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Understanding Forest Bio-resources to Develop New Materials

  • Nobuhiro Kotoda, Hidehiro Hayashi, Motoko Suzuki, Megumi Igarashi, Yoshimichi Hatsuyama, Shin-ichiro Kidou, Tomohiro Igasaki, Mitsuru Nishiguchi, Kanako Yano, Tokurou Shimizu, Sae Takahashi, Hiroshi Iwanami, Shigeki Moriya, Kazuyuki Abe (2010) Molecular characterization of FLOWERING LOCUS T-like genes of apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.). Plant and Cell Physiology 51:561–575
  • Shoji Hashimoto, Martin Wattenbach , Pete Smith (2011) Litter carbon inputs to the mineral soil of Japanese Brown forest soils:comparing estimates from the RothC model with estimates from MODIS. Journal of Forest Research 16:16–25
  • Ishii Katsuaki, Hosoi Yoshihisa, Taniguchi Toru, Tsubomura Miyoko, Kondo Teiji, Yamada Hiroo, Saito Maki, Suda Tomohisa, Fujisawa Tokihiro, Tanaka Koji (2011) In vitro culture of various genotypes of male sterile Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica D. Don). Plant biotechnology 28(1):103–106
  • Matsumoto, A,K. Uchida, Y., Taguchi, N., Tani and Y. Tsumura (2010) Genetic diversity and structure of natural fragmented Chamaecyparis obtusa populations as revealed by microsatellite markers. Journal of Plant Research 123:689–699
  • Ueno S, Le Provost G, Leger V, Klopp C, Noirot C, Frigerio JM, Salin F, Salse J, Abrouk M, Murat F, Brendel O, Derory J, Abadie P, Leger P, Cabane C, Barre A, de Daruvar A, Couloux A, Wincker P, Reviron MP, Kremer A, Plomion C (2010) Bioinformatic analysis of ESTs collected by Sanger and pyrosequencing methods for a keystone forest tree species: oak. BMC Genomics 11:650
  • Shimono A, Ueno S, Gu S, Zhao X, Tsumura Y, Tang Y (2010) Range shifts of Potentilla fruticosa on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau during glacial and interglacial periods revealed by chloroplast DNA sequence variation. Heredity 104:534–542
  • Abe H, Ueno S, Tsumura Y, Hasegawa M (2010) Expanded home range of pollinator birds facilitated greater pollen flow of (Camellia japonica in a forest heavily damaged by volcanic activities. Single-Pollen Genotyping, Yuji Isagi, Yoshihisa Suyama ed, Springer, 47–62
  • Moriguchi, Y, Y. Yamazaki, H. Taira, Y.Tsumura (2010) Mating patterns in an indoor miniature (Cryptomeria japonica seed orchard as revealed by microsatellite markers. New Forest 39:261–273
  • Inoue, M., Ishida, K., Tani, N., Tsumura, Y. (2010) Fine-scale spatial structure of genets and sexes in the dioecious plant (Dioscorea japonica, which disperses by both bulbils and seeds. Evolutionary Ecology 24:1399–1415
  • Kato, S., H. Iwata,Y. Tsumura, Y. Mukai (2010) Genetic structure of island populations of (Prunus lannesiana (Carr.) Wilson var. (speciosa (Koidz.) Makino revealed by the chloroplast DNA, AFLP and nuclear SSR loci. Journal of Plant Research 124:11–23
  • Toshio Katsuki, Kenichi Shimada, Hiroshi Yoshimaru (2010) Process to extinction and genetic structure of a threatened Japanese conifer species, (Picea koyamae. Journal of Forest Research,(online) DOI 10.1007/s10310–010–0227–4
  • Ujino-Ihara, T., Y. Taguchi, Y. Moriguchi, Y. Tsumura (2010) An efficient method for developing SNP markers based on EST data combined with high resolution melting (HRM) analysis. BMC Research Notes 3:51–55
  • Tomoyuki Konishi, Mayumi Ohnishi-Kameyama, Kazumi Funane, Yasumasa Miyazaki, Teruko Konishi, Tadashi Ishii (2010) An arginyl residue in rice UDP-arabinopyranose mutase is required for catalytic activity and autoglycosylation. Carbohydrate Research 345(6):787–791
  • Yasumasa Miyazaki, Masahide Sunagawa, Akira Higashibata, Noriaki Ishioka, Katsuhiko Babasaki, Takashi Yamazaki (2010) Differentially expressed genes under simulated microgravity in fruiting bodies of the fungus Pleurotus ostreatus. FEMS Microbiology Letters 307(1):72–79
