Tokuda Gaku

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Title

Professor

Research Fields, Keywords

Physiological Entomology

Current Affiliation Organization 【 display / non-display

  • Concurrently   University of the Ryukyus   Graduate School of Engineering and Science  

  • Duty   University of the Ryukyus   Tropical Biosphere Research Center   Professor  

Academic degree 【 display / non-display

  • The University of Tokyo -  Doctor of Science

  • Yamaguchi University -  Master of Science

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2000.03
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    2001.08

    University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Marine Science, Cell and Functional Biology, Research Assistants  

  • 2001.09
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    2007.03

    University of the Ryukyus, Gene Research Center, Research Assistants  

  • 2006.05
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    2007.01

    National Institute of Agrobiological Science, Visiting Researcher  

  • 2007.04
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    2008.03

    University of the Ryukyus,Center of Molecular Biosciences, Research Associate  

  • 2008.04
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    2009.03

    University of the Ryukyus,Center of Molecular Biosciences, Research Associate  

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Affiliated academic organizations 【 display / non-display

  • 1992.06
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    Now
     

    Zoological Society of Japan 

  • 1996.12
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    Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology 

  • 2010.05
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    International Union for the Study of Social Insects 

  • 2012.01
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    The Japanese Society of Sericultural Science 

  • 2013.06
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    Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology 

Field of research 【 display / non-display

  • Insect science

  • Applied microbiology

  • Heredity/Genome Dynamics

  • Molecular Biology

 

Research Theme 【 display / non-display

  • Fundamental study on use of the cellulolytic systems in termites for bioenergy bioconversion

  • Exploration of cellulase genes and functions in invertebrates

  • Cellylolytic systems in termites

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Duplication and soldier-specific expression of geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase genes in a nasute termite Nasutitermes takasagoensis

    Hojo, M., Shigenobu, S., Maekawa, K., Miura, T. & Tokuda, G.

    Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     in - press   2019.06

  • Characterization of CBM36-containing GH11 endoxylanase NtSymX11 from the hindgut metagenome of higher termite Nasutitermes takasagoensis displaying prominent catalytic activity

    kitamoto, M., Tokuda, G., Watanabe, H., Arioka, M.

    Carbohydrate Research ( Elsevier )  474   1 - 7   2019.02

  • Fiber-associated spirochetes are major agents of hemicellulose degradation in the hindgut of wood-feeding higher termites

    Tokuda, G., Mikaelyan, A., Fukui, C., Matsuura, Y., Watanabe, H., Fujishima, M., Brune, A.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America ( National Academy of Sciences )  115 ( 51 ) E11996 - E12004   2018.12

  • Parallel and gradual genome erosion in the Blattabacterium endosymbionts of Mastotermes darwiniensis and Cryptocercus wood roaches

    Kinjo, Y., Bourguignon, T., Tong, J. K., Kuwahara, H., Lim, S. J., Yoon, K. B., Shigenobu, S., Park, Y. C., Hongoh, Y., Ohkuma, M., Lo, N., Tokuda, G.

    Genome Biology and Evolution ( Oxford University press )  10 ( 6 ) 1622 - 1630   2018.06

  • Heterologous expression in Pichia pastoris and characterization of a β-glucosidase from the xylophagous cockroach Panesthia angustipennis spadica displaying high specific activity for cellobiose

    Li, Y., Arakawa, G., Tokuda, G., Watanabe, H., & Arioka, M.

    Enzyme and Microbial Technology ( Elsevier )  97   104 - 117   2017.02

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Evolution and function of endogenous termite cellulases

    Lo, N., Tokuda, G., & Watanabe, H. ( Part: Multiple Authorship )

    Springer  2011.01

  • Fluorometric detection of nitric oxide with diaminofluoresceins (DAFs): applications and limitations for plant NO research

    Arita, N. O., Cohen, M. F., Tokuda, G., ( Part: Multiple Authorship )

    その他の出版機関  2006.03

Other Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Evolutionary transition of the digestive system in termites

    TOKUDA Gaku

    Biological Science (Tokyo)   68 ( 3 ) 142 - 153   2017  [Refereed]

     

  • Cellulose metabolism in termites

    TOKUDA Gaku

    Termite Journal   163 ( 1 ) 1 - 6   2015.01

     

  • Celluloytic systems in insects

    Watanabe, H., Tokuda, G.

    Annual Review of Entomology ( Annual Reviews )  55   609 - 632   2010  [Refereed]

     

  • Termites as Functional Gene Resources

    Matsui T., Tokuda G., Shinzato N.

    Recent Patents on Biotechnology ( その他の出版社 )  3 ( 1 ) 10 - 18   2009.01

     

  • Fluorometric detection of nitric oxide with diaminofluoresceins (DAFs): applications and limitations for plant NO research.

    Arita, N. O., Cohen, M. F., Tokuda, G.,

    Plant Cell Monographs (Nitric oxide in plant growth, development and stress physiology) ( その他の出版社 )  6   269 - 280   2006.03

     

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Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Genomic and metabolic transitions of the intracellular symbiont during evolution of the wood-feeding cockroaches, Cryptocercus spp.

    Tokuda, G.

    XXV International Congress of Entomology (ICE2016)  2016.09  -  2016.09 

  • Exploration of bacterial cellulolytic system in the hindgut of the wood-feeding termite, Nasutitermes takasagoensis

    Tokuda, G.

    Mini-Symposium on Insect Evolution, Ecology, Physiology, and Symbiosis  2015.10  -  2015.10 

  • Genomic transitions of the intracellular symbiont during evolution of the wood-feeding cockroaches, Cryptocercus spp.

    Tokuda, G.

    2nd International Symposium on Matryoshka-type Evolution of Eukaryotic Cells  2015.09  -  2015.09 

  • An efficient strategy developed for the target genome reconstruction of endosymbiont genomes performed using crude DNA isolated from host tissues

    Kinjo, Y., Saitoh, S., Tokuda, G.

    International Symposium on Basic and Applied Research on Sericulture and Insect Sciences  2015.04  -  2015.04 

  • Cellulose catabolism in the gut of the termite, Hodotermopsis sjostedti

    Tokuda, G., Kikuchi, J.

    XVII International Congress of IUSSI  2014.07  -  2014.07 

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Academic Awards 【 display / non-display

  • Zoological Science Award '98

    1998.10   Zoological Society of Japan