Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameMINAMOTO Toshifumi
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionSenior Project Researcher
Arrival dayApr 1, 2007
Leaving the office day 
Year of Birth1973
Academic CareerDivision of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, D. Course (2003)
Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, M. Course (1999)
Faculty of Science, Kyoto University (1997)
Professional CareerSenior Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2007)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (2005)
COE Research Fellow, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University (2003)
Higher DegreesD. Sc (Kyoto University, 2003)
M. Sc (Kyoto University, 1999)
Fields of SpecializationMolecular Ecology
Microbial Ecology
Animal Physiology
Chronobiology
Academic Society MembershipsThe Zoological Society of Japan
Japanese Society for Chronobiology
Ecological Society of Japan
The Japanese Society of Limnology
Home Pagehttp://www.chikyu.ac.jp/minamoto/

 

Books

【Chapters/Sections】

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. 2007,08 Fish Diversity and opsin gene (Gyorui no Tayousei to Opushin Idenshi). The Kyoto University Museum and Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University (ed.) What is the biodiversity? a jigsaw puzzle of life (Seibutsu no Tayousei tte Nandarou? Seimei no Jiguso Pazuru). Gakujutsu-Sensyo, 027. Kyoto University Press, Kyoto City, Kyoto, pp.140-164. (in Japanese)

Ishida, N., Minamoto, T. 2006,09 Analysis of biological clock functions using DNA chips - Mating behavior rhythm of drosophila and biological clock of ascidian. (Syoujoubae no Koubi Koudou Rizumu to Hoya no Tainaidokei). Kuhara S. (ed.) DNA Chips Technologies and Applications (DNA Chip wo mochiita Seibutudokei Kinou Kaiseki). Biotechnology Series. CMC Publishing, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, pp.108-117. (in Japanese)

Shimizu, I., Minamoto, T. 2003,03 The viewable world changes the fish - Fish diversity and visual adaptation. (Mieru Sekai ga Sakana wo Kaeru - Gyorui no Tayousei to Sikaku Tekiou). Ogushi T. (ed.) Recommendation of biodiversity science - Approach from ecology. (Seibutu Tayousei Kagaku no Susume - Seitaigaku Kara no Apurohchi). Kyoto University popularity lecture series (Kyodai Ninki Kougi series). Maruzen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, pp.90-109. (in Japanese)

Papers

【Original Articles】

Uchii, K., Okuda, N., Minamoto, T., Kawabata, Z. An emerging infectious pathogen endangers an ancient lineage of common carp by acting synergistically with conspecific exotic strains. Animal Conservation (in press). (reviewed).

Xie J., Wu D., Chen X., Kong H., Pu X., Yang X., Minamoto T., Yamanaka H., Honjo M. N., Kawabata Z. Relationship between aquatic vegetation and water quality in the littoral zones of Lake Dian-chi and Lake Er-hai. Environmental Science & Technology (Wuhan) (in press). (in Chinese) (reviewed).

Minamoto, T.*, Yamanaka, H.*, Takahara, T., Honjo, M. N., Kawabata, Z. (*equal contribution) 2012,08 Surveillance of fish species composition using environmental DNA. Limnology 13(2):193-197. DOI:10.1007/s10201-011-0362-4 (reviewed).

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Yamanaka, H., Uchii, K., Kawabata, Z. 2012,08 Nationwide Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 contamination in natural rivers of Japan. Res. Vet. Sci. 93(1):508-514. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2011.06.004 (reviewed).

Yamanaka, H., Minamoto, T., Wu, D., Kong, H., Wei, Z.-H., Liu, B., Kawabata, Z. 2012,06 Spatial-temporal analysis of water temperatures during spring in Lake Erhai, China: implications for fisheries. Inland Waters 2(3):129-136. DOI:10.5268/IW-2.3.455 (reviewed).

Takahara, T., Minamoto, T., Yamanaka, H., Doi, H., Kawabata, Z. 2012,04 Estimation of fish biomass using environmental DNA. PLoS ONE 7(4):e35868. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0035868 (reviewed).

Minamoto, T., Fuchikawa, T., Shimizu, I. 2012,04 Expression of spliced variants of period mRNA in the Japanese honeybee Apis cerana japonica. Biol. Rhythm Res. 43(2):125-135. DOI:10.1080/09291016.2010.537447 (reviewed).

Honjo, M. N., Minamoto, T., Kawabata, Z. 2012,03 Reservoirs of Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3) DNA in sediments of natural lakes and ponds. Vet. Microbiol. 155(2-4):183-190. DOI:10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.09.005 (reviewed).

