Norikazu Ohnishi, Okayama University

Phosphate mobilization

Latest Research

  • Brief Communication |

    The engineered Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 variant SpCas9-NGv1, known to recognize relaxed NG protospacer adjacent motifs (PAMs) in human cells, can also mediate targeted mutagenesis with NG PAMs in rice and Arabidopsis. When fused with cytidine deaminase, it mediates C-to-T substitutions.

    • Masaki Endo
    • , Masafumi Mikami
    • , Akira Endo
    • , Hidetaka Kaya
    • , Takeshi Itoh
    • , Hiroshi Nishimasu
    • , Osamu Nureki
    •  & Seiichi Toki
  • Letter |

    Detection of extrachromosomal linear DNAs in crops with large and transposon-rich genomes is challenging. Now an approach named ALE-sequencing is developed, allowing for the sensitive detection of active LTR retrotransposons in rice and tomato.

    • Jungnam Cho
    • , Matthias Benoit
    • , Marco Catoni
    • , Hajk-Georg Drost
    • , Anna Brestovitsky
    • , Matthijs Oosterbeek
    •  & Jerzy Paszkowski
  • Article |

    Peptides play important roles in plants. Identical CLE9/10 peptides can be perceived by two receptor complexes, depending on the tissue context, during the control of different developmental processes: stomatal lineage and xylem development.

    • Pingping Qian
    • , Wen Song
    • , Toshiya Yokoo
    • , Ayako Minobe
    • , Guodong Wang
    • , Takashi Ishida
    • , Shinichiro Sawa
    • , Jijie Chai
    •  & Tatsuo Kakimoto
  • Article |

    Plants develop shoots and roots to access light, carbon dioxide, water and nutrients. Light intensity and quality are suggested to affect root nutrient uptake. Now, the researchers identify a mechanistic link between red light and phosphorus uptake by investigating 200 natural accessions of Arabidopsis.

    • Yasuhito Sakuraba
    • , Satomi Kanno
    • , Atsushi Mabuchi
    • , Keina Monda
    • , Koh Iba
    •  & Shuichi Yanagisawa
  • Article |

    Water content in plants increasing while the surrounding soil moisture decreases, measured through remote sensing on multiple continents, may be suggestive of a pulse–reserve mechanism that has not been observed on a large spatial scale before. This behaviour, triggered or rendered inactive by certain thresholds, is seen in biomes other than arid lands.

    • Andrew F. Feldman
    • , Daniel J. Short Gianotti
    • , Alexandra G. Konings
    • , Kaighin A. McColl
    • , Ruzbeh Akbar
    • , Guido D. Salvucci
    •  & Dara Entekhabi

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