Rice Genetics Newsletter, Vol. 13
Table of Contents

Dedication ................................................. 7


A.
Report of the Coordinating Committee of the Rice Genetics Cooperative (T. Kinoshita and G. Rothschild) ............... 10
B.

Report of the Committee on Gene Symbolization, Nomenclature and Linkage Groups

I.

New gene symbols registered (N. Iwata) ............... 12

II. Report from the coordinator
1) Gene symbols for dwarfness (O. Kamijima,T. Tanisaka and T. Kinoshita) ............... 19
2) Recent information on anthocyanin pigmentation (M. Maekawa) ............... 25
3) Current status in rice chromosome research (K. Fukui) ............... 27
C.

Report of the Committee on Genetic Engineering:

  Molecular analysis of rice genes (Ray Wu) ............... 36
D. Research Notes

I. Varietal differentiation

  1. A simplified procedure for classification of rice (Oryza sativa) germplasm
    based on single isozyme locus, by S.S. Malik and G.S. Khush ............... 42
  2. Isozyme classification of Philippines and Thailand rice germplasm, by S. S. Malik and G.S. Khush ............... 43
  3. Genetic characterization of Japanese upland rice and gene block on chromosome 2: Chromosomal polymorphic region (CPR), by Y. Harata, Y. Tuchimine and R. Ishikawa ............... 44
  4. GenomicDNA probes for discriminating indica and japonica rice cultivars, by S. Ooba, M. Umeda and H. Uchimiya ............... 47
  5. New characters for identification of Indica and Japonica rice, by T. Fukuyama, H. Sasahara and Y. Fukuta ............... 48
  6. Classification of cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.) by mitochondrial DNA RFLPs, by T. Abe, Y. Kawauchi and T. Sasahara ............... 50
  7. Identification of a null allele in traditional rice germplasm of Taiwan China, by S. X. Tang, G. S. Khush and D. S. Brar ............... 53

II. Wild species and evolution

  1. Differentiation within CCDD genome species in the genus Oryza as revealed by total genomic hybridization and RFLP analysis, by R. K. Aggarwal, D. S. Brar, N. Huang and G. S. Khush ............... 54
  2. Oryza schlechteri Pilger has a distinct genome based on molecular analysis, by R. K. Aggarwal, D. S. Brar, G. S. khush and M. T. Jackson ............... 58
  3. A case study of genetic erosion of wild rice in Thailand, by M. Akimoto, Y. Shimamoto and H. Morishima ............... 60
  4. Completely sterile populations of wild rice found in the suburbs of Bangkok, by M. Akimoto, Y. Shimamoto and H. Morishima ............... 62
  5. Set-up of a permanent observation site of wild rice in Thailand, by Y. I. Sato, S. Chitrakon, P. Charoendham, Y. Shimamoto and H. Morishima ............... 65
  6. Geographical differentiation of annual type of O. rufipogon, by H. W. Cai, X. K. Wang and H. Morishima ............... 67
III. Genic analysis and gene location
  1. Chromosomal location of gamete eliminator, S11(t), found in an Indica-Japonica hybrid, by N. Sawamura and Y. Sano ............... 70
  2. Dissection of a gene complex responsible for photoperiod sensitivity, by L. V. Dung and Y.Sano ............... 72
  3. Molecular mapping of a gene for resistance to a Korean isolate of rice blast, by S. N. Ahn, Y. K. Kim, S. S. Han, H. C. Choi, H. P. Moon and S. R. McCouch ............... 74
  4. Fine map of d-1 gene in rice, by M. Ashikari, O. Ideta, A. Yoshimura and N. Iwata ............... 76
  5. A gene, w-Ef-1(t), for weakening the effect of early-heading, by K. H. Tsai ............... 78
IV. Chromosome studies and molecular cytogenetics
  1. Ditelosomic alien addition lines of rice (Oryza sativa L.) carrying a pair of telocentric chromosomes of O. punctata Kotschy, by H. Yasui and N. Iwata ............... 80
  2. Survey of Oryza australiensis chromosomes in the backcross progeny of O. sativa x O. australiensis by FISH, by S. Uozu, D. S. Brar, G. S. Khush and K. Fukui ............... 82
  3. The thrid 45S rDNA locus in O. eichingeri (CC) newly detected by an improved FISH method, by R. Shishido, Y. Sano and K. Fukui ............... 84
  4. Physical mapping of CaM and Ca2+-ATPase genes in rice by in situ hybridization, by X. Z. Bi, Y. C. Song, N. Ren and L. H. Liu ............... 85
  5. A new manual for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in plant chromosomes, by N. Ohmido and K. Fukui ............... 89