Minamoto, T., Wada, T., Shimizu, I. 2012,01 A new method for random mutagenesis by error-prone polymerase chain reaction using heavy water. J. Biotech. 157(1):71-74. DOI:10.1016/j.jbiotec.2011.09.012 (reviewed).

Kawabata, Z., Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Uchii, K., Yamanaka, H., Suzuki, A. A., Kohmatsu, Y., Asano, K., Itayama, T., Ichijo, T., Omori, K., Okuda, N., Kakehashi, M., Nasu, M., Matsui, K., Matsuoka, M., Kong, H., Takahara, T., Wu, D., Yonekura, R 2011,11 Environment-KHV-carp-human linkage as a model for environmental diseases. Ecol. Res. 26(6):1011-1016. DOI:10.1007/s11284-011-0881-9 (reviewed).

Takahara, T., Yamanaka, H., Suzuki, A. A., Honjo, M. N., Minamoto, T., Yonekura, R., Itayama, T., Kohmatsu, Y., Ito, T., Kawabata, Z. 2011,10 Stress response to daily temperature fluctuation in common carp Cyprinus carpio L. Hydrobiologia 675(1):65-73. DOI:10.1007/s10750-011-0796-z (reviewed).

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Yamanaka, H., Tanaka, N., Itayama, T., Kawabata, Z. 2011,06 Detection of cyprinid herpesvirus-3 DNA in lake plankton. Res. Vet. Sci. 90(3):530-532. DOI:10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.07.006 (reviewed).

Uchii, K., Telschow, A., Minamoto, T., Yamanaka, H., Honjo, M. N., Matsui, K., Kawabata, Z. 2011,02 Transmission dynamics of an emerging infectious disease in wildlife through host reproductive cycles. ISME J. 5:244-251. DOI:10.1038/ismej.2010.123 (reviewed).

Sugahara, M., Minamoto, T., Fuchikawa, T., Michinomae, M., Shimizu, I. 2010,12 Apis cerana japonica discriminates between floral color phases of the oriental orchid, Cymbidium floribundum. Zool. Sci. 27(12):901-906. DOI:10.2108/zsj.27.901 (reviewed).

Yamanaka, H., Kohmatsu, Y., Minamoto, T., Kawabata, Z. 2010,04 Spatial variation and temporal stability of littoral water temperature relative to lakeshore morphometry: environmental analysis from the view of fish thermal ecology. Limnology 11:71-76. DOI:10.1007/s10201-009-0281-9 (reviewed).

Minamoto, T., Hanai, S., Kadota, K., Oishi, K., Matsumae, H., Fujie, M., Azumi, K., Satoh, N., Satake, M., Ishida, N. 2010,02 Circadian clock in Ciona intestinalis revealed by microarray analysis and oxygen consumption. J. Biochem. 147(2):175-184. DOI:10.1093/jb/mvp160 (reviewed).

Honjo, M. N., Minamoto, T., Matsui, K., Uchii, K., Yamanaka, H., Suzuki, A., Kohmatsu, Y., Iida, T., Kawabata Z. 2010,01 Quantification of cyprinid herpesvirus 3 in environmental water by using an external standard virus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76(1):161-168. DOI:10.1128/AEM.02011-09 (reviewed).

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Kawabata, Z. 2009,11 Seasonal distribution of cyprinid herpesvirus 3 in Lake Biwa, Japan. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75(21):6900-6904. DOI:10.1128/AEM.01411-09 (reviewed).

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Uchii, K., Yamanaka, H., Suzuki, A. A., Kohmatsu, Y., Iida, T., Kawabata, Z. 2009,03 Detection of cyprinid herpesvirus 3 DNA in river water during and after an outbreak. Vet. Microbiol. 135(3-4):261-266. DOI:10.1016/j.vetmic.2008.09.081 (reviewed).

Sugahara, M., Shimizu, Y., Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. 2006,12 The honeybee habitation in the Osaka Prefecture. Honeybee science 27(1):19-22. (in Japanese) in Japanese with English abstract  http://rms1.agsearch.agropedia.affrc.go.jp/contents/JASI/pdf/academy/73-2040.pdf

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. 2005,02 Molecular cloning of cone opsin genes and their expression in the retina of a smelt, Ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis, Teleostei). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. (part B) 140(2):197-205. DOI:10.1016/j.cbpc.2004.09.028 (reviewed).

