TAKERU KAWASAKI

Last Updated :2020/09/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Assistant Professor
Web Site
E-mail
takeruhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Graduate School of ADSM, Hiroshima University, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-7751 FAX : (+81)82-424-7750

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2010/03/01, 2019/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter , Assistant Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Japan, 2001/04, 2004/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Science, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Engineering : Cluster 3(Applied Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering)
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Biotechnology
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Biotechnology

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Biotechnology

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Agricultural chemistry;Applied microbiology

Research Keywords

  • Molecular biology, algae virus, phage, microbe, plant pathogen.

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
  • The Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
  • The Phytopathological Society of Japan

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Technical English
  2. 2020, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Training of Biotechnology I
  3. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Molecular Biotechnology
  4. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Molecular Biotechnology
  5. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Biotechnology B
  6. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Seminar in Biotechnology
  7. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Seminar in Biotechnology
  8. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Biotechnology A
  9. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Biotechnology A
  10. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Biotechnology B
  11. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Biotechnology

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Systemic method to isolate large bacteriophages for use in biocontrol of a wide-range of pathogenic bacteria, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 127(1), 73-78, 201901
  2. Full genome sequence of a polyvalent bacteriophage infecting strains of Shigella, Salmonella, and Escherichia, ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, 163(11), 3207-3210, 201811
  3. Xanthomonas citri jumbo phage XacN1 exhibits a wide host range and high complement of tRNA genes, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8, 20180314
  4. Chitin synthesis by &ITChlorella&IT cells infected by chloroviruses: Enhancement by adopting a slow-growing virus and treatment with aphidicolin, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 125(3), 311-315, 201803
  5. Lysogenic Conversion of the Phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum by the P2virus phi RSY1, FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 8, 20171114
  6. Dynamic integration and excision of filamentous phage XacF1 in Xanthomonas citri pv. citri, the causative agent of citrus canker disease, FEBS OPEN BIO, 7(11), 1715-1721, 201711
  7. Replications of Two Closely Related Groups of Jumbo Phages Show Different Level of Dependence on Host-encoded RNA Polymerase, FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 8, 20170613
  8. A Ralstonia solanacearum phage phiRP15 is closely related to Viunalikeviruses and encodes 19 tRNA-related sequences., Virology Reports, 6, 61-73, 2016
  9. Two asian jumbo phages, phi RSL2 and phi RSF1, infect Ralstonia solanacearum and show common features of phi KZ-related phages, VIROLOGY, 494, 56-66, 201607
  10. Genomic diversity of large-plaque-forming podoviruses infecting the phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum, VIROLOGY, 492, 73-81, 201605
  11. The involvement of the PilQ, secretin of type IV pili in phage infection in Ralstonia solanacearum, BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 469(4), 868-872, 20160122
  12. Identification of the mcpA and mcpM Genes, Encoding Methyl-Accepting Proteins Involved in Amino Acid and L-Malate Chemotaxis, and Involvement of McpM-Mediated Chemotaxis in Plant Infection by Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum (Formerly Ralstonia solanacearum P, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 81(21), 7420-7430, 201511
  13. Isolation of Ralstonia solanacearum-infecting bacteriophages from tomato fields in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and their experimental use as biocontrol agents, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, 118(4), 1023-1033, 201504
  14. Characterization of Bacteriophages Cp1 and Cp2, the Strain-Typing Agents for Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 80(1), 77-85, 201401
  15. The filamentous phage XacF1 causes loss of virulence in Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri, the causative agent of citrus canker disease, FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 5, 20140701
  16. Insights into the diversity of phi RSM phages infecting strains of the phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum complex: regulation and evolution, MOLECULAR GENETICS AND GENOMICS, 289(4), 589-598, 201408
  17. Cryo-Electron Microscopy Three-Dimensional Structure of the Jumbo Phage Phi RSL1 Infecting the Phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum, STRUCTURE, 21(2), 298-305, 20130205
  18. Prolonged synthesis of hyaluronan by Chlorella cells infected with chloroviruses, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 115(5), 527-531, 20130525
  19. Disruption of gspD and its effects on endoglucanase and filamentous phage secretion in Ralstonia solanacearum, Procedia Environmental Sciences, 20, 753-759, 2013
  20. Hyaluronan synthesis in cultured tobacco cells (BY-2) expressing a chlorovirus enzyme: Cytological studies, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING, 110(4), 1174-1179, 201304
  21. The Filamentous Phage phi RSS1 Enhances Virulence of Phytopathogenic Ralstonia solanacearum on Tomato, PHYTOPATHOLOGY, 102(3), 244-251, 201203
  22. Loss of Virulence of the Phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum Through Infection by phi phi RSM Filamentous Phages, PHYTOPATHOLOGY, 102(5), 469-477, 201205
  23. Utilization of Filamentous Phage phi RSM3 to Control Bacterial Wilt Caused by Ralstonia solanacearum, PLANT DISEASE, 96(8), 1204-1209, 201208
  24. Biocontrol of Ralstonia solanacearum by Treatment with Lytic Bacteriophages, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 77(12), 4155-4162, 201106
  25. Resolvase-like serine recombinase mediates integration/excision in the bacteriophage phi RSM, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 111(2), 109-116, 201102
  26. A jumbo phage infecting the phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum defines a new lineage of the Myoviridae family, VIROLOGY, 398(1), 135-147, 20100301
  27. Host recognition and integration of filamentous phage phi RSM in the phytopathogen, Ralstonia solanacearum, VIROLOGY, 384(1), 69-76, 2009
  28. Genomic Characterization of Ralstonia solanacearum Phage phi RSB1, a T7-Like Wide-Host-Range Phage, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 191(1), 422-427, 2009
  29. Genomic characterization of Ralstonia solanacearum phage phiRSA1 and its related prophage (phiRSX) in strain GMI1000, J. Bacteriology, 190(1), IN PRESS, 20080107
  30. New bacteriophages that infect the phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum., Microbiology, 153, 2630-2639, 20070701
  31. Genomic characterization of the filamentous integrative Bacteriophages phi RSSI and phi RSMI, which infect Ralstonia solanacearum, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 189(16), 5792-5802, 200708
  32. Monitoring of phytopathogenic Ralstonia solanacearum cells using green fluorescent protein-expressing plasmid derived from bacteriophage phi RSS1, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 104(6), 451-456, 200712
  33. Microbial synthesis of hyaluronan and chitin: New approaches, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 99(6), 521-528, 200506
  34. Microbial synthesis of hyaluronan and chitin: New approaches., Microbial synthesis of hyaluronan and chitin: New approaches., 99(6), 2005
  35. Genetic rearrangements on the Chlorovirus genome that switch between hyaluronan synthesis and chitin synthesis, VIROLOGY, 342(1), 102-110, 20051110
  36. Genetic rearrangements on the Chlorovirus genome that switch between hyaluronan synthesis and chitin synthesis., Genetic rearrangements on the Chlorovirus genome that switch between hyaluronan synthesis and chitin synthesis., 342(1), 2005
  37. Immediate early genes expressed in chlorovirus infections., Immediate early genes expressed in chlorovirus infections., 318(1), 2004
  38. Immediate early genes expressed in chlorovirus infection, Virology, 318, 214-223, 20040107
  39. Chitin synthesis in chlorovirus CVK2-infected Chlorella cells, Virology, 302, 123-131, 20020401
  40. A variable region on the chlorovirus CVK2 genome contains five copies of the gene for Vp260, a viral-surface glycoprotein., A variable region on the chlorovirus CVK2 genome contains five copies of the gene for Vp260, a viral-surface glycoprotein., 295(2), 2002
  41. A variable region on the chlorovirus CVK2 genome contains five copies of the gene for Vp260, a viral-surface glycoprotein, VIROLOGY, 295(2), 289-298, 20020410
  42. Chitin synthesis in chlorovirus CVK2-infected Chlorella cells, VIROLOGY, 302(1), 123-131, 20021010
  43. Chitin synthesis in chlorovirus CVK2-infected chlorella cells., Chitin synthesis in chlorovirus CVK2-infected chlorella cells., 302(1), 2002
  44. Reguratory mechanisam of the gene expression during chlorovirus infection cycle, Nucleic Acids Res. Suppl., 1, 67-68, 20010401
  45. A variable region on the chlorovirus CVK2 genome contains genes possibly involved in the host range determination, Nucleic Acids Res. Suppl., 1, 65-66, 20010401
  46. Characterization of immediate early genes expressed in Chlorella virus infection., Nucleic Acids Symp. Ser., 44, 161-162, 20000401
  47. Chlorella viruses as a source of novel enzymes., Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 88(4), 353-361, 1999
  48. Aminoacylation of tRNAs encoded by Chlorella virus CVK2., Virology, 263, 220-229, 19990401
  49. Genetic variation of Chlorella viruses: variable regions localized on the CVK2 genomic DNA., Virology, 255, 376-384, 19990401

