Recent Publications

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<Original articles in peer-reviewed journals>
  1. Hou, M., Akhtar, M. S., Hayashi, M., Ashino, R., Matsumoto-Oda, A., Hayakawa, T., Ishida, T, Melin, A. D., Imai, H. and *Kawamura, S. (2024 Apr 11). Reduction of bitter taste receptor gene family in folivorous colobine primates relative to omnivorous cercopithecine primates. Primates, 65: Online.

  2. Sakamoto, S., Matsushita, Y., Itoigawa, A., Ezawa, T., Fujitani, T., Takakura, K., Zhou, Y., Zhang, G., Grutzner, F., *Kawamura, S. and *Hayakawa, T. (2024 Jan 2). Color vision evolution in egg-laying mammals: insights from visual photoreceptors and daily activities of Australian echidnas. Zoological Letters, 10: 2.

  3. Suire, A., Kunita, I. Harel, R., Crofoot, M., Mutinda, M., Kamau, M., Hassel, J. M., Murray, S., Kawamura, S., *Matsumoto-Oda, A. (2023 Nov 8). Estimating individual exposure to predation risk in group-living baboons, Papio Anubis. PLoS ONE, 18(11): e0287357.

  4. *Hiramatsu, C., Takashima, T., Sakaguchi, H., Chen, X., Tajima, S., Seno, T. and Kawamura, S. (2023 Sep 13). Influence of colour vision on attention to, and impression of, complex aesthetic images. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 290 (2006): 20231332.

  5. *#Melin, A. D., *#Veilleux, C. C., Janiak, M. C., Hiramatsu, C., Sanchez-Solano, K. G., Lundeen, I. K., Webb, S. E., Williamson, R. E., Mah, M. A., Murillo-Chacon, E., Schaffner, C. M., Hernandez-Salazar, L., Aureli, F. and *Kawamura, S. (2022 Aug 31). Anatomy and dietary specialization influence sensory behaviour among sympatric primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 289 (1981): 20220847. #Equally contributed.

  6. *Munds, R. A., Cooper, E., Janiak, M. C., Lam, L. G., DeCasien, A., Surratt, S. B., Montague, M., Martinez, M., Cayo-Biobank-Research-Unit, Kawamura, S., *Higham, J. P. and *Melin, A. D. (2022 Aug). Variation and heritability of retinal cone ratios in a free-ranging population of rhesus macaques. Evolution, 76 (8): 1776-1789.

  7. Akhtar, M. S., Ashino, R., Oota, H., Ishida, H., Niimura, Y., Touhara, K., Melin, A. D. and *Kawamura, S. (2022 Jul 22). Genetic variation of olfactory receptor gene family in a Japanese population. Anthropological Science, 130 (2): 93-106.

  8. *Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Campos, F. A., Bergstrom, M. L., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M. (2022 July). Should I stay or should I go now: Dispersal decisions and reproductive success in male white-faced capuchins (Cebus imitator). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 76 (7): 88.

  9. Toda, Y., Hayakawa, T., Itoigawa, A., Kurihara, Y., Nakagita, T., Hayashi, M., Ashino, R., Melin, A. D., Ishimaru, Y., *Kawamura, S., *Imai, H., and *Misaka, T. (2021 Oct 25). Evolution of the primate glutamate taste sensor from a nucleotide sensor. Current Biology, 31 (20): 4641-4649.e5. Correction (2021 Oct 25). Current Biology 31 (20): 4675-4676.

  10. *Veilleux, C. C., Kawamura, S., Montague, M. J., Hiwatashi, T., Matsushita, Y., Fernandez-Duque, E., Link, A., Di Fiore, A., D. and *Max Snodderly, M. (2021 May). Color vision and niche partitioning in a diverse neotropical primate community in lowland Amazonian Ecuador. Ecology and Evolution, 11 (10): 5742-5758.

