Society publications
Latest issue of Journals GATA4 regulate tolerance to nitrogen deficiency Journal of latest issue
GATA4 is a transcription factor that belongs to the GATA family. In this issue Shin et al., reports that the expression of the chimeric repressor for GATA4 (35S:GATA4-SRDX) results in tolerance to nitrogen deficiency in Arabidopsis (pp. 151–158). Roots, which are directly exposed to various environmental conditions in the soil, are important organs that determine plant nutritional balance. Morphological changes in roots can adapt to nutritional availability and increase nutrition uptake efficiency. In particular, an increase in root hair density increases the root surface area and increases the absorption of nutrients and water from the soil. >> more
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.
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).