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  • Sato, D. X., Y. Ishii, T. Nagai, K. Ohashi and M. Kawata (2019) Human-specific mutations in VMAT1 confer functional changes and multi-directional evolution in the regulation of monoamine circuits. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19:220 [Open Access] [内容解説]
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  • Nakayama, T., M. Nomura, Y. Takano, G. Tanifuji, K. Shiba, K. Inaba, Y. Inagaki, M. Kawata (2019) Single-cell genomics unveiled a cryptic cyanobacterial lineage with a worldwide distribution hidden by a dinoflagellate host. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116: 15973-15978 [Abstract] [About Cover][PNAS Commentaries] [解説] [PNAS Tweet]
  • Bridle, J., M. Kawata, R. Butlin. (2019) Local adaptation stops where ecological gradients steepen or are interrupted. Evolutionary Applications 12:1449-1462 Special Issue:Maladaptation in Applied Evolution [Open Access]
  • Ishii,Y., S. Maruyama, H. Takahashi, Y. Aihara, T. Yamaguchi, K. Yamaguchi, S.Shigenobu, M. Kawata, N. Ueno, J. Minagawa (2019) Global shifts in gene expression profiles accompanied with environmental changes in cnidarian-dinoflagellate endosymbiosis. G3: GENES, GENOMES, GENETICS 9: 2337-2347. [Abstract][解説] [PNAS InnerWorkings]
  • Aihara Y, Maruyama S, Baird AH, Iguchi A, Takahashi S, Minagawa J (2019) Green fluorescence from cnidarian hosts attracts symbiotic algae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116:2118-2123 [Abstract][内容解説]
  • Makino, T. and M. Kawata (2019) Invasive invertebrates associated with highly duplicated gene content. Molecular Ecology 28:1652–1663 [Abstract][内容解説]
  • Sanchez, L., S. D. Ohdachi, A. Kawahara, L. M. Echenique-Diaz, S. Maruyama, and M. Kawata (2019) Acoustic emissions of Sorex unguiculatus (Mammalia: Soricidae): assessing the echo-based orientation hypothesis. Ecology and Evolution, 2:629–2639.[Open Access]
  • Inoue, M.N., Suzuki-Ohno, Y., Haga, Y., Arai, H., Sano, T., Martemyanov, V.V., and Kunimi, Y. (2019) Population dynamics and geographical distribution of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, in Japan. Forest Ecology and Management 434:154-164 [Abstract]
  • Takahashi, M., Y. Takahashi , M. Kawata (2019) Candidate genes associated with color morphs of female-limited polymorphisms of the damselfly Ischnura senegalensis. Heredity 122, 81–92 [Abstract]


  • Sakai, Y., S. Kawamura, and M. Kawata (2018) Genetic and plastic variation in opsin gene expression, light sensitivity, and female response to visual signals in the guppy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115:12247-12252 [Open Access][内容解説][Outside JEB]
  • Takami, Y.,T. Fukuhara, J. Yokoyama, and M. Kawata (2018) Impact of sexually antagonistic genital morphologies on female reproduction and wild population demography. Evolution 72: 2449–2461[Abstract] [解説][News]
  • Cádiz, A., N. Nagata, L. Díaz, Y. Suzuki-Ohno, L.Echenique-Díaz, H. Akashi, T. Makino and M. Kawata (2018) Factors affecting interspecific differences in genetic divergence among populations of Anolis lizards in Cuba. Zoological Letters 4:21 [Open Access][Anole Annals]
  • Suzuki, H. C., K. Ozaki, T. Makino, H. Uchiyama, S. Yajima and M. Kawata (2018) Evolution of gustatory receptor gene family provides insights into adaptation to diverse host plants in nymphalid butterflies. Genome Biology and Evolution 10:1351–1362. [Open Access]
  • Akashi, H., S. Saito, A. Cádiz , T. Makino, M .Tominaga, M. Kawata (2018) Comparisons of behavioral and TRPA1 heat sensitivities in three sympatric Cuban Anolis lizards. Molecular Ecology 27:2234–2242.[Abstract][内容解説]
  • Ishii, Y., S. Maruyama, K. Fujimura-Kamada, N. Kutsuna, S. Takahashi, M. Kawata, J. Minagawa (2018) Isolation of uracil auxotroph mutants of coral symbiont alga for symbiosis studies. Scientific Reports.,8:3237 [Open Access] [解説] [ニュース記事] [news]
  • Makino T, Rubin CJ, Carneiro M, Axelsson E, Andersson L and Webster MT. (2018) Elevated proportions of deleterious genetic variation in domestic animals and plants. Genome Biology and Evolution 10(1):276-290 [Open Access]
  • Takahashi, Y, R. Tanaka, D. Yamamoto, S. Noriyuki and M. Kawata (2018) Balanced genetic polymorphism improves a population fitness. Proceedings of Royal Society of London B 285: 20172045 [Abstract][解説]
  • Tawarayama, H., H Yamada, R Amin, Y. Morita-Fujimura, H. Cooper, Y. Shinmyo, M. Kawata, S. Ikawa, H. Tanaka (2018) Draxin regulates hippocampal neurogenesis in the postnatal dentate gyrus by inhibiting DCC-induced apoptosis. Scientific Reports, 8: 840 [Open Access]


