Last Updated :2024/06/24

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Professor
The aim of my research is to clarify the mechanism of epidermal cell differentiation in plants. I mainly study the transcription factors involved in the root hair and trichome differentiation of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. By elucidating the control network, I will understand plant morphogenesis and cell differentiation at the molecular level.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Agriculture, Kyoto University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Applied Biological Science : Department of Applied Biological Science : Applied Animal and Plant Science Program
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Bioresource Science
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Bioresource Science

Research Fields

  • Biology;Basic biology;Plant molecular biology / Plant physiology

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Environmental Sciences for Bioproduction
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Chemistry
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Research Front of Bioresource Science
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory and Field Works in Applied Animal and Plant Science
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Agricultural Plant Production and Biotechnology
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis I
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Graduation Thesis II
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis III
  9. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Plant Molecular Biology
  10. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, (AIMS) Physiology of Field Crop Production
  11. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Physiology of Field Crop Production
  12. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Lectures in Integrated Sciences for Life
  13. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  14. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Bioresource Science A
  15. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  16. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Bioresource ScienceB
  17. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Bioresource Science
  18. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Plant Production Science I
  19. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Plant Production Science II
  20. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Integrated Life Sciences

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Effect of shading on trichome formation and CAPRICE-like gene expression in tea (Camellia sinensis var. sinensis) leaves, SCIENTIA HORTICULTURAE, 330, 20240415
  2. Amino acid substitution in CAPRICE (CPC) protein affects its cell-to-cell movement in the root epidermis of Arabidopsis thaliana, JOURNAL OF PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 32(2), 399-406, 202306
  3. Complementation and protein localization analyses of R3 MYBs in an Arabidopsis caprice mutant, PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY, 40(1), 99-103, 202303
  4. Aberrant RNA splicing of the phytic acid synthesis gene inositol-1,3,4 trisphosphate 5/6-kinase in a low phytic acid soybean line, SOIL SCIENCE AND PLANT NUTRITION, 68(5-6), 553-562, 20221102
  5. D-type cyclin OsCYCD3;1 is involved in the maintenance of meristem activity to regulate branch formation in rice, JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 270, 202203
  6. Contribution of Root Hair Development to Sulfate Uptake in Arabidopsis, PLANTS-BASEL, 8(4), 201904
  7. Effect of the CLE14 polypeptide on GLABRA2 homolog gene expression in rice and tomato roots, PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY, 36(3), 205-208, 201909
  8. Effect of amino acid substitution of CAPRICE on cell-to-cell movement ability in Arabidopsis root epidermis, DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 435(1), 1-5, 20180301
  9. Effect of phosphate deficiency-induced anthocyanin accumulation on the expression of Solanum lycopersicum GLABRA3 (SlGL3) in tomato, PLANT SIGNALING & BEHAVIOR, 13(6), 2018
  10. Regulation and functional diversification of root hairs, SEMINARS IN CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 83, 115-122, 201811
  11. Amino acid substitutions in CPC-LIKE MYB reveal residues important for protein stability in Arabidopsis roots, PLOS ONE, 13(10), 20181011
  12. CPC-ETC1 chimeric protein localization data in Arabidopsis root epidermis, DATA IN BRIEF, 18, 1773-1776, 201806
  13. CLE14 peptide signaling in Arabidopsis root hair cell fate determination, PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY, 35(1), 17-22, 201803
