Katsunori Suzuki

Last Updated :2021/03/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Professor
E-mail
ksuzukihiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-3-1,Kagamiyama,Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
TEL : (+81)824-24-7455 FAX : (+81)824-24-0734
Self-introduction
My research focuses on gene transport from bacteria to eukaryotes.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2004/01/01, 2019/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Science, Professor
  • 1987/04/01, 1989/09/30, Ministry for foeign trade and industry, National chemical laboratory, Staff scientist

Educational Backgrounds

  • Nagoya University, Graduate School, Division of Natural Science, Biology, Japan, 1982/04, 1985/03

Academic Degrees

  • Docter of Science, Nagoya University
  • Master of Agriculture, Nagoya University
  • Bachelor of Agriculture, Nagoya University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Science : Biological Sciences
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Basic Biology
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Basic Biology

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Plant production and environmental agriculture;Science in genetics and breeding
  • Agricultural sciences;Agricultural chemistry;Applied microbiology

Research Keywords

  • Plant tumor inducing plasmid|DNA
  • plasmid|gene
  • Protein
  • transfer of large molecules
  • gene
  • Super-kingdom/ Biological Domain
  • Linear chromosomal DNA
  • conjugational transfer

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Molecular Biology Society of Japan
  • Botanical Society of Japan
  • Chugoku-Shikoku Botanical Society of Japan
  • The Genetics Society of Japan

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Fundamentals of Biology
  2. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Introduction to Biology
  3. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Introduction to Biological Sciences B
  4. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  5. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Advanced Biology
  6. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Basic Biological Science B
  7. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Microbiology
  8. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar for Plant and Microbial Molecular Genomics
  9. 2020, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  10. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  11. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology IV
  12. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Plant and Microbial Molecular Genomics
  13. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Research for Biological Science
  14. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Research for Biological Science
  15. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research for Thesis
  16. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research for Thesis
  17. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Plant and Microbial Molecular Genomics
  18. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Plant and Microbial Molecular Genomics
  19. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Plant and Microbial Molecular Genomics
  20. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Basic Biology A
  21. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Basic Biology A
  22. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Basic Biology B
  23. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Basic Biology B
  24. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Basic Biology
  25. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Integrated reproductive science
  26. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Integrated Life Sciences

