Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology

Professor

KOHCHI, Takayuki
tkohchi -at- lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Associate Professor

NISHIHAMA, Ryuichi
nishihama -at- lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Assistant Professor

YUKIKO, Yasui
yasui.yukiko.7a -at- lif.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Program-Specific Assistant Professor

YOSHITAKE, Yoshihiro
yoshitake.yoshihiro.7v -at- kyoto-u.ac.jp

Main theme

Research in this laboratory focuses on the adaptive regulation of growth and development to environmental conditions and its evolution by using model photosynthetic organisms. Especially with the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha, which is a basal land plant ideal for comparative evolutionary studies and amenable to molecular genetic manipulation, we aim to elucidate principles and ancestral molecular mechanisms of photomorphogenesis, growth phase transition, phytohormone signaling, meristem function, cell division, and cell differentiation in land plants.

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Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology Keyword

environmental response  light  Arabidopsis  liverwort (Marchantia)  development  plants  cell cycle  multicellurar organization (or multi-cellularity)  genome  circadian clock  molecular evolution  plant hormone  molecular genetics  evolution  photoreceptor