Lab. of Pomology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

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Publications [Papers 2000-2009]

2009

  • Akagi, T., A. Ikegami, Y. Suzuki, J. Yoshida, M. Yamada, A. Sato, and K. Yonemori. 2009. Expression balances of structural genes in shikimate and flavonoid biosynthesis cause a difference in proanthocyanidin accumulation in persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) fruit. Planta 230: 899-915.
  • Akagi, T., A. Ikegami, T. Tsujimoto, S. Kobayashi, A. Sato, A. Sato, and K. Yonemori. 2009. DkMyb4 is a myb transcription factor involved in proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in persimmon fruit. Plant Physiol. 151: 2028-2045.
  • Akagi, T., S. Kanzaki, M. Gao, R. Tao, D.E. Parfitt, and K. Yonemori. 2009. Quantitative real-time PCR to determine allele number for the astringency locus by analysis of a linked marker in Diospyros kaki Thunb. Tree Genetics & Genomes 5: 483-492.
  • Esumi, T., C. Hagihara, Y. Kitamura, H. Yamane, and R. Tao. 2009. Identification of an FT ortholog in Japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb et Zucc.). J. Hortic. Sci. & Biotech. 84: 149-154.
  • Fernandez i Marti, A., T. Hanada, J.M. Alonso, H. Yamane, R. Tao, and R. Scoias i Company. 2009. A modifire locus affecting the expression of the S-RNase gene could be the cause of breakdown of self-incompatibility in almond. Sex. Plant Reprod. 22:179-186.
  • Hanada, T., K. Fukuta, H. Yamane, T. Esumi, and R. Tao. 2009. Cloning and characterization of a self-compatible Sf haplotype in almond [Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A. Webb. syn. P. amygdalus Batsch to resolve previous confusion in its Sf-RNase sequence. HortScience 44: 609-613.
  • Ikegami, A., T. Akagi, D. Potter, M. Yamada, A. Sato, K. Yonemori, A. Kitajima, and K. Inoue. 2009. Molecular identification of 1-Cys peroxiredoxin and anthocyanidin/flavonol 3-O-galactosyltransferase from proanthocyanidin-rich young fruits of persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.). Planta 230: 841-855.
  • Kanzaki, S., M. Yamada, A. Sato, N. Mitani, N. Utsunomiya, and K. Yonemori. 2009. Conversion of RFLP markers for the selection of pollination-constant and non-astringent type persimmons (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) into PCR-based markers. J. Jap. Soc. Hort. Sci. 78: 68-73.
  • Yamane, H., K. Fukuta, D. Matsumoto, T. Hanada, G. Mei, T. Habu, Y. Fuyuhiro, S. Ogawa, H. Yaegaki, M. Yamaguchi, and R. Tao. 2009. Characterization of a novel self-compatible S3' haplotype leads to the development of a universal PCR marker for two distinctly originated self-compatible S haplotypes in Japanese apricot (Prunus mume sieb.et Zucc.). J. Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci. 78: 40-48.
  • Hanada, T., K. Fukuta, H. Yamane, R. Tao, J. M. Alonso, and R. Socias i Company. 2008. Cloning of self-compatible Sf locus in almond. Acta Hort. 814: 623-627.
  • Tao, R., M. Gao, T. Esumi, Y. Kitamura, and A. Yamada. 2009. High frequency ploidy variation observed in seedlings of a hexaploid persimmon cultivar 'Fujiwaragosho'. Acta Hort. 833: 131-133.
  • Tao, R., T. Habu, K. Fukuta, D. Matsumoto, and H. Yamane. 2009. Self-(in)compatibility in Japanse apricot (Prunus mume). Acta Hort.814: 375-380.
  • Yamane, H., Ichiki, M., and R. Tao. 2009. Growth characteristics of the samall-fruit mutant in Japanese persimmon (Diospyrs kaki Thunb.). Acta Hort. 814: 343-347.
  • Yamane, H. and R. Tao. 2009. Molecular basis of self-(in)compatibility and current status of S-genotyping in rosaceous fruit trees. J.Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci. 78: 137-157.

