Fresh hot rice... science

The IRRI science blog

Find the hottest rice science publications from IRRI right here. IRRI scientists regularly author papers that are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This blog summarizes new publications and provides you with a link and reference to the full paper. It is also a space for IRRI to comment on other important rice research.

You might also like to see a full list of journal papers by IRRI scientists.

May032013

Lead in rice?

Written by // Sophie Clayton Categories // Fresh hot rice... science

Rice consumption is not a significant source of lead exposure.

Dec172012

Simulation technology in rice successful

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As computers become more powerful, simulation technology is now being used for entertainment and scientific purposes. IRRI scientists tell us the simulation performance of ORYZA 2000.

Oct052012

Young scientists blog for GRiSP

Written by // Sophie Clayton Categories // Fresh hot rice... science

We have a team of young scientists blogging during the Global Rice Science Partnership meetings, 8-12 Oct. Join the conversation #GRISP2012!

Sep252012

Arsenic in rice?

Written by // Sophie Clayton Categories // Fresh hot rice... science

Our assessment of current research indicates that there is no evidence to show that people should stop eating rice because of concerns about arsenic.

Sep032012

Progress towards constructing rice genetic maps

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Have you found yourself traveling to unfamiliar places and relying solely on maps? Isn’t it a lot quicker to get to your destination when taking notes of the landmarks? As navigational maps are useful for globe trekkers, and so are genetic maps.

Mar212013

50 years of root/drought research at IRRI

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Roots are the often forgotten part of the rice plant - but they are critical in how the rice plant responds to water availability including drought.

Nov052012

Rice scientist successfully defends thesis in Wageningen University

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Congratulations to Ms. Maria Celeste N. Banaticla-Hilario for successfully defending her PhD thesis on wild rice in Wageningen University!

Sep252012

Shaking off rice bacterial blight in Africa

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The first thing you might be asking about in this blog is 'how come some particular rice disease is making its way into Africa?'

Sep112012

Origin of the rice variety Kasalath

Written by // Sophie Clayton Categories // Fresh hot rice... science

The heritage of the rice variety Kasalath is an interesting story and showcases the importance of rice genetic diversity conservation.

Aug222012

'Nature' reports discovery of rice phosphorus uptake gene

Written by // Sophie Clayton Categories // Fresh hot rice... science

Congratulations to Sigrid Heuer, Rico Gamuyao, and all other team members for their Nature publication discovering the phosphorus uptake gene PSTOL1.

Dec212012

Zeroing-in on drought-stressed rice areas

Written by // Liz Baroña-Edra Categories // Fresh hot rice... science

Tageting our breeding and extension work on severely affected drought areas in rainfed rice ecosystems has just become easier!

Aug292013

Transforming the future of genebanks

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A new technology can change the future management and use of genebanks.

Sep252012

Rooting for the new rice drought-proofing method

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When drought strikes, water is indeed the answer to the problem, but is now likely to be only a part of the solution instead.

Sep112012

Hotter temperatures during drying better at preserving rice seeds

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Did you know that placing your wet iPhone in a bag filled with rice can suck the moisture out and leave it dry? It’s an old trick that truly works. But this is not about cellphone recovery method; this is about drying the best way.

Aug012012

Creating the perfect rat trap pays off

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IRRI’s Dr. Grant Singleton and Dr. Flor Palis and their colleagues have demonstrated that teaming up against rodents can virtually eliminate rat damage in rice crops, halve rodenticide use, and give farmers a 20% pay rise.

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