Shoji KAWAMURA

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Name
Shoji KAWAMURA
E-mail
kawamuraedu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp
URL
http://www.jinrui.ib.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/kawamura-home-E.html
Affiliation
The University of Tokyo
Section
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Department of Integrated Biosciences, Shoji Kawamura Laboratoy
Job title
Professor
Degree
Doctor of Science(The University of Tokyo), Master of Science(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number
40282727
ORCID ID
0000-0003-0350-6050

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1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
1999 Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
2010 Professor, Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo

It is crucial to understand humans within an evolutionary framework. By using non-model organisms to explore genetic variation and its ecological correlates in wild populations, it is now possible to reevaluate the evolutionary significance of human genetic variation. The evolutionary diversity of sensory systems-the visual system in particular-is an excellent model case for addressing these questions because recent technical developments have enabled functional evaluation of the relevant genes.

Bearing these issues in mind, we pursue the following ongoing and prospective research projects using an interdisciplinary approach that spans molecular biology (population DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis, in vitro functional assays), biochemistry, population/evolutionary genetics, and behavioral ecology.

1. The evolutionary origin and driving force of variation in human color vision
2. New World monkeys as models for understanding the evolutionary significance of primate trichromatic color vision.
3. Fish as a model to study the evolutionary flexibility of color vision
4. Coevolution of chemical sense and vision in primates

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Oct 2010
 - 
Today
Professor, Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 2017
 - 
Mar 2019
Head of Department, Department of Integrated Biosciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1999
 - 
Sep 2010
Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Sep 1996
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Mar 1999
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
 
Jan 1992
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Aug 1996
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Shozo Yokoyama Laboratory, Department of Biology, Syracuse University
 
Apr 1991
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Jul 1992
Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Shintaroh Ueda Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
 

Education

 
Apr 1988
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Mar 1991
Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Science, Doctor program, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1986
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Mar 1988
Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Science, Master program, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1984
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Mar 1986
Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1982
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Mar 1984
College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 

