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Bioresource Science Course
Plant Culture and Breeding

Hisashi Kokubun Assoc. Prof. Ph.D.

Office
C-203

Telephone
047-308-8809

E-mail
hkokubun@

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Borne in Chichibu City in Saitama Prefecture. Graduated from Chiba University in 1987 and worked for the laboratory where I belong now for two years as a computer programmer after graduation. In 1989, went to the United States and trained as intern at two botanical gardens in Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens and Morris Arboretum, and worked at Morris Arboretum and Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Arizona, USA as curatorial assistant/ horticulturist. Started working at Chiba University in March 1996. From June 1999 to May 2000, I was in Argentina as an expert of JICA for a joint project between Japanese and Argentine government to explore Argentine native plants with ornamental potential. My main research areas are analyses of wild germplasm of South American plants, especially Petunia and phylogenetic study of wild plants that have ornamental potential.

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