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Masayoshi  Kawaguchi

Masayoshi Kawaguchi


Ph.D. in Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, 1992

Current position

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


  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., 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Fujita, H., Toyokura, K., Okada, K. and Kawaguchi, M. (2011). Reaction-diffusion pattern in shoot apical meristem of plants. PLoS One 6(3): e18243.
  6. Miyazawa, H., Oka-Kira, E., Sato, N., Takahashi, H., Wu, G.-J., Sato, S., Hayashi, M., Betsuyaku, S., Nakazono, M. and Tabata, S. (2010). The receptor-like kinase KLAVIER mediates systemic regulation of nodulation and non-symbiotic shoot development in Lotus japonicus. Development 137(24): 4317-4325.
  7. 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.
  8. Saito, K., Yoshikawa, M., Yano, K., Miwa, H., Uchida, H., Asamizu, E., Sato, S., Tabata, S., Imaizumi-Anraku, H. and Umehara, Y. (2007). NUCLEOPORIN85 is required for calcium spiking, fungal and bacterial symbioses, and seed production in Lotus japonicus. The Plant Cell Online 19(2): 610-624.
  9. Nishimura, R., Hayashi, M., Wu, G.-J., Kouchi, H., Imaizumi-Anraku, H., Murakami, Y., Kawasaki, S., Akao, S., Ohmori, M. and Nagasawa, M. (2002). HAR1 mediates systemic regulation of symbiotic organ development. Nature 420(6914): 426-429.
  10. Kawaguchi, M. (2000). Lotus japonicus Miyakojima 'MG-20': An Early-Flowering Accession Suitable for Indoor Handling. Journal of Plant Research 113(4): 507-509.
Protocols by Masayoshi Kawaguchi
  1. Stable Transformation in Lotus japonicus
  2. Hairy Root Transformation in Lotus japonicus