Awards & Honors

 
2006
The Genetics Society of Japan Best Paper Award
 
2006
Society of Evolutionary Studies Japan Excellent Poster Award
 
2006
Gordon Research Conferences: Visual System Development, Best Image Award
 

Published Papers

 
*Melin, A. D., Nevo, O., Shirasu, M., Williamson, R. E., Garrett, E., Endo. M., Sakurai, K., Matsushita, Y., Touhara, K., *Kawamura, S.
Nature Communications   10 2407   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Kuroki-Kami, A., Nichuguti, N., Yatabe, H., Mizuno, S., Kawamura, S. and *Fujiwara, H.
Mobile DNA   10 23   May 2019   [Refereed]
*Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M. and Kawamura, S.
Primate Life History, Sex Roles, and Adaptability - Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan (Kalbitzer, U. and Jack, K. M. eds.), Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, Switzerland   117-132   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Sakai, Y., Kawamura, S. and *Kawata, M.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   115(48) 12247-12252   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Hogan, J. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C., Kawamura, S. and *Melin, A. D.
Scientific Reports   8 10883   Jul 2018   [Refereed]
*Brasington, L. F., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S., Fedigan, L. M. and Jack, K. M.
American Journal of Primatology   79(12) e22725   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
*Melin, A. D., Chiou, K. L., Walco, E. R., Bergstrom, M., L., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,   114(39) 10402-10407   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Jinam, T. A., Phipps, M. E., Aghakhanian, F., Majumder, P. P., Datar, F., Stoneking, M., Sawai, H., Nishida, N., Tokunaga, K., Kawamura, S., Omoto, K. and *Saitou, N.
Genome Biology and Evolution   9(8) 2013-2022   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Koganebuchi, K., Haneji, K., Toma, T., Joh, K., Soejima, H., Fujimoto, K., Ishida, H., Ogawa, M., Hanihara, T., Harada, S., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H.
American Journal of Human Biology   29(2) e2293   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
*Melin, A. D., Khetpal, V., Matsushita, Y., Zhou, K., Campos, F. A., Welker, B. and Kawamura, S.
Ecology and Evolution   Online(5) 1421-1434   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
*Kalbitzer, U., Bergstrom, M. L., Carnegie, S. D., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S., Campos, F. A., Jack, K. M. and Fedigan, L. M.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   114(8) 1892-1897   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
*Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M., Campos, F. A., Yashima, A. S., Bergstrom, M. L., Hiwatashi, T., Kawamura, S.
Molecular Ecology   26(2) 653-667   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Tsutsui, K., Otoh, M., Sakurai, K., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Hayakawa, T., Misaka, T., Ishimaru, Y., Aurel, F., Melin, A. D., *Kawamura, S. and *Imai, H.
BMC Evolutionary Biology   16 208   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
*Kawamura, S., Kasagi, S., Kasai, D., Tezuka, A., Shoji, A., Takahashi, A., Imai, H. and Kawata, M.
Vision Research   127 67-73   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Katsumura, T.†, Fukuyo, Y.†, Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H.
Journal of Physiological Anthropology   35 21   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
*Sargeant, E. J., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S., Jack, K. M. and Fedigan, L. M.
American Journal of Primatology   78(6) 659-668   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Sakai, Y., Ohtsuki, H., Kasagi, S., Kawamura, S. and *Kawata, M.
BMC Evolutionary Biology   16 106   May 2016   [Refereed]
*Melin, A. D., Wells, K., Moritz, G. L., Kistler, L., Orkin, J. D., Timm, R. M., Bernard, H., Lakim, M. B., Perry, G. H., Kawamura, S. and *Dominy, N. J.
Molecular Biology and Evolution   33(4) 1029-1041   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
*Sargeant, E. J., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M.
Behaviour   152(12月13日) 1841-1869   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Mitchell, D. M., Stevens, C. B., Frey, R. A., Hunter, S. S., Ashino, R., Kawamura, S. and *Stenkamp, D. L.
PLoS Genetics   11(8) e1005483   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Nakagome, S., Sato, T., Ishida, H., Hanihara, T., Yamaguchi, T., Kimura, R., *Mano, S., *Oota, H., Omoto, K., Tokunaga, K., Saitou, N., Kawamura, S., Tanabe, H., Umetsu, K., Tajima, A., Osada, N., Yamamoto, T., Ohashi, J., Suto, Y., Nishida, N., Sakate, R. and Sawai, H.
Molecular Biology and Evolution   32(6) 1533-1543   Jun 2015   [Refereed]
*Kasagi, S., Mizusawa, K., Murakami, N., Andoh, T., Furufuji, S., Kawamura, S. and Takahashi, A.
Gene   556(2) 182-191   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Nakagome, S., Hanihara, T., Kataoka, H., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B   281(1797) 20142259   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Infanticides during periods of social stability: kinship, resumption of ovarian cycling, and mating access in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus)
*Schoof, V. A. M., Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M., Ziegler, T. E. and Kawamura, S.
Neotropical Primates   21(2) 192-196   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Tezuka, A., Kasagi, S., van Oosterhout, C., McMullan, M., Iwasaki, W. M., Kasai, D., Yamamichi, M., Innan, H., *Kawamura, S. and *Kawata, M.
Heredity   113(5) 381-389   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
*Wikberg, E. V., Jack, K. M., Campos, F. A., Fedigan, L. M., Sato, A., Bergstrom, M. L., Hiwatashi, T. and Kawamura, S.
Animal Behaviour   96 9-17   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
*Takezawa, Y., Kato, K., Oota. H., Caulfield, T., Fujimoto, A., Honda, F., Kamatani, N., Kawamura, S., Kawashima, K., Kimura, R., Matsumae, H., Saito, A., Savage, P. E., Seguchi, N., Shimizu, K., Terao, S., Yamaguchi-Kabata, Y., Yasukouchi, A., Yoneda, M. and Tokunaga, K.
BMC Medical Ethics   15 33   Apr 2014   [Refereed]
Matsumoto, Y., Hiramatsu, C., Matsushita, Y., Ozawa, N., Ashino, R., Nakata, M., Kasagi, S., Di Fiore, A. Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., Melin, A. D. and *Kawamura, S.
Molecular Ecology   23(7) 1799-1812   Apr 2014   [Refereed]
Matsushita, Y., Oota, H., Welker, B. J., Pavelka, M. S. and *Kawamura, S.
International Journal of Primatology   35(1) 71-87   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
*Melin, A. D., Hiramatsu, C., Parr, N. A., Matsushita, Y., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M.
International Journal of Primatology   35(1) 258-287   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
*Fedigan, L. M., Melin, A. D., Addicott, J. F. and Kawamura, S.
PLoS One   9(1) e84872   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
*Aureli, F., Di Fiore, A., Murillo-Chacon, E., Kawamura, S. and Schaffner, C. M.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology   152(1) 86-95   Sep 2013   [Refereed]
Suzuki, S. C., Bleckert, A., Williams, P. R., Takechi, M., Kawamura, S. and *Wong, R. O. L.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   110(37) 15109-15114   Sep 2013   [Refereed]
Fang, W., Bonaffini, S., Zou, J., Wang, X., Zhang, C., Tsujimura, T., Kawamura, S. and *Wei, X.
Gene Expression Patterns   13(5月6日) 150-159   Jun 2013   [Refereed]
*Melin, A. D., Matsushita, Y., Moritz, G. L., Dominy, N. J. and *Kawamura, S.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B   280(1759) 2130189   May 2013   [Refereed]
Japanese Archipelago Human Population Genetics Consortium: Jinam, T., Nishida, N., Hirai, M., Kawamura, S., Oota, H., Umetsu, K., Kimura, R., Ohashi, J., Tajima, A., Yamamoto, T., Tanabe, H., Mano, S., Suto, Y., Kaname, T., Naritomi, K., Yanagi, K., Niikawa, N., *Omoto, K., *Tokunaga, K. and *Saitou, N.
Journal of Human Genetics   57(12) 787-795   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
Koganebuchi, K., Katsumura, T., Nakagome, S., Ishida, H., Kawamura, S., *Oota, H. and The Asian Archival DNA Repository Consortium
Anthropological Science   120(3) 199-208   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
*Li, Y. N., Tsujimura, T., Kawamura, S. and Dowling, J. E.
The Journal of Comparative Neurology   520(16) 3786-3802   Nov 2012   [Refereed]
Nakagome, S., Mano, S., Kozlowski, L., Bujnicki, J. M., Shibata, H., Fukumaki, Y., Kidd, J. R., Kidd, K. K., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H.
