- Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXV (Jan. 13-17th, 2018, San Diego, USA)
Akagi*, T., K. Shirasawa, H. Nagasaki, H. Hirakawa, R. Tao, L. Comai and I.M. Henry. The persimmon genome unveils lineage-specific paleoduplication events driving diversification of sexual systems.
Ono, K., T. Morimoto, T. Akagi, A. Wunsch and R. Tao*. NGS analysis reveals a possible causal mutation conferring self-compatibility in a sweet cherry cultivar Cristobalina.
Akagi*, T., I.M. Henry, H. Ohtani, T. Morimoto, K. Beppu, I. Kataoka and R. Tao. Identification of the Y-encoded suppressor of feminization in kiwifruit.
Masuda*, K., H. Yamane and R. Tao. Evolutionary analysis of DORMANCY-ASSOCIATED MADS-box genes in Prunus.
Maeda*, H., T. Akagi and R. Tao. Molecular pathways controlling the "shape" of persimmon fruits.
- The 25th International Congress on Sexual Plant Reproduction (Jun. 11-16th, 2018, Gifu, Japan)
Akagi*, T., I.M. Henry, H. Ohtani, T. Morimoto, K. Beppu, I. Kataoka and R. Tao. A Y-encoded sex determinant arose via linage-speicific duplication of a cytokinin response regulator in kiwifruit.
Ono*, K., T. Akagi, T. Morimoto, A. Wunsch and R. Tao. Genome re-sequencing of diverse sweet cherry (Prunus avium) individuals reveals a modifier gene mutation conferring pollen-part self-compatibility.
- The 9th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference (June 26-30th, 2018, Nanjing, China)
Tao*, R. New insights into the evolution and mechanisms of the S-RNase-based self-incompatibility in Prunus obtained based on the genome-wide DNA sequencing analysis.
- Society for Mol. Biol. Evol. (Jul. 8-12th, 2018, Yokohama, Japan)
Akagi*, T. Diversification of sexual system: insights from the persimmon genome.
- The 30th International Horticulture Congress (Aug. 12-16th, 2018, Istanbul, Turkey)
Tao*, R. New insights into the distinct S-RNase-based self-incompatibility mechanisms in Prunus
Yamane*, H., Y. Kitamura, T. Habu, Wenxing Chen and R. Tao. Identification of QTLs for chilling and heat requirements for bud dormancy release in Prunus mume and their co-localization with the DAM6 eQTL
Osako*, Y., H. Yamane, S.Y. Lin, P-A. Chen, M. Gao-Takai and R. Tao. Effects of cytokinin on female flower formation in litchi.
Ono*, K., T. Morimoto, T. Akagi, A. Wunsch and R. Tao. Characterization of the pollen-part modifier gene involved in self-incompatibility reaction in sweet cherry
Sonoda*, M., T. Akagi, S.S. Sugano, K. Beppu, I. Kataoka and R. Tao. Mechanism of male organ differentiation mechanism in the sex determination system of kiwifruit.
Yamane*, H., K-T. Li, R. Matsuzaki, S. Ebihara, T-S. Li, M. Omori and R. Tao. Comparative observations of phenological characters of continuously flowering high-bush blueberry 'Blue Muffin' in temperate and subtropical climates.
- HZAU-NTU-KU Joint Horticulture Symposium (Sep. 3-6th, 2018, Wuhan, China)
Tao*, R. Distinct evolution and mechanisms of the S-RNase-based self-incompatibility in Prunus as indicated from the recent genome-wide DNA sequencing analyses
Yamane*, H. Genetic and molecular regulation of bud dormancy in Prunus mume
Akagi*, T. Diversification of sexual system: insights from the persimmon genome
Nishiyama*, S. Genetics of proanthocyanidins accumulation control in persimmon fruit
Chen*, W. ChIP-Seq analysis for understanding the chilling-mediated histone modification during bud dormancy and bud break in apple
Chang*, E-T. Characterization of MGST, the pollen modifier gene of the gametophytic self-incompatibility in sweet cherry
Hirakawa*, M. Studies on the establishment of in vitro pollen tube growth test system for self-incompatibility studies in Prunus
Maeda*, H. Gene networks underlying the diversity in persimmon fruit shapes
Makimoto*, R. Studies on the Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Diospyros lotus and D. oleifera
Obata*, K. Transformation to induce precocious flowering in several Diospyros spp.
Li*, T. Effects of pre-harvest UV-B light on fruit development, flavonoid metabolism and postharvest biological characteristics in blueberry
Ebihara*, S. Effects of pollen parent on fruit quality of highbush blueberry
Omori*, M. Promotion of flowering by CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing in blueberry
Sonoda*, M. Mechanism of male organ differentiation mechanism in the sex determination system of kiwifruit
Shimao*, S. Mechanism underlying expression of hermaphroditism in Actinidia callosa
- The 6th Plant Dormancy Symposium (Oct. 23-26th, 2018, Kyoto, Japan)
Chen*, W., H. Yamane, Y. Tamada, M. Matsushita, Z. Luo and R. Tao. Epigenome analysis reveals the role of histone modifications in the chilling-regulated gene expression in apple dormant buds
Yamane,*, H. Genetic and molecular regulation of bud dormancy in Prunus mume
Li*, T., H. Yamane, M. Tomiyama and R. Tao. Characterization of continuous flowering blueberry 'Blue Muffin' and the distinctive effect of hydrogen cyanamide on flowering.