2008

  • Esumi, T., R. Tao, and K. Yonemori.2008. Expression analysis of the LFY and TFL1 homologs in floral buds of Japanese pear (Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai) and quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.) J. Japan. Soc. Hort Sci. 77: 128-136.
  • Habu, T. D. Matsumoto, K. Fukuta, T. Esumi, R. Tao, H. Yaegaki, M. Yamaguchi, M. Matsuda, T. Konishi, A. Kitajima, and T. Yamada. 2008. Cloning and characterization of twelve S-RNase alleles in Japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc). J. Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci. 77: 374-381.
  • Matsumoto, D., H. Yamane, and R. Tao. 2008. Characterization of SLFL1, a pollen-expressed F-box gene located in the Prunus S locus. Sex. Plant Reprod. 21: 113-121.
  • Sugiura, A., Y. Matsuda-Habu, M. Gao, T. Esumi, and R. Tao. 2008. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from immature persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) embryos. HortScience 43: 211-214.
  • Tsukamoto, T., D. Potter, R. Tao, C.P. Viera, J. Viera, A.F. Iezzoni. 2008. Genetic and molecular characterization of three novel S-haplotypes in sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L.). J. Exp. Bot. 59:3169-3185.
  • Tsukamoto, T., R. Tao, and A.F. Iezzoni. 2008. PCR markers for mutated S-haplotypes enable discrimination between self-incompatible and self-compatible sour cherry selections. Mol. Breed. 21: 67-80.
  • Viera, J., N.A. Fonseca, R.A.M. Santos, T. Habu, R. Tao, and C.P. Viera. 2008. The number, age, sharing and relatedness of S-locus specificities in Prunus. Genet. Res. Camb. 90: 17-26.
  • Viera, J., R.A. Santos, T. Habu, R. Tao, and C.P. Viera. 2008. The Prunus self-incompatibility locus (S locus) is seldom rearranged. J. Hered. 99: 657-660.
  • Yamane, H., M. Ichiki, R. Tao, T. Esumi, K. Yonemori, T. Niikawa, and H. Motosugi. 2008. Growth characteristics of a small-fruit dwarf mutant arising from bud sport mutation in Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.). HortScience 43: 1726-1730.
  • Yamane, H., Y. Kashiwa, T. Ooka, R. Tao, and K. Yonemori. 2008. Suppression subtractive hybridization and differential screening reveals endodormancy-associated expression of an SVP/AGL24-type MADS-box gene in lateral vegetative buds of Japanese apricot. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 133: 708-716.
  • Yonemori, K., C. Honsho, S. Kanzaki, H. Ino, A. Ikegami, A. Kitajima, S. Sugiura, and D.E. Parfitt. 2008. Sequence analyses of the ITS regions and the matK gene for determining phylogenetic relationships of Diospyros kaki (persimmon) with other Diospyros (Ebenaceae) species. Tree Genetics & Genomics 4: 149-158.
  • Yonemori, K., C. Honsho, A. Kitajima, M. Aradhya, E. Giordani, E. Bellini, and D.E. Parfill. 2008. Relationship of European persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) cultivars to Asian cultivars, characterized using AFLPs. Genet. Resources and Crop Evolution 55: 81-89.
  • Tetsumura, T., E. Giordani, and R. Tao. 2008. Persimmon(Kaki), p. 235-258. In: C. Kole and T. C. Hall (eds.). Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants: Transgenic Tropical and Subtropical Fruits and Nuts. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.

