Group of Wild Plant Science

Group of Wild Plant Science

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Faculty staff

Prof. Dr. Kazuhiro SATO
E-mail: kazsatoATokayama-u.ac.jp
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Assist Prof. Dr. Hajime IKEDA
E-mail: ikeATokayama-u.ac.jp
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Assist Prof. Dr. Jun YAMASHITA
E-mail: junyamaATokayama-u.ac.jp
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Keywords: Wild plant; Database; Evolution; Adaptation; Resources


Summary of main research topics

Natural variation and evolution of plants
Earth is home to over 270,000 known species of plants. This diversity of plants has been shaped mainly through adaptive evolution to various environments, including abiotic as well as biotic ones. We are interested in understanding the global plants’ diversity. We specifically examine mechanisms of adaptive evolution that proceed in natural populations of plants. In addition to such basic research on natural history, we preserve and distribute wild plant seed resources.
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Latest publications (for complete and most current publications visit group pages)

(1) Ikeda, H., Sakaguchi, S., Yakubov, V., Barkalov, V. and Setoguchi, H. Importance of demographic history for phylogeographic inference on the arctic-alpine plant Phyllodoce caerulea in East Asia. Heredity 116: 232-238. (2016. 2.)
(2) Nishiyama, Y., Hanafusa, T., Yamashita, J., Yamamoto, Y. and Ono, T. Adsorption and removal of strontium in aqueous solution by synthetic hydroxyapatite. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 307: 1279-1285. DOI: 10.1007/s10967-015-4228-9 (2016. 2.)
(3) Yamashita, J. and Tamura, M. N. Dioscoreaceae. In: Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D. E. and Ohba, H. (eds.), Flora of Japan, Vol. IVb Angiospermae Monocotyledoneae(b), Kodansha, Tokyo. pp. 171-179. ISBN: 978-4-06- 154608-0 (2016. 3.)
(4) Yamashita, J. and Tamura, M. N. Asparagus L., Liriope Lour. and Ophiopogon Ker Gawler (Liliaceae). In: Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D. E. and Ohba, H. (eds.), Flora of Japan, Vol. IVb Angiospermae Monocotyledoneae(b), Kodansha, Tokyo. pp. 147-149 and 161-166. ISBN: 978-4-06-154608-0 (2016. 3.)
(5) Hou, Y., Bjor, C.S., Ikeda, H., Brochmann, C. and Popp, M. From the north into the Himalayan–Hengduan Mountains: fossil-calibrated phylogenetic and biogeographical inference in the arctic-alpine genus Diapensia (Diapensiaceae). Journal of Biogeography 43: 1502-1513. (2016. 8.)
(6) Wari, D., Yamashita, J., Kishimoto, H. and Sonoda, S. Utilization of plant food resources by phytoseiid mite species with different feeding habits. Applied Entomology Zoology 51: 539-547. DOI: 10.1007/s13355- 016-0429-0 (2016. 11.)
(7) Hata, D., Higashi, H., Yakubov, V., Barkalov, V., Ikeda, H. and Setoguchi, H. Phylogeographical insight into the Aleutian flora inferred from the historical range shifts of the alpine shrub Therorhodion camtschaticum (Pall.) Small (Ericaceae). Journal of Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12876 (2016. 10. Online preview)
(8) Kameoka, S., Sakio, H., Abe, H., Ikeda, H. and Setoguchi, H. Genetic structure of Hepatica nobilis var. japonica, focusing on within population flower color polymorphism. Journal of Plant Research DOI: 10.1007/s10265- 016-0893-1 (2016. 12. Online preview)