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Chamaecyparis obtusa information







Description

Chamaecyparis obtusa (HINOKI) is native to japan and a very important conifer in Japanese forestry due to its high wood quality.
It belong to Cupressaceae sensu lato (s.l.), and molecular phylogenetic analysis suggested that it is closely related to C. japonica (SUGI) (Tsumura et al. 1995; Kusumi et al. 2000).
As well as C. japonica, C. obtusa  has 11 pairs of chromosomes but the estimated C-values is slightly smaller than C.japonica ( ~10000 Mbp; Hizume et al. 2001). C. obtusa is a monoecious species.
Recently, the allergic reactions caused by its pollen are also reported.

Attributions

Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)
Department Forest Genetics
Tree Genetics Lab.
Yoshihiko Tsumura, Kensuke Yoshimura, Naoki Tani, Tokuko Ujino-Ihara
Hiroyuki Kanamori, Hiroko Yamane, Nobukazu Namiki
Institute of the Society for Techno-innovation of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (STAFF)

Release information

EST : 5826
Cluster : 3849
SubCluster : 3856

cDNA libraries

mature inner bark : BW986416-BW992245

Another information

# Acknowledgement #
EST project of C. obtusa was supported by a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (Rice Genome Project grant no. CG1107).
# References #
1. Ujino-Ihara, T., H. Kanamori, H. Yamane, Y. Taguchi, N. Namiki, Y. Mukai, K. Yoshimura, Y.Tsumura (2005) Comparative analysis of expressed sequence tags of conifers and angiosperms reveals sequences specifically conserved in conifers. Plant Molecular Biology 59: 895-907
# Link #
http://ss.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/cjgenome/indexj.html
(Link to Comparative table for Unigenes.)
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