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I. Papers (*corresponding author)

In press


(98) *Hojo M, Tokuda G, Maekawa K, Shigenobu S & Miura T. Duplication and soldier-specific expression of geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase genes in a nasute termite Nasutitermes takasagoensis. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 111: 103177. [Abstract]

(97) Suzuki R, Yaguchi H & *Maekawa K. Histone modifying genes are involved in the molting period during soldier differentiation in Zootermopsis nevadensis. Journal of Insect Physiology, 117: 103892. [Abstract]

(96) *Yaguchi H, Suzuki R, Matsunami M, Shigenobu S & *Maekawa K. Transcriptomic changes during caste development through social interactions in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis. Ecology and Evolution, 9: 3446-3456. [Open Access]

(95) *Matsunami M, Nozawa M, Suzuki R, Toga K, Masuoka Y, Yamaguchi K, Maekawa K, Shigenobu S & Miura T. Caste-specific microRNA expression in termites: insights into soldier differentiation. Insect Molecular Biology, 28: 86-98. [Abstract]


(94) *Masuoka Y, Toga K, Nalepa CA & *Maekawa K. A crucial caste regulation gene detected by comparing termites and sister group cockroaches. Genetics, 209: 1225-1234. [Abstract] [GSA Blog]

(93) Yaguchi H, Shigenobu S, Hayashi Y, Miyazaki S, Toga K, Masuoka Y & *Maekawa K. A lipocalin protein, Neural Lazarillo, is key to social interactions that promote termite soldier differentiation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285: 20180707. [Abstract][Press Release (in japanese)]

(92) Masuoka Y, Yaguchi H, Toga K, Shigenobu S & *Maekawa K. TGFβ signaling related genes are involved in hormonal mediation during termite soldier differentiation. PLOS Genetics, 14: e1007338. [Open Access] [Press Release (in japanese)]


(91) *Hayashi Y, Maekawa K, Nalepa CA, Miura T & Shigenobu S. Transcriptome sequencing and estimation of DNA methylation level in the subsocial wood-feeding cockroach Cryptocercus punctulatus (Blattodea: Cryptocercidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology, 52: 643-651. [Abstract]

(90) *Hayashi Y, Oguchi K, Yamaguchi K, Kitade O, Maekawa K, Miura T & Shigenobu S. Male-specific molecular genetic markers in the Japanese subterranean termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Insectes Sociaux , 64: 357-364. [Abstract]

(89) Yaguchi H, Hayashi Y, Tohoku T, Nalepa C & *Maekawa K. Genetic data indicate that most field-collected woodroach pairs are unrelated. Insect Science , 24: 522-526. [Abstract]

(88) *Nalepa CA, Shimada K, Maekawa K & Luykx P. Distribution of karyotypes of the Cryptocercus punctulatus species complex (Blattodea: Cryptocercidae) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Journal of Insect Science, 17 (3): 69. [Abstract]

(87) *Toga K, Minakuchi C & Maekawa K. Soldiers are differentiated from male larval stages in incipient colonies of Nasutitermes takasagoensis (Isoptera: Termitidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology , 52: 329-335. [Abstract]


(86) Masuoka Y & *Maekawa K. Ecdysone signaling regulates soldier-specific cuticular pigmentation in the termite Zootermopsis nevadensis. FEBS Letters, 590: 1694-1703. [Abstract] [Front cover]

(85) Masuoka Y & *Maekawa K. Gene expression changes in the tyrosine metabolic pathway regulate caste-specific cuticular pigmentation of termites. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 74: 21-31. [Abstract]

(84) Toga K, Hanmoto S, Suzuki R, Watanabe D, Miura T & *Maekawa K. Sexual difference in juvenile-hormone titer in workers leads to sex-biased soldier differentiation in termites. Journal of Insect Physiology, 87: 63-70. [Abstract]

(83) Yaguchi H, Inoue T, Sasaki K & *Maekawa K. Dopamine regulates termite soldier differentiation through trophallactic behaviours. Royal Society open science, 3: 150574. [Open Access]

