Department of Botany I - Plant-Physiology and Biophysics


Publications Dr. Kenji Fukushima

2023[ to top ]
  • Fukushima, K. (2023) A decaploid pitcher plant genome reveals a novel role for recessive subgenomes, Nature Plants, 9(12), 1950–1951, available:
  • Fukushima, K. and Pollock, D.D. (2023) Detecting macroevolutionary genotype–phenotype associations using error-corrected rates of protein convergence, Nature Ecology & Evolution, 7, 155–170, available:
  • Suetsugu, K., Fukushima, K., Makino, T., Ikematsu, S., Sakamoto, T., and Kimura, S. (2023) Transcriptomic heterochrony and completely cleistogamous flower development in the mycoheterotrophic orchid Gastrodia, New Phytologist, 237(1), 323–338, available:
  • Montero, H. and Fukushima, K. (2023) Non-prey biotic interactions in carnivorous plants, Current Biology, 33(11), R497-R500, available:
  • Saul, F., Scharmann, M., Wakatake, T., Rajaraman, S., Marques, A., Freund, M., Bringmann, G., Channon, L., Becker, D., Carroll, E., Low, Y.W., Lindqvist, C., Gilbert, K.J., Renner, T., Masuda, S., Richter, M., Vogg, G., Shirasu, K., Michael, T.P., Hedrich, R., Albert, V.A., and Fukushima, K. (2023) Subgenome dominance shapes novel gene evolution in the decaploid pitcher plant Nepenthes gracilis, Nature Plants, 9(12), 2000–2015, available:
2022[ to top ]
  • Freund, M., Graus, D., Fleischmann, A., Gilbert, K.J., Lin, Q., Renner, T., Stigloher, C., Albert, V.A., Hedrich, R., and Fukushima, K. (2022) The digestive systems of carnivorous plants, Plant Physiology, 190(1), 44–59, available:
  • Naito, K., Wakatake, T., Shibata, T.F., Iseki, K., Shigenobu, S., Takahashi, Y., Ogiso-Tanaka, E., Muto, C., Teruya, K., Shiroma, A., Shimoji, M., Satou, K., Hirano, T., Nagano, A.J., Tomooka, N., Hasebe, M., Fukushima, K., and Sakai, H. (2022) Genome sequence of 12 Vigna species as a knowledge base of stress tolerance and resistance, bioRxiv, available:
2021[ to top ]
  • Winkelmüller, T.M., Entila, F., Anver, S., Piasecka, A., Song, B., Dahms, E., Sakakibara, H., Gan, X., Kułak, K., Sawikowska, A., Krajewski, P., Tsiantis, M., Garrido-Oter, R., Fukushima, K., Schulze-Lefert, P., Laurent, S., Bednarek, P., and Tsuda, K. (2021) Gene expression evolution in pattern-triggered immunity within Arabidopsis thaliana and across Brassicaceae species, The Plant Cell, 33, 1863–1887, available:
  • Hedrich, R. and Fukushima, K. (2021) On the origin of carnivory: Molecular physiology and evolution of plants on an animal diet, Annual Review of Plant Biology, 72, 133–153, available:
  • Fukushima, K., Narukawa, H., Palfalvi, G., and Hasebe, M. (2021) A discordance of seasonally covarying cues uncovers misregulated phenotypes in the heterophyllous pitcher plant Cephalotus follicularis, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1943), 10.1098/rspb.2020.2568, available:
2020[ to top ]
  • Palfalvi, G., Hackl, T., Terhoeven, N., Shibata, T.F., Nishiyama, T., Ankenbrand, M., Becker, D., Förster, F., Freund, M., Iosip, A., Kreuzer, I., Saul, F., Kamida, C., Fukushima, K., Shigenobu, S., Tamada, Y., Adamec, L., Hoshi, Y., Ueda, K., Winkelmann, T., Fuchs, J., Schubert, I., Schwacke, R., Al-Rasheid, K., Schultz, J., Hasebe, M., and Hedrich, R. (2020) Genomes of the Venus Flytrap and Close Relatives Unveil the Roots of Plant Carnivory, Current Biology, 30(12), 2312 – 2320.e5, available:
  • Suda, H., Mano, H., Toyota, M., Fukushima, K., Mimura, T., Tsutsui, I., Hedrich, R., Tamada, Y., and Hasebe, M. (2020) Calcium dynamics during trap closure visualized in transgenic Venus flytrap, Nature Plants, 6(10), 1219–1224, available:
  • Fukushima, K. and Pollock, D.D. (2020) Amalgamated cross-species transcriptomes reveal organ-specific propensity in gene expression evolution, Nature Communications, 11(1), 4459-, available:
