Laboratory of Applied Ecology
Department of Applied Life Science
School of Life Sciences
Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

Top Member Publication Japanese
Plant respiration consumes a large amount of photosynthates, and produces reductants and ATP for growth and maintenance. Therefore, it is important to study how plant respiration responds to environmental changes.

In plants, there are several characteritic pathways in plant respiratory system. In particular, the alternative oxidase (AOX) and type II NAD(P)H dehydrogenases do not link to ATP production. We are studying how these wasteful pathways respond to environmental changes.