(82) *Lo N, Tong KJ, Rose HA, Ho SYW, Beninati T, Lowe D, Matsumoto T & *Maekawa K. Multiple evolutionary origins of Australian soil-burrowing cockroaches driven by climate change in the Neogene. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283: 20152869. [Abstract]


(81) Yaguchi H, Masuoka Y, Inoue T & *Maekawa K. Expressions of Juvenile Hormone biosynthetic genes during presoldier differentiation in the incipient colony of Zootermopsis nevadensis (Isoptera: Archotermopsidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology, 50: 497-508. 2015. [Abstract]

(80) Masuoka Y, Yaguchi H, Suzuki R & *Maekawa K. Knockdown of the juvenile hormone receptor gene inhibits soldier-specific morphogenesis in the damp-wood termite Zootermopsis nevadensis (Isoptera: Archotermopsidae). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 64: 25-31. 2015. [Abstract]

(79) Saiki R, Gotoh H, Toga K, Miura T & *Maekawa K. High juvenile hormone titer and abdominal activation of the JH signaling may induce reproduction of termite neotenics. Insect Molecular Biology, 24, 432-441. 2015. [Abstract]

(78) Bauer E, Lampert N, Mikaelyan A, Kohler T, Maekawa K & *Brune A. Physicochemical conditions, metabolites, and community structure of the bacterial microbiota in the gut of wood-feeding cockroaches (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 91: fiu028. 2015. [Abstract]

(77) Fujiwara A, Maekawa K & *Tsuchida T. Genetic groups and endosymbiotic microbiota of the Bemisia tabaci species complex in Japanese agricultural sites. Journal of Applied Entomology, 139: 55-66. 2015. [Abstract]


(76) Saiki R, Yaguchi H, Hashimoto Y, Kawamura S & *Maekawa K. Reproductive soldier-like individuals induced by juvenile hormone analog treatment in Zootermopsis nevadensis (Isoptera, Archotermopsidae). Zoological Science, 31: 573-581. 2014. [Abstract]

(75) Miyazaki S, Yoshimura M, Saiki R, Hayashi Y, Kitade O, Tsuji K & *Maekawa K. Intracolonial genetic variation affects reproductive skew and colony productivity during colony foundation in a parthenogenetic termite. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14: 177. 2014. [Open Access]

(74) Shimada K & *Maekawa K. Gene expression and molecular phylogenetic analyses of beta-glucosidase in the termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Insect Physiology, 65: 63-69. [Abstract]

(73) *Maekawa K, Hayashi Y, Lee T & Lo N. Presoldier differentiation of Australian termite species induced by juvenile hormone analogs. Austral Entomology, 53: 138-143. 2014. [Abstract]

(72) *Miyazaki S, Okada Y, Miyakawa H, Tokuda G, Cornette R, Koshikawa S, Maekawa K & Miura T. Sexually dimorphic body color is regulated by sex-specific expression of yellow gene in ponerine ant, Diacamma sp. PLoS ONE, 9: e92875. 2014. [Open Access]

(71) (Review paper) *Watanabe D, Gotoh H, Miura T & Maekawa K. Social interactions affecting caste development through physiological actions in termites. Frontiers in Physiology, 5: 127. 2014. [Open Access]

(70) *Niitsu S, Toga K, Tomizuka S, Maekawa K, Machida R & Kamito T. Ecdysteroid-induced programmed cell death is essential for sex-specific wing degeneration of the wingless-female winter moth. PLoS ONE, 9: e89435. 2014. [Open Access]


(69) Hayashi Y, Shigenobu S, Watanabe D, Toga K, Saiki R, Shimada K, Bourguignon T, Lo N, Hojo M, Maekawa K & *Miura T. Construction and characterization of normalized cDNA libraries by 454 pyrosequencing and estimation of DNA methylation levels in three distantly related termite species. PLoS ONE, 8: e76678. 2013. [Open Access]

