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Fruits of persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) accumulate large amounts of proanthocyanidins (PAs) in the early stages of development. Astringent (A)-type fruits remain rich in soluble PAs even after they reach full-mature stage, whereas non-astringent (NA)-type fruits lose these compounds before full maturation. As a first step to elucidate the mechanism of(More)
Oriental persimmon (Diospyros kaki) originated in Eastern Asia, and many indigenous cultivars have been developed in China, Japan, and Korea. These cultivars are classified into four groups based on their natural astringency loss on the tree and seed formation: pollination-constant non-astringent (PCNA), pollination-variant non-astringent (PVNA),(More)
Vegetative propagation enables the multiplication of plants that are genetically identical to the original. Hardwood cuttings have a low cost advantage and are used widely for the propagation of JM series apple rootstocks, which root well from hardwood cuttings. To breed new apple rootstocks with similarly high rooting capabilities, the development of a(More)
The degree of inbreeding should ideally be determined across the entire genome, but is instead widely measured using the pedigree-based coefficients of kinship (f) for pairs of individuals and of inbreeding (F) for individuals. For fruit trees, this biases the estimates for pairs of cross-parents and crossbred accessions, because f and F do not account for(More)
A molecular marker analysis for Asian persimmon cultivar relationships and pollination status was conducted with 496 amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers and 146 cultivars of Asian origin. Cultivars from China, Korea, and Japan were evaluated for marker composition and pollination status, which strongly influences fruit characteristics.(More)
We report a cased of a 68-year-old man with primary T-cell/histiocyte-rich B-cell lymphoma (T/HRBCL) that arose in the trigeminal ganglion. He had a 30-year history of rheumatoid arthritis and presented with progressive left facial pain that had started 3 weeks earlier. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an enhanced mass in the trigeminal ganglion(More)
The authors present the case of a 65-year-old woman who initially was diagnosed as having intracranial dural B-cell malignant lymphoma. She survived more than 9 years after surgery and radiation. We re-examined the specimens pathologically. Histological findings confirmed an extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) that(More)