RIKEN team establishs high yeast diversity in Japan

A total of 1021 yeast strains was isolated from soil samples and plant materials collected from Japan’s subtropical Iriomote Island and the cool temperate Rishiri Island. Based on sequence analyses of the D1/D2 domain of the LSU rRNA gene, these 1021 strains were...

Lactoferrin research draws further industrial interest

The 5th meeting of the Japanese Association for Lactoferrin, held on Oct. 27 at Showa University, was attended by about 150 people including several companies, among them NRL Pharma, Lion, Sunstar, Morinaga Milk Industry, Saraya and Menicon. Effects of lactoferrin...

RIKEN to reorganize plant research

According to a report in Nikkei Biotech, the Plant Science Center and the Biomass Engineering Research Program, both at RIKEN Yokohama’s Center, might reorganize shortly into a RIKEN Research Center for Environmental Resources which will include a plant immunology...