(68) Masuoka Y, Miyazaki S, Saiki, R, Tsuchida T & *Maekawa K. High Laccase2 expression is likely involved in the formation of specific cuticular structures during soldier differentiation of the termite Reticulitermes speratus. Arthropod Structure & Development, 42: 469-475. 2013. [Abstract]

(67) Toga K, Saiki R & *Maekawa K. Hox gene Deformed is likely involved in mandibular regression during presoldier differentiation in the nasute termite Nasutitermes takasagoensis. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B, 320: 385-392. 2013. [Abstract]

(66) Shimada K, Lo N, Kitade O, Wakui A & *Maekawa K. Cellulolytic protist numbers rise and fall dramatically in termite queens and kings during colony foundation. Eukaryotic Cell, 12: 545-550. 2013. [Abstract]

(65) (Review paper) Toga K & *Maekawa K. Soldier-specific organ developments induced by a juvenile hormone analog in a nasute termite. In "Juvenile Hormones and Juvenoids: Modeling Biological Effects and Environmental Fate" Ed by J Devillers, CRC Press. pp. 67-81. 2013. [Website]


(64) *Hojo M, Maekawa K, Saitoh S, Shigenobu S, Miura T, Hayashi Y, Tokuda G & Maekawa H. Exploration and characterization of genes involved in the synthesis of terpenoid defense secretion in nasute termite soldiers. Insect Molecular Biology 21: 545-557. 2012. [Abstract]

(63) *Sasaki K, Akasaka S, Mezawa R, Shimada K & Maekawa K. Regulation of the brain dopaminergic system by juvenile hormone in honey bee males (Apis mellifera L.). Insect Molecular Biology, 21: 502−509. 2012. [Abstract]

(62) Toga K, Hojo M, Miura T & *Maekawa K. Expression and function of a limb-patterning gene Distal-less in the soldier-specific morphogenesis in the nasute termite Nasutitermes takasagoensis. Evolution & Development, 14: 286-295. 2012. [Abstract]

(61) *Maekawa K, Nakamura S & Watanabe D. Termite soldier differentiation in incipient colonies is related to the parental proctodeal trophallactic behavior. Zoological Science, 29: 213-217. 2012. [Abstract]

(60) Watanabe D & *Maekawa K. Relationships between frontal-gland formation and mandibular modification during JH III-induced presoldier differentiation in the termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Entomological Science, 15: 56-62. 2012. [Abstract]


(59) Thipaksorn A, *Machida R, Nalepa C & Maekawa K. An SEM observation on the crest structure of oothecae of a wood-feeding cockroach, Cryptocercus punctulatus Scudder (Insecta: Blattodea, Cryptocercidae). Proceedings of Arthropodan Embryological Society of Japan, 46: 19-20. 2011. [Website]

(58) (Review paper) *Maekawa K & Nalepa CA. Biogeography and phylogeny of wood-feeding cockroaches in the genus Cryptocercus. Insects, 2: 354-368. 2011. [Open Access]

(57) Toga K, Yoda S & *Maekawa K. The TUNEL assay suggests mandibular regression by programmed cell death during presoldier differentiation in the nasute termite Nasutitermes takasagoensis. Naturwissenschaften, 98: 801-806. 2011. [Abstract] [Springer Select ]

(56) Saiki R & *Maekawa K. Imaginal organ development and vitellogenin gene expression changes during the differentiation of nymphoids of the termite Reticulitermes speratus. Sociobiology, 58: 499-511. 2011. [Abstract]

(55) Watanabe D, Gotoh H, Miura T & *Maekawa K. Soldier presence suppresses presoldier differentiation through a rapid decrease of JH in the termite Reticulitermes speratus. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57: 791-795. 2011. [Abstract]

(54) *Akamine M, Maekawa K & Kon M. Phylogeography of Japanese population of Phelotrupes auratus (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Zoological Science, 28: 652-658. 2011. [Abstract]

