Dwarf 88, a novel putative esterase gene affecting architecture of rice plant

Rice architecture is an important agronomic trait that affects grain yield

Zhenyu Gao; Qian Qian; Xiaohui Liu; Meixian Yan; Qi Feng; Guojun Dong; Jian Liu; Bin Han

2009

Scholarcy highlights

  • Rice architecture is an important agronomic trait that affects grain yield
  • We characterized a tillering dwarf mutant d88 derived from Oryza sativa ssp. japonica cultivar Lansheng treated with EMS
  • The mutant had excessive shorter tillers and smaller panicles and seeds compared to the wild-type
  • The D88 gene was isolated via map-based cloning and identified to encode a putative esterase
  • The potential relationship between the tiller formation associated genes and D88 is discussed and future identification of the substrate for D88 may lead to the characterization of new pathways regulating plant development

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