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Toho University
Faculty of Science
Department of Environmental Science
Laboratory of aquatic ecology

Miyama2-2-1, Funabashi,
Chiba, 274-8510 Japan

E-mail: mycoloop@gmail.com


  1. Maiko Kagami, Yasumichi Motoki, Hélène Masclaux, Alexandre Bec (2017) Carbon and nutrients of indigestible pollen are transferred to zooplankton by chytrid fungi. Freshwater Biology (accepted).
  2. Kimiyo Matsukura, Dai Hirose, Maiko Kagami, Takashi Osono, Yuichi Yamaoka (2016) Geographical distrubutions of rhytismataceaous fungi on Camellia japonica leaf litter in Japan. Fungal Ecology (accepted).
  3. Kensuke Seto, Maiko Kagami, Yosuke Degawa (2016) Phylogenic Position of Parasitic Chytrids on Diatoms: Characterization of a Novel Clade in Chytridiomycota. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology (accepted).
  4. Michelle Maier, Kimiko Uchii, Tawnya Peterson, and Maiko Kagami* (2016) Evaluation of Daphnid Grazing on Microscopic Zoosporic Fungi using Comparative CT qPCR. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82* 3868-3874 (*corresponding author).
  5. Hans-Peter Grossart, Christian Wurzbacher, Timothy James, Maiko Kagami, Discovery of dark matter fungi in aquatic ecosystems demands a reappraisal of the phylogeny and ecology of zoosporic fungi. Fungal Ecology19: 28-38.
  6. Yuka Akabori, Shun Takagi, Jun Nishihiro, Maiko Kagami (2015) Effects of floating-leaved plant, Trapa natans, on water qualities in Lake Inba. Japanese Journal of Limnology 77(2), 155-166 (in Japanese).
  7. Masayuki Kawatsu, Gen Morimoto, Maiko Kagami* (2015) Seasonal changes in the water bird community in Lake Inba; influence of floating-leaved macrophytes on habitat selection. Aquatic Botany 126, 32-37. (*corresponding author)
  8. Seiji Ishida, Daiki Nozaki, Hans-Peter Grossart, Maiko Kagami (2015) Novel basal fungal lineages from freshwater phytoplankton and lake samples. Environmental Microbiology Reports 7(3), 435-441.
  9. Nobuyoshi Ishii, Seiji Ishida, Maiko Kagami (2014) PCR primers for assessing community structure of aquatic fungi including Chytridiomycota and Cryptomycota. Fungal Ecology 13, 33-43.
  10. Maiko Kagami, Takeshi Miki, Gaku Takimoto  (2014) Mycoloop: chytrids in aquatic food webs. Frontiers in Microbiology 5:166 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00166
  11. Maiko Kagami, Yutaka Hirose, Hisako Ogura  (2013) Phosphorus and Nitrogen limitation of phytoplankton growth in Lake Inba, Japan. Limnology 14:51-58.

  12. Masclaux, Hélène, Marie-Elodie Perga, Maiko Kagami, Christian Desvilettes, Gilles Bourdier, and Alexandre Bec (2013) How pollen organic matter enters freshwater food webs. Limnology and Oceanography 58:1185-1195

  13. Maiko Kagami, Yousuke Amano, Nobuyoshi Ishii (2012)  Community structure of planktonic fungi and the impact of parasitic chytrids on phytoplankton in Lake Inba, Japan. Microbial Ecology 63:358-368. 

  14. Agostina V. Marano, Frank H. Gleason, Felix Bärlocher, Carmen L.A. Pires-Zottarelli, Osu Lilje,Steve K. Schmidt, Serena Rasconi, Maiko Kagami, Marcelo D. Barrera, Télesphore Sime-Ngando,Sammy Boussiba, José I. de Souza, Joan E. Edwards (2012) Quantitative methods for the analysis of zoosporic fungi. Journal of Microbiological Methods 89 (2012) 22–32. 

  15. Hélène Masclaux, Alexandre Bec, Maiko Kagami, Marie-Elodie Perga, Telesphore Sime-Ngando, Christian Desvilettes,Gilles Bourdier (2011) Food quality of anemophilous plant pollen for zooplankton. Limnology and Oceanography 56(3): 939-946.

  16. Maiko Kagami, Junko Ishinabe. Factors affecting seasonal variations in bacteria abundance in Lake Inba (in Japanese). Japanese Journal of Limnology 72:65-70.

  17. Takeshi Miki, Gaku Takimoto, Maiko Kagami (2011) Roles of parasitic fungi in aquatic food webs: a theoretical approach. Freshwater Biology 56: 1173-1183.

  18. Maiko Kagami, Nico Helmsing, Ellen van Donk (2011) Parasitic chytrids could promote copepod survival by mediating material transfer from inedible diatoms. Hydrobiologia 659:49-54.

  19. Nathalie Niquil, Maiko Kagami, Jotaro Urabe, Urania Christaki, Eric Viscogliosi, Télesphore Sime-Ngando (2011) Potential role of fungi in plankton food web functioning and stability: a simulation analysis based on Lake Biwa inverese model. Hydrobiologia 659:65-79.

