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Arabidopsis thaliana Arabidopsis thaliana
Brachypodium Brachypodium distachyon
populus Populus nigra
oryza Oryza sativa
lotus Lotus japonicus
lycopersicom Lycopersicon esculentum Mill
striga Striga hermonthica
nicotiana Nicotiana tabacum
(BY-2 cell)
brassica Brassica rapa
thellungiella Thellungiella halophila
physcomitrella Physcomitrella patens
manihot Manihot esculenta Crantz

Dr. Toshiyuki Nagata, emeritus professor won the BSJ Fundamental Prize

Dr. Toshiyuki Nagata, emeritus professor at both The University of Tokyo and Hosei University, recently won the BSJ Fundamental Prize. The “BSJ Fundamental Prize” is awarded to a botanist who has contributed to The Botanical Society of Japan and to the development of plant sciences. Professor Nagata has established the highly synchronized tobacco BY-2 cell line and the regeneration of tobacco plant from single mesophyll protoplast that were highly evaluated by the Awards Committee.

  • RIKEN BRC distributes the Tobacco BY-2 cell line and its derivatives including those transformed with GFP.
  • The following books help you learn deeply about the history and features of Tobacco BY-2 cells.
    1. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series, Vol. 53 Tobacco BY-2 Cells (ed. by Nagata T.,. Hasezawa S, and Inzé D.) © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
    2. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series, Vol. 58 Tobacco BY-2 Cells: From Cellular Dynamics to Omics (ed. By Nagata T., Matsuoka K., Inzé D.) Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 2006.