Yutaka Iwamatsu

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Sensitivity to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation (280-320 nm) varies widely among rice cultivars. We previously indicated that UV-resistant rice cultivars are better able to repair cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) through photorepair than are UV-sensitive cultivars. In this paper, we report that UVB sensitivity in rice, in part, is the result of defective(More)
There is a cultivar difference in the response to ultraviolet-B (UVB: 280-320 nm) in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Among Japanese lowland rice cultivars, Sasanishiki, a leading Japanese rice cultivar, is resistant to the damaging effects of UVB while Norin 1, a close relative, is less resistant. We found previously that Norin 1 was deficient in cyclobutane(More)
We investigated the UVB-sensitivity in 12 rice strains belonging to two cultivated species (O. sativa and O. glaberrima) and three wild species (O. barthii, O. meridionalis and O. rufipogon) of rice possessing the AA genome, while focusing on the CPD photolyase activity and the genotypes of CPD photolyase. Although the UVB sensitivity, CPD photolyase(More)
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