HisashiOomura

Last Updated :2019/08/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, ., Associate Professor
E-mail
homurahiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2007/04/01, 2010/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biosphere Sciences, Research associate
  • 2006/04/01, 2007/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Research Assistant
  • 2000/11/01, 2006/03/31, Hiroshima University, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Research Assistant
  • 1995/04/01, 1997/01/31, KUNIMINE INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., Research Div. / Import-Export Div.

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School, Division of Biophere Sciences, Japan, 1997/04, 2000/03
  • Hiroshima University, Faculty of General Science, Japan, 1989/04, 1993/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Hiroshima University
  • Master, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Applied Biological Science : Department of Applied Biological Science
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Food and AgriLife Science
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Food and AgriLife Science

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Boundary agriculture;Insect science

Research Keywords

  • Chemical Ecology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ethology
  • Insect Physiology
  • Semiochemical
  • butterfly

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • West Japan Associations of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 2017
  • Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecology, 2001
  • International Society of Chemical Ecology, 2002
  • Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 1994
  • Entomological Society of Japan, 2000

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Organic Chemistry
  2. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Experimental Methods and Laboratory Work in Chemistry I
  3. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Experimental Methods and Laboratory Work in Chemistry II
  4. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  5. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Chemical Ecology
  6. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in Ecological Biochemistry
  7. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Academic Year, Graduation Thesis
  8. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Exercise (2)
  9. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation
  10. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Practice in Molecular and Applied Biosciences
  11. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation
  12. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Ecological Chemistry
  13. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Ecological Chemistry
  14. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Research Methods in Life Science
  15. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 1Term, Research Plans in Life Science
  16. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science A
  17. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science A
  18. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science B
  19. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science B
  20. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Food andAgriLife Science
  21. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Bioactive Natural Products Chemistry I
  22. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Bioactive Natural Products Chemistry II

