Takuro Nunoura

Summary

Affiliation: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. pmc Spatial distribution of marine crenarchaeota group I in the vicinity of deep-sea hydrothermal systems
    Ken Takai
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval Project, Frontier Research System for Extremophiles, Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2404-13. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Quantification of mcrA by fluorescent PCR in methanogenic and methanotrophic microbial communities
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 64:240-7. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Microbial diversity in deep-sea methane seep sediments presented by SSU rRNA gene tag sequencing
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subsurface Geobiology and Advanced Research Project, Extremobiosphere Research Program, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Microbes Environ 27:382-90. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Marinitoga okinawensis sp. nov., a novel thermophilic and anaerobic heterotroph isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal field, Southern Okinawa Trough
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:467-71. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Desulfothermus okinawensis sp. nov., a thermophilic and heterotrophic sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal field
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:2360-4. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Quantification of mcrA by quantitative fluorescent PCR in sediments from methane seep of the Nankai Trough
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 57:149-57. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Thermosulfidibacter takaii gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, hydrogen-oxidizing, sulfur-reducing chemolithoautotroph isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal field in the Southern Okinawa Trough
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:659-65. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic and functional properties of uncultivated thermophilic crenarchaeotes from a subsurface gold mine as revealed by analysis of genome fragments
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremebiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Jokosuka, Japan
    Environ Microbiol 7:1967-84. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Hydrogenivirga okinawensis sp. nov., a thermophilic sulfur-oxidizing chemolithoautotroph isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal field, Southern Okinawa Trough
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:676-81. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Cytochrome aa3 in facultatively aerobic and hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrobaculum oguniense
    Takuro Nunoura
    Laboratory of Marine Microbiology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan
    Can J Microbiol 51:621-7. 2005

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. pmc Spatial distribution of marine crenarchaeota group I in the vicinity of deep-sea hydrothermal systems
    Ken Takai
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval Project, Frontier Research System for Extremophiles, Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:2404-13. 2004
    ..These profiles were markedly different from the profiles of epsilon-Proteobacteria, which are abundant in the low temperatures of deep-sea hydrothermal environments...
  2. ncbi request reprint Quantification of mcrA by fluorescent PCR in methanogenic and methanotrophic microbial communities
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 64:240-7. 2008
    ..The assay can be applied to detecting and assessing the abundance of methanogens and/or ANMEs in anoxic environments that could not be detected by 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses...
  3. ncbi request reprint Microbial diversity in deep-sea methane seep sediments presented by SSU rRNA gene tag sequencing
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subsurface Geobiology and Advanced Research Project, Extremobiosphere Research Program, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Microbes Environ 27:382-90. 2012
    ..We also compared the diversity and richness of each taxon/division between the sediments from the two depths, and found that the diversity and richness of some taxa/divisions varied significantly along with the depth...
  4. ncbi request reprint Marinitoga okinawensis sp. nov., a novel thermophilic and anaerobic heterotroph isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal field, Southern Okinawa Trough
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:467-71. 2007
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain is TFS10-5(T) (=JCM 13303(T)=DSM 17373(T))...
  5. ncbi request reprint Desulfothermus okinawensis sp. nov., a thermophilic and heterotrophic sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal field
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 57:2360-4. 2007
    ..Based on physiological and phylogenetic characteristics, strain TFISO9(T) represents a novel species for which the name Desulfothermus okinawensis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is TFISO9(T) (=JCM 13304(T)=DSM 17375(T))...
  6. ncbi request reprint Quantification of mcrA by quantitative fluorescent PCR in sediments from methane seep of the Nankai Trough
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 57:149-57. 2006
    ..This quantification method will contribute to future investigations of methanotrophic microbial ecosystems in anoxic marine sediments...
  7. ncbi request reprint Thermosulfidibacter takaii gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, hydrogen-oxidizing, sulfur-reducing chemolithoautotroph isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal field in the Southern Okinawa Trough
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:659-65. 2008
    ..nov., sp. nov., within the phylum Aquificae. The type strain of T. takaii is ABI70S6(T) (=JCM 13301(T)=DSM 17441(T))...
