25 Oct 2021 - 17:06
Researchers from the Plant Epigenetics Unit grew mangrove trees under controlled conditions in the laboratory to see the effect of different salinity levels. Their findings were part of a new study...
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25 Oct 2021 - 17:00
(Left) Mangrove trees growing near the ocean experience high levels of salinity and are small in stature. (Right) Mangrove trees growing upriver have less saline, brackish conditions and grow taller...
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25 Oct 2021 - 16:49
Highlights Mangrove trees live in harsh environments and have evolved a remarkable resilience to stress Researchers have now decoded the genome of the mangrove tree, Bruguiera gymnorhiza, which...
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30 Jun 2020 - 11:53
All life depends on a genome, which acts as an instruction manual for building all the products essential for development and survival. But knowing which of these individual instructions – or genes...
Type: News Article
30 Jun 2020 - 11:47
From left to right: Professor Hidetoshi Saze, Yoshiko Harukawa, Saori Miura and Dr. Tu Le
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30 Jun 2020 - 11:46
In wildtype plants (upper), the DNA (blue strands) is methylated (red diamonds) and tightly packed, so the cryptic TSSs are inaccessible. In epigenetic mutants (lower), the DNA is less methylated and...
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30 Jun 2020 - 11:45
The scientists grew the mutant strains in different trays under artificial light.
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20 Nov 2015 - 18:01
The Food Action Nippon Award is given to businesses and organisations that promote Japanese food and increase Japan’s food self-sufficiency.  On 19 November 2015, the “Nutraceutical Rice Project...
Type: News Article
Rice grains
19 Nov 2015 - 20:56
Prof. Saze’s new rice strain was bred by backcrossing original resistant starch rice (Amiromochi) to Yugafumochi (mother strain) for more than 5 times.
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Prof. Hidetoshi Saze
19 Nov 2015 - 18:06
Prof. Hidetoshi Saze, the head of the Plant Epigenetics Unit at OIST, receives the outstanding performance award for research and development (new technology sector) from the Food Action Nippon...
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Ripening plots of a new resistant starch rice strain
19 Nov 2015 - 18:02
A field of the new strain of resistant-starch rice, developed by Prof. Saze group for Okinawa’s climate.
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26 Mar 2014 - 10:48
In recent years, Okinawa has recorded the dubious distinction of having the highest obesity rate in Japan. Preventing obesity-related diseases is an urgent issue.  Professor Hidetoshi Saze of...
Type: News Article
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