Tadashi Takashina

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We have developed a new Agrobacterium-mediated transformation method for the low-frequency-regenerating pear (Pyrus communis L.) cvs. Silver bell and La France. Leaf sections derived from in vitro shoots were initially used for the transformation procedure. Under optimum transformation conditions, which included culture and selection on 30 mg/l kanamycin(More)
We have successfully developed a new cardiac auscultation simulator by applying recently developed digital and computer technology, which digitally records, stores, modifies, and plays back heart sounds and murmurs characteristic of various heart diseases. The simulator is capable of playing back different heart sounds or murmurs at each auscultatory site(More)
Freeze-drying (FD) is a useful technique for removing water from biological tissues, such as food samples. Cellular components freeze at once, and the ice sublimates under conditions of high vacuum and low temperatures. Because biological activity is restricted during FD, the degradation of cellular metabolites is often believed to be limited. However, the(More)
For further genetic improvement of the tomato, it is essential to promote efficient collection, classification, preservation and utilization of the wild tomato species. To investigate the genetic diversity of the `peruvianum-complex' (PC) species of highly polymorphic wild tomato relatives and the genetic relationship between the PC and(More)