  • Tamate, S, W. M. Iwasaki., K. L. Krysko, B. J. Camposano, H. Mori., R. Funayama., K. Nakayama., T. Makino and M. Kawata. (2017) Inferring evolutionary responses of Anolis carolinensis introduced into the Ogasawara archipelago using whole genome sequence data. Scientific Reports, 7: 18008 [Open Access][内容解説][Anole Annals]

  • Suzuki-Ohno, Y., Yokoyama, J., Nakashizuka, T. and Kawata, M. (2017) Utilization of photographs taken by citizens for estimating bumblebee distributions. Scientific Reports, 7, 11215 [Open Access][Top 100 Ecology in Scientific Reports 2017]

  • Sekine M and Makino T. (2017) Inference of causative genes for Alzheimer’s disease due to dosage imbalance. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 34:2396–2407 [Abstract] [内容解説] [News in MBE]

  • Takii,R., M. Fujimoto, Y. Matsuura, F. Wu, N. Oshibe, E. Takaki, A. Katiyar, H. Akashi, T. Makino, M. Kawata, and A. Nakai.(2017) HSF1 and HSF3 cooperatively regulate the heat shock response in lizards. PLoS One 12(7): e0180776. [Open Access][内容解説]

  • Tamagawa, K, T. Makino and M, Kawata (2017) The effects of CpG densities around transcription start sites on sex-biased gene expression in Poecilia reticulata. Genome Biology and Evolution, 9: 1204-1211 [Open Access]

  • Suzuki-Ohno, Y., K. Morita, N. Nagata, H. Mori, S. Abe, T. Makino, and M. Kawata (2017) Factors restricting the range expansion of the invasive green anole Anolis carolinensis on Okinawa Island, Japan. Ecology and Evolution, 7: 4357–4366 [Open Access][内容解説]

  • Arai, E., Hasegawa, M., Makino, T., Hagino, A., Sakai, Y., Otsuki, H., Wakamatsu, K., Kawata, M. (2017) Physiological conditions and genetic controls of phaeomelanin pigmentation in nestling barn swallows. Behavioral Ecology, 28 : 706-716.[Free access]

  • Ishikawa A, Kusakabe M, Ravinet M, Yoshida K, Makino T, Toyoda A, Fujiyama A, and Kitano J. (2017) Different contributions of local- and distant-regulatory changes to transcriptome divergence between stickleback ecotypes. Evolution, 71:565–581 [Abstract]
  • Kusakabe M, Ishikawa A, Ravinet M, Yoshida K, Makino T, Toyoda A, Fujiyama A and Kitano J. (2017) Genetic basis for variation in salinity tolerance between stickleback ecotypes. Molecular Ecology, 26:304-319[Abstract]
  • Suda, A., N. Nagata, A. Sato, Y. Narimatsu, H.,H.Nadiatul, and M. Kawata (2017) Genetic variations and local differences in Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) around Japan. Journal of Fish Biology 90: 61-79. [Abstract]
  • Yoshida K, Makino T and Kitano J. (2017) Accumulation of deleterious mutations on the neo-Y chromosome of Japan Sea stickleback (Gasterosteus nipponicus). Journal of Heredity, 108:63-68.[Abstract]
  • Furukawa S., Fujioka K., Fukuda H., Suzuki N., Tei Y., Ohshimo S. (2017) Archival tagging reveals swimming depth and ambient and peritoneal cavity temperature in age-0 Pacific bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, off the southern coast of Japan. Environmental Biology of Fishes 100:35–48 [Abstract]
  • Kawabe R., Nakatsuka N., Wada T., Sawaguchi S., Murakami O., Kamiyama K., Kito K., Furukawa S., Kayaba T. (2017) Behaviourally mediated thermal experience in relation to final oocyte maturation by free-swimming barfin flounder (Verasper moseri). Fisheries Research 186:544–564 [Abstract]


