Genetic and molecular analysis of genes with agricultural and economical values by genomics approaches and development of novel breeding technologies

Genetic and molecular analyses of genes involving traits with agricultural and economical value, such as disease resistance and yield performance, are performed in plants, animals and insects. New selection methods in breeding are developed in rice, soybean and animals. To develop new biological and chemical controls of insects, genome analyses are undertaken of insect pests, such as planthoppers and moths. We develop novel methods for gene targeting, targeted mutagenesis and epigenomics research that lead to new breeding methods. Analysis of structure and functional modulation of proteins with agronomical and economical value are also performed.