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Geomicrobiology Group

Names of researchers belonging to the Kochi/JAMSTEC are shown in bold font.


  • Morono, Y., Inagaki, F.(2010) Automatic slide-loader fluorescent microscope for discriminative enumeration of subseafloor life, Scientific Drilling, in press.
  • Stainsbu, B.O., Thorseth, I.H., Nakagawa, S., Inagaki, F., Lever, M.A., Engelen, B., Øveås, L., Pedersen, R.B.(2010) Archaeoglobus sulfaticallidus sp. nov., a novel thermophilic and facultative lithoautotrophic sulfate-reducer isolated from black rust exposed to hot ridge flank crustal fluids. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. in press.
  • Yanagawa, K., Sunamura, M., Lever, M.A., Morono, Y., Hiruta, A., Matsumoto, R., Urabe., T., Inagaki, F. (2010) Niche separation of anaerobic methanotrophs ( ANME-1 and -2) in methane seep-sediments in the eastern Japan Sea off Joetsu, Geomicrobiol. J., in press.
  • Hoshino, T., Schramm. A (2010) Detection of Denitrification Genes by in situ Rolling Circle Amplification-Fluorescence in situ Hybridization ( in situ RCA-FISH) to link Metabolic Potential wifh Identity inside Bacterial Cells, Environ. Microbiol. in press.
  • Lever., M., Heuer, V., Morono, Y., Masui, N., Schmidt, F., Alperin, M., Inagaki, F., Hinrichs, K.-U., Teske, A.(2010) Acetogenesis in deep subseafloor sediments of the Juan de Fuca Ridge Flank: a synthesis in the eastern Japan Sea off Joetsu. Geomicrobiol. J. in press.
  • Inagaki, F. (2010) Deep subseafloor microbial communities. In : Encyclopedia of life Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0021894.
  • Nunoura, T., Oida, H., Nakaseama, M., Kosaka, A., Ohkubo, S., Kikuchi, T., Kazama, H., Tanabe, H., Nakamura, K., Kinoshita, M., Hirayama, H., Inagaki, F., Tsunogai, U., Ishibashi, J., Takai, K. ( 2010). Archaeal diversity and distribution along thermal and geochemical gradients in hydrothermal sediments at the Yonaguni Knoll IV, the Southern Okinawa Trough. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Vol. 76, No. 4, 1198-1211 0099-2240/10/$12.00+0. doi:10.1128/AEM.00924-09.
  • 2009

  • Screaton, E., Kimura, G., Curewitz, D., Moore, G., Chester, F., Fabbri, O., Fergusson, C., Girault, F., Goldsby, D., Harris, R., Inagaki, F., Jiang, T., Kitamura, Y., Knuth, M., Li, C.F., Liljedahl, L.C., Louis, L., Milliken, K., Nicholson, U., Riedinger, N., Sakaguchi, A., Solomon, E., Strasser, M., Su, X., Tsutsumi, A., Yamaguchi, A., Ujiie, K., Zhao, X.(2009) Interactions between deformation and fluids in the frontal thrust region of the NanTroSEIZE transect offshore the Kii Peninsula, Japan: Results from IODP Expedition 316 Sites C0006 and C0007. Geochem. Geophys. Geosys. 10. Q0AD01, doi:0.1029/2009GC002713.
  • Masui, N., Morono, Y., Inagaki, F. (2009) Bio-archive core storage and subsampling procedure for subseafloor molecular biological research. Sci. Drilling, 8, 35-37..
  • Futagami, T., Morono, Y., Terada, T., Kaksonen, A., Inagaki, F. ( 2009) Dehalogenation activities and distribution of reductive dehalogenase homologous genes in marine subsurface sediments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. p.6905-6909, Vol. 75, No. 21 0099-2240/09/$08.00+0 doi:10.1128/AEM.01124-09.
  • Doi, K., Fujino, Y., Inagaki, F., Kawatsu, R., Tahara, M., Ohshima, T., Okaue, Y., Yokoyama, T., Iwai, S. and Ogata, S. (2009) Stimulated of Expression of a Silica-Induced Protein(Sip) in Thermus thermophilus by Supersaturated Silicic acid. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2406-2413, Vol.75, No.8. 0099-2240/09/$08.00+0. doi:10.1128/AEM.02387-08.
  • Morono, Y., Terada, T., Masui, N. and Inagaki, F. (2009) Discriminative detection and enumeration of microbial life in marine subsurface sediments. The ISME Journal, 3, 503-511. doi:10.1038/ismej.2009.1.
  • Tomaru, H., Fehn, U., Lu, Z., Takeuchi, R., Inagaki, F., Imachi, H., Kotani, R., Matsumoto, R. and Aoike, K. (2009) Dating of dissolved iodine in pore waters from the gas hydrate occurrence offshore Shimokita Peninsula, Japan: 129I results from the D/V Chikyu shakedown cruise (CK06-06). Resource Geology, Vol.59,. Issue 4, 359-373.
  • 2008