  • Suzuki, N., Suzuki-Ohno, Y., Takakura, K. (2016) Variation of clutch size and trophic egg proportion in a ladybird with and without male-killing bacterial infection. Evolutionary Ecology 30: 1081-1095. [Abstract]
  • Bybee, S., A. Córdoba-Aguilar, M. C. Duryea, R. Futahashi, B. Hansson, O. Lorenzo-Carballa, R. Schilder, R. Stoks, A. Suvorov, E. Svensson, J. Swaegers, Y. Takahashi, P. C. Watts, M. Wellenreuther (2016) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) as a bridge between ecology and evolutionary genomics. Frontiers in Zoology, 13:46 [Abstract]

  • Takahashi Y., K. Takakura, M. Kawata (2016) Spatial distribution of flower color induced by interspecific sexual interaction PLoS ONE 11 (10): e0164381 [Open access]

  • Petroutsos D, Tokutsu R, Maruyama S, Flori S, Greiner A, Magneschi L, Cusant L, Kottke T, Mittag M, Hegemann P, Finazzi G and Minagawa J. (2016) A blue light photoreceptor mediates the feedback regulation of photosynthesis. Nature 537: 536-566 [Abstract][内容解説]

  • Takahashi, Y., Y. Suyama, Y. Matsuki, R. Funayama, K. Nakayama and M. Kawata (2016) Lack of genetic variation prevents adaptation at the geographic range margin in a damselfly. Molecular Ecology 25:4450-4460[Abstract] [内容解説]
  • Kawamura, S, Kasagi, S., Kasai, D., Tezuka, A., Shoji, A., Takahashi, A., Imai, H., Kawata, M (2016) Spectral sensitivity of guppy visual pigments reconstituted in vitro to resolve association of opsins with cone cell types. Vision Research, 127:67-73 [Open access] [内容スライド] [内容解説]
  • Sakai, Y., H. Ohtuki, S. Kasagi, S. Kawamura and M. Kawata (2016) Effects of light environment during growth on the expression of cone opsin genes and behavioral spectral sensitivities in guppies (Poecilia reticulata). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16:106 [Open access][内容解説]
  • Akashi, H. D., A. Cadiz, S. Shigenobu, T. Makino and M. Kawata (2016) Differentially expressed genes associated with adaptation to different thermal environments in three sympatric Cuban Anolis lizards. Molecular Ecology, 25:2273-2285 [Abstract] [内容解説]
  • Yoshida, K., Miyagi, R., Mori, S., Takahashi, A., Makino, T., Toyoda, A., Fujiyama, A., and Kitano, J. (2016) Whole-genome sequencing reveals small genomic regions of introgression in an introduced crater lake population of threespine stickleback. Ecology and Evolution, 6: 2190-2204 [Open access]
  • Ozawa, N, Furuhashi,H, Masuko, K, Numao E, Makino, T , Yano, T, Kurata, S (2016) Organ identity specification factor WGE localizes to the histone locus body and regulates heterochromatin structure in Drosophila. Genes to Cells, 21: 442–456. [Abstract]
  • Sato, P. M.,T. Makino and M. Kawata (2016) Natural selection in a population of Drosophila melanogaster explained by changes in gene expression caused by sequence variation in core promoter regions. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16:35. [Open access]


