Laboratory of Rhizosphere Control

Molecular biology and biogeography of plant microbial symbiosis


  • NameE-mail Address
  • Position
  • Degree
  • EZAWA Tatsuhiro
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D


Researchers’ directory


Selected Publications

  1. Kikuchi, Y., Hijikata, N., Yokoyama, K., Ohtomo, R., Handa, Y., Kawaguchi, M., Saito, K., and Ezawa, T. (2014) Polyphosphate accumulation is driven by transcriptome alterations that lead to near-synchronous and near-equivalent uptake of inorganic cations in an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. New Phytologist, 204, 638-649.
  2. Kawahara, A. and Ezawa, T. (2013) Characterization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities with respect to zonal vegetation in a coastal dune ecosystem. Oecologia 173, 533-543.
  3. Ikeda, Y., Shimura, H., Kitahara, R., Masuta, C., and Ezawa, T. (2012) A novel virus-like double-stranded RNA in an obligate biotroph arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus: a hidden player in mycorrhizal symbiosis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 25, 1005-1012.
  4. Hijikata, N., Murase, M., Tani, C., Ohtomo, R., Osaki, M., and Ezawa, T. (2010) Polyphosphate has a central role in the rapid and massive accumulation of phosphorus in extraradical mycelium of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. New Phytologist 186, 285-289.
  5. Ezawa, T., Hayatsu, M., and Saito, M. (2005) A new hypothesis on the strategy for acquisition of phosphorus in arbuscular mycorrhiza: up-regulation of secreted acid phosphatase gene in the host plant. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 18, 1046-1053.

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