(53) Hojo M, Toga K, Watanabe D, Yamamoto T & *Maekawa K. High-level expression of the geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase gene in the frontal gland of soldiers in Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Archives of Insect Biochemistry & Physiology, 77: 17-31. 2011. [Abstract]

(52) *Akamine M, Ishikawa K, Maekawa K & Kon M. The physical mechanism of cuticular color in Phelotrupes auratus (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae). Entomological Science, 14: 291-296. 2011. [Abstract]

(51) Shimada K & *Maekawa K. Description of the basic features of parent-offspring stomodeal trophallaxis in the subsocial wood-feeding cockroach Salganea esakii (Dictyoptera, Blaberidae, Panesthiinae). Entomological Science, 14: 9-12. 2011. [Abstract]


(50) Okada Y, Miyazaki S, Koshikawa S, Cornette R, Maekawa K, Tsuji K & *Miura T. Identification of a reproductive-specific, putative lipid transport protein gene in a queenless ponerine ant Diacamma sp. Naturwissenschaften, 97: 971-979. 2010. [Abstract]

(49) Ishitani K & *Maekawa K. Ovarian development of female-female pairs in the termite Reticulitermes speratus. Journal of Insect Science, 10: 194. 2010. [Open Access]

(48) Watanabe D, Shirasaki I & *Maekawa K. Effects of juvenile hormone III on morphogenetic changes during a molt from each nymphal instar in the termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology, 45: 377-386. 2010. [Abstract]

(47) Shimada K & *Maekawa K. Changes in endogenous cellulase gene expression levels and reproductive characteristics of primary and secondary reproductives with colony development of the termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Insect Physiology, 56: 1118-1124. 2010. [Abstract]

(46) *Maekawa K, Ishitani K, Gotoh H, Cornette R and Miura T. Juvenile Hormone titre and vitellogenin gene expression related to ovarian development in primary reproductives compared with nymphs and nymphoid reproductives of the termite Reticulitermes speratus. Physiological Entomology, 35: 52-58. 2010. [Abstract]


(45) Hojo M, Toga K, Itai I & *Maekawa K. Reference genes for real-time quantitative reverse transcriptase-PCR in the higher termite Nasutitermes takasagoensis (Isoptera: Termitidae) comparing soldiers with minor workers. Sociobiology, 54: 509-520. 2009. [Abstract]

(44) Toga K, Hojo M, Miura T & *Maekawa K. Presoldier induction by juvenile hormone analog in the nasute termite Nasutitermes takasagoensis (Isoptera: Termitidae). Zoological Science, 26: 382-388. 2009. [Abstract]


(43) *Akamine M, Maekawa K & Kon M. Spectrophotometric analysis of dorsal coloration in Phelotrupes auratus (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae): comparisons between populations, sexes and beetles with varying extents of wear. Entomological Review of Japan , 63: 129-134. 2008. [Website]

(42) *Akamine M, Maekawa K & Kon M. A quantitative spectrophotometric analysis of geographic color variation of Phelotrupes auratus (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae) throughout its distribution range. Japanese Journal of Systematic Entomology, 14: 171-181. 2008. [Website]

(41) *Nalepa CA, Maekawa K, Shimada K, Saito Y, Arellano C & Matsumoto T. Altricial development in subsocial wood-feeding cockroaches. Zoological Science, 25: 1190-1198. 2008. [Abstract]

(40) *Akamine M, Maekawa K & Kon M. Spectrophotometric analysis of dorsal coloration in Phelotrupes auratus (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae): a comparison of beetles collected in 2001 and 2005. Elytra, Tokyo, 36: 309-310. 2008. [Website]

(39) *Akamine M, Maekawa K & Kon M. Geographic color variation of Phelotrupes auratus (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae) in the Kinki district, Central Japan: a quantitative spectrophotometric analysis. Entomological Science, 11: 401-407. 2008. [Abstract]

(38) Watanabe D & *Maekawa K. Frontal-pore formation during soldier differentiation induced by juvenile hormone III in the termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 52: 437-447. 2008. [Abstract]