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Quantitative assay of targeted proteome in tomato trichome glandular cells using a large-scale selected reaction monitoring strategy, Plant Methods, 15, 40, 20190424
  2. The role of N,N,N-trimethylglycine in oviposition of Eurema mandarina on Albizia julibrissin, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 45(4), 371-377, 20190422
  3. Challenges for application of plant growth promoting bacteria, Soil Microorganisms, 73(1), 5-9, 201904
  4. Response of neutrophilic Shewanella violacea to acid stress: growth rate, organic acid production, and gene expression, Extremophiles, 23(3), 319-326, 20190411
  5. Absence of cuticular alkenes allows lycaenid larvae to avoid predation by Formica japonica ants, Entomological Science, 22(2), 126-136, 20190411
  6. Oxygenated sesquiterpenoids characteristic of a male lycaenid butterfly Lycaeides argyrognomon praeterinsularis, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 81, 109-111, 201812
  7. HPLC profiles and spectroscopic data of cassane-type furanoditerpenoids, Data in Brief, 21, 1076-1078, 201812
  8. Hydroxylated furanoditerpenoids from pupal cases produced by the bruchid beetle Sulcobruchus sauteri inside the seeds of Caesalpinia decapetala, Phytochemistry, 156, 151-158, 201812
  9. Mitochondrial DNA and cuticular hydrocarbon analyses of Lethe diana (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae) inhabiting Mikura Island, Japan, Lepidoptera Science, 69(2), 49-52, 201810
  10. Sulfated purine alkaloid glycosides from the pupal case built by the brucid beetle Bruchidius dorsalis inside the seed of Gleditsia japonica, Chemistry & Biodiversity, 15(8), e1800154, 201808
  11. Behavioral change by mating in white small butterfly Pieris rapae, Agricultural Biotechnology, 2(6), 561-565, 201806
  12. Effects of mating on host selection by female small white butterflies Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY A-NEUROETHOLOGY SENSORY NEURAL AND BEHAVIORAL PHYSIOLOGY, 204(2), 245-255, 201802
  13. New prenylated ortho-dihydroxycoumarins from the fruits of Ficus nipponica, Chemistry & Biodiversity, 14(9), e1700196, 201709
  14. Ficusnotins A-F: Rare diarylbutanoids from the leaves of Ficus nota, Phytochemistry, 141, 98-104, 201709
  15. Volatile compounds from a Parnassiinae butterfly, Luehdorfia japonica (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae), Lepidoptera Science, 68(2), 61-64, 20170831
  16. Multisensory integration in Lepidoptera: Insights into flower-visitor interactions, Bioessays, 39(4), 1600086, 201704
  17. Production and sex-pheromonal activity of alkaloid-derived androconial compounds in the danaine butterfly, Parantica sita (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Danainae), Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 119(12), 1036-1059, 201612
  18. D-Pinitol in Fabaceae: an oviposition stimulant for the common grass yellow butterfly, Eurema mandarina, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 42(11), 1122-1129, 201611
  19. Volatile terpenoids from male wings lacking scent scales in Anthocharis scolymus (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), Applied Entomology and Zoology, 51(3), 385-392, 201609
  20. Structure revision of caesalpinistas A and B and isolation of a new furanoditerpenoid from the cotyledons of Caesalpinia decapetala var. japonica, Helvetica Chimica Acta, 99(2), 133-137, 201602
  21. Cassane diterpenoids from the roots of Caesalpinia decapetala var. japonica and structure revision of caesaljapin, Phytochemistry, 121(1), 50-57, 201601
  22. New oxygenated himachalenes in male-specific odor of the Chinese windmill butterfly, Byasa alcinous alcinous, Natural Product Research, 30(4), 406-411, 201601
  23. Semiochemical-mediated mating behavior in butterflies, Nature and Insect, 50(9), 4-8, 201508
  24. Morphological study of alar androconia in Celastrina butterflies, Entomological Science, 18(3), 353-359, 201507
  25. Plant scents modify innate colour preference in foraging swallowtail butterflies, Biology Letters, 11(7), 201506
  26. Male-specific epicuticular compounds of the sulfur butterfly Colias erate poliographus (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), Applied Entomology and Zoology, 50(2), 191-199, 201505
  27. Difference in the odors emitted by male adults of two subspecies of the swallowtail butterfly Byasa alcinous (Papilionidae), Lepidoptera Science, 66(1), 15-18, 201505
  28. Two lactones in the androconial scent of the lycaenid butterfly Celastrina argiolus ladonides, Naturwissenschaften, 100(4), 373-377, 201304
  29. Allelochemicals in Plant-Insect Interactions, Elsevier Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering, 201311
  30. Cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of Lycaeides subsolanus larvae and their attendant ants, Lepidoptera Science, 63(4), 186-190, 201212
  31. Procurement of exogenous ammonia by the swallowtail butterfly, Papilio polytes, for protein biosynthesis and sperm production, Naturwissenschaften, 99(9), 695-703, 201209
  32. The scent substances involved in food selection of adult butterflies, 255, 73-82, 201209
  33. Sexual dimorphism in scent substances and cuticular lipids of adult Papilio protenor butterflies, Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung C, 67(5-6), 331-341, 201206
  34. D-Pinitol as a key oviposition stimulant for sulfur butterfly, Colias erate: chemical basis for female acceptance of host- and non-host plants, Chemoecology, 22(1), 55-63, 201203
  35. Synergistic or Antagonistic Modulation of Oviposition Response of Two Swallowtail Butterflies, Papilio maackii and P. protenor, to Phellodendron amurense by Its Constitutive Prenylated Flavonoid, Phellamurin, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 37(6), 575-581, 201106
  36. Pungent odor of the adult skipper butterfly Erynnis montanus (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae), Applied Entomology and Zoology, 46(2), 281-286, 201105
