Bioresource Science Course
Plant Culture and Breeding

Satoru Kondo Ph.D.




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Research theme

  1. Roles of physiological active substances in fruit growth (Cell wall metabolism, anthocyanin biosynthesis, and aroma volatile production and so on).
  2. Metabolism of abscisic acid, jasmonates and ethylene on fruit ripening. The analysis is performed using GC/MS and gene expressions.
  3. Effects of environmental stress (low temperature, water stress and so on) on antioxidant activity and physiological active substances in fruit trees or fruit.
  4. Relationship between flower bud formation and physiological active substances. The analysis is performed using LC/MS and gene expression.
  5. Fruit tree growing and fruit production in plant factory with LED lighting


  1. Wan, S., Saito, T., Okawa, K., Oghara, H., Shishido, M., Ikeura, H., Kondo, S. α-Ketol linolenic acid (KODA) application affects endogenous abscisic acid, jasmonic acid and aromatic volatiles in grapes infected by a pathogen (Glomerella cingulata). J. Plant Physiol. (In Press). 2016. (Corresponding author)
  2. Lekkham, P., Srilaong V., Pongprasert, N., Kondo, S. Anthocyanin concentration and antioxidative activity in light-emitting diode (LED)-treated apples in a greenhouse environmental control system. Fruits. (In Press). 2016. (Corresponding author)
  3. Rodyoung, A., Masuda, Y., Tomiyama, H., Saito, T., Okawa, K., Ohara, H., Kondo, S. Effects of light emitting diode irradiation at night on abscisic acid metabolism and anthocyanin synthesis in grapes in different growing seasons. Plant Growth Regul. 79:39-46. DOI 10.1007/s10725-015-0107-1. 2016. (Corresponding author
  4. Kondo, S. Bioactive compound in fruits are affected by light quality. J. Food Agr. Technol. 1:11-15. 2015.
  5. Wang, S., Takahashi, H., Saito, T., Okawa, K., Ohara, H., Shishido, M., Ikeura, H., Kondo, S. Jasmonate application influences endogenous abscisic acid, jasmonic acid and aroma volatiles in grapes infected by a pathogen (Glomerella cingulate). Scientia Hort. 192: 166-172. 2015. (Corresponding author
  6. Kowitcharoen, L., Wong-Aree, C., Setha, S., Komkhuntod, R., Srilaong, V., Kondo, S. Changes in abscisic acid and antioxidant activity in sugar apples under drought conditions. Scientia Hort. 193:1-6. 2015. (Corresponding author
  7. Kondo S. Grapes. Fruit Tree Science(Ed. Kanahama K.).Buneido Publisher (Tokyo, Japan). pp. 91-124. 2015.
  8. Rodyoung, A., Masuda, Y., Kondo S. Endogenous ABA, anthocyanin and sugar syntheses in delayed-start cultured grapes under double cropping cultivation system irradiated by blue and red-LED at night. Acta Hort. (In press). 2015.(Corresponding author
  9. Kondo S, H Tomiyama, A Rodyoung, K Okawa, H Ohara, S Sugaya, N Terahara, N Hirai. Abscisic acid metabolism and anthocyanin synthesis in grape skin are affected by blue and red light irradiation at night. J Plant Physiology 171:823-829. 2014.
  10. Kondo, S., Sugaya, S., Kittikorn, M., Todoroki, y., Mizutani, M., Hirai, N. Dehydration tolerance in apple seedlings is advanced by retarding ABA 8’-hydroxylase CYP707A. Acta Hort. 1042: 151-157. 2014.
  11. Kammapana L. Jitareerat P, Yamauchi N, Kondo S, Srilaong V. Fruit development changes in abscisic acid and jasmonic acid contents of dragon fruit (Hylocereous undatus). International Food Res J. 21:1095-1099. 2014.
