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68. Rong Y., T. Fujii, S. Katsuma, M. Yamamoto, T. Ando, and Y. Ishikawa (2014) CYP341B14: a cytochrome P450 involved in the specific epoxidation of pheromone precursors in the fall webworm Hyphantria cunea. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 54: 122–128.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.09.009

 67. Kudo, A., H. Takamori, H. Watabe, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Matsuo (2014) Variation in morphological and behavioral traits among isofemale strains of Drosophila prolongata (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Entomol. Sci. (in press). http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ens.12116

66. Nagamine, K., T. Kayukawa, S. Hoshizaki, T. Matsuo, T. Shinoda, and Y. Ishikawa (2014) Cloning, phylogeny, and expression analysis of the Broad-Complex gene in the longicorn beetle Psacothea hilaris. SpringerPlus 3: 539.    http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2193-1801-3-539

65. Kojima, W., Y. Ishikawa, and T. Takanashi (2014) Chemically-mediated group formation in soil-dwelling larvae and pupae of the beetle Trypoxylus dichotomus. Naturwissenschaften 101: 687-695.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-014-1199-6

64. Setoguchi, S., H. Takamori, T. Aotsuka, J. Sese, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Matsuo (2014) Sexual dimorphism and courtship behavior in Drosophila prolongata. Journal of Ethology 32: 91-102.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10164-014-0399-z

63. Kayukawa, T., M. Murata, I. Kobayashi, D. Muramatsu, C. Okada, K. Uchino, H. Sezutsu, M. Kiuchi, T. Tamura, K. Hiruma, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Shinoda (2014) Hormonal regulation and developmental role of Krüppel homolog 1, a repressor of metamorphosis, in the silkworm Bombyx mori.  Developmental Biology 388: 48–56.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2014.01.022

62. Ishida, Y., W. Tsuchiya, T. Fujii, Z. Fujimoto, M. Miyazawa, J. Ishibashi, S. Matsuyama, Y. Ishikawa, T. Yamazaki (2014) Niemann-Pick type C2 protein mediating chemical communication in the worker ant.  PNAS 111: 3847–3852.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1323928111

55. Kojima, W., S. Sugiura, H. Makihara, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Takanashi (2014) Rhinoceros beetles suffer male-biased predation by mammalian and avian predators. Zool. Sci. 31: 109–115.   http://dx.doi.org/10.2108/zsj.31.109

61. Ohta, S., Y. Seto, K. Tamura, Y. Ishikawa and T. Matsuo (2014). Identification of odorant-binding protein genes expressed in the antennae and the legs of the onion fly,Delia antiqua (Diptera: Anthomyiidae).  Appl. Entomol. Zool. 49: 89–95.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13355-013-0226-y

60. Fujii, T., M.G. Suzuki, S. Katsuma, K. Ito, Y. Rong, S. Matsumoto, T. Ando, and Y. Ishikawa (2013) Discovery of a disused desaturase gene from the pheromone gland of the moth Ascotis selenaria, which secretes an epoxyalkenyl sex pheromone.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 441: 849-855.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.10.143

59. Antony, B. and Y. Ishikawa (2013) Tissue-specific expression of the pheromone gland-specific fatty acyl reductase gene in Ostrinia scapulalis.  Entomol. Exp. Appl. 149: 94–98.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eea.12106

58. Nakano, R., T. Takanashi, A. Surrlykke, N. Skals, and Y. Ishikawa (2013) Evolution of deceptive and true courtship songs in moths.  Sci. Rep. 3: 2003.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep02003

57. Win, A.T., W. Kojima and Y. Ishikawa (2013) Age-related male reproductive investment in courtship display and nuptial gifts in a moth, Ostrinia scapulalis.  Ethology 119: 325–334.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eth.12070

56. Lassance, J-M., M.A. Liénard, B. Antony, S. Qian, T. Fujii, J. Tabata, Y. Ishikawa and C. Löfstedt (2013) Functional consequences of sequence variation in the pheromone biosynthetic gene pgFAR for Ostrinia moths.  PNAS 110: 3967-3972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1208706110

55. Hao, Y-J., W-S. Li, Z-B. He, F-L. Si, Y. Ishikawa and B. Chen (2012) Differential gene expression between summer and winter diapause pupae of the onion maggot Delia antiqua, detected by suppressive subtractive hybridization. J. Insect Physiol. 58: 1444–1449. 

