Rice is the staple food for one third of the world's population but is a poor source of iron and zinc content. The root transcriptosome of diverse indica rice cultivars was characterized for expression of ten known metal homeostasis related genes in plants grown under controlled conditions. Sequence based information was obtained which may be useful in further development of gene specific markers for screening and breeding of high iron and zinc lines.
Chandel, G.; Banerjee, S.; Vasconcelos, M.; Grusak, M.A. Characterization of the Root Transcriptome for Iron and Zinc Homeostasis-related Genes in Indica rice (Oryza sativa L). Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2010) 19 (2) 145-152. [DOI: 10.1007/BF03263334]