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1 Citation (Scopus)

Aberrant Stamen Development is Associated with Parthenocarpic Fruit Set Through Up-Regulation of Gibberellin Biosynthesis in Tomato

Okabe, Y., Yamaoka, T., Ariizumi, T., Ushijima, K., Kojima, M., Takebayashi, Y., Sakakibara, H., Kusano, M., Shinozaki, Y., Pulungan, S. I., Kubo, Y., Nakano, R. & Ezura, H., Jan 1 2019, In : Plant & cell physiology. 60, 1, p. 38-51 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gibberellins
Lycopersicon esculentum
stamens
fruit set
gibberellins
Alternaria
Metabolomics
Alternaria alternata
autosomes
pathotypes
3 Citations (Scopus)

Comparative analysis of fruit ripening and associated genes in two kiwifruit cultivars (‘Sanuki Gold’ and ‘Hayward’) at various storage temperatures

Mitalo, O. W., Asiche, W. O., Kasahara, Y., Tosa, Y., Tokiwa, S., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R. & Kubo, Y., Jan 1 2019, In : Postharvest Biology and Technology. 147, p. 20-28 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

kiwifruit
Gold
storage temperature
gold
Fruit

Low temperature storage stimulates fruit softening and sugar accumulation without ethylene and aroma volatile production in kiwifruit

Mitalo, O. W., Tokiwa, S., Kondo, Y., Otsuki, T., Galis, I., Suezawa, K., Kataoka, I., Doan, A. T., Nakano, R., Ushijima, K. & Kubo, Y., Jul 9 2019, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 10, 888.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
propylene
kiwifruit
storage temperature
ethylene
odors

‘Passe Crassane’ pear fruit (Pyrus communis L.) ripening: Revisiting the role of low temperature via integrated physiological and transcriptome analysis

Mitalo, O. W., Tosa, Y., Tokiwa, S., Kondo, Y., Azimi, A., Hojo, Y., Matsuura, T., Mori, I. C., Nakano, R., Akagi, T., Ushijima, K. & Kubo, Y., Dec 1 2019, In : Postharvest Biology and Technology. 158, 110949.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pyrus
Pyrus communis
Gene Expression Profiling
transcriptomics
pears
2018
6 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of ripening-related genes involved in ethylene-independent low temperature-modulated ripening in ‘rainbow red’ kiwifruit during storage and on-vine

Mitalo, O. W., Asiche, W. O., Kasahara, Y., Tosa, Y., Owino, W. O., Mworia, E. G., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R. & Kubo, Y., Jan 1 2018, In : Horticulture Journal. 87, 3, p. 421-429 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

kiwifruit
vines
ethylene
ripening
temperature
1 Citation (Scopus)

Comparative mapping of the ASTRINGENCY locus controlling fruit astringency in hexaploid persimmon (Diospyros kaki thunb.) with the diploid D. lotus reference genome

Nishiyama, S., Onoue, N., Kono, A., Sato, A., Ushijima, K., Yamane, H., Tao, R. & Yonemori, K., Jan 1 2018, In : Horticulture Journal. 87, 3, p. 315-323 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diospyros lotus
Diospyros kaki
astringency
persimmons
hexaploidy
9 Citations (Scopus)

Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals distinct ethylene-independent regulation of ripening in response to low temperature in kiwifruit

Asiche, W. O., Mitalo, O. W., Kasahara, Y., Tosa, Y., Mworia, E. G., Owino, W. O., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R., Yano, K. & Kubo, Y., Mar 21 2018, In : BMC Plant Biology. 18, 1, 47.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

kiwifruit
transcriptomics
ethylene
propylene
ripening
2 Citations (Scopus)

Nondestructive detection of split pit in peaches using an acoustic vibration method

Nakano, R., Akimoto, H., Fukuda, F., Kawai, T., Ushijima, K., Fukamatsu, Y., Kubo, Y., Fujii, Y., Hirano, K., Morinaga, K. & Sakurai, N., Jan 1 2018, In : Horticulture Journal. 87, 2, p. 281-287 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vibration
peaches
acoustics
stone fruits
fruits
2017
11 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of storage temperature on fruit ripening in three kiwifruit cultivars