  8. ncbi request reprint Genetic and functional properties of uncultivated thermophilic crenarchaeotes from a subsurface gold mine as revealed by analysis of genome fragments
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremebiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Jokosuka, Japan
    Environ Microbiol 7:1967-84. 2005
    ..The reconstructed phylogenetic tree based on the 23S rRNA gene sequence reinforced the intermediate phylogenetic affiliation of HWCG III bridging the hyperthermophilic and non-thermophilic uncultivated Crenarchaeota...
  9. ncbi request reprint Hydrogenivirga okinawensis sp. nov., a thermophilic sulfur-oxidizing chemolithoautotroph isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal field, Southern Okinawa Trough
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:676-81. 2008
    ..nov. The type strain of Hydrogenivirga okinawensis is LS12-2(T) (=JCM 13302(T)=DSM 17378(T))...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cytochrome aa3 in facultatively aerobic and hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrobaculum oguniense
    Takuro Nunoura
    Laboratory of Marine Microbiology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan
    Can J Microbiol 51:621-7. 2005
    ..This is the first report of a terminal oxidase in hyperthermophilic crenarchaeon belonging to the order Thermoproteales...
  11. pmc Insights into the evolution of Archaea and eukaryotic protein modifier systems revealed by the genome of a novel archaeal group
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subsurface Geobiology and Advanced Research Project, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Nucleic Acids Res 39:3204-23. 2011
    ..The presence of such a eukaryote-type system is unprecedented in prokaryotes, and indicates that a prototype of the eukaryotic protein modifier system is present in the Archaea...
  12. doi request reprint Subseafloor microbial communities associated with rapid turbidite deposition in the Gulf of Mexico continental slope (IODP Expedition 308)
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subsurface Geobiology and Advanced Research SUGAR Project, Extremobiosphere Research Program, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 69:410-24. 2009
    ..This may also explain the distributions of relatively similar archaeal communities in the Ursa Basin sediments and basement sediments in the BT Basin...
  13. doi request reprint Kosmotoga arenicorallina sp. nov. a thermophilic and obligately anaerobic heterotroph isolated from a shallow hydrothermal system occurring within a coral reef, southern part of the Yaeyama Archipelago, Japan, reclassification of Thermococcoides shenglien
    Takuro Nunoura
    Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan
    Arch Microbiol 192:811-9. 2010
    ..5.1(T), we propose the reclassification of Thermococcoides shengliensis as Kosmotoga shengliensis comb. nov. (type strain 2SM-2(T)). In addition, an emended description of the genus Kosmotoga is proposed...
  14. doi request reprint Comparison of microbial communities associated with phase-separation-induced hydrothermal fluids at the Yonaguni Knoll IV hydrothermal field, the Southern Okinawa Trough
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 67:351-70. 2009
    ..The relatively consistent microbial communities found in this study could have been because of the sufficient input of hydrogen from the hydrothermal fluids rather than other chemical properties...
  15. ncbi request reprint Regulation of the aerobic respiratory chain in the facultatively aerobic and hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrobaculum oguniense
    Takuro Nunoura
    Laboratory of Marine Microbiology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Microbiology 149:673-88. 2003
    ..Furthermore, the presence of the binding residues for CuA in subunit II of both SoxB- and SoxM-type haem-copper oxidase suggests that these haem-copper oxidases are cytochrome c oxidases...
  16. pmc Archaeal diversity and distribution along thermal and geochemical gradients in hydrothermal sediments at the Yonaguni Knoll IV hydrothermal field in the Southern Okinawa trough
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subsurface Geobiology and Advanced Research Project, Extremobiosphere Research Program, Institute of Biogeosciences, JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:1198-211. 2010
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  17. pmc Culture-dependent and -independent characterization of microbial communities associated with a shallow submarine hydrothermal system occurring within a coral reef off Taketomi Island, Japan
    Hisako Hirayama
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:7642-56. 2007
    ..Our results indicate that there are unique microbial communities that are sustained by active chemosynthetic primary production rather than by photosynthetic production in a shallow hydrothermal system where sunlight is abundant...