Molecular Biology and Evolution   29(6) 1569-1585   Jun 2012   [Refereed]
Wu, P. C., Chen, J.-B., Kawamura, S., Roos, C., Merker, S., Shih, C.-C., Hsu, B.-D., Lim, C. and *Chang, T. W.
Immunogenetics   64(4) 279-287   Apr 2012   [Refereed]
Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Tsukamoto, K., Sekiya, Y., Yamashita, T., Aso, M., Hata, M., Nonaka, M., Mano, S., Ishida, H., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H.
Anthropological Science   120(1) 81-89   Apr 2012   [Refereed]
*Melin, A. D., Moritz, G. L., Fosbury, R. A. E., Kawamura, S. and *Dominy, N. J.
American Journal of Primatology   74(3) 185-192   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Hiwatashi, T., Mikami, A., Katsumura, T., Suryobroto, B., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Malaivijitnond, S., Siriaroonrat, B., Oota, H., Goto, S. and *Kawamura, S.
BMC Evolutionary Biology   11 312   Oct 2011   [Refereed]
*Miyazaki, T., Nakata, M., Kasagi, S., Iwami, T., Yamauchi, M. and Kawamura, S.
Polar Biology   32(2) 235-242   Feb 2011   [Refereed]
Tsujimura, T., Hosoya, T. and *Kawamura, S.
PLoS Genetics   6(12) e1001245   Dec 2010   [Refereed]
*Allison, W. T., Barthel, L. K., Skebo, K. M., Takechi, M., Kawamura, S. and Raymond, P. A.
The Journal of Comparative Neurology   518(20) 4182-4195   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
*Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Young, H. C. and Kawamura, S.
Current Zoology   56(3) 300-312   Jun 2010   [Refereed][Invited]
Matsukusa, H., *Oota, H., Haneji, K., Toma, T., Kawamura, S. and Ishida, H.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology   142(2) 211-223   Jun 2010   [Refereed]
Nakagome, S., Takeyama, Y., Mano, S., Sakisaka, S., Matsui, T., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H.
Annals of Human Genetics   74(2) 126-136   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
Hiwatashi, T., Okabe, Y., Tsutsui, T., Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Oota, H., Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L. M., Innan, H. and *Kawamura, S.
Molecular Biology and Evolution   27(2) 453-464   Feb 2010   [Refereed]
*Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C., Hiwatashi, T., Parr, N. and *Kawamura, S.
International Journal of Primatology   30(6) 753-775   Dec 2009   [Refereed][Invited]
*Kimura, R., Yamaguchi, T., Takeda, M., Kondo, O., Toma, T., Haneji, K., Hanihara, T., Matsukusa, H., Kawamura, S., Maki, K., Osawa, M., Ishida, H., Oota, H.
The American Journal of Human Genetics   85(4) 528-535   Oct 2009   [Refereed]
Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Mano, S., Suguro, N., Watanabe, K., Mitani, H., *Oota, H. and Kawamura, S.
Gene   443(1) 170-177   Aug 2009   [Refereed]
Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Vorobyev, M., and *Kawamura, S.
Animal Behaviour   77(6) 1421-1426   Jun 2009   [Refereed]
Matsumoto, Y., *Oota, H., Asaoka, Y., Nishina, H., Watanabe, K., Bujnicki, J. M., Oda, S., Kawamura, S. and *Mitani, H.
BMC Research Notes   2 88   May 2009   [Refereed]
Takechi, M., Seno, S. and *Kawamura, S.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry   283(46) 31625-31632   Nov 2008   [Refereed]
Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Vorobyev, M., Matsumoto, Y. and *Kawamura, S.
PLoS ONE   3(10) e3356   Oct 2008   [Refereed]
*Kozmik, Z., Ruzickova, J., Jonasova, K., Matsumoto, Y., Vopalensky, P., Kozmikova, I., Strnad, H., Kawamura, S., *Piatigorsky, J., Paces, V. and *Cestmir, V.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA   105(26) 8989-8993   Jul 2008   [Refereed]
*Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C. and *Kawamura, S.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology   62(5) 659-670   Mar 2008   [Refereed]
*Fukamachi, S., Kinoshita, M., Tsujimura, T., Shimada, A., Oda, S., Shima, A., Meyer, A., Kawamura, S. and Mitani, H.
Genetics   178(2) 761-769   Feb 2008   [Refereed]
Tsujimura, T., Chinen, A. and *Kawamura, S.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA   104(31) 12813-12818   Jul 2007   [Refereed]
*Kawata, M., Shoji A., Kawamura, S. and Seehausen, O.
BMC Evolutionary Biology   7 99   Jun 2007   [Refereed]
*Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C., Sendall, C. and *Kawamura, S.
Animal Behaviour   73(1) 205-214   Jan 2007   [Refereed]
*Wei, X., Zou, J., Takechi, M., Kawamura, S. and Li, L.
Experimental Eye Research   83(1) 31-44   Jun 2006   [Refereed]
Matsumoto, Y., Fukamachi, S., Mitani, H. and *Kawamura, S.
Gene   371(2) 268-278   Apr 2006   [Refereed]
*Saito, A., *Kawamura, S., *Mikami, A., Ueno, Y., Hiramatsu C., Koida, K., Fujita, K., Kuroshima, H. and Hasegawa, T.
American Journal of Primatology   67(4) 471-485   Dec 2005   [Refereed]
Hiramatsu, C., Tsutsui, T., Matsumoto, Y., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L. M. and *Kawamura, S.
American Journal of Primatology   67(4) 447-461   Dec 2005   [Refereed]
*Saito, A., *Mikami, A., *Kawamura, S., Ueno, Y., Hiramatsu, C., Widayati, K. A., Suryobroto, B., Teramoto, M., Mori, Y., Nagano, K., Fujita K., Kuroshima, H. and Hasegawa, T.
American Journal of Primatology   67(4) 425-436   Dec 2005   [Refereed]
*Kawamura, S., Takeshita, K., Tsujimura, T., Kasagi, S. and Matsumoto, Y.
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B   141(4) 391-399   Aug 2005   [Refereed]
Nagao, K., Takenaka, N., Hirai, M. and *Kawamura, S.
Gene   352 82-91   Jun 2005   [Refereed]
Takechi, M. and *Kawamura, S.
The Journal of Experimental Biology   208(7) 1337-1345   Apr 2005   [Refereed]
Chinen, A., Matsumoto, Y. and *Kawamura, S.
Molecular Biology and Evolution   22(4) 1001-1010   Apr 2005   [Refereed]
Chinen, A., Matsumoto, Y. and *Kawamura, S.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry   280(10) 9460-9466   Mar 2005   [Refereed]
Hiramatsu, C., Radlwimmer, F. B., Yokoyama, S. and *Kawamura S.
Vision Research   44(19) 2225-2231   Sep 2004   [Refereed]
Kim, I.-C., Kim, Y. J., Yoon, Y.-D., Kawamura, S., Lee, Y.-S. and *Lee, J.-S.
Marine Environmental Research   58(2) 125-129   Aug 2004   [Refereed]
*Kawamura, S. and Kubotera, N.
Journal of Molecular Evolution   58(1) 1-8   Mar 2004   [Refereed]
*Kawamura, S. and Kubotera, N.
Gene   321 131-135   Dec 2003   [Refereed]
Takechi, M., Hamaoka, T. and *Kawamura, S.
FEBS Letters   553(1) 90-94   Oct 2003   [Refereed]
Chinen, A., Hamaoka, T., Yamada, Y. and *Kawamura, S.
Genetics   163(2) 663-675   Feb 2003   [Refereed]
Hamaoka, T., Takechi, M., Chinen, A., Nishiwaki, Y. and *Kawamura, S.
Genesis   34(3) 215-220   Nov 2002   [Refereed]
*Kawamura, S., Takenaka, N., Hiramatsu, C., Hirai, M. and Takenaka, O.
FEBS Letters   530(1) 70-72   Oct 2002   [Refereed]
*Kawamura, S., Hirai, M., Takenaka, O., Radlwimmer, F. B. and Yokoyama, S.
Gene   269(1) 45-51   May 2001   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S., Blow, N. S. and *Yokoyama, S.
Genetics   153(4) 1839-1850   Dec 1999   [Refereed]
*Yokoyama, S., Radlwimmer, F. B. and Kawamura, S.
FEBS Letters   423(2) 155-158   Feb 1998   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S.
Vision Research   38(1) 37-44   Jan 1998   [Refereed]
*Sumiyama, K., Kawamura, S., Takenaka, O. and Ueda, S.
Anthropological Science   106(1) 31-39   Jan 1998   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S.
Vision Research   37(14) 1867-1871   Jul 1997   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S.
Gene   182(1) 213-214   Dec 1996   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S.
Vision Research   36(18) 2797-2804   Sep 1996   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S.
Journal of Molecular Evolution   40(6) 594-600   Jun 1995   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S.
Gene   149(2) 267-270   Nov 1994   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S. and *Yokoyama, S.
FEBS Letters   323(3) 247-251   Jun 1993   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S. and *Ueda, S.
Genomics   13(1) 194-200   May 1992   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S., Saitou, N. and *Ueda, S.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry   267(11) 7359-7367   Apr 1992   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S., Tanabe, H., Watanabe, Y., Kurosaki, K., Saitou, N. and *Ueda, S.
Molecular Biology and Evolution   8(6) 743-752   Nov 1991   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S., Omoto, K. and *Ueda, S.
Journal of Molecular Biology   215(2) 201-206   Sep 1990   [Refereed]
Kawamura, S., Omoto K. and *Ueda, S.
Nucleic Acids Research   17(16) 6732   Aug 1989   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Kawamura, S.
Genes & Genomics   38(9) 779-791   Sep 2016   [Refereed][Invited]

