Professor Seisuke Kimura

Area and Subject Taught Plant Developmental Biology
Research Theme(s) Plant Ecological Evolutionary Developmental 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. Hokuto Nakayama, Tomoaki Sakamoto, Yuki Okegawa, Kaori Kaminoyama, Manabu Fujie, Yasunori Ichihashi, Tetsuya Kurata, Ken Motohashi, Ihsan Al-Shehbaz, Neelima Sinha, Seisuke Kimura, Comparative transcriptomics with self-organizing map reveals cryptic photosynthetic differences between two accessions in North American Lake cress, Scientific Reports (2018) 8: 3302 | doi:10.1038/s41598-018-21646-w
  2. Naoyuki Uchida, Koji Takahashi, Rie Iwasaki, Ryotaro Yamada, Masahiko Yoshimura, Takaho A. Endo, Seisuke Kimura, Hua Zhang, Mika Nomoto, Yasuomi Tada, Toshinori Kinoshita, Kenichiro Itami, Shinya Hagihara, Keiko U. Tori, Chemical hijacking of auxin signaling with an engineered auxin-TIR1 pair, Nature Chemical Biology (2018) 14: 299-305 | doi:10.1038/nchembio.2555
  3. 氷見栄成、木村成介、ハテナソンにより高校理科授業における主体的・対話的で深い学びを促す − 生物基礎・地学基礎の授業実践から −、京都産業大学教職研究紀要 (2018) 13: 1-32
  4. 吉井優太郎、木村成介、小学校におけるハテナソンの実践 − 主体的・対話的で深い学びを実現するための手法として −、京都産業大学教職研究紀要 (2018) 13: 33-46
  5. Kaoru Okamoto Yoshiyama, Kaori Kaminoyama, Tomoaki Sakamoto, Seisuke Kimura, Increased phosphorylation of Ser-Gln sites on SUPPRESSOR OF GAMMA RESPONSE1 strengthens the DNA damage response in Arabidopsis thaliana, The Plant Cell (2017) 29: 3255-3268 | doi:10.1105/tpc.17.00267
  6. Akiko Nakamasu, Nobuhiko J. Suematsu, Seisuke Kimura, Asymmetries in leaf branch are associated with differential speeds along growth axes: A theoretical prediction, Developmental Dynamics (2017) 246: 981-991 | doi:10.1002/DVDY.24587
  7. Hokuto Nakayama, Neelima Sinha, Seisuke Kimura, How Do Plants and Phytohormones Accomplish Heterophylly, Leaf Phenotypic Plasticity, in Response to Environmental Cues, Frontiers in Plant Science (2017) 8: 1717 | doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.01717
  8. 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研究活動報告, 京都産業大学総合学術研究所報(2017)12: 129-142
  9. 木村成介、佐藤賢一、自ら問い、自ら考えるハテナソンによる実験授業の活性化と学びの深化、京都産業大学教職研究紀要 (2017) 12: 43-86
  10. 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. Nipposinica L. H. Bailey): evidence from QTL analysis, Journal of Plant Research (2017) 130: 539-550 | doi:10.1007/s10265-017-0917-5
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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