Yusuke Kimata

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University *Profile is at the time of the award.

2022Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Elucidation of the evolution of plant body axis formation using a basalland plant, Marchantia
Plant body axis is established by the asymmetric division of zygote. However, it is totally unknown how the mechanism is evolved in land plants. To address this question, we take advantage of original microscopy system to visualize what happens in Marchantia polymorpha zygote.


I am grateful for the opportunity to work on a completely new research topic. I will strive to contribute to the understanding of an important proposition in developmental biology, namely, the evolution of plant form.

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