Name ANDO, Sugihiro
Affiliation Associate professor
Tel 022-757-4297
Fax 022-757-3000
Mail sugihiro.ando.a2* (Please replace * with @)
Research Interest Plant Pathology
Career Education: B.S. College of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba (1996), Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Tsukuba PhD (2002) Research Experience: Assis. Prof., Tohoku University
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Research Projects
  1. Research on Priming of Plant Immunity mechanisms

    Plants are always threatened by pathogen attack and have evolved defense mechanisms to protect themselves. However, defense responses have a high cost to plants and cannot always be activated. Therefore, plants have acquired a system to memorize attacks from pathogens and efficiently activate defense responses when the risk of infection is high (priming of plant immunity). I am studying epigenetic regulation such as chromatin structural changes involved in the memory of infection stimuli.


  3. Research on plant disease control using soil microorganisms

    Soil microorganisms have a variety of effects on plant growth. We have found that soil used in organic agriculture has a disease suppressive effect. We consider that the microbial diversity in organic agriculture is important for disease suppression, and we are trying to develop disease control methods using microbial populations cultivated from soil.


  5. Research on the activation of plant immunity using plasma technology

    Plasma is the fourth state of matter after solid, liquid, and gas, and can be thought of as an “ionized gas. Plasma generates reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, which are also known as signal factors for plant immunity. Therefore, in collaboration with the Graduate School of Engineering, we are trying to develop a method to activate plant immunity using plasma technology.

Research Seeds
  • “Suppression of rice seedling rot caused by Burkholderia glumae in nursery soils using culturable bacterial communities from organic farming systems” has been published.

    We have found that bacterial communities cultivated in poor nutrient media from soil and compost used in organic farming have a high disease suppressive effect. We are currently working on the development of biocontrol agents with strong and stable effects using this information.