Submergence is one of the major constraints in rice production. The main factor limiting rice survival during submergence is oxygen deprivation. To cope with flooding conditions, rice has developed two survival strategies: either rapid elongation of the submerged tissues to keep up with the rising water level or no elongation to save carbohydrate resources for maintenance of energy production under submerged and concomitant hypoxic conditions. The survival strategies used by rice have been studied quite extensively and the role of several phytohormones in the elongation response has been established. The mechanisms of submergence tolerance include metabolic changes, for instance, the shift to an ethanolic fermentation pathway, reduced elongation growth to save carbohydrates and energy for maintenance processes, and protective antioxidant systems. Current molecular technology can provide tools for the understanding of mechanisms developed by rice to survive submergence. In addition, cloning of genes related to submergence tolerance might open new ways to genetic improvement of this crop.
Russian Journal of Plant Physiology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 17, 2004
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera