Chifumi Nagai

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Coffee is a valuable beverage crop due to its characteristic flavor, aroma, and the stimulating effects of caffeine. We generated a high-quality draft genome of the species Coffea canephora, which displays a conserved chromosomal gene order among asterid angiosperms. Although it shows no sign of the whole-genome triplication identified in Solanaceae species(More)
Saccharum species are autopolyploids with ploidy level ranging from 5× to 16x, and are considered the most complex genomes among crop plants. In present study, the genome sizes of 28 Saccharum spontaneum accessions, 15 Saccharum officinarum accessions, 28 Saccharum robustum accessions, and 12 Saccharum hybrids spp. were analyzed using flow cytometry. The(More)
Linkage disequilibrium (LD) measured over the genomes of a species can provide important indications for how future association analyses should proceed. This information can be advantageous especially for slow-growing, perennial crops such as Theobroma cacao, where experimental crosses are inherently time-consuming and logistically expensive. While LD has(More)
Sugarcane was domesticated in New Guinea about 10,000 years ago, and the domesticated species Saccharum officinarum is autooctoploid. For diploid domesticated crops, genetic diversity is reduced for those genes controlling favorable traits. However, the domestication traits in sugarcane such as sugar content and biomass yield are controlled by multiple(More)
The maturity of green coffee beans is the most influential determinant of the quality and flavor of the resultant coffee beverage. However, the chemical compounds that can be used to discriminate the maturity of the beans remain uncharacterized. We herein analyzed four distinct stages of maturity (immature, semi-mature, mature and overripe) of nine(More)
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