Mamoru Satou

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Races were identified among butterhead lettuce isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae collected from three geographical areas of Hokkaido, Shizuoka, and Fukuoka in Japan by inoculation tests using Fujinaga’s race differential cultivars of lettuce (i.e., Patriot, Costa Rica No. 4, and Banchu Red Fire). Eighteen isolates from Shizuoka and Fukuoka were(More)
Isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae obtained from six localities in Japan were divided into three patho-genicity groups. Group 1 was highly pathogenic to lettuce cultivars of crisphead and red leaf types and was less pathogenic to butterhead and green leaf type cultivars. Group 2 was highly pathogenic to butterhead type and less pathogenic to(More)
Cutting rot of chrysanthemum was found on cuttings of cv. Jimba No.2 in 2008. The cuttings were imported, then transplanted in Aichi Prefecture. Root development was not initiated in about 30% of the cuttings. The cut stem ends developed black discolouration and decay. When healthy cuttings were the fungus isolated from diseased cuttings, these cuttings(More)
By random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis of the representative isolates of each race of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae, RAPD fragments of 0.6, 1.6, and 2.9 kb were obtained. The 0.6-kb RAPD fragment was common to the representative isolates of all three races. Amplification of the 1.6- and 2.9-kb fragments were unique to the isolates of races(More)
The races for the causal agent of spinach downy mildew Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae were identified by inoculation of race-differential cultivars. One isolate was identified as Pfs:5s and the others belonged to a new race. This is the first report of race Pfs:5 and another new race in Japan.
A new race of spinach downy mildew caused by Peronospora effusa occurred in Fukui, Japan. The fungus was capable of affecting spinach cultivars resistant to races 1, 2, 3 and 4, but not some other cultivars. Thus, the fungus had different pathogenicity from race 3 and race 4 of the pathogen and was considered to be a new race of spinach downy mildew in(More)
Leaf mold of tomato was found on cv. Momotaro-fight in 2003 in Ehime Prefecture. The symptoms were marginal indefinite yellowing on the upper leaf surface, and downy, gray to brown sporulation on the lower surface underneath the spots. The symptoms and morphology were the same as seen with Passalora fulva. The fungal isolates were identified as races 2.4,(More)
The race of field isolates of Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae (Pfs), causal agent of spinach downy mildew, were identified using race-differential cultivars. One isolate was similar to race Pfs:6. Three isolates were identified as race Pfs:8, the first time the race has been reported in Japan as far as we know. The differential reaction caused by the(More)
p53-mediated induction of p21(WAF1), a cyclin-dependent protein kinase inhibitor, is known to protect cancer cells from the cytotoxic effects of anti-cancer drugs or gamma-irradiation. Since the p53 gene is frequently inactivated in cancer cells, we examined whether p21(WAF1) expression may alter the sensitivity of cancer cells with mutated p53 gene to(More)
We report a case of descending colon adenocarcinoma with neuroendocrine differentiation that was effectively treated with FOLFIRI plus bevacizumab. A 70-year-old man underwent a colonoscopy and was found to have a type 2 tumor of the descending colon. A well-to-moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma was diagnosed by biopsy. A preoperative CT scan showed(More)