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Associate Professor

Laboratory location

Sugimoto Campus

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Hiroshima University -  Ph.D.

  • Hiroshima University -  Master of Arts

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

Plant Physiology

Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Regulation mechanisms of plant growth


    Keyword in research subject:  Plant Hormones, Cell Wall, Plant Growth

Current Career 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka City University   Graduate School of Science   Biology and Geosciences Course   Associate Professor  

Graduate School 【 display / non-display


    Hiroshima University  Graduate School, Division of Biophere Sciences 

Graduating School 【 display / non-display


    Kochi University   Faculty of Science  


Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Modification of chemical properties of cell walls by silicon and its role in regulation of the cell wall extensibility in oat leaves.

    J Plant Physiol  164   385 - 393 2007

  • Cell wall oxalate oxidase modifies the ferulate metabolism in cell walls of wheat shoots.

    Wakabayashi K, Soga K, Hoson T

    J Plant Physiol (doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.2011.05.010)  2011

  • 1-Aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC)-induced reorientation of cortical microtubules is accompanied by a transient increase in the transcript levels of gamma-tubulin complex and katanin genes in azuki bean epicotyls.

    Soga K, Yamaguchi A, Kotake T, Wakabayashi K, Hoson T

    J Plant Physiol  167   1165 - 1171 2010

  • Gravity-induced modifications to development in hypocotyls of Arabidopsis tubulin mutants.

    Matsumoto S, Kumasaki S, Soga K, Wakabayashi K, Hashimoto T, Hoson T

    Plant Physiol  152   918 - 926 2010

  • Fucosylated high molecular mass but not non-fucosylated low molecular mass xyloglucans undergo an extensive depolymerization in cell walls of azuki bean epicotyls.

    Arai K, Wakabayashi K, Soga K, Hoson T

    J Plant Physiol  167   800 - 804 2010

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Review Papers (Misc) 【 display / non-display

  • Modification of cell wall architecture in gramineous plants under altered gravity conditions.

    Wakabayashi K, Soga K, Hoson T

    Biol Sci Space  23   137 - 142 2009

  • Signal perception, transduction, and response in gravity resistance. Another graviresponse in plants.

    Adv Space Res  36   1196 - 1202 2005

  • Changes in cell wall polysaccharides during fruit ripening.

    J. Plant Res.  113   231 - 237 2000

Conference Activities & Talks 【 display / non-display

  • The objectives and outlines of the Resist Tubule space experiment.

    28th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science  2011.06 

  • Cellular mechanisms of gravity resistance in plants.


  • Outline of FERULATE experiment.


  • Cellular basis of gravity resistance in plants.

    38th Committee on Space Research Scientific Assembly  2010.07 

  • Growth and cell wall changes in stem organs under microgravity and hypergravity conditions.

    38th Committee on Space Research Scientific Assembly  2010.07 

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