  11. *Orkin, J. D., Montague, M. J., Tejada-Martinez, D., de Manuel, M., del Campo, J., Hernandez, S. C., Di Fiore, A., Fontsere, C., Hodgson, J. A., Janiak, M. C., Kuderna, L. F. K., Lizano, E., Martin, M. P., Niimura, Y., Perry, G. H., Valverde, C. S., Tang, J., Warren, W. C., de Magalhaes, J. P., Kawamura, S., Marques-Bonet, T., Krawetz, R. and *Melin, A. D. (2021 Feb 16). The genomics of ecological flexibility, large brains, and long lives in capuchin monkeys revealed with fecalFACS. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118 (7): e2010632118.

  12. Hao, Q., Zheng, M., Weng, K., Hao, Y., Zhou, Y., Lin, Y., Gao, F., Kou, Z., Kawamura, S., Yao, K., Xu, P., Chen, J., *Zou, J. (2021 Jan 20. Crumbs proteins stabilize the cone mosaics of photoreceptors and improve vision in zebrafish. Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 48 (1): 52-62.

  13. *Nishikawa, M., Ferrer, N., Cheves, S., Lopez, R., Kawamura, S., Fedigan, L. M., Melin, A. D., Jack, K. M. (2020). Infant cannibalism in wild white-faced capuchin monkeys. Ecology and Evolution, 10 (23): 12679-12684.

  14. *Matsumoto, Y., Oda, S., Mitani, H. and *Kawamura, S. (2020). Orthologous divergence and paralogous anticonvergence in molecular evolution of triplicated green opsin genes in medaka fish, genus Oryzias. Genome Biology and Evolution, 12 (6): 911-923.

  15. Mackin, R. D., Frey, R. A., Gutierrez, C., Farre, A. A., Kawamura, S., Mitchell, D. M. and *Stenkamp, D. L. (2019). Endocrine regulation of multichromatic color vision. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116 (34): 16882-16891.

  16. *Melin, A. D., Nevo, O., Shirasu, M., Williamson, R. E., Garrett, E., Endo. M., Sakurai, K., Matsushita, Y., Touhara, K. and *Kawamura, S. (2019). Fruit scent and observer colour vision shape food-selection strategies in wild capuchin monkeys. Nature Communications, 10:2407.

  17. Kuroki-Kami, A., Nichuguti, N., Yatabe, H., Mizuno, S., Kawamura, S. and *Fujiwara, H. (2019). Targeted gene knockin in zebrafish using the 28S rDNA-specific non-LTR retrotransposon R2Ol. Mobile DNA, 10: 23.

  18. *Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M. and Kawamura, S. (2018). The effects of dispersal and reproductive patterns on the evolution of male sociality in white-faced capuchins.In Primate Life History, Sex Roles, and Adaptability - Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan (Kalbitzer, U. and Jack, K. M. eds.), pp. 117-132, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, Switzerland

  19. Sakai, Y., Kawamura, S. and *Kawata, M. (2018). Genetic and plastic variation in opsin gene expression, light sensitivity and female response to visual signals in the guppy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115 (48): 12247-12252.

  20. Hogan, J. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C., Kawamura, S. and *Melin, A. D. (2018). Trichromatic perception of flower colour improves resource detection among New World monkeys. Scientific Reports, 8: 10883.

  21. *Brasington, L. F., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S., Fedigan, L. M. and Jack, K. M. (2017). Infant mortality in white-faced capuchins: the impact of alpha male replacements. American Journal of Primatology, 79 (12): e22725.

  22. *Melin, A. D., Chiou, K. L., Walco, E. R., Bergstrom, M., L., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M. (2017). Trichromacy increases fruit intake rates of wild capuchins (Cebus capucinus imitator). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114 (39): 10402-10407.

  23. Jinam, T. A., Phipps, M. E., Aghakhanian, F., Majumder, P. P., Datar, F., Stoneking, M., Sawai, H., Nishida, N., Tokunaga, K., Kawamura, S., Omoto, K. and *Saitou, N. (2017). Discerning the origins of the Negritos, first Sundaland people: deep divergence and archaic admixture. Genome Biology and Evolution, 9 (8):2013-2022.

  24. Koganebuchi, K., Haneji, K., Toma, T., Joh, K., Soejima, H., Fujimoto, K., Ishida, H., Ogawa, M., Hanihara, T., Harada, S., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2017). The allele frequency of ALDH2*Glu504Lys and ADH1B*Arg47His for the Ryukyu islanders and their history of expansion among East Asians. American Journal of Human Biology, 29 (2), e22933.