  37. Plant-Insect interactions mediated by floral scents, 49(5), 313-319, 201105
  38. Divergent behavioral and electrophysiological taste responses in the mid-legs of adult butterflies, Vanessa indica and Argyreus hyperbius, Journal of Insect Physiology, 57(1), 118-126, 201101
  39. Behavioral and electroantennographic responsiveness of adult butterflies of six nymphalid species to food-derived volatiles, Chemoecology, 19(4), 227-234, 200912
  40. Cuticular hydrocarbons of larva and pupa of Reverdin's blue, Lycaeides argyrognomon (Lycaenidae) and its tending ants, Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan, 60(3), 203-210, 200909
  41. Tolerance to fermentation products in sugar reception: gustatory adaptation of adult butterfly proboscis for feeding on rotting foods, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 194(6), 545-555, 200805
  42. Fluorescent pupal secretion of the papilionid butterfly, Luehdorfia japonica, Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan, 59(2), 165-170, 200803
  43. Appraisal of the acceptability of subtropical rutaceous plants a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio protenor demetrius (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae), Applied Entomology and Zoology, 42(1), 121-128, 200702
  44. Major components in the hairpencil secretion of a butterfly, Euploea mulciber (Lepidoptera, Danaidae): Their origins and male behavioral responses to pyrrolizidine alkaloids, Journal of Insect Physiology, 52(10), 1043-1053, 200610
  45. From terpenoids to aliphatic acids: further evidence for late-instar switch in osmeterial defense as a characteristic trait of swallowtail butterflies in the tribe Papilionini, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 32(9), 1999-2012, 200609
  46. Foraging behavior of adult butterflies and its semiochemicals as olfactory signals, 23(3), 134-142, 200609
  47. Chemical composition of volatile substances from adults of the swallowtail, Papilio polytes (Lepidoptera : Papilionidae), Applied Entomology and Zoology, 40(3), 421-427, 200508
  48. Differential utilization of pyrrolizidine alkaloids by males of a danaid butterfly, Parantica sita, for the production of danaidone in the alar scent organ, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 31(4), 959-964, 200504
  49. Priority of color over scent during flower visitation by adult Vanessa indica butterflies, Oecologia, 142(4), 588-596, 200502
  50. Conduritols as oviposition stimulants for the danaid butterfly, Parantica sita, identified from a host plant, Marsdenia tomentosa, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 30(11), 2285-2296, 200411
  51. Feeding responses of adult butterflies, Nymphalis xanthomelas, Kaniska canace and Vanessa indica, to components in tree sap and rotting fruits: synergistic effects of ethanol and acetic acid on sugar responsiveness, Journal of Insect Physiology, 49(11), 1031-1038, 200311
  52. Oviposition stimulants for the tropical swallowtail butterfly, Papilio polytes, feeding on a rutaceous plant, Toddalia asiatica, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 29(7), 1621-1634, 200307
  53. 2-Nitroethenylbenzenes as natural products in millipede defense secretions, Naturwissenschaften, 89(7), 308-310, 200206
  54. 1-Octen-3-ol together with geosmin: new secretion compounds from a polydesmid millipede, Niponia nodulosa, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 28(12), 2595-2606, 200205
  55. Studies of the visual, olfactory and gustatory stimuli that release the foraging behavior of adult butterflies, 21, 39-46, 200204
  56. Species-specific chemical compositions of defense secretions from Parafontaria tonominea Attems and Riukiaria semicircularis semicircularis Takakuwa (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae), Applied Entomology and Zoology, 37(1), 73-78, 200202
  57. Identification of odoriferous compounds from adults of a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio machaon (Lepidoptera : Papilionidae), Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung C, 56(43051), 1126-1134, 2001
  58. Is androconial secretion of Pieris napi (Lepidoptera, Pieridae) chemically dimorphic?, Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan, 52(4), 309-312, 200109
  59. Sequestration of phenanthroindolizidine alkaloids by an Asclepiadaceae-feeding danaid butterfly, Ideopsis similis, Phytochemistry, 56(7), 697-701, 200104
  60. Oviposition-stimulatory activity of phenanthroindolizidine alkaloids of host-plant origin to a danaid butterfly, Ideopsis similis, Physiological Entomology, 26(1), 6-10, 200101
  61. Chemical nature of volatile compounds from the valvae and wings of male Delias butterflies (Lepidoptera : Pieridae), Entomological Science, 3(3), 427-432, 200010
  62. Identification of feeding attractants in oak sap for adults of two nymphalid butterflies, Kaniska canace and Vanessa indica, Physiological Entomology, 25(3), 281-287, 200009
  63. Floral scent of Osmanthus fragrans discourages foraging behavior of cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 26(3), 655-666, 200003
  64. The role of floral scent of the cherry tree, Prunus yedoensis, in the foraging behavior of Luehdorfia japonica (Lepidoptera : Papilionidae), Applied Entomology and Zoology, 34(3), 309-313, 199908
  65. Chemical and chromatic bases for preferential visiting by the cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae, to rape flowers, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 25(8), 1895-1906, 199908
  66. Flower-visiting behavior of butterflies guided by floral scents, The Nature & Insects, 34(6), 19-23, 199906
  67. Identification of floral volatiles from Ligustrum japonicum that stimulate flower-visiting by cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae, Journal of Chemical Ecology, 24(12), 2167-2180, 199812

