Kanako Bessho-Uehara

Postdoctoral Fellow

Plant Biology
Carnegie Institution for Science



I’m interested in the diversity of plant morphology. How have the plant acquire the special morphological feature to adapt to its environment? What genes are involved in developing plant shape through the evolution? I would like to understand its comprehensive mechanism by genetics, physiology, proteomics and all of the molecular biology techniques.

The past focusing feature and material: Rhizome, Oryza longistaminata; Awn, O. rufipogon, O. sativa, O. glaberrima

Current focusing feature and material: Leaf shape, Arabidopsis thaliana