OHTA Masaru

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OHTA Masaru
Former Institution / Organization University of Tsukuba Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences Appropriate Technology and Sciences for Sustainable Development
Job title
Assistant Professor

Research Areas



Graduate School, Division of Science, Nagoya University


Three types of nuclear genes encoding chloroplast RNA-binding proteins (cp29, cp31 and cp33) are present in Arabidopsis thaliana: Presence of cp31 in chloroplasts and its homologue in nuclei/cytoplasms
Plant Molecular. Bioliogy   27(3) 529-539   1995

Books etc

The structure and expression of chloroplast ribonucleoprotein genes from Arabidopsis thaliana.
Kluwer Academic Publisher   1992   
RNA-binding proteins from chloroplasts.
China Science and Technology PressAgricaltural Biology   1992   
Structure and function of RNA-binding proteins in chloroplasts and cyanobacteira.
Elsevier ScienceTracing Biological Evolution in Protein and Gene Structures   1995   
Characterization of ribonucleoproteins from the tobacco chloroplast.
Kluwer Academic PublisherPhotosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects   1998   
Mechanisms underlying plant tolerance to abiotic stresses.
SpringerMultigenic and Induced Systemic Resistance in Plants   2005   

Association Memberships


Research Grants & Projects

1. Regulation of plant cell growth under abiotic stresses
2. Development of multi-luciferase reporter gene system for a novel mutant screening strategy
3. Regulatory mechanisms underlaying regulation of photosynthetic gene expression in response to cold stress
Studies on the mechanism how plant cells elongate during developmental processes.
Screening of mutants by a multi-luciferase reporter gene system


ICE, A regulator of cold induced transcriptome and freezing tolerance in plants
U.S. Patent Application, Serial Number 10/425,913
Transgenic Evaluation of Activated Mutant Alleles of SOS2 Reveals a Critical Requirement for Its Kinase Activity and C-Terminal Regulatory Domain for Tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana.
U.S. Patent Application, Serial No. 11/040,005