Kurokawa Group • Genome Evolution Laboratory

Unveiling microbial community dynamics

Faculty




Research Summary

In our laboratory, we are interested in understanding about microbial genome evolution and microbial community dynamics, and we are currently reaching out in the following two major research directions; I. Facilitate the development of an integrated database “MicrobeDB.jp”, II. Microbial community dynamics. Our research interests blend a background in microbial genomics and metagenomics with bioinformatics and integrated database developments that are just now allowing the prospect of illuminating microbial community dynamics. We are trying to gain a better understanding of how microbial diversity maintain as well as how it emerged. We are also trying to propose a new evolutionary scenario by recovering DNA information from paleontological remains.

Exploring microbial diversity in a continental serpentinite-hosted hydrothermal system.

Publications

Yonezawa T, Segawa T, Mori H, Campos PF, Hongoh Y, Endo H, Akiyoshi A, Kohno N, Nishida S, Wu J, Jin H, Adachi J, Kishino H, Kurokawa K, Nogi Y, Tanabe H, Mukoyama H, Yoshida K, Rasoamiaramanana A, Yamagishi S, Hayashi Y, Yoshida A, Koike H, Akishinonomiya F, Willerslev E, Hasegawa M. Phylogenomics and Morphology of Extinct Paleognaths Reveal the Origin and Evolution of the Ratites. Curr Biol. 2017 Jan 9;27(1):68-77.

Mori H, Maruyama T, Yano M, Yamada T, Kurokawa K. VITCOMIC2: visualization tool for the phylogenetic composition of microbial communities based on 16S Selected Publications rRNA gene amplicons and metagenomic shotgun sequencing. BMC Syst Biol. 2018 Mar 19;12(Suppl 2):30.

Higashi K, Suzuki S, Kurosawa S, Mori H, Kurokawa K. Latent environment allocation of microbial community data. PLoS Comput Biol. 2018 Jun 6;14(6):e1006143.

Segawa T, Matsuzaki R, Takeuchi N, Akiyoshi A, Navarro F, Sugiyama S, Yonezawa T, Mori H. Bipolar dispersal of red-snow algae. Nat Commun. 2018 Aug 6;9(1):3094.


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