Rice Biology in the Genomics Era

  • Hiro-Yuki Hirano
  • Yoshio Sano
  • Atsushi Hirai
  • Takuji Sasaki

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Genome-wide and Genome-based Research

    1. Takuji Sasaki, Jianzhong Wu, Hiroshi Mizuno, Baltazar A. Antonio, Takashi Matsumoto
      Pages 3-12
    2. Hisataka Numa, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Takeshi Itoh
      Pages 13-21
    3. Kan Nobuta, Blake C. Meyers
      Pages 23-36
    4. Lei Li, Lei Li, Xing Wang Deng
      Pages 37-51
    5. Tetsuya Nakazaki, Ken Naito, Yutaka Okumoto, Takatoshi Tanisaka
      Pages 69-79
    6. Yasuyo Johzuka-Hisatomi, Masahiko Maekawa, Kyoko Takagi, Chang-Ho Eun, Takaki Yamauchi, Zenpei Shimatani et al.
      Pages 81-94
    7. Gynheung An
      Pages 95-106
  3. Signal Transduction and Development

    1. Ayako Nakamura, Makoto Matsuoka
      Pages 121-134
    2. Yukimoto Iwasaki, Hisaharu Kato, Yukiko Fujisawa, Katsuyuki Oki
      Pages 135-148
    3. Yutaka Sato
      Pages 149-161
    4. Takeshi Izawa
      Pages 163-176
    5. Ken-Ichi Nonomura, Shinichiro Yamaki
      Pages 191-204
  4. Evolution and Ecology

    1. Duncan A. Vaughan, Song Ge, Akito Kaga, Norihiko Tomooka
      Pages 219-234
    2. Nori Kurata
      Pages 235-245
    3. Yohei Koide, Kazumitsu Onishi, Akira Kanazawa, Yoshio Sano
      Pages 247-259
    4. Hong-Wei Cai, Masahiro Akimoto, Hiroko Morishima
      Pages 261-275
    5. Hisako Ohtsubo, Suguru Tsuchimoto, Jian-Hong Xu, Chaoyang Cheng, Marcia Y. Koudo, Nori Kurata et al.
      Pages 277-291
  5. Improvement of Rice

    1. Motoyuki Ashikari, Tomoaki Sakamoto
      Pages 309-320
    2. Takanori Kobayashi, Naoko K. Nishizawa
      Pages 321-335
    3. Takayuki Ohnishi, Mikio Nakazono, Nobuhiro Tsutsumi
      Pages 337-355
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 375-381

About this book


Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the most important staple food crops in the world. Breeding efforts to improve the agronomical quality of rice have been conducted, and studies on rice from the viewpoint of basic biological interest have also been carried out. In 1991, a book entitled Rice (edited by Dr. Bajaj) was published as the 14th volume in the series Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry (BAF), detailing rice research activities at that time, and focusing mainly on cell and tissue culture and genetic variability. Studies on rice have fundamentally advanced since then, whose outcomes are mentioned below. This is a good reason to compile a new volume on rice. The situation regarding rice research has markedly changed in the last 16 years. First, the genomic sequences of rice were completely determined by the International Rice Genome Sequencing Project in 2004. Since the genome sequence of Arabidopsis thaliana had been determined in 2000, rice became the second species in the seed plants to have its genome well understood. Second, the technology to transform rice by the Agrobacterium-mediated method was developed and is now established. In classical phytopathology, Poaceae (including rice) has not been considered as a host for Agrobacterium. This transformation method is relatively easy and reproducible as compared to conventional transformation methods using protoplasts, and is now widely used in rice research.


Evolution Pflanzenzüchtung Regulation Reis Verbesserung von Kulturpflanzen classification crop improvement ecology genes genetics genomics pflanzliche Entwicklung phylogeny recombination rice

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiro-Yuki Hirano
    • 1
  • Yoshio Sano
    • 2
  • Atsushi Hirai
    • 3
  • Takuji Sasaki
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of ScienceUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of AgricultureHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Agriculture Meijo UniversityNagoyaJapan
  4. 4.National Institute of Agrobiological SciencesIbarakiJapan

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