Takashi Tsuchimatsu

Associate Professor,Graduate School of Science, Chiba University*Profile is at the time of the award.

2020Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Evolutionary dynamics of the non-self recognition self-incompatibility system in wild populations
The angiosperm is known to have a mechanism called "self-incompatibility" that recognizes and eliminates self-pollen and accepts only non-self-pollen, thereby promoting cross-pollination and maintaining the genetic diversity of the population. Recently, however, a novel "non-self-recognition" system has been revealed in the genus Petunia. This study aims to understand the status of non-self-recognition self-incompatibility system in wild populations through extensive sequencing using a large number of wild individuals from South America.


I am very honored to receive the Inamori Foundation Research Grant, which has supported many excellent researches in the past. I would like to elucidate the interesting mechanisms and evolution of plants.

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