Asiche, W. O., Mitalo, O. W., Kasahara, Y., Tosa, Y., Mworia, E. G., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R. & Kubo, Y., 2017, In : Horticulture Journal. 86, 3, p. 403-410 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

kiwifruit
storage temperature
ripening
fruits
cultivars
2016
14 Citations (Scopus)

Extension of shelf-life by limited duration of propylene and 1-MCP treatments in three kiwifruit cultivars

Asiche, W. O., Mworia, E. G., Oda, C., Mitalo, O. W., Owino, W. O., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R. & Kubo, Y., Jan 23 2016, In : Horticulture Journal. 85, 1, p. 76-85 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

propylene
1-methylcyclopropene
kiwifruit
shelf life
ripening
4 Citations (Scopus)
Solanum lycopersicum
malates
Lycopersicon esculentum
Aluminum
organic acids and salts
2015

Effect of gelatinization degree before freezing on the physical properties of green soybean ‘Miryoku’ and ‘Yuagari-musume’

Mizuno, H., Tanaka, N., Hashimoto, S., Yamamoto, T., Nakano, R., Ushijima, K. & Kubo, Y., May 12 2015, In : Japan Journal of Food Engineering. 16, 1, p. 63-70 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cooking
gelatinization
Soybeans
Freezing
cooking
3 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of postharvest short-term radiation of near infrared light on transpiration of lettuce leaf

Kozuki, A., Ishida, Y., Kakibuchi, K., Mishima, T., Sakurai, N., Murata, Y., Nakano, R., Ushijima, K. & Kubo, Y., Oct 1 2015, In : Postharvest Biology and Technology. 108, p. 78-85 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

near infrared radiation
leaf lettuce
Lettuce
transpiration
Radiation
6 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic control of floral morph and petal pigmentation in Linum grandiflorum desf., a heterostylous flax

Ushijima, K., Ikeda, K., Nakano, R., Matsubara, M., Tsuda, Y. & Kubo, Y., Jul 17 2015, In : Horticulture Journal. 84, 3, p. 261-268 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linum grandiflorum
flax
pins
pigmentation
corolla
2014
7 Citations (Scopus)

Double flower formation induced by silencing of C-class MADS-box genes and its variation among petunia Cultivars

Noor, S. H., Ushijima, K., Murata, A., Yoshida, K., Tanabe, M., Tanigawa, T., Kubo, Y. & Nakano, R., Oct 23 2014, In : Scientia Horticulturae. 178, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Petunia
gene silencing
flowers
viruses
cultivars
2013
6 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of ripening-associated genes using a tomato DNA macroarray, 1-methylcyclopropene, and ripening-impaired mutants

Yan, R., Yokotani, N., Yamaoka, T., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R., Yano, K., Aoki, K. & Kubo, Y., Dec 2013, In : Postharvest Biology and Technology. 86, p. 159-170 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1-methylcyclopropene
Lycopersicon esculentum
ethylene
ripening
tomatoes
2012
21 Citations (Scopus)

Isolation of the floral morph-related genes in heterostylous flax (Linum grandiflorum): The genetic polymorphism and the transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulations of the S locus

Ushijima, K., Nakano, R., Bando, M., Shigezane, Y., Ikeda, K., Namba, Y., Kume, S., Kitabata, T., Mori, H. & Kubo, Y., Jan 2012, In : Plant Journal. 69, 2, p. 317-331 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linum grandiflorum
Flax
flax
Genetic Polymorphisms
genetic polymorphism
45 Citations (Scopus)

Low-temperature-modulated fruit ripening is independent of ethylene in 'Sanuki Gold' kiwifruit

Mworia, E. G., Yoshikawa, T., Salikon, N., Oda, C., Asiche, W. O., Yokotani, N., Abe, D., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R. & Kubo, Y., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Botany. 63, 2, p. 963-971 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

propylene
kiwifruit
Gold
gold
ethylene
2011
8 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of MA storage and 1-MCP on storability and quality of 'sanuki gold' kiwifruit harvested at two different maturity stages

Mworia, E. G., Yoshikawa, T., Salikon, N., Oda, C., Fukuda, T., Suezawa, K., Asiche, W. O., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R. & Kubo, Y., 2011, In : Journal of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science. 80, 3, p. 372-377 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

controlled atmosphere storage
1-methylcyclopropene
kiwifruit
maturity stage
storage quality
53 Citations (Scopus)
Pyrus pyrifolia
Pyrus
Pollen
pears
pistil
203 Citations (Scopus)