(37) Shimada K & *Maekawa K. Correlation between social structure and nymphal wood-digestion ability in the xylophagous cockroaches Salganea esakii and Panesthia angustipennis (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae). Sociobiology, 52: 417-427. 2008. [Abstract]

(36) *Maekawa K, Mizuno S, Koshikawa S & Miura T. Compound eye development during caste differentiation of the termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Zoological Science, 25: 699-705. 2008. [Abstract]

(35) Everaerts C, Maekawa K, Farine JP, Shimada K, Luykx P, Brossut R & *Nalepa CA. The Cryptocercus punctulatus species complex (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae) in the eastern United States: comparison of cuticular hydrocarbons, chromosome number, and DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 47: 950-959. 2008. [Abstract]

(34) (Review paper) *Maekawa K, Matsumoto T & Nalepa CA. Social biology of the wood-feeding cockroach genus Salganea (Dictyoptera: Blaberidae: Panesthiinae): did ovoviviparity prevent the evolution of eusociality in the lineage? Insectes Sociaux, 55: 107-114. 2008. [Abstract]

(33) Tsuchiya M, Watanabe D & *Maekawa K. Effect on mandibular length of juvenile hormones and regulation of soldier differentiation in the termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Applied Entomology and Zoology, 43: 307-314. 2008. [Abstract]

(32) Itano H & *Maekawa K. Soldier differentiation and larval juvenile hormone sensitivity in an incipient colony of the damp-wood termite Zootermopsis nevadensis (Isoptera, Termopsidae). Sociobiology, 51: 151-162. 2008. [Abstract]


(31) Brandl R, Hyodo F, von Korff-Schmising M, Maekawa K, Miura T, Takematsu Y, Matsumoto T, Abe T, Bagine R & *Kaib M. Divergence times in the termite genus Macrotermes (Isoptera: Termitidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 45: 239-250. 2007. [Abstract]

(30) *Lo N, Engel MS, Cameron S, Nalepa CA, Tokuda G, Grimaldi D, Kitade O, Krishna K, Klass K-D, Maekawa K, Miura T & Thompson GJ. Save Isoptera. A comment on Inward et al. Biology Letters, 3: 562-563, 2007. [Abstract]

(29) *Maekawa K, Kon M, Matsumoto T, Kitade O & Araya K. Phylogeography of the Asian wood-feeding cockroach Salganea raggei Roth (Blaberidae: Blattaria) based on the mitochondrial COII gene. Oriental Insects, 41: 317-325, 2007. [Abstract]


(28) Garcia J, Maekawa K, Constantino R, Matsumoto T & *Miura T. Analysis of the genetic diversity of Nasutitermes coxipoensis (Isoptera: Termitidae) in natural fragments of Brazilian Cerrado savanna using AFLP markers. Sociobiology, 48: 267-279, 2006. [Abstract]


(27) *Maekawa K, Kon M, Matsumoto T, Araya K & Lo N. Phylogenetic analyses of fat body endosymbionts reveal differences in invasion times of blaberid wood-feeding cockroaches (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae) into the Japanese archipelago. Zoological Science, 22: 1061-1067. 2005. [Abstract]

(26) *Maekawa K, Park YC & Lo N. Phylogeny of endosymbiont bacteria harbored by the woodroach Cryptocercus spp. (Cryptocercidae: Blattaria): molecular clock evidence for a late Cretaceous - early Tertiary split of Asian and American lineages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 36: 728-733. 2005. [Abstract]

(25) *Maekawa K, Saito S & Hojo M. The effects of social interaction of Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) on the conidia-mass elongation of the termite exoparasitic fungi Termitaria sp. (Deuteromycetes: Termitariales). Sociobiology, 45: 565-571. 2005. [Abstract]

(24) *Maekawa K, Kon M & Araya K. New species of the genus Salganea (Blattaria, Blaberidae, Panesthiinae) from Myanmar, with molecular phylogenetic analyses and notes on the social structure. Entomological Science, 8: 121-129. 2005. [Abstract]

