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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

March 2017 Highlights

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Archive of previous Highlights here.

Recently Accepted Publications

Ehsan Shakiba, Jeremy D. Edwards, Farman Jodari, Sara E. Duke, Angela M. Baldo, Pavel Korniliev, Susan R. McCouch, Georgia C. Eizenga (2017) Genetic architecture of cold tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa) determined through high resolution genome-wide analysis.

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Haley M. Sater, Shannon R.M. Pinson, Karen.A.K. Moldenhauer, Terry J. Siebenmorgen, R.Esten Mason, Virginia A. Boyett, and Jeremy D. Edwards. 2017. Fine mapping qFIS1-2, a major QTL for kernel fissure resistance in rice (Oryza sativa L.).

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Zhongyun Huang, Nelson D. Young , Michael Reagon, Katie E. Hyma, Kenneth M. Olsen, Yulin Jia, and Ana L. Caicedo. All roads lead to weediness: patterns of genomic divergence reveal extensive recurrent weedy rice origins from South Asian Oryza.

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Jeremy D. Edwards, Aaron K. Jackson, and Anna M. McClung. 2017. Genetic architecture of grain chalk in rice and interactions with a low phytic acid locus.

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New Significant Research Collaborations

The collaborative project between Shannon Pinson (ARS) and Aaron Smith (Louisiana State University) titled "Improving the quality of rice by identifying targets to restrict arsenic accumulation" was awarded $500K from the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive award program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for research to be conducted over three years, April 1, 2017 to March 30, 2020.  

New Awarded Grants

None to report. 

Technology Transfer

Formal and informal contacts and germplasm exchanged, see more...

Educational and Community Outreach

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