We work with a passion in
Graduate School of Science and Technology /
Faculty of Agriculture,
Niigata University, Japan
Asiloglu Rasit, PhD
Laboratory of Applied Protistology (LAP) is established in April 2022 by Asiloglu Rasit thanks to full support from Prof. Harada Naoki, members of Faculty of Agriculture, and the ‘Swing-by’ program at Niigata University, Japan. Our ultimate aim is to become a world-leading laboratory through high quality and novel research on diverse aspects of the protistology.
At LAP, we work hard to enhance the knowledge on protist ecology & function through natural and environemental sciences. Then, we aim to apply the scientific knowledge we have gained to develop practical & sustainable applications of protists in agriculture and life.
Our research topics are closely related to soil sciences, plant sciences, microbial ecology, and applied microbiology.
Asst. Prof. Asiloglu Rasit
Bodur Ozer Seda
Polat Muhammet Fatih
Ezer Enes Baki
Revealing the true impact of predatory protists on microbial communities.
Adopting this concept into soil ecology to understand how bacterial communities are shaped.
Discovering novel mechanisms of protist-enhanced plant growth.
Determining the factors driving taxonomic & functional diversity of protists communities.
High Throughput Sequencing
Murase J & Asiloglu R, 2023: Protists: The hidden ecosystem players in a wetland rice field soil. Biology and Fertility of Soils.
Asiloglu R*, 2022: Biochar–microbe interaction: more protist research is needed Biochar, 4, 72.
Asiloglu R*, et al. 2021: Soil properties have more significant effects on the community composition of protists than the rhizosphere effect of rice plants in alkaline paddy field soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, , 161, 108397.
Asiloglu R*, et al. 2021: Top-down effects of protists are greater than bottom-up effects of fertilisers on the formation of bacterial communities in a paddy field soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 108186
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