Group of Wild Plant Science

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hajime IKEDA
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Assist. Prof. Dr. Jun YAMASHITA
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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.

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

(1) 園田昌司・山下純・岸本英成モモ圃場におけるカブリダニの植物餌資源の利用. 植物防疫71: 28-34. (2017. 2.)
(2) 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 44: 283-293. (2017. 2.)
(3) 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 130: 263-271. (2017. 3.)
4) David Wari・佐藤翼・山下純・園田昌司カブリダニ類(ダニ目:カブリダニ科)の天敵温存植物ヤイトバナ(アカネ科)がモモ圃場におけるハダニ類(ダニ目:ハダニ科)の発生に及ぼす影響. 日本応用動物昆虫学会誌61: 178-183. (2017. 8.)
(5) Ikeda, H., Eidesen, P., Barkalov, V., Yakubov, V., Brochmann, C. and Setoguchi, H. Late Pleistocene origin of the entire circumarctic range of the arctic-alpine plant Kalmia procumbens. Molecular Ecology 26: 5773-5783. (2017. 10.)
(6) Ikeda, H. and Setoguchi, H. Importance of Beringia for the divergence of two northern Pacific alpine plants, Phyllodoce aleutica and Phyllodoce glanduliflora (Ericaceae). Biological Journal of Linnean Society 122: 249-257. (2017. 10.)