Associate Professor

Research Center for Global Agromedicine (GAMRC),
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (OUAVM)

Email: jkasuga*obihiro.ac.jp
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Career History: 2022-Present Associate Professor, OUAVM
2014-2022 Assistant Professor, OUAVM
2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University
2010-2013 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Cryobiofrontier Research Center, Iwate University
2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, UMR-PIAF, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
2007-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University

Key Words: Freezing
Wine grape
Boreal tree
Winter embolism

Publications: --Published Papers--
Kasuga J, Nishi R, Mawaribuchi R (2023)
Changes in freezing resistance of grape buds under the snow after mid-winter (in Japanese).
Cryobiology and Cryotechnology in press.
Baruah AR, Bannai H, Meija Y, Kimura A, Ueno H, Koide Y, Kishima Y, Palta J, Kasuga J, Yamamoto MP, Onishi K (2023)
Genetics of chilling response at early growth stage in rice: A recessive gene for tolerance and importance of acclimation.
AoB Plants plad075. (DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plad075)
Kasuga J, Kawase A, Kamigaki R, Mihara Y, Kondoh D (2023)
Vessel development in compound buds of interspecific hybrid grape induced by artificial deacclimation treatments.
Physiologia Plantarum 175: e13940.(DOI: 10.1111/ppl.13940)
Yokokawa R, Kawamura K,Palta JP, Mori M, Kasuga J (2021)
Comparison of freezing tolerance between plants derived from tissue culture plantlets and seed tubers using freezing-tolerant interspecific hybrid potato.
Cryobiology and Cryotechnology 67: 135-140.(DOI: 10.20585/cryobolcryotechnol.67.2_135)
Kasuga J, Kaneya H,Azuma H, Kanaya M (2021)
Effects of unwoven fabric cover on ambient temperature and freezing resistance of grapevines in winter (in Japanese).
Journal of ASEV Japan 32: 3-14.(link)
Takahashi D, Willick I, Kasuga J, Livingston III D (2021)
Responses of the plant cell wall to sub-zero temperatures: a brief update (review article).
Plant and Cell Physiology 62: 2858-1866. (DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pcab103)
Horiuchi R, Jitsuyama Y, Arakawa K, Kasuga J, Suzuki T (2021)
Freezing resistance and behavior of winter buds and canes of wine grapes cultivated in Northern Japan.
Cryobiology 101: 44-51. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2021.06.004)
Kasuga J, Tsumura Y, Kondoh D, Jitsuyama Y, Horiuchi R, Arakawa K (2020)
Cryo-scanning electron microscopy reveals that supercooling of overwintering buds of freezing-resistant interspecific hybrid grape 'Yamasachi' is accompanied by partial dehydration.
Journal of Plant Physiology (DOI: 10.1016/j.jplph.2020.153248)
Kamal M, Erazo C, Tanino K, Kawamura Y, Kasuga J, Laarveld B, Olkowski A, Uemura M (2020)
A single seed treatment mediated through reactive oxygen species increases germination, growth performance, and abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis and rice.
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry (DOI: 10.1080/09168451.2020.1808444)
Kawamura K, Jiwan JP, Mori M, Kasuga J (2020)
Difference in freezing tolerance between young potato plants derived from tissue culture plantlets and seed tubers.
CryoLetters 46: 317-322. (link)
Tsumura Y, Azuma H, Takahashi Y, Atucha A, Hirano N, Kasuga J (2019)
Cold hardiness of wine grape variety ‘Kiyomi’ during dormant season in Tokachi area.
Cryobiology and Cryotechnology 65: 75-79. (DOI: 10.20585/cryobolcryotechnol.65.2_75)
Murayama D, Koaze H, Ikeda S, Palta JP, Kasuga J, Pelpolage SW, Yamauchi H, Tani M (2019)
In-season calcium fertilizer application increases potato cell wall calcium and firmness of french fries.
American Journal of Potato Research 96: 472-486. (DOI: 10.1007/s12230-019-09736-5)
Takeuchi M, Kasuga J (2018)
Bark cells and xylem cells in Japanese white birch twigs initiate deacclimation at different temperatures.
Cryobiology 80: 96-100. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2017.11.007)
Matsuda S, Takano S, Sato M, Furukawa K, Nagasawa H, Yoshikawa S, Kasuga J, Tokuji Y, Yazaki K, Nakazono M, Takamure I, Kato K (2016)
Rice stomatal closure requires guard cell plasma membrane ATP-binding cassette transporter RCN1/OsABCG5.
Molecular Plant 9: 417-427. (DOI: 10.1016/j.molp.2015.12.007)
Kasuga J, Charrier G, Uemura M, Améglio T (2015)
Characteristics of ultrasonic acoustic emissions from walnut branches during freeze–thaw-induced embolism formation.
Journal of Experimental Botany 66: 1965-1975. (DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eru543)
Charrier G, Chara-Vaskou K, Kasuga J, Cochard H, Mayr S, Améglio T (2014)
Freeze-thaw stress: effects of temperature on hydraulic conductivity and ultrasonic activity in ten woody angiosperms.
Plant Physiology 164: 992-998. (DOI: 10.1104/pp.113.228403)
Kasuga J, Endoh K, Yoshiba M, Taido I, Arakawa K, Uemura M, Fujikawa S (2013)
Roles of cell walls and intracellular contents in supercooling capability of xylem parenchyma cells of boreal trees.
Physiologia Plantarum 148: 25-35. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01678.x)
Kuwabara C, Wang D, Kasuga J, Fukushi Y, Arakawa K, Koyama T, Inada T, Fujikawa S (2012)
Freezing activities of flavonoids in solutions containing different ice nucleators.
Cryobiology 64: 279-285. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2012.02.012)
Wang D, Kasuga J, Kuwabara C, Endoh K, Fukushi Y, Fujikawa S, Arakawa K (2012)
Presence of supercooling-facilitating (anti-ice nucleation) hydrolyzable tannins in deep supercooling xylem parenchyma cells in Cercidiphyllum japonicum.
Planta 235: 747-759. (DOI: 10.1007/s00425-011-1536-3)
Kuwabara C, Kasuga J, Wang D, Fukushi Y, Arakawa K, Koyama T, Inada T, Fujikawa S (2011)
Change of supercooling capability in solutions containing different kinds of ice nucleators by flavonol glycosides from deep supercooling xylem parenchyma cells in trees.
Cryobiology 63: 157-163. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2011.06.001)
Shimada S, Motomura N, Kinoshita O, Saito A, Kasuga J, Matsusaka Y, Kawabata J, Kuwabara C, Fujikawa S, Ono M (2010)
Successful introduction of novel supercoolant, Kaempferol 7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (KF7G), to sub-zero non-freezing rat heart preservation.
Low Temperature Medicine 36: 20-24.
Kasuga J, Fukushi Y, Kuwabara C, Wang D, Nishioka A, Fujikawa E, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S (2010)
Analysis of supercooling-facilitating (anti-ice nucleation) activity of flavonol glycosides.
Cryobiology 60: 240-243. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2009.12.004)
Endoh K, Kasuga J, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S (2009)
Cryo-scanning electron microscopic study on freezing behaviors of tissue cells in dormant buds of larch (Larix kaempferi).
Cryobiology 59: 214-222. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2009.07.010)
Kami D, Kasuga J, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S (2008)
Improved cryopreservation by diluted vitrification solution with supercooling-facilitating flavonol glycoside.
Cryobiology 57: 242-245. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2008.09.003)
Kasuga J, Hashidoko Y, Nishioka A, Yoshiba M, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S (2008)
Deep supercooling xylem parenchyma cells of katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) contain flavonol glycosides exhibiting high anti-ice nucleation activity.
Plant, Cell & Environment 31: 1335-1348. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01835.x)
Kasuga J, Mizuno K, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S (2007)
Anti-ice nucleation activity in xylem extracts from trees that contain deep supercooling xylem parenchyma cells.
Cryobiology 55: 305-314. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2007.08.010)
Takata N, Kasuga J, Takezawa D, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S (2007)
Gene expression associated with increased supercooling capability in xylem parenchyma cells of larch (Larix kaempferi).
Journal of Experimental Botany 58: 3731-3742. (DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erm223)
Kasuga J, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S (2007)
High accumulation of soluble sugars in deep supercooling Japanese white birch xylem parenchyma cells.
New Phytologist 174: 569-579. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02025.x)
Kasuga J, Takata N, Yamane K, Kuroda K, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S (2007)
Larch (Larix kaempferi) xylem parenchyma cells respond to subfreezing temperature by deep supercooling.
CryoLetters 28: 77-81.
Kasuga J, Mizuno K, Miyaji N, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S (2006)
Role of intracellular contents to facilitate supercooling capability in beech (Fagus crenata) xylem parenchyma cells.
CryoLetters 27: 305-310.
Kuroda K, Kasuga J, Arakawa K, Fujikawa S (2003)
Xylem ray parenchyma cells in boreal hardwood species respond to subfreezing temperatures by deep supercooling that is accompanied by incomplete desiccation.
Plant Physiology 131: 736-744. (DOI: 10.1104/pp.011601)