  • Yamada, A., Kobayashi, H., Murata, H., Erbil Kalmi, Fatih Kalyoncu, Fukuda, M. (2010) In vitro ectomycorrhizal specificity between the Asian red pine Pinus densiflora and Tricholoma matsutake and allied species from worldwide Pinaceae and Fagaceae forests. Mycorrhiza 20(5):333–339
  • Takano Mariko, Nakamura Masaya, Yamaguchi Muneyoshi (2010) Glyoxal oxidase supplies hydrogen peroxide at hyphal tips and on hyphal wall to manganese peroxidase of a white-rot fungus Phanerochaete crassa WD1694. Journal of Wood Science 56(4):307–313
  • Rokiah Hashim, Wan Noor Aidawati Wan Nadhari, Othman Sulaiman, Fumio Kawamura, Salim Hiziroglu, Masatoshi Sato, Tomoko Sugimoto, Tay Guan Seng, Ryohei Tanaka (2011) Characterization of raw materials and manufactured binderless particleboard from oil palm biomass. Materials and Design 32(1):246–254
  • Rokiah Hashim, Norhafizah Saari, Othman Sulaiman, Tomoko Sugimoto, Salim Hiziroglu, Masatoshi Sato, Ryohei Tanaka (2010) Effect of particle geometry on the properties of binderless particleboard manufactured from oil palm trunk. Materials and Design 31(9):4251–4257
  • Takashi Yamasaki, Ayumi Enomoto, Atsushi Kato, Tadashi Ishii, Kazumasa Shimizu (2011) Structural unit of xylans from sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) and hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtuse). Journal of Wood Science 57(1):76–84
  • Masatoshi Yamaguchi, Nadia Gou?, Hisako Igarashi, Misato Ohtani, Yoshimi Nakano, Jennifer C. Mortimer, Nobuyuki Nishikubo, Minoru Kubo, Yoshihiro Katayama, Koichi Kakegawa, Paul Dupree, Taku Demura (2010) Vascular-related NAC-Domain6 and Vascular-related NAC-Domain7 effectively induce transdifferentiation into xylem vessel elements under control of an induction system. Plant Physiology 153:906–914
  • Tsunenori Kameda, Katsuya Kojima, Eiji Togawa, Hideki Sezutsu, Qiang Zhang, Hidetoshi Teramoto, Yasushi Tamada (2010) Drawing-induced changes in morphology and mechanical properties of hornet silk gel films. Biomacromolecules 11:1009–1018
  • Kayoko Kobayashi, Satoshi Kimura, Eiji Togawa, Masahisa Wada (2010) Crystal transition between b-chitin hydrate and anhydrate monitored by synchrotron X-ray fiber diffraction. Carbohydrate Polymers 79:882–889
  • Kayoko Kobayashi, Satoshi Kimura, Eiji Togawa, Masahisa Wada, Sigenori Kuga (2010) Crystal transition of paramylon with dehydration and hydration. Carbohydrate polymers 80:492–498
  • Yukako Hishikawa, Eiji Togawa, Tetsuo Kondo (2010) Molecular orientation in the Nematic Ordered Cellulose film using polarized FTIR accompanied with a vapor-phase deuteration method. Cellulose 17:539–545
  • Fumio Kawamura, Amalia Muhamud, Othman Sulaiman, Rokiah Hashim (2010) Antifungal activities of extracts from heartwood, sapwood and bark of 11 Malaysian timbers against Gloeohyllum trabeum and Pycnoporus sanguineus. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 22(2):170–174
  • Fumio Kawamura, Nurul Atiqah Bt. Shaharuddin, Othman Sulaiman, Rokiah Hashim, Seiji Ohara (2010) Evaluation on Antioxidant Activity, Antifungal Activity and Total Phenols of 11 Selected Commercial Malaysian Timber Species., Japan Agricaltural Research Quarterly (JARQ),44(3):319–324
  • Zeen Huang, Koh Hashida, Rei Makino, Seiji Ohara, Samuel Amartey,Peter R. Gillah (2010) Flavonoids with antifungal activity from heartwood of Tanzanian wood species: Commiphora mollis (Burseraceae). International Wood Products Journal 1(2):93–95
  • Yuichiro Otsuka, Yuki Muramatsu, Yasuyoshi Nakagawa, Motoki Matsuda, Masaya Nakamura, Hitoshi Murata (2011) Burkholderia oxyphila sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from acidic forest soil that catabolizes (+)-catechin and its putative aromatic derivatives. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 61:249–254