SUZUKI Kensaku

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SUZUKI Kensaku
Iwate University
Department of Plant Biosciences
Job title
Project Researcher
Ph.D.(University of Tsukuba)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Project Researcher, Department of Plant Biosciences, Iwate University
Visiting Professor, Graduate School (Agriculture), Iwate University
Tohoku Agricultural Research Center, NARO (formerly known as NARO Tohoku Agricultural Research Center, or Tohoku National Agricultural Research Center)
Tohoku National Agricultural Experiment Station (the predecessor of Tohoku National Agricultural Research Center)
National Food Research Institute
University of Tsukuba
Iowa State University
University of Tsukuba


Graduate School, Division of Bioresearch, University of Tsukuba
Botany, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Kyoiku University

Published Papers

Uchida, H., Kato, K., Suzuki, K., Yokota, A., Kawano, S., Matsunaga, S., and Okada, S.
Cytologia   83(1) 7-17   Mar 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
(Invited Review) In order to increase the biomass of photosynthetic organisms, upregulation of net CO2 fixation in daytime appears to be a promising approach. This can be attained by improving the turnover of chloroplast enzymes such as ribulose 1...
Suzuki K, Aoki N, Matsumura H, Okamura M, Ohsugi R, Shimono H
Plant, cell & environment   38(7) 1255-1274   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
In rice (Oryza sativa L.), chilling-induced male sterility increased when plants experienced low water temperature (Tw, 18 °C for 14 d) before panicle initiation. The number of mature pollen grains after chilling at the booting stage (12 °C for 5 ...
Suzuki, K., Ohmori, Y., and Nagao, M.
Plant Cell Physiol.   54(11) 1769-1779   Nov 2013   [Refereed]
We previously found a novel type of chilling injury in the leaves of rice seedlings (Oryza sativa L. cv. Akitakomachi). The damage was only observed when the roots were not chilled (10°C/25°C, shoots/roots), but not when the whole seedling was chi...
Fujimura, H., Suzuki, K., Nagao, M., and Okada, M.
Sci. Hort.   147 34-41   Nov 2012   [Refereed]
Sugar concentrations in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruits increase under water or salt stress. Water stress can be induced by root chilling, but the relationship with fruit sugars has not been reported. To elucidate this relationship, we com...
Matsumura, H., Suzuki, K., and Shimono, H.
J. Agric. Met.   68(2) 159-164   Jun 2012   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., Ohmori, Y., and Ratel, E.
Plant Cell Physiol.   52(9) 1697-1707   Sep 2011   [Refereed]
Shimono, H., Suzuki, K., Aoki, K., Hasegawa, T., and Okada, M.
Photosynthetica   48(4) 530-536   2010   [Refereed]
Iwaki, T., Shiota, K., Al-Taweel, K., Kobayashi, D., Kobayashi, A., Suzuki, K., Yui, T., and Wadano, A.
J. Biosci. Bioeng.   105(1) 26-33   2008   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., Nagasuga, K., and Okada, M.
Plant Cell Physiol.   49(3) 433-442   2008   [Refereed]
Yamori, W, Suzuki, K., Noguchi, K., Nakai, M., and Terashima, I.
Plant Cell Environ.   29(8) 1659-1670   2006   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., and Onodera, H.
Can. J. Bot.   83(7) 834-841   Jul 2005   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., Uchida, H., and Mamedov, T.G.
Can. J. Bot.   83(7) 842-849   Jul 2005   [Refereed]
Uchida, H., Suzuki, K., Tanifuji, G., Yamaguchi, T., Misumi, O., Kuroiwa, T., and Hara, Y.
Cytologia   69(1) 63-68   2004   [Refereed]
Mamedov, T. G., Suzuki, K., Miura, K., Kucho, K., and Fukuzawa, H.
J. Biol. Chem.   276(49) 45573-45579   2001   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., Mamedov, T.G., and Ikawa, T.
Plant Cell Physiol.   40(8) 792-799   1999   [Refereed]
Hayashi, T., Suzuki, K., and Hara, M.
Japanese Journal of Crop Science   67(2) 183-186   1998   [Refereed]
Flowering and podding under cool temperature treatment were investigated using three determinate soybean varieties, Enrei, Okushirome and Suzuyutaka.Plants were treated at 15°C/13°C(day/night)in a growth chamber for 2 weeks starting 4 days after t...
Measurement of enzyme activities related to photosynthetic carbon assimilation and glycolate pathway.
Suzuki, K.
Jpn J. Phycol.   45(2) 103-110   1997   [Refereed]
Iwamoto, K., Suzuki, K., and Ikawa, T.
J. Phycol.   32(5) 790-798   1996   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K.
Plnat Cell Physiol.   36(1) 95-100   1995   [Refereed]
Oxygen enhancement of photosynthetic 14CO2 fixation in a freshwater diatom Nitzschia ruttneri.
Suzuki, K., and Ikawa, T.
Jpn. J. Phycol.   41(1) 19-28   1993   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., and Kasamo, K.
Plnat Cell Physiol.   34(4) 613-619   1993   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., Iwamoto, K., Yokoyama, S., and Ikawa, T.
J. Phycol.   27(4) 492-498   1991   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., Marek, L.F., and Spalding, M.H.
Plant Physiol.   93(1) 231-237   1990   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., and Spalding, M.H.
Photosynth. Res.   21(3) 181-186   1989   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., and Spalding, M.H.
Plant Physiol.   90(3) 1195-1200   1989   [Refereed]
Suzuki, K., and Ikawa, T.
Plant Cell Physiol.   25(3) 367-375   1984   [Refereed]


