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plant biochemist

Akiho Yokota, Japanese plant biochemist. Achievements include research in blycolate pathway in microalgae; hysteresis and regulatory sites in ribulose 1.5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase. Member American Society Plant Physiologists, Japanese Society Plant Physiologists (councillor since 1992, secretary 1993-1994), Japanese Society Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry (Research Promotion award 1990).

Background

Yokota, Akiho was born on June 25, 1948 in Zentsuji, Kagawa, Japan. Son of Taigen and Tokiko (Miyashi) Yokota.

Education

Bachelor Agriculture, Shimane University, Matsue, Japan, 1972. Master Agriculture, Shimane University, Matsue, Japan, 1974. Doctor Agriculture, University Osaka, Sakai, Japan, 1978.

Career

Research associate University Osaka, 1978-1993, assistant professor, 1993, associate professor, 1993. Postdoctoral fellow Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1988-1989. Chief researcher Research Institute Innovative Technology for Earth, Kizu, Kyoto, Japan, since 1993.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in blycolate pathway in microalgae. Hysteresis and regulatory sites in ribulose 1.5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Biology of Euglena, 1989, Carbon Dioxide, 1994.

Membership

Member American Society Plant Physiologists, Japanese Society Plant Physiologists (councillor since 1992, secretary 1993-1994), Japanese Society Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry (Research Promotion award 1990).

Connections

Married Hiroko Yamaoka, April 1, 1974.

father:
Taigen Yokota

mother:
Tokiko (Miyashi) Yokota

spouse:
Hiroko Yamaoka