Current progress in DNA barcoding and future implications for entomology
- U. Jinbo, Toshihide Kato, M. Ito
- 1 April 2011
An overview of DNA barcoding and its application to entomology is presented and current advances and future implications of this promising technique are introduced.
A taxonomic revision of Hymenophyllaceae
- A. Ebihara, J. Dubuisson, K. Iwatsuki, Sabine Hennequin, M. Ito
- 27 July 2006
A new classification of Hymenophyllaceae, consisting of nine genera and every genus, subgenus and section chiefly corresponds to the mono phyletic group elucidated in molecular phylogenetic analyses based on chloroplast sequences is proposed.
Evolution and divergence of the MADS-box gene family based on genome-wide expression analyses.
- R. Kofuji, N. Sumikawa, M. Hasebe
- BiologyMolecular biology and evolution
- 1 December 2003
The global phylogenetic analyses of MADS-box genes did not support the previous classification of MADs- box genes into type I and II groups, based on smaller scale analyses, and suggests that most M-type genes are pseudogenes, although further experiments are necessary to confirm this possibility.
Convergent evolution of shoots in land plants: lack of auxin polar transport in moss shoots
- T. Fujita, H. Sakaguchi, M. Hasebe
- Biology, MedicineEvolution & Development
- 1 March 2008
The results indicate that polar auxin transport is not involved in haploid shoot development in mosses and that shoots in vascular plants and mosses are most likely regulated differently during development.
Molecular evolution of the AP2 subfamily.
- Mikao Shigyo, M. Hasebe, M. Ito
- 1 February 2006
KNOX homeobox genes potentially have similar function in both diploid unicellular and multicellular meristems, but not in haploid meristems
Members of the class 1 knotted‐like homeobox (KNOX) gene family are important regulators of shoot apical meristem development in angiosperms and are suggested to have diverged prior to the divergence of fern and seed plant lineages.
Nuclear DNA, chloroplast DNA, and ploidy analysis clarified biological complexity of the Vandenboschia radicans complex (Hymenophyllaceae) in Japan and adjacent areas.
- A. Ebihara, H. Ishikawa, M. Ito
- BiologyAmerican-Eurasian journal of botany
- 1 September 2005
The results based on 266 individuals collected from 174 localities throughout Japan and Taiwan suggest that complicated hybridizations have occurred involving at least three parental diploid species from within the V. radicans complex and Vandenboschia liukiuensis.
Characterization of MADS-box genes in charophycean green algae and its implication for the evolution of MADS-box genes.
The MADS-box genes of land plants are extensively diverged to form a superfamily and are important in various aspects of development including the specification of floral organs as homeotic selector…
AP2-type transcription factors determine stem cell identity in the moss Physcomitrella patens
- Tsuyoshi Aoyama, Y. Hiwatashi, M. Hasebe
- 1 September 2012
Four AP2-type transcription factors orthologous to Arabidopsis thaliana AINTEGUMENTA, PLETHORA and BABY BOOM are indispensable for the formation of gametophore apical cells from protonema cells, and function synergistically with cytokinin signaling to determine the identity of the two types of stem cells.
Molecular Species Identification with Rich Floristic Sampling: DNA Barcoding the Pteridophyte Flora of Japan
- A. Ebihara, Joel H. Nitta, M. Ito
- BiologyPLoS ONE
- 8 December 2010
This study demonstrates the overall effectiveness of DNA barcodes for species identification in the Japanese pteridophyte flora, and is especially anticipated to be helpful for identification of non-hybridizing gametophytes.