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  1. During the last 10 years, a large number of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) controlling rice root morphological parameters have been detected in several mapping populations by teams interested in improving drou...

    Authors: Brigitte Courtois, Nourollah Ahmadi, Farkhanda Khowaja, Adam H. Price, Jean-François Rami, Julien Frouin, Chantal Hamelin and Manuel Ruiz
    Citation: Rice 2009 2:9028
  2. To understand the basis of broad-spectrum disease resistance in rice, we isolated a gamma-ray-induced IR64 mutant G978 that showed enhanced resistance to blast and bacterial blight. The resistance is quantitat...

    Authors: Ma. Reina Suzette Madamba, Nobuko Sugiyama, Alicia Bordeos, Ramil Mauleon, Kouji Satoh, Marietta Baraoidan, Shoshi Kikuchi, Ko Shimamoto and Hei Leung
    Citation: Rice 2009 2:9027
  3. The genome sequencing of all major food and bioenergy crops is of critical importance in the race to improve crop production to meet the future food and energy security needs of the world. Next generation sequ...

    Authors: Steve Rounsley, Pradeep Reddy Marri, Yeisoo Yu, Ruifeng He, Nick Sisneros, Jose Luis Goicoechea, So Jeong Lee, Angelina Angelova, Dave Kudrna, Meizhong Luo, Jason Affourtit, Brian Desany, James Knight, Faheem Niazi, Michael Egholm and Rod A. Wing
    Citation: Rice 2009 2:9025
  4. Rice oxalate oxidase genes (OXO) may play a role in resistance to Magnaporthe oryzae. Genome analyses showed four tandemly duplicated OXO genes, OsOXO1OsOXO4, which mapped to a blast resistance QTL in chromosome...

    Authors: Maria Gay C. Carrillo, Paul H. Goodwin, Jan E. Leach, Hei Leung and Casiana M. Vera Cruz
    Citation: Rice 2009 2:9024
  5. Although the genetic diversity of rice germplasm has been well characterized globally, few studies have taken an in-depth view of a large number of rice landraces on a local scale. To better understand the rel...

    Authors: Michael J. Thomson, Nicholas R. Polato, Joko Prasetiyono, Kurniawan R. Trijatmiko, Tiur S. Silitonga and Susan R. McCouch
    Citation: Rice 2009 2:9023
  6. Alternative splicing creates a diversity of gene products in higher eukaryotes. Twenty-five percent (1,583/6,371) of predicted alternatively spliced transcripts can be detected using the NSF45K rice whole-geno...

    Authors: Ki-Hong Jung, Laura E. Bartley, Peijian Cao, Patrick E. Canlas and Pamela C. Ronald
    Citation: Rice 2008 2:9020
  7. Heading date determines rice’s adaptation to its area and cropping season. We analyzed the molecular evolution of the Hd6 quantitative trait locus for photoperiod sensitivity in a total of 20 cultivated varieties...

    Authors: Hiroko Yamane, Tomoko Ito, Harumi Ishikubo, Masaki Fujisawa, Harumi Yamagata, Kozue Kamiya, Yukiyo Ito, Masao Hamada, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Hiroshi Ikawa, Yuichi Katayose, Jianzhong Wu, Takuji Sasaki and Takashi Matsumoto
    Citation: Rice 2008 2:9019
  8. Plant roots have a large range of functions, including acquisition of water and nutrients, as well as structural support. Dissecting the genetic and molecular mechanisms controlling rice root development is cr...

    Authors: J. Rebouillat, A. Dievart, J. L. Verdeil, J. Escoute, G. Giese, J. C. Breitler, P. Gantet, S. Espeout, E. Guiderdoni and C. Périn
    Citation: Rice 2008 2:9016
  9. Coordinated transcriptional modulation of large gene sets depends on the combinatorial use of cis-regulatory motifs in promoters. We postulate that promoter content similarities are diagnostic for co-expressing g...

    Authors: Stuart Meier, Chris Gehring, Cameron Ross MacPherson, Mandeep Kaur, Monique Maqungo, Sheela Reuben, Samson Muyanga, Ming-Der Shih, Fu-Jin Wei, Samart Wanchana, Ramil Mauleon, Aleksandar Radovanovic, Richard Bruskiewich, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Bijayalaxmi Mohanty, Takeshi Itoh…
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9017
  10. The increasing world population and global climate change have made optimizing crop plant return both crucial and urgent. Furthermore, improved understanding of crop yield potential as well as the implementati...

    Authors: Xian-Jun Song and Motoyuki Ashikari
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9018
  11. Recently, a dual or multiple origin of domesticated rice has been the prevailing opinion among rice scientists because rice is clearly differentiated into two major varietal groups, indica and japonica, and se...

    Authors: Duncan A. Vaughan, Bao-Rong Lu and Norihiko Tomooka
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9000
  12. Metabolomics is a recently developed technology for comprehensive analysis of metabolites in organisms. Plant metabolites that are produced for the growth, development, and chemical defense of plants against c...

    Authors: Akira Oikawa, Fumio Matsuda, Miyako Kusano, Yozo Okazaki and Kazuki Saito
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9009
  13. Regulatory small RNAs (approximately 20 to 24 nt in length) are produced through pathways that involve several key evolutionarily conserved protein families; the variants of these proteins found in plants are ...

    Authors: Stacey A. Simon, Jixian Zhai, Jia Zeng and Blake C. Meyers
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9008
  14. Increasing the iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) concentrations of staple foods, such as rice, could solve Fe and Zn deficiencies, which are two of the most serious nutritional problems affecting humans. Mugineic acid f...

    Authors: Hiroshi Masuda, Motofumi Suzuki, Kendi Claudio Morikawa, Takanori Kobayashi, Hiromi Nakanishi, Michiko Takahashi, Masahiko Saigusa, Satoshi Mori and Naoko K. Nishizawa
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9007
  15. Flowering time is a key trait for geographical and seasonal adaptation of plants and is an important consideration for rice breeders. Recently identified genetic factors provide new insights into this complex ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Tsuji, Shojiro Tamaki, Reina Komiya and Ko Shimamoto
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9005
  16. The Committee on Gene Symbolization, Nomenclature and Linkage (CGSNL) of the Rice Genetics Cooperative has revised the gene nomenclature system for rice (Oryza) to take advantage of the completion of the rice gen...

    Authors: Susan R. McCouch
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9004
  17. Opportunities abound to apply crop science to solving many of the world’s food problems. International agricultural research centers (IARCs) provide a window through which students can see the need for improve...

    Authors: Ronald L. Phillips, Noel P. Magor, David Shires, Hei Leung, Susan R. McCouch and Duncan Macintosh
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9003
  18. Here, we present the results of a comprehensive study of the distribution, evolution, heterogeneity, and phylogenetic relationships of the Ty3-Gypsy Atlantys long terminal repeat retrotransposable element family ...

    Authors: Andrea Zuccolo, Jetty S. S. Ammiraju, HyeRan Kim, Abhijit Sanyal, Scott Jackson and Rod A. Wing
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9002
  19. Research into rice—the world’s most important food crop—is crucial for the development of technologies that will increase productivity for farmers who rely on rice for their livelihood. This is particularly th...

    Authors: Robert S. Zeigler and Adam Barclay
    Citation: Rice 2008 1:9001

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