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  1. Original article

    Identification and fine mapping of a new gene, BPH31 conferring resistance to brown planthopper biotype 4 of India to improve rice, Oryza sativa L

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the staple food for more than 3.5 billion people, mainly in Asia. Brown planthopper (BPH) is one of the most destructive insect pests of rice that limits rice production. Host-plant resi...

    G. D. Prahalada, N. Shivakumar, H. C. Lohithaswa, D. K. Sidde Gowda, G. Ramkumar, Sung-Ryul Kim, C. Ramachandra, Shailaja Hittalmani, Trilochan Mohapatra and Kshirod K. Jena

    Rice 2017 10:41

    Published on: 31 August 2017

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    Physiological and molecular responses of seedlings of an upland rice (‘Tung Lu 3’) to total submergence compared to those of a submergence-tolerant lowland rice (‘FR13A’)

    Understanding the responses of rice to environmental stresses such as unscheduled submergence is of pressing important owing to increasing severity of weather thought to arise from global climate change. When ...

    Si-Yu Yang, Yu-Sian Wu, Chung-Tse Chen, Ming-Hsin Lai, Hsing-Mu Yen and Chin-Ying Yang

    Rice 2017 10:42

    Published on: 31 August 2017

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    Large-scale deployment of a rice 6 K SNP array for genetics and breeding applications

    Fixed arrays of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers have advantages over reduced representation sequencing in their ease of data analysis, consistently higher call rates, and rapid turnaround times. A...

    Michael J. Thomson, Namrata Singh, Maria S. Dwiyanti, Diane R. Wang, Mark H. Wright, Francisco Agosto Perez, Genevieve DeClerck, Joong Hyoun Chin, Geraldine A. Malitic-Layaoen, Venice Margarette Juanillas, Christine J. Dilla-Ermita, Ramil Mauleon, Tobias Kretzschmar and Susan R. McCouch

    Rice 2017 10:40

    Published on: 30 August 2017

  4. Original article

    Identification of resistant germplasm containing novel resistance genes at or tightly linked to the Pi2/9 locus conferring broad-spectrum resistance against rice blast

    The rice Pi2/9 locus harbors multiple resistance (R) genes each controlling broad-spectrum resistance against diverse isolates of Magnaporthe oryzae, a fungal pathogen causing devastating blast disease to rice. I...

    Gui Xiao, Frances Nikki Borja, Ramil Mauleon, Jonas Padilla, Mary Jeanie Telebanco-Yanoria, Jianxia Yang, Guodong Lu, Maribel Dionisio-Sese and Bo Zhou

    Rice 2017 10:37

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  5. Original article

    Panicle blast 1 (Pb1) resistance is dependent on at least four QTLs in the rice genome

    Rice blast is the most serious disease afflicting rice and there is an urgent need for the use of disease resistance (R) genes in blast tolerance breeding programs. Pb1 is classified as a quantitative resistance ...

    Haruhiko Inoue, Mitsuru Nakamura, Tatsumi Mizubayashi, Akira Takahashi, Shoji Sugano, Shuuichi Fukuoka and Nagao Hayashi

    Rice 2017 10:36

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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    GNS4, a novel allele of DWARF11, regulates grain number and grain size in a high-yield rice variety

    Rice plays an extremely important role in food safety because it feeds more than half of the world’s population. Rice grain yield depends on biomass and the harvest index. An important strategy to break throug...

    Yong Zhou, Yajun Tao, Jinyan Zhu, Jun Miao, Jun Liu, Yanhua Liu, Chuandeng Yi, Zefeng Yang, Zhiyun Gong and Guohua Liang

    Rice 2017 10:34

    Published on: 20 July 2017

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    Sugary Endosperm is Modulated by Starch Branching Enzyme IIa in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

    Starch biosynthesis is one of the most important pathways that determine both grain quality and yield in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Sugary endosperm, sugary-1 (sug-1), is a mutant trait for starch biosynthesis. Rice...

    Yunjoo Lee, Min-Seon Choi, Gileung Lee, Su Jang, Mi-Ra Yoon, Backki Kim, Rihua Piao, Mi-Ok Woo, Joong Hyoun Chin and Hee-Jong Koh

    Rice 2017 10:33

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  8. Original article

    Updating the elite rice variety Kongyu 131 by improving the Gn1a locus

    Kongyu 131 is an elite japonica rice variety of Heilongjiang Province, China. It has the characteristics of early maturity, superior quality, high yield, cold tolerance and wide adaptability. However, there is po...

    Xiaomin Feng, Chen Wang, Jianzong Nan, Xiaohui Zhang, Rongsheng Wang, Guoqiang Jiang, Qingbo Yuan and Shaoyang Lin

    Rice 2017 10:35

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  9. Original article

    Comparative Expression Analysis of Rice and Arabidopsis Peroxiredoxin Genes Suggests Conserved or Diversified Roles Between the Two Species and Leads to the Identification of Tandemly Duplicated Rice Peroxiredoxin Genes Differentially Expressed in Seeds

    Peroxiredoxins (PRXs) have recently been identified as plant antioxidants. Completion of various genome sequencing projects has provided genome-wide information about PRX genes in major plant species. Two of t...