2007

  • Esumi, T., R. Tao, and K. Yonemori. 2007. Comparison of early Inflorescence development between Japanese pear (Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai) and quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.). J. Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci. 76: 210-216.
  • Esumi, T., R. Tao, and K. Yonemori. 2007. Relationship between floral development and transcription levels of LEAFY and TERMINALFLOWER1 homologs in Japaanese pear (Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai) and quince (Cydonia oblonga Mill.). J. Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci. 76: 294-304.
  • Gao, M. N. Matsuta, H. Murayama, T. Toyomasu, W. Mitsuhashi, A.M.Dandekar, R. Tao, and K. Nishimura. 2007. Gene expression and ethylene production in transgenic pear (Pyrus communis cv. 'La France') with sense or antisense cDNA encoding ACC Oxidase. Plant Science 173: 32-42.
  • Honsho, C. S. Somsri, T. Tetsumura, K. Yamashita, and K. Yonemori. 2007. Effective pollination period in durian (Durio zibethinus Murr.) and the factors regulating it. Scientia Hortic. 111: 193-196.
  • Honsho, C. S. Somsri, T. Tetsumura, K. Yamashita, C. Yapwattanaphun, and K. Yonemori. 2007. Characterization of male reproductive organs in durian; Anther dehiscence and pollen longevity. J. Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci. 76: 120-124.
  • Ikegami A, S. Eguchi, A. Kitajima, K. Inoue, and K. Yonemori. 2007 Identification of genes involved in proanthocyanidin biosynthesis of persimmn (Diospyros kaki) fruit. Plant Science 172: 1037-1047.
  • Tao, R., A. Watari, T. Hanada, T. Habu, H. Yaegaki, M. Yamaguchi, and H. Yamane. 2007. Self-compatible peach (Prunus persica) has mutant versions of the S haplotypes found in self-incompatible Prunus species. Plant Mol. Biol. 63:109-123.
  • Watari, A., T. Hanada, H.Yamane, T. Esumi, R. Tao, H. Yaegaki, M. Yamaguchi, K. Beppu, and I. Kataoka. 2007. A low transcriptional level of Se-RNase in the e-haplotype confers self-compatibility in Japanese plum. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 132: 396-406.
  • Yamada, A. and R. Tao. 2007. Controlled pollination with sorted reduced and unreduced pollen grains reveals unreduced embryo sac formation in Diospyros kaki Thunb. ‘Fujiwaragosho’. J. Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci. 76: 133-138.
  • Tsukamoto, T., M. Gao, K. Negoro, H. Hanada, R. Tao, M. Kawabe, and K. Yonemori. 2007. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from immature cotyledons of Prunus mume 'Nanko'. Acta Hortic. 738: 409-414.
  • Yamada, A. and R. Tao. 2007. Sexual Polyploidization of Japanese Persimmon by Utilizing Unreduced Egg. Acta Hortic. 738: 607-701.

2006

  • Habu, T., R. Tao, F. Kishida, M. Morikita, A. Kitajima, and T. Yamada. 2006. A simple and rapid procedure for the detection of self-compatible individuals in Japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc.) using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method. HortScience 41: 1156-1158.
  • Hauck, N. R., K. Ikeda, R. Tao, and A. F. Iezzoni. 2006. The mutated S1-haplotype specific F-box protein gene. J. Hered. 97: 514-520.
  • Hauck, N. R., H.Yamane, R. Tao, and A. F. Iezzoni. 2006. Accumulation of nonfunctional S-haplotypes results in the breakdown of gametophytic self-incompatibility in tetraploid Prunus. Genetics 172: 1191-1198.
  • Ikegami, A., S. Eguchi, K. Yonemori M. Yamada, A. Sato, N. Mitani, and A. Kitajima. 2006. Segregations of astringent progenies in the F1 populations derived from crosses between a Chinese pollination-constant nonastringent (PCNA) 'Luo Tian Tian Shi' and Japanese PCNA pollination-constant astringent (PCA) cultivars of Japanese origin. HortScience 41: 561-563.
  • Nishiyama, K., Y.A. Choi, C. Honsho, W. Eiadthong, and K. Yonemori. 2006. Application of genomic in situ hybridization for phylogenetic study between Mangifera indica L. and eight wild species of Mangifera. Sci. Hort. 110: 114-117.
  • Tsukamoto, T., N.R. Hauck. R. Tao, N. Jiang, and A.F. Iezzoni. 2006. Molecular characterization of three non-functional S-haplotypes in sour cherry (Prunus cerasus). Plant Mol. Biol. 62: 371-383.
  • Yamada, A. and R. Tao. 2006. High frequency polyploidisation observed in hexaploid Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki) 'Fujiwaragosho'. J. Hortic. Sci. & Biotech. 81: 402-408.
  • Yamane, H., Y. Kashiwa, E. Kakehi, K. Yonemori, H. Mori, K. Hayashi, K. Iwamoto, R. Tao, and I. Kataoka. 2006. Differential expression of dehydrin in flower buds of two Japanese apricot cultivars requiring different chilling accumulation for bud break. Tree Physiol. 26:1559-1563.

