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  1. Rice is the second most produced crop worldwide, but is highly susceptible to drought. Micro-organisms can potentially alleviate the effects of drought. The aim of the present study was to unravel the genetic ...

    Authors: Beatriz Andreo-Jimenez, Dennis E. te Beest, Willem Kruijer, Nathan Vannier, Niteen N. Kadam, Giovanni Melandri, S. V. Krishna Jagadish, Gerard van der Linden, Carolien Ruyter-Spira, Philippe Vandenkoornhuyse and Harro J. Bouwmeester
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:26
  2. As the pioneer of the Green Revolution in China, Guangdong province witnessed the improvement and spread of semi-dwarf Xian/Indica rice cultivars and possessed diverse rice germplasm of landrace and cultivars. A ...

    Authors: Yu Hang, Liu Yue, Sun Bingrui, Liu Qing, Mao Xingxue, Jiang Liqun, Lyu Shuwei, Zhang Jing, Chen Pingli, Pan Dajian, Chen Wenfeng, Fan Zhilan and Li Chen
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:25
  3. Rice is colonized by plant growth promoting bacteria such as Methylobacterium leading to mutually beneficial plant–microbe interactions. As modulators of the rice developmental process, Methylobacterium influence...

    Authors: Denver I. Walitang, Aritra Roy Choudhury, Parthiban Subramanian, Yi Lee, Geon Choi, Kun Cho, Sung Ho Yun, Aysha Rizwana Jamal, Sun-Hee Woo and Tongmin Sa
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:23
  4. Rice panicle architecture is directly associated with grain yield and is also the key target in high-yield rice breeding program. In this study, three BC6F2 segregation populations derived from the crosses betwee...

    Authors: Ying Yang, Yu Zhang, Jing Li, Peng Xu, Zhijuan Wu, Xianneng Deng, Qiuhong Pu, Yonggang Lv, Walid Hassan Ali Soliman Elgamal, Sheikh Maniruzzaman, Wei Deng, Jiawu Zhou and Dayun Tao
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:22
  5. Soil salinization is a major abiotic environmental stress factor threatening crop production throughout the world. Salt stress drastically affects the growth, development, and grain yield of rice (Oryza sativa L....

    Authors: Yanbiao Zhou, Zhihui Zhang, Xinhui Zhao, Lan Liu, Qianying Tang, Jun Fu, Xiaodan Tang, Runqiu Yang, Jianzhong Lin, Xuanming Liu and Yuanzhu Yang
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:21
  6. Leaf morphology is an important component of the idea plant architecture that extensively influences photosynthesis, transpiration, and ultimately grain yield in crops. However, the genetic and molecular mecha...

    Authors: Wenqiang Shen, Jiajie Sun, Zan Xiao, Ping Feng, Ting Zhang, Guanghua He and Xianchun Sang
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:20
  7. As climate change events become more frequent, drought is an increasing threat to agricultural production and food security. Crop rhizosphere microbiome and root exudates are critical regulators for drought ad...

    Authors: Gege Li, Kexin Wang, Qun Qin, Qi Li, Fei Mo, Vinay Nangia and Yang Liu
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:19
  8. Increased soil salinization is among the main factors that limits safe rice production. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) have been shown to alleviate the toxic effects of salt stress in plants. However, more...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Feng Shi, Xu Zheng, Hongyang Pan, Yuqiang Wen and Fuqiang Song
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:18
  9. Aneuploid refers to the gene dosage imbalance due to copy number alterations. Aneuploidy is generally harmful to the growth, development and reproduction of organisms according to the numerous research. Howeve...

    Authors: Shang Sun, Kai Liu, Chao Xue, Yingying Hu, Hengxiu Yu, Guoxiao Qi, Jijin Chen, Xiya Li, Xinru Zhao and Zhiyun Gong
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:17
  10. Tillering and yield are linked in rice, with significant efforts being invested to understand the genetic basis of this phenomenon. However, in addition to genetic factors, tillering is also influenced by the ...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Sloan, Azzami Adam Muhamad Mujab, Jusoh Mashitah, Berahim Zulkarami, Matthew J. Wilson, Liang Su Toh, A. Jalil Nur Zahirah, Kamaruzali Afiq, Ahmad Tajuddin Asyraf, Xin-Guang Zhu, Nazmin Yaapar and Andrew J. Fleming
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:16
  11. Analyses of the genetic bases of plant adaptation to climate changes, using genome-scan approaches, are often conducted on natural populations, under hypothesis of out-crossing reproductive regime. We report h...

