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  1. Protein kinases catalyze the transfer of a phosphate moiety from a phosphate donor to the substrate molecule, thus playing critical roles in cell signaling and metabolism. Although plant genomes contain more t...

    Authors: Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Yo-Han Yoo, Peijian Cao, Rita Sharma, Manoj Sharma, Christopher Dardick, Pamela C Ronald and Ki-Hong Jung
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:40
  2. Iron (Fe) is essential for rice growth and humans consuming as their staple food but is often deficient because of insoluble Fe(III) in soil for rice growth and limited assimilation for human bodies, while cad...

    Authors: Lei Gao, Jiadong Chang, Ruijie Chen, Hubo Li, Hongfei Lu, Longxing Tao and Jie Xiong
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:39
  3. Rice plant growth is comprised of distinct phases, such as vegetative, reproductive, grain filling and maturity phases. In these phases synthesis and availability of primary and secondary metabolites including...

    Authors: Vidya R. Hinge, Hemant B. Patil and Altafhusain B. Nadaf
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:38
  4. Rice leaves are important energy source for the whole plant. An optimal structure will be beneficial for rice leaves to capture light energy and exchange gas, thus increasing the yield of rice. Moderate leaf r...

    Authors: Shuai-Qi Yang, Wen-Qiang Li, Hai Miao, Peng-Fei Gan, Lei Qiao, Yan-Li Chang, Chun-Hai Shi and Kun-Ming Chen
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:37
  5. Aerobic rice fields are frequently infested by pathogenic oomycetes (Pythium spp.) and the rice root-knot nematode Meloidogyne graminicola. Here, the interaction between Pythium arrhenomanes and Meloidogyne grami...

    Authors: R. E. M. Verbeek, C. G. B. Banaay, M. Sikder, D. De Waele, C. M. Vera Cruz, G. Gheysen, M. Höfte and Tina Kyndt
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:36
  6. Grain size is an important trait that affects rice yield. Although many genes that contribute to grain size have been cloned from mutants or by quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis based on bi-parental mapp...

    Authors: Shuhei Segami, Tatsuya Yamamoto, Katsuyuki Oki, Tomonori Noda, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Harumi Sasaki, Satomi Mori, Motoyuki Ashikari, Hidemi Kitano, Yuichi Katayose, Yukimoto Iwasaki and Kotaro Miura
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:34
  7. The map-based genome sequence of the japonica rice cultivar Nipponbare remains to date as the only monocot genome that has been sequenced to a high-quality level. It has become the reference sequence for understa...

    Authors: Takashi Matsumoto, Jianzhong Wu, Takeshi Itoh, Hisataka Numa, Baltazar Antonio and Takuji Sasaki
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:33
  8. Quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) has been routinely used to quantify gene expression level. This technique determines the expression of a target gene by comparison to an internal control gene u...

    Authors: Isaiah M. Pabuayon, Naoki Yamamoto, Jennylyn L. Trinidad, Toshisangba Longkumer, Manish L. Raorane and Ajay Kohli
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:32
  9. Lodging in rice production often limits grain yield and quality by breaking or bending stems. Excessive nitrogen (N) fertilizer rates are the cause of poor lodging resistance in rice, but little is known about...

    Authors: Wujun Zhang, Longmei Wu, Xiaoran Wu, Yanfeng Ding, Ganghua Li, Jingyong Li, Fei Weng, Zhenghui Liu, She Tang, Chengqiang Ding and Shaohua Wang
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:31

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Rice 2016 9:35

  10. Panicle architectural traits in rice (branching, rachis length, spikelet number) are established between panicle initiation and heading stages. They vary among genotypes and are prone to Genotype x Environment...

    Authors: Dewi Erika Adriani, Michael Dingkuhn, Audrey Dardou, Hélène Adam, Delphine Luquet and Tanguy Lafarge
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:28
  11. Brown planthopper (BPH) is the most destructive insect in rice production. Breeding of resistant cultivars is the most cost-effective and environment-friendly strategy for BPH management; however, resistant cu...