Books etc

 
Color vision genetics learned from New World monkeys in Santa Rosa, Costa Rica. In Primate Life History, Sex Roles, and Adaptability - Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan (Kalbitzer, U. and Jack, K. M. eds.)
*Kawamura, S. (Part:Contributor, pp. 257-277)
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, Switzerland   Dec 2018   
Evolution of genes for color vision and the chemical senses in primates. In: Evolution of the Human Genome I: The Genome and Genes (Saitou, N. ed.)
*Kawamura, S. and *Melin, A. D. (Part:Contributor, pp. 181-216)
Springer, Tokyo   2017   
Polymorphism and adaptation of primate colour vision. In: Evolutionary Biology: Mechanisms and Trends (Pontarotti, P. ed.)
*Melin, A. D., Hiramatsu, C., Fedigan, L. M., Schaffner, C. M, Aureli, F. and *Kawamura, S. (Part:Contributor, pp. 225-241)
Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg   Sep 2012   
Polymorphic color vision in primates: evolutionary considerations. In: Post-Genome Biology of Primates (Hirai, H., Imai, H. and Go, Y. eds.)
*Kawamura, S., Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Schaffner, C. M, Aureli, F. and Fedigan, L. M. (Part:Contributor, pp. 93-120)
Springer, Tokyo   Apr 2012   
Evolutionary diversification of visual opsin genes in fish and primates. In: From Genes to Animal Behavior: Social Structures, Personalities, Communication by Color
*Kawamura, S. (Part:Contributor, pp. 329-349)
Springer, Tokyo   Jan 2011   
Evolution of the immunoglobulin alpha gene in primates. In: Primatology Today (Ehara, A., Kimura, T., Takenaka, O. and Iwamoto, M. eds.)
Kawamura, S., Tanabe, H., Watanabe, Y., Kurosaki, K., Omoto, K. and *Ueda, S. (Part:Contributor, pp. 623-626)
Elsevier, Amsterdam   1991   
Hominoid immunoglobulin alpha genes: multiple recombinational events in their hinge regions. In: Molecular Evolution (Clegg, M. T. and O'Brien, S. T. eds.)
*Ueda, S. and Kawamura, S. (Part:Contributor, pp. 13-18)
Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York   1990   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
The sensory ecology of food detection and selection by wild primates, roles of vision and olfaction [Invited]
Melin, A. D. and Kawamura, S.
The 10th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry 2019 (ICCPB 2019): Symposium “Primates and Insects: Parallel Evolution of Multimodal Foraging Ecology”   5 Aug 2019   
Nucleotide divergence pattern between L and M opsin genes shows human uniqueness among catarrhine primates possibly correlated with color vision variation in humans
Matsushita, Y., Melin, A. D. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2019 (SMBE 2019)   21 Jul 2019   
Dynamic evolution of bitter taste receptor gene repertoire in Old World monkeys
Hou, M., Hayashi, M., Melin, A. D. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2019 (SMBE 2019)   21 Jul 2019   
I see, you smell: interspecific variation in sensory use for fruit evaluation among sympatric New World monkeys
Veilleux, C. C., Hiramatsu, C., Webb, S., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Kawamura, S. and Melin, A. D.
The 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology   27 Mar 2019   
Seeing the flowers for the trees: trichromacy provides food detection advantages for whitefaced capuchins
Hogan, J. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C., Kawamura, S. and Melin, A. D.
The 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology   27 Mar 2019   
Genetic polymorhism of color vision type of Bolivian squirrel monkeys in Japan Monkey Centre
Nishikawa, M., 〇Hayakawa, T., Dosho, A., Ichihara, R., Nemoto, K., Melin, A. D., Kawamura, S.
The 63nd Primates Conference   26 Jan 2019   
What are the roles of vision, olfaction, and touch in fruit evaluation? A comparison of sensory foraging behavior in three sympatric platyrrhines
Veilleux, C. C., Hiramatsu, C., Webb, S., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Kawamura, S. and Melin, A. D.
2018 Annual Meeting of the Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists   9 Nov 2018   
Interspecific differences in sensory foraging behavior among sympatric platyrrhines
Veilleux, C. C., Hiramatsu, C., Webb, S., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Kawamura, S. and Melin, A. D.
The 41st Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists   8 Aug 2018   
Individual differences in gaze patterns and visual impressions are attributed to polymorphic color vision
Hiramatsu, C., Takashima, T., Sakaguchi, H., Tajima, S., Seno, T. and Kawamura, S.
The 41st Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society: Symposium “Neural basis for emergence of individuality and face-body expression”   26 Jul 2018   
Population genomics of white faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus imitator) with unbiased fecal genomes
Orkin, J. D., Montague, M., Doherty, A., Magalhaes, J. P., Warren, W., Kawamura, S., Marques-Bonet, T. and Melin, A. D.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2018 (SMBE 2018): Symposium “Genomic underpinnings of primate phenotypic evolution and diversity”   8 Jul 2018   
Unequal allele frequencies of the L/M opsin gene in New World monkeys
Kawamura, S., Matsushita, Y., Di Fiore, A., Aureli, F. and Melin, A. D.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2018 (SMBE 2018)   8 Jul 2018   
Nucleotide divergence between L and M opsin genes in New and Old World primates
Matsushita, Y., Takezaki, N., Melin, A. D. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2018 (SMBE 2018)   8 Jul 2018   
Divergent evolution of olfactory receptor repertoire in New and Old World primates revealed by target capture and massive-parallel sequencing
Ashino, R., Niimura, Y., Touhara, K., Melin, A. D. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2018 (SMBE 2018)   8 Jul 2018   
Evolution diversity and adaptation of color vision and chemical senses in New World monkeys [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
The 1st AsiaEvo Conference: Symposium “Molecular and genetic basis of adaptive evolution”   18 Apr 2018   
Population genomics of white faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus imitator) with unbiased fecal genomes
Orkin, J. D., Montague, M. J., Doherty, A., Magalhaes, J., Warren, W.C., Kawamura, S., Marques-Bonet, T. and Melin, A. D.
American Association of Physical Anthropologists 87th Annual Meeting (AAPA 2018)   11 Apr 2018   
Interspecific and intraspecific variation in the use of manual touch during fruit foraging in primates
Veilleux, C. C., Hiramatsu, C., Valenta, K., Webb, S., Aureli, F., Kawamura, S. and Melin, A. D.
American Association of Physical Anthropologists 87th Annual Meeting (AAPA 2018)   11 Apr 2018   
Genetic diversity of color vision in four sympatric New World primates (Ateles, Lagothrix, Pithecia, Plecturocebus) at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in Amazonian Ecuador
Snodderly, M., Veilleux, C., Kawamura, S., Fernandez-Duque, E., Link, A., Di Fiore, A.
American Association of Physical Anthropologists 87th Annual Meeting (AAPA 2018)   11 Apr 2018   
Sensory genetics of primates to fish [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
Department of Anthropology and Archeology Seminar   12 Mar 2018   
Evolutionary genetics of vision and chemical sense in humans, wild primates and fish [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
The International Alliance Research Internship (IARI) Symposium 4th Workshop in Biosciences   27 Feb 2018   
Divergent Evolution of Olfactory and Taste Receptor Repertoire in New World Monkeys [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
The 62nd Primates Conference   27 Jan 2018   
Vision and chemical sense in humans, wild primates and fish
Kawamura, S.
Zhejiang University- The University of Tokyo Joint Symposium 2017   29 Nov 2017   
Red-green colour vision increases fruit intake rates of wild capuchins (Cebus capucinus imitator)
