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Efficient gene targeting by homologous recombination in rice
Modification of genes through homologous recombination, termed gene targeting, is the most direct method to characterize gene function. In higher plants, however, the method is far from a commonExpand
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Genes encoding the vacuolar Na+/H+ exchanger and flower coloration.
Vacuolar pH plays an important role in flower coloration: an increase in the vacuolar pH causes blueing of flower color. In the Japanese morning glory (Ipomoea nil or Pharbitis nil), a shift fromExpand
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Molecular typing of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates in Japan by using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was applied for molecular typing of 825 enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O157:H7 isolates, most of which were from 19 outbreaks and 608 sporadic casesExpand
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Flagellin glycosylation island in Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea and its role in host specificity.
The deduced amino acid sequences of the flagellins of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci and P. syringae pv. glycinea are identical; however, their abilities to induce a hypersensitive reaction areExpand
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Amino acid sequence of bacterial microbe-associated molecular pattern flg22 is required for virulence.
Flagellin proteins derived from Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci 6605 and flg22Pa (QRLSTGSRINSAKDDAAGLQIA), one of the microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMP) in bacterial flagellin, induce cellExpand
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The siderophore pyoverdine of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci 6605 is an intrinsic virulence factor in host tobacco infection.
To investigate the role of iron uptake mediated by the siderophore pyoverdine in the virulence of the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci 6605, three predicted pyoverdine synthesis-relatedExpand
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Modulation of defense signal transduction by flagellin-induced WRKY41 transcription factor in Arabidopsis thaliana
Flagellin, a component of the flagellar filament of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci 6605 (Pta), induces hypersensitive reaction in its non-host Arabidopsis thaliana. We identified the WRKY41 gene,Expand
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Characterization of a novel Na+/H+ antiporter gene InNHX2 and comparison of InNHX2 with InNHX1, which is responsible for blue flower coloration by increasing the vacuolar pH in the Japanese morning
The reddish-purple buds of the wild-type Japanese morning glory (Ipomoea nil) change into blue open flowers, and the shift in the flower coloration correlates with an increase in the vacuolar pH ofExpand
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cDNA cloning and characterization of tobacco ABC transporter: NtPDR1 is a novel elicitor-responsive gene.
We isolated an INF1 elicitin-inducible cDNA encoding a pleiotropic drug resistance (PDR)-type ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter homolog (NtPDR1) in suspension-cultured tobacco Bright Yellow-2Expand
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Dissemination of the Phage-Associated Novel Superantigen Gene speL in Recent Invasive and Noninvasive Streptococcus pyogenes M3/T3 Isolates in Japan
ABSTRACT In Japan, more than 10% of streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome (TSLS) cases have been caused by Streptococcus pyogenes M3/T3 isolates since the first reported TSLS case in 1992. MostExpand
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