Dr. Yoichi Matsubara
Dr. Yoichi Matsubara
Gifu University, Japan
Title: Growth Regulation through Mycorrhiza and Secondary Metabolites of Lamiaceae Herbs in Horticultural Plants
Arbuscularmycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are known as symbiotic fungi with the effect of promoting host plant growth mainly by enhancing phosphorus uptake through symbiosis. AMF is considered to develop a sustainable ecofriendly strategy to overcome biotic and abiotic stresses in plant production as well as safe agricultural production. On the other hand, antimicrobial and preservative activities of essential oils in Lamiaceaeherbs is well documented mainly for agrifoods. However, the antifungal properties of secondary metabolites except EOs in Lamiaceae herbs on horticultural plant diseases is still unclear. In this study, PCR-SSCP (single-strand conformational polymorphism) analysis of early decline or replant problem in vegetable and medicinal plants, tolerance to several environmental stresses such as diseases and salinity in mycorrhizalplants, histological (passage cells in dimorphic exodermis) and physiological (antioxidative ability etc.) mechanisms on such stress tolerance, and metabolome analysis of secondary metabolites in Lamiacease herbs and their functions were introduced.
Dr. Yoichi Matsubaraisworkingat Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University in Japan, and studying on environmental stress management in mycorrhizal horticultural plants, and metabolome analysis and secondary metabolites function in Lamiaceae herbs. He received PhD at HokkaidoUniversityin Japan, and he visited University of Guelph in Canada, and University of Kent in U.K. as a visiting scientist of MEXTprogram. He had invited speeches at Department of Horticulture and Forestry in Southwest Forestry University, International Symposium of Mycology, ICEAB, International Conference on Agronomy and Horticulture, International Conference on Dry zone Agriculture.