Naoki Yamanaka

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Photosensitivity plays an essential role in the response of plants to their changing environments throughout their life cycle. In soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill], several associations between photosensitivity and maturity loci are known, but only limited information at the molecular level is available. The FT3 locus is one of the quantitative trait loci(More)
Flowering is indicative of the transition from vegetative to reproductive phase, a critical event in the life cycle of plants. In soybean (Glycine max), a flowering quantitative trait locus, FT2, corresponding to the maturity locus E2, was detected in recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from the varieties "Misuzudaizu" (ft2/ft2; JP28856) and "Moshidou(More)
Fine-mapping of loci related to complex quantitative traits is essential for map-based cloning. A residual heterozygous line (RHL) of soybean (Glycine max) derived from a recombinant inbred line (RIL) was used for fine-mapping FT1, which is a major quantitative trait locus (QTL) responsible for soybean flowering time. The residual heterozygous line RHL1-156(More)
Asian soybean rust (ASR) is caused by the fungal pathogen Phakopsora pachyrhizi Sydow & Sydow. It was first identified in Brazil in 2001 and quickly infected soybean areas in several countries in South America. Primary efforts to combat this disease must involve the development of resistant cultivars. Four distinct genes that confer resistance against ASR(More)
The T locus of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) controls pubescence and seed coat color and is presumed to encode flavonoid 3′-hydroxylase (F3′H). The dominant T and the recessive t allele of the locus produce brown and gray pubescence, respectively. PCR primers were constructed based on the sequence of a soybean EST clone homologous to the F3′H gene. A(More)
Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] is the most important leguminous crop in the world due to its high contents of high-quality protein and oil for human and animal consumption as well as for industrial uses. An accurate and saturated genetic linkage map of soybean is an essential tool for studies on modern soybean genomics. In order to update the linkage(More)
We performed microwave coagulo-necrotic therapy (MCN), a new surgical treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) under laparotomy on 41 cases and under laparoscopy on 5 cases for a total of 46 cases (70 cancer nodules). The indications for MCN include: 1) cases in which an early recurrence is judged as likely to occur. For example, multinodular cases, or(More)
We used AFLP analysis to explore the genetic relationship and diversity between and within 4 Mangifera species. We analyzed 35 accessions comprising 8 cultivars and 3 landraces of M. indica L., 11 landraces of M. odorata Griff., 7 landraces of M. foetida Lour., and 6 landraces of M. caesia Jack. Using 8 primer combinations produced a total of 518 bands, 499(More)
Inorganic mercury has a high affinity for the kidneys and causes acute renal failure. The present investigation was designed to determine the cause of the strain difference in sensitivity of mice to the renal toxicity of inorganic mercury. Renal damage caused by HgCl2 was estimated by histopathological and biochemical assessment, such as increase in blood(More)
The clinical application of hypothermia dates back to the surgical treatment of blue babies (1949) and the early days of open heart surgery (1952), when generalized cooling was employed. The induction of hepatic hypothermia began with whole-body cooling in experimental models in 1953 and clinically in 1961. It was designed to minimize the(More)