NATIONL CENTER OF PLANT GENE RESEARCH(WUHAN)
Rice Mutant Resources for Gene Discovery
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Rice Mutant Resources for Gene Discovery Hirohiko Hirochika(1) , Emmanuel Guiderdoni(2), Gynheung An(3), Yue-ie Hsing(4), Moo Young Eun(5), Chang-deok Han(6), Narayana Upadhyaya(7), Srinivasan Ramachandran(8), Qifa Zhang(9), Andy Pereira(10), Venkatesan Sundaresan(11) and Hei Leung(12) (1) Molecular Genetics Department, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki, 305-8602, Japan (2) 2CIRAD, Avenue Agropolis, TA 40/03, 34398, Montpellier Cedex 5, France (3) Department of Life Science and National Research Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, 790-784, South Korea (4) Academia Sinica, Institute of Botany, Yienchuyuan Road, Nankang, Taipei, 11529, Taiwan (5) Genomics Division, National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Rural Development Administration, Suweon, 441-707, South Korea (6) Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Research Center, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, 660-701, South Korea (7) CSIRO Plant Industry, GPO Box 1600, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia (8) Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, 1, Research Link, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 117604, Singapore (9) National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, 430070, China (10) Plant Research International, P.O. Box 16, 6700, AA Wageningen, Netherlands (11) Plant Biology and Agronomy, LSA 1002, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA (12) International Rice Research Institute, DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines DOI: 10.1023/B:PLAN.0000036368.74758.66 Issue: Volume 54, Number 3 Date: February 2004 Pages: 325 - 334 Abstract With the completion of genomic sequencing of rice, rice has been firmly established as a model organism for both basic and applied research. The next challenge is to uncover the functions of genes predicted by sequence analysis. Considering the amount of effort and the diversity of disciplines required for functional analyses, extensive international collaboration is needed for this next goal. The aims of this review are to summarize the current status of rice mutant resources, key tools for functional analysis of genes, and our perspectives on how to accelerate rice gene discovery through collaboration. deletion mutants - flanking sequence tag - insertional mutants - rice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hirohiko Hirochika Email: hirohiko@nias.affrc.go.jp