  25. *Melin, A. D., Khetpal, V., Matsushita, Y., Zhou, K., Campos, F. A., Welker, B. and Kawamura, S. (2017). Howler monkey foraging ecology suggests convergent evolution of routine trichromacy as an adaptation for folivory. Ecology and Evolution, 7 (5): 1421-1434. Journal Cover Image

  26. *Kalbitzer, U., Bergstrom, M. L., Carnegie, S. D., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S., Campos, F. A., Jack, K. M. and Fedigan, L. M. (2017). Female sociality and sexual conflict shape offspring survival in a Neotropical primate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114 (8): 1892-1897. New Scientist 6 Feb 2017, PHYS ORG 7 Feb 2017

  27. *Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M., Campos, F. A., Yashima, A. S., Bergstrom, M. L., Hiwatashi, T., Kawamura, S. (2017). Inbreeding avoidance and female mate choice shape reproductive skew in capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus imitator). Molecular Ecology, 26 (2): 653-667. Journal Cover Image

  28. Tsutsui, K., Otoh, M., Sakurai, K., Suzuki-Hashido, N., Hayakawa, T., Misaka, T., Ishimaru, Y., Aurel, F., Melin, A. D., *Kawamura, S. and *Imai, H. (2016). Variation in ligand responses of the bitter taste receptors TAS2R1 and TAS2R4 among New World monkeys. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16: 208. Video

  29. Katsumura, T., Fukuyo, Y., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2016). A comparative study on the regulatory region of the PERIOD1 gene among diurnal/nocturnal primates. Journal of Physiological Anthropology, 35: 21. Equally contributed.

  30. *Kawamura, S., Kasagi, S., Kasai, D., Tezuka, A., Shoji, A., Takahashi, A., Imai, H. and Kawata, M. (2016). Spectral sensitivity of guppy visual pigments reconstituted in vitro to resolve association of opsins with cone cell types. Vision Research, 127: 67-73.

  31. *Sargeant, E. J., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S., Jack, K. M. and Fedigan, L. M. (2016). Paternal kin recognition and infant care in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). American Journal of Primatology, 78 (6): 659-668.

  32. Sakai, Y., Ohtsuki, H., Kasagi, S., Kawamura, S. and *Kawata, M. (2016). Effects of light environment during growth on the expression of cone opsin genes and behavioral spectral sensitivities in guppies (Poecilia reticulata). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16: 106.

  33. *Melin, A. D., Wells, K., Moritz, G. L., Kistler, L., Orkin, J. D., Timm, R. M., Bernard, H., Lakim, M. B., Perry, G. H., Kawamura, S. and *Dominy, N. J. (2016). Euarchontan opsin variation brings new focus to primate origins. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 33 (4): 1029-1041.

  34. *Tsujimura, T., Masuda, R., Ashino, R. and *Kawamura, S. (2015). Spatially differentiated expression of quadruplicated green-sensitive RH2 opsin genes in zebrafish is determined by proximal regulatory regions and gene order to the locus control region. BMC Genetics, 16: 130.

  35. *Sargeant, E. J., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M. (2015). Allonursing in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) provides evidence for cooperative care of infants. Behaviour, 152 (12-13): 1841-1869.

  36. Mitchell, D. M., Stevens, C. B., Frey, R. A., Hunter, S. S., Ashino, R., Kawamura, S. and *Stenkamp, D. L. (2015). Retinoic acid signaling regulates differential expression of the tandemly-duplicated long wavelength-sensitive cone opsin genes in zebrafish. PLoS Genetics, 11 (8): e1005483.

  37. Nakagome, S., Sato, T., Ishida, H., Hanihara, T., Yamaguchi, T., Kimura, R., *Mano, S., *Oota, H., Omoto, K., Tokunaga, K., Saitou, N., Kawamura, S., Tanabe, H., Umetsu, K., Tajima, A., Osada, N., Yamamoto, T., Ohashi, J., Suto, Y., Nishida, N., Sakate, R. and Sawai, H. (2015). Model-based verification of hypotheses on the origin of modern Japanese revisited by Bayesian inference based on genome-wide SNP data. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 32 (6): 1533-1543.

