Biology Seminar: Memory and induced forgetting in plants


Biology Seminar: Memory and induced forgetting in plants

Dr. Toshiro ITO

Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan  

Date:June 21, 2019, at 2:30-3:30pm

Location:E2004, College of Life Sciences

Host: Yifeng XU

About the Speaker:

Dr. Toshiro ITO is Professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan. His research is focused on signaling and epigenetic control in stem cell maintenance, environmental response and flower development in plants. His lab works on (I) floral stem cell homeostasis, (II) stem cell termination and cell specification, (III) environmental response and acclimation, and (IV) mechanisms of dominant/recessive relationships in plants. Currently he is the Editorial board member of “Plant and Cell Physiology”, “Frontiers in Plant Evolution and Development” and “Frontiers in Plant Genetics and Genomics”,and International Committee Member of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists.  

Recent Publications:

1. Yamaguchi et al. (2018) “Chromatin-mediated feed-forward auxin biosynthesis in floral meristem determinacy” Nature Communications 9:5290.  

2. Guo et al. (2018) “A Membrane bound NAC-like Transcription Factor OsNTL5 Represses the Flowering in Oryza sativa” Frontiers in Plant Science, Plant Biotechnology 9:555

3. Xu et al. (2018) “SUPERMAN regulates floral whorl boundaries through control of auxin biosynthesis.” EMBO Journal 37: e97499.

4. Uemura et al. (2018) “Regulation of floral meristem activity through the interaction of AGAMOUS, SUPERMAN, and CLAVATA3 in Arabidopsis.” Plant Reproduction 31: 89-105.

5. Yamaguchi et al. (2017) “Fine-tuning of auxin homeostasis governs the transition from floral stem cell maintenance to gynoecium formation.” Nature Communications 8:1125.

6. Guo et al. (2015) “Co-ordination of flower development through epigenetic regulation in two model species: rice and Arabidopsis.” Plant Cell & Physiology 56:830-842.

7. Xu et al. (2014) “Arabidopsis MRG Domain Proteins Bridge Two Histone Modifications to Elevate Expression of Flowering Genes.” Nucleic Acids Research 42: 10960- 10974

8. Gan et al. (2014) “Jumonji demethylases moderate precocious flowering at elevated temperature via regulation of FLC in Arabidopsis.” Nature Communications 5:5098

9. Nakamura et al. (2014) “Transcriptomic and lipidomic profiles of glycerolipids during Arabidopsis flower development.” New Phytologist 203:310-322

10. Sun et al. (2014) “Timing Mechanism Dependent on Cell Division is Invoked by Polycomb Eviction in Plant Stem Cells” Science 343:505

11. Bellaire et al. (2014) “Metabolism and development – integration of micro computed tomography data and metabolite profiling reveals metabolic reprogramming from floral initiation to silique development.” New Phytologist 202: 322-325

Contact:Yifeng XU(18061664143)