2005

  • Beppu, K., N. Komatsu, H. Yamane, H. Yaegaki, M. Yamaguchi, R. Tao, and I. Kataoka. 2005. e-haplotype confers self-compatibility in Japanse plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.). J. Hortic. Sci. and Biotech. 80: 760-764.
  • Esumi, T., R. Tao, and K. Yonemori. 2005. Isolation of LEAFY and TERMINAL FLOWER 1 homologues from six fruit tree species in the subfamily Maloideae of the Rosaceae. Sex. Plant Reprod. 17: 277-287.
  • Honsho, C., K. Nishiyama, W. Eiadthong, and K. Yonemori. 2005. Isolation and characterization of new microsatellite markers in mango (Mangifera indica). Molecular Ecological Notes 5: 152-154.
  • Ikeda, K., K. Ushijima, H. Yamane, R. Tao, N.R. Hauck, A.M. Sebolt, and A.F. Iezzoni. 2005. Linkage and physical distances between the S-haplotype S-RNase and SFB genes in sweet cherry. Sex. Plant Reprod. 17: 289-296.
  • Ikegami, A., A. Kitajima, and K. Yonemori. 2005. Inhibition of flavonoid biosynthetic gene expression coincides with loss of astringency in pollination-constant, non-astringent (PCNA)-type persimmon fruit. J. Hort. Sci. Biotech. 80: 225-228.
  • Ikegami, A., A. Sato, M. Yamada, A. Kitajima, and K. Yonemori. 2005. Molecular size profiles of tannins in persimmon fruits of Japanese and Chinese pollination-constant non-astringent (PCNA)-type cultivars and their offspring revealed by size-exclusion chromatography. J. Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci. 74: 437-443.
  • Ikegami, A., K. Yonemori, A. Kitajima, A. Sato, and M. Yamada. 2005. Expression of genes involved in proanthocyanidin biosynthesis during fruit development in a Chinese pollnation-constant, nonastringent (PCNA) persimmon, 'Luo Tian Tian Shi'. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 130: 830-835.
  • Yamane H, S.J. Lee, B.D. Kim, R. Tao, and J.C. Rose. 2005. A coupled yeast signal sequence trap and transient plant expression strategy to identify genes encoding secreted proteins from peach pistils. J. Exp. Bot. 56: 2229-2238.
  • Yamada, A., R. Tao and A. Sugiura. 2005. Influence of low temperature before flowering on the occurrence of unreduced pollen in Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.). HortScience 40: 24-28.
  • Iezzoni, A.F., R.L.Andersen, H.Schmidt, R.Tao, K.R.Tobutt, and P.A.Wiersma. 2005. Proceedings of the S-allele workshop at the 2001 International Cherry Symposium. Acta Hortic. 667: 25-35.
  • Yonemori, K., A. Ikegami, A. Kitajima, A. Sato, M. Yamada, Z. Luo, Y. Yang, R. Wang, and S. Kanzaki. 2005. Existence of several pollination constant non-astringent type persimmons in China. Acta Hort. 685: 77-83.

2004

  • Deguchi, M., Y. Koshita, M. Gao, R. Tao, T. Tetsumura, S. Yamaki, and Y. Kanayama. 2004. Engineered sorbitol accumulation induces dwarfism in Japanese persimmon. J. Plant Physiol. 161: 1177-1184.
  • Honsho, C., K. Yonemori, S. Somsri, S. Subhadrabandhu, and A. Sugiura. 2004. Marked improvement of fruit set in Thai durian by artificial cross-pollination. Sci. Hort. 101: 399-406.
  • Honsho, C., K. Yonemori, A. Sugiura, S. Somsri, and S. Subhadrabandhu. 2004. Durian floral differentiation and flowering habit. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129: 42-45.
  • Ikeda, K., B. Igic, K. Ushijima, H. Yamane, N. R. Hauck, R. Nakano, H. Sassa, A. F. Iezzoni, J. R. Kohn, and R. Tao. 2004. Primary structural features of the S haplotype-specific F-box protein, SFB, in Prunus. Sex. Plant Reprod. 16: 235-243.
  • Ikeda, K., A. Watari, K. Ushijima, H. Yamane, N. R. Hauck, A. F. Iezzoni, and R. Tao. 2004. Molecular markers for the self-compatible 4'-haplotype, a pollen-part mutant in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.). J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129: 724-728.
  • Ikegami, A., K. Yonemori, A. Sugiura, A. Sato, and M. Yamada. 2004. Segregation of astringency in F1 progenies derived from crosses between pollination-constant, nonastringent persimmon cultivars. HortScience 39: 371-374.
  • Lee, S.-J., R.S. Saravanan, C.M.B. Damasceno, H. Yamane, B.-D. Kim, J.K.C. Rose. 2004. Digging deeper into the plant cell wall preteome. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 42: 979-988.
  • Tamura, M., M. Gao, R. Tao, J. M. Labavitch, and A. M. Dandekar. 2004. Transformation of persimmon with a pear fruit polygalacturonase inhibiting protein (PGIP) gene. Sci. Hortic. 103: 19-30.
  • Ushijima, K., H. Yamane, A. Watari, E. Kakehi, K. Ikeda, N. R. Hauck, A. M. Iezzoni, and R. Tao. 2004. The S haplotype-specific F-box protein gene, SFB, is defective in self-compatible haplotypes of Prunus avium and P. mume. Plant J. 39: 573-586.
  • Yapwattanaphum, C., S. Subhadrabandhu, C. Honsho, and K. Yonemori. 2004. Phylogenetic relationship of mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) and several wild relatives (Garcinia spp.) revealed by ITS sequence data. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 129: 368-373.
  • Yonemori, K., A. Sugiura, K. Kanzaki, A. Sato, and M. Yamada. 2004. Molecular marker for selecting pollination-constant non-astringent (PCNA) type persimmon at the juvenile stage. Acta Horticulturae 622: 189-203.
  • Yonemori, K. 2004. Varietal Assortment and Breeding Programs in Japan . Proc. Intl. Workshop Persimmon 81-86.