V. Gene expression

  1. Expression pattern of two ABA-responsive genes, OSEM and REG2, in developing rice seed, by E. Nakata, K. Miyoshi, T. Hattori and Y. Nagato ............... 93
  2. Mutations affecting panicle architecture in rice, by M. Takahashi, N. Nagasawa and Y. Nagato ............... 97
  3. Genes affecting shoot apical meristem and leaf primordia differentiation, by J. Itoh, H. Kitano and Y. Nagato ............... 100
  4. DL regulates both leaf and pistil development in rice, by N. Nagasawa, M. Miyoshi, Y. Sano and Y. Nagato ............... 102
  5. Characterization of the protein bodies and the polypeptides in esp-2 mutant of rice, by Y. Takemoto, M. Ogawa, T. Kumamaru, M. Y. Son and H. Satoh ............... 106

VI. Incompatibility and sterility

  1. List of hybrid sterility gene loci (HSGLi) in cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.), by J. Wan and H. Ikehashi ............... 110
  2. Identification of RAPD markers linked to ferility restoring gene of rice
    cytoplasmic male sterile line, by Y. Shen, Z. Guan, H. Qiang, J. Lu, K. Zheng and X. Wang ............... 115
  3. Partial cross-incompatibility in cultivated rice, by K. Okuno ............... 117
  4. Three genes involved in the unidirectional cross incompatibility system observed in a sativa-rufipogon hybrid, by S. Kobayashi and Y. Sano ............... 119
  5. Identification of wide compatibility varieties (WCV's) and tagging of WC gene with isozyme markers, by S. S. Malik and S. Khush ............... 121
  6. Hematoxylin staining for determining pollen fertility of Indica-Japonica F1 hybrids and study on its gamete fertility, by Z. Li, D. Lu, S. Zhao and X. Wang ............... 124

 

VII. QTL analysis, quantitative and physiological characters

  1. QTL analysis for mesocotyl elongation in rice, by M. Katsuta-Seki, K. Ebana and K. Okuno ............... 126
  2. Analysis of QTL x environment interaction for yield components and plant height in rice, by J. Y .Zhuang, H. X. Lin, J. Lu, H. R. Qian, S. Hittalman, N. Huang and K. L. Zheng ............... 127
  3. Genotyic x environment interaction effects and heterosis analysis for cooking quality traits of indica rice, by C. H. Shi, J. Zhu, R. C. Zang and G. L. Chen ............... 130
  4. Genetic markers for tolerance to iron toxicity in rice, by A. Shimizu, J. Wan and H. Ikehashi ............... 132
  5. Genetic characterization of opaque endosperms, by I. Mikami, H. Nagano, M. Eiguchi, H-Y. Hirano and Y. Sano ............... 134

 

VIII. Transformation, tissue culture and related study

  1. Genetic transformation of Indica and Japonica rice by Agrobacterium umefaciens, by K. Datta, N. Oliva, L. Torrizo, E. Abrigo, G. S. Khush and S. K. Datta ............... 136
  2. Transformation of new plant type lines through biolistic and protoplast methods, by M. F. Alam, K. Datta, A. Vasquez and G. S. Khush ............... 139
  3. Immunosubtraction could detect low-abundant somatic embryogenesis-specific proteins in rice, by K. T. Yoshida and M. Sakata ...............141
  4. Somaclonal variation found after different culture period in rice, by H. Watanabe, C. Matsukura, R. Ishikawa, T. Harada and M. Niizeki ............... 145

 

IX. Molecular studies

  1. Putative transposase-like domain found in rice genome, by R. Ishikawa and M. Freeling ............... 146
  2. A point mutation, G to T, causes the differentiation of the Wxb allele from Wxa allele, which is specific to Japonica rice, by H-Y. Hirano, M. Eiguchi and Y. Sano ............... 148
  3. Partial sequences of rice cDNAsputatively identified as encoding protein kinases, by H. Itadani, K. Yamamoto and T. Sasaki ............... 150
  4. cDNA sequence of a novel rice serine/threonine protein kinase, by M. Hamada, K. Yamamoto, T. Sasaki and T. Hino ............... 154
  5. Tnr1-like element in the first intron of a type 2 metallothionein-like gene showing root specific expression in rice, by I. Nakamura, N. Kameya and
    H. Kanzaki ............... 157
  6. Cloning and mapping of amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs) in rice from silver-stained polyacrylamide gels, by Y. G. Cho, M. W. Brair, O. Panaud and S. R. McCouch ............... 161
E. Meetings and Book Review ............... 161
  Editor's Note ............... 171