Yusuke Kobayashi

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ibaraki University *Profile is at the time of the award.

2021Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Molecular analysis of maternal inheritance of the organelle genomes
Eukaryotic cells contain three kinds of genomic DNA: nuclear, mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA. It is widely observed that mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA are inherited from their mother exclusively (maternal inheritance). Now I am trying to reveal the molecular mechanism underlying maternal inheritance by using the isogamous green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.


I am honored to receive the Inamori Research Grants Program. I hope to reveal the mystery of the maternal inheritance.

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