Melin, A. D., Chiou, K. L., Walco, E. R., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M.
Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology 45th Annual Meeting   25 Oct 2017   
Divergent evolution of olfactory and taste receptor repertoire in New World monkeys with diverse color vision types and feeding habits
Kawamura, S., Naoi, T., Hayashi, M., Ashino, R., Niimura, Y., Touhara, K., Imai, H., Veilleux, C. C., Garrett, E. C., Melin, A. D.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2017 (SMBE 2017)   2 Jul 2017   
Sensory genetics, ecology and evolution: Color vision of primates and fish, and study extension to chemical sense in primates [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
The International Alliance Research Internship (IARI) Symposium   30 Jan 2017   
Color vision study of New World monkeys in Santa Rosa: the genetic perspective [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
Linda Marie Fedigan Festschrift Symposium 2016   1 Dec 2016   
Changing views on selective advantage, diversity and evolution of trichromatic color vision in primates via genetic and field studies
Matsushita, Y. and Kawamura, S.
Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists   21 Aug 2016   
Behavioral ecology and sensory genomics of white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) in a comparative context
Melin, A. D., Orkin, J. D., Garrett, E. C., Montague, M. J., Bankoff, R., Perry, G., Warren, W. C. and Kawamura, S.
Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists   21 Aug 2016   
Parallel dispersal and its effect on the kin composition of wild white-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus) groups in Costa Rica
Wikberg, E. C., Campos, F. A., Sato, A., Bergstrom, M. L., Hiwatashi, T., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M. and Kawamura, S.
Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists   21 Aug 2016   
How reliable are color and softness as fruit nutritional cues? Integrating food properties and foraging data from Costa Rican capuchins in a dry tropical forest
Williamson, R. E., Rothman, J. M., Kawamura, S. and Melin, A. D.
Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists   21 Aug 2016   
Infant survival in relation to female social bonds and alpha male replacements in wild white-faced capuchin monkeys
Kalbitzer, U., Bergstrom, M. L., Carnegie, S. D., Kawamura, S., Wikberg, E. C., Campos, F. A. and Fedigan, L. M.
Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists   21 Aug 2016   
Color vision and age affect fruit foraging rates of wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) in sector Santa Rosa
Walco, E. R., Chiou, K. L., Kawamura, S., Fedigan, L. M. and Melin, A. D.
Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists   21 Aug 2016   
Sensory genetics, ecology and evolution: Vision and chemical sense in humans, wild primates and fish [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
Department of Anthropology and Archeology Seminar   8 Mar 2016   
Color vision diversity and significance in primates inferred from genetic and field studies [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
International Conference of the Genetics Society of Korea, 2015 (GSK2015)   4 Dec 2015   
Howler monkey foraging ecology suggests convergent evolution of routine trichromacy as an adaptation for folivory
Khetpal, V., Welker, B., Matsushita, Y., Kawamura, S. and Melin, A. D.
Midwest Primate Interest Group Conference   9 Oct 2015   
Significance of color vision diversity in primates inferred from genetic and field studies
Kawamura, S.
The 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Evolutionary Studies, Japan: Symposium "Sensory genetics, ecology and evolution of primates" (Symposium organized by S. Kawamura and H. Imai)   20 Aug 2015   
Sensory ecology of wild capuchins: Integrating fruit signals, nutrition, and foraging behavior [Invited]
Melin, A. D., Shirasu, M., Matsushita, Y., Venkataraman, V., Rothman, J. M., Touhara, K. and Kawamura, S.
The 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Evolutionary Studies, Japan: Symposium "Sensory genetics, ecology and evolution of primates" (Symposium organized by S. Kawamura and H. Imai)   20 Aug 2015   
Variation of absorption spectrum and gene expression pattern of red opsins under different light environments and its effect on behavioral spectral sensitivity in guppies, Poecilia reticulata
Sakai, Y., Kasagi, S., Kawamura, S., Ohtsuki, H. and Kawata, M.
15th congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology   10 Aug 2015   
Evolutionary diversity of colour vision in primates: implications from field and genetic studies [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
The 23rd Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society (ICVS 2015)   3 Jul 2015   
Prevalence of dichromacy and anomalous trichromacy in a wild population of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in Yucatan, Mexico
Pablo-Rodr?guez, M., Matsushita, Y., Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., Hern?ndez-Salazar, L. T. and Kawamura, S.
El V Congreso Mexicano de Primatolog?a   29 Jun 2015   
Examining the links among fruit signals, nutritional value, and the sensory behaviors of wild capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus)
Melin, A. D., Shirasu, M., Matsushita, Y., Myers, M. S., Bergstrom, M. B., Venkataraman, V., Rothman, J. M., Fedigan, L. M., Touhara, K. and Kawamura, S.
The 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists   25 Mar 2015   
Alternative routes to reproductive success may explain male cooperation in a primate population (Cebus capucinus) with high reproductive skew
Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Campos, F. A., Sato, A., Bergstrom, M. L., Hiwatashi, T., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M.,
The 84th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists   25 Mar 2015   
Male cooperation despite high reproductive skew may be explained by reproductive queuing in white-faced capuchin monkeys [Invited]
Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M.
2014 NAKFI Conference   13 Nov 2014   
Interspecific variation of ligand sensitivity and evolution of bitter taste receptors TAS2R1 and TAS2R4 in New World monkeys
Tsutsui, K., Otoh, M., Sakurai, K., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Hayakawa, T., Welker, B. J., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Fedigan, L. M., Kawamura, S. and Imai, H.
12th International Symposium on Molecular and Neural Mechanisms ofTaste and Olfactory Perception   2 Nov 2014   
Interspecific variation in ligand sensitivity of G-protein-coupled bitter taste receptors in New World monkeys
Tsutsui, K., Otoh, M., Sakurai, K., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Hayakawa, T., Welker, B. J., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Fedigan, L. M., Kawamura, S. and Imai, H.
16th International Conference on Retinal Proteins   5 Oct 2014   
Interspecific variation of ligand sensitivity and evolution of bitter taste receptors TAS2R1 and TAS2R4 in New World monkeys
Tsutsui, K., Otoh, M., Sakurai, K., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Hayakawa, T., Welker, B. J., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Fedigan, L. M., Kawamura, S. and Imai, H.
The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan   25 Sep 2014   
Activity patterns, diet and the evolution of color vision in "Archonta"
Melin, A. D., Moritz, G. L., Wells, K., Danosi, C., Matsushita, Y., Kistler, L., McCracken, G. F., Perry, G., Kawamura, S. and Dominy, N. J.
The 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists   12 Sep 2014   
Towards understanding evolutionary diversity of chemical sensors in New World monkeys with polymorphic color vision
