SEKI, Motohide

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SEKI, Motohide
Kyushu University
Job title
Post-doctoral Fellow
Ph.D. in Science(Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2017
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University
Apr 2016
Sep 2017
Research Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University
Apr 2015
Mar 2016
Research Fellow, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University
Apr 2013
Mar 2015
Reserach Fellow, Faculty of Earth Environmental Science, Hokkaido University
Apr 2009
Mar 2011
JSPS Research Fellow (DC2), Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo

Published Papers

Webb AAR, Seki M, Satake A, Caldana C
Nature Communications   10(550)    Feb 2019   [Refereed]
The clockwork of plant circadian oscillators has been resolved through investigations in Arabidopsis thaliana. The circadian oscillator is an important regulator of much of plant physiology, though many of the mechanisms are unclear. New findings ...
Seki M, Ohara T, Hearn TJ, Frank A, da Silva VCH, Caldana C, Webb AAR, Satake A
Scientific Reports   7(8305)    Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Arabidopsis plants store part of the carbon fixed by photosynthesis as starch to sustain growth at night. Two competing hypotheses have been proposed to explain this diel starch turnover based on either the measurement of starch abundance with res...
Kanazawa T, Seki M, Ishiyama K, Araseki M, Izaike Y, Takahashi T
Journal of Reproduction and Development   63(4) 389-399   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
This study assessed the effects of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) treatment on Day 5 (Day 0 = estrus) on luteal blood flow and accuracy of pregnancy prediction in recipient cows. On Day 5, 120 lactating Holstein cows were randomly assigned ...
Kanazawa T, Seki M, Ishiyama K, Kubo T, Kaneda Y, Sakaguchi M, Izaike Y, Takahashi T
Theriogenology   86(6) 1436-1444   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
This study aimed to assess the suitability of luteal blood flow analyses measured by color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) to predict pregnancy at pre- and post-embryo transfer (ET) in dairy cows and to compare with the established criterion like l...
Seki M, Nakamaru M
Journal of Theoretical Biology   407 90-105   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
• We model the evolution of indirect reciprocity, using reputation spreading process.
• We examine the effects of false information intentionally started by some players.
• More and more gossip sessions are favored when no players start false info...
Motohide Seki, Akiko Satake
Japanese Journal of Ecology   66(2) 489-500   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
(in Japanese)
Satake A, Seki M, Iima M, Teramoto T, Nishiura Y
Journal of Theoretical Biology   395 227-237   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
• This study quantified effects of florigen distribution on inflorescence architecture.
• We developed the phloem transportation model for florigen.
• The model predicted diverse inflorescence architectures observed in Arabidopsis.
• The model hig...
Seki M, Feugier FG, Song XJ, Ashikari M, Nakamura H, Ishiyama K, Yamaya T, Inari-Ikeda M, Kitano H, Satake A
Plant & Cell Physiology   56(4) 605-619   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the most important food crops in the world. Numerous quantitative trait loci or genes controlling panicle architecture have been identified to increase grain yield. Yet grain yield, defined as the product of th...
Seki M, Yoshida T, Takada T
Journal of Mathematical Biology   71(3) 669-690   Sep 2014   [Refereed]
According to the viewpoint of the optimal strategy theory, a tree is expected to shed its leaves when they no longer contribute to maximisation of net carbon gain. Several theoretical models have been proposed in which a tree was assumed to strate...
Seki M, Ihara Y
Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science   3(2) 12-16   Aug 2012   [Refereed]
Cultural transmission between individuals can take various forms. One-to-many transmission refers to the case when each individual in a population socially acquires cultural traits from one particular individual who occupies a special social statu...

Books etc

Phloem: Methods and Protocols
SEKI, Motohide (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 29: Using a mathematical model of phloem transport to optimize strategies for crop improvement)
Springer   Jun 2019   ISBN:978-1-4939-9562-2
It is valuable to set an ideotype plant structure (i.e., ideal numbers and arrangement of sucrose sources, sinks, and pathways that maximize crop yield) as a goal for breeding with modern and near-future technologies. However, it is not easy to th...
Thus Spake Evolutionary Psychologists
Wang XT, Su YJ (Part:Joint Translation)
Peking University Press   May 2018   

Conference Activities & Talks

Sigenaka F, Yamamoto S, Seki M, Sekiguchi T, Iwasaki A, Yokoo M
2016 International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems   May 2016   International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
A repeated game is a formal model for analyzing cooperation in long-term relationships. The case where each player observes her opponent's action with some observation errors (imperfect private monitoring) is difficult to analyze, and existing wor...