|専攻分野||Microbiology, molecular biology|
The symbiotic nitrogen fixation capabilities of root nodule bacteria (rhizobia) have been fostered through coevolution ever since leguminous plants first appeared on earth. When this was occurring, we believe that ancestral bacteria not only horizontally acquired new genes such as those involved in nitrogen fixation, but also modified their original genes to adapt to interactions with plants. Such modified genes appear to be involved in various functions such as cell surface properties and regulations of gene expression. My aim is to examine how each individual gene operates in the hope of being able to explain clearly in molecular terms the entire symbiosis capabilities of rhizobia.
1999 Associate Professor, Institute of Genetic Ecology, Tohoku University
|著書・論文||Borjigin, N., K. Furukawa, Y. Shimoda, S. Tabata, S. Sato, S. Eda, K. Minamisawa, and H. Mitsui. 2011. Identification of Mesorhizobium loti genes relevant to symbiosis by using signature-tagged mutants. Microbes Environ. 26: 165-171|
|所属学会||Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry, Society of Genome Microbiology, Japan, Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology|
Symbiotic Gene Ecology (graduate students)