OKUNO Kazutoshi

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Jul 16, 2014 at 15:36

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Professor, University of Tsukuba Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

Committee Memberships

Japanese Society of Breeding  Vice President
The Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania  Regional Secretary

Awards & Honors

Merit Award
Award of Society of Crop Science in Hokuriku Region
Award of Japanese Society of Breeding

Published Papers

Diversity assessment of sorghum germplasm and its utilization in genetic analysis of quantitative traits
SHEHZAD Tariq, OKUNO Kazutoshi
Australian Journal of Crop Science   8(6) 937-944   2014   [Refereed]
HMON Khaing Pann Witt, SHEHZAD Tariq, OKUNO Kazutoshi
Plant Genetic Resources   11(3) 258-265   2013   [Refereed]
SAKHI Shazia, SHEHZAD Tariq, REHMAN Shafiqur, OKUNO Kazutoshi
Euphytica   193 433-450   2013   [Refereed]
Mapping of QTLs underlying flowering time in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)
EL MANNAI Yousra, SHEHZAD Tariq, OKUNO Kazutoshi
Breeding Science   62(2) 151-159   Jun 2012   [Refereed]
EL MANNAI Yousra, SHEHZAD Tariq, OKUNO Kazutoshi
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution   58 983-989   2011   [Refereed]

Books etc

Sorghum: Production, Growth Habit and Health Benefit
SHEHZAD Tariq, OKUNO Kazutoshi (Part:Joint Work, Breeding for abiotic stresses in sorghum)
Nova Science Publishers   May 2013   
Plant genetic resources in Japan: Platforms and destinations to conserve and utilize plant genetic diversity
Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly Japan Agricultural Research QuarterlyJapan Agricultural Research Quarterly   2005   
Molecular mechanism of cold tolerance in rice and wheat
Japanese Journal of Hyperthermic Oncology Japanese Journal of Hyperthermic OncologyJapanese Journal of Hyperthermic Oncology   2004   
Genetic dissection and mapping of genes conferring field resistance to rice blast in Japanese upland rice
Rice Blast: Interaction with Rice and Control Rice Blast: Interaction with Rice and Control Kluwer Academic PublishersRice Blast: Interaction with Rice and Control   2004   
An enhancement strategy for rice germplasm: DNA marker-assisted identification of beneficial QTL for resistance to rice blast
Managing Plant Genetic Diversity Managing Plant Genetic Diversity CABI PublishingManaging Plant Genetic Diversity   2002   

Research Grants & Projects

A core collection of sorghum genetic resources based on molecular diversity and its application to QTL mapping blast in rice
Project Year: 2006 - 2009
Genetic dissection of allelopathic effect and its associated chemical formation in rice
Project Year: 2006 - 2009
Genetic mechanism of field resistance to rice blast in rice
Project Year: 2006 - 2009
Genetic analysis of root architecture and structure associated with drought tolerance in rice
Project Year: 2006 - 2006