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Takahiko KUBO Last modified date:2024.05.17

Professor / Division of Systems Bioengineering
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Faculty of Agriculture

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Academic Degree
Dr. of Agriculture
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Plant Genetics
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities

Our research focuses on reproductive mechanism and molecular evolution in rice. We are also responsible for conservation and distribution of rice genetic resources of local varieties and mutant lines.
Research Interests
  • Study on geneic mechanism of rice storage starch
    keyword : Starch, Oryza saitiva, endosperm
  • Functional and evolutionary analysis of rice genes involved in reproductive development
    keyword : Rice, Gametogenesis, Gene function, Genetic diversity
  • Research on preservation and property evaluation in rice germplasm
    keyword : Genetic resource, Trait evaluation, Natural variation, Database
  • Construction of rice mutation pool in National Bioresources Projest (NBRP)
    keyword : Rice, Mutation, Gene Function, N-methyl-N-nitrosourea, TILLING
Academic Activities
1. Kubo T., Genetic mechanisms of postzygotic RI: an epistatic network in rice., Breeding Science, 2013.12.
1. Kubo T. , Yamagata Y., Matsusaka M., Toyoda A., Sato Y., and Kumamaru T., MiRiQ database: a platform for in silico rice mutant screening, Plant Cell Physiology,, 2023.11.
2. Kubo T., Yamagata Y., Matsusaka H., Toyoda A., Sato Y. and Kumamaru T., Whole-Genome Sequencing of Rice Mutant Library Members Induced by N-Methyl-N-Nitrosourea Mutagenesis of Fertilized Egg Cells, Rice, 10.1186/s12284-022-00585-1, 15, 1, 38, 2022.07.
3. Kubo T, Yoshimura A, and Kurata N, Loss of OsEAF6, a Subunit of the Histone Acetyltransferase Complex, Causes Hybrid Breakdown in Intersubspecific Rice Crosses, Frontiers in Plant Science, 13, 866404, 2022.04.
4. Sato Y, Tsuda K, Yamagata Y, Matsusaka H, Kajiya-Kanegae H, Yoshida Y, Agata A, Ta KN, Shimizu-Sato S, Suzuki T, Nosaka-Takahashi M, Kubo T, Kawamoto S, Nonomura K, Yasui H, Kumamaru T, Collection, preservation and distribution of Oryza genetic resources by the National Bioresource Project RICE (NBRP-RICE)., Breeding Science,, 71, 291-298, 2021.09.
5. Kihara M, Ushijima T, Yamagata Y, Tsuruda Y, Higa T, Abiko T, Kubo T, Wada M, Suetsugu N, Gotoh E., Light‑induced chloroplast movements in Oryza species., Journal of Plant Research,, 2020.04.
6. Shenton M, Kobayashi M, Terashima S, Ohyanagi H, Copetti D, Hernández-Hernández T, Zhang J, Ohmido N, Fujita M, Toyoda A, Ikawa H, Fujiyama A, Furuumi H, Miyabayashi T, Kubo T, Kudrna D, Wing R, Yano K, Nonomura KI, Sato Y, Kurata N., Evolution and diversity of the wild rice Oryza officinalis complex, across continents, genome types,and ploidy levels., Genome Biology and Evolution, doi:10.1093/gbe/evaa037, 12, 4, 413-428, 2020.03.
7. Kubo T., Yoshimura A., Kurata N., Genetic characterization and fine mapping of S25, a hybrid male sterility gene, on rice chromosome 12., Genes & Genetic Systems, 10.1266/ggs.17-00012, 92, 205-212, 2017.12.
8. Kubo Takahiko, Takashi T., Ashikari M., Atsushi Yoshimura, Kurata N., Two tightly linked genes at the hsa1 locus cause both F1 and F2 hybrid sterility in rice., Molecular Plant, 9, 221-232, 2016.10.
9. Kubo T., Yoshimura, A., Kurata N., Pollen killer gene S35 function requires interaction with an activator that maps close to S24, another pollen killer gene in rice., G3 (Bethesda), 6, 1459-1468, 2016.05.
10. Kurusu T., Koyano T., Hanamata S., Kubo Takahiko, Noguchi Y., Yagi C., Nagata N., Yamamoto T., Ohnishi T., Kurata N., Kuchitsu K., OsATG7 is required for autophagy-dependent lipid metabolism in rice postmeiotic anther development., Autophagy, 10, 878-888, 2014.05.
11. Kubo T., Fujita M., Takahashi H, Nakazono M., Tsutsumi N., Kurata N., Transcriptome analysis of developing ovules in rice isolated by laser microdissection., Plant Cell Physiology, 54, 750-765, 2013.11.
12. Huang X., Kurata N., Wei X., Wang Z.X., Wang A., Zhao Q., Zhao Y., Liu K., Lu H., Li W., et al., A map of rice genome variation reveals the origin of cultivated rice., Nature, 490, 497-501, 2012.10.
Works, Software and Database
1. Integrated Rice Science Database, Oryzabase (NBRP project)
1. Tho N.T.P., Nakamura T., Kumamaru T., and Kubo T., Characterization of a new gene involved in starch metabolism of rice, 日本育種学会, 2019.09.
2. Rahma S.N.A.F, Kumamaru T., and Kubo T., Fine-mapping of INK gene responsible for hybrid male sterility in rice, 日本育種学会, 2019.09.
3. Kubo Takahiko, Atsushi Yoshimura, Nori Kurata, Dissecting genetic networks underlying F1 hybrid sterility and hybrid breakdown in rice., Plant Genome Evolution, 2017.10.
4. Kubo T., Genetic network of hybrid sterility in an indica-japonica cross., Workshop on the Nature of Reproductive Barriers in Rice, 2016.09.
Membership in Academic Society
  • International Association of Sexual Plant Reproduction Research
  • The molecular Biology Society of Japan
  • The Genetics Society of Japan
  • Japanese Society of Breeding
Educational Activities
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture
Plant Genetic Engineering