Adaptation of rice to flooded soils

G. J. D. Kirk*, H. Greenway, B. J. Atwell, A. M. Ismail, Timothy D. Colmer

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Abstract

This paper and its companion (Colmer et al., 2014) review research on the adaptation of rice (Oryza sativa L.) to the wide range of semi-aquatic environments in which it grows. The paper considers well-regulated flooding to 5-20 cm depth; the companion considers deeper flooding in rainfed conditions. Flooded environments are dominated by the very slow diffusion of gases in water and the resulting changes in soil chemical and biological conditions. Adaptations to these potentially toxic conditions hinge on an optimum ventilation network in the plant, providing O-2 to the roots and rhizosphere, both being critical for favourable nutrition and tolerance of reduced-soil toxins. Rice has become a model for studying adaptation to flooded soils and flood-prone environments because of its relatively simple genome and large genetic diversity, and its extreme tolerance of flooded soils compared with other crop species.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in botany 75
EditorsUlrich Luttge, Wolfram Beyschlag, John Cushman
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages215-253
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9783642387975
ISBN (Print)9783642387968
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameProgress in Botany
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Volume75
ISSN (Print)0340-4773

Keywords

  • RADIAL OXYGEN LOSS
  • ORYZA-SATIVA L.
  • DEEP-WATER RICE
  • INDUCED IRON OXIDATION
  • PRIMARY MAIZE ROOTS
  • AERENCHYMA FORMATION
  • LOWLAND RICE
  • PHOSPHORUS DEFICIENCY
  • ADVENTITIOUS ROOTS
  • INTERNAL AERATION

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Kirk, G. J. D., Greenway, H., Atwell, B. J., Ismail, A. M., & Colmer, T. D. (2014). Adaptation of rice to flooded soils. In U. Luttge, W. Beyschlag, & J. Cushman (Eds.), Progress in botany 75 (pp. 215-253). (Progress in Botany; Vol. 75). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38797-5_8