Reports on the current activity by "Young Initiative Researchers" employed under the “Initiative for the Promotion of Young Scientists’ Independent Research” program funded by Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology commissioned by the MEXT from FY2007 to 2011.


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【 Review and Others 】


Niwa R and Niwa YS
"Enzymes for ecdysteroid biosynthesis: their biological functions in insects and beyond." Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 78: 1283-1292(2014)


Yuko S. Niwa and Ryusuke Niwa
"Neural control of steroid hormone biosynthesis during development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster"Genes & Genetic Systems, 89(1)27-34 (2014)


Miura, K.*, & Tada, Y.
"Regulation of water, salinity, and cold stress responses by salicylic acid." Frontiers Plant Sci. 5 (4), 1-12.(2014)


Minori Onda and Ryusuke Niwa 
"An evolutionarily conserved molecular mechanism for the regulation of developmental timing: Lesson from the nematode C. elegans"
Seibutsu-Kagaku 64: 229-241(2013)


Kenji Miura
"Enhancement of cold tolerance and antioxidant activity in tomato"
Bioscience and Bioindustry,  Vol 71, No 1, pp.38-39  (2013)


Miura, K.*
" Nitrogen and Phosphorus Nutrition Under Salinity Stress" (book chapter 16)
Ecophysiology and Responses of Plants under Salt Stress (eds. Parvaiz Ahmad, M.M. Azooz, M.N.V. Prasad), pp. 425-441. Springer (2013)


Translated by Hori et al. 16 members (including Tanaka Kenta).
" Ecology, from individuals to ecosystem. " Kyoto University Press. 5 March 2012.


Ryusuke Niwa and Yosuke Umei

 "Potential of biosynthetic enzymes of insect molting hormones as targets for the insect growth regulator." (Review article in Japanese) Journal of Pesticide Science Society of Japan 37: 377-380.(2012)