2003

  • Beppu, K., Y. Takemoto, H. Yamane, H. Yaegaki, M. Yamaguchi, I. Kataoka, and R. Tao. 2003. Determination of S-haplotypes of Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) cultivars by PCR and cross-pollination tests. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotech. 78: 315-318.
  • Choi Y.A., R. Tao, K. Yonemori, and A. Sugiura. 2003. Physical mapping of 45S rDNA by fluorescent in situ hybridization in presimmon (Diospyros kaki) and its wild relatives. J. Hortic. Sci. & Biotech. 78: 265-271.
  • Choi Y.A., R. Tao, K. Yonemori, and A. Sugiura. 2003. Genomic in situ hybridization between persimmon (D. kaki) and its wild relatives. J. Jap. Soc. Hort. Sci. 72: 385-388.
  • Choi Y.A., R. Tao, K. Yonemori, and A. Sugiura. 2003. Simultaneous visualization of 5S and 45S rDNA by multi-color fluorescent in situ hybridization in presimmon (Diospyros kaki) and its wild relatives J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 128: 736-740.
  • Choi Y.A., R. Tao, K. Yonemori, and A. Sugiura. 2003. Different genome organization among cultivated hexaploid Diospyros spp. (D. kaki and D. virginiana) and their wild relatives revealed by genomic distribution of three repetitive DNAs. Gen. Genet. Sys. 78: 301-308.
  • Ushijima, K., H. Sassa, A. M. Dandekar, T. M. Gradziel, R. Tao and H. Hirano. 2003. Structural and transcriptional analysis of self-incompatibility (S) locus of almond (Prunus dulcis): identification of a pollen-expressed F-box gene with haplotype-specific polymorphism. Plant Cell 15: 771-781.
  • Yamane, H., K. Ikeda, N.R. Hauck, A.F. Iezzoni, and R. Tao. 2003. Self-incompatibility (S) locus region of the mutated 6-haplotype of sour cherry (Prunus cerasus) contains a functional pollen S allele and a non-functional pistil S allele. J. Exp. Bot. 54: 2431-2437.
  • Yamane, H., K. Ikeda, K. Ushijima, H. Sassa, and R. Tao. 2003 A pollen-expressed gene for a novel protein with an F-box motif that is very tightly linked to a gene for S-RNase in two species of cherry, Prunus cerasus and P. avium. Plant Cell Physiol. 44: 764-769.
  • Yamane, H., R. Tao, H. Mori, and A. Sugiura. 2003. Identification of a non-S RNase, a possible ancestral form of S-RNases, in Prunus. Mol. Gen. Gen. 269: 90-100.
  • Yamane, H., K. Ushijima, H. Sassa, and R. Tao. 2003 The use of S haplotype-specific F-box protein gene, SFB, as a molecular marker for S-haplotypes and self-compatibility in Japanese apricot (Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc.). Theor. Appl. Genet. 107: 1357-1361.
  • Ikeda, K., and A. Sugiura. 2003. Apomictic seed formation from inter- and intra-specific crosses of Diospyros lotus. Acta Horticulturae 601: 209-211.
  • Tao, R. 2003. Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation in Japanese persimmon. Acta Horticulturae 601: 57-63.
  • Tao,R. and M.Gao. 2003. Technologies for improving tolerance to environmental stress: genetic engineering of salt stress tolerance in Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki) with the genes involved in biosynthesis of compatible solute. Acta Hortic. 625: 307-320.
  • Tao, R., A. Namba, T. Habu, H. Yamane, and A. Sugiura. Sf-RNase and its relation to self-compatibility in Japanese apricot. Acta Hort 622: 403-409.
  • Tetsumura, T., R. Tao, A. Sugiura, Y. Fujii, and S. Yoda. 2003. Cutting propagation of some dwarfing rootstocks of persimmon. Acta Horticulturae 601: 145-149.
  • Yonemori, K., A. Ikegami, S. Kanzaki, and A. Sugiura. 2003. Unique feature of tannin cell in fruit of pollination constant non-astringent type persimmon. Acta Horticulturae 601: 31-46.

