Kyoko Kuriyama

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Somatic embryogenesis of carrots is a typical example of the totipotency of plant cells. However, little is known about the process of change from somatic cells to embryogenic cells. To test the involvement of plant hormones in the acquisition process of embryogenic potency, we investigated the effects of plant growth regulators and their inhibitors on(More)
Using a direct somatic embryogenesis system in carrot, we examined the role of DNA methylation in the change of cellular differentiation state, from somatic to embryogenic. 5-Azacytidine (aza-C), an inhibitor of DNA methylation suppressed the formation of embryogenic cell clumps from epidermal carrot cells. Aza-C also downregulated the expression of(More)
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