Kawamura, S., Tsutsui, K., Otoh, M., Matsushita, Y., Sakurai, K., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Hayakawa, T., Shirasu, M., Melin A. D., Bergstrom M. L., Welker B. J., Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L. M., Touhara, K. and Imai, H.
The 25th Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS 2014)   11 Aug 2014   
Novel L/M opsin alleles create unique color vision in Mexican spider monkeys
Matsushita1, Y., Pablo-Rodr?guez, M., Schaffner, C. M., Ramos-Fernandez, G., Aureli, F. and Kawamura, S.
The 25th Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS 2014)   11 Aug 2014   
Male reproductive success in white-faced capuchins
Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M., Campos, F. A., Sato, A., Bergstrom, M. L., Hiwatashi, T. and Kawamura, S.
The 25th Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS 2014)   11 Aug 2014   
Functional diversity of bitter taste receptors in new world monkeys
Tsutsui, K., Otoh, M., Sakurai, K., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Hayakawa, T., Welker, B. J., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Fedigan, L. M., Kawamura, S. and Imai, H.
The 25th Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS 2014)   11 Aug 2014   
新世界ザル苦味受容体機能の種間差
今井啓雄、筒井圭、尾頭雅大、櫻井児太摩、鈴木-橋戸南美、早川卓志、Aureli, F.、Schaffner, C. M.、Fedigan, L. M.、河村正二
第30回日本霊長類学会   4 Jul 2014   
Retinoic acid signaling regulates expression of the tandemly duplicated LWS1 and LWS2 genes in zebrafish
Stenkamp, D. L., Stevens, C. B., Frey, R. A. and Kawamura, S.
2014 Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO 2014)   4 May 2014   
Bide your time: Method of alpha male replacement, infant deaths, and time to conception in Cebus capucinus
Jack, K. M., Brasington, L. F., Ritchotte, K., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M.
The 83rd Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA)   8 Apr 2014   
Infanticides during a socially stable period in wild white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus)
Schoof, V. A., Wikberg, E., C., Fedigan, L. M., Jack, K. M., Ziegler, T. E. and Kawamura, S.
The 83rd Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA)   8 Apr 2014   
Functional diversity of bitter taste receptors TAS2R1 and TAS2R4 in New World monkeys
Tsutsui, K., Otoh, M., Sakurai, K., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Hayakawa, T., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Fedigan, L. M., Kawamura, S., Imai, H.
The 11th International Symposium on Molecular and Neural Mechanisms of Taste and Olfactory Perception (YR Umami Forum 2013: ISMNTOP 2013)   31 Oct 2013   
Functional diversity of bitter taste receptors TAS2R1 and TAS2R4 in New World monkeys
Tsutsui, K., Otoh, M., Sakurai, K., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Hayakawa, T., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Fedigan, L. M., Kawamura, S., Imai, H.
The 51st Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan   28 Oct 2013   
Functional complementation between two classes of green sensitive opsin genes in teleost fish
Ashino, R., Kasagi, S., Okuda, H., Kawamura, S.
19th Japanese Medaka and Zebrafish Meeting   20 Sep 2013   
Naturally occurring variation of CYP xenobiotic enzyme alleles in medaka sheds a new light on sexual dimorphism variation among human populations
Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S., Oota, H.
19th Japanese Medaka and Zebrafish Meeting   20 Sep 2013   
Possible mesopic origin of primate trichromatic color vision inferred from L/M opsin polymorphism of ancestral tarsiers
Kawamura, S., Matsushita, Y., Melin, A. D., Mortiz, G. L. and Dominy, N. J.
Annual Conference of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2013 (SMBE 2013)   7 Jul 2013   
Variability of trichromatic color vision in howler monkeys by L/M hybrid opsin genes
Matsushita, Y., Oota, H., Welker, B., Pavelka, M. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Conference of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2013 (SMBE 2013)   7 Jul 2013   
Functional complementation between two classes of green sensitive opsin genes in teleost fish
Ashino, R., Kasagi, S., Okuda, H. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Conference of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2013 (SMBE 2013)   7 Jul 2013   
Male immigration in spider monkeys?
Schaffner, C. M., Murillo, E., Di Fiore, A., Kawamura, S. and Aureli, F.
The 24th Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS 2012)   12 Aug 2012   
Visual pigments, treeshrews, and the origins of primates
Melin, A. D., Moritz, G. L., Wells, K., Kawamura, S. and Dominy, N. J.
The 24th Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS 2012)   12 Aug 2012   
Possible anomalous trichromacy of color vision by hybrid L/M opsin genes in wild howler monkeys, Alouatta
Matsushita, Y., Oota, H., Welker, B., Pavelka, M. and Kawamura, S.
The 24th Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS 2012)   12 Aug 2012   
Assessment of bitter taste receptor gene variation and dietary fruit odorants in natural populations of color-vision polymorphic New World Monkeys
Kawamura, S., Sakurai, K., Bergstrom, M., Shirasu, M., Matsushita, Y., Melin, A., Imai, H., Touhara, K., Oota, H., Aureli, F. and Fedigan, L.
The 24th Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS 2012)   12 Aug 2012   
Improvement of chromatic resolution of L/M opsin alleles in atelid New World monkeys
Kawamura, S., Matsumoto, Y., Matsushita, Y., Ozawa, N., Nakata, M., Kasagi, S. and Hiramatsu, C.
The 24th Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS 2012)   12 Aug 2012   
Medaka (Oryzias latipes) as a population model for studying functional differences between the alleles of human polymorphisms
Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S. and Oota, H.
The 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2012 (SMBE 2012)   23 Jun 2012   
Color vision variation of trichromacy by L/M hybrid genes in wild populations of New World howler monkeys
Matsushita, Y., Oota, H., Welker, B., Pavelka, M. and Kawamura, S.
The 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2012 (SMBE 2012)   23 Jun 2012   
Mutations improving chromatic resolution of L/M opsin alleles in atelid New World monkeys
Kawamura, S., Matsumoto, Y., Matsushita, Y., Ozawa, N., Nakata, M., Kasagi, S. and Hiramatsu, C.
The 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2012 (SMBE 2012)   23 Jun 2012   
Molecular mechanism and adaptive significance of evolutionary diversification of visual opsins [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
The 89th Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan: Symposium 38: Functional evolution of sensing receptors: Toward the comprehensive understanding by fusion of research in the different fields (Organized by Makoto Tominaga and Hioo Imai)   29 Mar 2012   
Color vision polymorphism in wild New World monkeys and adaptive significance of primate color vision [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
The 8th Okazaki Biology Conference (OBC8): Speciation and Adaptation II - Environment and Epigenetics -   18 Mar 2012   
Evolution of visual opsin genes in fish and primates [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
15th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles (15th EBM)   27 Sep 2011   
Allelic variations of cytochrome P450 genes in wild medaka populations: curious similarities to humans' polymorphisms and their functions
Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S. and Oota, H.
Isogenic Medaka Worksh   26 Sep 2011   
Comparison of gene organization and expression of blue-sensitive (SWS2) opsins among medaka fish species
Aso, M., Takishima, N., Matsumoto, Y., Oda, S., Mitani, H. and Kawamura, S.
17th Japanese Medaka and Zebrafish Meeting   8 Sep 2011   
Identification of regulatory region for differential expression of duplicated red sensitive opsin genes in zebrafish
Ashino, R., Tsujimura, T., Hoyoya, T. and Kawamura, S.
