Ken-ichi Wakabayashi Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
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Noriko Ueki
  • Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D, Univ. Tokyo, Japan, 2002

Current position

Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Tech, Japan


  1. Wakabayashi. K., Nakajima, M., Ide, T. and Ueki, N. (2017). Photomovements based on the flagellar motility in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Bulletin of the Plankton Society of Japan 64(1): 61-66.
  2. Nozaki, H., Ueki, N., Isaka, N., Saigo, T., Yamamoto, K., Matsuzaki, R., Takahashi, F., Wakabayashi, K. I. and Kawachi, M. (2016). A New Morphological Type of Volvox from Japanese Large Lakes and Recent Divergence of this Type and V. ferrisii in Two Different Freshwater Habitats. PLoS One 11(11): e0167148.
  3. Ide, T., Mochiji, S., Ueki, N., Yamaguchi, K., Shigenobu, S., Hirono, M. and Wakabayashi, K. (2016). Identification of the agg1 mutation responsible for negative phototaxis in a "wild-type" strain of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biochem Biophys Rep 7: 379-385.
  4. Ueki, N., Ide, T., Mochiji, S., Kobayashi, Y., Tokutsu, R., Ohnishi, N., Yamaguchi, K., Shigenobu, S., Tanaka, K., Minagawa, J., Hisabori, T., Hirono, M. and Wakabayashi, K. (2016). Eyespot-dependent determination of the phototactic sign in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113(19): 5299-5304.
  5. Nozaki, H., Ueki, N., Misumi, O., Yamamoto, K., Yamashita, S., Herron, M. D. and Rosenzweig, F. (2015). Morphology and reproduction of Volvox capensis (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) from Montana, USA. Phycologia 54(3): 316-320.
  6. Ueki, N., Matsunaga, S., Inouye, I. and Hallmann, A. (2010). How 5000 independent rowers coordinate their strokes in order to row into the sunlight: phototaxis in the multicellular green alga Volvox. BMC Biol 8: 103.
  7. Ueki, N. and Nishii, I. (2009). Controlled enlargement of the glycoprotein vesicle surrounding a volvox embryo requires the InvB nucleotide-sugar transporter and is required for normal morphogenesis. Plant Cell 21(4): 1166-1181.
  8. Ueki, N. and Nishii, I. (2008). Idaten is a new cold-inducible transposon of Volvox carteri that can be used for tagging developmentally important genes. Genetics 180(3): 1343-1353.
  9. Okita, N., Isogai, N., Hirono, M., Kamiya, R. and Yoshimura, K. (2005). Phototactic activity in Chlamydomonas 'non-phototactic' mutants deficient in Ca2+-dependent control of flagellar dominance or in inner-arm dynein. J Cell Sci 118(Pt 3): 529-537.
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Phototaxis Assay for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Authors:  Noriko Ueki and Ken-ichi Wakabayashi, date: 06/20/2017, view: 10424, Q&A: 0
Phototaxis is a behavior in which organisms move toward or away from the light source (positive or negative phototaxis, respectively). It is crucial for phototrophic microorganisms to inhabit under proper light conditions for phototaxis. The ...
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