Research Topics

J Kitano


Affiliation: National Institute of Genetics
Country: Japan


  1. Kitano J, Mori S, Peichel C. Reduction of sexual dimorphism in stream-resident forms of three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus. J Fish Biol. 2012;80:131-46 pubmed publisher
    ..The results further suggest that ecology may influence the evolution of sexual dimorphism in some external morphological traits, such as body depth. ..
  2. Kawajiri M, Fujimoto S, Yoshida K, Yamahira K, Kitano J. Genetic Architecture of the Variation in Male-Specific Ossified Processes on the Anal Fins of Japanese Medaka. G3 (Bethesda). 2015;5:2875-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, different courtship traits in Japanese medaka share a small number of QTL and have the potential for independent evolution. ..
  3. Kitano J, Kawagishi Y, Mori S, Peichel C, Makino T, Kawata M, et al. Divergence in sex steroid hormone signaling between sympatric species of Japanese threespine stickleback. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e29253 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that investigation of the genetic and ecological mechanisms underlying divergence in hormonal signaling between incipient sympatric species will provide a better understanding of the mechanisms of speciation in animals. ..
  4. Kitano J, Yoshida K, Suzuki Y. RNA sequencing reveals small RNAs differentially expressed between incipient Japanese threespine sticklebacks. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:214 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that expression patterns of small RNA can differ between incipient species and may be a potential mechanism underlying differential mRNA expression and transposon activity. ..