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last modified:2017/09/19

Assistant Professor KOFUJI Rumiko

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Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Natural System, Institute of Science and Engineering

College and School Educational Field

Division of Natural Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
School of Natural System, College of Science and Engineering


Laboratory for Plant Natural History TEL:076-264-6208 FAX:076-264-6208

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Kanazawa University Doctor 199703 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Kanazawa University 1990


Kanazawa University Division for Life Sciences(2001/04/01-)
National Institute for Basic Biology Division of Speciation Mechanisms II(1997/04/01-2000/03/31)

Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society

The Botanical Society of Japan

Society of Evolutionsry Studies, Japan



Evolutionary biology、Biodiversity/Systematics、Morphological Evolution Phylogeny Speciation

Speciality Keywords

evolution, morphogenesis, Physcomitrella patens

Research Themes

Evolution of morphogenesis in land plants

Evolution of reproductive organs in gametophyte generation in land plants

Study of gene expression patterns in amphidiploid species


  •  Rumiko Kofuji, Takeshi Yoshimura, Haruko Inoue, Keiko Sakakibara, Yuji Hiwatashi, Tetsuya Kurata, Tsuyoshi Aoyama, Kunihiko Ueda, and Mitsuyasu Hasebe  Gametangia development in the moss Physcomitrella patens. In The moss Physcomitrella, D. Cove, F. Perroud, and C. Knight, eds. Annual Plant Reviews, Volume36, pp. 167-181. Wiley-Blackwell 2009/06


  •  Antheridial development in the moss Physcomitrella patens: implications for understanding stem cells in mosses Rumiko Kofuji, Yasushi Yagita, Takashi Murata, Mitsuyasu Hasebe Philosophical Transactions B XX XX in press 2017
  •  Plastid genome sequences of Gymnochlora stellata, Lotharella vacuolata, and Partenskyella glossopodia reveal remarkable structural conservation among chlorarachniophyte species Shigekatsu Suzuki, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Rumiko Kofuji, Mamoru Sugita, Ken-ichiro Ishida Journal of Plant Research 129 4 581-90 2016/07
  •  Eight types of stem cells in the life cycle of the moss Physcomitrella patens Rumiko Kofuji and Mitsuyasu Hasebe CURRENT OPINION IN PLANT BIOLOGY 17 13-21 2014/02
  •  AP2-type transcription factors determine stem cell identity in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Aoyama T, Hiwatashi Y, Shigyo M, Kofuji R, Kubo M, Ito M, Hasebe M. DEVELOPMENT 139 17 3120-3129 2012/09
  •  Molecular genetic and chemotaxonomic characterization of the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune and its neighboring species. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY 79 1 34-45 2012/01

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  •  Transient transformation of a chlorarachniophyte alga, Lotharella amoebiformis (Chlorarachniophyceae), with uidA and egfp reporter genes Hirakawa Y, Kofuji R, Ishida K JOURNAL OF PHYCOLOGY 44 3  814-820 2008/06
  •  Phylogeny and nucleomorph karyotype diversity of Chlorarachniophyte algae Silver TD, Koike S, Yabuki A, Kofuji R, Archibald JM, Ishida K. JOURNAL OF EUKARYOTIC MICROBIOLOGY 54 5 403-410 2007/09
  •  A novel treatment system of wastewater contaminated with copper by a moss. Kobayashi F, Kofuji R, Yashima Y, Nakamura Y BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL 28 3 295-298 2006/03
  •  Evolution and divergence of the MADS-box gene family based on genome-wide expression analyses. Kofuji R et al. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 20 12 1963-77 2003/12
  •  Involvement of auxin and a homeodomain-leucine zipper I gene in rhizoid development of the moss Physcomitrella patens. DEVELOPMENT 130 20 4835-46 2003/10
  •  Two ancient classes of MIKC-type MADS-box genes are present in the moss Physcomitrella patens. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 19 6 801-814 2002/06
  •  Evolution of MADS-box genes and reproductive organs in land plants 46 10 1358-1366 2001/08
  •  Isolation and phylogenetic analysis of MADS genes from the fern Ceratopteris richardii. J. Phytogeogr. & Taxon. 45 83-91 1997
  •  Regulatory genes of flower development: members of the MADS box gene family 39 15 2570-2579 1994/11
  •  Molecular phylogeny in the Lardizabalaceae. JOURNAL OF PLANT RESEARCH 107 339-348 1994/09
  •  Phylogenetic relationships of ferns deduced from rbcL gene sequence. Hasebe M, Ito M, Kofuji R, Ueda K, Iwatsuki K. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR EVOLUTION 37 5 476-482 1993/11
  •  Phylogeny of gymnosperms inferred from rbcL gene sequences. Hasebe, M., Kofuji, R., Ito, M., Kato, M., Iwatsuki, K., Ueda, K. JOURNAL OF PLANT RESEARCH 105 1080 673-679 1992/12
  •  Phylogenetic relationships in Gnetophyta deduced from rbcL gene sequences. Hasebe, M., Ito, M., Kofuji, R., Iwatsuki, K., Ueda, K JOURNAL OF PLANT RESEARCH 105 1079 385-391 1992/09

Conference Presentations

Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Classes (Bachelors)

○Experiments in Biology(2017)
○Experiments in Biology(2017)
○Research Work in Biology(2)(2017)
○Physiology 1A(2017)
○Functional Plant Science(2017)
○Physiology 1(2017)
○Research Seminar in Biology (1)(2017)
○Research Work in Biology(1)(2017)
○Evolutionary Biology and Phylogenetics Lab(2017)
○Taxonomy Lab(2017)
○Research Seminar in Biology (2)(2017)
○Evolutionary Developmental Biology(2017)
○Basic Biology Lab(2016)
○Experiments in Biology(2016)
○Evolutionary Developmental Biology(2016)
○Evolutionary Biology and Phylogenetics Lab(2016)
○Research Seminar in Biology (1)(2016)
○Research Seminar in Biology (2)(2016)
○Research Work in Biology(1)(2016)
○Research Work in Biology(2)(2016)
○Guide to Biology and Earth Sciences(2016)
○Physiology 1(2016)
○Taxonomy Lab(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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