Group of Genome Diversity

Group of Genome Diversity

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Prof. Dr. Kazuhiro SATO
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daisuke SAISHO
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Assist. 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

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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.

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(1) Sato, K., Tanaka, T., Sigenobu, S., Motoi, Y., Wu, J. and Itoh, T. Improvement of barley genome annotations by deciphering the Haruna Nijo genome. DNA Res. 16: 81-89. (2016. 1.)
(2) Hisano, H., Matsuura, T., Mori, I.C., Yamane, M. and Sato, K. Endogenous hormone levels affect the regeneration ability of callus derived from different organs in barley. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 99: 66-72. (2016. 2.)
(3) Nakamura, S., Pourkheirandish, M., Morishige, H., Kubo, Y., Nakamura, M., Ichimura, K., Seo, S., Kanamori, H., Wu, J., Ando, T., Hensel, G., Sameri, M., Stein, N., Sato, K., Matsumoto, T., Yano, M. and Komatsuda, T. Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase 3 regulates grain dormancy in barley. Curr. Biol. 26: 775-781. (2016. 3.)
(4) Sato, K., Yamane, M., Yamaji, N., Kanamori, H., Tagiri, A., Schwerdt, J. G., Fincher, J. B., Matsumoto, T., Takeda, K. and Komatsuda, T. Alanine aminotransferase controls seed dormancy in barley. Nat. Commun. 7: 11625. (2016. 5.)
(5) Nishijima, R., Yoshida, K., Motoi, Y., Sato, K. and Takumi, S. Genome-wide identification of novel genetic markers from RNA sequencing assembly of diverse Aegilops tauschii accessions. Mol. Genet. Genomics 291: 1681-1694. (2016. 5.)
(6) Takahagi, K., Uehara-Yamaguchi, Y., Yoshida, T., Sakurai, T., Shinozaki, K., Mochdia, K.* and Saisho, D.* Analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms based on RNA sequencing data of diverse bio-geographical accessions in barley. Sci. Rep. 6: 33199. (2016. 9.)
(7) Tagle, A.G., Chuma, I., Hisano, H., Sato, K. and Tosa, Y. Genetic analysis of the resistance of barley to cryptic species of Pyricularia. J. Gen. Plant Pathol. 82: 302-306. (2016. 10.)
(8) Hisano, H., Tsujimura, M., Yoshida, H., Terachi, T. and Sato, K. Mitochondrial genome sequences from wild and cultivated barley (Hordeum vulgare). BMC Genomics 17: 824. (2016. 10.)
(9) Hisano, H. and Sato, K. Genomic regions responsible for amenability to Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in barley. Sci. Rep. 6: 37505. (2016. 11.)
(10) Wu, D., Yamaji, N., Yamane, M., Kashino-Fujii, M., Sato, K. and Ma, J. F. HvNramp5 mediates uptake of cadmium and manganese, but not iron in barley. Plant Physiol. 172: 1899-1910. (2016. 11.)
(11) Saisho, D., Takumi, S. and Matsuoka, Y. Salt tolerance during germination and seedling growth of wild wheat Aegilops tauschii and its impact on the species range expansion. Sci. Rep. 6: 38554 (2016. 12.)
(12) Iehisa, J. C. M., 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 (2016. 11. Online preview)