  14. Extended C termini of CPC-LIKE MYB proteins confer functional diversity in Arabidopsis epidermal cell differentiation, DEVELOPMENT, 144(13), 2375-2380, 20170701
  15. Expression and protein localization analyses of Arabidopsis GLABRA3 (GL3) in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) root epidermis, PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY, 34(2), 115-+, 2017
  16. Localization of the CAPRICE-ENHANCER OF TRY AND CPC1 chimera protein in Arabidopsis root epidermis, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 81(9), 1762-1767, 2017
  17. The ectopic localization of CAPRICE LIKE MYB3 protein in Arabidopsis root epidermis, JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 199, 111-115, 2016
  18. The Arabidopsis CAPRICE protein fused to the VP16 transcriptional activation domain alters root hair and trichome development, PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY, 33(2), 129-132, 2016
  19. Analysis of TTG1 and CPC-like MYB genes during Arabidopsis epidermal cell differentiation, PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY, 33(3), 201-206, 2016
  20. Root hair formation at the root-hypocotyl junction in CPC-LIKE MYB double and triple mutants of Arabidopsis, PLANT SIGNALING & BEHAVIOR, 10(11), 20151102
  21. CAPRICE family genes control flowering time through both promoting and repressing CONSTANS and FLOWERING LOCUS T expression, PLANT SCIENCE, 241, 260-265, 2015
  22. Overexpressing CAPRICE and GLABRA3 did not change the anthocyanin content of tomato (solanum lycopersicum) fruit peel, PLANT SIGNALING & BEHAVIOR, 10(5), 20150504
  23. Regulation of root hair cell differentiation by R3 MYB transcription factors in tomato and Arabidopsis, FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 5, 20140313
  24. Arabidopsis CAPRICE (MYB) and GLABRA3 (bHLH) Control Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Anthocyanin Biosynthesis, PLOS ONE, 9(9), 20140930
  25. CLAVATA3-like genes are differentially expressed in Grape Vine (Vitis vinifera) tissues, Journal of Plant Physiology, 170(15), 1379-1383, 201310
  26. Flowering is delayed by mutations in homologous genes CAPRICE and TRYPTICHON in the early flowering Arabidopsis cpl3 mutant, Journal of Plant Physiology, 170(16), 1466-1468, 201311
  27. Homologs of TRIPTYCHON (SlTRY) and GLABRA3 (SlGL3) are Involved in Anthocyanin Accumulation, Plant Signaling & Behavior, 8(8), e24575, 201304
  28. Arabidopsis CAPRICE-LIKE MYB 3 (CPL3) controls endoreduplication and flowering development in addition to trichome and root hair formation, DEVELOPMENT, 135(7), 1335-1345, 2008
  29. A NIMA-related protein kinase suppresses ectopic outgrowth of epidermal cells through its kinase activity and the association with microtubules, PLANT JOURNAL, 54(5), 829-844, 2008
  30. The Glycerophosphoryl Diester Phosphodiesterase-Like Proteins SHV3 and its Homologs Play Important Roles in Cell Wall Organization, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 49(10), 1522-1535, 2008
  31. Functional analysis of the epidermal-specific MYB genes CAPRICE and WEREWOLF in Arabidopsis, PLANT CELL, 19(7), 2264-2277, 2007
  32. The CAPRICE-Like Myb family is involved in the determination of epidermal cell fate in Arabidopsis, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 48, S82-S82, 2007
  33. Localization of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) R3 MYB protein encoded by SITRY in Arabidopsis roots, PLANT SIGNALING & BEHAVIOR, 15(10), 20201002
  34. Effect of phosphate starvation on CAPRICE homolog gene expression in the root of Arabidopsis, PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY, 37(3), 349-352, 202009
  35. Function of the TRY C-terminal region artificially fused with its homologous transcription factors inducing root hair differentiation in Arabidopsis, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 85(5), 1114-1120, 20210424
  36. Identification of six CPC-like genes and their differential expression in leaves of tea plant, Camellia sinensis, JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 263, 202108

Publications such as books

  1. 2023/11/10, Climate-Resilient Agriculture, Vol 2, Uptake and Use Efficiency of Major Plant Nutrients for Climate-Resilient Agriculture, Springer, 2023, 11, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Dong Qin, Rumi Tominaga, and Hirofumi Saneoka

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Identification and expression analysis of six CsCPC genes in tea leaves (Camellia sinensis), Juri WAKAMATSU, Mina YAMAMOTO, Wakana TANAKA, Rumi TOMINAGA, The 33rd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, 2023/06/07, Without Invitation, English