The arabidopsis Na+/H+ antiporters NHX1 and NHX2 control vacuolar ph and K+ homeostasis to regulate growth, flower development, and reproduction

Bassil, E., Tajima, H., Liang, Y. C., Ohto, M. A., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R., Esumi, T., Coku, A., Belmonte, M. & Blumwald, E., Sep 2011, In : Plant Cell. 23, 9, p. 3482-3497 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sodium-Hydrogen Antiporter
Growth and Development
Arabidopsis
Reproduction
homeostasis
2010
26 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of ethylene biosynthesis and its regulation during fruit ripening in kiwifruit, Actinidia chinensis 'Sanuki Gold'

Mworia, E. G., Yoshikawa, T., Yokotani, N., Fukuda, T., Suezawa, K., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R. & Kubo, Y., Feb 2010, In : Postharvest Biology and Technology. 55, 2, p. 108-113 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Actinidia
Actinidia chinensis
kiwifruit
ethylene production
Gold
2009
23 Citations (Scopus)

Identification and functional analysis of pistil self-incompatibility factor HT-B of petunia

Puerta, A. R., Ushijima, K., Koba, T. & Sassa, H., Mar 2009, In : Journal of Experimental Botany. 60, 4, p. 1309-1318 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Petunia
pistil
Solanum
loci
Nicotiana
2007
26 Citations (Scopus)

Differential expression of ethylene biosynthetic genes in climacteric and non-climacteric Chinese pear fruit

Yamane, M., Abe, D., Yasui, S., Yokotani, N., Kimata, W., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R., Kubo, Y. & Inaba, A., Jun 2007, In : Postharvest Biology and Technology. 44, 3, p. 220-227 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pyrus
pears
propylene
ethylene
Fruit
116 Citations (Scopus)

Ethylene regulation of fruit softening and cell wall disassembly in Charentais melon

Nishiyama, K., Guis, M., Rose, J. K. C., Kubo, Y., Bennett, K. A., Wangjin, L., Kato, K., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R., Inaba, A., Bouzayen, M., Latche, A., Pech, J. C. & Bennett, A. B., May 2007, In : Journal of Experimental Botany. 58, 6, p. 1281-1290 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cucurbitaceae
pericarp
melons
Cell Wall
ethylene
131 Citations (Scopus)

S locus F-box brothers: Multiple and pollen-specific F-box genes with S haplotype-specific polymorphisms in apple and Japanese pear

Sassa, H., Kakui, H., Miyamoto, M., Suzuki, Y., Hanada, T., Ushijima, K., Kusaba, M., Hirano, H. & Koba, T., Apr 2007, In : Genetics. 175, 4, p. 1869-1881 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pyrus
Malus
Pollen
Haplotypes
Genes
15 Citations (Scopus)

β-galactosidase and α-L-arabinofuranosidase activities and gene expression in European and Chinese pear fruit during ripening

Mwaniki, M. W., Mathooko, F. M., Hiwasa, K., Tateishi, A., Yokotani, N., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R., Inaba, A. & Kubo, Y., Jan 2007, In : Journal of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science. 76, 1, p. 85-90 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

alpha-N-arabinofuranosidase
galactosidases
pears
ripening
gene expression
2005
63 Citations (Scopus)

Expression characteristics of seven members of the β-galactosidase gene family in 'La France' pear (Pyrus communis L.) fruit during growth and their regulation by 1-methylcyclopropene during postharvest ripening

Mwaniki, M. W., Mathooko, F. M., Matsuzaki, M., Hiwasa, K., Tateishi, A., Ushijima, K., Nakano, R., Inaba, A. & Kubo, Y., Jun 2005, In : Postharvest Biology and Technology. 36, 3, p. 253-263 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Galactosidases
galactosidases
Pyrus
Pyrus communis
1-methylcyclopropene
54 Citations (Scopus)

Linkage and physical distances between the S-haplotype S-RNase and SFB genes in sweet cherry

Ikeda, K., Ushijima, K., Yamane, H., Tao, R., Hauck, N. R., Sebolt, A. M. & Iezzoni, A. F., Apr 2005, In : Sexual Plant Reproduction. 17, 6, p. 289-296 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prunus avium
Haplotypes
linkage (genetics)
haplotypes
S 6
25 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular markers for the self-compatible S4′-haplotype, a pollen-part Mutant in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.)

