Proteomics of rice - our most valuable food crop

Yunqi Wu*, Mehdi Mirzaei, Paul A. Haynes

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As global climate changes, agricultural production faces serious challenges from increased frequency and severity of floods and droughts, severe temperature changes, and disease breakouts, that in turn will lead to serious threats to plant vegetation worldwide. Rice, which is the most widely planted staple food crop around the world, is under threat from global climate change. As a result, understanding how rice adapts to the changing climate will increasingly be crucial. Proteomics as an integrated approach can play a role in unraveling the underlying mechanisms and help to address the growing demand for food. In this chapter, the current status of rice proteomics is discussed, and commonly occurring stress response proteins are collated; these will have an ever-increasing impact on our understanding of molecular mechanisms of stress response in rice and provide valuable information for selective rice breeding in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProteomics in Food Science
Subtitle of host publicationfrom Farm to Fork
EditorsMichelle L. Colgrave
Place of PublicationLondon ; San Diego ; Cambridge ; Oxford
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780128040577
ISBN (Print)9780128040072
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2017


  • abiotic stress
  • crops
  • plant proteomics
  • rice
  • selective breeding


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