  18. ncbi request reprint Sulfurivirga caldicuralii gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel microaerobic, thermophilic, thiosulfate-oxidizing chemolithoautotroph, isolated from a shallow marine hydrothermal system occurring in a coral reef, Japan
    Ken Takai
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, JAMSTEC, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:1921-9. 2006
    ..It is suggested that the novel isolates represent the type species of a new genus, for which the name Sulfurivirga caldicuralii gen. nov., sp. nov. (type strain MM1(T)=JCM 13439(T)=DSM 17737(T)) is proposed...
  19. pmc Molecular characterization of potential nitrogen fixation by anaerobic methane-oxidizing archaea in the methane seep sediments at the number 8 Kumano Knoll in the Kumano Basin, offshore of Japan
    Junichi Miyazaki
    Subground Geobiology and Advanced Research Project, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:7153-62. 2009
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  20. pmc Characterization of C1-metabolizing prokaryotic communities in methane seep habitats at the Kuroshima Knoll, southern Ryukyu Arc, by analyzing pmoA, mmoX, mxaF, mcrA, and 16S rRNA genes
    Fumio Inagaki
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Project, Frontier Research System for Extremophiles, Yokosuka, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:7445-55. 2004
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Sunxiuqinia faeciviva sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic organoheterotroph of the Bacteroidetes isolated from deep subseafloor sediment
    Ken Takai
    Subsurface Geobiology Advanced Research SUGAR Project, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63:1602-9. 2013
    ..doi.org/10.1601/nm.22746. We propose here a novel species of the genus Sunxiuqinia, with the name Sunxiuqinia faeciviva sp. nov. The type strain is JAM-BA0302(T) ( = JCM 15547(T)  = NCIMB 14481(T))...
  22. doi request reprint Exilispira thermophila gen. nov., sp. nov., an anaerobic, thermophilic spirochaete isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney
    Hiroyuki Imachi
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:2258-65. 2008
    ..1-80.6 %). Hence, we propose the name Exilispira thermophila gen. nov., sp. nov. The type strain of Exilispira thermophila is strain RASEN(T) (=JCM 14728(T) =NBRC 103205(T) =KCTC 5595(T))...
  23. ncbi request reprint Distribution, phylogenetic diversity and physiological characteristics of epsilon-Proteobacteria in a deep-sea hydrothermal field
    Satoshi Nakagawa
    Laboratory of Marine Microbiology, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Oiwake cho, Kitashirakawa, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Environ Microbiol 7:1619-32. 2005
    ..These results provide new insight into the ecophysiological characteristics of the deep-sea hydrothermal vent epsilon-Proteobacteria, which has never been assessed by comparative analysis of the 16S rRNA genes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Isolation and characterization of a thermophilic, obligately anaerobic and heterotrophic marine Chloroflexi bacterium from a Chloroflexi-dominated microbial community associated with a Japanese shallow hydrothermal system, and proposal for Thermomarinilin
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subsurface Geobiology and Advanced Research Project, Extremobiosphere Research Program, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Microbes Environ 28:228-35. 2013
    ..nov., is SW7(T) (=JCM15506(T)=KCTC5908(T))...
  25. doi request reprint Geofilum rubicundum gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from deep subseafloor sediment
    Masayuki Miyazaki
    Subsurface Geobiology Advanced Research SUGAR Project, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 62:1075-80. 2012
    ..nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of Geofilum rubicundum is JAM-BA0501(T) ( = JCM 15548(T)  = NCIMB 14482(T))...
