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Prof. Dr. Kazuhiro SATO
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daisuke SAISHO
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hiroshi HISANO
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Lecture: Plant Diversity Genetics, Diversity Analysis of Plant Genomes
Keywords: Barley; Database; Genome diversity; World barley seed collection

Summary of main research topics

Analysis and application of genome diversity in barley genetic resources
Our group conducts research on the analysis and application of genome diversity using ca. 15,000 accessions of barleys with special reference to East Asian landraces including experimental lines and wild relatives. The subjects of our research are (1) Evaluation of barley genetic resources and genome diversity, (2) Generation and application of information and resources on the barley genome, (3) Analysis of industrially important traits in barley. In addition to seed samples of accessions, cDNA and BAC clones (including individual clones, pooled BAC DNA for screening, high-density replica membranes and complete clone set of barley) were distributed worldwide with the support of the National BioResource Project.

Latest publications (for complete and most current publications visit group pages)

(1) 佐藤和広オオムギの種子休眠性遺伝子の発見. バイオサイエンスとバイオインダストリー75(1): 40-41. (2017. 1.)
(2) 久野 裕オオムギのゲノム編集. アグリバイオ1: 19-20. (2017. 1.)
(3) Hisano, H., Sakamoto, K., Takagi, H., Terauchi, R. and Sato, K. Exome QTL-seq maps monogenic locus and QTLs in barley. BMC Genomics 18: 125. (2017. 2.)
(4) Julio C. M. Iehisaa, Okada, M., Sato, K. and Takumi, S. Detection of splicing variants in the leaf and spike transcripts of wild diploid wheat Aegilops tauschii and transmission of the splicing patterns to synthetic hexaploid wheat. Plant Gene 9: 6-12. (2017. 3.)
(5) Hisano, H., Meints, B., Moscou, M. J., Cistue, L., Echávarri, B., Sato, K. and Hayes, P. M. Selection of transformation-efficient barley genotypes based on TFA (transformation amenability) haplotype and higher resolution mapping of the TFA loci. Plant Cell Rep. 36: 611-620. (2017. 4.)
(6) 佐藤和広オオムギ遺伝資源を活用した風味が劣化しづらいビールの開発. 山陽技術雑誌65: 3-5. (2017. 4.)
(7) Hirasawa, T., Sato, K., Yamaguchi, M., Narita, R., Kodama, A., Adachi, S., Ookawa, T. and Sato, K. Differences in dry matter production, grain production, and photosynthetic rate in barley cultivars under long-term salinity. Plant Production Sci. 20: 288-299. (2017. 6.)
(8) Onishi, K., Yamane, M., Yamaji, N., Tokui, M., Kanamori, H., Wu, J., Komatsuda, T. and Sato, K. Sequence differences in the seed dormancy gene Qsd1 among various wheat genomes. BMC Genomics 18: 497. (2017. 6.)
(9) Gupta, A., Hisano, H., Hojo, Y., Matsuura, T., Ikeda, Y., Mori, I.C. and Senthil-Kumar, M. Global profiling of phytohormone dynamics during combined drought and pathogen stress in Arabidopsis thaliana reveals ABA and JA as major regulators. Sci. Rep. 7: 4017. (2017. 6.)
(10) Miwa, A., Sawada, Y., Tamaoki, D., Hirai, M., Kimura, M., Sato, K. and Nishiuchi, T. Nicotinamide mononucleotide and related metabolites induce the disease resistance against the fungal phytopathogen, Fusarium graminearum in Arabidopsis thaliana and Hordeum vulgare. Sci. Rep. 7: 6389. (2017. 7.)
(11) Nakamura, S., Pourkheirandish, M., Morishige, H., Sameri, M., Sato, K. and Komatsuda, T. Quantitative Trait Loci and Maternal Effects Affecting the Strong Grain Dormancy of Wild Barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. spontaneum)”. Frontiers Plant Sci. 8: 1840. (2017. 10.)
(12) Kakizaki, A., Kawahara, T., Zhuk, M.A., Smekalova, T.N., Sato, K., Abe, T. and Sasanuma, T. Genetic characterization of genetic resources of Aegilops tauschii, wheat D genome donor, newly collected in North Caucasia. American J. Plant Sci. 8: 2769-2784. (2017. 10.)
(13) 佐藤和広醸造用オオムギ小史. 日本醸造協会誌112: 799. (2017. 11.)
(14) Saito, M., Tanaka, T., Sato, K., Vrinten, P. and Nakamura, T. A single nucleotide polymorphism in the “Fra” gene results in fractured starch granules in barley. Theor. Appl. Genet. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-017-3006-1 (2017. 11. Online preview)