Laboratory of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology, Hiroshima University in 2015


■ Professor

Dr. Tomio YAMAGUCHI, e-mail:
Taxonomy of mosses

■ Associate Professor

Dr. Masaki SHIMAMURA, e-mail:
Morphology and molecular cell biology of bryophytes

■ Assistant Professor

Dr. Tomoyuki KATAGIRI, e-mail:
Taxonomy of liverworts

Post Doctors and Students

Post Doc

Dr. Jose David Orgaz Alvarez

Graduate students

Kim Won Hee
Atsushi Sadamitsu
Yuji Sakamoto
Kaori Nomura
Maki Murakami
Hajime Akashi
Takumi Sato

Undergraduate students

Kenryo Kyo
Toshiki Hanada
Emi Ozasa
Ayaka Yamasako

Research in our Laboratory

The Laboratory of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology has conducted research on non-vascularplants especially bryophytes. We also maintains a research Herbarium (HIRO) which has an extensive Bryophyte collection. Now, our research cover a broad range of topics on the bryology including taxonomy, molecular phylogeny, ecology, morphology, cell biology and evolutional biology.

Selected Publications

  1. Shimamura, M. (2016). Marchantia polymorpha; Taxonomy, phylogeny and morphology of a model system. Plant & Cell Physiol. 57 :230-256.abstract
  2. Katagiri, T. (2015). On the identity of Trichocolea argentea Herzog, with a new combination to the genus Leiomitra Lindb. Journal of Bryology 37: 304-307.abstract
  3. Katagiri, T. (2015). Pallaviciniites oishii (comb. nov.), a thalloid liverwort from the Late Triassic of Japan. The Bryologist 118: 245–251.abstract
  4. Ishizaki,K., Mizutani, M., Shimamura, M., Masuda, A., Nishihama, R., & Kohchi, T. (2013). Essential role of the E3 ubiquitin ligase NOPPERABO1 for schizogenous intercellular space formation in the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. Plant Cell 25: 4075-4084.abstract
  5. Sakakibara K, Ando S, Yip HK, Tamada Y, Hiwatashi Y, Murata T, Deguchi H, Hasebe M, & Bowman JL. (2013). KNOX2 genes regulate the haploid-to-diploid morphological transition in land plants. Science 339:1067-1070.abstract
  6. Katagiri, T. & Deguchi H. 2012. Taxonomic studies of the Trichocoleaceae in Southeast Asia I. The genus Leiomitra Lindb. Bryologist 115: 474-491.abstract
  7. Katagiri, T., Suleiman M. & Deguchi H. 2012. Taxonomic studies of the Trichocoleaceae in Southeast Asia II. A new species of Eotrichocolea from Malaysia. Bryologist 115: 518-522.abstract
  8. Katagiri, T., Sadamitsu A., Miyauchi H., Tsubota H. & Deguchi H. 2013. Taxonomi studies of the Trichocoleaceae in Southeast Asia III. The genus Trichocolea Dumort. Hattoria 4: 1-42.
  9. Shimamura M, Itouga M, Tsubota H. (2012). Evolution of apolar sporocytes in marchantialean liverworts: implications from molecular phylogeny. J. Plant Res.125: 197-206. abstract
  10. Brown, R. C.. Lemmon, B. E. and Shimamura, M. (2010) Diversity in meiotic spindle origin and determination of cytokinetic planes in sporogenesis of complex thalloid liverworts (Marchantiopsida) J. Plant Res. 589-605.abstract
  11. Masuzaki, H., Shimamura, M., Furuki, T., Tsubota, H., Yamaguchi, T., Haji Mohamed Abdul Majid & Deguchi, H. (2010) Systematic position of the enigmatic liverwort Mizutania (Mizutaniaceae, Marchantiophyta) inferred from molecular phylogenetic analyses. Taxon 59: 448-458.abstract
  12. Sakakibara, K., Nishiyama, T., Deguchi, H. & Hasebe, M. (2008). Class 1 KNOX genes are not involved in shoot development in the moss Physcomitrella patens but do function in sporophyte development. Evolution & Development 10: 5, 555–566.
  13. Shimamura, M,. and Deguchi, H. (2008). Sporophyte anatomy of Oedipodium griffithianum (Oedipodiaceae). In: Mohamed, H., Bakar, B. H., Boyce, A. N. & Lee, P. (eds). Bryology in the New Millennium, pp. 309-316.
  14. Shimamura, M., Yamaguchi, T. and Deguchi, H. (2008). Airborne sperm of Conocephalum conicum (Conocephalaceae). J. Plant Res. 121: 69-71.abstract
  15. Oguri, E., Yamaguchi, T., Shimamura, M., Tsubota, H. and Deguchi, T. (2008). Phylogenetic and Morphological re-evaluation of Leucobryum boninense (Leucobryaceae), endemic to the Bonin Islands. Bryologist 111: 260-270.
  16. Estébanez, B., Yamaguchi, T. & Deguchi, H. (2006). The development of an unusual haplolepideous peristome type: Glyphomitrium humillimum. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 100: 77-87.
  17. Shimamura, M., Furuki, T. & Deguchi, H. (2005). Sporophyte anatomy of Cavicularia densa (Blasiaceae). Bryologist 108: 420-427.
  18. Shimamura, M., Brown, R. C., Lemmon, B. E., Akashi, T., Mizuno, K., Nishihara, N. Tomizawa K. I., Yoshimoto, K., Deguchi, H., Hosoya , H., Horio, T., Mineyuki, Y. (2004). gamma-Tubulin in basal land plants: characterization, localization, and implication in the evolution of acentriolar microtubule organizing centers. Plant Cell 16: 45-59.abstract
  19. Oguri, E., Yamaguchi, T., Tsubota, H. & Deguchi, H. (2003). A preliminary phylogenic study of the genus Leucobryum (Leucobryaceae, Musci) in Asia and the Pacific based on ITS and rbcL sequences. Hikobia 14: 45-53.
  20. Shimamura, M., Mineyuki, Y. & Deguchi, H. (2003). A review of the occurrence of monoplastidic meiosis in liverworts. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 94: 179-186.
  21. Tsubota, H., Arikawa, T., T., Akiyama, H., De Luna, E., Gonzalez, D., Higuchi, M. & Deguchi, H. (2002). Molecular phylogeny of hypnobryalean mosses as inferred from a large-scale dataset of chloroplast rbcL, with special reference to the Hypnaceae and possibly related families. Hikobia 13: 645-665.
  22. Itouga, M., Yamaguchi, T. & Deguch, H. (2002). Allozyme variability within and between populations in the Asian liverwort Asterella liukiuensis. J. Bryol. 24:267-276.
  23. Tsubota, H., Akiyama, H., Yamaguchi, T. & Deguchi, H. (2001). Molecular phylogeny of the Sematophyllaceae (Hypnales, Musci) based on chloroplast rbcL sequences. J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 90: 221-240.
  24. Shimamura, M., Mineyuki, Y. and Deguchi, H. (2000). Monoplastidic meiosis in Dumortiera hirsuta (Bryophyta; Marchantiales). J. Hattori Bot. Lab. No. 88: 267-270.

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