--Chapters of Books--
Arakawa K, Kasuga J, Takata N (2018)
Mechanism of overwintering in trees.
In: Survival Strategies in Extreme Cold and Desiccation: Adaptation Mechanisms and Their Applications, Iwaya-Inoue M, Sakurai M, Uemura M eds.
Springer, Singapore, pp. 129-147. (DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-1244-1_8)
Fujikawa S, Kuwabara C, Kasuga J, Arakawa K (2018)
Supercooling-promoting (anti-ice nucleation) substances.
In: Survival Strategies in Extreme Cold and Desiccation: Adaptation Mechanisms and Their Applications, Iwaya-Inoue M, Sakurai M, Uemura M eds.
Springer, Singapore, pp. 289-320. (DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-1244-1_16)
Fujikawa S, Kasuga J, Takata N, Arakawa K (2009)
Factors related to change of deep supercooling capability in xylem parenchyma cells of trees.
In: Plant Cold Hardiness: From the Laboratory to the Field, Gusta LV, Wisniewski ME, Tanino KK eds.
CAB International, Wallingford, pp. 29-42.
Arakawa K, Kasuga J, Takashima H, Fujikawa S (2006)
Physiological changes in relation to the development of freezing resistance in xylem tissue of Betula platyphylla during seasonal cold acclimation.
In: Tree Sap III, Terazawa M ed.
Hokkaido University press, Sapporo, pp. 93-97.

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