|Budget Amount *help
¥18,210,000 (Direct Cost: ¥15,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,910,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥1,950,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥450,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥4,810,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,110,000)
Fiscal Year 2007: ¥5,850,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,350,000)
Fiscal Year 2006: ¥5,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,600,000)
A system for the induction of gene silencing in plants was established using a novel RNA viral vector, and elements necessary for its efficient induction were identified. This system was used to control the expression of genes that were involved in the biosynthesis of plant components, which was found to be useful for modifying the contents of useful components. Results of this study suggested that gene silencing induced rapidly by this method was useful for functional analysis of genes involved in the biosynthesis of plant components and molecular breeding of the pathways.