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58. Phuong, T.T.T., M. Yamamoto, T. Fujii, W. Kojima, T. Matsuo, and Y. Ishikawa (2016) Comparison of the ability to catabolize DIMBOA, a maize antibiotic, between Ostrinia furnacalis and Ostrinia scapulalis(Lepidoptera: Crambidae), with reference to their hybrids. Appl. Entomol. Zool. (in press).

57. Yang, B., T. Fujii, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Matsuo (2015) Targeted mutagenesis of an odorant receptor co-receptor using TALEN in Ostrinia furnacalis. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. (in press).

56. Iwamatsu, T., D. Miyamoto, H. Mitsuno, Y. Yoshioka, T. Fujii, T. Sakurai, Y. Ishikawa, and R. Kanzaki (2015) Identification of repellent odorants to the body louse, Pediculus humanus corporis, in clove essential oil. Parasitol. Res. (in press).

55. Kayukawa, T., K. Nagamine, Y. Ito, Y. Nishita, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Shinoda (2015). Krüppel homolog 1 inhibits insect metamorphosis via direct transcriptional repression of Broad-complex, a pupal specifier gene. J. Biol. Chem. jbc-M115.

54. Setoguchi, S., A. Kudo, T. Takanashi, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Matsuo (2015) Social context-dependent modification of courtship behavior in Drosophila prolongata. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 282 (1818): 20151377.

53. Sugimoto, T., T. Kayukawa, T. Shinoda, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Tsuchida (2015) Misdirection of dosage compensation underlies bidirectional sex-specific death in Wolbachia-infected Ostrinia scapulalis.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 66: 72-76.

52. Fujii, T., M. Yamamoto, R. Nakano, T. Nirazawa, Y. Rong, S. Dong, and Y. Ishikawa (2015) Alkenyl sex pheromone analogs in the hemolymph of an arctiid Eilema japonica and several non-arctiid moths. J. Insect Physiol. 82: 109-113.

51. Win, A.T. and Y. Ishikawa (2015) Effects of diapause on post-diapause reproductive investment in the moth Ostrinia scapulalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Entomol. Exp. Appl. 157: 346-353.

50. Ohta, S., Y. Seto, K. Tamura, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Matsuo (2015) Comprehensive identification of odorant-binding protein genes in the seed fly, Delia platura (Diptera: Anthomyiidae). Appl. Entomol. Zool. 50: 457-463.  doi: 10.1007/s13355-015-0353-8

49. Sugimoto, T.N., T. Kayukawa, T. Matsuo, T. Tsuchida, and Y. Ishikawa (2015) A short, high-temperature treatment of host larvae to analyze Wolbachia-host interactions in the moth Ostrinia scapulalis. J. Insect Physiol. 81: 48–51. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.06.016

48. Yasukochi, Y., M. Ohno, F. Shibata, A. Jouraku, R. Nakano, Y. Ishikawa, and K. Sahara (2015) A FISH-based chromosome map for the European corn borer yields insights into ancient chromosomal fusions in the silkworm. Heredity 116: 75-83. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2015.72

47. Win, A.T., W. Kojima, and Y. Ishikawa (2015) Female condition-dependent allocation of nuptial gifts by males in the moth Ostrinia scapulalis.  Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 1–6 (2015);http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aesa/sav010

46. Yang, B., Ozaki, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Matsuo (2015) Identification of candidate odorant receptors in Asian corn borer Ostrinia furnacalis PLoS ONE 10(3): e0121261.http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0121261 

45. Kudo, A., H. Takamori, H. Watabe, Y. Ishikawa, and T. Matsuo (2015) Variation in morphological and behavioral traits among isofemale strains of Drosophila prolongata(Diptera: Drosophilidae). Entomol. Sci. 18: 221-229.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ens.12116

44. 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 cuneaInsect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 54: 122–128.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.09.009

43. 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

42. 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

41. 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 (published online). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10164-014-0399-z

40. 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

39. 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

38. 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

37. 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

36. 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

35. 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

34. 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

33. 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

32. 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

31. 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. 

30. 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.

29. 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.

28. 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.

27. 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

26. 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

25. 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

24. 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.

23. 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.  Biol. Lett. (in press).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2011.1114

22. Kojima W., T. Takanashi and Y. Ishikawa (2012) Vibratory communication in the soil: pupal signals deter larval intrusion in a group-living beetle Trypoxylus dichotoma.  Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 66: 171-179.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00265-011-1264-5

21. 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

20. 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

19. 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

18. Sunamura, E., S. Suzuki, K. Nishisue, H. Sakamoto, M. Otsuka, Y. 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

17. 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

16. 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

15. Qian, S., T. Fujii, K. Ito, R. Nakano and Y. Ishikawa (2011) 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

14. 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

13. 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

12. 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

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

10. 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

 9. 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

 8. 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.

 7. 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: 1986–1991http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.08.024

 6. 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.

 5. 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

 4Nakano, 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

 3. 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

 2. 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

 1Miura, N., T. Nakagawa, K. Touhara and Y. Ishikawa (2010) Broadly and narrowly tuned odorant receptors are involved in female sex pheromone reception in Ostrinia moths.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 40: 64-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2009.12.011

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