  38. *Kasagi, S., Mizusawa, K., Murakami, N., Andoh, T., Furufuji, S., Kawamura, S. and Takahashi, A. (2015). Molecular and functional characterization of opsins in barfin flounder (Verasper moseri). Gene, 556 (2): 182-191.

  39. Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Nakagome, S., Hanihara, T., Kataoka, H., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2014). Natural allelic variations of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes pleiotropically affect sexual dimorphism in Oryzias latipes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281 (1797): 20142259.

  40. *Schoof, V. A. M., Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M., Ziegler, T. E. and Kawamura, S. (2014). Infanticides during periods of social stability: kinship, resumption of ovarian cycling, and mating access in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). Neotropical Primates, 21 (2): 192-196.

  41. Tezuka, A., Kasagi, S., van Oosterhout, C., McMullan, M., Iwasaki, W. M., Kasai,D., Yamamichi, M., Innan, H., *Kawamura, S. and *Kawata, M. (2014). Divergent selection for opsin gene variation in guppy (Poecilia reticulata) populations of Trinidad and Tobago. Heredity, 113 (5): 381-389.

  42. *Wikberg, E. V., Jack, K. M., Campos, F. A., Fedigan, L. M., Sato, A., Bergstrom, M. L., Hiwatashi, T. and Kawamura, S. (2014). The effect of male parallel dispersal on the kin composition of groups in white-faced capuchins. Animal Behaviour, 96: 9-17.

  43. *Takezawa, Y., Kato, K., Oota. H., Caulfield, T., Fujimoto, A., Honda, F., Kamatani, N., Kawamura, S., Kawashima, K., Kimura, R., Matsumae, H., Saito, A., Savage, P. E., Seguchi, N., Shimizu, K., Terao, S., Yamaguchi-Kabata, Y., Yasukouchi, A., Yoneda, M. and Tokunaga, K. (2014). Correspondence: Human genetic research, race, ethnicity and the labeling of populations: recommendations based on an interdisciplinary workshop in Japan. BMC Medical Ethics, 15: 33.

  44. Matsumoto, Y., Hiramatsu, C., Matsushita, Y., Ozawa, N., Ashino, R., Nakata, M., Kasagi, S., Di Fiore, A. Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., Melin, A. D. and *Kawamura, S. (2014). Evolutionary renovation of L/M opsin polymorphism confers a fruit discrimination advantage to ateline New World monkeys. Molecular Ecology, 23 (7): 1799-1812.

  45. Matsushita, Y., Oota, H., Welker, B. J., Pavelka, M. S. and *Kawamura, S. (2014). Color vision variation as evidenced by hybrid L/M opsin genes in wild populations of trichromatic Alouatta New World monkeys. International Journal of Primatology, 35 (1): 71-87.

  46. *Melin, A. D., Hiramatsu, C., Parr, N. A., Matsushita, Y., Kawamura, S. and Fedigan, L. M. (2014). The behavioral ecology of color vision: considering fruit conspicuity, detection distance and dietary importance. International Journal of Primatology, 35 (1): 258-287.

  47. *Fedigan, L. M., Melin, A. D., Addicott, J. F. and Kawamura, S. (2014). The heterozygote superiority hypothesis for polymorphic color vision is not supported by long-term fitness data from wild Neotropical monkeys. PLoS One, 9 (1): e84872.

  48. Suzuki, S. C., Bleckert, A., Williams, P. R., Takechi, M., Kawamura, S. and *Wong, R. O. L. (2013). Cone photoreceptor types in zebrafish are generated by symmetric terminal divisions of dedicated precursors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 (37): 15109-15114.

  49. *Aureli, F., Di Fiore, A., Murillo-Chacon, E., Kawamura, S. and Schaffner, C. M. (2013). Male philopatry in spider monkeys revisited. American Journal of Physical Anthropology., 152 (1): 86-95.

