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Aya  Akagi

Aya Akagi


Ph.D. in Horticulture, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, 2008

Current position

Junior Registration Manager in Regulatory Affairs Seeds and Traits, Development Division, Bayer CropScience, Japan


  1. Akagi, A., Fukushima, S., Okada, K., Jiang, C. J., Yoshida, R., Nakayama, A., Shimono, M., Sugano, S., Yamane, H. and Takatsuji, H. (2014). WRKY45-dependent priming of diterpenoid phytoalexin biosynthesis in rice and the role of cytokinin in triggering the reaction. Plant Mol Biol 86(1-2): 171-183.
  2. Nakayama, A., Fukushima, S., Goto, S., Matsushita, A., Shimono, M., Sugano, S., Jiang, C. J., Akagi, A., Yamazaki, M., Inoue, H. and Takatsuji, H. (2013). Genome-wide identification of WRKY45-regulated genes that mediate benzothiadiazole-induced defense responses in rice. BMC Plant Biol 13: 150.
  3. Shimono, M., Koga, H., Akagi, A., Hayashi, N., Goto, S., Sawada, M., Kurihara, T., Matsushita, A., Sugano, S., Jiang, C. J., Kaku, H., Inoue, H. and Takatsuji, H. (2012). Rice WRKY45 plays important roles in fungal and bacterial disease resistance. Mol Plant Pathol 13(1): 83-94.
  4. Akagi, A., Dandekar, A. M. and Stotz, H. U. (2011). Resistance of Malus domestica fruit to Botrytis cinerea depends on endogenous ethylene biosynthesis. Phytopathology 101(11): 1311-1321.
  5. Akagi, A., Engelberth, J., Stotz, H. (2010). Interaction between polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein and jasmonic acid during defense activation in tomato agains Botrytis cinerea. Eur J Plant Pathol 128 (4): 423-428.
  6. Akagi, A. and Stotz, H. (2007). Effect of pathogen polygalacturonase, ethylene, and firmness on interactions between pear fruits and Botrytis cinerea. Plant Dis 91: 1337-1344.
  7. Arakawa, O., Akagi, A., Asada., T., and Shiozaki, Y. (2004). Involvement of ethylene in the pedicel in preharvest abscission of ‘Tsugaru’ apple. J Japan Soc Hort Sci 73(4):301-306.
Protocols by Aya Akagi
  1. Magnaporthe oryzae Inoculation of Rice Seedlings by Spraying with a Spore Suspension