The sequences of 1,504 mutants in the model rice variety Kitaake facilitate rapid functional genomic studies

Li et al. describe an important new genetic resource, a huge database of Kitaake rice mutants. Kitaake is a short-generation variety of Oryza sativa L. ssp. japonica well suited for genetic studies. The authors sequenced more than 1500 fast-neutron-induced mutants and identified more than 91,000 mutations affecting 58% of all rice genes. They identified single-base substitutions, deletions, insertions, inversions, translocations and tandem duplications, resulting in many useful loss-of-function mutations. The database and seed ordering information are at Kitbase. Plant Cell 10.​1105/​tpc.​17.​00154