  50. *Melin, A. D., Matsushita, Y., Moritz, G. L., Dominy, N. J. and *Kawamura, S. (2013). Inferred L/M cone opsin polymorphism of ancestral tarsiers sheds dim light on the origin of anthropoid primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280 (1759): 20130189. Journal Cover Image. The New York Times, 1 April 2013.

  51. Fang, W., Bonaffini, S., Zou, J., Wang, X., Zhang, C., Tsujimura, T., Kawamura, S. and *Wei, X. (2013). Characterization of transgenic zebrafish lines that express GFP in the retina, pineal gland, olfactory bulb, hatching gland, and optic tectum. Gene Expression Patterns, 13 (5-6): 150-159.

  52. Japanese Archipelago Human Population Genetics Consortium: Jinam, T., Nishida, N., Hirai, M., Kawamura, S., Oota, H., Umetsu, K., Kimura, R., Ohashi, J., Tajima, A., Yamamoto, T., Tanabe, H., Mano, S., Suto, Y., Kaname, T., Naritomi, K., Yanagi, K., Niikawa, N., *Omoto, K., *Tokunaga, K. and *Saitou, N. (2012). The history of human populations in the Japanese Archipelago inferred from genomewide SNP data with a special reference to the Ainu and the Ryukyuan populations. Journal of Human Genetics, 57 (12): 787-795.

  53. Koganebuchi, K., Katsumura, T., Nakagome, S., Ishida, H., Kawamura, S., *Oota, H. and The Asian Archival DNA Repository Consortium (2012). Autosomal and Y-chromosomal STR markers reveal a close relationship between Hokkaido Ainu and Ryukyu islanders. Anthropological Science, 120 (3): 199-208.

  54. *Li, Y. N., Tsujimura, T., Kawamura, S. and Dowling, J. E. (2012). Bipolar cell-photoreceptor connectivity in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) retina. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 520 (16): 3786-3802.

  55. Nakagome, S., Mano, S., Kozlowski, L., Bujnicki, J. M., Shibata, H., Fukumaki, Y., Kidd, J. R., Kidd, K. K., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2012). Crohn's disease risk alleles on the NOD2 locus have been maintained by natural selection on standing variation. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29 (6): 1569-1585.

  56. Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Tsukamoto, K., Sekiya, Y., Yamashita, T., Aso, M., Hata, M., Nonaka, M., Mano, S., Ishida, H., Mitani, H., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2012). A population genetic study on the relationship between medaka fish and the spread of wet-rice cultivation across the Japanese archipelago. Anthropological Science, 120 (1): 81-89.

  57. Wu, P. C., Chen, J.-B., Kawamura, S., Roos, C., Merker, S., Shih, C.-C., Hsu, B.-D., Lim, C. and *Chang, T. W. (2012). The IgE gene in primates exhibits extraordinary evolutionary diversity. Immunogenetics, 64 (4): 279-287.

  58. *Melin, A. D., Moritz, G. L., Fosbury, R. A. E., Kawamura, S. and *Dominy, N. J. (2012). Commentary: Why aye-ayes see blue. American Journal of Primatology, 74 (3):185-192.

  59. Hiwatashi, T., Mikami, A., Katsumura, T., Suryobroto, B., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D., Malaivijitnond, S., Siriaroonrat, B., Oota, H., Goto, S. and *Kawamura, S. (2011). Gene conversion and purifying selection shape nucleotide variation in gibbon L/M opsin genes. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11: 312.

  60. *Miyazaki, T., Nakata, M., Kasagi, S., Iwami, T., Yamauchi, M. and Kawamura, S. (2011). Molecular cloning of ultraviolet-sensitive visual pigment in juvenile Champsocephalus gunnari (Channichthyidae). Polar Biology, 34 (2): 235-242.

  61. Tsujimura, T., Hosoya, T. and *Kawamura, S. (2010). A single enhancer regulating the differential expression of duplicated red-sensitive opsin genes in zebrafish. PLoS Genetics, 6 (12): e1001245.

  62. *Allison, W. T., Barthel, L. K., Skebo, K. M., Takechi, M., Kawamura, S. and Raymond, P. A. (2010). Ontogeny of cone photoreceptor mosaics in zebrafish. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 518 (20): 4182-4195.

