Dormancy and Adaptation Research Unit

Unit Leader

Mitunori Seo

D.Sci.

Mitunori Seo

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2002
D.Sci., Tokyo Metropolitan University
2002
Special Postdoctoral Scientist, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2005
Research Scientist, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2005
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
2008
Unit Leader, Dormancy and Adaptation Research Unit, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2013
Unit Leader, Dormancy and Adaptation Research Unit, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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mitsunori.seo

Dormancy and Adaptation Research Unit,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

#C614 6F Central Research Building,
1-7-22 Suehiro, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan
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Outline

Dormancy and Adaptation Research Unit
Our unit studies the mechanisms that regulate plant adaptation responses such as seed dormancy, germination and stress responses. We will reveal how biosynthesis and transport of plant hormones such as abscisic acid, gibberellin and jasmonates are regulated. We will optimize plant adaptation responses by genetic and chemical regulation of hormone transport and biosynthesis.

Subjects

  1. Identification and functional characterization of plant hormone transporters
  2. Elucidation of the mechanisms that regulate hormone biosynthesis
  3. Identification of the factors that regulate seed dormancy and germination
Identification of an abscisic acid transporter AIT1

(a) Surface temperature of inflorescence stems in wild type and ait1

(b) Stomatal aperture of inflorescence stems in wild type and ait1
Promoter activity of AIT1
(a) Seedlings (b) Inflorescence stems