KUMAZAWA Yoshinori

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KUMAZAWA Yoshinori
Nagoya City University
Graduate School of Natural Sciences Division of Biological Science
Job title
Ph. D(University of Tokyo)
Research funding number

Research Areas



Apr 1982
Mar 1984
Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
Apr 1984
Mar 1986
Master of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo
Apr 1986
Dec 1989
Doctor of Engineering (Ph. D), Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo

Awards & Honors

Aug 2004
Historical biogeography of freshwater fishes in Osteoglossidae, Young Scientist Initiative Award, Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan
Oct 2007
Molecular phylogenetic analyses of snakeheads (Perciformes: Channidae) using mitochondrial DNA sequences., The Best Article Award, Ichthyological Society of Japan
Winner: Xia Li, Prachya Musikasinthorn, Yoshinori Kumazawa

Published Papers

Intraspecific variations of mitochondrial DNA sequences in Stereophaedusa japonica from central and western Japan and phylogenetic position of newly discovered specimens from Nagoya, central Japan.
Motohiro Kawase, Kazuhisa Nishio, Mieko Matsubara-Suzuki, Takashi Ichihara, Akihiko Moriyama, Yoshinori Kumazawa
Bulletin of Nagoya Biodiversity Center   5 11-22   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Dwi Atminarso, Arif Wibowo, Wahyu Endra Kusuma, Eko Prianto, Harald Ahnelt, Anti Vasemägi, Yoshinori Kumazawa
Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources   3(1) 122-124   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
The whole mitochondrial genome of a small cyprinid freshwater fish Pectenocypris sp. collected from Serkap River, Central Sumatra, Indonesia was sequenced. This mitochondrial genome consisted of 16,589 bp and included 37 genes in the same order as...
Yao Sun, Masaki Kurisaki, Yasuyuki Hashiguchi, Yoshinori Kumazawa
BMC Genomics   18(1) 665   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Background: Genes encoded in vertebrate mitochondrial DNAs are transcribed as a polycistronic transcript for both strands, which is later processed into individual mRNAs, rRNAs and tRNAs, followed by modifications, such as polyadenylation at the 3...
Wahyu Endra Kusuma, Pratama Deffi Samuel, Dewa Gede Raka Wiadnya, Anik Martinah Hariati, Yoshinori Kumazawa
Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources   2(2) 373-374   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
The mitochondrial genome of a small freshwater fish Rasbora argyrotaenia from Java Island, Indonesia, was completely sequenced. This mitochondrial genome had 16,740 bp in length and consisted of 37 genes in the typical vertebrate mitochondrial gen...
DNA barcoding of weevils from Aichi and neighboring prefectures centering on Nagoya City in Japan.
Syoji Inoue, Yoshinori Kumazawa
Bulletin of Nagoya Biodiversity Center   4 23-29   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Wahyu Endra Kusuma, Sahat Ratmuangkhwang, Yoshinori Kumazawa
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution   105 212-223   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Rasbora lateristriata is a primary freshwater fish described from Java Island of Indonesia but its taxonomy, phylogeny, and distributional boundary have not been fully studied. Rasbora baliensis was described as a species endemic to Balinese lakes...
Wahyu Endra Kusuma, Yoshinori Kumazawa
Mitochondrial DNA Part A: DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis   27(6) 4222-4223   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
Complete mitochondrial genome sequences were determined for two Indonesian freshwater fishes, Rasbora aprotaenia and Rasbora lateristriata. These genomes are 16,541 bp and 16,539 bp in length, respectively and encode 37 genes in the typical verteb...
Genetic diversity of Hynobius nebulosus in Nagoya City and its neighboring regions revealed using mitochondrial DNA sequences.
Takeshi Fujitani, Morihiro Notohara, Yoshinori Kumazawa
Bulletin of the Herpetological Society of Japan   2016(1) 1-12   May 2016   [Refereed]
Yuichi Oba, Hitoo Ôhira, Yukio Murase, Akihiko Moriyama, Yoshinori Kumazawa
PLoS ONE   10(1) e0116612   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
Click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) represent one of the largest groups of beetle insects. Some click beetles in larval form, known as wireworms, are destructive agricultural pests. Morphological identification of click beetles is generally dif...
Sahat Ratmuangkhwang, Prachya Musikasinthorn, Yoshinori Kumazawa
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution   79 82-91   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
The air sac catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (Siluriformes: Heteropneustidae), is widely distributed in freshwaters of the Indian subcontinent and mainland southeast Asia. No comprehensive molecular studies that cover the broad distributional area...


Application of the next-generation DNA sequencing for evolutionary studies of vertebrate olfactory receptor gene family.
Yasuyuki Hashiguchi, Yoshinori Kumazawa
Seibutsu Kagaku   64(3) 131-140   Mar 2013   [Refereed][Invited]

Books etc

The Biology of Biodiversity (ed) Kato M.
Yoshinori Kumazawa, Motoomi Yamaguchi, Mutsumi Nishida (Part:Contributor, Chapter 3, Mitochondrial molecular clocks and the origin of euteleostean biodiversity: Familial radiation of perciforms may have predated the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary. pp. 35-52)
Springer-Verlag   1999   
Current Topics on Molecular Evolution (eds.) Nei M. and Takahata N.
Yoshinori Kumazawa, Mutsumi Nishida (Part:Contributor, Phylogenetic utility of mitochondrial transfer RNA genes for deep divergence in animals. pp. 29-35)
Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics, The Pennsylvania State University, USA, and Graduate School for Advanced Studies, Hayama, Japan   1996