54. Namiki S., T. Fujii, Y. Ishikawa and R. Kanzaki (2012) The brain organization of the lichen moth Eilema japonica, which secretes an alkenyl sex pheromone.  NeuroReport 23: 857–861. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283582007.

53. Daimon T., T. Fujii, T. Fujii, T. Yokoyama, S. Katsuma, T. Shinoda, T. Shimada and Y. Ishikawa (2012) Reinvestigation of the sex pheromone of the wild silkmoth Bombyx mandarina with special reference to the effects of bombykal and bombykyl acetate.  J. Chem. Ecol. 38:1031–1035.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10886-012-0164-0.

52. Kayukawa T., C. Minakuchi, T. Namiki, T. Togawa, M. Yoshiyama, M. Kamimura, K. Mita, S. Imanishi, M. Kiuchi, Y. Ishikawa and T. Shinoda (2012) Transcriptional regulation of juvenile hormone-mediated induction of Krüppel homolog 1, a repressor of metamorphosis.  PNAS 109: 11729–11734.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1204951109.

51. Kojima W., Y. Ishikawa and T. Takanashi (2012) Deceptive vibratory communication: pupae of a beetle exploit the freeze response of larvae to protect themselves.  Biol. Lett. 8: 717-720. .  http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.0386.

50. Kojima W., Y. Ishikawa and T. Takanashi (2012) Pupal vibratory signals of a group-living  beetle that deter larvae: are they mimics of predator cues?  Comm. Integ. Biol. 5:262-264. http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/cib.19886

49. Daimon T., T. Fujii, M. Yago, Y.-F. Hsu, Y. Nakajima, T. Fujii, S. Katsuma, Y. Ishikawa and T. Shimada (2012) Female sex pheromone and male behavioral responses of the bombycid moth Trilocha varians: comparison with those of the domesticated silkmoth Bombyx mori. Naturwissenschaften 99: 207-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-012-0887-3

48. Nakano, R., T. Takanashi, F. Ihara, K. Mishiro, M. Toyama and Y. Ishikawa (2012) Ultrasonic courtship song of the yellow peach moth, Conogethes punctiferalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Appl. Entomol. Zool. 47: 87-93.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13355-012-0092-z

47. Sugimoto, N.T. and Y. Ishikawa (2012) A male-killing Wolbachia carries a feminizing factor and is associated with degradation of the sex-determining system of its host. Biology Letters 8: 412-415.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2011.1114  

46. Fujii T., T. Fujii, S. Namiki, H. Abe, T. Sakurai, A. Ohnuma, R. Kanzaki, S. Katsuma, Y. Ishikawa and T. Shimada (2011) Sex-linked transcription factor involved in a shift of sex pheromone preference in the silkmoth, Bombyx mori.  PNAS 108: 18038-18043. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1107282108

45. Kojima W., T. Takanashi and Y. Ishikawa (2011) Vibratory communication in the soil: pupal signals deter larval intrusion in a group-living beetle Trypoxylus dichotoma.  Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. (in press).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00265-011-1264-5

44. Yasukochi, Y., N. Miura, R. Nakano, K. Sahara and Y. Ishikawa (2011) Sex-linked pheromone receptor genes of the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, are in tandem arrays.  PLoS ONE 6(4): e18843.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0018843

43. Fujii, T., K. Ito, M. Tatematsu, T. Shimada, S. Katsuma and Y. Ishikawa (2011) A sex pheromone desaturase functioning in a primitive Ostrinia moth is cryptically conserved in congeners’ genomes.  PNAS 108: 7102-7106.  www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1019519108