(23) Koshikawa S, Cornette R, Hojo M, Maekawa K, Matsumoto T & *Miura T. Screening of genes expressed in the developing mandibles during soldier differentiation in the termite Hodotermopsis sjostedti. FEBS Letters, 579: 1365-1370. 2005. [Abstract]


(22) Garcia J, Maekawa K, *Miura T & Matsumoto T. Genetic distance of Nasutitermes takasagoensis (Isoptera: Termitidae) between populations in Taiwan and the Yaeyama islands, analyzed by AFLP markers. Entomological Science, 7: 245-249. 2004. [Abstract]

(21) *Kon M, Maekawa K, Sakai K, Kusakabe Y & Araya K. The cetoniine beetles, Coilodera penicillata and C. miksici (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae), collected from the galleries of wood-feeding cockroaches (Blattaria, Blaberidae, Panesthiinae, Salganea) in Myanmar. Kogane, 5: 16-19. 2004. [Website]

(20) Park YC, Maekawa K, Matsumoto T, Santoni R & *Choe JC. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the Korean woodroaches Cryptocercus spp. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 30: 450-464. 2004. [Abstract]


(19) Maekawa K, *Lo N, Rose H & Matsumoto T. The evolution of soil-burrowing cockroaches from wood-burrowing ancestors following an invasion of the latter from Asia into Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 270: 1301-1307. 2003. [Abstract]

(18) *Kon M, Maekawa K, Sakai K & Araya K. The cetoniine beetle, Coilodera penicillata (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae), collected from a gallery of the wood-feeding subsocial cockroach, Salganea raggei (Blattaria, Blaberidae, Panesthiinae). Kogane, 4: 41-44. 2003. [Website]

(17) *Maekawa K & Matsumoto T. Biogeography of Japanese wood-feeding cockroaches genus Salganea and Panesthia (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 27: 156-159. 2003. [Abstract]

(16) Garcia J, Maekawa K, *Miura T, Constantino R & Matsumoto T. Genetic distance between nests and population genetic diversity of Nasutitermes nigriceps and Nasutitermes corniger (Isoptera: Termitidae) in Guatemala using AFLP markers. Sociobiology, 41: 663-671. 2003. [Abstract]


(15) Garcia J, Maekawa K, *Miura T & Matsumoto T. Population structure and genetic diversity in insular populations of Nasutitermes takasagoensis (Isoptera: Termitidae) analyzed by AFLP markers. Zoological Science, 19: 1141-1146. 2002. [Abstract]

(14) Hojo M, Maekawa K, Miura T, Iwata R, Matsumoto T & *Yamane A. Molecular evidence for phylogeny and the termite host specificity of exoparasitic fungi, Termitaria spp. (Termitariales, Deuteromycetes), from Japan. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 37: 571-576. 2002. [Abstract]

(13) Katoh H, *Miura T, Maekawa K, Shinzato N & Matsumoto T. Genetic variation of symbiotic fungi cultivated by the macrotermitine termite Odontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae) in the Ryukyu Archipelago. Molecular Ecology, 11: 1565-1572. 2002. [Abstract]


(12) *Maekawa K, Kon M, Araya K & Matsumoto T. Phylogeny and biogeography of wood-feeding cockroaches genus Salganea Stal (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae) in Southeast Asia based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 53: 651-659. 2001. [Abstract]

(11) Hojo M, Miura T, Maekawa K, Iwata R & *Yamane A. Termitaria species (Termitariales, Deuteromycetes) found on Japanese termites (Isoptera). Sociobiology, 38: 327-338. 2001. [Abstract]

(10) Xing L, *Maekawa K, Miura T, Kitade O & Matsumoto T. A reexamination of the taxonomic position of Chinese Heterotermes aculabialis (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) based on the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase II gene. Entomological Science, 4: 53-58. 2001. [Abstract]


