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Takuya Suzaki


Ph.D. in Science, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tokyo, 2008

Current position

Assistant Professor in Division of Symbiotic Systems, National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Suzaki, T., Ito, M. and Kawaguchi, M. (2013). Genetic basis of cytokinin and auxin functions during root nodule development. Front Plant Sci 4: 42.    
  2. Takahara, M., Magori, S., Soyano, T., Okamoto, S., Yoshida, C., Yano, K., Sato, S., Tabata, S., Yamaguchi, K., Shigenobu, S., Takeda, N., Suzaki, T. and Kawaguchi, M. (2013). Too much love, a novel Kelch repeat-containing F-box protein, functions in the long-distance regulation of the legume-Rhizobium symbiosis. Plant Cell Physiol 54(4): 433-447.    
  3. Suzaki, T. and Kawaguchi, M. (2013). Grafting analysis indicates that malfunction of TRICOT in the root causes a nodulation-deficient phenotype in Lotus japonicus. Plant Signal Behav 8(3), e23497.    
  4. Suzaki, T., Ito, M. and Kawaguchi, M. (2013). Induction of localized auxin response during spontaneous nodule development in Lotus japonicus. Plant Signal Behav 8(3), e23359.    
  5. Suzaki, T., Kim, C. S., Takeda, N., Szczyglowski, K. and Kawaguchi, M. (2013). TRICOT encodes an AMP1-related carboxypeptidase that regulates root nodule development and shoot apical meristem maintenance in Lotus japonicus. Development 140(2): 353-361.    
  6. Suzaki, T., Yano, K., Ito, M., Umehara, Y., Suganuma, N. and Kawaguchi, M. (2012). Positive and negative regulation of cortical cell division during root nodule development in Lotus japonicus is accompanied by auxin response. Development 139(21): 3997-4006.
  7. Toriba, T., Suzaki, T., Yamaguchi, T., Ohmori, Y., Tsukaya, H. and Hirano, H. Y. (2010). Distinct regulation of adaxial-abaxial polarity in anther patterning in rice. Plant Cell 22(5): 1452-1462.    
  8. Busch, W., Miotk, A., Ariel, F. D., Zhao, Z., Forner, J., Daum, G., Suzaki, T., Schuster, C., Schultheiss, S. J., Leibfried, A., Haubeiss, S., Ha, N., Chan, R. L. and Lohmann, J. U. (2010). Transcriptional control of a plant stem cell niche. Dev Cell 18(5): 849-861.
  9. Yoshida, A., Suzaki, T., Tanaka, W. and Hirano, H. Y. (2009). The homeotic gene long sterile lemma (G1) specifies sterile lemma identity in the rice spikelet. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(47): 20103-20108.    
  10. Suzaki, T., Ohneda, M., Toriba, T., Yoshida, A. and Hirano, H. Y. (2009). FON2 SPARE1 redundantly regulates floral meristem maintenance with FLORAL ORGAN NUMBER2 in rice. PLoS Genet 5(10): e1000693.    
  11. Suzaki, T., Yoshida, A. and Hirano, H. Y. (2008). Functional diversification of CLAVATA3-related CLE proteins in meristem maintenance in rice. Plant Cell 20(8): 2049-2058.    
  12. Toriba, T., Harada, K., Takamura, A., Nakamura, H., Ichikawa, H., Suzaki, T. and Hirano, H. Y. (2007). Molecular characterization the YABBY gene family in Oryza sativa and expression analysis of OsYABBY1. Mol Genet Genomics 277(5): 457-468.    
  13. Suzaki, T., Toriba, T., Fujimoto, M., Tsutsumi, N., Kitano, H. and Hirano, H. Y. (2006). Conservation and diversification of meristem maintenance mechanism in Oryza sativa: Function of the FLORAL ORGAN NUMBER2 gene. Plant Cell Physiol 47(12): 1591-1602.    
  14. Suzaki, T., Sato, M., Ashikari, M., Miyoshi, M., Nagato, Y. and Hirano, H. Y. (2004). The gene FLORAL ORGAN NUMBER1 regulates floral meristem size in rice and encodes a leucine-rich repeat receptor kinase orthologous to Arabidopsis CLAVATA1. Development 131(22): 5649-5657.  
Protocols by Takuya Suzaki
  1. Hairy Root Transformation in Lotus japonicus
  2. Stable Transformation in Lotus japonicus