  26. ncbi request reprint Methylomarinovum caldicuralii gen. nov., sp. nov., a moderately thermophilic methanotroph isolated from a shallow submarine hydrothermal system, and proposal of the family Methylothermaceae fam. nov
    Hisako Hirayama
    Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 64:989-99. 2014
    ..This suggests that unknown methanotrophs of this lineage inhabit various extreme environments. ..
  27. doi request reprint Methylomarinum vadi gen. nov., sp. nov., a methanotroph isolated from two distinct marine environments
    Hisako Hirayama
    Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 63:1073-82. 2013
    ..nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is IT-4(T) ( = JCM 13665(T) = DSM 18976(T))...
  28. pmc Enzymatic and genetic characterization of carbon and energy metabolisms by deep-sea hydrothermal chemolithoautotrophic isolates of Epsilonproteobacteria
    Ken Takai
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:7310-20. 2005
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  29. ncbi request reprint Variability in microbial community and venting chemistry in a sediment-hosted backarc hydrothermal system: Impacts of subseafloor phase-separation
    Satoshi Nakagawa
    Laboratory of Marine Microbiology, Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Oiwake cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo ku, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 54:141-55. 2005
    ..Subseafloor phase-separation and -segregation may play a key role in supplying energy and carbon sources to vent-associated chemolithoautotrophs and subvent microbial communities...
  30. doi request reprint Development of 16S rRNA gene-targeted primers for detection of archaeal anaerobic methanotrophs (ANMEs)
    Ai Miyashita
    Subsurface Geobiology Advanced Research Team, Extremobiosphere Research Program, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 297:31-7. 2009
    ..02% of the total prokaryotic 16S rRNA gene community. The newly designed ANME group-specific primers in this study may be useful to survey the distribution and quantitative determination of ANMEs...
  31. pmc Microbial community in a sediment-hosted CO2 lake of the southern Okinawa Trough hydrothermal system
    Fumio Inagaki
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:14164-9. 2006
    ..Clearly, the Yonaguni Knoll is an exceptional natural laboratory for the study of consequences of CO2 disposal as well as of natural CO2 reservoirs as potential microbial habitats on early Earth and other celestial bodies...
  32. pmc Biogeographical distribution and diversity of microbes in methane hydrate-bearing deep marine sediments on the Pacific Ocean Margin
    Fumio Inagaki
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval Project, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:2815-20. 2006
    ..The recognition of which microbial groups prevail under distinctive subseafloor environments is a significant step toward determining the role these communities play in Earth's essential biogeochemical processes...
  33. pmc Cell proliferation at 122 degrees C and isotopically heavy CH4 production by a hyperthermophilic methanogen under high-pressure cultivation
    Ken Takai
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval Program, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10949-54. 2008
    ..4 per thousand, which is one of the smallest effects ever reported. This observation will shed light on the sources and production mechanisms of deep-sea methane...
  34. ncbi request reprint Isolation and phylogenetic diversity of members of previously uncultivated epsilon-Proteobacteria in deep-sea hydrothermal fields
    Ken Takai
    Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, 2 15 Natsushima cho, Yokosuka 237 0061, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 218:167-74. 2003
    ..The successful cultivation will enable the subsequent characterization of physiological properties and ecological impacts of a diversity of epsilon-Proteobacteria in the deep-sea hydrothermal environments...
  35. ncbi request reprint Variability of subseafloor viral abundance at the geographically and geologically distinct continental margins
    Katsunori Yanagawa
    Subsurface Geobiology and Advanced Research SUGAR Project, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 88:60-8. 2014
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  36. pmc Spatial distribution of viruses associated with planktonic and attached microbial communities in hydrothermal environments
    Yukari Yoshida-Takashima
    Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:1311-20. 2012
    ..g., lysogenic prevalence) and virus interactions with prokaryotes are significantly different among the planktonic and attached microbial communities that are developing in the submarine hydrothermal environments...