  63. Matsukusa, H., *Oota, H., Haneji, K., Toma, T., Kawamura, S. and Ishida, H. (2010). A genetic analysis of the Sakishima islanders reveals no relationship with Taiwan aborigines but shared ancestry with ainu and main-island Japanese. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 142 (2): 211-223.

  64. *Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Young, H. C. and Kawamura, S. (2010). Can color vision variation explain sex differences in invertebrate foraging by capuchin monkeys? Current Zoology, 56 (3): 300-312.

  65. Nakagome, S., Takeyama, Y., Mano, S., Sakisaka, S., Matsui, T., Kawamura, S. and *Oota, H. (2010). Population-specific susceptibility to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis; dominant and recessive relative risks in the Japanese population. Annals of Human Genetics, 74 (2): 126-136.

  66. Hiwatashi, T., Okabe, Y., Tsutsui, T., Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Oota, H., Schaffner, C. M., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L. M., Innan, H. and *Kawamura, S. (2010). An explicit signature of balancing selection for color-vision variation in New World monkeys. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 27 (2): 453-464.

  67. *Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C., Hiwatashi, T., Parr, N. and *Kawamura, S. (2009). Fig foraging by dichromatic and trichromatic white-faced capuchin monkeys in a tropical dry forest. International Journal of Primatology, 30 (6): 753-775.

  68. *Kimura, R., Yamaguchi, T., Takeda, M., Kondo, O., Toma, T., Haneji, K., Hanihara, T., Matsukusa, H., Kawamura, S., Maki, K., Osawa, M., Ishida, H., Oota, H. (2009). A common variation in EDAR is a genetic determinant of shovel-shaped incisors. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 85 (4): 528-535.

  69. Katsumura, T., Oda, S., Mano, S., Suguro, N., Watanabe, K., Mitani, H., *Oota, H. and Kawamura, S. (2009). Genetic differentiation among local populations of medaka fish (Oryzias latipes) evaluated through grid- and deme-based sampling. Gene, 443 (1-2): 170-177.

  70. Matsumoto, Y., *Oota, H., Asaoka, Y., Nishina, H., Watanabe, K., Bujnicki, J. M., Oda, S., Kawamura, S. and *Mitani, H. (2009). Medaka: a promising model animal for comparative population genomics. BMC Research Notes, 2: 88.

  71. Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Vorobyev, M., and *Kawamura, S. (2009). Interplay of olfaction and vision in fruit foraging of spider monkeys. Animal Behaviour, 77 (6): 1421-1426.

  72. Takechi, M., Seno, S. and *Kawamura, S. (2008). Identification of cis-acting elements repressing blue opsin expression in zebrafish UV cones and pineal cells. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 283 (46): 31625-31632.

  73. Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Aureli, F., Schaffner, C. M., Vorobyev, M., Matsumoto, Y. and *Kawamura, S. (2008). Importance of achromatic contrast in short-range fruit foraging of primates. PLoS One, 3 (10): e3356.

  74. *Kozmik, Z., Ruzickova, J., Jonasova, K., Matsumoto, Y., Vopalensky, P., Kozmikova, I., Strnad, H., Kawamura, S., *Piatigorsky, J., Paces, V. and *Cestmir, V. (2008). Assembly of the cnidarian camera-type eye from vertebrate-like components. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 (26): 8989-8993.

  75. *Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C. and *Kawamura, S. (2008). Polymorphic color vision in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus): Is there foraging niche divergence among phenotypes? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62 (5): 659-670.

  76. *Fukamachi, S., Kinoshita, M., Tsujimura, T., Shimada, A., Oda, S., Shima, A., Meyer, A., Kawamura, S. and Mitani, H. (2008). Rescue from oculocutaneous albinism type 4 using medaka slc45a2 cDNA driven by its own promoter. Genetics, 178 (2): 761-769.

  77. Tsujimura, T., Chinen, A. and *Kawamura, S. (2007). Identification of a locus control region for quadruplicated green-sensitive opsin genes in zebrafish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104 (31): 12813-12818. Brief Summary

  78. *Kawata, M., Shoji A., Kawamura, S. and Seehausen, O. (2007). A genetically explicit model of speciation by sensory drive within a continuous population in aquatic environments. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7: 99.

