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., Yoneta, Y., Higashi, H., Eidesen, P., Barkalov, V., Yakubov, V., Brochmann, C. and Setoguchi, H. Persistent history of the bird-dispersed arctic-alpine plant Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. (Ericaceae) in Japan. Journal of Plant Research 128: 437-444. (2015. 5).
(2) Koi, S., Ikeda, H., Rutishauser, R. and Kato, M. Historical biogeographyofriver-weeds (Podostemaceae). Aquatic Botany 127: 62-69. (2015. 11.)
(3) 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 DOI: 10. 1007/s10967-015-4228-9 (2015. 6. Online preview)
(4) 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 doi: 10.1038/hdy.2015.95 (2015. 11. Online preview)