Sugahara, M., Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I., Azuma, K. 2003,11 The changes of color of labium in Cymbidium floribundum affects foraging behavior of Apis cerana japonica. Honeybee Science 24(3):115-118. (in Japanese) in Japanese with English abstract  http://rms1.agsearch.agropedia.affrc.go.jp/contents/JASI/pdf/academy/69-2511.pdf

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. 2003,04 Molecular cloning and characterization of rhodopsin in a teleost (Plecoglossus altivelis, Osmeridae). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. (part B) 134(4):559-570. DOI:10.1016/S1096-4959(03)00030-7 (reviewed).

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. 2002,12 Phylogenetic relationship among osmerid and salangid fish inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences. Memoirs of the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University (Series of Biology) 18:1-13.  http://sciencelinks.jp/j-east/article/200314/000020031403A0460363.php

Fujita, A., Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I., Abe, T. 2002,12 Molecular cloning of lysozyme-encoding cDNAs expressed in the salivary gland of a wood-feeding termite, Reticulitermes speratus. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 32(12):1615-1624. DOI:10.1016/S0965-1748(02)00100-5 (reviewed).

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. 2002,01 A novel isoform of vertebrate ancient opsin in a smelt fish, Plecoglossus altivelis. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 290(1):280-286. DOI:10.1006/bbrc.2001.6186 (reviewed).

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. 2002 Studies of opsin genes in a smelt fish, Ayu (Plecoglosssus altivelis). J. Photosci. 9(2):269-271.

Shimizu, I., Yamakawa, Y., Minamoto, T., Sakamoto, K. 1998,02 Cloning of genes encoding the visual pigments in the silkworm, Bombyx mori. Appl. Entomol. Zool. 33(1):199-204. (reviewed).

【Review Articles】

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. 2005,11 Molecular mechamnism of visual adaptation in fish. Japan. J. Ichthyol. 52(2):91-106. (in Japanese) (reviewed). in Japanese with English abstract

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Uchii, K., Minamoto, T., Kawabata, Z. Persistence of an emerging Cyprnid herpesvirus 3 in a wild host population. Joint Meeting of The 59th Annual Meeting of ESJ and The 5th EAFES International Congress, 2012.03.17-2102.03.21, Otsu City, Shiga, Japan. (in Japanese)

Honjo, M. N., Minamoto, T, Kawabata, Z. Seasonal and spatial distribution of Cyprinid herpesvirus 1 and Cyprinid herpesvirus 2 in Lake Biwa, Japan. Joint Meeting of The 59th Annual Meeting of ESJ and The 5th EAFES International Congress, 2012.03.17-2012.03.21, Otsu City, Shiga, Japan.

Takahara, T., Doi, H., Minamoto, T., Yamanaka, H., Kawabata, Z. Estimation of aquatic vertebrate biomass using environmental DNA. Joint Meeting of The 59th Annual Meeting of ESJ and The 5th EAFES International Congress, 2012.03.17-2012.03.21, Otsu City, Shiga, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Kawabata, Z. Ecological analysis of infectious diseases. Young Scientist Forum on Infectious Diseases, 2012.02.02-2012.02.04, Nagasaki, Japan. (in Japanese)

Takahara, T., Honjo, M. N., Minamoto, T., Ito, N., Kawabata., Z. Is susceptibility of koi herpesvirus disease affected by stress?. The 55th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 2011.03.27-2011.03.29, Fukuoka, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Yamanaka, H., Kawabata, Z. A novel method for fish biota survey using environmental DNA. The 58th Annual Meeting of The Ecological Society of Japan, 2011.03.08-2011.03.12, Sapporo, Japan. (in Japanese)

Uchii, K., Okuda, N., Minamoto, T., Kawabata, Z. The effect of koi herpesvirus disease on the endemic carp population in Lake Biwa. The 58th Annual Meeting of The Ecological Society of Japan, 2011.03.08-2011.03.12. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Yamanaka, H., Uchii, K., Kawabata, Z. A Nation-wide survey for cyprinid herpesvirus-3 in Japan. The 75th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Limnology, 2010.09.17-2010.09.20, Hirosaki City, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Kawabata, Z. Seasonal dynamics of CyHV-3 in natural freshwater environments. Workshop on the Linkage between CyHV-3 (KHV) and Humans, 2010.05.13-2010.05.18, Jerusalem, Israel.

Honjo, M. N., Minamoto, T., Kawabata, Z. Detection of cyprinid herpesvirus-3 (CyHV-3) in environmental water and sediments. Workshop on the Linkage between CyHV-3 (KHV) and Humans, 2010.05.13-2010.05.18, Jerusalem, Israel.