2002

  • Beppu, K., H. Yamane, H. Yaegaki, M. Yamaguchi, I. Kataoka, and R. Tao. 2002. Diversity of S-RNase genes and S-haplotypes in Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.). J. Hortic. Sci. Biotech. 77: 658-664.
  • Choi, C., R. Tao, and R. L. Andersen. 2002. Identification of self-incompatibility alleles and pollen incompatibility groups in sweet cherry by PCR based S-allele typing analysis and controlled pollination tests. Euphytica 123: 9-20.
  • Choi, Y-A., R. Tao, K. Yonemori and A. Sugiura. 2002. Multi-color genomic in situ hybridization identifies parental chromosomes in somatic hybrids of Diospyros kaki and D. glandulosa. HortScience 37:184-186.
  • Hauck, N. R., H. Yamane, R. Tao, and A. F. Iezzoni. 2002.Self-compatibility and incompatibility in tetraploid sour cherry (Prunus cerasus). Sex. Plant Reprod. 15: 39-46.
  • Nakatsubo, F., K. Enokida, K. Murakami, K. Yonemori, A. Sugiura, N. Utsunomiya, and S. Subhadrabandhu. 2002. Chemical structures of the condensed tannins in the fruits of Diospyros species. J. Wood Sci. 48: 414-418.
  • Tao, R., T. Habu, A. Namba, H. Yamane, Y. Fuyuhiro, K. Iwamoto and A. Sugiura. 2002. Inheritance of Sf-RNase gene in Japanese apricot (Prunus mume) and its relation to self-compatibility. Theor. Appl. Genet.105:222-228.
  • Tao, R., T. Habu, H. Yamane and A. Sugiura. 2002. Characterization and cDNA cloning for Sf-RNase, a molecular marker for self-compatibility, in Japanese apricot (Prunus mume). J. Japan. Soc. Hort. Sci. 71:595-600.
  • Yonemori, K., C. Honsho, S. Kanzaki, W. Eiadthong and A. Sugiura. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships of Mangifera species revealed by ITS sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA a possibility of their hybrid origin. Plant Syst. Evol. 231:59-75.
  • Dandekar, A. M., F. J. Fisk, G. H. McGranahan, S. L. Uratsu, H. Bains, C. A. Leslie, M. Tamura, E. Escobar, J. Labavitch, C. Grieve, T. Gradziel, P. V. Vail, S. J. Tebbets, H. Sassa, R. Tao, W. Viss, J. Drive, D. James, A. Passy, and G. Teo. 2002. Different genes for different folks in tree crops: what works and what does not. HortScience 37: 281-286.
  • Yapwattanaphun, C., S. Subhadrabandhu, A. Sugiura, and K. Yonemori. 2002. Utilization of Garcinia species in Thailand . Acta Horticulturae 575: 563-570.
  • Yonemori, K., S. Kanzaki, and A. Sugiura. 2002. Current situation of molecular markers for selection pollination-constant and non-astringent type from breeding populations of Japanese persimmon. Proc. First Mediterranean Symp. Persimmon 81-86.