    Authors: Nourollah Ahmadi, Mamadou Billo Barry, Julien Frouin, Miguel de Navascués and Mamadou Aminata Toure
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:15
  12. Harvest index is an important component of grain yield and is typically reduced by reproductive stage drought stress in rice. Multiple drought response mechanisms can affect harvest index including plant water...

    Authors: Sharad K. Dwivedi, Santosh Kumar, Mignon A. Natividad, Marinell R. Quintana, Viswanathan Chinnusamy and Amelia Henry
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:14
  13. Asian rice Oryza sativa, first domesticated in East Asia, has considerable success in African fields. When and where this introduction occurred is unclear. Rice varieties of Asian origin may have evolved locally ...

    Authors: Abdoulaye Beye, Claire Billot, Joëlle Ronfort, Kenneth L. McNally, Diaga Diouf and Jean Christophe Glaszmann
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:12
  14. The relative abundance of single-exon genes (SEGs) in higher plants is perplexing. Uncovering the synonymous codon usage pattern of SEGs will benefit for further understanding their underlying evolutionary mec...

    Authors: Huan Hu, Boran Dong, Xiaoji Fan, Meixia Wang, Tingzhang Wang and Qingpo Liu
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:11
  15. Phenylpropanoid metabolism and timely tapetal degradation are essential for anther and pollen development, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. In the current study, to investigate this, we identified an...

    Authors: Lisha Zhang, Lintao Zheng, Jingwen Wu, Yang Liu, Weichi Liu, Guanghua He and Nan Wang
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:10
  16. Rice has 48 ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes, and the functions of most of these enzymes have not been elucidated. In the present study, a T-DNA insertional mutant named R164, which exhibited a significant decrea...

    Authors: Yunfei Han, Chuanzhong Zhang, Hanjing Sha, Xiaojing Wang, Yue Yu, Jia Liu, Guangxin Zhao, Jingying Wang, Guankai Qiu, Xingjian Xu and Jun Fang
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:9
  17. A lack of stability in the expression of Bacillus thuringiensis genes (CRY) and the dialaninophosphate resistance gene (BAR) in transgenic rice plants can lead to the loss of important characters. The genetic sta...

    Authors: Yue Sun, Zhongkai Chen, Huizhen Chen, Chunlei Wang, Bai Li, Lu Qin, Xiaoli Lin, Yicong Cai, Dahu Zhou, Linjuan Ouyang, Changlan Zhu, Haohua He and Xiaosong Peng
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:8
  18. Assessing the performance of elite lines in target environments is essential for breeding programs to select the most relevant genotypes. One of the main complexities in this task resides in accounting for the...

    Authors: Van Hieu Nguyen, Rose Imee Zhella Morantte, Vitaliano Lopena, Holden Verdeprado, Rosemary Murori, Alexis Ndayiragije, Sanjay Kumar Katiyar, Md Rafiqul Islam, Roselyne Uside Juma, Hayde Flandez-Galvez, Jean-Christophe Glaszmann, Joshua N. Cobb and Jérôme Bartholomé
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:7
  19. Plant growth-promoting endophytic (PGPE) actinomycetes have been known to enhance plant growth and mitigate plant from abiotic stresses via their PGP-traits. In this study, PGPE Streptomyces sp. GKU 895 promoted ...

    Authors: Worarat Kruasuwan, Karan Lohmaneeratana, John T. Munnoch, Wanwipa Vongsangnak, Chatchawan Jantrasuriyarat, Paul A. Hoskisson and Arinthip Thamchaipenet
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:6
  20. Increasing the lodging resistance of rice through genetic improvement has been an important target in breeding. To further enhance the lodging resistance of high-yielding rice varieties amidst climate change, ...

    Authors: Koki Chigira, Masanori Yamasaki, Shunsuke Adachi, Atsushi J. Nagano and Taiichiro Ookawa
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:4
  21. Grain shape is a key trait in rice breeding. Although many QTLs and genes of grain shape have been identified, how different combinations of alleles of these genes affect grain shape is largely unknown. It is ...

    Authors: Tifeng Yang, Haiyong Gu, Wu Yang, Bin Liu, Shihu Liang and Junliang Zhao
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:3
  22. Rice is one of the most salt sensitive crops at seedling, early vegetative and reproductive stages. Varieties with salinity tolerance at seedling stage promote an efficient growth at early stages in salt affec...

