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Science China Life Sciences

, Volume 60, Issue 4, pp 439–442 | Cite as

Root morphology in response to nitrogen supply in mid-season indica rice cultivars released in different decades

  • Yikai Zhang
  • Huizhe Chen
  • Yuping Zhang
  • Jing Xiang
  • Guangmei Ji
  • Defeng ZhuEmail author
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Acknowledgements

The authors thank the National Mid-term Genebank for Rice of China National Rice Research Institute for providing the rice germplasm collection. This work was supported by the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation (LY16C130006), the Basic Research Foundation of National Commonweal Research Institute (2014RG004-3), and the National Natural Science Foundation (31501272).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yikai Zhang
    • 1
  • Huizhe Chen
    • 1
  • Yuping Zhang
    • 1
  • Jing Xiang
    • 1
  • Guangmei Ji
    • 1
    • 2
  • Defeng Zhu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Rice BiologyChina National Rice Research InstituteHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Rice Research Institute of Guizhou ProvinceGuiyangChina

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