17th Japanese Medaka and Zebrafish Meeting   8 Sep 2011   
Genetic variation in wild capuchins and spider monkeys in Costa Rica: implications for dispersal patterns
Sato, A., Campos, F., Oota, H., Jack, K., Di Fiore, A., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Conference of Soceity for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011 (SMBE 2011)   26 Jul 2011   
Toward understanding importance of chemical sense in primates: a study of natural populations of color-vision polymorphic New World monkeys.
Sakurai, K., Bergstrom, M., Shirasu, M., Imai, H., Touhara, K.,Oota, H., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Conference of Soceity for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011 (SMBE 2011)   26 Jul 2011   
Toward understanding evolutionary force behind color vision polymorphism in humans
Ishizaki, N., Shirai, K., Fukuyo, Y., Ishida, H., Kidd, K. K., Oota, H. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Conference of Soceity for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011 (SMBE 2011)   26 Jul 2011   
Comparison of gene organization and expression of blue-sensitive (SWS2) opsins among medaka fish species
Aso, M., Takishima, N., Matsumoto, Y., Oda, S., Mitani, H. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Conference of Soceity for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011 (SMBE 2011)   26 Jul 2011   
Finding a polymorphism of the L-M opsin gene in howler monkeys which have been supposed to have uniform trichromacy in New World monkeys
Matsushita, Y., Oota, H., Welker, B., Pavelka, M. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Conference of Soceity for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011 (SMBE 2011)   26 Jul 2011   
Exploration of regulatory region for differential expression of duplicated red-sensitive opsin genes in zebrafish
Ashino, R., Tsujimura, T., Hoyoya, T. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Conference of Soceity for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011 (SMBE 2011)   26 Jul 2011   
Allelic variations of cytochrome P450 genes in wild medaka populations: a parallelism to human alleles
Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S. and Oota, H.
Annual Conference of Soceity for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011 (SMBE 2011)   26 Jul 2011   
Spectral characterization of guppy visual opsins
Kasagi, S., Tezuka, A., Kawata, M. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Conference of Soceity for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011 (SMBE 2011)   26 Jul 2011   
Population specific distribution of Crohn's disease risk alleles on the NOD2 locus and natural selection on standing variation
Nakagome, S., Mano, S., Kozlowski, L., Bujnicki, J. M., Shibata, H., Fukumaki, Y., Kidd, J. R., Kidd, K. K., Kawamura, S. and Oota, H.
Annual Conference of Soceity for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011 (SMBE 2011)   26 Jul 2011   
Evolutionary study of vertebrate color vision: from fish transgenesis to field primatology, and to human variation [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
Annual Conference of Soceity for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2011 (SMBE 2011)   26 Jul 2011   
An evolutionary study of human complex diseases [Invited]
Nakagome, S., Mano, S., Kozlowski, L., Bujnicki, J. M., Kidd, J. R., Kidd, K. K., Kawamura, S. and Oota, H.
Molecular Evolutionary Studies in Post-Genomic Era   8 Jun 2011   
Bipolar cell-photoreceptor connections in the zebrafish retina
Li, Y. N., Tsujimura, T., Kawamura, S. and Dowling, J. E.
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2011   1 May 2011   
Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) gene cluster in primates [Invited]
Oota, H., Kaul, R., Shibata, H., Toyoda, A., Fijiyama, A., Speed, W. C., Kidd, J. R., Olson, M., Kawamura, S. and Kidd, K. K.
The 23rd International Primatological Society Congress Kyoto 2010: Symposium "Post-Genome Biology of Primates (symposium organized by H. Imai and Y. Go)"   12 Sep 2010   
Toward deeper understanding color vision of howler monkeys
Matsushita, Y., Oota, H., Welker, B. and Kawamura, S.
The 23rd International Primatological Society Congress Kyoto 2010   12 Sep 2010   
Challenging advantage of trichromacy in fruit foraging behavior of wild spider monkeys [Invited]
Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Vorobyev, M. and Kawamura, S.
The 23rd International Primatological Society Congress Kyoto 2010: Symposium "Variation and Evolution of Primate Color Vision Revealed by Cross-disciplinary Studies (symposium organized by S. Kawamura and A. D. Melin)"   12 Sep 2010   
Dietary selectivity by white-faced capuchins: how important are colourful fruits?
Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Parr, N. and Kawamura, S.
The 23rd International Primatological Society Congress Kyoto 2010: Symposium "Variation and Evolution of Primate Color Vision Revealed by Cross-disciplinary Studies (symposium organized by S. Kawamura and A. D. Melin)"   12 Sep 2010   
A population genetic test of balancing selection for color vision variation in New World monkeys
Kawamura, S., Hiwatashi, T., Okabe, Y., Tsutsui, T., Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Oota, H., Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L. M. and Innan, H.
The 23rd International Primatological Society Congress Kyoto 2010: Symposium "Variation and Evolution of Primate Color Vision Revealed by Cross-disciplinary Studies (symposium organized by S. Kawamura and A. D. Melin)"   12 Sep 2010   
Identification of a single enhancer regulating differential expression of duplicated red-sensitive opsin genes in zebrafish
Tsujimura, T., 〇Ashino, R., Hosoya, T. and Kawamura, S.
The 4th International Symposium of the Biodiversity and Evolution, Kyoto University Global COE project "Evolution of Sensor, Communication and Society"   11 Sep 2010   
Molecular genetic reevaluation of the uniform-trichromacy hypothesis for howler monkeys
Matsushita, Y., Oota, H., Welker, B. and Kawamura, S.
The 4th International Symposium of the Biodiversity and Evolution, Kyoto University Global COE project "Evolution of Sensor, Communication and Society"   11 Sep 2010   
Color vision polymorphism in wild New World monkeys as a model system to understand the adaptive significance of primate color vision [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
The 4th International Symposium of the Biodiversity and Evolution, Kyoto University Global COE project "Evolution of Sensor, Communication and Society"   11 Sep 2010   
Testing adaptive significance of primate color vision by behavioral and genetic studies of wild populations of New World monkeys [Invited]
Kawamura, S.
International Symposium on Biodiversity Sciences (ISBDS) 2010 "Genome, Evolution and Environment"   31 Jul 2010   
An evolutionary analysis of the NOD2 gene associated with Crohn's disease
Nakagome, S., Mano, S., Kidd, J. R., Kidd, K. K., Kawamura, S. and Oota, H.
Annual Meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) 2010   4 Jul 2010   
Evolution of cis- and trans-acting factors in the regulation of duplicated opsin genes in zebrafish
Tsujimura, T., Masuda, R., Matsumoto, Y., Hosoya, T., Oda, S., Mitani, H. and Kawamura, S.
Annual Meeting of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) 2010   4 Jul 2010   
Invertebrate Foraging by Costa Rican Capuchin Monkeys: Testing Predicted Sex Differences in Relation to Color Vision Variation
Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Young, H. and Kawamura, S.
The 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists   16 Jun 2010   
A study of functional differences between alleles in P450 genes for medaka fish
Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S. and Oota, H.
Genetics 2010: Model Organisms to Human Biology   12 Jun 2010   

