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.
LAP members, Asiloglu and Fujino, presented their research finding at an international congress.
November 11, 2022
Bodur Ozer Seda
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
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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