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Welcome to Innovative research group,
established in September, 2011.

Our group is interested in interaction between plant and its virus. We are currently trying to elucidate interaction between two distinctively different sets of host and virus, higher plant and tobacco mosaic virus, and an unicellular algae and its virus. Virus can be referred as ‘semi-life form’, which can propagate and move in host system, but behave as lifeless material outside of it. During infection process, virus tries to utilize existing host mechanisms to propagate, but at the same time, host tries to defend themselves by various resistance mechanisms. We aim to scrutinize this ‘biological tug-of-war’ between host plant and viruses not only to elucidate their interaction at molecular level but also to reveal host cell machineries that otherwise hidden in healthy host.

Contact us at shokouekiATrib.okayama-u.ac.jp
(please change AT to @ to send a message).

Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University 2-20-1 Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-0046, Japan 






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