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Improvement of Seed Production by Using Reproductive Trait in Crops, Especially, Rice and Cruciferous Crops

update:2018-12-21
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Crops are important for food, environment recovery, energy production, and amenity activity for human being. For improvement of crop seed production, the breeding of crops having environmental stress, is important. Especially the developmental stage from pollination to fertilization is quite weak for these environmental stresses. Thus, by breeding of reproductive trait, we will establish the high productivity and quality of crop seeds. From our research, we found several stress-tolerant genes. We already started the research by both basic and applied level.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry
For application, we evaluated by taking prize for application in 2001. And our basic data has been published in international Journal, "Nature" and "Science". If anyone is interested in these genes, we hope to conduct to collaborative research for establishing the useful breeding lines.

Researchers

Graduate School of Life Sciences

WATANABE, Masao , Professor
PhD.

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Publications

Original paper
SRK determines the S specificity of stigma in self-incompatible Brassica.[Nature, 403, 2000, 913-916]

Award
Highly general methodology for F1 hybrid seed in crops[No.1 prize for technology by Nikkei BP, 2001]
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