    Authors: Caterina Marè, Elisa Zampieri, Viviana Cavallaro, Julien Frouin, Cécile Grenier, Brigitte Courtois, Laurent Brottier, Gianni Tacconi, Franca Finocchiaro, Xavier Serrat, Salvador Nogués, Mireia Bundó, Blanca San Segundo, Noemi Negrini, Michele Pesenti, Gian Attilio Sacchi…
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:2
  23. Plant defenses in response to chewing insects are generally regulated by jasmonic acid (JA) signaling pathway, whereas salicylic acid (SA) signaling is mainly involved in plant defense against biotrophic patho...

    Authors: Rongrong Xue, Qing Li, Ruiqing Guo, Hui Yan, Xueyang Ju, Lu Liao, Rensen Zeng, Yuanyuan Song and Jie Wang
    Citation: Rice 2023 16:1
  24. Soil salinization is a worldwide environmental problem, especially in the arid and semiarid regions of northeastern China, which are heavily affected by soda saline–alkaline stress. At present, there is an urg...

    Authors: Fengjin Zhu, Kai Wang, Danni Li, Ziang Liu, Minghui Li, Zhenyu Wang, Xiufeng Li, Xingguo Lan and Qingjie Guan
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:69
  25. Iron is an essential nutrient required for plant growth and development. The availability of iron might also influence disease resistance in plants. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in the plant resp...

    Authors: Ferran Sánchez-Sanuy, Roberto Mateluna-Cuadra, Keisuke Tomita, Kazunori Okada, Gian Attilio Sacchi, Sonia Campo and Blanca San Segundo
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:68
  26. The “Green revolution” gene sd1 has been used widely in the breeding of modern rice varieties for over half a century. The application of this gene has increased rice yields and thereby supported a significant pr...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Cheng, Yongping Huang, Yong Tan, Lin Tan, Jianhua Yin and Guoxing Zou
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:66
  27. The Mekong Delta River in Vietnam is facing salinity intrusion caused by climate change and sea-level rise that is severely affecting rice cultivation. Here, we evaluated salinity responses of 97 rice accessio...

    Authors: Tam Thanh Nguyen, Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti, Shuntaro Sakaguchi, Yohei Koide, Dung Viet Le, Toshihiro Watanabe and Yuji Kishima
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:65
  28. Rice kernel smut (RKS), caused by the fungus Tilletia horrida, has become a major disease in rice-growing areas worldwide, especially since the widespread cultivation of high-yielding hybrid rice varieties. The d...

    Authors: Aijun Wang, Xinyue Shu, Deze Xu, Yuqi Jiang, Juan Liang, Xiaoqun Yi, Jianqing Zhu, Feng Yang, Chunhai Jiao, Aiping Zheng, Desuo Yin and Ping Li
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:64
  29. Previous studies in Arabidopsis reported that the PPR protein SOAR1 plays critical roles in plant response to salt stress. In this study, we reported that expression of the Arabidopsis SOAR1 (AtSOAR1) in rice sig...

    Authors: Kai Lu, Cheng Li, Ju Guan, Wen-Hua Liang, Tao Chen, Qing-Yong Zhao, Zhen Zhu, Shu Yao, Lei He, Xiao-Dong Wei, Ling Zhao, Li-Hui Zhou, Chun-Fang Zhao, Cai-Lin Wang and Ya-Dong Zhang
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:62
  30. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a widely studied domesticated model plant. Seed awning is an unfavorable trait during rice harvesting and processing. Hence, loss of awn was one of the target characters selected during...

    Authors: Ngoc Ha Luong, Sangshetty G. Balkunde, Kyu-Chan Shim, Cheryl Adeva, Hyun-Sook Lee, Hyun-Jung Kim and Sang-Nag Ahn
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:61
  31. Grain length (GL) that is directly associated with appearance quality is a key target of selection in rice breeding. Although abundant quantitative trait locus (QTL) associated with GL have been identified, it...

    Authors: Mingzhu Zhao, Yuanzheng Wang, Na He, Xiu Pang, Lili Wang, Zuobin Ma, Zhiqiang Tang, Hong Gao, Liying Zhang, Liang Fu, Changhua Wang, Jingang Liu and Wenjing Zheng
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:60
  32. Wild abortive-type cytoplasmic male sterility (WA-type CMS) has been exclusively used in hybrid seed production in indica rice cultivars, and fertility restoration in WA-type CMS is controlled by two major restor...

