Article “Secondary Metabolite Differences between Naturally Grown and Conventional Coarse Green Tea” published from the Agriculture journal

The following article was published from the MDPI journal Agriculture, in the Special Issue Secondary Metabolites in Plant-Microbe Interactions:

Ohta, K.; Kawaoka, T.; Funabashi, M. Secondary Metabolite Differences between Naturally Grown and Conventional Coarse Green Tea. Agriculture202010, 632.

Metabolic map projection of Synecoculture-distinctive compounds (yellow) and conventional monoculture-distinctive compounds (blue) of green coarse tea (see Supplementary Material S17 of the article)

Publication of a technical note

M. Funabashi published a technical note:

Masatoshi Funabashi “Technical Note: Comparison of Soil Ion Diversity between Synecoculture and Natural Ecosystems (協生農園と自然生態系における土壌イオン多様性の比較)” Research and Education material of UniTwin UNESCO Complex Systems Digital Campus, e-laboratory: Open Systems Exploration for Ecosystems Leveraging, No. 12 (2019).

Publication of a Book Chapter from Springer Nature

Masatoshi Funabashi published a chapter “Augmentation of Plant Genetic Diversity in Synecoculture: Theory and Practice in Temperate and Tropical Zones” in the book: D. Nandwani (Ed.) Genetic Diversity in Horticultural Plants, Sustainable Development and Biodiversity 22, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019


This article contains the theoretical foundation and the results of the proof of concept experiments that are essential to establish a novel developmental and legislative framework for the sustainable use of plant genetic resources, overarching the protection of the natural environment and agricultural production mainstreaming biodiversity.

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