  79. *Melin, A. D., Fedigan, L. M., Hiramatsu, C., Sendall, C. and *Kawamura, S. (2007). Effects of colour vision phenotype on insect capture by a free-ranging population of white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). Animal Behaviour, 73 (1): 205-214. ScienceNOW Daily News, 9 January 2007. DISCOVER, 2 April 2007. Brief Summary

  80. *Wei, X., Zou, J., Takechi, M., Kawamura, S. and Li, L. (2006). Nok plays an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the outer nuclear layer in the zebrafish retina. Experimental Eye Research, 83 (1): 31-44.

  81. Matsumoto, Y., Fukamachi, S., Mitani, H. and *Kawamura, S. (2006). Functional characterization of visual opsin repertoire in Medaka (Oryzias latipes). Gene, 371 (2): 268-278. Brief Summary

  82. Hiramatsu, C., Tsutsui, T., Matsumoto, Y., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L. M. and *Kawamura, S. (2005). Color vision polymorphism in wild capuchins (Cebus capucinus) and spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in Costa Rica. American Journal of Primatology, 67 (4): 447-461. Brief Summary

  83. *Saito, A., *Mikami, A., *Kawamura, S., Ueno, Y., Hiramatsu, C., Widayati, K. A., Suryobroto, B., Teramoto, M., Mori, Y., Nagano, K., Fujita K., Kuroshima, H. and Hasegawa, T. (2005). Advantage of dichromats over trichromats in discrimination of color-camouflaged stimuli in non-human primates. American Journal of Primatology, 67 (4): 425-436. Brief Summary

  84. *Saito, A., *Kawamura, S., *Mikami, A., Ueno, Y., Hiramatsu C., Koida, K., Fujita, K., Kuroshima, H. and Hasegawa, T. (2005). Demonstration of genotype-phenotype correlation in polymorphic color vision of a non-callitrichine New World monkey, capuchin (Cebus apella). American Journal of Primatology, 67 (4): 471-485.

  85. *Kawamura, S., Takeshita, K., Tsujimura, T., Kasagi, S. and Matsumoto, Y. (2005). Evolutionary conserved and divergent regulatory sequences in the fish rod opsin promoter. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part B, 141 (4): 391-399.

  86. Nagao, K., Takenaka, N., Hirai, M. and *Kawamura, S. (2005). Coupling and decoupling of evolutionary mode between X- and Y-chromosomal red-green opsin genes in owl monkeys. Gene, 352: 82-91. Brief Summary

  87. Chinen, A., Matsumoto, Y. and *Kawamura, S. (2005). Reconstitution of ancestral green visual pigments of zebrafish and molecular mechanism of their spectral differentiation. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 22 (4): 1001-1010. Brief Summary

  88. Takechi, M. and *Kawamura, S. (2005). Temporal and spatial changes in the expression pattern of multiple red and green subtype opsin genes during zebrafish development. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 208 (7): 1337-1345. Brief Summary

  89. Chinen, A., Matsumoto, Y. and *Kawamura, S. (2005). Spectral differentiation of blue opsins between phylogenetically close but ecologically distant goldfish and zebrafish. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280 (10):9460-9466.

  90. Kim, I.-C., Kim, Y. J., Yoon, Y.-D., Kawamura, S., Lee, Y.-S. and *Lee, J.-S. (2004). Cloning of cytochrome P450 1A (CYP1A) genes from the hermaphrodite fish Rivulus marmoratus and the Japanese medaka Oryzias latipes. Marine Environmental Research, 58 (2-5):125-129.

  91. Hiramatsu, C., Radlwimmer, F. B., Yokoyama, S. and *Kawamura S. (2004). Mutagenesis and reconstitution of middle-to-long-wave-sensitive visual pigments of New World monkeys for testing the tuning effect of residues at sites 229 and 233. Vision Research, 44 (19): 2225-2231. Brief Summary

  92. *Kawamura, S. and Kubotera, N. (2004). Ancestral loss of short wave-sensitive cone visual pigment in lorisiform prosimians, contrasting with its strict conservation in other prosimians. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 58 (3): 314-321.

