Tag Archives: rice

Sheath blight of rice: challenges and management

Rice (Oryza sativa L) is one of the most widely consumed cereal crops, grown in more than a hundred countries. Around 40,000 different varieties of rice exist in the world, with China producing the largest amount of

How processing types change the elemental composition of rice?

According to FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, world’s rice production reached 501.2 million tonnes in 2016-17 season, which is related to rice being a staple for 7 billion people. Asia is the

How selenium tolerates arsenic toxicity in rice plant? Role of phenolics and nutrient elements in amelioration of arsenic induced phytotoxicity

Arsenic (As) contamination is a major environmental hazard of recent times which poses a health risk for human through food chain contamination. Nearly 200 million people are at risk of As toxicity. Millions of people depend on

Basmati aroma: what it means and how it accumulates in fragrant rice?

Rice plant growth comprises vegetative, reproductive, grain filling and maturity phases. In these phases availability of primary and secondary metabolites including volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are greatly varied. Basmati rice aroma contains more than 100 volatile organic

The enemy of my enemy is my friend?

Rice is the most important staple crop for two billion people in the world. However, the production system where rice is grown submerged in water (paddy fields) is under threat due to changing weather conditions. Due to

Activation tagged mutant resource of rice – a gold mine for agronomic applications

Insertional mutagenesis is a technology in which a segment of DNA, about which the investigator has complete information for its tracking, is introduced into the plant genome. These known DNA fragments can be elements such as transposons

Transgenic high-lysine rice may offer a truthful solution to malnutrition?

Amino acids are among the most important components in living organisms being the backbones of proteins that are critical to the survival of all living organisms, including plants. Unfortunately human beings and most of their farm animals

Conserved nitrogen-regulated network modules in rice

The goal of this research work is to transfer “network knowledge” from a data-rich model plant, Arabidopsis, to rice, to enhance the identification of nitrogen gene networks in a data-poor crop. Our working example for this study