NARO Institute of Crop Science (NICS)

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National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) is one of research agencies in Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF). Institute of Crop Science belongs to NARO conducts research on the breeding of rice, wheat, barley, soybean, sweet potato and industrial crops such as sesame, and on the development of new technologies for breeding. Research activities also cover the understanding of basic mechanism of agronomic and physiological traits regarding crop-quality, photosynthesis, and productivity. Institute of Crop Science aims to improve the self-sufficient ratio of Japan through these research efforts.

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  • Message form Director General

    Message form Director General

    Director General
    Masahiro Yano , Ph. D.

  • Soybean proteome databese

    Soybean proteome databese

    Under constructing
    Welcome to the "Soybean Proteome Database" based on data of soybean proteins separated by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2D-PAGE) (references to the database, 2009, 2012).

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