New article about gene in deepwater rice written by Assistant Professor Takeshi Kuroha at Tohoku University, Professor Motoyuki Ashikari at Nagoya University, Professor Gen Tamiya at Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo), and their colleagues, was published on Science.
Rice varieties known as “deepwater rice” have developed a unique strategy to ensure their own survival. Deepwater rice grows normally in shallow water but in heavy floods increases its height in keeping with rising water levels, to enable the plants to ride out lengthy floods. A research team have discovered a gene in rice that is critical to its survival in flood conditions.
Professor Tamiya mainly contributed GWAS analyzing in this research.
Authors:Takeshi Kuroha, Keisuke Nagai, Rico Gamuyao, Diane R. Wang, Tomoyuki Furuta, Masanari Nakamori, Takuya Kitaoka, Keita Adachi, Anzu Minami, Yoshinao Mori, Kiyoshi Mashiguchi, Yoshiya Seto, Shinjiro Yamaguchi, Mikiko Kojima, Hitoshi Sakakibara, Jianzhong Wu, Kaworu Ebana, Nobutaka Mitsuda, Masaru Ohme-Takagi, Shuichi Yanagisawa, Masanori Yamasaki, Ryusuke Yokoyama, Kazuhiko Nishitani, Toshihiro Mochizuki, Gen Tamiya, Susan R. McCouch, and Motoyuki Ashikari
Published date: 13 July 2018