Tanaka, N., Itayama, T. Minamoto, T., Honjo, M., Kawabata, Z. Development of a concentration system of virus at low concentration in environmental water. 44th Annual Conference of Japan Society on Water Environment, 2010.03.15-2010.03.17, Fukuoka City, Japan. (in Japanese)

Yamanaka, H., Sogabe, A., Omori, K., Minamoto, T., Miki, T., Saito, Y., Uchii K., Honjo, M.N., Suzuki, A.A., Kohmatsu Y., Kawabata, Z. The effect of active thermo-regulation of carp and spatiotemporal unhomogeneity of environmental temperature on the epidemics of cyprinid herpesvirus-3 disease. The 57th Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society of Ecology, 2010.03.15-2010.03.20, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan. (in Japanese)

Honjo, M. N., Minamoto, T., Kawabata, Z. Detection and quantification of cyprinid herpesvirus-3 (CyHV-3) from sediments in lake and pond. The 57th Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society of Ecology, 2010.03.15-2010.03.20, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Kawabata, Z. Dynamics of the cyprinid herpesvirus 3 in Lake Biwa. The 74th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Limnology, 2009.09.15-2009.09.17, Oita City, Japan. (in Japanese)

Yamanaka, H., Sogabe, A., Omori, K., Minamoto, T., Uchii, K., Honjo, M., Suzuki, A., Kohmatsu, Y., Kawabata, Z. Active thermoregulation and its seasonal change of common carp.. The 74th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Limnology, 2009.09.15-2009.09.17, Oita City, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Kawabata, Z. Seasonal distribution of cyprinid herpesvirus 3 in Lake Biwa. Workshop on CyHV-3 disease in an environment-human linkage, 2009.04.08, Kyoto, Japan.

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Kawabata, Z. Distribution of koi herpesvirus in Lake Biwa. The 56th Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society of Ecology, 2009.03.17-2009.03.21, Takizawa Village, Iwate, Japan. (in Japanese)

Tanaka, N., Itayama, T., Honjo, M., Minamoto, T., Kawabata, Z. Development of a Rapid Concentration System for Virus in Environmental Water.. 12th International Conference on Integrated Diffuse Pollution Management (IWA DIPCON 2008), 2008.08.27, Khon Kaen Cuty, Thailand..

Kawabata, Z., Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Uchii, K.,Yamanaka, H., Suzuki, A. A., Kohmatsu, Y. KHV-carp-human linkages: a case study in Lake Biwa, Japan. International Symposium on Environmental Change, Pathogens, and Human Linkages, 2008.06.11-2008.06.12, Kyoto, Japan.

Minamoto, T., Hanai, S., Oishi, K.,Kadota, K., Satoh, N., Satake, M., Azumi, K., Ishida, N. Screening of circadian oscillating genes in sea squirt, Ciona intestinalis. The 77th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, 2006.09.21-2006.09.24, Matsue City, Shimane, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. Analysis of mRNA Variants of period genes in Apis cerana and othe Hymenoptera insects. The 74th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan), 2003.09.17-2003.09.19, Hakodate City, Hokkaido, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. Cone opsin genes in ayu, Plecoglossus altivelis. The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, 2002.09.24-2002.09.27, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. VA opsin of Ayu-fish (Plecoglossus altivelis). The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, 2001.10.06-2001.10.08, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I., Michinomae, M., Higashi, M., Nakanishi, M. Spectrum radiation characteristics of underwater light in Lake Baikal. The 65th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Limnology, 2000.09.14-2000.09.17, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. Studies of visual pigments of Ayu-fish (Plecoglossus altivelis) by molecular biology (2). The 70th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, 1999.09.27-1999.09.29, Yamagata City, Yamagata, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I., Hisatomi, O., Tokunaga, F. Molecular evolution of fish visual pigments and cytochrome b gene. The 68th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, 1997.10.02-1997.10.04, Nara City, Nara, Japan. (in Japanese)

【Poster Presentation】

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Kawabata, Z. Monitoring of fish pathogenic viruses in freshwater environments. EcoHealth2012 (The 4th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Ecology & Health), 2012.10.15-2012.10.18, Kunming City, China.

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Kawabata, Z. Dynamics of Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 in natural environments in Japan. 4th Congress of European Microbiologists, FEMS 2011, 2011.06.26-2011.06.30, Geneva, Switzerland.