  12. H. Umemura, S. Kondo, S. Matsumoto. Expression and functional analysis of a novel MYB gene, MdMYB110a_JP, responsible for red flesh, not skin color in apple fruit. Planta 238:65-76. 2013.
  13. M. Kittikorn and S. Kondo. Application of an analog of 9, 10-ketol-octadecadienoic acid (KODA), affected flower bud formation and MdTFL1 and MdFT1 gene expression in apple buds under heavy-crop and shade conditions. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 138: 102-107. 2013. (Corresponding author)
  14. T. Peng, C. Honda, Y. Ban, S. Kondo, T. Moriguchi Screening of UV-B-induced genes from apple peels by SSH: possible involvement of MdCOP1-mediated signaling cascade genes in anthocyanin accumulation. Physiol. Plant. 148: 432-444. 2013.
  15. Kondo, S., Kittikorn M., Yokoyama M. Oxylipins that regulate the symposium of fruit maturation such as ethylene productions. Acta Hort. 989: 41-46. 2013
  16. Kondo, S., Tomiyama, H., Kittikorn, Ookawa, K., Ohara, H., M., Ban, Y., Moriguchi, T. Ethylene production and 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate(ACC) synthase and ACC oxidase gene expressions in apple fruit are affected by 9, 10-ketol-actadecadienoic acid (KODA). Postharvest Biol. Technol. 72:20-26. 2012.
  17. Pussigal, I., Kondo, S., Siriphanich, J.Internal browning of pineapple (Ananas comosus L.) fruit and endogenous concentrations of abscisic acid and gibberellins during low temperature storage. Scientia Hort. 146: 45-51. 2012. (Corresponding author)
  18. Okazaki, M., Kittikorn, M., Mizutani, M., Hirai, N., Kondo, S., Ohnishi, T., Todoroki, Y. Abscinazol-E2B, a practical and selective inhibitor of ABA 8’-hydroxylase CYP707A. Bio. Med. Chem.20: 3162-3172. 2012.
  19. Torigiani P, Fregola F, Ziosi V, Ruiz K, Kondo S, Costa G. Differential expression of allene oxide synthase (AOS), and jasmonate relationship with ethylene biosynthesis in seed and mesocarp of developing peach fruit. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 63: 67-73. 2012.
  20. Kondo, S., Sugaya, S., Sugawa, S., Ninomiya M., Kittikorn, M.Dehydration tolerance in apple seedlings is affected by an inhibitor of ABA 8’-hydroxylase CYP707A. J. Plant Physiol .169:234-241. 2012.
  21. Kondo, S., Kittikorn M., Okawa, K., Ohara, H., Kotoda, N., Wada M., Yokoyama M., Ifuku, O., Yoshida, S.9, 10-Ketol- octadecadienoic acid (KODA) and the expression of MdTFL1 and MdFT1 in apples. Acta Hort. 932:387-392. 2012.
  22. Kondo, S. Biosynthesis and functions of ABA in fruits. (Berhardt L. V. Ed. In: Advances in Medicine and Biology). Vol: 51. pp 179-202. Nova Publishers. 2012. ISBN: 978-1-61942-804-1
  23. Nimitkeatkai, H., Shsishido, M., Okawa, K., Ohara, H., Ban, y., Kita M., Moriguchi T., Ikeura H., Hayata Y., Kondo S. Effect of jasmonates on ethylene biosynthesis and aroma volatile emission in Japanese apricot infected by a pathogen (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides). J. Agr. Food Chem. 59: 6423-6429. 2011. (Corresponding author)
  24. Kittikorn, M., Okawa, K., Ohara, H., Kotoda, N., Wada, M., Yokoyama, M., Ifuku, O., Yoshida, S., Kondo, S. Effects of fruit load, shading, and 9, 10-ketol-octadecadienoic acid (KODA) application on MdTFL1 and MdFT1 genes in apple buds. Plant Growth Regul. 64: 75-81. 2011. (Corresponding author)
  25. Kondo, S. and M. Kittikorn.The influence of the interaction between jasmonates, ethylene, and polyamines on fruit quality. Thai J. Agr. Sci. 44: 11-15. 2011.