    Authors: Honggen Zhang, Xixu Li, Zuopeng Xu, Xiangqiang Zhao, Zihao Wan, Xiaojun Cheng, Qiaoquan Liu, Minghong Gu and Shuzhu Tang
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:59
  33. Grain weight and size, mostly determined by grain length, width and thickness, are crucial traits affecting grain quality and yield in rice. A quantitative trait locus controlling grain length and width in rice,

    Authors: Shi-Lin Wang, Zhen-Hua Zhang, Ye-Yang Fan, De-Run Huang, Yao-Long Yang, Jie-Yun Zhuang and Yu-Jun Zhu
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:58
  34. The mining of new allelic variation and the induction of new genetic variability are the basis for improving breeding efficiency.

    Authors: Kai Sun, Dandan Li, Aoyun Xia, Hua Zhao, Qin Wen, Sisi Jia, Jiafeng Wang, Guili Yang, Danhua Zhou, Cuihong Huang, Hui Wang, Zhiqiang Chen and Tao Guo
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:57
  35. Salt stress poses physiological drought, ionic toxicity and oxidative stress to plants, which causes premature senescence and death of the leaves if the stress sustained. Salt tolerance varied between differen...

    Authors: Guihua Jian, Yujian Mo, Yan Hu, Yongxiang Huang, Lei Ren, Yueqin Zhang, Hanqiao Hu, Shuangxi Zhou, Gang Liu, Jianfu Guo and Yu Ling
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:56
  36. Grain size is a direct determinant of grain weight and yield in rice; however, the genetic and molecular mechanisms determining grain size remain largely unknown.

    Authors: Weilan Chen, Xiaoling Hu, Li Hu, Xinyue Hou, Zhengyan Xu, Fanmin Yang, Min Yuan, Feifan Chen, Yunxiao Wang, Bin Tu, Ting Li, Liangzhu Kang, Shiwen Tang, Bingtian Ma, Yuping Wang, Shigui Li…
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:55
  37. Iron is an essential micronutrient for living organisms, but its solubility is extremely low under alkaline conditions. Plants often suffer from iron deficiency chlorosis in calcareous soils, which consist of ...

    Authors: Takanori Kobayashi, Keisuke Maeda, Yutaro Suzuki and Naoko K. Nishizawa
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:54
  38. Grain size and chalkiness is a critical agronomic trait affecting rice yield and quality. The application of transcriptomics to rice has widened the understanding of complex molecular responsive mechanisms, di...

    Authors: Fei Li, Ye Liu, Xiaohua Zhang, Lingzhi Liu, Yun Yan, Xin Ji, Fanshu Kong, Yafan Zhao, Junzhou Li, Ting Peng, Hongzheng Sun, Yanxiu Du and Quanzhi Zhao
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:52
  39. Nitrogen is not only a macronutrient essential for crop growth and development, but also one of the most critical nutrients in farmland ecosystem. Insufficient nitrogen supply will lead to crop yield reduction...

    Authors: Jia Li, Wei Xin, Weiping Wang, Shijiao Zhao, Lu Xu, Xingdong Jiang, Yuxuan Duan, Hongliang Zheng, Luomiao Yang, Hualong Liu, Yan Jia, Detang Zou and Jingguo Wang
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:51
  40. WHIRLY (WHY) family proteins, a small family of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) binding proteins, are widely found in plants and have multiple functions to regulate plant growth and development. However, WHY in ri...

    Authors: Zhennan Qiu, Dongdong Chen, Linhong Teng, Peiyan Guan, Guoping Yu, Peiliang Zhang, Jian Song, Qiangcheng Zeng and Li Zhu
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:50
  41. Since its development and wide adoption in China, hybrid rice has reached the yield plateau for more than three decades. To understand the genetic basis of heterosis in rice and accelerate hybrid rice breeding...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Conghe Zhang, Xiuqin Zhao, Shuangbing Zhu, Kai Chen, Guixiang Zhou, Zhichao Wu, Min Li, Tianqing Zheng, Wensheng Wang, Zhi Yan, Qinyong Fei, Zhikang Li, Jinjie Chen and Jianlong Xu
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:49
  42. Breeding of conventional and hybrid rice (Oryza sativa L.) have solved hunger problems and increased farmers' income in the world. Molecular markers have been widely used in marker-assisted breeding and identific...

    Authors: Weijie Tang, Jing Lin, Yanping Wang, Hongzhou An, Haiyuan Chen, Gen Pan, Suobing Zhang, Baowei Guo, Kun Yu, Huayong Li, Xianwen Fang and Yunhui Zhang
    Citation: Rice 2022 15:48

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