Publications such as books

  1. 2018/02, Chemical Ecology of Insects - Applications and Associations with Plants and Microbes (Ed. by Tabata, J), Plant secondary metabolites in host selection of butterfly, CRC Press, 2018, 2, E, Hisashi Omura, other 16 persons, 9781498769402, 296, 24
  2. 2010/04, Allelochemicals in plant-insect interactions in Comprehensive Natural Products II Chemistry and Biology Volome 4: Chemical Ecology. pp.563-594, Elsevier Science, 2010, 4, English, Honda Keiichi, Omura Hisashi, Hori Masatoshi, Kainoh Yohichi, 9.78E+12, 7388
  3. 2008/10, Advanced Biomimetics Series 3 Insect Mimetics, NTS, 2008, 10, 日本語, 4860431976, 949, 754-761

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Plant chemicals as oviposition sitimulants and deterrents for butterflies, Omura Hisashi, 2017/03/28, With Invitation
  2. Sex pheromones of Papilio butterflies: the function of cuticular hydrocarbon in mating behavior, Omura Hisashi, 日本動物学会第86回新潟大会シンポジウム:ショウジョウバエと非モデル昆虫との相違点-化学受容、概日時計、記憶学習をテーマとして-, 2015/09/18, With Invitation
  3. Effect of dimethyl disulfide, present in larval frass odors, on host selection by female adults of Pieris rapae, Okumura Yukiko, Tamai, Sota, Fujii Taleshi, Isikawa Yukio, Omura Hisashi, Fujii Taleshi, Isikawa Yukio, the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, 2018/08/14, Without Invitation, International Society of Chemical Ecology, Budapest, Hungary
  4. Effects of mating on host selection of female small white butterfly Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), Yuki Itoh, Yukiko Okumura, Takeshi Itoh, Yukio Ishikawa, Hisashi Omura, The joint meeting of the 33rd annual meeting of the ISCE and the 9th meeting of the APACE, 2017/08/24, Without Invitation
  5. D-Pinitol involved in host recognition by common grass yellow, Eurema mandarina, toward leguminous plants, Hisashi Omura, Shin-ya Mukae, Yuika Matsumoto, Toshiki Ohashi, XXV International Congress of Entomology, 2016/09/27, Without Invitation, Orlando, Florida, USA
  6. Mating enhances behavioral and antennal responses of female small white butterfly Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) to host plant volatiles, Hisashi Omura, Yuki Itoh, Takeshi Fujii, Yukio Ishikawa, Takeshi Fujii, Ishikawa Yukio, International Society of Chemical Ecology 2015 Conference, 2015/06/29, Without Invitation, Stockholm, Sweden
  7. Precopulatory behavior of Papilio xuthus males: contact by forelegs, Hisashi Omura, Taro Noguchi, International Chemical Ecology Conference 2013, 2013, Without Invitation

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Editorial Board Member, 2018, 2019, The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology
  2. Councilor, 2018, 2021, Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecology
  3. councilor, 2017, 2021, Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecology
  4. Editorial Board Member, 2017, 2019, The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology
  5. Vice president of the Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Chugoku-branch, 2015, 2015, The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Chugoku-branch
  6. Board member of the Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Chugoku-branch, 2013, The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, Chugoku-branch
  7. Editorial board member of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 2012, 2015, The Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology
  8. Alumni association member of the faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences in Hiroshima University, 2000, Alumni association of the faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences in Hiroshima University

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. The joint meeting of the 33rd annual meeting of the ISCE and the 9th meeting of the APACE, one of the head organizers, 2017/08, 2017/08
  2. 2017/03, 2017/03
  3. 2016/03, 2016/03
  4. 2015/10, 2015/10
  5. 2015/03, 2015/03
  6. 2014/09
  7. 2014/03, 2014/03
  8. 2013/03
  9. 2012/03
  10. 2011/03
  11. 2010/03
  12. 2009/03
  13. 2008/03
  14. 2007/09
  15. 2007/03
  16. 2006/03
  17. 2005/09
  18. 2005/03
  19. 2004/03
  20. 2003/03