  93. *Kawamura, S. and Kubotera, N. (2003). Absorption spectra of reconstituted visual pigments of a nocturnal prosimian, Otolemur crassicaudatus. Gene, 321:131-135.

  94. Takechi, M., Hamaoka, T. and *Kawamura, S. (2003). Fluorescence visualization of ultraviolet-sensitive cone photoreceptor development in living zebrafish. FEBS Letters, 553 (1-2): 90-94. Brief Summary

  95. Chinen, A., Hamaoka, T., Yamada, Y. and *Kawamura, S. (2003). Gene duplication and spectral diversification of cone visual pigments of zebrafish. Genetics, 163 (2): 663-675. Brief Summary

  96. Hamaoka, T., Takechi, M., Chinen, A., Nishiwaki, Y. and *Kawamura, S. (2002). Visualization of rod photoreceptor development using GFP-transgenic zebrafish. Genesis, 34 (3): 215-220. Brief Summary

  97. *Kawamura, S., Takenaka, N., Hiramatsu, C., Hirai, M. and Takenaka, O. (2002). Y-chromosomal red-green opsin genes of nocturnal New World monkey. FEBS Letters, 530 (1-3): 70-72. Brief Summary

  98. *Kawamura, S., Hirai, M., Takenaka, O., Radlwimmer, F. B. and Yokoyama, S. (2001). Genomic and spectral analyses of long to middle wavelength-sensitive visual pigments of common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). Gene, 269 (1-2): 45-51. Brief Summary

<Journal Reviews written in English>
  1. *Kawamura, S. (2024). Through cross-disciplinary collaboration. Primates, 65 (1): 7-13.

  2. *Melin. A. D., Hogan, J. D., Campos, F. A., Wikberg, E., King-Bailey, G., Webb, S., Kalbitzer, U., Asensio, N., Murillo-Chacon, E., Hernandez, S. C., Chavarria, A. G., Schaffner, C. M., Kawamura, S., Aureli, F., Fedigan, L., Jack, K. M. (2020). Primate life history, social dynamics, ecology, and conservation: contributions from long-term research in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Biotropica, 52 (6): 1041-1064.

  3. *Kawamura, S. (2016). Color vision diversity and significance in primates inferred from genetic and field studies. Genes & Genomics, 38 (9): 779-791.

<Book Chapter Reviews written in English>
  1. *Kawamura, S. (2018). Color vision genetics learned from New World monkeys in Santa Rosa, Costa Rica.In Primate Life History, Sex Roles, and Adaptability - Essays in Honour of Linda M. Fedigan (Kalbitzer, U. and Jack, K. M. eds.), pp. 257-277, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, Switzerland

  2. *Kawamura, S. and *Melin, A. D. (2017). Evolution of genes for color vision and the chemical senses in primates. In: Evolution of the Human Genome I: The Genome and Genes (Saitou, N. ed.), pp. 181--216, Springer Japan, Tokyo, Japan.

  3. *Melin, A. D., Hiramatsu, C., Fedigan, L. M., Schaffner, C. M, Aureli, F. and *Kawamura, S. (2012). Polymorphism and adaptation of primate colour vision. In: Evolutionary Biology: Mechanisms and Trends (Pontarotti, P. ed.), pp. 225-241, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany.

  4. *Kawamura, S., Hiramatsu, C., Melin, A. D., Schaffner, C. M, Aureli, F. and Fedigan, L. M. (2012). Polymorphic color vision in primates: evolutionary considerations. In: Post-Genome Biology of Primates (Hirai, H., Imai, H. and Go, Y. eds.), pp. 93-120, Springer, Tokyo, Japan.

  5. *Kawamura, S. (2011). Evolutionary diversification of visual opsin genes in fish and primates. In: From Genes to Animal Behavior: Social Structures, Personalities, Communication by Color (Inoue-Murayama, M., Kawamura, S. and Weiss, A. eds.), pp. 329-349, Springer, Tokyo, Japan.

[Publication list of Shoji Kawamura is here]