Group of Plant-Insect Interactions

Group of Plant-Insect Interactions

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Faculty staff

Ivan3a Prof. Dr. Ivan GALIS
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Tomonori.png Assist. Prof. Dr. Tomonori SHINYA
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Lectures: Plant Genetics and Biotic Stress Science, Topics in Plant-Insect Interactions
Keywords: Plant defense mechanisms; Direct and indirect defense; Insect herbivores

Summary of main research topics

Elucidation of plant-insect interactions at the molecular level
Establishment of effective plant defense systems against herbivores in natural history reflects the existence of extremely variable interactions between plants and insects, also known as co-evolution process. Our group strives to understand, at a molecular level, the mechanisms of activation, signal transduction and metabolic basics of plant defenses triggered after the recognition of insect attack. Furthermore, we target sustainable pest control by the use of natural enemies and their attraction to herbivore-infested plants by the emissions of various volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from plants.

Latest publications (for complete and most current publications visit group pages)

(1) Alamgir, K.M., Hojo, Y., Christeller, J.T., Fukumoto, K., Isshiki, R., Shinya, T., Baldwin, I.T. and Galis, I. Systematic analysis of rice (Oryza sativa) metabolic responses to herbivory. Plant Cell Environ. 39: 453-466. doi: 10.1111/pce.12640. (2016. 2.)
(2) 新屋友規  親和性標識実験. 植物細胞壁実験法 (石井忠ら編),弘前大学出版会  pp. 374-376. (2016. 2.)
(3) Sonoda, S. and Kataoka, Y. Genotyping for the G4946E site of ryanodine receptor gene in Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) considering gene duplication. Appl. Entomol. Zool. 51: 195-204. doi: 10.1007/ s13355-015-0385-0. (2016. 5.)
(4) Kiba, A., Imanaka, Y., Nakano, M., Galis, I., Hojo, Y., Shinya, T., Ohnishi, K. and Hikichi, Y. Silencing of Nicotiana benthamiana SEC14 phospholipid transfer protein reduced jasmonic acid dependent defense against Pseudomonas syringae. Plant Biotech. 33: 111-115. doi: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology.16.0503a. (2016. 6.)
(5) Shinya, T., Desaki, Y. and Shibuya, N. Oligosaccharin receptors in plant immunity. Research Progress in Oligosaccharins. (Edited by Heng Yin and Yuguang Du). Springer New York. pp. 29-39. doi: 10.1007/978-1- 4939-3518-5_3. (2016. 8.)
(6) Takahara, H., Hacquard, S., Kombrink, A., Hughes, H.B., Hiruma, K., Shinya, T., Neumann, U., Shibuya, N., Thomma, B. and O’Connell, R. Chitin-binding Colletotrichum higginsianum extracellular LysM proteins are essential for biotrophic growth in plant cells. New Phytol. 211: 1323-1337. doi: 10.1111/nph.13994. (2016. 9.)
(7) Shinya, T., Hojo, Y., Desaki, Y., Christeller, J.T., Okada, K., Shibuya, N. and Galis, I. Modulation of plant defense responses to herbivores by simultaneous recognition of different herbivore-associated elicitors in rice. Sci. Rep. 6: 32537. doi: 10.1038/srep32537. (2016. 9.)
(8) Sasaki, T., Tsuchiya, Y., Ariyoshi, M., Nakano, R., Ushijima, K., Kubo, Y., Mori, I.C., Higashiizumi, E., Galis, I. and Yamamoto, Y. Two members of the aluminum-activated malate transporter family, SlALMT4 and SlALMT5, are expressed during fruit development, and the overexpression of SlALMT5 alters organic acid contents in seeds in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Plant Cell Physiol. 57: 2367-2379. doi: 10.1093/ pcp/pcw157. (2016. 11.)
(9) Wari, D., Yamashita, J., Kishimoto, H. and Sonoda, S. Utilization of plant food resources by phytoseiid mite species with different feeding habits. Appl. Entomol. Zool. 51: 539-547. doi: 10.1007/s13355-016-0429-0. (2016. 11.)
(10) Tanabe, K., Hojo, Y., Shinya, T. and Galis, I. Molecular evidence for biochemical diversification of phenolamide biosynthesis in rice plants. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 58: 903-913. doi: 10.1111/jipb.12480. (2016. 11.)
(11) Aizawa, M., Watanabe, T., Kumano, A., Miyatake, T. and Sonoda, S. Cypermethrin resistance and reproductive types in onion thrips, Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). J. Pestic. Sci. 41: 167-170. doi: DOI: 10.1584 /jpestics.D16-049. (2016. 11.)