Yoshinobu Hayashi

Dr Yoshinobu Hayashi

Yoshi has returned to Japan after spending two years as part of the MEEP lab.

After completing his PhD in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Ibaraki University, Yoshi worked as a scientific officer at RIKEN (Wako, Japan) and the National Institute of Agrobiological Science (Tsukuba, Japan).

He was then awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Graduate School of Environmental Science at Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan).

In Sydney, Yoshi studied termite transcriptomes, supported by an International Postdoctoral Fellowship from Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science.

Sorting termites for transport

Sorting termites for transport


Kitade O, Hoshi M, Odaira S, Asano A, Shimizu M, Hayashi Y, Lo N (2011) Evidence for genetically influenced caste determination in phylogenetically diverse species of the termite genus Reticulitermes. Biology Letters, 7: 257-260

Fujita A, Hojo M, Aoyagi M, Hayashi Y, Arakawa G, Tokuda G, Watanabe H (2010) Details of the digestive system in the midgut of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. Journal of Wood Science, 56: 222-226

Kitade O, Miyata H, Hoshi M, Hayashi Y (2010) Sex ratios and caste compositions in field colonies of the termite Reticulitermes speratus in Eastern Japan. Sociobiology, 55: 379-386.

Lo N, Hayashi Y, Kitade O (2009) Should environmental caste determination be assumed for termites? The American Naturalist, 173: 848-853.

Watanabe H, Tokuda G, Aoyagi T, Fujita A, Hojo M, Hayashi Y, Arakawa G (2009) Reconstruction and mimicking of the termite midgut as a micro-scale biomass conversion system. Biotechnology of Lignocellulose Degradation and Biomass Utilization: Proceedings of Mie Bioforum 2008, pp 16-20

Tokuda G, Lo N, Takase A, Yamada A, Hayashi Y, Watanabe H (2008) Purification and partial genome characterization of the bacterial endosymbiont Blattabacterium cuenoti, from the fat bodies of cockroaches. BMC Research Notes, 1, e118

Hayashi Y, Lo N, Miyata H, Kitade O (2007) Sex-linked genetic influence on caste determination in a termite. Science, 318: 985-987

Hayashi Y, Miyata H, Kitade O (2006) Parthenogenesis by neotenic reproductives of Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from various regions in Japan. Sociobiology, 48: 849-859

Hayashi Y, Kitade O, Gonda M, Kondo T, Miyata H, Urayama K (2005) Diverse colony genetic structures in the Japanese subterranean termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology, 46: 175-184.

Kitade O, Hayashi Y, Kikuchi Y, Kawarasaki S (2004) Distribution and composition of colony founding association of a subterranean termite, Reticulitermes kanmonensis. Entomological Science 7: 1-7

Hayashi Y, Kitade O, Kojima J (2003) Parthenogenetic reproduction in neotenics of the subterranean termite Reticulitermes speratus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Entomological Science, 6: 253- 257

Hayashi Y, Kitade O, Kojima J (2002) Microsatellite loci in the Japanese subterranean termite, Reticulitermes speratus. Molecular Ecology Notes, 2: 518-520

Kitade O, Hayashi Y (2002) Localized distribution of an alien termite Reticulitermes kanmonensis (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Entomological Science, 5: 197-201.