  • David, V., P. Flegontov, E. Gerasimov, G. Tanifuji, H. Hashimi, M. Logacheva, S. Maruyama, N. T. Onodera, M. W. Gray, J. M. Archibald, J. Lukeš (2015) Gene loss and error-prone RNA editing in the mitochondrion of Perkinsela, an endosymbiotic kinetoplastid. MBio, 6(6):e01498–15. [Abstract]
  • Takahashi, Y., K. Takakura and M. Kawata (2015) Flower color polymorphism maintained by overdominant selection in Sisyrinchium sp. Journal of Plant Research, 128: 933–939. [Abstract]
  • Wakasa, H., A. Cadiz, L. M. Echenique-Diaz, W. M. Iwasaki, N. Kamiyama, Y. Nishimura, H. Yokoyama, K. Tamura and M. Kawata (2015) Developmental stages for the divergence of relative limb length between a twig and a trunk-ground Anolis lizard species. Journal of Experimental Zoology (Part B: Mol. Dev. Evol.) 324:410–423[Abstract]
  • Takahashi, Y. (2015) Mechanisms and tests for geographic clines in genetic polymorphisms. Population Ecology 57: 355-362. [Abstract]
  • Morii, Y., J. Yokoyama, M. Kawata, A. Davison and S. Chiba (2015) Evidence of introgressive hybridization between the morphologically divergent land snails Ainohelix and Ezohelix. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 115: 77 -95.[Abstract]
  • Arai, E., Hasegawa, M., Nakamura, M. and Wakamatsu, K. (2015) Male pheomelanin pigmentation and the breeding onset in Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica gutturalis. Journal of Ornithology. 156:419-427.[Abstract]
  • Kobayashi, C., K. Matsuo, K. Watanabe, N. Nagata, Y. Suzuki-Ohno, M. Kawata and M Kato. (2015) Arms race between leaf-rolling weevils and parasitoids: diversification of weevil’s plant-manipulation behavior and its consequence. Ecological Monographs , 85:253–268. [Abstract][内容解説]


  • Katayama, N., J. K. Abbott, J. Kjærandsen, Y. Takahashi and E. I. Svensson (2014) Sexual selection on wing interference patterns in Drosophila melanogaster, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111: 15144–15148.[Abstract].
  • Tamate, S., M. Kawata and T. Makino. (2014) Contribution of non-ohnologous duplicated genes to high habitat variability in mammals. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31(7):1779-1786[abstract] [News in MBE] | [記事] [内容解説][サイエンスポータル]

  • Takahashi, T., Nagata, N., and Sota, T. (2014) Application of RAD-based phylogenetics to complex relationships among variously related taxa in a species flock. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 80: 137-144. [abstract]

  • Tezuka, A., S. Kasagi, C. van Oosterhout, M. McMullan, W. M. Iwasaki, D. Kasai, M. Yamamichi, H. Innan, S. Kawamura, and M. Kawata (2014) Divergent selection on opsin gene variation in guppy (Poecilia reticulata) populations of Trinidad and Tobago. Heredity 113, 381–389 [abstract] [内容解説][記事]

  • Kimura-Kawaguchi, M., Horita, H., Abe, S., Arai, K., Kawata, M., and Munehara, H. (2014) Identification of hemi-clonal reproduction in three species of Hexagrammos marine reef fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 85:189-209 [abstract][記事]

  • Anzai, W., Omura, A., Cadiz Diaz A., Kawata, M., Endo, H. (2014) Functional morphology and comparative anatomy of appendicular musculature in Cuban Anolis lizards with different locomotor habits. Zoological Science 31:454–463 [abstract]

  • Yoshida, K., Makino, T., Yamaguchi, K., Shigenobu, S.,Hasebe,M., Kawata M., Kume, M., Mori, S., L. Peichel, C. L., Toyoda, A., Fujiyama, A. and Kitano, J. (2014) Sex chromosome turnover contributes to genomic divergence between incipient stickleback species. PLoS Genetics, 10(3): e1004223 [Open access] 

  • McLysaght, A., Makino, T., Grayton, H., Tropeano, M., Mitchell, K., Vassos, E. and Collier, DA. (2014) Ohnologs are overrepresented in pathogenic copy number mutations. PNAS 111:361–366 [abstract][news]