Yamanaka, H., Minamoto, T., Takahara, T., Kawabata, Z. On the effects for the physiological cost of fish by temperature change. The 58th Annual Meeting of The Ecological Society of Japan,, 2011.03.08-2011.03.12, Sapporo, Japan. (in Japanese)

Takahara, T., Yamanaka, H., Suzuki, A., Honjo, M. N., Minamoto, T., Yonekura, R., Itayama, T., Kohmatsu, Y., Ito, N., Kawabata, Z. Carp's trade-off between the usability of coast and avoidance of stress. The 58th Annual Meeting of The Ecological Society of Japan,, 2011.03.08-2011.03.12, Sapporo, Japan. (in Japanese)

Yamanaka, H., Minamoto, T., Wu, D., Kong, H., Wei, Z-h, Liu, B., Kawabata, Z. Spatiotemporal distribution of water temperature in Lake Erhai, Ynnnan, China. The 75th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Limnology, 2010.09.17-2010.09.20, Hirosaki City, Japan. (in Japanese)

Matsumae, H., Minamoto, T., Hanai, S., Ishiwata, R., Izumi, K., Ogishima, S., Tanaka, H., Satoh, N., Ishida, N. Microarray analysis of circadian gene expressions in Ciona intestinalis. The 5th International Tunicate Meeting, 2009.06.21-2009.06.25, Naha City, Okinawa, Japan.

Yamanaka, H., Sogabe, A., Kohmatsu, Y., Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Uchii, K., Suzuki, A. A., Omori, K., Kawabata, Z. Relationship of lake morphometry and shore configuration to the temperature distribution in lagoons, and implications for its effect on fish health. International Symposium on Environmental Change, Pathogens, and Human Linkages, 2008.06.11-2008.06.12, Kyoto, Japan.

Itayama, T., Tanaka, N., Honjo, M. N., Minamoto, T., Kawabata, Z. Development of an on site rapid concentration system for virus in environmental water. International Symposium on Environmental Change, Pathogens, and Human Linkages, 2008.06.11-2008.06.12, Kyoto, Japan.

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Uchii, K., Yamanaka, H., Suzuki, A. A., Kohmatsu, Y., Kawabata, Z. Detection of koi herpesvirus DNA from natural river water. International Symposium on Environmental Change, Pathogens, and Human Linkages, 2008.06.11-2008.06.12, Kyoto, Japan.

Honjo, M. N., Minamoto, T., Matsui, K., Uchii, K., Yamanaka, H., Suzuki, A. A., Kohmatsu, Y., Iida, T., Kawabata, Z. Quantification method of Koi herpesvirus (KHV) in environmental water using cation-coated filter method and external standard virus. International Symposium on Environmental Change, Pathogens, and Human Linkages, 2008.06.11-2008.06.12, Kyoto, Japan.

Minamoto, T., Hanai, S., Oishi, K., Kadota, K., Satoh, N., Satake, M., Azumi, K., Ishida, N. Circadian rhythm of Ciona intestinalis. The 13th Annual Meeting of the Japanese society of Chronobiology, 2006.11.30-2006.12.02, Chida-ku, Tokyo, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Hanai, S., Oishi, K., Kadota, K., Satoh, N., Satake, M., Azumi, K., Ishida, N. Circadian expression genes in Ciona intestinalis. The 12th Annual Meeting of the Japanese society of Chronobiology, 2005.11.24-2005.11.25, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Fuchikawa, T., Shimizu, Y., Shimizu, I. Analysis of novel mRNA variants of period gene in honebee, Apis cerana japonica. The 75th Annual Meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, 2004.09.10-2004.09.12, Kobe city, Hyogo, Japan. (in Japanese)

Minamoto, T., Shimizu, I. Studies of opsin genes in a smelt fish, Ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis). The 1st Asian Conference on Photobiology, 2002.06.26-2002.06.28, Awaji City, Hyogo, Japan.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Minamoto, T. Dynamics of koi herpesvirus and related factors in freshwater environments. Joint Meeting of The 59th Annual Meeting of ESJ and The 5th EAFES International Congress, 2012.03.17-2012.03.21, Otsu City, Shiga, Japan.

Minamoto T. and the members of RIHN C-06 project Koi herpesvirus disease as a model of environmental disease. The 6th RIHN International Symposium, 2011.10.26-2011.10.28, Kyoto, Japan.

Minamoto, T., Honjo, M. N., Yamanaka, H., Uchii, K., Kawabata, Z. KHV dynamics in natural freshwater environments. Emergence of Viral Diseases: Ecology and Evolution of Koi Herpes Virus, 2011.07.04-2011.07.06, Muenster, Germany.

Minamoto, T. Fish diversity and molecular evolution of visual pigments. Diverted mechanisms produce biodiversity (2010 Symposium of Chubu Branch of the Zoological Society of Japan), 2010.07.24, Gifu City, Japan. (in Japanese)