42. Sunamura, E., S. Suzuki, K. Nishisue, H. Sakamoto, M. OtsukaY. Utsumi, F. Mochizuki, T. Fukumoto, Y. Ishikawa, M. Terayama and S. Tatsuki (2011) Combined use of synthetic trail pheromone and insecticidal bait provides effective control of an invasive ant.  Pest Manag. Sci. (in press).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ps.2172

41. Sunamura, E., S. Hoshizaki, H. Sakamoto, T. Fujii, K. Nishisue, S. Suzuki, M. Terayama, Y. Ishikawa and S. Tatsuki (2011) Workers select mates for queens: a possible mechanism of gene flow restriction between supercolonies of the invasive Argentine ant.  Naturwissenschaften 98: 361-368.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-011-0778-z

40. Tabata, J., Y. Hattori, H. Sakamoto, F. Yukuhiro, T. Fujii, S. Kugimiya, A. Mochizuki, Y. Ishikawa and D. Kageyama (2011) Male killing and incomplete inheritance of a novel Spiroplasma in the moth Ostrinia zaguliaevi.  Microb. Ecol. 61: 254–263.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-010-9799-y

39. Tabata J. and Y. Ishikawa (2010) Genetic basis regulating the sex pheromone blend inOstrinia zealis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) and its allies inferred from crossing experiments.  Annal. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 104: 326-336.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN10124

38. Yasukochi Y., M. Tanaka-Okuyama, M. Kamimura, R. Nakano, Y. Naito, Y. Ishikawa and K. Sahara (2010) Isolation of BAC clones containing conserved genes from libraries of three distantly related moths: a useful resource for comparative genomics of Lepidoptera. J. Biomed. Biotech. 2011: Article ID 165894.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/165894

37. Qian, S., T. Fujii, K. Ito, R. Nakano and Y. Ishikawa (2010) Cloning and functional characterization of a fatty acid transport protein (FATP) from the pheromone gland of a lichen moth, Eilema japonica, which secretes an alkenyl sex pheromone.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 41: 22–28.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2010.09.008

36. Mitaka, H., T. Matsuo, N. Miura and Y. Ishikawa (2010) Identification of odorant-binding protein genes from antennal expressed sequence tags of the onion fly, Delia antiqua.  Mol. Biol. Rep38:1787–1792.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11033-010-0293-x

35. Sugimoto, N.T., T. Fujii, T. Kayukawa, H. Sakamoto and Y. Ishikawa (2010) Expression of a doublesex homologue is altered in sexual mosaics of Ostrinia scapulalismoths infected with Wolbachia.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 40: 847–854. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2010.08.004

34. Nishisue, K., E. Sunamura, Y. Tanaka, H. Sakamoto, S. Suzuki, T. Fukumoto, M. Terayama and S. Tatsuki (2010) A long-term field trial to control the invasive Argentine ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with synthetic trail pheromone. J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 1784-1789. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EC10008

33. Sunamura, E., H. Sakamoto, S. Suzuki, K. Nishisue, M. Terayama and S. Tatsuki (2010) The global empire of an invasive ant. In: Social Insects: Structure, Function, and Behavior. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.  https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=13227

32. Sunamura, E., S. Suzuki, H. Sakamoto, K. Nishisue, M. Terayama and S. Tatsuki (2010) Impacts, ecology and dispersal of the invasive Argentine ant. In:  International Trade: Models, Regulations and Risks. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.

31. Fujii, T., R. Nakano, Y. Takubo, S. Qian, R. Yamakawa, T. Ando, and Y. Ishikawa (2010) Female sex pheromone of a lichen moth Eilema japonica (Arctiidae, Lithosiinae): components and control of production.  J. Insect Physiol. 56: 1986–1991.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.08.024

30. Takanashi, T., R. Nakano, A. Surlykke, H. Tatsuta, J. Tabata, Y. Ishikawa and N. Skals (2010) Variation in courtship ultrasounds of three Ostrinia moths with different sex pheromones.  PLoS ONE  5(10): e13144. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0013144.

