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Special Issue "Genetics in Rice"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Rice feeds more than half of the world population. Its small genome size and ease in transformation have made rice the model crop in plant physiology and genetics. Molecular as well as Mendelian, forward as well as reverse genetics collaborate with each other to expand rice genetics. Syntety of rice with other grasses such as wheat, barley and maize has helped accelerate their genomic studies.
The wild relatives of rice belonging to the genus Oryza are distributed in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania. Phenotypic and genetic diversity among them contributes to their adaptation to a wide range of environments. They are good sources for the study of domestication and adaptation.
Rice is the first crop whose whole genome was sequenced. With the help of the reference genome of Nipponbare and the advent of the next generation sequencer, study of the rice genome has been accelerated. Now 3000 (3K) cultivar genome information, the pangenome information comprising the whole genes among rice as a species, and the genomes of wild relatives of rice are available.
The mining of DNA polymorphism has permitted map-based cloning, QTL analysis, GWAS, and the production of many kinds of experimental lines such as recombinant inbred lines, backcross inbred lines, and chromosomal segment substitution lines. The genetics of agronomic traits and pest resistance has led to the breeding of elite rice cultivars.
Inter- and intraspecific hybridization among Oryza species has opened the door to various levels of reproductive barriers ranging from prezygotic—e.g., hybrid sterility, male sterility—to postzygotic—e.g., hybrid weakness, hybrid breakdown.
This Special Issue will welcome papers on genetic studies of rice and its relatives utilizing the rich genetic resources and/or rich genome information described above.
Prof. Katsuyuki Ichitani
Prof. Ryuji Ishikawa
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- gene mapping
- genetic interaction
- varietal differentiation
- genetic resources