Professor: Dr. GOTO, Shin G.

Selected Publications

●Goto, S.G. (2016) Physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying photoperiodism in the spider mite: comparisons with insects. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 186, 969–984.
●Mukai, A., Goto, S.G. (2016) The clock gene period is essential for the photoperiodic response in the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology 51, 185-194.

●Goto, S.G., Numata, H. (2014) Insect Photoperiodism. In Hoffmann, K.H. (ed.) Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology. CRC Press. pp. 217-244.

●Goto, S.G. (2013) Roles of circadian clock genes in insect photoperiodism. Entomological Science 16, 1-16.

●Goto, S. G., Numata, H. (2009) Possible involvement of distinct photoreceptors in the photoperiodic induction of diapause in the flesh fly Sarcophaga similis. Journal of Insect Physiology 55: 401-407.


Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society

Editor of Physiological Entomology


Associate Professor: Dr. FUCHIKAWA, Taro

Selected Publications
●Fuchikawa T, Beer K, Linke-Winnebeck C, Ben-David R, Kotowoy A, Tsang VWK, Warman GR, Winnebeck EC, Helfrich-Förster C, Bloch G (2017) Neuronal circadian clock protein oscillations are similar in behaviourally rhythmic forager honey bees and in arrhythmic nurses. Open Biology 7: 170047
●Fuchikawa T, Eban-Rothschild A, Nagari M, Shemesh Y, Bloch G (2016) Potent social synchronization can override photic entrainment of circadian rhythms. Nat. Commun. 7: 11662.
●Fuchikawa T, Okada Y, Miyatake T, Tsuji K (2014) Social dominance modifies behavioral rhythm in a queenless ant Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 1843–1850
●Fuchikawa T, Matsubara K, Matsuura K, Miyatake T (2012) Acoustic emission monitoring of the effect of temperature on activity rhythms of the subterranean termite, Reticulitermes speratus. Physiol. Entomol. 37: 303-308
●Fuchikawa T, Sanada S, Nishio R, Matsumoto A, Matsuyama T, Yamagishi M, Tomioka K, Tanimura T, Miyatake T (2010) The Clock Gene Cryptochrome of Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Strains with Different Mating Times. Heredity 104: 387-392




Special Appointment Lecturer: Dr. HAMANAKA, Yoshitaka
● Hase H., Koukai M., Hamanaka Y., Goto S.G., Tachibana S.-I., Shiga S. (2017) Transcriptome analysis of the brain under diapause and nondiapause conditions in the blowfly Protophormia terraenovae. Physiological Entomology, 42: 282–289.
● Hamanaka Y., Minoura R., Nishino H., Miura T., Mizunami M. (2016) Dopamine- and tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive neurons in the brain of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160531.

● Hamanaka Y., Shibasaki H., Kinoshita M., Arikawa K. (2013) Neurons innervating the lamina in the butterfly, Papilio xuthus. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 199: 341–351.
● Hamanaka Y., Park D., Yin P., Annangudi S.P., Edwards T.N., Sweedler J., Meinertzhagen I.A., Taghert P.H. (2010) Transcriptional orchestration of the regulated secretory pathway in neurons by the bHLH protein DIMM. Current Biology 20, 9–18.



Special Appointment Assistant Professor: Dr. MATSUMOTO, Keiji

●Koshikawa S., Fukutomi Y., Matsumoto K. (2017) Drosophila guttifera as a model system for unraveling color pattern formation. Integrative Approach to the Analysis of the Diversity and Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patterns, Springer, in press.
●Tanigawa N., Matsumoto K., Yasuyama K., Numata H., Shiga S. (2009) Early embryonic development and diapause stage in the band-legged ground cricket Dianemobius nigrofasciatus. Development Genes and Evolution 219, 589-596.
●Matsumoto K., Numata H., Shiga S. (2013) Role of the brain in photoperiodic regulation of juvenile hormone biosynthesis in the brown-winged green bug Plautia stali. Journal of Insect Physiology 59, 387-393.
●Matsumoto K., Suetsugu Y., Tanaka Y., Kotaki T., Goto S.G., Shinoda T., Shiga S. (2017) Identification of allatostatins in the brown-winged green bug Plautia stali. Journal of Insect Physiology 96, 21-28.
●Fukutomi Y., Matsumoto K., Agata K., Funayama N., Koshikawa S. (2017) Pupal development and pigmentation process of a polka-dotted fruit fly, Drosophila guttifera (Insecta, Diptera). Development Genes and Evolution 227, 171-180.


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