Chikara Miyazaki

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To develop an efficient gene isolation method for rice we introduced the maize Ac/Ds system into rice. Extensive analysis of their behavior in rice for several generations indicated that Ac and Ds in the presence of Ac transposase gene actively transpose in rice. A wide spectrum of mutations affecting growth, morphogenesis, flowering time and disease(More)
The rym3 (formerly designated ym3) gene conferring resistance to barley yellow mosaic virus (BaYMV) is effective against all strains of the virus but up to now has not been mapped to any chromosome. We performed a linkage analysis, using DNA extracted from individually harvested mature leaves of 153 F2 plants derived from a cross between BaYMV-resistant cv(More)
One of the most-serious diseases of sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] is russet crack disease caused by sweet potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV). We constructed an expression vector carrying the coat protein (CP) and hygromycin phosphotransferase (hpt) genes driven by cauliflower mosaic virus 35 S promoters. Accordingly, we introduced the expression(More)
To develop a transposon tagging system in an important cereal plant, rice (Oryza sativa L.), the maize transposable element Ac (Activator) was introduced into rice protoplasts by electroporation. We employed a phenotypic assay for excision of Ac from the selectable hph gene encoding resistance to hygromycin B. Southern blot analysis of hygromycin(More)
To develop an efficient gene tagging system in rice, a plasmid was constructed carrying a non-autonomous maize Ds element in the untranslated leader sequence of a hygromycin B resistance gene fused with the 35S promoter of cauliflower mosaic virus. This plasmid was cotransfected by electroporation into rice protoplasts together with a plasmid containing the(More)
We have constructed a set of plasmids carrying an artificial compact stop-start codon sequence, TGATGTAACATGA, between an upstream open reading frame, terminating at one of the stop codons, and a downstream kanamycin-resistance (KmR)-encoding gene (nptII) initiating at the second ATG. These plasmids were introduced into tobacco protoplasts by direct gene(More)
Based on the ability to complement the poor growth of an M13 phage derivative lacking the complementary strand origin, eleven single-strand initiation sequences (ssi) for DNA replication are identified in the F, R6K, R100 and ColE2 plasmids. Six of them were from F, two from near the gamma and alpha origins (ori) of R6K, two from the vicinity of the basic(More)
At least ten polypeptides larger than 6 kilodaltons (K) are produced in minicells from the miniplasmid pSM1 in vivo. pSM1 (5804 bp) is a small derivative of the drug resistance plasmid R100 (ca. 90 kb) and carries the R100 essential replication region as well as some non-essential functions. Cloned restriction fragments of pSM1 and plasmids with deletions(More)
We isolated a 284 base-pair BamHI fragment of plasmid R100 that supports initiation of replication of a plasmid regardless of the orientation of the fragment. Analysis of the specific radioactivity of restriction fragments from 32P-labeled replication intermediates synthesized in vitro shows that replication of the plasmid carrying the 284 base-pair(More)
We have been studying the characteristics of the sequence generated by the logistic map over integers. In this paper, we examine the relationship of the NIST statistical tests to the Lyapunov exponents of the sequence. Then, we confirm good correlations between a sign of the exponents and both p-value and proportion of the NIST statistical tests. Therefore,(More)