Professor Seisuke Kimura

Area and Subject Taught Plant Developmental Biology
Research Theme(s) Plant Ecological Evolutionary Development Biology
Academic Degrees Ph. D.
Keywords for Research Field Plant, Development, Leaf, Plasticity
Office Phone Number 81-75-705-3113
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Research Overview

Plant can alter their development, physiology and life history depending on environmental conditions. This fundamental property is called phenotypic plasticity. The North American lake cress, Rorippa aquatica is an herbaceous perennial aquatic mustard. Typical habitat of lake cress is at shores of ponds, slow-moving streams and other quiet waters in North America. The lake cress shows phenotypic plasticity on leaf shape. In nature, the leaf shape of this plant depends on whether the plant is submerged in or emergent from water. Submerged leaves are usually deeply dissected and has needle-like blade, whereas emergent leaves are generally entire with serrated or smooth margins. This phenotypic plasticity on leaf shape is thought to be adaptive response to submergence and increase the fi tness in water's edge environment where most of lake cress populations are found. Despite the significance of this plant to study fundamental mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and environmental responses in plants, the underlying mechanism hasn't been investigated. We investigate the mechanism of the heterophylly of Rorippa aquatica.

Notable Publications and Works in the Last Three Years

  1. Yaichi Kawakatsu, Hokuto Nakayama, Kaori Kaminoyama, Kaori Igarashi, Masaki Yasugi, Hiroshi Kudoh, Atsushi J. Nagano, Kentaro Yano, Nakao Kubo, Seisuke Kimura, A GLABRA1 ortholog on LG A9 controls trichome number in the Japanese leafy vegetables Mizuna and Mibuna (Brassica rapa subsp. Nipposinicai L. H. Bailey): evidence from QTL analysis, Journal of Plant Research (2017) published on line | doi:10.1007/s10265-017-0917-5
  2. 木村成介、金子貴一、本橋健、河邊昭、生態進化発生学研究センター活動報告、京都産業大学総合学術研究所報(2016)11: 179-193
  3. 坂本智昭、木村成介、Rorippa aquatica遺伝子情報データベースの構築、京都産業大学総合学術研究所報(2016)11: 105-113
  4. 天野瑠美、中山北斗、木村成介、アブラナ科植物Rorippa aquaticaにみられる葉断面からの栄養繁殖条件の検討、京都産業大学総合学術研究所報(2016)11: 115-121
  5. 中西佳世子、中沢正江、木村成介、山本尚広、荻野晃大、下田幸男、平春菜、主体性と異文化受容力を育成する正課外プロジェクト型教育の実践と評価 — WACE世界大会の学生企画活動の事例より— 、高等教育フォーラム(2016)6: 49-63
  6. 木村成介、川勝弥一、水菜と壬生菜の来歴について –文献と遺伝子から探る葉形変化の歴史–、京都産業大学論集人文科学系列(2016)49: 161-181
  7. Hokuto Nakayama and Seisuke Kimura, Leaves may function as temperature sensors in the heterophylly of Rorippa aquatica (Brassicaceae), Plant Signaling and Behavior (2015) 10: e1091909 | 10.1080/15592324.2015.1091909
  8. Rumi Amano, Hokuto Nakayama, Yurika Morohoshi, Yaichi Kawakatsu, Ali Ferjani, and Seisuke Kimura, A Decrease in ambient temperature induces post-mitotic enlargement of palisade cells in North American Lake-Cress, PLOS ONE (2015) 10: e0141247 | doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141247
  9. Hokuto Nakayama, Kensuke Kawade, Hirokazu Tsukaya, and Seisuke Kimura, Detection of the cell proliferation zone in leaves by using EdU, Bio-protocol (2015) 5: e1600 | http://www.bio-protocol.org/e1600
  10. José Antonio Aguilar-Martinez, Naoyuki Uchida, Brad Townsley, Donnelly Ann West, Andrea Yanez, Nafeesa Lynn, Seisuke Kimura, Neelima Sinha, Transcriptional, post-transcriptional and post-translational regulation of SHOOT MERISTEMLESS gene expression in Arabidopsis determines gene function in shoot apex, Plant Physiology (2015) 167: 424-442 | doi:10.1104/pp.114.248625
  11. Hokuto Nakayama, Naomi Nakayama, Sumer Seiki, Mikiko Kojima, Hitoshi Sakakibara, Neelima Sinha, Seisuke Kimura, Regulation of the KNOX-GA gene module induces heterophyllic alternation in North American lake cress, The Plant Cell (2014) 26: 4733-4748 | doi:10.1105/tpc.114.130229 (Issue cover)
  12. Akiko Nakamasu, Hokuto Nakayama, Naomi Nakayama, Nobuhiko J. Suematsu, Seisuke Kimura, A developmental model for branching morphogenesis of lake cress compound leaf, PLOS ONE (2014) 9: e111615 | doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111615
  13. Anthony Bolger, Federico Scossa, Marie E. Bolger, Christa Lanz, Florian Maumus, Takayuki Tohge, Hadi Quesneville, Saleh Alseekh, Iben Sørensen, Gabriel Lichenstein, Eric A. Fich, Mariana Conte, Heike Keller, Korbinian Schneeberger, Rainer Schwacke, Itai Ofner, Julia Vrebalov, Yimin Xu, Sonia Osorio, Saulo Alves Aflitos, Elio Schijlen, Josè M. Jiminèz-Gomèz, Malgorzata Ryngajllo, Seisuke Kimura, Ravi Kumar, Daniel Koenig, Lauren R. Headland, Julin N. Maloof, Neelima Sinha, Roeland C. H. J. van Ham, Renè Klein Lankhorst, Linyong Mao, Alexander Vogel, Borjana Arsova, Ralph Panstruga, Zhangjun Fei, Jocelyn K. C. Rose, Dani Zamir, Fernando Carrari, James J. Giovannoni, Detlef Weigel, Björn Usadel, Alisdair R. Fernie, The genome of the stress tolerant wild tomato species Solanum pennellii, Nature Genetics (2014) 46: 1034-1028 | doi:10.1038/ng.3046
  14. 稲垣麻美、内山幸伸、金井良博、坂口謙吾、木村成介, 植物のTWINKLEは葉緑体DNA複製に関わるDNAプライマーゼか? — 細胞内局在の検討 —, 京都産業大学総合学術研究所報(2014)9号: 87-94
  15. Kaoru O Yoshiyama, Seisuke Kimura, Hisaji Maki, Anne B. Britt, Masaaki Umeda, The role of SOG1, a plant-specific transcriptional regulator, in the DNA damage response, Plant Signaling & Behavior (2014) 9: e28889 | doi:10.4161/psb.28889
  16. Hokuto Nakayama, Kenji Fukushima, Tatsuya Fukuda, Jun Yokoyama, Seisuke Kimura, Molecular Phylogeny Determined Using Chloroplast DNA Inferred a New Phylogenetic Relationship of Rorippa aquatica (Eaton) EJ Palmer & Steyermark (Brassicaceae) - Lake Cress, American Journal of Plant Sciences (2014) 5: 48-54 | doi:10.4236/ajps.2014.51008