29. Kojima, W., T. Fujii, M. Suwa, M. Miyazawa and Y. Ishikawa (2010) Physiological adaptation of the Asian corn borer Ostrinia furnacalis to chemical defenses of its host plant, maize.  J. Insect Physiol. 9: 1349-1355. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.04.021

28Nakano, R., T. Takanashi, N. Skals, A. Surlykke and Y. Ishikawa (2010) To females of a noctuid moth, male courtship songs are nothing more than bat echolocation calls. Biol. Lett. 6: 582-584.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.0058

27. Nakano, R., T. Takanashi, N. Skals, A. Surlykke and Y. Ishikawa (2010) Ultrasonic courtship songs of male Asian corn borer moths assist copulation attempts by making the females motionless.  Physiol. Entomol. 35: 76–81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.2009.00712.x

26. Fujii, T., K. Ito, S. Katsuma, R. Nakano, T. Shimada and Y. Ishikawa (2010) Molecular and functional characterization of an acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase from the adzuki bean borer moth Ostrinia scapulalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae).  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 40: 74-78.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2009.12.012

25Miura, N., T. Nakagawa, K. Touhara and Y. Ishikawa (2010) Broadly and narrowly tuned odorant receptors are involved in female sex pheromone reception inOstrinia moths.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 40: 64-73.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2009.12.011

24. Kayukawa, T. and Y. Ishikawa (2009) Chaperonin contributes to cold hardiness of the onion maggot Delia antiqua through repression of depolymerization of actin at low temperatures.  PLoS ONE 4: e8277. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0008277

23. Nakano, R., T. Takanashi, T. Fujii, N. Skals, A. Surlykke and Y. Ishikawa (2009) Moths are not silent, but whisper ultrasonic courtship songs.  J. Exp. Biol. 212: 4072-4078. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.032466

22Sunamura, E., S. Hatsumi, S. Karino, K. Nishisue, M. Terayama, O. Kitade and S. Tatsuki (2009) Four mutually incompatible Argentine ant supercolonies in Japan: inferring invasion history of introduced Argentine ants from their social structure. Biol. Invasions 11: 2329-2339. http://www.springerlink.com/content/u081508512u7k421/

21Sunamura, E., X. Espadaler, H. Sakamoto, S. Suzuki, M. Terayama, and S. Tatsuki (2009) Intercontinental union of Argentine ants: behavioral relationships among introduced populations in Europe, North America, and Asia. Insectes Sociaux. 56: 143-147. http://www.springerlink.com/content/pk1534854g414p11/

20. Tanaka, Y., K. Nishisue, E. Sunamura, S. Suzuki, H. Sakamoto, T. Fukumoto, M. Terayama and S. Tatsuki (2009) Trail-following disruption in the invasive Argentine ant with a synthetic trail pheromone component (Z)-9-hexadecanal.  Sociobiology 54: 139-152. http://www.csuchico.edu/biol/Sociobiology/volume/sociobiologyv54n12009.html#14

19. Matsukura, K., S. Hoshizaki, Y. Ishikawa and S. Tatsuki (2009) Differences in timing of the emergence of the overwintering generation between rice and water-oats populations of the striped stem borer moth, Chilo suppressalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Appl. Entomol. Zool. 44: 485-489.

18. Miura, N., T. Nakagawa, S. Tatsuki, K. Touhara and Y. Ishikawa (2009) A male-specific odorant receptor conserved through the evolution of sex pheromones in Ostriniamoth species.  Int. J. Biol. Sci. 5: 319-330.

17. Nakano, R., Y. Ishikawa, S. Tatsuki, N. Skals, A. Surlykke and T. Takanashi (2009) Private ultrasonic whispering in moths.  Comm. Integ. Biol. 2: 123-126.

16. Antony, B., T. Fujii, K. Moto, S. Matsumoto, M. Fukuzawa, R. Nakano, S. Tatsuki and Y. Ishikawa (2009) Pheromone-gland-specific fatty-acyl reductase in the adzuki bean borer, Ostrinia scapulalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae).  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 39: 90-95. 