Publications such as books

  1. Biocommunication of Phages, Filamentous Phages Affect Virulence of the Phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum, filamentous phage, Ralstonia solanacearum, Springer, 2020, June, English, Yuichi Tasaka, Takeru Kawasaki, Takashi Yamada, 978-3-030-45884-3, 502, 17

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Analysis of integration / excitation mechanisms in RSS-type phages infectiong Ralstonia solanacearum, Takeru Kawasaki, Makoto Fujie, Takashi Yamada, 2015/10/28, Without Invitation, The Society for Biotechnology, Japan, Kagoshima city
  2. Characterization of Viunalikevirus infecting phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum, 2016/09/30, Without Invitation
  3. Smart utilization of jumbo phages for biological control of zoonotic diseases, Alaaeldin M. Saad, Ahmed M. Soliman, Hirofumi Nariya, Tadashi Shimamoto, Takashi Yamada, Takeru Kawasaki, Alaaeldin M. Saad, Ahmed M. Soliman, Hirofumi Nariya, Tadashi Shimamoto, Takashi Yamada, Takeru Kawasaki, 2017/09/11, Without Invitation
  4. Full genome sequencing of polyvalent bacteriophage as one of T4-family member, Alaaeldin M. Saad, Ahmed M. Soliman, Takeru Kawasaki, Hirofumi Nariya, Tadashi Shimamoto, Takashi Yamada, Alaaeldin M. Saad, Ahmed M. Soliman, Takeru Kawasaki, Hirofumi Nariya, Tadashi Shimamoto, Takashi Yamada, ASM Microbe 2018, 2018/06/07, Without Invitation, ASM(The American Society for Microbiology), Atlanta, USA

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. KAKENHI, 2016, 2018
  2. KAKENHI, 2015, 2018
  3. KAKENHI, 2014, 2015
  4. KAKENHI, 2012, 2014
  5. KAKENHI, Infection of filamentous phages causes several physiological changes to the phytopathogen bacterium., 2011, 2013
  6. KAKENHI, 2010, 2011