Katsunori Hatakeyama

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We report the annotation and analysis of the draft genome sequence of Brassica rapa accession Chiifu-401-42, a Chinese cabbage. We modeled 41,174 protein coding genes in the B. rapa genome, which has undergone genome triplication. We used Arabidopsis thaliana as an outgroup for investigating the consequences of genome triplication, such as structural and(More)
An SSR-based linkage map was constructed in Brassica rapa. It includes 113 SSR, 87 RFLP, and 62 RAPD markers. It consists of 10 linkage groups with a total distance of 1005.5 cM and an average distance of 3.7 cM. SSRs are distributed throughout the linkage groups at an average of 8.7 cM. Synteny between B. rapa and a model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, was(More)
Brassica self-incompatibility (SI) is controlled by SLG and SRK expressed in the stigma and by SP11/SCR expressed in the anther. We determined the sequences of the S domains of 36 SRK alleles, 13 SLG alleles, and 14 SP11 alleles from Brassica oleracea and B. rapa. We found three S haplotypes lacking SLG genes in B. rapa, confirming that SLG is not essential(More)
A novel male-sterile mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana was isolated by means of T-DNA tagging. Pollen abortion of the mutant was evident after microspore release, and pollen grains were completely absent at anthesis. Transmission electron microscope analysis revealed that primexine was coarsely developed, and that although sporopollenin was produced, it was(More)
Dominance relationships were studied for 249 out of 276 possible pair-wise combinations between 24 S-alleles of Brassica campestris that had been isolated from two natural populations from Turkey and Japan. Each F1 hybrid was test-crossed reciprocally against its respective parental S-homozygotes to determine the dominance relationships between the pair of(More)
In an analysis of 114 F2 individuals from a cross between clubroot-resistant and susceptible lines of Brassica rapa L., 'G004' and 'Hakusai Chukanbohon Nou 7' (A9709), respectively, we identified two loci, Crr1 and Crr2, for clubroot (caused by Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin) resistance. Each locus segregated independently among the F2 population,(More)
Clubroot disease, caused by the obligate biotrophic protist Plasmodiophora brassicae Woronin, is one of the most economically important diseases of Brassica crops in the world. Although many clubroot resistance (CR) loci have been identified through genetic analysis and QTL mapping, the molecular mechanisms of defense responses against P. brassicae remain(More)
A mutant exhibiting conditional male sterility, in which fertility was restored under conditions of high humidity, was identified in T-DNA tagged lines of Arabidopsis thaliana. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) demonstrated that the pollen surface was almost smooth and the reticulate pattern not prominent. Thus, the mutant was named faceless pollen-1(More)
Clubroot disease is a major threat to crops belonging to the Brassicaceae. It is controlled most effectively by the use of resistant cultivars. Plasmodiophora brassicae, the causal agent, shows a wide variation for pathogenicity, which can be displayed by using differential host sets. Except for Brassica juncea and B. carinata, resistant accessions can be(More)
In Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa), the clubroot resistance (CR) gene CRb is effective against Plasmodiophora brassicae isolate No. 14, which is classified as pathotype group 3. Although markers linked to CRb have been reported, an accurate position in the genome and the gene structure are unknown. To determine the genomic location and estimate the(More)