• Publications
  • Influence
The genome of the mesopolyploid crop species Brassica rapa
TLDR
The annotation and analysis of the draft genome sequence of Brassica rapa accession Chiifu-401-42, a Chinese cabbage, and used Arabidopsis thaliana as an outgroup for investigating the consequences of genome triplication, such as structural and functional evolution. Expand
The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution
TLDR
A high-quality genome sequence of domesticated tomato is presented, a draft sequence of its closest wild relative, Solanum pimpinellifolium, is compared, and the two tomato genomes are compared to each other and to the potato genome. Expand
Plant recognition of symbiotic bacteria requires two LysM receptor-like kinases
TLDR
Two LysM-type serine/threonine receptor kinase genes, NFR1 and NFR5 are described, enabling the model legume Lotus japonicus to recognize its bacterial microsymbiont Mesorhizobium loti and their role in the mechanism establishing susceptibility of the legume root for bacterial infection is demonstrated. Expand
Complete genomic sequence of nitrogen-fixing symbiotic bacterium Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA110.
TLDR
Observations suggest plasticity of the B. japonicum genome is probably due to complex genome rearrangements such as horizontal transfer and insertion of various DNA elements, and to homologous recombination. Expand
Processing of ATG8s, Ubiquitin-Like Proteins, and Their Deconjugation by ATG4s Are Essential for Plant Autophagy
TLDR
The phenotypic analysis of atg44a4b-1 indicated that plant autophagy contributes to the development of a root system under conditions of nutrient limitation and biochemical analyses provided evidence that autophagic bodies in the vacuoles of wild-type roots are detected but not in those of atG4a-1 in the presence of concanamycin A, a V-ATPase inhibitor. Expand
A receptor kinase gene of the LysM type is involved in legumeperception of rhizobial signals
TLDR
The cloning of a putative Nod-factor receptor kinase gene (NFR5) from Lotus japonicus is described, suggesting that a plant receptor is involved in signal perception and signal transduction initiating the plant developmental response. Expand
A plant receptor-like kinase required for both bacterial and fungal symbiosis
TLDR
The molecular basis for this convergence is identified by cloning orthologous SYMRK (‘symbiosis receptor-like kinase’) genes from Lotus and pea, which are required for both fungal and bacterial recognition. Expand
Roles of Arabidopsis ATP/ADP isopentenyltransferases and tRNA isopentenyltransferases in cytokinin biosynthesis
TLDR
This work clarifies the long-standing questions of the biosynthetic routes for isopentenyladenine-, tZ-, and cZ-type cytokinin production. Expand
Histidine Kinase Homologs That Act as Cytokinin Receptors Possess Overlapping Functions in the Regulation of Shoot and Root Growth in Arabidopsis
TLDR
expression analysis involving AHK:β-glucuronidase fusion genes suggested that the AHK genes are expressed ubiquitously in various tissues during postembryonic growth and development, and showed that the inhibition of growth is associated with reduced meristematic activity of cells. Expand
A Cytokinin Perception Mutant Colonized by Rhizobium in the Absence of Nodule Organogenesis
TLDR
It is shown that Lotus japonicus plants homozygous for a mutation in the HYPERINFECTED 1 (HIT1) locus exhibit abundant infection-thread formation but fail to initiate timely cortical cell divisions in response to rhizobial signaling. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...