15. Sakai, R., M. Fukuzawa, R. Nakano, S. Tatsuki and Y. Ishikawa (2009) Alternative suppression of transcription from two desaturase genes is the key for species-specific sex pheromone biosynthesis in two Ostrinia moths.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 39: 62-67.

14. Tanaka, Y., E. Sunamura, K. Nishisue, M. Terayama, H. Sakamoto, S. Suzuki, T. Fukumoto and S. Tatsuki (2008) Responses of Argentine ants to high concentrations of a trail pheromone component-feasibility study on new management method against foreign invasive ants-.  Ants 31: 48-54 (in Japanese).

13. Sakamoto, H., D. Kageyama, S. Hoshizaki and Y. Ishikawa (2008) Heat treatment on Wolbachia-infected Ostrinia scapulalis leads to the production of sexually mosaic offspring.  J. Insect Sci. 8, 67.

12. Hoshizaki, S., R. Washimori, S. Kubota, S. Ohno, Y. Huang, S. Tatsuki and Y. Ishikawa (2008) Two mitochondrial lineages occur in the Asian corn borer Ostrinia furnacalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Japan.  Bull. Entomol. Res. 98: 519-526.

11. Hoshizaki, S., R. Washimori, S. Kubota A.N. Frolov, D. Kageyama, S. Gomboc, S. Ohno, S. Tatsuki and Y. Ishikawa (2008) Limited variation in mitochondrial DNA of maize-associated Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Russia, Turkey and Slovenia.  Eur. J. Entomol. 105: 545-552. 

10. Nakano, R., N. Skals, T. Takanashi, A. Surlykke, T. Koike, K. Yoshida, H. Maruyama, S. Tatsuki and Y. Ishikawa (2008) Moths produce extremely quiet ultrasonic courtship songs by rubbing specialized scales.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA105: 11812–11817

9. Tabata, J., Y., Huagng, S. Ohno, Y., Yoshiyasu, H. Sugie, S. Tatsuki and Y. Ishikawa (2008) Sex pheromone of Ostrinia sp. newly found on the leopard plantFarfugium japonicum.  J. Appl. Entomol. 132: 566-574.

8Yamanaka, T., S. Tatsuki and M. Shimada (2008) Adaptation to the new land or effect of global warming? An age-structured model for rapid voltinism change in an alien lepidopteran pest.  Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 585-596.

7Sunamura, E., M. Terayama, H. Sakamoto and S. Tatsuki (2007)  Establishment of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, East Japan. . The Nature and Insects 42: 43-44. (in Japanese)

6.  Kayukawa, T., B. Chen, S. Hoshizaki and Y. Ishikawa (2007) Upregulation of a desaturase is associated with the enhancement of cold hardiness in the onion maggot,Delia antiqua.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 37: 1160-1167.

5.  Ikawa, T., S. Onodera, H. Okabe, S. Hoshizaki and L.N.Cheng (2007)Occurrence and density of Halobates micans (Hemiptera: Gerridae) in the eastern South Indian Ocean.  Entomol. Sci. 10213-215.

4.  Sunamura E, K., Nishisue, M., Terayama and S. Tatsuki (2007) Invasion of four Argentine ant supercolonies into Kobe Port, Japan: Their distributions and effects on indigenous ants (Hymenoptera : Formicidae).  Sociobiology 50 : 659-674.

3.  Shintani, Y. and Y. Ishikawa (2007) Relationship between rapid cold-hardening and cold acclimation in the eggs of the yellow-spotted longicorn beetle, Psacothea hilarisJ. Insect Physiol. 53: 1055-1062.

2.  Sakamoto, H., D. Kageyama, S. Hoshizaki and Y. Ishikawa (2007) Sex-specific death in the Asian corn borer moth (Ostrinia furnacalis) infected with Wolbachiaoccurs across larval development.  Genome 50: 645-652.

1.  Munyiri, F.N. and Y. Ishikawa (2007) Molecular cloning and developmental expression of the gene encoding juvenile hormone esterase in the yellow-spotted longicorn beetle, Psacothea hilaris.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 37: 497-505.