The News and Contact Pages

The news and contact pages are operated by the Kazusa DNA Research Institute as a sub-site of Plant GARDEN ( under the domain

Collection of information

When you access the news or contact page, we collect IP addresses and browser user-agent strings for spam detection purposes. This information is retained for a certain period for access analysis purpose, but will not be disclosed the unique information we collected to outside parties.


When visiting the News and Contact Pages, a temporary cookie is set to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain personal data and will be discarded when you close your browser.

Embedded Content from Other Sites

The News Page may contain embedded content (videos, images, posts, etc.) sourced from sites other than Plant GARDEN. Therefore, similar actions (data collection from the visitor, use of cookies, embedded additional tracking by third parties, monitoring interactions with embedded content) may occur when accessing the original sites of the embedded content.

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