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Department of Plant Pathology Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory

Tanaka Lab – Personnel


Kiwamu Tanaka

Principal Investigator

Contact Information

WSU Plant Pathology
PO BOX 647411
Pullman, WA, 99163-7411
Office – Plant Science Building 253 | (509) 335-6418
Lab – Plant Science Building 215 | (509) 335-5813
Fax: (509) 335-9581

kiwamu.tanaka [at]


Pl_P 535 Molecular Genetics of Plant-Pathogen Interactions
Pl_P 499 Special Problems
MPS 570 Advanced Topics in Molecular Plant Sciences

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Publications – last 3 years

(Full Publication List on Google Scholar)

  1. Yuan P, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW (2021) Calmodulin-binding transcription activator AtSR1/CAMTA3 fine-tunes plant immune response by transcriptional regulation of the salicylate receptor NPR1. Plant Cell Environ. doi:10.1111/pce.14123
  2. Tanaka K, Heil M (2021) Damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) in plant innate immunity: applying the danger model and evolutionary perspectives. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 59 doi:10.1146/annurev-phyto-082718-100146
  3. Combest MM, Moroz N, Tanaka K, Rogan CJ, Anderson JC, Thura L, Rakotondrafara AM, Goyer A (2021) StPIP1, a PAMP-induced peptide in potato, elicits plant defenses and is associated with disease symptom severity in a compatible interaction with potato virus Y. J. Exp. Bot. 72: 4472-4488 doi:10.1093/jxb/erab078
  4. Yuan P, Jewell JB, Behera S, Tanaka K, Poovaiah BW (2020) Distinct molecular pattern-induced calcium signatures lead to different downstream transcriptional regulations via AtSR1/CAMTA3. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21: 8163 doi:10.3390/ijms21218163
  5. Kumar S, Tripathi D, Okubara PA, Tanaka K (2020) Purinoceptor P2K1/DORN1 enhances plant resistance against a soilborne fungal pathogen, Rhizoctonia solaniFront. Plant Sci. 11: 572920 doi:10.3389/fpls.2020.572920
  6. Moroz N, Tanaka K (2020) FlgII-28 is a major flagellin-derived defense elicitor for potato. Mol. Plant-Microbe Int. 33: 247-255 doi:10.1094/MPMI-06-19-0164-R
  7. DeShields JB, Moroz N, Braley LE, Mora-Romero GA, Tanaka K (2019) Recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) for the rapid isothermal detection of Spongospora subterranea f. sp. subterranea and potato mop-top virus. Am. J. Potato Res. 96: 617-624 doi:10.1007/s12230-019-09750-7
  8. Jewell, JB, Tanaka K (2019) Transcriptomic perspective on extracellular ATP signaling: a few curious trifles. Plant Signal. Behav. 14: e1659079 doi:10.1080/15592324.2019.1659079
  9. Marcec MJ, Gilroy S, Poovaiah BW, Tanaka K (2019) Mutual interplay of Ca2+ and ROS signaling in plant immune response. Plant Sci. 283: 343-354 doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2019.03.004
  10. Ramachandran SR, Kumar S, Tanaka K (2019) Quantification of extracellular ATP in plant suspension cell cultures (Chapter 5). In Plant innate immunity (W. Gassmann, ed.). Methods Mol. Biol. Humana, New York. Vol. 1991, pp.43-54 doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-9458-8_5
  11. Jewell JB, Sowders JM, He R, Willis MA, Gang DR, Tanaka K (2019) Extracellular ATP shapes a defense-related transcriptome both independently and along with other defense signaling pathways. Plant Physiol. 179: 1144-1158 doi:10.1104/pp.18.01301