Vol. 22  ( RGN OL-1:  Rice Genetics Newsletter On Line vol. 1)

Rice Genetics Newsletter, Vol. 22
Table of Contents

Members and Committees of the Rice Genetics Cooperative .......................................... 1

Message from Chairs of the Rice Genetics Cooperative.................................................... 2

Instruction to Authors About On Line Submission........................................................... 3

 

A. Report of the Committee on Gene Symbols  (Y. Nagato and A. Yoshimura) ................ 6

 

B. Research Notes

I. Database 

  1. [Invited article] Gramene: A genomics and genetics resource for rice, by P. Jaiswal, J. Ni, I. Yap, D. Ware, W. Spooner, K. Youens-Clark, L. Ren, C. Liang, B. Hurwitz, W. Zhao, K. Ratnapu, B. Faga,  P. Canaran, M. Fogleman, C. Hebberd, S. Avraham, S. Schmidt, T. Casstevens, E. S. Buckler, L. Stein and S. Mccouch ...................................................................... 9

 

 

II. Varietal differentiation and evolution

  1. Development of the chromosome segment substitution lines (CSSLs) derived from a hybrid rice cross, Pai64S/93-11 with super high yield potential, by Y.H. Xiao, L.L. Liu, L. Jiang, C.G. Lu, C.Y. Yu, W.W. Zhang, J.S. Zuo, H.Q. Zhai and J.M. Wan .......................... 17

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    Mapping for a new locus causing hybrid sterility in a China landrace (Oryza sativa L.), by D.T. Li, S.S. Zhu, L. Jiang and J.M. Wan ............................................................................. 20

     

  3. Fine mapping of a pollen semi-sterility gene in rice (Oryza sativa L.), by W.C. Li, L. Jiang, S.D. Huang, L.L. Liu, H.Q. Zhai and J.M. Wan ........................................................ 23

     

  4. A new sterile gene from Oryza glaberrima on chromosome 3, by Z. Zhang, P. Xu, F. Hu, J. Zhou, J.Li, X. Deng, G. Ren, F. Li and D. Tao .................................................................. 26

     

  5. Identification and mapping of two new loci for hybrid breakdown in cultivated rice, by S.  Fukuoka, M.C.V. Newingham, M. Ishtiaq, T. nagamine, M. Kawase and K. Okuno  ..................................................................................................................................... 29


III. Genetics of morphological traits

  1. Indentification of enhancer trap lines with tissue-specific GUS activities in rice, by Y. Ito and N. Kurata............................................................................................................................ 32

     

  2. Alleles in three rice panicle gene, Dn1,Ur1 and Cl, and the effects of genetic backgrounds, by F. Taguchi-Shiobara and H. Kato .................................................................................... 34

     

  3. PLASTOCHRON3 gene regulates leaf initiation rate and terminstion of vegetative phase, by T. Kawakatsu and Y. Nagato ............................................................................................ 36

     

  4. OPEN BEAKgene regulates floral morphogenesis in rice, by A. Horigome, K. Ikeda, M. Ito, Y. Yamaguchi and Y. Nagato .......................................................................................... 39

     

  5. Characterization and mapping of tillering dwarf rice 1, tdr1, by E. Yamamoto, M. Ashikari, T. Suzuka, A. Miyao, H. Hirochika, H. Kitano and M. Matsuoka ..................... 42

     

  6. A new gamete eliminator from Oryza glaberrima, by G. Ren, P. Xu, X. Deng, J. Zhou, F. Hu, J. Li, F. Li, Z. Zhang and D. Tao  ............................................................................. 45

     

  7. Characterization and mapping of tillering dwarf rice 2, tdr2, by Y. Hasegawa, E. Yamamoto, M. Ashikari, T. Sazuka, A. Miyao, H. Hirochika, H. Kitano and M. Matsuoka... 48

     

  8. wavy leaf 1 causes depressed growth of above- and under-ground organs in rice, by M. Abe, J-I. Itoh and Y. Nagato ................................................................................................... 50

     

  9. FLATTENED SHOOT MERISTEM is required for shoot meristem maintenance in rice, by H. Kurosita, J-I. Itoh and Y. Nagato ...................................................................................... 52

 

 

IV. Genetics of physiological traits and others

  1. Identification of a dominant suppressor of photoperiod-sensitive gene using indica/japonica backcrossed progenies in rice (Oryza sativa L.) by C.Y. Yu, X.J. Wei, L.M. Chen, L. Jiang, H.Q. Zhai and J.M. Wan .......................................................................................... 54

     

  2. Overexpression of Glyoxalase I gene confers salinity tolerance in transgenic japonica and japonica rice plants, by M. Verma, D. Verma, R.K. Jain, S.K. Sopory and R. Wu ............................................................................................................................................ 58

     

  3. Transcription factor AtMyb2 increased salt-atress tolerance in rice, Oryza sativa L., by V. Malik and R. Wu ..................................................................................................................... 63

     

  4. Mapping of the TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE gene, TS, by Y. Hattori, M. Kaneko, M. Ashikari, M. Matsuoka and K. Hattori.................................................................................. 68

     

  5. Detection QTLs for deepwater rice ability, by Y. Hattori, M. Ashikari, H. Kitano and M. Matsuoka ........................................................................................................................... 71

     

  6. Markers linked to grain yield using bulked segregant analysis approach in rice (Oryza sativa L.), by H.E. Shashidar, M.S. Vinod, Sudhir, G.V. Naveen Sharma and K. Krishnamurthy........................................................................................................... 73

 

 

V. Genetics of disease and insect resistance

  1. Molecular mapping of a blast resistance gene in an indica rice cultivar Yanxian No.1, by C.L. Lei, D.Y. Huang, W. Li, J.L. Wang, Z.L. Liu, X.T. Wang, K. Shi, Z.J. Cheng, X. Zhsng, Z.Z. Ling and J.M. Wan........................................................................................................... 76

     

  2. Inheritance of bacterial blight resistance in two accessions of wild rice, Oryza nivara, by R. Kaur, N. Grawal, A. Das, Y. Vikal, J.Singh, T.S. Bharaj, J.S. Sidhu and K. Singh ................................................... 78

 

 

VI. Gene and genome structure

  1. Petunia NO APICAL MERISTEM ortholog, OsNAM, is expressed in the embryonic SAM and organ Boundary in rice, by K. Hibara and Y. Nagato ................................................... 83

     

  2. Preliminary screening of rice gene whose expression levels alter by autotetraploidy using cDNA microarray, by N. Kishimoto, F. Fujii, Y. Sato, K. Takeuchi, K. Toyoshima, K. Shimbo, Z. Shimatani, Y. Nagata, A. Hashimoto, M. Ishikawa, J. Yazaki, S. Honda, K. Suzuki, K. Kojima, K. Yamamoto, K. Sakata, T. Sasaki and S. Kikuchi......................................... 86

     

  3. A modified TILLING system for rice mutant screening, by T. Suzuki, M. Eiguchi, H. Satoh, T. Kumamaru and N. Kurata.................... 89