Society publications
Latest issue of Journals Light-induced anthocyanin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves Journal of latest issue
Plants synthesize the red/purple pigment anthocyanin upon environmental stimuli such as excess light exposure. An intact leaf of Arabidopsis thaliana exhibits green color, whereas a detached leaf after incubation on water under light illumination for four days accumulates anthocyanin (left). In this issue, Koyama and Sato document that the leaf of the double mutant of class II ETHYLENE RESPONSE FACTOR (ERF) genes decreased the rate and extent of the production of anthocyanin after the incubation under light illumination (right). >> more
ABOUT SOCIETY
Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology was established in 1981 as Japanese Society for Plant Tissue Culture, and was changed to the present name in 1995 to reflect its extended activities. Our society supports development of both basic and applied researches in the fields of plant tissue culture, molecular biology and cell technology. To this end, we hope to facilitate exchanges of research information and cooperation among researchers of various disciplines, including basic science, agriculture, pharmacy, and engineering.
ACTIVITIES
Every year we are holding an annual meeting for members and a public forum to help citizens understand plant science and plant biotechnology. We also publish a journal, Plant Biotechnology , four times a year. In addition, we are providing useful up-to-date information on genetically modified plants in our website (domestic only).