Matsushita*, M., H. Yamane, S. Nishiyama, C. Honda, K. Okada, S. Moriya and R. Tao. Functional characterization of apple FLC-like gene in winter dormant buds
- Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXV (Jan. 14-18th, 2017, San Diego, USA)
Nishiyama*, S., N. Onoue, A. Kono, A. Sato, K. Yonemori and R. Tao. Toward isolation of a gene conferring astringency loss in persimmon fruit.
Akagi, T., I. M. Henry, T. Kawai, L. Comai and R. Tao*. Sex determination in oriental persimmon (Diospyros kaki).
- ISHS 8th cherry symposium (Jun. 5-9th, 2017, Yamagata, Japan)
Tao*, R. Recent advances in our understanding of the S-RNase-based gametophytic self-incompatibility system in Prunus.
Morimoto*, T., T. Akagi and R. Tao. Insights into the evolution and establishment of the Prunus-specific self-incompatibility recognition mechanism.
Ono*, K., T. Morimoto, T. Akagi, Ana Wunsch and R. Tao. Whole genome sequencing approach to identify pollen-part modifier conferring self-compatibility in sweet cherry 'Clistobalina'.
Poster presentation (*ISHS student presentation awardee)
Masuda*, K., H. Yamane, K. Ikeda, T. Tetsumura, M. Gao-Takai and R. Tao. Effects of chilling accumulation on DORMANCY-ASSOCIATED MADS-box gene expressions in sweet cherry 'Satonishiki'.
Kyoto Univ. & National Taiwan Univ. Workshop (Mei-Fong Forum 2017) (Jun. 29-Jul. 1, 2017, MeiFeng, Taiwan)
Nishiyama*, S. Genetic analysis of the non-astringent trait in persimmon fruit
Kuramoto*, A. Studies on the tannin accumulation in persimmon fruit
Yang*, H. Molecular pathway to determine flower sexuality in oriental persimmon
Osako*, Y. S. Lin, H. Yamane, P. Chen and R. Tao. Effect of CPPU on flowering of litchi (Litchi chinensis)
Matsuzaki*, R. Effects of pollination on fruit development of 'Blue Muffin', a blueberry showing continuous flowering in field condition
Ono*, K. Whole genome sequencing approach to identify pollen-part modifier conferring self-compatibility in sweet cherry 'Cristobalina'
Matsushita*, M. Histone modification in apple FLC-like gene during dormancy release
Ebihara*, S. Characterization of functional components in 'Blue Muffin', a continuously flowering blueberry cultivar
Maeda*, H. Molecular mechanisms controlling "shape" of persimmon fruits
Makimoto*, R. Studies on the production of transgenic Diospyros lotus and D. oleifera plants with the male determinant gene, OGI, in Diospyros genus
Masuda*, K. Effects of chilling accumulation on DORMANCY-ASSOCIATED MADS-box gene expressions in sweet cherry 'Satonishiki'
Sonoda*, M. Male organ differentiation mechanism in the sex determination system of kiwifruit
Tam*, C. Identification of genomic locus determining the size difference between Totsutanenashi persimmon and its revertant
Fujikawa*, M. QTL analysis of Diospyros lotus, a diploid model species of polyploid D. kaki
Hirakawa*, M. Development of the in vitro pollen tube growth test to reproduce self-incompatibility reaction in Prunus
Omori*, M. Studies on the establishment of transformation system for 'Blue Muffin', a continuously flowering blueberry cultivar
XIX International Botanical Congress (2017.7.23-29, Shenzhen, China)
Akagi*, T. Evolution of flexible sex determination system in polyploid persimmon
IX International Symposium on Kiwifruit (2017.9.6-9, Porto, Portugal)
Akagi*, T. H. Ohtani, T. Morimoto, K. Beppu, I. Kataoka and R. Tao. Rapid cis-evlution of a Y-encoded suppressor of feminization derived the dioecious sex determination inkiwifruits
KUGSA-ZJU Joint Symposium (2017.11.27-28, Kyoto, Japan)
Yamane*, H. Genetic and molecular studies on chilling requirement for bud break in Rosaceae
Thailand Society for Horticultural Science (2017.11.30, Phisanulok, Thailand)
Tao*, R. Molecular basis of gametophytic self-incompatibility in Prunus
The 3rd KU-KUGSA Bilateral Symposium on “Food, Environment and Life for the Next Generation: Sustainable Development Goals” (December 4 – 5, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand)
Tao*, R. Self-incompatibility in Prunus
Malkimoto*, R. Studies on transformation of D. lotus and D. oleifera with OGI, the male determinant gene in Diospyros
- Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIII (Jan. 9-13th, 2016, San Diego, USA)
Akagi*, T., I. M. Henry, R. Tao and L. Comai. Evolution of a flexible sex determination system in polyploid persimmon.
