The Department of Botany consists of two groups:


In the Molecular Plant Sciences Group, we study molecular mechanisms underlying reception and transduction of outer environmental signals, biological timing system and its diversification, morphogenesis in primitive multicellular eukaryotes, functional differentiation of organelles of plant cells, and regulation of photosynthesis.


The Plant Systematics and Evolution Group comprehensively analyzes information such as the morphological and anatomical characteristics of plants, genome sequences and DNA fragment length polymorphisms to clarify plant diversity and the process of phylogenetic evolution.


Research Fields:
Plant Physiology / Chronobiology / Plant Phylogeny and Taxonomy / Plant Molecular Cell Biology / Plant Molecular Genetics