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Takai, Ken

Takai, Ken
Takai, Ken


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Main Publication List and Awards

Main Publication List

1. Manabu Nishizawa, Junichi Miyazaki, Akiko Makabe, Keisuke Koba, Ken Takai,Physiological and isotopic characteristics of nitrogen fixation by hyperthermophilic methanogens: Key insights into nitrogen anabolism of the microbial communities in Archean hydrothermal systems.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2014.04.021 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016703714002634

2. K Takai, K Horikoshi (1999) Genetic diversity of archaea in deep-sea hydrothermal vent environments. Genetics 152 (4), 1285-1297

3. K Takai, DP Moser, M DeFlaun, TC Onstott, JK Fredrickson (2001) Archaeal diversity in waters from deep South African gold mines. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67 (12), 5750-5760

4. BJ Campbell, AS Engel, ML Porter, K Takai (2006) The versatile e-proteobacteria: key players in the sulphur cycle. Nature Reviews Microbiology 4, 458-468

5. K Takai, T Komatsu, F Inagaki, K Horikoshi (2001) Distribution of archaea in a black smoker chimney structure. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67 (8), 3618-3629

6. K Takai, K Nakamura, T Toki, U Tsunogai, M Miyazaki, J Miyazaki, H Hirayama … (2008) Cell proliferation at 122 C and isotopically heavy CH4 production by a hyperthermophilic methanogen under high-pressure cultivation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105 (31), 10949-10954.

7. K Takai, T Gamo, U Tsunogai, N Nakayama, H Hirayama, KH Nealson, K Horikoshi (2004) Geochemical and microbiological evidence for a hydrogen-based, hyperthermophilic subsurface lithoautotrophic microbial ecosystem (HyperSLiME) beneath an active deep-sea hydrothermal field. Extremophiles 8 (4), 269-282.

8. K Takai, K Nakamura, K Suzuki, F Inagaki, KH Nealson, H Kumagai (2006) Ultramafics-Hydrothermalism-Hydrogenesis-HyperSLiME (UltraH3) linkage: a key insight into early microbial ecosystem in the Archean deep-sea hydrothermal systems. Paleontological Research 10 (4), 269-282.

9. K Takai, K Nakamura (2011) Archaeal diversity and community development in deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Current opinion in microbiology 14 (3), 282-291.


2002 1st Research Award of Japanese Society ofr Extremophiles

2004 1st JAMSTEC interdisciplinary research award

2006 1st JAMSTEC System Earth Science award

2012 8th JSPS Prize

2012 8th Japan Academy Prize

2012 Grand Prix Change Maker of the Year 2012