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The FokI family of short interspersed repetitive elements (SINEs) has been found only in the genomes of charr fishes (genus Salvelinus). In an analysis of the insertion of FokI SINEs using PCR, we characterized six loci at which FokI SINEs have been inserted into the genomes of Salvelinus alpinus (Arctic charr) and/or S. malma (Dolly Varden). An analysis of(More)
In rice, caryopses located at the base of the panicle have a lower growth rate than those at the tip of the panicle. The former and latter types of caryopses are called inferior and superior caryopses, respectively. Taking the different growth rate into consideration, sugar status and the expression of genes encoding carbohydrate-metabolizing enzymes in(More)
In Japan, radiocesium contamination in foods has become of great concern and it is a primary issue to reduce grain radiocesium concentration in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Here, we report a low-cesium rice mutant 1 (lcs1) with the radiocesium concentration in grain about half that in the wild-type cultivar. Genetic analyses revealed that a mutation in OsSOS2,(More)
In this study, we investigated the genetic basis of seed shattering and dormancy in Hokuriku 193 and bred an NIL improved these traits. Analysis of an F3 population from Hokuriku 193 × Koshihikari revealed a general correspondence between seed shattering and genotypes at the qSH1 locus, suggesting a strong influence of this locus on the seed shattering in(More)
To investigate the genetic background responsible for blast resistance in Oryza sativa L. 'Hokuriku 193', QTL analysis was conducted using the F3 lines from the cross [ms-bo] Nekken 2 × Hokuriku 193 that were artificially infected with rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea). QTLs were detected on chromosomes 1, 4, 6 and 12 that correlated with greater blast(More)
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