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Genetics of high-rise rice

When subject to flooding, deepwater rice survives by shooting up in height. Knowledge of the genetic context of this and other responses to inundation will be a boon in enhancing rice productivity.

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Figure 1: Ethylene and flooding-tolerance strategies in rice.


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Voesenek, L., Bailey-Serres, J. Genetics of high-rise rice. Nature 460, 959–960 (2009).

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