettina Berger, Thomas H. Roberts and Brian J. Atwell

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:66

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Our previous transcriptomic analysis revealed that downregulation of nitrogen and carbon metabolism in the basal portions of the shoots inhibited cytosolic glutamine synthetase1;2 (GS1;2), which severely reduc...

    Authors: Miwa Ohashi, Keiki Ishiyama, Miyako Kusano, Atsushi Fukushima, Soichi Kojima, Toshihiko Hayakawa and Tomoyuki Yamaya

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:65

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  41. Content type: Original article

    GPI-anchoring is a prevalent Glycosylphosphatidylinositol modification process of posttranslational protein and is necessary for cell wall integrity in eukaryotes. To date, the function of GPI anchored-related...

    Authors: Yue Chen, Xiyang Wu, Chenggang Li, Yibo Zeng, Xinqiu Tan, Deyong Zhang and Yong Liu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:64

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  42. Content type: Original article

    The rice blast resistance gene Pi54 was cloned from Oryza sativa ssp. indica cv. Tetep, which conferred broad-spectrum resistance against Magnaporthe oryzae. Pi54 allelic variants have been identified in not only...

    Authors: Lin Zhang, Yusuke Nakagomi, Takashi Endo, Mika Teranishi, Jun Hidema, Shusei Sato and Atsushi Higashitani

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:63

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  43. Content type: Original article

    Cadmium (Cd) accumulation in rice followed by transfer to the food chain causes severe health problems in humans. Breeding of low Cd accumulation varieties is one of the most economical ways to solve the probl...

    Authors: Junliang Zhao, Wu Yang, Shaohong Zhang, Tifeng Yang, Qin Liu, Jingfang Dong, Hua Fu, Xingxue Mao and Bin Liu

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:61

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  44. Content type: Short communication

    Pollen tube formation and growth are crucial steps that lead to seed production. Despite the importance of pollen tube growth, the molecular mechanisms implicated in its spatial and temporal control are not fu...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Yu-Chan Zhang, Jin-Ping Zhang, Yang Yu, Yan-Fei Zhou, Yan-Zhao Feng, Yu-Wei Yang, Meng-Qi Lei, Huang He, Jian-Pin Lian and Yue-Qin Chen

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:60

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  45. Content type: Original article

    Leaf rolling is one of the most significant symptoms of drought stress in plant. Previously, we identified a dominant negative mutant, termed rolled and erect 1 (hereafter referred to rel1-D), regulating leaf rol...

    Authors: Jiayan Liang, Shaoying Guo, Bo Sun, Qing Liu, Xionghui Chen, Haifeng Peng, Zemin Zhang and Qingjun Xie

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:59

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  46. Content type: Original article

    Genetic data for traditional Taiwanese (Formosan) agriculture is essential for tracing the origins on the East Asian mainland of the Austronesian language family, whose homeland is generally placed in Taiwan. ...

    Authors: Laurent Sagart, Tze-Fu Hsu, Yuan-Ching Tsai, Cheng-Chieh Wu, Lin-Tzu Huang, Yu-Chi Chen, Yi-Fang Chen, Yu-Chien Tseng, Hung-Ying Lin and Yue-ie Caroline Hsing

    Citation: Rice 2018 11:57

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