Henry*, I. M., T. Akagi, R. Tao and L. Comai. Variation on a theme: diploid and hexaploid persimmon regulate sex in slightly different ways.
Nishiyama*, S., A. Kono, N. Onoue, A. Sato, K. Ushijima, H. Yamane, R. Tao and K. Yonemori. Comparative genomics of the locus controlling astringency in Diospyros species.
- II ISHS International Workshop on Floral Biology and S-Incompatibility in Fruit Species (May 23-26th, 2016- Murcia, Spain)
Tao*, R. A review of the current progress in our studies on sex determination in Diospyros.
Akagi, T., H. Ohtani*, T. Morimoto, I. Kataoka and R. Tao. Utilization of next‐generation sequencing technologies towards the identification of sex determinant in Actinidia.
Morimoto*, T. and R. Tao. Functional characterization of Prunus SLFLs in transgenic Petunia. (This presentation was awarded the ISHS Student Presentation Award)
- The 8th International Rosaceae Genomics Conference (June 21-24th, 2016, Angers, France)
Morimoto*, T., A. Wünsch, M. Watanabe, T. Akagi, and R. Tao. Next generation sequencing analysis to identify modifier gene candidates conferring pollen-part self-compatibility in sweet cherry ‘Cristobalina’.
The NTU- GSAKU Joint Horticulture Workshop with Students (Sept. 5-6, 2016, Kyoto, Japan)
Kuramoto*, A. Genetic analysis of the astringency loss in persimmon fruit
Matsushita*, M. Functional studies on apple FLC-like involved in the regulation of chilling requirement for bud dormancy release
Yang*, Ho-Wen. Study on the sexuality variations in oriental persimmon
The Second Asian Horticultural Congress (Sept. 26-28, 2016, Chengdu, China)
Iwasa*, H., H. Yamane, M. Takai, A. Oikawa, and R. Tao. The possible invovement of abcisic acid metabolism in endodormancy release in Diospyros spp.
Kitamura*, Y., H. Yamane, M. Gao-Takai, and R. Tao. Changes in plant hormone contents in flower buds of Japanese apricot during prolonged chilling exposure
Naito* I., S. Nishiyama, M. Gao-Takai, H. Yamane, and R. Tao. Alteration in cytokinin metabolism is involved in small fruit mutation in Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.).
Tao*, R. Current progress in the studies on sex determination in Diospyros.
Yamane*, T., T. Takeuchi, K. Banno, and R. Tao. Transcriptome analysis of apple (Malus x domestica) dormant buds during dormancy release.
Yamane* H., S. Mimura, and R. Tao. Precocious flowering of Citrus seedlings and expression analysis FT/TFL1 family genes and miR156/172 involved in vegetative phase transition.
The ISHS I International Apple Symposium (Oct. 10-16, 2016, Yangling, Shaanxi, China)
Yamane*, H., T. Takeuchi, M. Matsushita, K. Banno, and R. Tao. Expression analysis of apple MADS-box genes in 'Fuji' dormant flower buds.
The ISHS VI International Symposium on Persimmon (Oct. 16-20, 2016, Valencia, Spain)
Tao*, R. Sex determination in Diospyros
Akagi*, T., L. Comai, R. Tao, and I. M. Henry. Whole genome sequencing project in persimmons
Nishiyama*, S., N. Onooue, A. Kono, A. Sato, K. Yonemori, and R. Tao. Transcriptome analysis for astringency in persimmon fruit
Yonemori*, K., S. Nishiyama, R. Tao, A. Kono, N. Onoue, and A. Sato. Differential expression analysis of the genes conferring non-astringent trait at the two different loci in Japanese- and Chinese-type pollination constant non-astringent (PCNA) persimmon
Tao*, R. and T. Akagi. Possible applications of the current knowledge of sex determination in Diospyros to persimmon breeding and culture.
The Forum of Agricultural Meteorology, The Prevention and Utilization of the Low Temperature on Agricultural Crops (Oct. 28, 2016, Tainan, Taiwan)
Invited Plenary Lecture
Yamane*, H. Precedures and facilities preventing low temperature damages in Japan's orchards
Kyoto-Swiss Symposium2016 (Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2016, Kyoto, Japan)
Invited Oral Presentation
Akagi*, T. Evolution of a flexible sex determination system in polyploid persimmon
Zhejiang University-Kyoto University International Symposium on Energy and Agricultural Science (Nov. 5-7, 2016, Hangzhou, China)
Invited Oral Presentation
Tao*, R. Sex expression in persimmons
The second Kasetsert University and the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University (KU-GSAKU) Bilateral Symposium on Food, Environment, and Life for the Next Generation (Dec. 6th, 2016, Kyoto, Japan)
Yamane*, H. Introduction of the Division Agronomy and Horticultural Science, the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University and the current research highlights (Studies on genetic and molecular mechanism of chilling requirement for bud break in Japanese apricot).