Group of Genome Regulation

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Faculty staff

Prof. Dr. Masahiko MAEKAWA
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Assoc.Prof. Dr. Manabu SUGIMOTO
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Assist. Prof. Dr. Kazuhide RIKIISHI
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Assist. Prof. Dr. Shigeko UTSUGI
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Lectures: Model Plant Genetics and Breeding, Physiology of Environmental Responses, Plant Genome Regulation, Molecular Biology in Environmental Adaptation, Plant Cellular Biochemistry, Plant Cytomolecular Biochemistry, Advanced Biomacromolecular Science
Keywords: Rice; Wheat; Transposon mutagenesis; Crop; Mineral stress


Summary of main research topics

Analysis of genetic and physiological regulation mechanisms for food production
Sustainable agriculture and securing a sufficient supply of food are very important subjects for people living harmoniously in natural environments in the 21st century. This group conducts analyses of genetic factors for greater production efficiency using endogenous transposon and gene introduction or genome rearrangement from wild species in rice. Important seed dormancy in wheat is analyzed genetically and physiologically. In addition, the isolation of genes for tolerance of metal stresses or oxidation stresses in wild plants and their expression analysis are conducted. Furthermore, plants are being developed that can grow in space and in inferior environments on Earth.
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Latest publications (for complete and most current publications visit group pages)

(1) Orlov, O. I., Novikova, N. D., Polikarpov, N. A., Levinskikh, M. A., Deshevaya, E. A., Sugimoto, M., Alekseev, V. R., Okuda, T., Gusev, O. A. and Sychev, V. N. Planetary protection challenges in space exploration missions and ways of their resolution with account of Russian exobiology experiments. REACH 6: 1-34. (2017. 7.)
(2) Fukushima, A., Ohta, H., Yokogami, N., Tsuda, N., Yoshida, A., Kyozuka, J. and Maekawa, M. Effects of genes increasing the number of spikelets per panicle, TAW1 and APO1, on yield and yield-related traits in rice. Plant Production Science DOI: 10.1080/1343943X.2017.1365614 (2017. 8.)
(3) Sugimoto, M., Tanaka, H. and Murakami, N. Molecular characterization of barley methionine γ-lyase and expression by abiotic stress and aspartate family amino acids. J. Plant Biochem. Physiol. 5: 199. (2017. 10.)
(4)力石和英 RNA-seq解析を用いたコムギ種子休眠制御遺伝子RSD32の同定.公益財団法人エリザベス・アーノルド富士財団 平成28年度報告書 pp. 105-115. (2017. 11.)