|Budget Amount *help
¥36,530,000 (Direct Cost: ¥28,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥8,430,000)
Fiscal Year 2015: ¥8,710,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,010,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥8,710,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,010,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥8,580,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,980,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥10,530,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,430,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
Accumulation of genome-related information is advanced in horticultural crops; however, its contribution to horticultural production is not necessarily high. One of the main reasons is that the functional genomics method to prove the function of a gene has not been established in the field of horticulture including various species. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to accelerate the identification of the function of useful genes by applying virus-induced gene silencing to horticultural crops. In this study, we analyzed the physiological role and horticultural importance of genes to be controlled in fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers. In addition, we tried to develop viral vectors applicable to various horticultural crops, and to examine the mechanism of infection related to the use of cucumber mosaic virus with potentially general versatility because of wide host range.