Satoko Yoshida
  • RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D in Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2001

Current position

Associate Professor, Institute for Research Initiatives, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan


  1. Ishida, J. K., Wakatake, T., Yoshida, S., Takebayashi, Y., Kasahara, H., Wafula, E., dePamphilis, C. W., Namba, S. and Shirasu, K. (2016). Local Auxin Biosynthesis Mediated by a YUCCA Flavin Monooxygenase Regulates Haustorium Development in the Parasitic Plant Phtheirospermum japonicum. Plant Cell 28(8): 1795-1814.
  2. Cui, S., Wakatake, T., Hashimoto, K., Saucet, S. B., Toyooka, K., Yoshida, S. and Shirasu, K. (2016). Haustorial Hairs Are Specialized Root Hairs That Support Parasitism in the Facultative Parasitic Plant Phtheirospermum japonicum. Plant Physiol 170(3): 1492-1503.
  3. Yoshida, S., Cui, S., Ichihashi, Y. and Shirasu, K. (2016). The Haustorium, a Specialized Invasive Organ in Parasitic Plants. Annu Rev Plant Biol 67: 643-667.
  4. Conn, C. E., Bythell-Douglas, R., Neumann, D., Yoshida, S., Whittington, B., Westwood, J. H., Shirasu, K., Bond, C. S., Dyer, K. A. and Nelson, D. C. (2015). PLANT EVOLUTION. Convergent evolution of strigolactone perception enabled host detection in parasitic plants. Science 349(6247): 540-543.
  5. Mutuku, J. M., Yoshida, S., Shimizu, T., Ichihashi, Y., Wakatake, T., Takahashi, A., Seo, M. and Shirasu, K. (2015). The WRKY45-Dependent Signaling Pathway Is Required For Resistance against Striga hermonthica Parasitism. Plant Physiol 168(3): 1152-1163.
  6. Mitsumasu, K., Seto, Y. and Yoshida, S. (2015). Apoplastic interactions between plants and plant root intruders. Front Plant Sci 6: 617.
  7. Ichihashi, Y., Mutuku, J. M., Yoshida, S. and Shirasu, K. (2015). Transcriptomics exposes the uniqueness of parasitic plants. Brief Funct Genomics 14(4): 275-282.
  8. Yoshida, S., Kameoka, H., Tempo, M., Akiyama, K., Umehara, M., Yamaguchi, S., Hayashi, H., Kyozuka, J. and Shirasu, K. (2012). The D3 F-box protein is a key component in host strigolactone responses essential for arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. New Phytol 196(4): 1208-1216.
  9. Den Herder, G., Yoshida, S., Antolin-Llovera, M., Ried, M. K. and Parniske, M. (2012). Lotus japonicus E3 ligase SEVEN IN ABSENTIA4 destabilizes the symbiosis receptor-like kinase SYMRK and negatively regulates rhizobial infection. Plant Cell 24(4): 1691-1707.
  10. Yoshida, S. and Shirasu, S. (2012). Plants that attack plants: molecular elucidation of plant parasitism. Curr Opin Plant Biol 15: 708-713.
  11. Ishida, J. K., Yoshida, S., Ito, M., Namba, S. and Shirasu, K. (2011). Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation of the parasitic plant Phtheirospermum japonicum. PLoS One 6(10): e25802.
  12. Yoshida, S., Maruyama, S., Nozaki, H. and Shirasu, K. (2010). Horizontal gene transfer by the parasitic plant Striga hermonthica. Science 328(5982): 1128.
  13. Yoshida, S., Ishida, J. K., Kamal, N. M., Ali, A. M., Namba, S. and Shirasu, K. (2010). A full-length enriched cDNA library and expressed sequence tag analysis of the parasitic weed, Striga hermonthica. BMC Plant Biol 10: 55.
  14. Yoshida, S. and Shirasu, K. (2009). Multiple layers of incompatibility to the parasitic witchweed, Striga hermonthica. New Phytol 183(1): 180-189.
  15. Yano, K., Yoshida, S., Muller, J., Singh, S., Banba, M., Vickers, K., Markmann, K., White, C., Schuller, B., Sato, S., Asamizu, E., Tabata, S., Murooka, Y., Perry, J., Wang, T. L., Kawaguchi, M., Imaizumi-Anraku, H., Hayashi, M. and Parniske, M. (2008). CYCLOPS, a mediator of symbiotic intracellular accommodation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105(51): 20540-20545.
  16. Umehara, M., Hanada, A., Yoshida, S., Akiyama, K., Arite, T., Takeda-Kamiya, N., Magome, H., Kamiya, Y., Shirasu, K., Yoneyama, K., Kyozuka, J. and Yamaguchi, S. (2008). Inhibition of shoot branching by new terpenoid plant hormones. Nature 455(7210): 195-200.
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