Naomi Shimoda

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The zebrafish is the first vertebrate organism used for large-scale genetic screens seeking genes critical to development. These screens have been quite successful, with more than 1800 recessive mutations discovered that speak to morphogenesis of the vertebrate embryo. The cloning of the mutant genes depends on a dense genetic map. The 2000 markers we(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and insertions–deletions (InDels) are valuable molecular markers for molecular breeding among genetically closely related cultivars. Rice (Oryza sativa L. subsp. japonica) cultivars grown in Hokkaido (45–42°N), the northernmost region of rice paddy cultivation in Japan, have been bred for over 100 years for adaptation(More)
Seed coat colour is an important agronomic trait in adzuki bean (Vigna angularis). Here, we identified four genes controlling seed coat colour in this species. We conducted a quantitative trait locus (QTL) study of 133 recombinant inbred lines (F6) derived from a cross between V. angularis Shumari (red) and landrace Acc2265 (olive buff), by using simple(More)
Appearance of rice grain is an important property, affecting its acceptance by consumers. Moreover, appearance is a complex characteristic involving many components, including glossiness and whiteness. The genetic bases for the glossiness of cooked rice and the whiteness of polished rice (WPR) were determined using 133 recombinant inbred lines (RILs)(More)
Herbal medicines and natural herb extracts are widely used as alternative treatments for various parasitic diseases, and such extracts may also have potential to decrease the side effects of the standard regimen drugs used to treat toxoplasmosis (sulfadiazine-pyrimethamine combination). We evaluated how effective the Thai piperaceae plants Piper betle, P.(More)
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