Ikeda, K., Watari, A., Ushijima, K., Yamane, H., Hauck, N. R., Iezzoni, A. F. & Tao, R., Sep 2004, In : Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 129, 5, p. 724-728 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prunus avium
Pollen
Haplotypes
haplotypes
pollen
108 Citations (Scopus)

Primary structural features of the S haplotype-specific F-box protein, SFB, in Prunus

Ikeda, K., Igic, B., Ushijima, K., Yamane, H., Hauck, N. R., Nakano, R., Sassa, H., Iezzoni, A. F., Kohn, J. R. & Tao, R., Jan 2004, In : Sexual Plant Reproduction. 16, 5, p. 235-243 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

F-Box Proteins
F-box proteins
Prunus
Haplotypes
haplotypes
196 Citations (Scopus)

The S haplotype-specific F-box protein gene, SFB, is defective in self-compatible haplotypes of Prunus avium and P. mume

Ushijima, K., Yamane, H., Watari, A., Kakehi, E., Ikeda, K., Hauck, N. R., Iezzoni, A. F. & Tao, R., Aug 2004, In : Plant Journal. 39, 4, p. 573-586 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

F-Box Proteins
Prunus mume
F-box proteins
Prunus avium
Pollen
2003
166 Citations (Scopus)

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

Yamane, H., Ikeda, K., Ushijima, K., Sassa, H. & Tao, R., Jul 1 2003, In : Plant and Cell Physiology. 44, 7, p. 764-769 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

F-Box Motifs
Prunus cerasus
F-Box Proteins
Prunus
Prunus avium
349 Citations (Scopus)

Structural and transcriptional analysis of the self-incompatibility locus of almond: Identification of a pollen-expressed F-box gene with haplotype-specific polymorphism

Ushijima, K., Sassa, H., Dandekar, A. M., Gradziel, T. M., Tao, R. & Hirano, H., Mar 1 2003, In : Plant Cell. 15, 3, p. 771-781 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

almonds
Pollen
Polymorphism
Haplotypes
haplotypes
54 Citations (Scopus)
F-Box Proteins
Prunus mume
F-box proteins
Prunus
Haplotypes
2002
21 Citations (Scopus)
Pyrus pyrifolia
Pyrus
Tobacco
5' Flanking Region
pistil
2001
80 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of the S-locus region of almond (Prunus dulcis): Analysis of a somaclonal mutant and a cosmid contig for an S haplotype

Ushijima, K., Sassa, H., Tamura, M., Kusaba, M., Tao, R., Gradziel, T. M., Dandekar, A. M. & Hirano, H., 2001, In : Genetics. 158, 1, p. 379-386 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cosmids
Haplotypes
Southern Blotting
Ribonucleases
Pollen
2000
135 Citations (Scopus)

Identification of self-incompatibility genotypes of almond by allele-specific PCR analysis

Tamura, M., Ushijima, K., Sassa, H., Hirano, H., Tao, R., Gradziel, T. M. & Dandekar, A. M., 2000, In : Theoretical And Applied Genetics. 101, 3, p. 344-349 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

almonds
Alleles
Genotype
alleles
Polymerase Chain Reaction
1998
32 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of the flanking regions of the S-RNase genes of Japanese pear (Pyrus serotina) and apple (Malus x domestica)

Ushijima, K., Sassa, H. & Hirano, H., Apr 28 1998, In : Gene. 211, 1, p. 159-167 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pyrus
Malus
Genes
5' Flanking Region
Genetic Promoter Regions
218 Citations (Scopus)

Cloning and characterization of cDNAs encoding S-RNases from almond (Prunus dulcis): Primary structural features and sequence diversity of the S-RNases in Rosaceae

Ushijima, K., Sassa, H., Tao, R., Yamane, H., Dandekar, A. M., Gradziel, T. M. & Hirano, H., 1998, In : MGG Molecular & General Genetics. 260, 2-3, p. 261-268 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rosaceae
Organism Cloning
Complementary DNA
Amino Acid Sequence
Prunus dulcis