URABE Misako




Research Fields, Keywords

freshwater biology, ecology, benthos, parasite, taxonomy

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Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Kyoto University  Faculty of Science  1989.03

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Kyoto University  Graduate School, Division of Natural Science  Doctor's Course  1996.03

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Environmental Science  Department of Ecosystemus Studies  Professor   2012.04 - Now

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Environmental Science  Department of Ecosystemus Studies  Associate Professor   2007.04 - 2012.03

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Environmental Science  Department of Ecosystemus Studies  Associate Professor (as old post name)   2005.04 - 2007.03

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Malacological Society of Japan

  • Japanese society of Parasitology

  • Ecology and civil engineering society

  • American Society of Parasitologists

  • Ecological society of Japan

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Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Ecology/Environment

  • Biodiversity/Systematics


Research theme 【 display / non-display

  • The influence of population genetic structures on the trematode susceptibility of snails endemic in Lake Biwa

    ecology, parasitology, endemism, host-parasite interaction, evolution

  • Ecological control of introduced bucephalid parasites pathogenic to freshwater fishes

    invasive species, fish disease, parasite

  • Taxonomy and life cycle studies of freshwater digeneans

    trematode, parasite, taxonomy, life cycle,biodiversity

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Phylogenetic analysis of the superfamily Hemiuroidea (Platyhelminthes, Neodermata: Trematoda) based on partial 28S rDNA sequences

    Sokolov S., Atopkin D., Urabe M., Gordeev I.

    Parasitology  Parasitology  146 (5)   596 - 603  2019.04

    10.1017/S0031182018001841  Joint Work  


    © Cambridge University Press 2018. In the present paper, the phylogenetic relationships between genera, subfamilies and families of the Hemiuroidea are explored. Twelve new sequences of 28 rDNA and data taken from GenBank (NSBI) on 43 species affiliated to 34 genera were included in the analysis. Most of the hemiuroidean trematodes form two highly supported clades (A and B), which are sister groups to each other. Hemipera manteri joined with Gonocerca spp. with moderate statistical support. This clade is basal relative to the clades A and B. Dilade A is polytomic and contains representatives of the families Accacoeliidae, Syncoeliidae, Didymozoidae, Hirudinellidae and Sclerodistomidae, and derogenid subfamilies Derogeninae and Halipeginae. At the same time, the Syncoeliidae, Hirudinellidae and Accacoeliidae form a well-supported monophyletic group. The phylogenetic relationship between Derogeninae and Halipeginae is poorly resolved. Dilade B unites the isoparorchiid, bunocotylid, lecithasterid and hemiurid trematodes. Our data re-establishes the family Bunocotylidae, which consists of two subfamilies, Opisthadeninae and Bunocotylinae, and the Machidatrema chilostoma + Hysterolecithoides frontilatus group. The Bunocotylidae is the sister group to the Hemiuridae + Lecithasteridae group and the Isoparorchiidae is a basal relative to the representatives of these three hemiuroid families.

  • Long-term dynamics of Metagonimus spp. (Trematoda; Digenea) in ayu fish (Plecoglossus altivelis) in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

    Urabe, M. and Kino, H

     陸水研究  5   00  2019

    Joint Work  Joint(The main charge)

  • Recent lake expansion triggered the adaptive radiation of freshwater snails in the ancient Lake Biwa.

    Miura, O., Urabe, M., Nishimura, T., Nakai, K., Chiba, S

     Evolution Letters    2018

    DOI:10.1002/evI3.92  Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • Unionid mussel composition and ditch environments in floodplain and alluvial fan geomorphic types: a case study of a Lake Biwa river basin.

    Nakano, M., Takakura, K., Morii, K., and Urabe, M

     Limnology  18   41 - 49  2017

    Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • Larval stages of Neoplagioporus elongatus (Goto and Ozaki, 1930) (Opecoelidae: Plagioporinae), with notes on potential second intermediate hosts.

    Yano, A. and Urabe, M

     Parasitology International  66   181 - 185  2017

    Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • Taxonomic tools for the identification of Allogenarchopsis bareilliensis n. sp. (Digenea: Hemiuroidea: Derogenidae) from Channa striata of Rohilkhand, India based on light and scanning electron microscopic studies.

    Gupta, N., Gupta, D., and Urabe, M.

     Journal of Parasitic Disease  41   29 - 39  2017

    Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • Experimental infection of the digeneans to some congeneric snail species radiated in a single water system: Relative importance of local evolution and phylogenetic constraint.

    Urabe, M.

     Parasitology International  65   221 - 226  2016

    Single Work  

  • Does cestode infection affect reproduction of the endangered golden venus chub, Hemigrammocypris neglectus ?

    Yoshimura, M., Miyata, A., Suzuki, N., and Urabe, M.

     Limnology  16   203 - 207  2015

    Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • The life cycle and molecular phylogeny of a gorgoderid trematode recorded from the mussel Nodularia douglasiae in the Yodo River, Japan.

    Urabe, M., Ishibashi, R. and Uehara, K.

     Parasitology International  64   26 - 32  2015

    Joint Work  Joint(The main charge)

  • The first report of three acanthocephalan parasite species isolated from Philippine fishes.

    Briones, J. C. A, Papa, R. D. S., Cauyan G. A. and Urabe , M.

     Helminthologia  52   384 - 389  2015

    Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Parasites of Limnoperna fortunei In: Boltovskoy, D. (ed.) Limnoperna fortunei: the Ecology, Distribution and Control of a Swiftly Spreading Invasive Fouling Mussel

    Baba, T. and Urabe, M

    Springer  2015

    Scholarly Book  Contributor

Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • 大阪府南河内地域におけるため池の現状と魚類相,およびカワバタモロコの生息状況

    吉村元貴, 浦部美佐子, 鈴木規慈

    地域自然史と保全  地域自然史と保全   137 - 144  2012.12

     Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)