We conduct various studies on the assessment and analysis of soil microbial biomass, community and activity and interactions of plant and soil microorganisms in order to improve plant production and to maintain soil sustainability and fertility.
1) Effects of organic materials and soil conditions on soil microflora useful for plant growth and control of soil-borne diseases (Nagaoka, T.)
2) Plant root hair is important for water and nutrient uptakes and microbial interaction. We analyze the interaction of root hair and soil by the approach of molecular biology. (Tominaga, R.)
Soil, Nutrient, Organic matter, Microbe, Root-hair
The role of microbial biomass in soil nutrient availability and environmental conservation
CPC::SlTRY decreased trichome and increased root-hair number in cpc.
Eida, M.F., Nagaoka, T., Wasaki, J., and Kouno, K. (2013) Phytate degradation by fungi and bacteria that inhabit sawdust and coffee residue composts. Microbes and Environments, 28(1), 71-80.
Eida, M.F., Nagaoka, T., Wasaki, J., and Kouno, K. (2012) Isolation and characterization of cellulose-decomposing bacteria inhabiting sawdust and coffee residue composts. Microbes and Environments, 27(3), 226-233.
Eida, M.F., Nagaoka, T., Wasaki, J., and Kouno, K. (2011) Evaluation of cellulolytic and hemicellulolytic abilities of fungi isolated from coffee residue and sawdust composts. Microbes and Environments, 26(3), 220-227.
Wickramatilake, A.R.P., Munehiro, R., Nagaoka, T., Wasaki, J., and Kouno, K. (2011) Compost amendment enhances population and composition of phosphate solubilizing bacteria and improves phosphorus availability in granitic regosols. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 57(4), 529-540.
Hayashi, N., Tetsumura, T., Sawa, S., Wada, T. and Tominaga-Wada, R. CLE14 peptide signaling in Arabidopsis root hair cell fate determination. Plant Biotechnology. (2018) 35, 17-22
Tominaga-Wada, R. and Wada, T. Effect of amino acid substitution of CAPRICE on cell-to-cell movement ability in Arabidopsis root epidermis. Developmental Biology. (2018) 435, 1-5
Tominaga-Wada, R. Kurata, T. and Wada, T. Localization of the CAPRICE-ENHANCER OF TRY AND CPC1 chimera protein in Arabidopsis root epidermis. Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry. (2017) 81, 1762-1767
Tominaga-Wada, R. and Wada, T. Extended C-termini of CPC-LIKE MYB proteins confer functional diversity in Arabidopsis epidermal cell differentiation. Development. (2017) 144, 2375-2380