Rice Genomics: over the Past Two Decades and into the Future

Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2018 Dec;16(6):397-404. doi: 10.1016/j.gpb.2019.01.001. Epub 2019 Feb 13.


Domestic rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the most important cereal crops, feeding a large number of worldwide populations. Along with various high-throughput genome sequencing projects, rice genomics has been making great headway toward direct field applications of basic research advances in understanding the molecular mechanisms of agronomical traits and utilizing diverse germplasm resources. Here, we briefly review its achievements over the past two decades and present the potential for its bright future.

Keywords: Domestication; Genomic diversity; Heterosis; Rice genome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Crops, Agricultural / genetics*
  • Genome, Plant / genetics*
  • Genomics
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
  • Oryza / genetics*
  • Oryza / growth & development
  • Phenotype