(9) *Maeyama T, Maekawa K & Matsumoto T. Molecular phylogeny of Rubiaceous epiphytic myrmecophyte based on the atpB-rbcL intergene region of cpDNA. Tropics, 10: 509-517. 2000. [Abstract]

(8) *Lo N, Tokuda G, Watanabe H, Rose H, Slaytor M, Maekawa K, Bandi C & Noda H. Evidence from multiple gene sequences indicates that termites evolved from wood-feeding cockroaches. Current Biology, 10: 801-804. 2000. [Abstract]

(7) *Maekawa K & Matsumoto T. Molecular phylogeny of cockroaches based on mitochondrial COII gene sequences. Systematic Entomology, 25: 511-519. 2000. [Abstract]


(6) *Maekawa K, Lo N, Kitade O, Miura T & Matsumoto T. Molecular phylogeny and geographic distribution of wood-feeding cockroaches in east Asian islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 13: 360-376. 1999. [Abstract]

(5) *Morinaka S, Maeyama T, Maekawa K, Erniwati D, Prijono SN, Ginarsa IK, Nakazawa T & Hidaka T. Molecular phylogeny of birdwing butterflies based on the representatives in most genera of the tribe Troidini (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Entomological Science, 2: 347-358. 1999. [Abstract]

(4) *Maekawa K, Terayama M, Maryati M & Matsumoto T. The subsocial wood-feeding cockroach genus Salganea Stal from Borneo, with description of a new species (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae). Oriental Insects, 33: 233-242. 1999. [Abstract]

(3) *Maekawa K, Kitade O & Matsumoto T. Molecular phylogeny of orthopteroid insects based on the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase II gene. Zoological Science, 16: 175-184. 1999. [Abstract]


(2) *Maekawa K, Miura T, Kitade O & Matsumoto T. Genetic variation and molecular phylogeny based on the mitochondrial genes of the damp wood termite Hodotermopsis japonica (Isoptera: Termopsidae). Entomological Science, 1: 561-571. 1998. [Abstract]

(1) *Miura T, Maekawa K, Kitade O, Abe T & Matsumoto T. Phylogenetic relationships among subfamilies in higher termites (Isoptera: Termitidae) based on mitochondrial COII gene sequences. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 91: 515-523. 1998. [Abstract]

II. Japanese papers

(22) 増岡裕大,前川清人 (2017) シロアリのカースト分化でのホルモンの役割.昆虫と自然, 52 (7): 13-17.

(21) 栂浩平,前川清人 (2017) シロアリのカースト特異的な形態形成の分子機構.生物科学, 68 (3): 177-184.

(20) 林良信,小口晃平,重信秀治,前川清人,三浦徹 (2017) シロアリにおけるソシオゲノミクス -社会性の統合的理解を目指して-.生物科学, 68 (3): 165-176.

(19) 三浦徹,前川清人 (2017) 特集「シロアリ研究の現在」にあたって.生物科学, 68 (3): 130-131.

(18) 矢口甫,前川清人 (2017) ネバダオオシロアリの兵隊分化の至近機構に関する生態発生学的研究.しろあり, 167 (1): 1-10.

(17) 前川清人,矢口甫,増岡裕大 (2016) シロアリの兵隊分化における幼若ホルモンの役割.蚕糸・昆虫バイオテック, 85 (3): 127-134.

(16) 嶋田敬介,前川清人 (2016) シロアリの生殖虫における内在性セルラーゼ遺伝子の発現と腸内原生生物との共生関係.生物科学, 68 (1): 50-59.

(15) 林良信,杉目康広,箕浦るん,三浦徹,重信秀治,前川清人(2015)ヤマトシロアリのゲノム情報を防除に役立てるために.しろあり,164: 2-11.

(14) 栂浩平,前川清人(2015)タカサゴシロアリの兵隊がもつ防衛形態の形成機構.比較内分泌学,41 (154): 32-34.

(13) 栂浩平,前川清人,柳沼利信,新美輝幸(2013)昆虫の角の分子発生機構.昆虫DNA研究会ニュースレター,19: 6-10.

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