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Enhanced Agrobacterium-mediated transformation revealed attenuation of exogenous plasmid DNA installation in recipient bacteria by exonuclease VII and SbcCD, Genes to Cells, 25, 2020
  2. ★, The presence of the hairy-root-disease-inducing (Ri) plasmid in wheat endophytic rhizobia explains a pathogen reservoir function of healthy resistant plants, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 86(17), 2020
  3. Targeting antibiotic resistance genes is a better approach to block acquisition of antibiotic resistance than blocking conjugal transfer by recipient cells: A genome-wide screening in Escherichia coli, Front Microbiol., 2020 Jan 8;10:2939
  4. Gene search in the left region of the linear chromosome of Agrobacterium tumefaciens MAFF301001, Endocytobiosis Cell Research, 15, 379-384, 2004
  5. Genome structure and evolution of giant plant pathogenic plasmids in Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Agrobacterium rhizogenes, Endocytobiosis Cell Research, 15, 371-378, 2004
  6. An overview of the Agrobacterial genome, Endocytobiosis Cell Research, 15, 143-150, 2004
  7. Successful transfer of a model T-DNA plasmid to E. coli revealed its dependence on recipient RecA and the preference of VirD2 relaxase for eukaryotes rather than bacteria as recipients, FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 9:895, 2018
  8. Effective removal of a range of Ti/Ri plasmids using a pBBR1-type vector having a repABC operon and a lux reporter system, APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 102(4), 1823-1836, 201802
  9. An extra repABC locus in the incRh2 Ti plasmid pTiBo542 exerts incompatibility toward an incRh1 plasmid, PLASMID, 90, 20-29, 201703
  10. DNA repair genes RAD52 and SRS2, a cell wall synthesis regulator gene SMI1, and the membrane sterol synthesis scaffold gene ERG28 are important in efficient Agrobacterium-mediated yeast transformation with chromosomal T-DNA, BMC MICROBIOLOGY, 16, 20160402
  11. A Fast and Practical Yeast Transformation Method Mediated by Escherichia coli Based on a Trans-Kingdom Conjugal Transfer System: Just Mix Two Cultures and Wait One Hour, PLOS ONE, 11(2), 20160205
  12. ★, Horizontal DNA transfer from bacteria to eukaryotes and a lesson from experimental transfers, RESEARCH IN MICROBIOLOGY, 166(10), 753-763, 201512
  13. Screening for yeast mutants defective in recipient ability for transkingdom conjugation with Escherichia coli revealed importance of vacuolar ATPase activity in the horizontal DNA transfer phenomenon., MICROBIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 167(5), 311-316, 2012
  14. Development of a reinforced Ti-eviction plasmid useful for construction of Ti plasmid-free Agrobacterium strains, JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS, 89(1), 53-56, 2012
  15. Yeast transformation mediated by Agrobacterium strains harboring an Ri plasmid: comparative study between GALLS of an Ri plasmid and virE of a Ti plasmid, GENES TO CELLS, 17(7), 597-610, 2012
  16. Novel toxin-antitoxin system composed of serine protease and AAA-ATPase homologues determines the high level of stability and incompatibility of the tumor-inducing plasmid pTiC58, Journal of Bacteriology, 191(14), 4656-4666, 2009
  17. ★, Roles of sexual cell agglutination in yeast mass mating, GENES & GENETIC SYSTEMS, 78(3), 2003
  18. Characterization of four ribosomal RNA operons in the genome of Agrobacterium tumefaciens MAFF301001., Nucleic acids research. Supplement (2001), 2002
  19. Transkingdom Genetic Transfer from Escherichia coli to Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a Simple Gene Introduction Tool, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 79(14), 4393-4400, 201307
  20. Trans-Kingdom Horizontal DNA Transfer from Bacteria to Yeast Is Highly Plastic Due to Natural Polymorphisms in Auxiliary Nonessential Recipient Genes, PLOS ONE, 8(9), 20130913
  21. ★, Screening for yeast mutants defective in recipient ability for transkingdom conjugation with Escherichia coli revealed importance of vacuolar ATPase activity in the horizontal DNA transfer phenomenon, MICROBIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 167(5), 311-316, 2012
  22. Yeast transformation mediated by Agrobacterium strains harboring an Ri plasmid: comparative study between GALLS of an Ri plasmid and virE of a Ti plasmid, GENES TO CELLS, 17(7), 597-610, 201207
  23. Agrobacterium tumefaciens Tumor Morphology Root Plastid Localization and Preferential Usage of Hydroxylated Prenyl Donor Is Important for Efficient Gall Formation, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 159(3), 1064-1072, 201207
  24. Construction of disarmed Ti plasmids transferable between Escherichia coli and Agrobacterium species, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 75, 1845-1851, 20090401
  25. Ability of Agrobacterium tumefaciens and A. rhizogenes strains, inability of A. vitis and A. rubi strains to adapt to salt-insufficient environment, and taxonomic significance of a simple salt requirement test in the pathogenic Agrobacterium sepecies, Journal of General and Applied Microbiology, 55, 35-41, 20090101
  26. Variation of lipopolysaccharide among the three major Agrobacterium species and the effect of environmental stress on the lipopolysaccharide profile, Palnt Pathology Journal, 8, 1-8, 20090101
  27. ★, Novel toxin-antitoxin system composed of serine protease and AAA-ATPase homologues determines the high level of stability and incompatibility of the tumor-inducing plasmid pTiC58, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 191, 4656-4666, 20090401
  28. Variation of 16S-23S internally transcribed spacer sequence and intervening sequence in rDNA among the three major Agrobacterium species, MICROBIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 164(6), 604-612, 2009
  29. Identification of pTi-SAKURA DNA region conferring enhancement of plasmid incompatibility and stability, GENES & GENETIC SYSTEMS, 82, 197-206, 20070101
  30. Variation of 16S-23S internally transcribed spacer sequence and intervening sequence in rDNA among the three major Agrobacterium species, MICROBIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 164, 604-612, 2009
