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last modified:2017/05/23

Associate Professor YAMADA Toshihiro


Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Natural System, Institute of Science and Engineering

College and School Educational Field

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


Laboratory for Plant Natural History TEL:076-264-6207 FAX:076-264-6207

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
The University of Tokyo Doctor Department of Biological Sciences 200403 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Kyoto University Department of Geology and Mineralogy 199903
Doctor of Science


2004-2006 Researcher, Department of Geology and Paleontology Researcher(2004/04/01-2006/09/30)
2001-2004 Research fellow of JSPS(2001/04/01-2004/03/31)
2006- Lecturer, Graduate School of Natural Graduate Scho(2006/10/01-)

Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society

Botanical Society of Japan
Japanese Society for Plant Systematics
Botanical Society of America
Japanese Society of Plant Morphology
Geological Society of Japan
Palaeontological Society of Japan


○The Young Scientist Award for Plant Morphology(2004/09/18)
○Japan Society for Plant Systematics awards for young scientists(2009/03/14)
○Japan Society for Plant Systematics awards for young scientists(2009/03/14)
○The Young Scientists’ Prize, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister o(2013/04/16)



Speciality Keywords

Morphology, Evolution, EvoDevo

Research Themes

Origin of Angiosperms inferred from the evolutionary processes of outer integument and endsperm

Evolutionary process of angiosperms' synapomorphies in ovule and its implications for angiosperm origin



  •  Developmental morphology of the ovules and seeds of Nymphaeales. YAMADA T., R. IMAICHI, and M. KATO. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 88 6 963-974 2001/06
  •  Developmental morphology of the ovules of Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae) and Chloranthus serratus Chloranthaceae). YAMADA T., H. TOBE, R. IMAICHI, and M. KATO 137 00 277-290 2001/11
  •  Regnellites nagashimae gen. et sp. nov., the oldest macrofossil of Marsileaceae, from the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous of western Japan Yamada T., M. Kato INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES 163 5 715-723 2002/09
  •  The outer integument and funicular outgrowth in the ovule of Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae) YAMADA T., R. IMAICHI, M. KATO JOURNAL OF PLANT RESEARCH 116 3 189-198 2003/05
  •  Expression pattern of INNER NO OUTER homologue in Nymphaea (Water lily family, Nymphaeaceae) Yamada T., M. Ito, M. Kato DEVELOPMENT GENES AND EVOLUTION 213 00 510-513 2003/09

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  •  Developmental morphology of ovules and seeds of Austrobaileyales YAMADA T., R. IMAICHI, N. PRAKASH, M. KATO AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 51 5 555-564 2003/11
  •  YABBY2-homologue expression in lateral organs of Amborella trichopoda (Amborellaceae) Yamada T., M. Ito, M. Kato INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES 165 6 917-924 2004/11
  •  Taxonomic study of Asterococcus (Chlorophyceae) based on comparative morphology and rbcL gene sequences A. Nakazawa, T. Yamada, H. Nozaki PHYCOLOGIA 43 6 711-721 2004/12
  •  Revision of the stratigraphy of the Toyora and Toyonishi Groups in the Ouchi-Kikugawa area, Yamaguchi Prefecture, West Japan Yamada T., T. Ohno Journal of the Geological Society of Japan 111 7 389-403 2005/07
  •  A Lower Tithonian (Upper Jurassic) Ammonite Prarapallasiceras newly discovered from the Itoshiro Subgroup (Tetori Group) in Izumi Village, Fukui Prefecture, central Japan T. Sato PROCEEDINGS OF THE JAPAN ACADEMY SERIES B-PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 81 7 267-272 2005/07
  •  Expression patterns of class I KNOX and YABBY genes in Ruscus aculeatus (Asparagaceae) with implications for phylloclade homology *Y. Hirayama, *T. Yamada, Y. Oya, M. Ito, M. Kato, R. Imaichi (*equally contributed to this work) 217 5 363-372 2007/05
  •  AINTEGUMENTA homologue expression in Gnetum (gymnosperms) and implications for the evolution of ovulate axes in seed plants T. YAMADA, Y. HIRAYAMA, R. IMAICHI, M. KATO EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT 10  280-287 2008/05
  •  Oldest record of Trimeniaceae from the Early Cretaceous of northern Japan YAMADA T., H. NISHIDA, M. UMEBAYASHI, K. UEMURA, M. KATO 8  135 2008/05
  •  The plant fossils from the Kaizara Formation (Callovian, Jurassic) of the Tetori Group in the Izumi district, Fukui Prefecture, Central Japan YAMADA T., K. UEMURA 12 1  1-17 2008/04
  •  Platanoid leaves from Cenomanian to Turonian Mikasa Formation, northern Japan and their mode of occurrence NARITA A., T. YAMADA, M. MATSUMOTO 12 1  81-88 2008/04
  •  Structurally preserved Nilssoniopteris from the Arida Formation (Barremian, Lower Cretaceous) of Japan. J. LEGRAND, H. NISHIDA REVIEW OF PALAEOBOTANY AND PALYNOLOGY doi:10.1016 j.revpalbo.2009.04 006 2009/04
  •  Stopesia alveolata, a Fossil Seed of Trimeniaceae from the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) of Hokkaido, Northern Japan M. Kato Acta phytotaxonomica et geobotanica vol. 59  228-230 2008/12
  •  Structurally preserved Zamites bayeri Kvacek from the Coniacian Kashima Formation (Yezo Group) of Hokkaido, Japan CRETACEOUS RESEARCH doi:10.1016 j.cretres.2009.07 007 2009/08
  •  Stratigraphy of the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous Tetori Group in the Asuwa River area, Fukui Prefecture, Japan. H. Morishima, M. Matsumoto Memoir of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum vol. 7  83-89 2008/12
  •  Barremian palynofloras from the Ashikajima and Kimigahama formations (Choshi Group, Outer Zone of south-west Japan) Legrand J. Pons D. Nishida H. Yamada T. Geodiversitas 33 1 87-135 2011/04
  •  Ancestral expression patterns and evolutionary diversification of YABBY genes in angiosperms *Yamada T. *Yokota S. Hirayama Y. Imaichi R. Kato M. Gasser C. S. *Equally contributed PLANT JOURNAL 67 26-36 2011/04
  •  Comparative anatomy of embryogenesis in three species of Podostemaceae and evolution of the loss of embryonic shoot and root meristems Katayama N. Nishiuchi T. Kato M. Yamada T. EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT 13 4 333 –342 2011/07

Conference Presentations

Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Classes (Bachelors)

○Biodiversity and Evolution(2017)
○Biology for Education(2017)
○Research Work in Biology(2)(2017)
○Biology for Education(2017)
○Research Seminar in Biology (2)(2017)
○Field Work in Biology 5(2017)
○Biology for Education(2017)
○Plant Natural History 2(2017)
○Research Work in Biology(1)(2017)
○Research Seminar in Biology (1)(2017)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Evolutionary Palaeobotany(2017)
○Morphological and Developmental Systems Biology B(2017)
○Morphological and Developmental Systems Biology A(2017)
○Evolutionary Palaeobotany(2017)
○Evolutionary Palaeobotany(2017)
○Evolutionary Palaeobotany(2017)
○Basic Systems Biology B(2016)
○Morphological and Developmental Systems Biology B(2016)
○Morphological and Developmental Systems Biology A(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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