Society publications

Plant Biotechnology on PubMed from August 2019!

Articles of journal of JSPCMB “Plant Biotechnology” becomes searchable and browsable in PubMed, with abbreviated journal name of “Plant Biotechnol (Tokyo)”.
IF of Plant Biotechnology in 2016 is 0.941. We are looking forward to your manuscript submission! For submission details, see Author Instruction,

http://www.jspcmb.jp/english/sub04_2.html

President of JSPCMB
Takashi Yamakawa

Latest issue of Journals The Lemma-like Sterile Lemmas in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Journal of latest issue
Spikelet is a typical inflorescence structure of gramineous plants. The spikelet of rice consists of a top floret, a pair of rudimentary glumes and a pair of sterile lemmas. The floret includes a lemma, a palea, two lodicules, six stamens, and one pistil. The rudimentary glumes are generally regarded as severely reduced bract organs, but the origin of sterile lemmas has been widely debated. Recent studies suggested that the sterile lemmas are the vestigial lemmas of two lateral florets. >> more
ABOUT SOCIETY
Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology was established in 1981 as Japanese Society for Plant Tissue Culture, and was changed to the present name in 1995 to reflect its extended activities. Our society supports development of both basic and applied researches in the fields of plant tissue culture, molecular biology and cell technology. To this end, we hope to facilitate exchanges of research information and cooperation among researchers of various disciplines, including basic science, agriculture, pharmacy, and engineering.
ACTIVITIES
Every year we are holding an annual meeting for members and a public forum to help citizens understand plant science and plant biotechnology. We also publish a journal, Plant Biotechnology , four times a year. In addition, we are providing useful up-to-date information on genetically modified plants in our website (domestic only).