  37. pmc Host-symbiont relationships in hydrothermal vent gastropods of the genus Alviniconcha from the Southwest Pacific
    Yohey Suzuki
    Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 237 0061, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:1388-93. 2006
    ..The results from the present study also suggest the possibility that Alviniconcha sp. types 1 and 2 separately inhabit hydrothermal vent sites approximately 120 m apart in the North Fiji Basin and 500 m apart in the Manus Basin...
  38. doi request reprint Phylogenetic and enzymatic diversity of deep subseafloor aerobic microorganisms in organics- and methane-rich sediments off Shimokita Peninsula
    Tohru Kobayashi
    Extremobiosphere Research Center of Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, 2 15 Natsushima, Yokosuka, 237 0061, Japan
    Extremophiles 12:519-27. 2008
    ..Our results indicate that microbes in the deep subseafloor environment off Shimokita are metabolically active and that the cultivable populations may have a great potential in biotechnology...
  39. pmc A deeply branching thermophilic bacterium with an ancient acetyl-CoA pathway dominates a subsurface ecosystem
    Hideto Takami
    Microbial Genome Research Group, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan
    PLoS ONE 7:e30559. 2012
    ..The habitat, physiology and phylogenetic position of Ca. 'A. autotrophicum' support the view that the first bacterial and archaeal lineages were H(2)-dependent acetogens and methanogenes living in hydrothermal environments...
  40. ncbi request reprint Physiological and genomic features of a novel sulfur-oxidizing gammaproteobacterium belonging to a previously uncultivated symbiotic lineage isolated from a hydrothermal vent
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subsurface Geobiology and Advanced Research SUGAR Project, Extremobiosphere Research Program, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan
    PLoS ONE 9:e104959. 2014
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Genome sequence of a novel deep-sea vent epsilonproteobacterial phage provides new insight into the co-evolution of Epsilonproteobacteria and their phages
    Yukari Yoshida-Takashima
    Subsurface Geobiology Advanced Research SUGAR Team, Extremobiosphere Research Program, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 237 0061, Japan
    Extremophiles 17:405-19. 2013
    ..The widespread occurrence of phage genes in diverse Epsilonproteobacteria supports early co-evolution between temperate phages and Epsilonproteobacteria prior to the divergence of their habitats and physiological adaptation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Thermaerobacter nagasakiensis sp. nov., a novel aerobic and extremely thermophilic marine bacterium
    Takuro Nunoura
    Laboratory of Marine Microbiology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Arch Microbiol 177:339-44. 2002
    ..The differences in physiology and DNA-DNA similarity between strain Ts1a and T. marianensis showed that strain Ts1a represents a new species of Thermaerobacter. The type strain of T. nagasakiensis is strain Ts1a (=JCM11223, DSM 14512)...
  43. ncbi request reprint An archaeal homing endonuclease I-PogI cleaves at the insertion site of the neighboring intron, which has no nested open reading frame
    Hitoshi Nakayama
    Division of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan
    FEBS Lett 544:165-70. 2003
    ..S1213 but with that of Pog.S1205. Thus, I-PogI activity both promotes the homing of its own intron, Pog.S1213, and guarantees co-conversion of the ORF-less intron Pog.S1205...
  44. pmc Metagenomic analysis of viral communities in (hado)pelagic sediments
    Mitsuhiro Yoshida
    Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
    PLoS ONE 8:e57271. 2013
    ..The deep-sea sedimentary viromes were distinct from the viromes obtained from the oceanic and fresh waters and marine eukaryotes, and thus, deep-sea sediments harbor novel viromes, including previously unidentified ssDNA viruses...
  45. ncbi request reprint Subseafloor Microbial Communities in Methane Hydrate-Bearing Sediment at Two Distinct Locations (ODP Leg204) in the Cascadia Margin
    Takuro Nunoura
    Subground Animalcule Retrieval SUGAR Program, Extremobiosphere Research Center, Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC
    Microbes Environ 23:317-25. 2008
    ..This study demonstrated that the subseafloor microbial communities shown by 16S rRNA gene clone analyses were not directly associated with subseafloor methane hydrate deposits...