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Daigo Takemoto


Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences. Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan, 2000

Current position

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology Laboratory, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan


  1. Niones, J. T. and Takemoto, D. (2015). VibA, a homologue of a transcription factor for fungal heterokaryon incompatibility, is involved in antifungal compound production in the plant-symbiotic fungus Epichloe festucae. Eukaryot Cell 14(1): 13-24.
  2. Ohtsu, M., Shibata, Y., Ojika, M., Tamura, K., Hara-Nishimura, I., Mori, H., Kawakita, K. and Takemoto, D. (2014). Nucleoporin 75 is involved in the ethylene-mediated production of phytoalexin for the resistance of Nicotiana benthamiana to Phytophthora infestans. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 27(12): 1318-1330.
  3. Kayano, Y., Tanaka, A., Akano, F., Scott, B. and Takemoto, D. (2013). Differential roles of NADPH oxidases and associated regulators in polarized growth, conidiation and hyphal fusion in the symbiotic fungus Epichloe festucae. Fungal Genet Biol 56: 87-97.
  4. Matsukawa, M., Shibata, Y., Ohtsu, M., Mizutani, A., Mori, H., Wang, P., Ojika, M., Kawakita, K. and Takemoto, D. (2013). Nicotiana benthamiana calreticulin 3a is required for the ethylene-mediated production of phytoalexins and disease resistance against oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 26(8): 880-892.
  5. Takemoto, D., Kamakura, S., Saikia, S., Becker, Y., Wrenn, R., Tanaka, A., Sumimoto, H. and Scott, B. (2011). Polarity proteins Bem1 and Cdc24 are components of the filamentous fungal NADPH oxidase complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(7): 2861-2866.
  6. Shibata, Y., Kawakita, K. and Takemoto, D. (2010). Age-related resistance of Nicotiana benthamiana against hemibiotrophic pathogen Phytophthora infestans requires both ethylene- and salicylic acid-mediated signaling pathways. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 23(9): 1130-1142.
  7. Takemoto, D., Tanaka, A. and Scott, B. (2007). NADPH oxidases in fungi: diverse roles of reactive oxygen species in fungal cellular differentiation. Fungal Genet Biol 44(11): 1065-1076.
  8. Takemoto, D., Tanaka, A. and Scott, B. (2006). A p67Phox-like regulator is recruited to control hyphal branching in a fungal-grass mutualistic symbiosis. Plant Cell 18(10): 2807-2821.
  9. Takemoto, D., Hardham, A. R. and Jones, D. A. (2005). Differences in cell death induction by Phytophthora Elicitins are determined by signal components downstream of MAP kinase kinase in different species of Nicotiana and cultivars of Brassica rapa and Raphanus sativus. Plant Physiol 138(3): 1491-1504.
  10. Takemoto, D., Jones, D. A. and Hardham, A. R. (2003). GFP-tagging of cell components reveals the dynamics of subcellular re-organization in response to infection of Arabidopsis by oomycete pathogens. Plant J 33(4): 775-792.
Protocols by Daigo Takemoto
  1. Detection of Poly (A) RNA in Mesophyll Cells of Nicotiana benthamiana Using in situ Hybridization