    Yun-Shil Gho, Sun-A Park, Sung-Ruyl Kim, Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Gynheung An and Ki-Hong Jung

    Rice 2017 10:30

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  10. Original article

    Identification of bakanae disease resistance loci in japonica rice through genome wide association study

    Bakanae disease, caused by seed-borne Fusarium species, mainly F. fujikuroi, is a rice disease whose importance is considerably increasing in several rice growing countries, leading to...

    Andrea Volante, Alessandro Tondelli, Maria Aragona, Maria Teresa Valente, Chiara Biselli, Francesca Desiderio, Paolo Bagnaresi, Slavica Matic, Maria Lodovica Gullino, Alessandro Infantino, Davide Spadaro and Giampiero Valè

    Rice 2017 10:29

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  11. Original article

    High Resolution Mapping of QTLs for Heat Tolerance in Rice Using a 5K SNP Array

    Heat stress is one of the major abiotic threats to rice production, next to drought and salinity stress. Incidence of heat stress at reproductive phase of the crop results in abnormal pollination leading to fl...

    Shanmugavadivel PS, Amitha Mithra SV, Chandra Prakash, Ramkumar MK, Ratan Tiwari, Trilochan Mohapatra and Nagendra Kumar Singh

    Rice 2017 10:28

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  12. Original article

    Overexpression of Rice Auxilin-Like Protein, XB21, Induces Necrotic Lesions, up-Regulates Endocytosis-Related Genes, and Confers Enhanced Resistance to Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae

    The rice immune receptor XA21 confers resistance to the bacterial pathogen, Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo). To elucidate the mechanism of XA21-mediated immunity, we previously performed a yeast two-hybrid sc...

    Chang-Jin Park, Tong Wei, Rita Sharma and Pamela C. Ronald

    Rice 2017 10:27

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  13. Original article

    Evolutionary relationships and expression analysis of EUL domain proteins in rice (Oryza sativa)

    Lectins, defined as ‘Proteins that can recognize and bind specific carbohydrate structures’, are widespread among all kingdoms of life and play an important role in various biological processes in the cell. Mo...

    Kristof De Schutter, Mariya Tsaneva, Shubhada R. Kulkarni, Pierre Rougé, Klaas Vandepoele and Els J. M. Van Damme

    Rice 2017 10:26

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  14. Original article

    08SG2/OsBAK1 regulates grain size and number, and functions differently in Indica and Japonica backgrounds in rice

    Both grain size and grain number are significant for rice yield. In the past decade, a number of genes related to grain size and grain number have been documented, however, the regulatory mechanisms underlying...

    Hua Yuan, Shijun Fan, Juan Huang, Shijie Zhan, Shifu Wang, Peng Gao, Weilan Chen, Bin Tu, Bingtian Ma, Yuping Wang, Peng Qin and Shigui Li

    Rice 2017 10:25

    Published on: 25 May 2017

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    Genome-Based Identification of Heterotic Patterns in Rice

    Hybrid rice breeding facilitates to increase grain yield and yield stability. Long-term success of hybrid breeding depends on the recognition of high-yielding complementary heterotic patterns, which is lacking...

    Ulrike Beukert, Zuo Li, Guozheng Liu, Yusheng Zhao, Nadhigade Ramachandra, Vilson Mirdita, Fabiano Pita, Klaus Pillen and Jochen Christoph Reif

    Rice 2017 10:22

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  16. Original article

    Association Mapping of Yield and Yield-related Traits Under Reproductive Stage Drought Stress in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

    The identification and introgression of major-effect QTLs for grain yield under drought are some of the best and well-proven approaches for improving the drought tolerance of rice varieties. In the present stu...

    B. P. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin, Site Noorzuraini Abd Rahman, Ramil Mauleon, Wickneswari Ratnam, Ma. Teressa Sta. Cruz and Arvind Kumar

    Rice 2017 10:21

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  17. Original article

    A hairy-leaf gene, BLANKET LEAF, of wild Oryza nivara increases photosynthetic water use efficiency in rice

    High water use efficiency is essential to water-saving cropping. Morphological traits that affect photosynthetic water use efficiency are not well known. We examined whether leaf hairiness improves photosynthe...

    Norimitsu Hamaoka, Hideshi Yasui, Yoshiyuki Yamagata, Yoko Inoue, Naruto Furuya, Takuya Araki, Osamu Ueno and Atsushi Yoshimura

    Rice 2017 10:20

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  18. Original article

    Dissection of broad-spectrum resistance of the Thai rice variety Jao Hom Nin conferred by two resistance genes against rice blast

    Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the most important food crops in the world. Rice blast, caused by the fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae, is one of the most destructive rice diseases worldwide. To effectively cope ...

    Chaivarakun Chaipanya, Mary Jeanie Telebanco-Yanoria, Berlaine Quime, Apinya Longya, Siripar Korinsak, Siriporn Korinsak, Theerayut Toojinda, Apichart Vanavichit, Chatchawan Jantasuriyarat and Bo Zhou

    Rice 2017 10:18

    Published on: 11 May 2017

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