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Nagaki, K., Yamaji, N., and Murata, M. 2017. ePro-ClearSee: a simple immunohistochemical method that does not require sectioning of plant samples. Scientific Reports, srep42203LinkIcon


Nagaki, K., Tanaka, K., Yamaji, N., Kobayashi, H., and Murata, M. 2015. Sunflower centromeres consist of a centromere-specific LINE and a chromosome-specific tandem repeat. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6: 912LinkIcon

Habu, Y., Ando, T., Ito, S., Nagaki, K., Kishimoto, N., Taguchi-Shiobara, F., Numa, H., Yamaguchi, K., Shigenobu, S., Murata, M., Meshi, T., and Yano, M. 2015. Epigenomic modification in rice controls meiotic recombination and segregation distortion. Molecular Breeding 35: 644-653.LinkIcon

Tek, A. L., Stupar, R. M., Nagaki, K. 2015. Modification of centromere structure: a promising approach for haploid line production in plant breeding. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 38: 1-6.LinkIcon


Murata, M. 2014. Minichromosomes and artificial chromosomes in Arabidopsis. Chromosome Res. 22: 167-178.

Tek, A. L., Kashihara, K., Murata, M., Nagaki, K. 2014. Identification of the centromere-specific histone H3 variant in Lotus japonicus. Gene 538: 8-11.LinkIcon


Iwata, A., Tek, A. L., Richard, M. M, Abernathy, B., Fonsêca, A., Schmutz, J., Chen, N. W., Thareau, V., Magdelenat, G., Li, Y., Murata, M., Pedrosa-Harand, A., Geffroy, V., Nagaki, K., Jackson, S. A. 2013. Identification and characterization of functional centromeres of common bean. Plant Journal 76: 47-60.LinkIconLinkIcon

Shibata, F., Nagaki, K., Yokota, E., Murata, M. 2013. Tobacco karyotyping by accurate centromere identification and novel repetitive DNA localization. Chromosome Res. 21: 375-381.LinkIcon

Murata, M., Shibata, F., Hironaka, A., Kashihara, K., Fujimoto, F., Yokota, E., Nagaki, K. 2013. Generation of an artificial ring chromosome in Arabidopsis by the Cre/LoxP-mediated recombination. Plant Journal 74: 363-371. LinkIcon

Murata, M. 2013. Arabidopsis centromeres. In: Plant Centromere Biology (Ed. Jiang, J., Birchler, J. A.), Wiley-Blackwell, New York.LinkIcon


Nagaki, K., Yamamoto, M., Yamaji, N., Mukai, Y., Murata, M. 2012. Chromosome dynamics visualized with an anti-centromeric histone H3 antibody in Allium. PLOS ONE 7(12): e51315.LinkIconLinkIcon

Banaei-Moghaddam, A. M., Schubert, V., Kumke, K., Klemme, S., Weiß, O., Nagaki, K., Macas, J., González-Sánchez, M., Heredia, V., Gómez-Revilla, D., González-García, M., Vega, J., Puertas, M. and Houben, A. 2012. Nondisjuction in favour of a chromosome - the mechanism of rye B chromosome accumulation at pollen mitosis. The Plant Cell 24: 4124-4134.LinkIcon

Nagaki, K., Shibata, F., Kanatani, A., Kashihara, K. and Murata, M. 2012. Isolation of centromeric-tandem repetitive DNA sequences by chromatin affinity purification using a HaloTag7-fused centromere-specific histone H3 in tobacco. Plant Cell Reports 31: 771-779.LinkIconLinkIcon


Heckmann, S., Schroeder-Reiter, E., Kumke, K., Ma, L., Nagaki, K., Murata, M., Wanner, G. and Houben, A. 2011. Holocentric chromosomes of Luzula elegans are characterized by a longitudinal centromere groove, chromosome bending, and a terminal nucleolus organizer region. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 134(3):220-228.LinkIcon

Nagaki, K., Shibata, F., Suzuki, G., Kanatani, A., Ozaki, S., Hironaka, A., Kashihara, K. and Murata, M. 2011. Coexistence of NtCENH3 and two retrotransposons in tobacco centromeres. Chromosome Res. 19(5):591-605.LinkIconLinkIcon

Ravi, M., Shibata, F., Ramahi, J. S., Nagaki, K., Chen, C., Murata, M. and Chan, S. W. 2011. Meiosis-specific loading of the centromere-specific histone CENH3 in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genet. 7(6):e1002121.LinkIcon

Houben, A., Kumke, K., Nagaki, K. and Hause, G. 2011. CENH3 distribution and differential chromatin modifications during pollen development in rye (Secale cereale L.). Chromosome Res. 19: 471-480.LinkIcon

Tek, A. L., Kashihara, K., Murata, M. and Nagaki, K. 2011. Functional centromeres in Astragalus sinicus include a compact centromere-specific histone H3 and a 20-bp tandem repeat. Chromosome Res. 19(8):969-978.LinkIconLinkIcon

Yokota, E., Shibata, F., Nagaki, K and Murata, M. 2011. Stability of monocentric and dicentric ring minichromosomes in Arabidopsis. Chromosome Res. 19(8):999-1012.LinkIcon


Nagaki, K., Terada, K., Wakimoto, M., Kashihara, K. and Murata, M. 2010. Centromere targeting of alien CENH3s in Arabidopsis and tobacco cells. Chromosome Res. 18: 203-211.LinkIcon

Tek, A. L., Kashihara, K., Murata, M. and Nagaki, K. 2010. Functional centromeres in soybean include two distinct tandem repeats and a retrotransposon. Chromosome Res. 18: 337-347.LinkIcon

Yokota, E., Nagaki, K. and Murata, M. 2010. Minichromosome stability induced by partial genome duplication in Arabidopsis thaliana. Chromosoma 119: 361-369.LinkIcon


Nagaki, K., Walling, J., Hirsch, C., Jiang, J. and Murata, M. 2009. Structure and evolution of plant centromeres. In: Centromere-Structure and Evolution (Ed. D. Ugarkovic), Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp.153-179.LinkIcon

Nagaki, K., Kashihara, K. and Murata, M. 2009. A centromeric DNA sequence colocalized with a centromere-specific histone H3 in tobacco. Chromosoma 118: 249-257.LinkIcon

Nagaki, K., Kashihara, K. and Murata, M. 2009. Characterization of the two centromeric proteins CENP-C and MIS12 in Nicotiana species. Chromosome Res. 17: 719-726.LinkIcon

Nagaki, K. 2009. Components and structures of plant centromeres. Chromosome Science 12: 5-11.

Murata, M. and Nagaki, K. 2009. Recent progress in plant artificial chromosomes. Seibutsu-no-Kagaku Iden 63:61-65.

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