  • Takahashi, Y., N. Nagata and M. Kawata (2014) Antagonistic selection factors induce a continuous population divergence in a polymorphism. Heredity, 112, 391–398 [abstract] 

  • Ohtsuki, H., J. Yokoyama, N. Ohba, Y. Ohmiya and M. Kawata. (2014) Expression of nos gene and firefly flashing: A test of nitric oxide-mediated flash control model. Journal of Insect Science 14,56 [open access]

  • Hasegawa, M., Arai, E., Watanabe, M., Nakamura, M.(2014) Male viability is positively related to multiple male ornaments in Asian Barn Swallows. Journal of Ornithology 15:389-397.

  • Kobayashi, C., Y. Okuyama, K. Kawazoe, M. Kawata, and M. Kato (2014) Evolutionary history of maternal plant-manipulation and larval feeding behaviours in Attelabidae (Coleoptera; Curculionoidea) and evolution of plant-basal weevil interaction. In Evolutionary Biology: Genome Evolution , Speciation, Coevolution and Origin of Life (ed Pierre PontarottiI). pp. 229-246.


  • Makino, T., McLysaght, A. and Kawata, M. (2013) Genome-wide deserts for copy number variation in vertebrates. Nature Communications 4:2283. [ news; news; 解説 ]

  • Tomimatsu, H., T. Sasaki, H. Kurokawa, J. R. Bridle, C. Fontaine, J. Kitano, D.B. Stouffer, M. Vellend, T. M. Bezemer, G. Crutsinger, T. Fukami, E A. Hadly, M. G.A. van der Heijden, M. Kawata, S. Kéfi, M. Kondoh, N. J.B. Kraft, K. S. McCann, J. Montoya, P. Mumby, T. Nakashizuka,O. L. Petchey, T. Romanuk, K. N. Suding, G. Takimoto, J. Urabe, and S. Yachi. (2013) Sustaining ecosystem functions in a changing world: a call for an integrated approach. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50:1124-1130.[abstract]

  • Takahashi, Y. and M. Kawata (2013) Alternative trait combinations and secondary resource partitioning in sexually selected colour polymorphism. Ecology and Evolution, 3:2038–2046. [abstract]

  • Cádiz Díaz, A., N. Nagata, M. Katabuchi, L. M. Díaz, L. M. Echenique-Díaz, H. D. Akashi, T. Makino, and M. Kawata (2013) Relative importance of habitat use, range expansion, and speciation in local species diversity of Anolis lizards in Cuba. Ecosphere,4:art78. [Open access] [内容解説] [Anole Annals; Lososによる紹介記事] [キューバ調査]

  • Iwasaki, W. M, M. E. Tsuda and M.Kawata (2013) Genetic and environmental factors affecting cryptic variations in gene regulatory networks. BMC Evolutionary Biology,13:91. [open access]

  • Takahashi, Y. and M. Kawata (2013) A comprehensive test for negative frequency-dependent selection. Population Ecology, 55: 499-509. [abstract] [紹介]  

  • Takahashi, Y. and M. Watanabe (2013) Time constraints related to sexual maturation and prolonged copulation in the female-dimorphic damselfly Ischnura senegalensis. Entomological Science, 16: 34–39.

  • Makanae K, Kintaka R, Makino T, Kitano H and Moriya H. (2013) Identification of dosage-sensitive genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using the genetic tug-of-war method. Genome Research 23(2):300-311 news news news news news 解説

  • Hasegawa, M., Arai, E., Watanabe, M., Nakamura, M.(2013) Male nestling-like courtship attract female barn swallows Hirundo rustica gutturalis Animal Behaviour , 86:949-953

  • Hasegawa, M. and Arai, E. (2013) Differential Female Access to Males with Large Throat Patches in the Asian Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica gutturalis.Zoological Science,30(11):913-918.

  • Hasegawa, M. and Arai, E. (2013) Divergent tail and throat ornamentation in the barn swallow across the Japanese islands. Journal of Ethology, 31, 77-83


  • Kobayashi, C., Okuyama, Y., Kawazoe, K. and Kato, M. (2012) The evolurtionary history of maternal plant-manipulation and larval feeding behaviors in attelabid weevils (Coleoptera; Curculionoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 64:318-330.