  31. Construction of physical map and mapping of chromosomal virulence genes of the biovar 3 Agrobacterium (Rhizobium vitis) strain K-Ag-1, Genes Genet. Syst., 81, 373-380, 20060101
  32. Precise characterization of rDNA genes by intraspecies and inter-loci comparison of rDNA sequences and biochemical analysis of ribosomal RNA molecules in Agrobacterium tumefaciens, GENES & GENETIC SYSTEMS, 80, 9-17, 20050101
  33. Genome structure and evolution of giant plant pathogenic plasmids in Agrobacterium tumefaciens and Agrobacterium rhizogenes, Endocytobiosis Cell Res., 15, 371-378, 20040401
  34. Gene search in the left region of the linear chromosome of Agrobacterium tumefaciens MAFF301001, Endocytobiosis Cell Res., 15, 379-384, 20040401
  35. ★, An overview of the agrobacterial genome; the hetero-trimer constitution by tumor inducing plasmid, linear and circular chromosomal DNAs, Endocytobiosis and Cell Research, 15, 143-150, 20040101
  36. Characterization of telomere DNA among five species of pteridophytes and bryophytes, JOURNAL OF BRYOLOGY, 26, 175-180, 2004
  37. Structural and functional analysis of a putative gene cluster for palatinose transport on the linear chromosome of Agrobacterium tumefaciens MAFF301001, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 185, 2369-2373, 20030401
  38. Physical and gene maps of Agrobacterium biovar 2 strains and their unique relationship to biovar 1 chromosomes, MICROBIOLOGY, 149, 3035-3042, 20030401
  39. Roles of sexual cell agglutination in yeast mass mating, GENES & GENETIC SYSTEMS, 78(3), 211-219, 200306
  40. Physical and gene maps of Agrobacterium biovar 2 strains and their relationship to biovar 1 chromosomes, MICROBIOLOGY-SGM, 149, 3035-3042, 200310
  41. A novel curing method by incompatibility of plant pathogenic Ti plasmids in Agrobacterium tumefaciens, GENES & GENETIC SYSTEMS, 77, 1-9, 20020401
  42. Gene cluster for ferric iron uptake in Agrobacterium tumefaciens MAFF301001, GENES & GENETIC SYSTEMS, 77, 137-145, 20020401
  43. A novel plasmid curing method using incompatibility of plant pathogenic Ti plasmids in Agrobacterium tumefaciens, GENES & GENETIC SYSTEMS, 77(1), 1-9, 200202
  44. ★, Genome analysis of Agrobacterium tumefaciens; construction of physical maps for linear and circular chromosomal DNAs, determination of copy number ratio and mapping of chromosomal virulence genes, DNA Research, 8, 141-152, 20010401
  45. Sequence characterization of the vir region of a nopaline type Ti plasmid, pTi-SAKURA, Genes and Genetic Systems, 76, 121-130, 20010401
  46. Genome analysis of Agrobacterium tumefacien, Genes and Genetic Systems, 76, 363-371, 20010401
  47. Sequence characterization of the vir region of a nopaline type Ti plasmid, pTi-SAKURA, GENES & GENETIC SYSTEMS, 76(2), 121-130, 200104
  48. Genome analysis of Agrobacterium tumefaciens: Linkage map and genetic features of the left region of the linear chromosome, GENES & GENETIC SYSTEMS, 76(6), 363-371, 200112
  49. Gene list on a plant tumor-inducing plasmid, pTi-SAKURA in Agrobacterium tumefaciens, DNA Research, 7, 371-380, 20000401
  50. ★, Complete nucleotide sequence of a plant tumor inducing Ti plasmid, Gene, 242, 331-336, 20000401
  51. Human lysozyme secretion increased by alpha-factor pro-sequence in Pichia pastoris, Biosciences Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 63, 1977-1983, 19990401
  52. Novel structural difference between nopaline- and octopine- type trbJ gene; construction of genetic and physical map and sequencing of trb/traI and rep gene clusters of a new Ti plasmid pTi-SAKURA, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1396, 1-7, 19980401
  53. Nuclear accumulation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mcm3 is dependent on its nuclear localization sequence, Genes to Cells, 2, 631-643, 19970401
  54. The structure and characteristics of Japanese-born Ti-plasmid, Acta Anatomica, 11, 976-977, 19970401
  55. Restriction enzymes-resistant high molecular weight telomeric DNA fragments in tobacco, DNA Research, 1, 129-139, 19940401
  56. Trial to familialize the use of network services and high-performance computers in biological science, 19940101
  57. Nucleotide sequences and secondary structures of four tRNA genes in mitochondrial DNA of Hansenula wingei yeast, Nucleic Acids Research, 21, 3589-3589, 19930401
  58. ★, DNA integration into recipient yeast chromosomes by the transkingdom conjugation between Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Cuurent Genetics, 21, 101-108, 19920401
  59. Nucleotide sequences of ten mitochondorial tRNA genes in yeast Hansenula wingei, Nucleic Acids Research, 20, 2373-2373, 19920401
  60. Isolation of new temperature sensitive mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae deficient in mannose outer chain elongation, Yeast, 8, 535-547, 19920401
  61. Physical mapping and RFLP analysis of mt-DNAs from the ascosporogenous yeasts Saccharomyces exiguus, S. kluyveri and Hansenula wingei, The Japanese journal of genetics, 66, 709-718, 19910401
  62. Structural and functional stability of IncP plasmids during stepwise transmission by trans-kingdom matin, Japanese Journal of Genetics, 65, 323-334, 19900401
  63. Yeast mutants with enhanced ability to secrete human lysozyme; isolation and identification of a protease-deficient mutant, Molecular and General Genetics, 219, 58-64, 19890401
  64. The effects of culture conditions on the secretion of human lysozyme by Saccharomyces cerevisiae A2-1-1A, Agricultural and Biological Chemistry, 53, 2687-2694, 19890401
  65. Metabolism of p-hydroxybenzoate via hydroxyquinol by Trichosporon cutaneum WY2-, Plant and Cell Physiology, 27, 1451-1460, 19860401
  66. Stepwise transformation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeas, Plant and Cell Physiology, 27, 801-808, 19860401
  67. A mutation leading to constitutive expression of high sexual activities in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Plant and Cell Physiology, 27, 523-531, 19860401
  68. Genetic characterization of an alpha-specific gene responsible for sexual agglutinability in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Current Genetics, 10, 353-357, 19860401
  69. An alpha-mating-type-specific mutation causing specific defect in sexual agglutinability in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Current Genetics, 9, 185-189, 19850401

