MAKOTO KUSABA

Last Updated :2022/08/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life Laboratory of Plant Chromosome and Gene Stock, Professor
E-mail
akusabahiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo

Research Fields

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

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Fundamentals of Biology
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Introduction to Biology
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Advanced Biology
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Basic Biological Science B
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Special Study for Graduation
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, GeneticsA
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, GeneticsB
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Seminar for Plant Genetic Resources
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology II
  12. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology IV
  13. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Practice for Fundamental Biology IV
  14. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Year, Biology Internship
  15. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Basic Biology A
  16. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Basic Biology A
  17. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Basic Biology B
  18. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Basic Biology B
  19. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Basic Biology
  20. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Integrated reproductive science

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Genetic analysis of chlorophyll synthesis and degradation regulated by BALANCE of CHLOROPHYLL METABOLISM, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 189(1), 419-432, 20220503
  2. The complete sequence of the chloroplast genome of Chrysanthemum rupestre, a diploid disciform capitula species of Chrysanthemum, MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PART B-RESOURCES, 7(4), 603-605, 20220403
  3. Functional Divergence of G and Its Homologous Genes for Green Pigmentation in Soybean Seeds, FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 12, 20220105
  4. Two short-chain dehydrogenase/reductases, NON-YELLOW COLORING 1 and NYC1-LIKE, are required for chlorophyll b and light-harvesting complex II degradation during senescence in rice, PLANT JOURNAL, 57(1), 120-131, 200901
  5. Development of PCR markers to detect the glb1 and Lgc1 mutations for the production of low easy-to-digest protein rice varieties, THEORETICAL AND APPLIED GENETICS, 119(1), 125-130, 200906
  6. Participation of Chlorophyll b Reductase in the Initial Step of the Degradation of Light-harvesting Chlorophyll a/b-Protein Complexes in Arabidopsis, JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 284(26), 17449-17456, 20090626
  7. A Novel Carotenoid Derivative, Lutein 3-Acetate, Accumulates in Senescent Leaves of Rice, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 50(8), 1573-1577, 200908
  8. Defect in non-yellow coloring 3, an alpha/beta hydrolase-fold family protein, causes a stay-green phenotype during leaf senescence in rice, PLANT JOURNAL, 59(6), 940-952, 200909
  9. NBRP databases: databases of biological resources in Japan, NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH, 38, D26-D32, 201001
  10. Molecular characterization of mutations induced by gamma irradiation in rice, GENES & GENETIC SYSTEMS, 84(5), 361-370, 200910
  11. Field transcriptome revealed critical developmental and physiological transitions involved in the expression of growth potential in japonica rice, BMC PLANT BIOLOGY, 11, 20110112
  12. NBRP, National Bioresource Project of Japan and plant bioresource management, BREEDING SCIENCE, 60(5), 461-468, 201012
  13. Stay-green plants: what do they tell us about the molecular mechanism of leaf senescence, PHOTOSYNTHESIS RESEARCH, 117(1-3), 221-234, 201311
  14. NYC4, the rice ortholog of Arabidopsis THF1, is involved in the degradation of chlorophyll protein complexes during leaf senescence, PLANT JOURNAL, 74(4), 652-662, 201305
  15. A Green-Cotyledon/Stay-Green Mutant Exemplifies the Ancient Whole-Genome Duplications in Soybean, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 55(10), 1763-1771, 201410
  16. Strigolactone regulates leaf senescence in concert with ethylene in Arabidopsis., Plant Physiology, 138-147, 2015
  17. Strigolactone Regulates Leaf Senescence in Concert with Ethylene in Arabidopsis, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 169(1), 138-147, 201509
  18. Protection of Chloroplast Membranes by VIPP1 Rescue sAberrant Seedling Development in Arabidopsis nyc1 Mutant, FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 7, 20160428
  19. The Non-Mendelian Green Cotyledon Gene in Soybean Encodes a Small Subunit of Photosystem II, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 173(4), 2138-2147, 201704
  20. Impairment of Lhca4, a subunit of LHCI, causes high accumulation of chlorophyll and the stay-green phenotype in rice, JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 69(5), 1027-1035, 20180220
  21. Organelle DNA degradation contributes to the efficient use of phosphate in seed plants, NATURE PLANTS, 4(12), 1044-1055, 201812
  22. pCYOs: Binary vectors for simple visible selection of transformants using an albino-cotyledon mutant in Arabidopsis thaliana, PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY, 36(1), 39-42, 201903
  23. A pure line derived from a self-compatible Chrysanthemum seticuspe mutant as a model strain in the genus Chrysanthemum, PLANT SCIENCE, 287, 201910
  24. De novo whole-genome assembly in Chrysanthemum seticuspe, a model species of Chrysanthemums, and its application to genetic and gene discovery analysis, DNA RESEARCH, 26(3), 195-203, 201906
  25. Regulation of Sugar and Storage Oil Metabolism by Phytochrome during De-etiolation, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 182(2), 1114-1129, 202002
  26. Genetic interaction among phytochrome, ethylene and abscisic acid signaling during dark-induced senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana., Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 564, 20200521
  27. RAD-seq-Based High-Density Linkage Map Construction and QTL Mapping of Biomass-Related Traits in Sorghum using the Japanese Landrace Takakibi NOG, PLANT AND CELL PHYSIOLOGY, 61(7), 1262-1272, 202007
  28. Genetic Interaction Among Phytochrome, Ethylene and Abscisic Acid Signaling During Dark-Induced Senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana, FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 11, 20200521
  29. Regulation of the plastochron by three many-noded dwarf genes in barley, PLOS GENETICS, 17(5), 202105