  26. Kondo, S., A. Fiebig, Okawa, K., Ohara, H., M. Kim. Jamonic acid, polyamine, and antioxidant levels in apple seedlings as affected by ultraviolet-C irradiation. Plant Growth Regul. 64:83-89. 2011.
  27. Okazaki, M., Nimitkeatkai H., Muramatsu, T., Aoyama, H., Ueno, K., Mizutani, M., Hirai, N., Kondo, S., Ohnishi, T., Todoroki, Y. Abscinazol-E1, a novel chemical tool for exploring the role of ABA 8’-hydroxylase CYP707A. Bioorganic Medicinal Chem. 19: 406-413. 2011.
  28. Yin, Y.G., A. Sanuki, N. Fukuda, S. Kondo, S. Sugaya, H. Ezura, C. Matsukura. Salinity stress promotes carbohydrate influx and starch biosynthesis during early developing stages in fruit of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) in ABA- and osmotic stress-independent manner. J. Exp. Bot. 61: 563-574. 2010.
  29. Ban, Y., S. Kondo, BE, Ubi, C. Honda, H. Besso, T. Moriguchi. UDP-sugar biosynthesis pathway: contribution to cyanidin 3-galactoside biosynthesis in apple skin. Planta 230: 871-881. 2010.
  30. Kondo, S. Roles of jasmonates in fruit ripening and environmental stress. Acta Hort. 884: 133-137. 2010.
  31. Kondo, S., K. Sae-Lee, S. Kanlayanarat. Xyloglucan and polyuronide in the cell wall of papaya fruit during development and storage. Acta Hort. 875: 351-356. 2010.
  32. Kittikorn, M., S. Kondo . 9, 10-Ketol octadecadienoic acid (KODA) levels and flower bud formation in apples. Acta Hort. 884: 133-137. 2010. (Corresponding author)
  33. Kittikorn, M., S. Kondo. Effect of fruit load on 9, 10-ketol-octadecadienoic acid (KODA), GA and jasmonic acid concentrations in apple buds. Scientia Hort. 124: 225-230. 2010. (Corresponding author)
  34. Todoroki, Y., K. Ueno, S. Kondo, M. Mizutani, N. Hirai. Abscinazole-F1, a conformationally restricted analogue of the plant growth retardant uniconazole and an inhibitor of ABA 8’-hydroxylase CYP707A with no growth-retardant effect. Bioog. Med. Chem. 17: 6620-6630. 2009.
  35. Todoroki, Y., S. Kondo, Ueno, K., M. Mizutani, N. Hirai. Enlarged analogues of uniconazole, new azole containing inhibitors of ABA 87-hydroxylase CYP707A. Bioog. Med. Chem. Lett.19: 5732-5786. 2009.
  36. Kondo, S., M. Kittikorn, H. Ohara, K. Okawa, S. Sugaya, N. Kitahata, T. Asami. Effect of a cytochrome P450 inhibitor on abscisic acid biosynthesis and stomatal regulation in citrus trees in water-stressed conditions. Scientia Hort. 120: 146-149. 2009.
  37. Kondo, S., S. Meemak, Y. Ban, T. Moriguchi, T. Harada. Effects of auxin and jasmonates on 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate (ACC) synthase and ACC oxidase gene expression during ripening of apple fruit. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 51:281-284.2009.
  38. Setha, S. S. Kondo. Abscisic acid levels and anti-oxidant activity are affected by an inhibitor of cytochrome P450 in apple seedlings. J. Hort. Sci. Biotech. 84: 340-344. 2009. (Corresponding author)
  39. Kondo, S. Fruit ripening and characteristics regulated by physiologically active substances. Fresh Produce (Invited-Review). 3: 7-11. 2009.