Society publications
Latest issue of Journals Nonhost resistance to Pyricularia oryzae in Arabidopsis thaliana Journal of latest issue
For a plant disease to occur, pathogen, plant and environmental conditions must interact. The susceptibility of host plant may change both with developmental stage and time of day. Rice blast caused by Pyricularia oryzae (syn. Magnaporthe oryzae) is a devastating disease of rice. The mechanisms of resistance to P. oryzae have been extensively studied, and the rice-P. oryzae pathosystem has become a model system in plant-microbe interaction studies. >> 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).