Chi-aki Matsukura

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We investigated sugar uptake and transport in rice (Oryza sativa) embryo during grain germination. Endogenous sugar levels, accumulation of starch granules, and gene expression of a rice sucrose transporter (OsSUT1) were examined using rice embryos germinated with or without exogenous sugar supply. Starch granules remarkably accumulated in the cells around(More)
The induction of α-amylase triggered by gibberellic acid in barley embryos is repressed by sugars. We investigated the effects of glucose on the gibberellin signal transduction pathway to localize the site of interaction of the sugar/hormone signalling pathways. Our results indicate that glucose represses gibberellin signalling late along this hormone(More)
The induction of alpha-amylase triggered by gibberellic acid in barley embryos is repressed by sugars. We investigated the effects of glucose on the gibberellin signal transduction pathway to localize the site of interaction of the sugar/hormone signalling pathways. Our results indicate that glucose represses gibberellin signalling late along this hormone(More)
DMC1 is one of the most important genes involved in meiotic homologous recombination in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Homologues of DMC1 have been isolated recently from some plant species, and in this study, we characterized the structure and expression of a DMC1 homologue, RiLIM15, in a Japonica rice, strain A58. RiLIM15 was found to be a gene family(More)
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