    Authors: Yanling Liu, Liangming Chen, Yuqiang Liu, Huimin Dai, Jun He, Haiyan Kang, Gen Pan, Jie Huang, Zeyu Qiu, Qi Wang, Jinlong Hu, Linglong Liu, Yezhi Chen, Xianian Cheng, Ling Jiang and Jianmin Wan
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:27
  12. Global climate models predict an increase in global mean temperature and a higher frequency of intense heat spikes during this century. Cereals such as rice (Oryza sativa L.) are more susceptible to heat stress, ...

    Authors: Kentaro Kaneko, Maiko Sasaki, Nanako Kuribayashi, Hiromu Suzuki, Yukiko Sasuga, Takeshi Shiraya, Takuya Inomata, Kimiko Itoh, Marouane Baslam and Toshiaki Mitsui
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:26
  13. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important crops cultivated in both tropical and temperate regions and is characterized by a low water-use efficiency and a high sensitivity to a water deficit, with yield...

    Authors: Elena Baldoni, Paolo Bagnaresi, Franca Locatelli, Monica Mattana and Annamaria Genga
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:25
  14. In rice (Oryza sativa L.), damage from diseases such as brown spot, caused by Bipolaris oryzae, and bacterial seedling rot and bacterial grain rot, caused by Burkholderia glumae, has increased under global warmin...

    Authors: Ritsuko Mizobuchi, Shuichi Fukuoka, Seiya Tsushima, Masahiro Yano and Hiroyuki Sato
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:23
  15. With the objective of improving the grain yield (GY) of the Malaysian high quality rice cultivar MRQ74 under reproductive stage drought stress (RS), three drought yield QTLs, viz. qDTY

    Authors: Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin, B. P. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Wickneswari Ratnam, Ma. Teressa Sta. Cruz, Nitika Sandhu, Anitha K. Raman and Arvind Kumar
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:21
  16. Recent studies have shown that C4-like photosynthetic pathways partly reside in photosynthetic cells surrounding the vascular system of C3 dicots. However, it is still unclear whether this is the case in C3 monoc...

    Authors: Weijun Shen, Luhuan Ye, Jing Ma, Zhongyuan Yuan, Baogang Zheng, Chuangen LV, Ziqiang Zhu, Xiang Chen, Zhiping Gao and Guoxiang Chen
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:20
  17. The most sustainable approach to control rice blast disease is to develop durably resistant cultivars. In molecular breeding for rice blast resistance, markers developed based on polymorphisms between function...

    Authors: Dagang Tian, Zaijie Chen, Ziqiang Chen, Yuanchang Zhou, Zonghua Wang, Feng Wang and Songbiao Chen
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:19
  18. Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) is the causal agent of Bacterial Leaf Blight (BB), an emerging disease in rice in West-Africa which can induce up to 50 % of yield losses. So far, n...

    Authors: Gustave Djedatin, Marie-Noelle Ndjiondjop, Ambaliou Sanni, Mathias Lorieux, Valérie Verdier and Alain Ghesquiere
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:18
  19. Rice is one of the most important food crops for humans. To improve the agronomical traits of rice, the functions of more than 1,000 rice genes have been recently characterized and summarized. The completed, m...

    Authors: Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Gang-Seob Lee, Yo-Han Yoo, Ung-Han Yoon, Byung-Ohg Ahn, Doh-Won Yun, Jin-Hyun Kim, Hong-Kyu Choi, GynHeung An, Tae-Ho Kim and Ki-Hong Jung
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:17
  20. Among cereals, rice has a genetic propensity to accumulate high levels of cadmium (Cd) in grains. Xylem-mediated root-to-shoot translocation rather than root uptake has been suggested as the main physiological...

    Authors: Laura Fontanili, Clarissa Lancilli, Nobuo Suzui, Bianca Dendena, Yong-Gen Yin, Alessandro Ferri, Satomi Ishii, Naoki Kawachi, Giorgio Lucchini, Shu Fujimaki, Gian Attilio Sacchi and Fabio Francesco Nocito
    Citation: Rice 2016 9:16
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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

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

  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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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