Adaptation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii high-CO2-requiring mutants to limiting-CO2.
MH.Spalding, MH., Suzuki, K., and Geraghty, AM.
Current Research in Photosynthesis   4 505-508   1990
A phosphoglycolate phosphatase mutant of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
Suzuki, K., Marek, LF., and Spalding, MH.
Current Research in Photosynthesis   4 509-512   1990
Photosynthetic characteristics of several high-CO2-requiring mutants of Chlamydomonas.
Suzuki, K., and Spalding, M.H.
Progress in Photosynthesis Research   4 329-332   1987

Conference Activities & Talks

Mechanism of Chilling-Induced Spikelet Sterility: Loss of Chilling Tolerance in Rice Spikelets Caused by Cooling Water before Panicle Initiation, and the Relationship with Leaf Response to Cooling Water
Suzuki, K., Aoki. N., Matsumura, H., Ryu Ohsugi, R., and Shimono, H.
Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists   17 Mar 2015   
Rice anthers are very sensitive to chilling at the booting stage. Our resent studies showed that the chilling sensitivity is affected by water temperature during the vegetative growth stage before panicle initiation: e.g., warming water before pan...
Loss of chilling tolerance: gene expression in the young spikelets of rice plants experienced cool water before panicle initiation (Abstract Only)
Suzuki, K., Matsumura, H., Aoki. N., Ryu Ohsugi, R., and Shimono, H.
Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists   Mar 2014   
Rice is very sensitive to low temperature below 20°C at the reproductive stage. However, Shimono et al. showed in the fields and green houses that the chilling sensitivity was improved by increasing water temperature in the vegetative growth stage...
Nitrate reductase and high root temperature-induced chilling injury of rice seedling leaves
Suzuki, K., and Yukimi Ohmori, Y.
Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists   Mar 2013   
The leaves of rice seedlings show severe visible injury after a few days chilling (10°C) only when the roots are not chilled (25°C), whereas no such injury is observed when the whole seedlings are chilled at 10°C. This High Root Temperature-induce...
Aoki, N., Matsumura, H., Suzuki, K., Ishii, A., Shimono, H., and Ohsugi, R.
The 233rd Meeting of the Crop Science Society of Japan   Mar 2012   
Effect of Root Temperature on the Photosystem II Complexes in the Chilling Leaves of Rice Seedlings
Suzuki, K., and Yukimi Ohmori, Y.
Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists   Mar 2012   
The leaves of rice seedlings show severe visible injury after a few days chilling (10 °C) only when the roots are not chilled (25 °C), whereas no such injury is observed when the whole seedlings are chilled at 10 °C. This High-Root-Temperature-ind...

Research Grants & Projects

Mechanisms for plant response and acclimation to environmental stresses such as low shoot- and/or low root-temperature.
Ordinary Research
Project Year: 2006 - 2008
Mechanism of the chilling injury induced by high root-temperature in rice seedlings.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2009 - 2011
Water temperature control in early growth stage to reduce cold weather damage in paddy-field rice.
The Other Research Programs
Project Year: 2009 - 2011
Cooling root systems using natural cold water to produce high quality vegetables.
The Other Research Programs
Project Year: 2007 - 2009
Elucidation of photorespiration-reducing mechanism and CO2-sensing mechanism using Chlamydomonas mutants with reduced rate of photorespiration.
0093 (Japanese Only)
Project Year: 1999 - 2000