  20. Emilie Lefevre, Marlene Jobard, Jean-Stéphane Venisse, Alexandre Bec, Maiko Kagami, Christian Amblard, Télesphore Sime-Ngando (2010) Development of a Real-Time PCR assay for quantitative assessment of uncultured freshwater zoosporic fungi. Journal of Microbiological Methods 81: 69-76.

  21. Maiko Kagami(2008)The role of chytrids in the aquatic food web (in Japanese). Japanse Journal of Ecology 58:71-80.

  22. Frank H. Gleason, Maiko Kagami, Emilie Lefevre, Telesphore Sime-Ngando (2008) The ecology of chytrids in aquatic ecosystems: roles in food web dynamics. Fungal Biology Review 22: 17-25.

  23. Arnout de Bruin, Bas W. Ibelings, Maiko Kagami, Wolf Mooij and Ellen Van Donk (2008) Adaptation of the fungal parasite Zygorhizidium planktonicum during 200 generations of growth on homogeneous and heterogeneous populations of its host, the diatom Asterionella formosa. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 55(2):69-74.

  24. Maiko Kagami, Eric von Elert, Bas W. Ibelings, Arnout de Bruin, Ellen Van Donk (2007) The parasitic chytrid, Zygorhizidium facilitates the growth of the cladoceran zooplankter, Daphnia in cultures of the inedible alga, Asterionella. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 274:1561-1566. Kagami etal 2007

  25. Gaku Takimoto, Takeshi Miki and Maiko Kagami (2007) Intraguild predation promotes complex alternative states along a productivity gradient. Theoretical Population Biology 72:264-273.

  26. Maiko Kagami, Arnout de Bruin, Bas W. Ibelings, Ellen Van Donk (2007) Parasitic chytrids: their effects on phytoplankton community and food-web dynamics. Hydrobiologia 578:113-129. Kagami_2007.

  27. Maiko Kagami, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Takehito Yoshida and Jotaro Urabe (2006) To sink or to be lysed: Contrasting fate of two large phytoplankton species in Lake Biwa. Limnology and Oceanography 51: 2775-2786.kagamiLandO_2006.pdf

  28. Maiko Kagami, Bas W. Ibelings, Arnout de Bruin and Ellen Van Donk (2004) Vulnerability of Asterionella Formosa to Daphnia grazing: the impact of a fungal parasite. Verh. Internat. Verein.Limnol. 29: 350-354.

  29. Bas W. Ibelings, Arnout de Bruin, Maiko Kagami, Machteld Rijkeboer, Michaela Brehm and Ellen Van Donk (2004) Review of host parasite interactions between freshwater phytoplankton and chytrid fungi (chytridiomycota). Journal of Phycology 40:437-453.

  30. Maiko Kagami, Ellen Van Donk, Arnout De Bruin, Machteld Rijkeboer and Bas W. Ibelings (2004) Daphnia can protect diatoms from fungal parasitism. Limnology and Oceanography 49: 680-685.kagamiLandO_2004.pdf

  31. Maiko Kagami, Takehito Yoshida, Tek Bahadur Gurung and Jotaro Urabe (2002) Direct and indirect effects of zooplankton on algal composition in in situ grazing experiments. Oecologia 133: 356-363.Kagami_Oecologia_2002.pdf

  32. Maiko Kagami and Jotaro Urabe (2002) Mortality of the planktonic desmid, Staurastrum dorsidentiferum, due to interplay of fungal parasitism and low light conditions. Verh. Internat. Verein.Limnol. 28: 1001-1005.Kagami_and_Urabe_2002.pdf

  33. Maiko Kagami, Jotaro Urabe, Takehito Yoshida and Tek Bahadur Gurung (2002) Fate of two large phytoplankton species in Lake Biwa. DIWPA Series Volume 5: Proceedings of International Workshop on Sustainable Watershed: 33-38.

  34. Takehito Yoshida, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Maiko Kagami and Jotaro Urabe (2001) Contrasting effects of a cladoceran (Daphnia galeata) and a calanoid copepod (Eodiaptomus japonicus) on algal and microbial plankton in a Japanese lake, Lake Biwa. Oecologia 129: 602-610. 

  35. Takehito Yoshida, Maiko Kagami, Tek Bahadur Gurung and Jotaro Urabe (2001) Seasonal succession of zooplankton in Lake Biwa. Aquatic Ecology 35:19-29.

  36. Tek Bahadur Gurung, Maiko Kagami, Takehito Yoshida and Jotaro Urabe (2001) Relative importance among biotic and abiotic factors affecting bacterial abundance in Lake Biwa: an emprical analysis. Limnology 2(1): 19-28. 

  37. Maiko Kagami, Jotaro Urabe (2001) Phytoplankton growth rate as a function of cell size: an experimental test in Lake Biwa. Limnology 2(2): 111-117.Kagami_and_Urabe_2001.pdf

  38. Jotaro Urabe, Tatsuki Sekino, Kentaro Nozaki, Akihiro Tuji, Chikage Yoshimizu、Maiko Kagami, Tadatoshi Koitabashi, Tatsuo Miyazaki and Masami Nakanishi (1999) Light, nutrients and primary productivity in Lake Biwa: an evaluation of current ecosystem situation. Ecological Research 14: 233-242.