  • Makino, T. and McLysaght, A. (2012) Positionally-biased gene loss after whole genome duplication: evidence from human, yeast and plant. Genome Research 22(12):2427-2435 news news news This Week in Genome Research

  • Takahashi, Y., G. Morimoto and M. Watanabe (2012) Ontogenetic colour change in females as a function of antiharassment strategy. Animal Behaviour, 84: 685–692.

  • Makino, T. and Kawata, M. (2012) Habitat variability correlates with duplicate content of Drosophila genomes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29, 3169-3179 open access [内容解説 ]news news

  • Satake, M., Kawata, M., McLysaght, A. and Makino, T. (2012) Evolution of vertebrate tissues driven by differential modes of gene duplication. DNA Research, 19, 305-316 open access

  • Adachi,T., A. Ishikawa, S. Mori, W. Makino, M. Kume, M. Kawata, and J. Kitano (2012). Shifts in morphology and diet of non-native sticklebacks introduced into Japanese crater lakes. Ecology and Evolution,2,1083-1098. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.234 open access news

  • Pessia, E., Makino, T., Bailly-Bechet, M., McLysaght, A., and Marais, G.A.B. (2012). Mammalian X Chromosome Inactivation evolved as a dosage compensation mechanism for dosage-sensitive genes on the X chromosome. PNAS 109, 5348- 5351 news news PNAS_Commentary

  • Kitamura J., Nagata N., Nakajima J. and Sota T. (2012) Divergence of ovipositor length and egg shape in a brood parasitic bitterling fish through the use of different mussel hosts. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25, 566–573. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02453.x

  • Tezuka, A. N. Matsushima, Y. Nemoto, H. D. Akashi, M. Kawata and T. Makino. (2012) Comprehensive Primer Design for Analysis of Population Genetics in Non-Sequenced Organisms. PLoS ONE 7(2): e32314.open access This Week in PLoS

  • Suzuki-Ohno, Y., M. Kawata, and J. Urabe (2012) Optimal feeding under stoichiometric constraints: A model of compensatory feeding with functional response. Oikos 121:569-578. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19320.x


  • Kitano, J., Y. Kawagishi, S. Mori., C. L. Peichel., T. Makino, M. Kawata, M. Kusakabe (2011) Divergence in sex steroid hormone signaling between sympatric species of Japanese threespine stickleback. PLoS ONE,6(12): e29253. open access

  • Takahashi, Y. and M. Watanabe (2011) Male mate choice based on ontogenetic colour changes of females in the damselfly Ischnura senegalensis. Journal of Ethology, 29: 293–299.

  • Takahashi, Y, S. Morita, J. Yoshimura, M. Watanabe (2011) A Geographic cline induced by negative frequency-dependent selection. BMC Evolutionary Biology, open access

  • Ishida, S , A. Takahashi , N. Matsushima , J. Yokoyama , W. Makino , J. Urabe and M. Kawata (2011) The long-term consequences of hybridization between the two Daphnia species, D. galeata and D. dentifera, in mature habitats. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11:209 open access

  • Nakamura, I., Y. Onoda, N. Matsushima, J. Yokoyama, M. Kawata and K. Hikosaka (2011) Phenotypic and genetic differences in a perennial herb across a natural gradient of CO2 concentration. Oecologia 165:809-818

  • Tezuka, A , H. Yamamoto,J.Yokoyama,C. van Oosterhout, and M. Kawata (2011) The MC1R gene in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata): Genotypic and phenotypic polymorphisms. BMC Research Notes 4:31open access

  • Yamaguchi, W. Kondoh, M and M. Kawata (2011) Effects of evolutionary changes in prey use on the relationship between food web complexity and stability. Population Ecology 53, 59-72. DOI: 10.1007/s10144-010-0212-y

  • Kimura, R. M. and Munehara, H. (2011) Spawning substrata are important for breeding habitat selection but do not determine premating reproductive isolation in three sympatric Hexagrammos species. Journal of Fish Biology 78, 112-126. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02839.x


