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Satoru  Okamoto

Satoru Okamoto


Ph.D in Science, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 2009.

Current position

Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


  1. 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.
  2. Okamoto, S., Nakagawa, T. and Kawaguchi, M. (2011). Expression and functional analysis of a CLV3-like gene in the model legume Lotus japonicus. Plant Cell Physiol 52(7): 1211-1221.
  3. Krusell, L., Sato, N., Fukuhara, I., Koch, B. E., Grossmann, C., Okamoto, S., Oka‐Kira, E., Otsubo, Y., Aubert, G. and Nakagawa, T. (2011). The Clavata2 genes of pea and Lotus japonicus affect autoregulation of nodulation. The Plant Journal 65(6): 861-871.
  4. Okamoto, S., Ohnishi, E., Sato, S., Takahashi, H., Nakazono, M., Tabata, S. and Kawaguchi, M. (2009). Nod factor/nitrate-induced CLE genes that drive HAR1-mediated systemic regulation of nodulation. Plant and cell physiology 50(1): 67-77.
  5. Takeda, N., Okamoto, S., Hayashi, M. and Murooka, Y. (2005). Expression of LjENOD40 genes in response to symbiotic and non-symbiotic signals: LjENOD40–1 and LjENOD40–2 are differentially regulated in Lotus japonicus. Plant and cell physiology 46(8): 1291-1298.
Protocols by Satoru Okamoto
  1. Hairy Root Transformation in Lotus japonicus