Phenotypic, physiological, and molecular evaluation of rice chilling stress response at the vegetative stage

Benildo G. De Los Reyes, Song Joong Yun, Venura Herath, Fuyu Xu, Myoung Ryoul Park, Jeong Il Lee, Ki Young Kim

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Abstract

Rice is a chilling-sensitive plant that is particularly prone to injury during the early stages of seedling development and during flowering. Significant variation exists between subspecies with japonica cultivars generally being less sensitive than most indica cultivars. In most temperate and subtropical countries where rice is grown, crop damage often occurs during the early stages of seedling development due to occasional cold snaps coinciding with the first few weeks after direct seeding in late spring to early summer. Irreversible injuries often result in seedling mortality or if the crop survives a stress episode, plant vigor and resistance to pests and diseases are severely compromised. Recent physiological and molecular studies have shown that oxidative stress is the primary cause of early chilling injuries in rice and the differential responses of indica and japonica cultivars are defined to a large extent by gene expression related to oxidative signaling and defenses. In this chapter, we summarize basic phenotypic, physiological, and molecular procedures that can be adopted for routine evaluation of differential responses between cultivars as well as for functional genomics studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRice Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages227-241
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781627031936
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume956
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

Keywords

  • Chilling stress
  • Electrolyte leakage
  • Oxidative stress
  • Reactive oxygen scavenging
  • Regulatory cluster
  • Transcriptome

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