Research

Determination of the whole genome sequence of Daikon (winter radish)

Takeshi_NISHIO

The writer: Takeshi NISHIO

(Plant Breeding and Genetics)

Professor Takeshi Nishio and Associate Professor Hiroyasu Kitashiba, as the main researchers, cooperating with the Kazusa DNA Research Institute, determined most of the whole genome sequence of Daikon (winter radish), being a vegetable which has prospered most in Japan. The present result provides highly valuable information for identification of genes responsible for the traits important in cultivars, e.g., root shape and contents of pungent compounds, and enables acceleration of breeding by molecular techniques.

Draft Sequences of the Radish (Raphanus sativus L.) Genome, by HIROYASU Kitashiba, FENG Li, HIDEKI Hirakawa, TAKAHIRO Kawanabe, ZHONGWEI Zou, YOICHI Hasegawa, KAORU Tonosaki, SACHIKO Shirasawa, AKI Fukushima, SHUJI Yokoi, YOSHIHITOTakahata, TOMOHIRO Kakizaki, MASAHIKO Ishida, SHUNSUKE Okamoto, KOJI Sakamoto, KENTA Shirasawa, SATOSHI Tabata and TAKESHI Nishio.
DNA Research (in press)

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