RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science Gene Discovery Research Group
Group Director: Kazuo Shinozaki (D.Sci.)
Our group is discovering plant genes of which functions are linked to quantitative improvements in plants and those with new functions for minimizing the effects of the environmental stresses to achieve maximum productivity. Other targets of research include not only genes that respond to environmental changes and stimuli and adaptation but also genes involved in photosynthesis and productions of useful metabolites. Our group explores key genes involved in improved productivity and abiotic stress tolerance based on genomics including transcriptome and metabolome analyses, and are analyzing regulatory factors and signaling factors involved in the control of gene expression in response to abiotic environmental stresses. We also explore genes involved in metabolic regulation for the improvement plant productivity.
Main Research Fields
Related Research Fields
- Agricultural Sciences
- Environmental stress
- Reverse genetics
- Comparative genomics
Maruyama K, Urano K, Kusano M, Sakurai T, Takasaki H, Kishimoto M, Yoshiwara K, Kobayashi M, Kojima M, Sakakibara H, Saito K, Shinozaki K.:
"Metabolite/phytohormone-gene regulatory networks in soybean organs under dehydration conditions revealed by integration analysis
Plant J, 103 197-211 (2020)
Kidokoro S, Kim J S, Ishikawa T, Suzuki T, Shinozaki K, Yamaguchi-Shinozaki K.:
"DREB1A/CBF3 is repressed by transgene-induced DNA methylation in the Arabidopsis ice1-1 mutant"
Plant Cell, (2020)
Takahashi F, Shinozaki K.:
"Long-distance signaling in plant stress response."
Curr Opin Plant Biol. 47:106-111 (2019)
Sato H, Takasaki H, Takahashi F, Suzuki T, Iuchi S, Mitsuda N, Ohme-Takagi M, Ikeda M, Seo M;
"Arabidopsis thaliana NGATHA1 transcription factor induces ABA biosynthesis by activating NCED3 gene during dehydration stress"
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 115 E11178-E11187 (2018)
Fujita M, Tanabata T, Urano K, Kikuchi S, Shinozaki K.:
"A Plant Phenotyping System for Quantitative Evaluation of Growth under Controlled Environmental Stress Conditions"
Plant Cell Physiol, 59 2030-2038 (2018)
Kuromori, T., Seo, M.and Shinozaki, K.:
" ABA Transport and Plant Water Stress Responses"
Trends Plant Sci, 23 513-522 (2018)
Takahashi, F., Suzuki, T., Osakabe, Y., Betsuyaku, S., Kondo, Y., Dohmae, N., Fukuda, H.,
Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K.and Shinozaki, K.:
"A small peptide modulates stomatal control via abscisic acid in long-distance signalling,"
Nature,556 235-238 (2018)
Kim, J. S., Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K. and Shinozaki, K.:
"ER-Anchored Transcription Factors bZIP17 and bZIP28 Regulate Root Elongation."
Plant Physiol,176 2221-2230 (2018)
Selvaraj, M. G., Ishizaki, T., Valencia, M., Ogawa, S., Dedicova, B., Ogata, T., Yoshiwara, K., Maruyama, K., Kusano, M., Saito, K., Takahashi, F., Shinozaki, K., Nakashima, K.,Ishitani, M.:
"Overexpression of an Arabidopsis thaliana galactinol synthase gene improves drought tolerance in transgenic rice and increased grain yield in the field.
Plant Biotechnol J, 15, 1465-1477 (2017)
Urano, K., Maruyama, K., Jikumaru, Y., Kamiya, Y., Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K. and Shinozaki,K.:
" Analysis of plant hormone profiles in response to moderate dehydration stress."
The Plant journal, 90, 17-36 (2017)
Recent Research Results
May 17, 2018
Plant peptide spells relief from salty stress
Apr. 4, 2017
New rice fights off drought
May 1, 2015
Plants' control complex
Feb. 20, 2015
Sun safety for plants
Jan. 5, 2015
How vitamin C helps plants beat the sun
Aug. 22, 2014
Peering into plant cells
Apr. 25, 2014
Interrogating a messenger of plant stress
Dec. 13, 2013
A model grass gets its genomic profile
Aug. 2, 2013
Untangling the plant drought response
May 10, 2013
Tiny genes orchestrate plant shape
May 2, 2013
Fine-tuning plant growth
- Kazuo Shinozaki
- Group Director
- Takashi Kuromori
- Senior Research Scientist
- Miki Fujita
- Senior Scientist
- Kaoru Urano
- Research Scientist
- Yukiko Kamide
- Technical Staff I
- Saho Mizukado
- Technical Staff II
- Eriko Sugimoto
- Technical Staff II
- Fuyuko Shimoda
- Technical Staff II
314 Research Building (2nd Phase),
2F S201 Sustainable Resource Science Building,
Email: kazuo.shinozaki [at] riken.jp