  • Engelen, B., Ziegelmuller, K., Wolf, L., Kopke, B., Gittel, A., Treude, T., Nakagawa, S., Inagaki, F., Lever, M. A., Steinsbu, B. O. and Cyionka, H. (2008) Fluids from the ocean crust support microbial activities within the deep biosphere. Geomicrobiology Journal, 25, 56-66.
  • Fujino, Y., Kawatsu, R., Inagaki, F., Umeda, A., Yokoyama, T., Okaue, Y., Iwai, S., Ogata, S., Ohshima, T., and Doi, K. (2008) Thermus thermophilus TMY isolated from silica scale taken from a geothermal power plant. Journal of Applied Microbiology,104, 70-78.
  • Inagaki, F., and Nakagawa, S. (2008) Spatial distribution of subseafloor life: Diversity and biogeography. In Dilek, Y., Furnes, H. and Muehlenbachs, K. (eds.) Links between geological processes, microbial activities and evolution of life. Springer Science and Business Media B.V., Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 135-158.
  • Kobayashi, T., Koide, O., Mori, K., Shimamura, S., Matsuura, T., Miura, T., Takaki, Y., Morono, Y., Nunoura, T., Imachi, H., Inagaki, F., Takai, K. and Horikoshi, K. (2008) Phylogenetic and enzymatic diversity of deep subseafloor aerobic microorganisms in organics- and methane-rich sediments off Shimokita Peninsula. Extremophiles, 12, 519-527.
  • Lipp, J. S., Morono, Y., Inagaki, F. and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2008) Significant contribution of Archaea to extant biomass in marine subsurface sediments. Nature,454, 991-994.
  • Masui, N., Morono, Y. and Inagaki, F. (2008) Microbiological assessment of circulation mud fluids during the first operation of riser drilling by the deep-earth research vessel “Chikyu” offshore the Shimokita Peninsula. Geomicrobiology Journal ,25, 274-282.
  • Nunoura, T., Inagaki, F., Delwiche, M., Colwell, F. S. and Takai, K. (2008) Subseafloor microbial communities in methane hydrate bearing sediments of two distinct locations (ODP Leg 204) in the Cascadia Margin. Microb. Environ, 23, 317-325.
  • Uchida, M., Ohkushi, K., Kimoto, K., Inagaki, F., Ishimura, T., Tsunogai, U., TuZino, T. and Shibata, Y. (2008) Radiocarbon-based carbon source quantification of anomalous isotopic foraminifera in last glacial sediments in the western North Pacific. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9, Q04N14. doi:10.1029/2006GC001558.
  • 2007

  • D’Hondt, S., Inagaki, F., Ferdelman, T., Jørgensen, B. B., Kato, K., Kemp, P., Sobecky, P., Sogin, M., and Takai, K. (2007) Exploring subseafloor life with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. Scientific Drilling, No. 5, 58-69.
  • Miyanaga, K., Takano, S., Morono, Y., Hori, K., Unno, H. and Tanji, Y. (2007) Optimization of distinction between viable and dead cells by fluorescent staining method and its application to bacterial consortia. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 37, 56-61.
  • Morono, Y., Kitagawa, W., Kimura, N., Noda, N., Nakamura, K., and Kamagata. Y. (2007) "Mark the Gene": a Method for Nondestructive Introduction of Marker Sequences Inside the Gene Frame of Transgenes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73, 4915-4921.
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