Hiroshi Hisano

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It is necessary to overcome recalcitrance of the biomass to saccharification (sugar release) to make switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) economically viable as a feedstock for liquid biofuels. Lignin content correlates negatively with sugar release efficiency in switchgrass, but selecting the right gene candidates for engineering lignin biosynthesis in this(More)
As a native, low-input crop with high biomass production, switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) has become a favorable feedstock for the production of cellulosic biofuels in the United States. Many efforts are being made to improve the production of cellulosic biofuels from switchgrass. Protocols regarding analysis of switchgrass biomass have been established;(More)
Different plant cultivars of the same genus and species can exhibit vastly different genetic transformation efficiencies. However, the genetic factors underlying these differences in transformation rate remain largely unknown. In barley, 'Golden Promise' is one of a few cultivars reliable for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. By contrast, cultivar(More)
The genetic substitution of transformation amenability alleles from ‘Golden Promise’ can facilitate the development of transformation-efficient lines from recalcitrant barley cultivars. Barley (Hordeum vulgare) cv. ‘Golden Promise’ is one of the most useful and well-studied cultivars for genetic manipulation. In a previous report, we identified several(More)
BACKGROUND QTL-seq, in combination with bulked segregant analysis and next-generation sequencing (NGS), is used to identify loci in small plant genomes, but is technically challenging to perform in species with large genomes, such as barley. A combination of exome sequencing and QTL-seq (exome QTL-seq) was used to map the mono-factorial Mendelian locus(More)
Sequencing analysis of mitochondrial genomes is important for understanding the evolution and genome structures of various plant species. Barley is a self-pollinated diploid plant with seven chromosomes comprising a large haploid genome of 5.1 Gbp. Wild barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. spontaneum) and cultivated barley (H. vulgare ssp. vulgare) have cross(More)
The resistance of barley to Pyricularia oryzae isolates is controlled by the Rmo2 locus irrespective of their original hosts. The resistance of barley cultivar H.E.S.4 to isolate tO-7 of P. pennisetigena (a cryptic species in the P. oryzae/grisea species complex) cosegregated with the resistance to P. oryzae isolate GFSI-1-7-2 controlled by Rmo2.a. On the(More)
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