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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(12), 2686;

Genetic Dissection of Leaf Senescence in Rice

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State Key Lab for Rice Biology, China National Rice Research Institute, Hangzhou 310006, China
CAAS-IRRI Joint Laboratory for Genomics-assisted Germplasm Enhancement, Agricultural Genomics Institute in Shenzhen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Shenzhen 518120, China
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Received: 30 September 2017 / Revised: 28 November 2017 / Accepted: 1 December 2017 / Published: 11 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Mechanisms in Plant Senescence)
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Leaf senescence, the final stage of leaf development, is a complex and highly regulated process that involves a series of coordinated actions at the cellular, tissue, organ, and organism levels under the control of a highly regulated genetic program. In the last decade, the use of mutants with different levels of leaf senescence phenotypes has led to the cloning and functional characterizations of a few genes, which has greatly improved the understanding of genetic mechanisms underlying leaf senescence. In this review, we summarize the recent achievements in the genetic mechanisms in rice leaf senescence. View Full-Text
Keywords: rice (Oryza sativa L.); leaf senescence; mutants; senescence-associated genes rice (Oryza sativa L.); leaf senescence; mutants; senescence-associated genes

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Leng, Y.; Ye, G.; Zeng, D. Genetic Dissection of Leaf Senescence in Rice. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 2686.

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