  • Kitano, J., Lema, S.C., Luckenbach, J.A., Mori, S., Kawagishi, Y., Kusakabe, M., Swanson, P., and Peichel, C.L. (2010). Adaptive divergence in the thyroid hormone signaling pathway in the stickleback radiation. Current Biology, 20: 2124-2130, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2010.10.050

  • Tsuda, E. M. and M. Kawata (2010) Evolution of gene regulatory networks by fluctuating selection and intrinsic constraints. PLoS Computational Biology 6(8): e1000873. open access [内容解説]

  • Perez-Bercoff A, Makino T and McLysaght A. (2010) Duplicability of self-interacting human genes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:160. open access

  • Kume, M., Kitano, J., Mori, S. and Shibuya, T.. (2010) Ecological divergence and habitat isolation between two migratory forms of Japanese threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23:1436-1446

  • Suzuki-Ohno, Y., Inoue, M. N., and Ohno, K. (2010) Applying geographic profiling used in the field of criminology for predicting the nest locations of bumble bees. Journal of Theoretical Biology 265:211-217

  • Bridle, J. R., J. Polechova, M. Kawata, R. K. Butlin (2010) Why is adaptation prevented at ecological margins? New insights from individual-based simulations. Ecology Letters 13:485-494. [内容解説]

  • Kimura, M. R., H. Munehara (2010) The disruption of habitat isolation among three Hexagrammos species by artifical habitat alterations that create mosaic-habitat. Ecological Research 25. 41-50

  • Iwasa, Y., Suzuki-Ohno, Y., and Yokomizo, H. (2010) Paradox of nutrient removal in coupled socio-economic and ecological dynamics for lake water pollution. Theoretical Ecology 3:113-122.

  • Makino T, Knowles DG and McLysaght A. (2010) Functional divergence of duplicated genes, In Evolution After Gene Duplication (Katharina Dittmar and David Liberles eds.), 23-30, John Wiley & Sons


  • Kitano J., J. A. Ross, Seiichi Mori, M. Kume, F. C. Jones, Y. F. Chan, D. M. Absher, J. Grimwood, J. Schmutz, R. M. Myers, D. M. Kingsley and C. L. Peichel (2009) A role for a neo-sex chromosome in stickleback speciation. Nature 461, 1081-1083

  • Kodaira, Y., H. Ohtsuki, J. Yokoyama, and M. Kawata (2009) Size-dependent foraging gene expression and labor division in Bombus ignitu. BMC Research Notes 2:184open access

  • Mizuno, N. A, , and M. Kawata. (2009) The effects of the evolution of stoichiometry-related traits on population dynamics in plankton communities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 259, 209-218.

  • Echenique-Díaz L. M. , J. Yokoyama, O. Takahashi, and M. Kawata (2009), Genetic structure of island populations of the endangered bat Hipposideros turpis turpis: Implications for conservation. Population Ecology, 15,153-160.

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  • Yoshino, H., K. Armstrong, M. Izawa, J. Yokoyama, and M. Kawata. (2008) Genetic and acoustic population structuring in the Okinawa Least Horsehoe bat: inter-colony acoustic differnces maintained by vertical maternal transmission?. Molecular Ecology 17, 4978-4991;

  • Ohtsuki, H., J. Yokoyama, N. Ohba, Y. Ohmiya and M. Kawata.(2008). Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) in the Japanese fireflies, Luciola lateralis and Luciola cruciata. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 69:176-188


  • Kawata, M., A. Shoji, S. Kawamura and O. Seehausen (2007) A genetically explicit model of speciation by sensory drive within a continuous population in aquatic environments. BMC Evolutionary Biology open access

  • Yamamoto,N., J, Yokoyama and M. Kawata. (2007) Relative resource abundance explains butterfly biodiversity in island communities. Proceeding of National Academy of Science USA, 104:10524-10529 open access

  • Kato,S, Urabe, J. and M. Kawata. (2007) Effects of temporal and spatial heterogeneities created by consumer-driven nutrient recycling on algal diversity. Journal of Theoretical Biology,254:364-377.

  • A. Shoji, J. Yokoyama and M. Kawata. (2007) Molecular phylogeny and genetic divergence of the introduced populations of Japanese guppies, Poecilia reticulata. Conservation Genetics, 8: 267-271.

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