  • Dreyer, I., Sussmilch, F.C., Fukushima, K., Riadi, G., Becker, D., Schultz, J., and Hedrich, R. (2020) How to Grow a Tree: Plant Voltage-Dependent Cation Channels in the Spotlight of Evolution, Trends in Plant Science, available:
2019[ to top ]
  • Zhang, Y., Zheng, L., Zheng, Y., Zhou, C., Huang, P., Xiao, X., Zhao, Y., Hao, X., Hu, Z., Chen, Q., Li, H., Wang, X., Fukushima, K., Wang, G., and Li, C. (2019) Assembly and annotation of a draft genome of the medicinal plant Polygonum cuspidatum, Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, 1274, available:
2018[ to top ]
  • Pollard, S., Fukushima, K., Wang, Z.O., Castoe, T.A., and Pollock, D. (2018) {Markov katana: a novel method for Bayesian resampling of parameter space applied to phylogenetic trees}, bioRxiv, 250951, available:
  • Renner, T., Lan, T., Farr, K.M., Ibarra-Laclette, E., Herrera-Esrella, L., Schuster, S.C., Hasebe, M., Fukushima, K., and Albert, V.A. (2018) {Carnivorous plant genomes}, in Ellison, A. and Adamec, L., eds., Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution, Oxford University Press, 135–152, available:
2017[ to top ]
  • Fukushima, K., Fang, X., Alvarez-Ponce, D., Cai, H., Carretero-Paulet, L., Chen, C., Chang, T.-H., Farr, K.M., Fujita, T., Hiwatashi, Y., Hoshi, Y., Imai, T., Kasahara, M., Librado, P., Mao, L., Mori, H., Nishiyama, T., Nozawa, M., P{{á}}lfalvi, G., Pollard, S.T., Rozas, J., S{{á}}nchez-Gracia, A., Sankoff, D., Shibata, T.F., Shigenobu, S., Sumikawa, N., Uzawa, T., Xie, M., Zheng, C., Pollock, D.D., Albert, V.A., Li, S., and Hasebe, M. (2017) Genome of the pitcher plant Cephalotus reveals genetic changes associated with carnivory, Nature Ecology {\&} Evolution, 1(3), 0059, available:
2015[ to top ]
  • Fukushima, K., Fujita, H., Yamaguchi, T., Kawaguchi, M., Tsukaya, H., and Hasebe, M. (2015) Oriented cell division shapes carnivorous pitcher leaves of Sarracenia purpurea, Nature Communications, 6(1), 6450, available:
2014[ to top ]
  • Nakayama, H., Fukushima, K., Fukuda, T., Yokoyama, J., and Kimura, S. (2014) Molecular phylogeny determined using chloroplast DNA inferred a new phylogenetic relationship of Rorippa aquatica (Eaton) EJ Palmer & Steyermark (Brassicaceae)—lake cress, American Journal of Plant Sciences, 05(01), 48–54, available:
  • Fukushima, K. and Hasebe, M. (2014) Adaxial–abaxial polarity: The developmental basis of leaf shape diversity, genesis, 52(1), 1–18, available:
2011[ to top ]
  • Fukushima, K., Imamura, K., Nagano, K., and Hoshi, Y. (2011) Contrasting patterns of the 5S and 45S rDNA evolutions in the Byblis liniflora complex (Byblidaceae), Journal of Plant Research, 124(2), 231–244, available:
2009[ to top ]
  • Fukushima, K., Nagai, K., Hoshi, Y., Masumoto, S., Mikami, I., Takahashi, Y., Oike, H., and Kobori, M. (2009) Drosera rotundifolia and Drosera tokaiensis suppress the activation of HMC-1 human mast cells, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 125(1), 90–96, available:
2008[ to top ]
  • Hoshi, Y., Shirakawa, J., Hasebe, M., Fukushima, K., and Kondo, K. (2008) {Tandem repeat rDNA sequences derived from parents were stably maintained in hexaploids of Drosera spathulata complex (Droseraceae)}, Cytologia, 73(3), 313–325, available:
  • Kobori, M., Nakayama, H., Fukushima, K., Ohnishi-Kameyama, M., Ono, H., Fukushima, T., Akimoto, Y., Masumoto, S., Yukizaki, C., Hoshi, Y., Deguchi, T., and Yoshida, M. (2008) {Bitter gourd suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory responses}, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 56(11), 4004–4011, available:
  • Fukushima, K., Nagano, K., and Hoshi, Y. (2008) Somatic chromosome differentiation in three species of the Byblis liniflora complex (Byblidaceae), Chromosome Botany, 3(3/4), 95–99, available:
2007[ to top ]
  • Hoshi, Y., Fukushima, K., and Nagano, K. (2007) A comparative study of karyotypes in two species of Byblis (Byblidaceae), Chromosome Botany, 2(1), 39–43, available: