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Grain traits traced to ‘dark matter’ of rice genome

December 19, 2019

Domesticated rice has fatter seed grains with higher starch content than its wild rice relatives — the result…
Warmer temperatures will increase arsenic levels in rice, study shows

December 5, 2019

People around the world consume rice in their daily diets. But in addition to its nutrient and caloric…
Rice yields plummet and arsenic rises in future climate-soil scenarios

November 6, 2019

Research combining future climate conditions and arsenic-induced soil stresses predicts rice yields could decline about 40 percent by…
Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration

July 18, 2019

The Ojibwe people tell of a prophecy that spurred their journey from the Atlantic coast of North America…
A mitochondrial gene that causes cytoplasmic male infertility was deleted using a mitoTALENs technique. Infertile rice (right) stands straight, but fertile rice (left) bends under the weight of heavy seeds. Image credit: Tomohiko Kazama, CC-BY
Researchers can finally modify plant mitochondrial DNA

July 9, 2019

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more…
Rusted root: Weedy rice repeatedly evolves ‘cheater’ root traits

April 10, 2019

Weedy rice is neither wild rice nor crop rice, but rice gone rogue that has shed some traits…
Purple rice reigns

January 22, 2019

Does your New Year’s resolution diet include healthy whole grains? Purple rice is a whole grain with high…
New Building Materials Created out of Fungus, Rice and Glass

June 20, 2018

By combining agricultural and industrial waste, bound by the Trametes versicolor fungus, scientists have developed a low-carbon, fire-resistant…
Rice becomes less nutritious as CO2 levels rise

June 1, 2018

Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will reduce the nutritional value of rice, according to an international research…
Researchers use wild rice to predict health of Minnesota lakes and streams

January 31, 2018

By studying wild rice in lakes and streams, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota…
Blast off: Insights could combat rice-infecting fungus

May 10, 2017

New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has revealed how the fungus behind a destructive rice disease evades…
Domesticated rice goes rogue

April 4, 2017

A new study in the April 3 issue of Nature Genetics describes an adventure that reveals the…
Genetically modified Golden Rice falls short on lifesaving promises

June 4, 2016

Heralded on the cover of Time magazine in 2000 as a genetically modified (GMO) crop with the potential…
Fighting rice fungus

December 29, 2015

In a “clash of the microbes,” University of Delaware plant scientists are uncovering more clues critical to disarming…
Climate-Friendly Rice Announced a Top Science Development of 2015

November 26, 2015

A new type of rice, which gives off close to zero greenhouse emissions during its growth, was recently…
Scientists explained how fungi release toxic acids that damage rice crops

October 29, 2015

Rice is a very important food source for human population. Typically attributed to the diet of Asian people,…
Proteins from rice – raw materials instead of waste

October 4, 2015

Proteins remain after starch is extracted from rice. Until now, this valuable raw material was disposed of by…
Secret Unlocked to Rice Seed Survival When Underwater

September 23, 2015

A team of scientists from the University of California, Riverside and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Philippines,…
Unlocking the Rice Immune System

July 27, 2015

A bacterial signal that when recognized by rice plants enables the plants to resist a devastating blight disease…
Precise genome editing may improve rice crops

May 13, 2015

A new project will harness the power of genome editing – a technique that allows researchers to precisely…
Complete inspection of rice produced in Fukushima prefecture

April 7, 2015

Agricultural products in Fukushima Prefecture have been inspected to verify safety ever since the accident at the Fukushima…
Using Weedy Rice Traits to Boost Cultivated Rice Yields

December 15, 2014

Genetic traits in weedy rice may someday be used to develop sturdy, high-yield varieties of cultivated rice that…
The effects of growing rice in low water and high salt conditions

October 3, 2014

Two papers in the latest issue of Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science investigates the effects of low…
Scientists Develop New Way to Make Food Ingredient from Rice Bran Oil

April 4, 2014

Some of today’s popular baked goods might tomorrow contain a butter-like extract, derived from rice bran oil, as…
New Rice Competes with Weeds, Offers High Grain Quality to Boot

January 10, 2014

Using conventional breeding methods, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new rice cultivar that can hold its…
Engineered biofortification of rice promises to solve worldwide iron deficiency

December 27, 2013

Iron deficiency is one of the most widespread mineral deficiencies, with an estimated 2 million people affected worldwide.…
Scientists discover wonder rice gene

December 3, 2013

Tsutomu Ishimaru inspects a rice plant with the SPIKE gene, in a picture taken on November 29, 2013…
Antibody-producing rice

August 19, 2013

Rotavirus is leading cause of diarrhea in infants worldwide, causing 114 million episodes of diarrhea annually in children…
Roots breakthrough for drought-resistant rice

August 5, 2013

Japanese biotechnologists on Sunday said they had developed a rice plant with deeper roots that can sustain high…
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