Publications such as books

  1. 2009/01, Microbial Megaplasmids. Schwartz, E. (ed.) in Microbiology Monograph series, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.pp.133-147, Ti and Ri plasmids, Springer Verlag, 2009, 01, Scholarly Book, Joint work, ISSN 1862-5576
  2. 2002, Endocytobiology and Cell Organelles. Endocytobiology VIII. Proceedings of the Eighth International Colloquium on Endocytobiology and Symbiosis, Nagoya, October 12-17, 2001. M. Sugiura et al. (eds). Logos, Berlin (2002), An overview of the Agrobacterial genome; the Hetero-trimer constitution by tumor inducing plasmid, linear and circular chromosomal DNAs, Logos, Berlin, 2002, Report, Suzuki K, Uraji M, Nagata Y, Urbanczyk H, Bautista J, Yoshida K, de Costa D, Hattori Y, Ohta N, Iwata K, Satou M, Sonoda H, Miyahara K, Masuda A
  3. 2002, Endocytobiology and Cell Organelles. Endocytobiology VIII. Proceedings of the Eighth International Colloquium on Endocytobiology and Symbiosis, Nagoya, October 12-17, 2001. M. Sugiura et al. (eds). Logos, Berlin (2002), Genome analysis of Agrobacterium tumefacien, Logos, Berlin, 2002, Report, de Costa D, Suzuki K, Satou M, Yoshida K
  4. 2002, Endocytobiology and Cell Organelles. Endocytobiology VIII. Proceedings of the Eighth International Colloquium on Endocytobiology and Symbiosis, Nagoya, October 12-17, 2001. M. Sugiura et al. (eds). Logos, Berlin (2002), Genetic overview of the right region of the linear chromosomal DNA by linking analysis of fosmid clones in Agrobacterium tumefaciens MAFF301001, the bacterium unique for the possession of both linear and circular chromosomal DNAs as well as forthe abilit, Logos, Berlin, 2002, Report, DM De Costa, K Suzuki, M Sato, K Yoshida
  5. 2004, Recent Research Development in Plant & Cell Physiology, Research Signpost, Kerala, India, The first complete sequencing analyses of plant tumor-inducing plasmid Ti and root-inducing plasmid Ri indicate their chimeric structures and unique evolutional relationships, Research Singpost, Kerala, India, 2004, Scholarly Book, Joint work, K. Yoshida, M. Uraji, Y. Hattori, K. Moriguchi, K. Suzuki, N. Tanaka, A. Kato