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Selected articles from the 10th International Symposium of Rice Functional Genomics


Plants, as sessile organisms experience various abiotic stresses, which pose serious threat to crop production. Plants adapt to environmental stress by modulating their growth and development along with the various physiological and biochemical changes. This phenotypic plasticity is driven by the activation of specific genes encoding signal transduction, transcriptional regulation, ion transporters and metabolic pathways. Rice is an important staple food crop of nearly half of the world population and is well known to be a salt sensitive crop. The completion and enhanced annotations of rice genome sequence has provided the opportunity to study functional genomics of rice. Functional genomics aids in understanding the molecular and physiological basis to improve the salinity tolerance for sustainable rice production. Salt tolerant transgenic rice plants have been produced by incorporating various genes into rice. In this review we present the findings and investigations in the field of rice functional genomics that includes supporting genes and networks ABA dependent and independent, osmoprotectants proline, glycine betaine, trehalose, myo-inositol, and fructans, signaling molecules Ca, abscisic acid, jasmonic acid, brassinosteroids and transporters, regulating salt stress response in rice.

KeywordsRice Salt stress Osmoprotectants Signaling molecules Transporters Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1939-8433-6-27 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Kundan Kumar - Manu Kumar - Seong-Ryong Kim - Hojin Ryu - Yong-Gu Cho


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