Keiko Kosuge

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The chromosomal locations of the 45S (18S-5.8S-26S) and 5S ribosomal DNA in theBrachyscome lineariloba complex and two related species have been determined by the use of multicolor fluorescencein situ hybridization (McFISH). TheBrachyscome lineariloba complex includes five cytodemes with 2n=4, 8, 10, 12 and 16. Each of the 5S and 45S rDNA loci occurs at two(More)
and 8 taxa of its allied genera, Australian Astereae. Statistical tests regarding correlations between changes in chromosome number, total chromosome length, mean chromosome length, karyotypic asymmetry and chromosome length heterogeneity and changes in habit were performed based on the matK molecular phylogenetic tree. The reductions in chromosome number(More)
On the basis of 1,290 bp sequences of the chloroplast generbcL, a molecular phylogeny of seven of nine genera of the Celtidaceae and four of six genera of the Ulmaceae was produced. These data were analyzed together with some other urticalean genera using three methods (i.e., maximum parsimony, maximum likelihood, and neighbor joining methods). Maximum(More)
BACKGROUND Heterophyllous aquatic plants show marked phenotypic plasticity. They adapt to environmental changes by producing different leaf types: submerged, floating and terrestrial leaves. By contrast, homophyllous plants produce only submerged leaves and grow entirely underwater. Heterophylly and submerged homophylly evolved under selective pressure(More)
Eighteen polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products of the partial sequence of the Adh (alcohol dehydrogenase) gene from 10 Brachyscome species were sequenced and compared. These products contained the 5′ three fourths of exon 4 and whole sequences of intron 3. They varied extensively in length due to the differences in length of intron 3. A total of 10 long(More)
sequences to clarify the inter- and intrarelationships of Rhizophoraceae which have been variously discussed. The analyses included 12 of the 15 genera of Rhizophoraceae (4/7 of Macarisieae, 4/4 of Gynotrocheae, and 4/4 of Rhizophoreae) and a few putatively related taxa, including two of the four genera of Anisophylleaceae. The most parsimonious trees(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Molecular-based studies of thermotolerance have rarely been performed on wild plants, although this trait is critical for summer survival. Here, we focused on thermotolerance and expression of heat shock transcription factor A2 (HSFA2) and its putative target gene (chloroplast-localized small heat shock protein, CP-sHSP) in two allied(More)
Circumnutation, the helical movement of growing organ tips, is ubiquitous in land plants. The mechanisms underlying circumnutation have been debated since Darwin's time. Experiments in space and mutant analyses have revealed that internal oscillatory (tropism-independent) movement and gravitropic response are involved in circumnutation. Female flower buds(More)
Mass fingerprinting and MS/MS analysis demonstrated that Xyk, a 57-kDa Src family tyrosine kinase that is activated within minutes of Xenopus egg fertilization, comprises a mixture of two Src proteins, Src1 and Src2. However, the Xenopus Src protein, denoted as xSrc, is hardly detectable with mAb327, a universal Src-specific antibody, whose target sequence(More)
We tested whether maternal effects have led to the adaptive divergence of strains of the natural hybrid Potamogeton anguillanus, whose putative parents show contrastingly divergent ecologies. To examine the correlation between phenotypic characters and maternal types, we conducted drought experiments and DNA typing using nuclear and chloroplast genes. In(More)