2001

  • Gao, M., R. Tao, K. Miura, A. M. Dandekar and A. Sugiura. 2001. Transformation of Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) with apple cDNA encoding NADP-dependent sorbitol-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Plant Science 160:837-845.
  • Hauck, N. R., A. F. Iezzoni, H. Yamane and R. Tao. 2001. Revisiting the S-allele nomenclature in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) using RFLP profiles. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 126: 654-660.
  • Kanzaki, S., K. Yonemori, A. Sugiura, A. Sato and M. Yamada. 2001. Identification of molecular markers linked to the trait of natural astringency loss of Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki) fruit. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 126:51-55.
  • Tetsumura, T., R. Tao and A. Sugiura. 2001. Factors affecting rooting of Japanese persimmon hardwood cuttings. J. Jpn. Soc. Hort. Sci. 70:163-169.
  • Tetsumura, T., R. Tao and A. Sugiura. 2001. Some factors affecting the rooting of softwood cuttings of Japanese persimmon. J. Jpn. Soc. Hort. Sci. 70:275-280.
  • Ushijima, K., H. Sassa, M. Tamura, M. Kusaba, R. Tao, T. M. Gradziel, A. M. Dandekar and H. Hirano. 2001. Characterization of the S-locus region of almond (Prunus dulcis): Analysis of a somaclonal mutant and a cosmid contig for an S haplotype. Genetics 158:379-386.
  • Yamane, H., R. Tao, A. Sugiura, N. R. Hauck, and A. F. Iezzoni. 2001. Identification and characterization of S-RNases in tetraploid sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L.). J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 126: 661-667.

2000

  • Eiadthong, W., K. Yonemori, S. Kanzaki, A. Sugiura, N. Utsunomiya and S. Subhadrabandhu. 2000. Amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis for studying genetic relationships among Mangifera species in Thailand. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 125:160-164.
  • Gao, M., A. Sakamoto, K. Miura, N. Murata, A. Sugiura and R. Tao. 2000. Transformation of Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) with a bacterial gene for choline oxidase. Mol. Breed. 6:501-510.
  • Kanzaki, S., K. Yonemori, A. Sugiura, A. Sato and M. Yamada. 2000. Evaluation of RFLP analysis for discriminating PCNA genotype in some persimmon cultivars. J. Jpn. Soc. Hort. Sci. 69:702-704.
  • Kanzaki, S., K. Yonemori, A. Sugiura, A. Sato and M. Yamada. 2000. Analysis of the genetic relationships among pollination-constant and non-astringent (PCNA) cultivars of persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) from Japan and China using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). J. Jpn. Soc. Hort. Sci. 69:665-670.
  • Sugiura, A., T. Ohkuma, Y. A. Choi, R. Tao and M. Tamura. 2000. Production of nonaploid (2n=9x) persimmons (Diospyros kaki) by pollination with unreduced (2n=6x) pollen and embryo rescue culture. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 125:609-614.
  • Tamura, M., K. Ushijima, H. Sassa, H. Hirano, R. Tao, T. M. Gradziel and A. M. Dandekar. 2000. Identification of self-incompatibility genotypes of almond by allele specific PCR analysis. Theor. Appl. Genet. 101:344-349.
  • Tao, R., T. Habu, H. Yamane, K. Iwamoto, and A. Sugiura. 2000. Molecular markers for self-compatibility in Japanese apricot (Prunus mume). HortScience 35:1121-1123.
  • Tetsumura, T., R. Tao and A. Sugiura. 2000. Single-node stem cuttings from root suckers to propagate a potentially dwarfing rootstock for Japanese persimmon. HortTechnology 10:776-780.
  • Yamane, H., R. Tao, H. Murayama, M. Ishiguro, Y. Abe, J. Soejima and A. Sugiura. 2000. Determining S-genotypes of two sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) cultivars, 'Takasago (Rockport Bigarreau)' and 'Hinode (Early Purple)'. J. Jpn. Soc. Hort. Sci. 69:29-34.
  • Yamane, H., R. Tao, H. Murayama and A. Sugiura. 2000. Determining the S-genotypes of several sweet cherry cultivars based on PCR-RFLP analysis. J. Hort. Sci. Biotech. 75:562-567.
  • Eiadthong, W., F. Nakatsubo, K. Yonemori, A. Sugiura, N. Utsunomiya and S. Subhadrabandhu. 2000. Chemotaxonomic studies on some Mangifera species by chemical compositions in the bark. Acta Horticulturae 509:143-152.
  • Eiadthong, W., K. Yonemori, A. Sugiura, N. Utsunomiya and S. Subhadrabandhu. 2000. Records of Mangifera species in Thailand. Acta Horticulturae 509:21-223.
  • Yonemori, K., A. Sugiura, and M. Yamada. 2000. Persimmon genetics and breeding. p. 191-225. In : J. Janick (ed.). Plant Breeding Reviews 19, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York
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