Hiroyuki Kakui

Link to Research Group page (Prof. Dr. Kentaro K. Shimizu)

Research Interests

Molecular biology, selfing syndrome, self-incompatibility, pollen number, flower size, CRISPR/Cas9.


Education and Professional Positions

2016 - present Yokohama City University, Japan, Assistant Professor (temporary)
2015 - present Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2013 - 2015 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (for abroad), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2009 - 2013 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (for Post-doc), Nagoya University, Japan
2008 - 2009 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (for Ph.D.) Chiba University, Japan
2006 - 2009 Ph.D. in Agricultural Biology, Chiba University, Japan
2004 - 2006 M.Sc. in Science, Yokohama City University, Japan
2000 - 2004 B.Sc. in Agricultural Biology, Hirosaki University, Japan

Selected Publications

  • Minamikawa M., Fujii D., Kakui H., Kotoda N., Sassa H. (2013). Identification of an S-RNase binding protein1 (SBP1) homolog of apple (Malus x domestica), Plant Biotechnology, vol.30(2), pp119-123. DOI: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology.13.0109a
  • Kakui H., Kato M., Ushijima K., Kitaguchi M., Kato S., Sassa H. (2011). Sequence divergence and loss-of-function phenotypes of S locus F-box brothers genes are consistent with non-self recognition by multiple pollen determinants in self-incompatibility of Japanese pear (Pyrus pyrifolia). Plant Journal, vol.68, pp.1028-1038. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04752.x
  • Minamikawa M., Kakui H., Wang S., Kotoda N., Kikuchi S., Koba T., Sassa H. (2010). Apple S locus region represents a large cluster of related, polymorphic and pollen-specific F-box genes. Plant Molecular Biology, vol.74, pp.143-154. DOI: 10.1007/s11103-010-9662-z
  • Kakui H., Tsuzuki T., Koba T., Sassa H. (2007). The polymorphism of SFBB-gamma and its use for S genotyping in Japanese pear (Pyrus pyrifolia). Plant Cell Reports, vol.26, pp.1619-1625. DOI: 10.1007/s00299-007-0386-8
  • Sassa H., Kakui H., Miyamoto M., Suzuki S., Hanada T., Ushijima K., Kusaba M., Hirano H., Koba T. (2007). S-locus F-box brothers: Multiple and pollen-specific F-box genes with S-haplotype-specific polymorphisms in apple and Japanese pear. Genetics, vol.175, pp.1855-1867. DOI: 10.1534/genetics.106.068858