Yokotani Kaori

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Yokotani Kaori
University of Tsukuba
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Job title
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.(Hiroshima University)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Research assistant, Japan women's university
Lectur, university of the air
Research assistant, Showa college of pharmaceutical sciences
Lectur, Japan women's university


Japan Women's University
Mar 1993
Graduate School, Division of General Science, Hiroshima University

Committee Memberships

Nov 2018

Awards & Honors

Nov 2018
The Valuable contribution to AMS2018, Keynote Lecture, AMS2018
Winner: Awarded to Keynote Lecture

Published Papers

Analysis of amino acids in a terrestrial cyanobacterium, Nostoc sp. HK-01: Functions and utilizations as space food materials
Ong, M., Kimura, Y., Kimura, S., Ajioka, R., Katoh, H., Fujii, Y., Tomita-Yokotani, K.
47th International Conference on Environmental System      2017
Local production of all necessary materials for habitation in extraterrestrial environments: Utilization of wood for habitation on Mars.
Proceedings of the 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems      2017
Tolerance and growth of a terrestrial cyanobacterium, Nostoc sp. HK-01 under harsh Environments.
Proceedings of the 47th International Conference on Environmental Systems,      2017
Compatible solutes in the akinetes of the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. HK-01 contribute to its heat tolerance
Kimura, S., Ong, M., Ichikawa, S. and Tomita-Yokotani, K.
American Journal of Plant Sciences   2695-2711   2017   [Refereed]

Books etc

IGEシリーズ28 宇宙植物科学の最前線   Jan 2000   
Allelochemicals: The possibility of management of plant diseases
Tomita-Yokotani;K.;Suzuki;T.;Kato;T.;;+横谷, 香織
Current concepts in botany,Mukerji, K.G. and Manoharachary, C. (ed), 371-376. I.K.International, India   Jan 2006   
Space and gravitational biology of flowering plants
Yamashita;M.;Tomita-Yokotani;K.;Nakamura;;+横谷, 香織
Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant biotechnology, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva (ed), Ⅳ, 249-260. Global Science Books, London, UK   Jan 2006   

Conference Activities & Talks

Abilities of a cyanobacterium, Nostoc sp.HK.01, to utilize its own cells in defence against UV radiation [Invited]
Kaori Tomita-Yokotani, Reiko Ajioka, Midori Ong, Shunta Kimura
COSPAR2018   14 Jul 2018   
The existence of functional substances released from mycorrhizal fungi for the germination of Spiranthes sinensis. var. amoena
Chiba, S.,Kimura, S., and Tomita-Yokotani, K.
4th International Conference of Asian Allelopathy Society   8 Sep 2018   
Advanced utilization of allelochemicals in Japanese cherry blossom
Tomita-Yokotani, K., Kimura, Y. , Kobayashi, H., Kimura, , and Fujii, Y.
4th International Conference of Asian Allelopathy Society   8 Sep 2018   
Estimation of dry weight of cells and occurrence of extracellular polymeric substances, (EPS), during the life cycle of Nostoc sp. HK-01
Midori Ong, Shunta Kimura, Hiroshi Kaotoh, Kaori Tomita-Yokotani
12th Asian Microgravity Symposium - 2018   12 Nov 2018   
Potential of symbiotic species as indicators under extreme environments- an orchid, Spiranthes sinensis. var. amoena and mycorrhizal fungi
Satoko Chiba, Hitomi Katogi, Shunta Kimura, Kaori Tomita-Yokotani
12th Asian Microgravity Symposium - 2018   12 Nov 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

The occurrence and the function of new plant growth regulators
Project Year: 1995   
Research plan to study allelopathy under microgravity
Project Year: 2001   
Woody plant under the space environment – functional compounds related to morphogenesis of tree, and its applied utilization
Project Year: 2005   
Symbiotic relationship between endophyte and its host plant under pseudo-extraterrestrial environment.
Project Year: 2005