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Research Grants & Projects

 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (18H04005)
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Akiko Matsumoto
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research (16K14818)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (15H05242)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Hiroo IMAI
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (15H02421)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
Fruit-Frugivore Interactions: From the Genes to the Community
National Geographic Society: National Geographic Standard Grant (Asia 67-16)
Project Year: Feb 2017 - Feb 2018    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
24,700.00 USD
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (24405018)
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Hiroo IMAI
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (23405016)
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Akiko Matsumoto
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (22247036)
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
コスタリカ共和国グアナカステ自然保護区サンタロサ地区において、ヒトと同様な恒常的3色型覚をするとされる新世界ザルのホエザルと2色型と3色型の多型的色覚を有する新世界ザルのオマキザル及びクモザルから糞サンプルを収集した。また、乾季においてオマキザルの採食する果実を収集した。糞サンプルからはDNAを抽出し、赤-緑オプシン遺伝子のエクソン3及び5のPCR増幅と一部の塩基配列決定を行なった。味覚受容体の味覚受容体TAS2R1、TAS2R4、TAS2R40についてシロガオオマキザル4群、チュウベイク...
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research (23657164)
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
遺伝子重複による視覚オプシンの進化が顕著な魚類と霊長類に注目し、重複オプシン遺伝子の発現分化と吸収波長分化の観点から解析を行なった。同定したゼブラフィッシュの視覚オプシン制御領域を利用し、特定の視細胞を可視化することで網膜形成の理解に貢献した。グッピーの重複オプシンLWS遺伝子に野生集団の遺伝的分化を見出した。霊長類の重複L/Mオプシン遺伝子間に遺伝子変換による均一化、ハイブリッド遺伝子形成、浄化淘汰による吸収波長の差異の保護を見出した。
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas "Cellular Sensors" (21026007)
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2011    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
視覚オプシンの遺伝子重複と重複オプシン遺伝子間の吸収波長の分化及び発現パターンの分化は視覚系進化の重要なステップである。しかし、発現パターンの分化のメカニズムの理解は吸収波長の分化のメカニズムに比べて非常に遅れている。ゼブラフィッシュ(Danio rerio)は2つの赤型錐体オプシン遺伝子LWS-1とLWS-2を持つ。これらはゲノム中で順方向に隣接して並んでおり、共に網膜の複錐体長形細胞(long member of double cones(LDCs))に特異的に発現している。網膜の中央...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas "Comparative Genomics" (20017008)
Project Year: Apr 2008 - Mar 2010    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
ゼブラフィッシュの重複RH2オプシンについて発現制御機構の進化過程の一端を明らかにすることができた。この成果は重複遺伝子の発現分化研究に貢献し、中でも魚類の視物質オプシンにおいては初めての報告となり色覚進化研究に重要な貢献となる。また、メダカとゼブラフィッシュはともにゲノム研究が進んだ優れた実験モデル生物であり、その利点を生かした遺伝子制御領域の進化研究は優れたモデルケースになりえる。さらにメダカは東〜東南アジアに広く分布し、オプシン遺伝子の網膜での発現パターンを近縁種間で比較できる利点を...
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (19207018)
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2010    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
Color vision is an important characteristic of primates and Neotropical monkeys are highly polymorphic for this trait. We have conducted a field study on spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) and capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) inhabiting Santa Ros...
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (19570226)
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2009    Investigator(s): Hiroki OOTA
ゲノム情報からヒトにおいて環境適応に関連してきた可能性のある多型が見つかる。これらについて(1)機能解析を行うための実験モデル生物としてメダカ(Oryzias latipes)が有望であることが明らかになった。また(2)ゲノム中で人類集団間での対立遺伝子(アレル)頻度が大きく異なることが知られていたアルコール脱水素酵素(ADH)遺伝子クラスターについて、全ヒト多様性のうち、東アジアにおいて正の自然淘汰の強い証拠が検出された。これらの成果はヒトゲノム多様性の進化的意義を知る上で有用な知見である。
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (18370009)
Project Year: Apr 2006 - Mar 2009    Investigator(s): Masakado KAWATA
本研究では、グッピー(Poecilia reticulata)の赤型オプシン遺伝子の維持気候の解明に向けて研究を行った。この研究によってグッピーの視物質遺伝子をすべて同定し、LWS-B, C. D以外の吸収波長を特定した。さらに、沖縄に生息する移入個体を用いて、光感受性を調べる行動実験を行い、LWS-BとLWS-Cから同定できる遺伝子型の違いが緑波長領域の感受性の違いに影響を与えていることが示された。また、グッピー原産地のトリニダッド2集団の個体をLWS-BとLWS-Aの配列を決定し、集団...
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (16405015)
Project Year: Apr 2004 - Mar 2007    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
Color vision polymorphism in New World monkeys results from allelic variation of the single-locus middle-to-long-wave-sensitive (M/LWS) opsin gene residing on the X-chromosome. This polymorphism is trans-specific, and thus generally believed to be...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research (15657005)
Project Year: Apr 2003 - Mar 2005    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
視物質にサブタイプをもつことは魚類に特徴的であり多様な水中光環境への適応進化と考えられるがサブタイプのレパートリーが完全に解明されている魚種はゼブラフィッシュをはじめわずかである。ゼブラフィッシュは緑型視物質に4種類ものサブタイプをもちそれらの吸収波長は10〜20nm間隔で分化しているだけでなく網膜中の発現領域/時期も分化している。本研究で私はそれらの祖先視物質を再構成して吸収波長分化の過程を明らかにし、そこに関わるアミノ酸置換を同定した。さらにGFPをレポーターとした遺伝子導入魚の解析か...
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research (13874105)
Project Year: Apr 2001 - Mar 2003    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
霊長類に関して:フサオマキザル13頭リスザル7頭ケナガクモザル1頭の糞DNAにおいて赤緑視物質遺伝子の第3及び第5エクソンをPCR法で増幅することができた。その際、糞DNAは糞塊サンプルより糞表面を綿棒でなぞって採取したサンプルの方が、PCR増幅されやすい傾向があることがわかった。また、塩基配列はPCR増幅DNA断片から直接決定することができた。遺伝子型は視物質タンパク質の180番目、277番目、285番目のアミノ酸が何であるかで決定されるが、それら3カ所のうち2カ所以上でヘテロ接合状態で...
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (12440243)
Project Year: Apr 2000 - Mar 2003    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
Vertebrate visual pigments can be classified into five classes : RH1, SWS1, SWS2, RH2, and LWS. Only primates and bony fish are known to have sub-categories of pigments under the classes, presumably reflecting their photo-environmental adaptation....
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research (11878160)
Project Year: Apr 1999 - Mar 2001    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
マウスは2種類の錐体視物質を同一の錐体細胞で発現していることが明らかとなり、新規視物質遺伝子の導入による色覚高次化機構の解明には適さないことが明らかになった。そこで対象をゼブラフィッシュのみに絞ることとした。ゼブラフィッシュの桿体視物質遺伝子についてgreen fluorescent protein(GFP)レポーター遺伝子を用いてプロモーター解析をおこなった。桿体視物質遺伝子については隣接上流DNA領域4.2、2.5、1kbを用いてGFP発現誘導能を調べた。各発現コンストラクトをゼブラフ...
Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (MESSC): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (09554056)
Project Year: Apr 1997 - Mar 2000    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
We have constructed cDNA libraries from immortalized cell lines of lymphocytes or fibroblasts isolated from the following 14 species of primates : Pan troglodytes, Pan paniscus, Gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus, Hylobates syndactylus, Hylobates con...
Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (MESSC): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (09440282)
Project Year: Apr 1997 - Mar 1999    Investigator(s): Momoki HIRAI
The evolution and phylogeny of the Tarsier (Genus Tarsius) have long been controvertial. In the present study, we attempted to perform molecular cytogenetic studies to explore the phylogenetic position of this genus. We cultured blood cell lymphoc...
Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (MESSC): Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Young Scientists (09740647)
Project Year: Apr 1997 - Mar 1999    Investigator(s): Shoji KAWAMURA
新世界ザルであるコモンマーモセットとヨザルは従来の仮説と異なり複数の赤緑視物質遺伝子をもつことが前年度に示唆された。そこでこのことを検証するために各々のオス個体よりゲノムライブラリーを作成し赤緑視物質遺伝子の単離を試みた。そしてこれら2種において実際に複数の異なる赤緑視物質遺伝子の単離に成功した。コモンマーモセット赤緑視物質遺伝子にはp561、p556、p543の3表現型が知られているが、単離された遺伝子は塩基配列からp561とp543をコードしていることがわかった。コモンマーモセット計3...