Mengliang Cao

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We have produced a draft sequence of the rice genome for the most widely cultivated subspecies in China, Oryza sativa L. ssp. indica, by whole-genome shotgun sequencing. The genome was 466 megabases in size, with an estimated 46,022 to 55,615 genes. Functional coverage in the assembled sequences was 92.0%. About 42.2% of the genome was in exact(More)
We report improved whole-genome shotgun sequences for the genomes of indica and japonica rice, both with multimegabase contiguity, or almost 1,000-fold improvement over the drafts of 2002. Tested against a nonredundant collection of 19,079 full-length cDNAs, 97.7% of the genes are aligned, without fragmentation, to the mapped super-scaffolds of one or the(More)
Using high quality sequence reads extracted from our whole genome shotgun repository, we assembled two chloroplast genome sequences from two rice (Oryza sativa) varieties, one from 93-11 (a typical indica variety) and the other from PA64S (an indica-like variety with maternal origin of japonica), which are both parental varieties of the super-hybrid rice,(More)
By using a whole-genome oligonucleotide microarray, designed based on known and predicted indica rice genes, we investigated transcriptome profiles in developing leaves and panicles of superhybrid rice LYP9 and its parental cultivars 93-11 and PA64s. We detected 22,266 expressed genes out of 36,926 total genes set collectively from 7 tissues, including(More)
Using the serial analysis of gene expression technique, we surveyed transcriptomes of three major tissues (panicles, leaves, and roots) of a super-hybrid rice (Oryza sativa) strain, LYP9, in comparison to its parental cultivars, 93-11 (indica) and PA64s (japonica). We acquired 465,679 tags from the serial analysis of gene expression libraries, which were(More)
Arabidopsis and rice are the only two model plants whose finished phase genome sequence has been completed. Here we report the construction of an oligomer microarray based on the presently known and predicted gene models in the rice genome. This microarray was used to analyze the transcriptional activity of the gene models in representative rice organ(More)
The definition of dominance or epistasis is generally on the basis of a descriptive characterization for these crops in the field, such as yield per hectare and the weight of grain. Since these trait examinations lack molecular information, how to precisely predict the phenotypic changes in filial generation is still a problem in heterosis studies. For(More)
Of the numerous factors affecting rice yield, how solar radiation is transformed into biomass through rice leaves is the most important. We have analyzed proteomic changes in rice leaves collected from six different developing stages (vegetative to ripening). We studied protein expression profiles of rice leaves by running two-dimensional gel(More)
In rice, at the stage from pistil and stamen primordia formation to microsporocyte meiosis, the young panicle organs (YPO) make a great contribution to grain productivity. This period corresponds to the onset of meiosis and marks the transition from vegetative to reproductive stages. By comparing gene expression profiling of YPO with that of rice aerial(More)
Cold stress greatly affects plant growth and crop yield. To identify novel genes and possible mechanisms involved in chilling tolerance responses in rice seedlings, RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) technology was used for genome-wide gene expression profiling analysis to compare three cold-tolerant genotypes and one cold-sensitive genotype under both normal(More)