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We have been conducting cellular, membrane-biological, and molecular studies on the responses of plants to soil environmental stresses. Now our focus is on the function and regulation of aquaporins as transporters for water in salt/osmotic stress. Furthermore, we focused on aluminum (Al) ion, a major inhibitory factor of plant growth in acidic soils, and has been analyzing the mechanisms of Al toxicity and tolerance, using a cultured cell system and whole plants.

If you have interested in our research or you would like to enter to Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University, please contact to Prof. Maki Katsuhara (kmaki(AT) beforehand.

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New laboratory was starting up in this year