UMEHARA Mikihisa

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UMEHARA Mikihisa
Toyo University
Yokohama Institute
Job title
Special Postdoctral Researcher
Doctor (Science)(University of Tsukuba)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2015
Professor, Department of Applied Biosciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Toyo University
Apr 2011
Mar 2015
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biosciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Toyo University
Apr 2010
Mar 2011
Researcher, Plant Science Center, RIKEN
Apr 2007
Mar 2010
Special Postdoctral Researcher, Plant Science Center, RIKEN
Apr 2004
Mar 2007
Cheef engineer, Department of Biotechnology, Fukuoka Agricultural Research Center


Biophysics-Biochemistry, Graduate School, Division of Bioresearch, University of Tsukuba
College of Biological Sciences, Second Cluster of College, University of Tsukuba

Awards & Honors

The Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology The young scientist prize

Published Papers

Ito S, Yamagami D, Umehara M, Hanada A, Yoshida S, Sasaki Y, Yajima S, Kyozuka J, Ueguchi-Tanaka M, Matsuoka M, Shirasu K, Yamaguchi S, Asami T
Plant physiology      Apr 2017   [Refereed]
Imari Koike, Koudai Taniguchi, Koudai Taniguchi, Koichiro Shimomura, Mikihisa Umehara, Mikihisa Umehara
Journal of Plant Growth Regulation   1-9   Mar 2017
© 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New YorkFor most plant species, auxins and cytokinins are added to the culture medium to induce adventitious shoot formation. In ipecac (Carapichea ipecacuanha (Brot.) L. Andersson), however, shoots form on i...
Yamada Y, Umehara M
Plants (Basel, Switzerland)   4(3) 664-677   Sep 2015   [Refereed]
Umehara M, Mengmeng C, Akiyama K, Akatsu T, Seto Y, Hanada A, Weiqiang L, Takeda-Kamiya N, Morimoto Y, Yamaguchi S
Plant & Cell Physiology      Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Yamada Y, Furusawa S, Nagasaka S, Shimomura K, Yamaguchi S, Umehara M
Planta   240 399-408   Jun 2014   [Refereed]


Yusuke Yamada, Mikihisa Umehara, Yoshiya Seto
Regulation of Plant Growth & Development   48(2) 148-153   Dec 2013
Mikihisa Umehara
Industrial Technology   (35) 10-14   2013
Umehara Mikihisa
Regulation of Plant Growth & Development   45(2) 104-111   Dec 2010
Strigolactones (SLs) are released from plant roots to soil and function as communication signals for symbiosis and parasitism in the rhizoshere. In addition, SLs are a new class of hormones that inhibit shoot branching of the host plants. It is an...
福岡県農業総合試験場研究報告   (29) 22-26   Mar 2010
Mikihisa umehara, Shinjro Yamaguchi
化学と生物   47(10) 678-683   Oct 2009
福岡県農業総合試験場研究報告   (26) 25-30   Mar 2007
Mikihisa Umehara, Hiroshi Kamada
Regulation of Plant Growth and Development   39(1) 42-49   May 2004

Books etc

Strigolactones, a new plant hormone that regulates shoot branching
Mikihisa Umehara, Junko Kyozuka, Shinjiro Yamaguchi (Part:Joint Work, pp. 148-153)
共立出版   May 2010   
Proposals to investigate gene flow and gene diversity using carrot (Daucus carota L.). In: GM crops and Foods – Potential Safety & Environmental Impact
Ikue Eguchi, Mikihisa Umehara, Michiyuki Ono, Hiroshi Kamada (Part:Joint Work, pp. 69-82)
The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) Seoul, Korea   2004   
Stimulatory and inhibitory conditioning factors regulating somatic embryogenesis in carrot: recent advances. In: Agrobiotechnology and Plant Tissue Culture, (Eds.) Bhojwani SS and Soh W-Y, pp.25-36.
Science Publishers, Inc.   2003   ISBN:1-57808-243-9

Conference Activities & Talks

Effect of strigolactones on seed size of rice
Mami Otake, Yusuke Yamada, Mikihisa Umehara
2nd ICS   29 Mar 2017   
Regulation of survival and growth by phytohormones in response to environmental changes [Invited]
UMEHARA Mikihisa
Linnean Center Plant Science Frontiers Seminars   9 Mar 2017   
Functions of carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase 8 in Micro-Tom
Shoko Hasegawa, Yoshihiro Okabe, Tohru Ariizumi, Hiroshi Ezura, Mikihisa Umehara
IPGSA conference 2016   23 Jun 2016   
Sulfate deficiency stimulates strigolactone production in rice
Masato Shindo, Hanako Nakamura, Yusuke Yamada, Koichiro Shimomura, Mikihisa Umehara
IPGSA conference 2016   22 Jun 2016   
Physiological role of strigolactones in rice leaves
Yusuke Yamada, Akira Oikawa, Kazuki Saito, Koichiro Shimomura, Shinjiro Yamaguchi, Mikihisa Umehara
IPGSA conference 2016   22 Jun 2016   
Endogenous auxin regulates region of the adventitious shoot formation on internodal segments in ipecac
Imari Koike, Koichiro Shimomura, Hiroyuki Kasahara, Ken-ichiro Hayashi, Mikihisa Umehara
IPGSA conference 2016   22 Jun 2016   
UMEHARA Mikihisa
16 Mar 2016   
北岡直樹, 久間木孝史, 梅原三貴久, 芦苅基行, 瀬戸義哉, 山口信次郎,
植物の生長調節   1 Oct 2015   
小池衣茉莉, 下村講一郎, 梅原三貴久, 梅原三貴久
植物の生長調節   1 Oct 2015   
Characteristics of SlCCD8-defective mutants in Micro-Tom.
Takuya Tsutsumi, Shunsuke Fukushima, Yoshihiro Okabe, Tohru Ariizumi, Hiroshi Ezura, Shinjiro Ymaaguchi, Mikihisa Umehara
1st ICS   2 Mar 2015   
Effects of strigolactones on leaf senescence and grain yield in rice.
Yusuke Yamada, Akira Oikawa, Kazuki Saito, Koichiro Shimomura Shinjiro Yamaguchi, Mikihisa Umehara
1st ICS   2 Mar 2015   
Regulation of shoot meristem activity by strigolactones produced under phosphate deficiency. [Invited]
UMEHARA Mikihisa
第56回日本植物生理学会   17 Mar 2015   
小池衣茉莉, 谷口高大, 下村講一郎, 梅原三貴久
植物の生長調節   1 Oct 2014   
堤拓也, 福島俊介, 岡部佳弘, 有泉亨, 江面浩, 梅原三貴久
育種学研究   26 Sep 2014   

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2009 - 2010    Investigator(s): Mikihisa UMEHARA
Strigolactones (SLs) function as a plant hormone that inhibits shoot branching as well as communication signals for symbiosis and parasitism in the rhizosphere. However, why SL contributes to both the communication signal and phytohormone action h...