| Institute of Agriculture Division of Bioregulation and Biointeraction|
|Faculty of Agriculture Department of Applied Biological Science|
|Graduate School of Agriculture Department of Bioregulation and Biointeraction|
|[ Education and Research Outline ]|
|Insect disease, its science and application|
|According to field observation on insect population, you may notice that survival rate of insect from egg to adult is generally quite low. One of the main factors for the high mortality is due to their natural enemies. Predators, parasitoids, and pathogens are natural enemies of insects. Some pathogens and parasitoids have sophisticated system for their survival and propagation, as which can avoid defense mechanism in the host and regulate their host development. Many interactions between natural enemies and host insects are, however, not yet known well, with the exception of some combinations.
I am interested in the strategy of the natural enemies, how they adapt and regulate the hosts. I am especially focusing on insect viruses such as baculoviruses and entomopoxviruses from the point of view of physiology, ecology and evolution.
My studies involve the impact of virus application against non-target organisms and the possibilities of developing resistance of insect pest against viral control agents.
Natural enemies of insect pests are used as biological control agents in the agriculture and forestry. My studies for insect viruses and its host are important because they contribute to improve practical uses of them as biological control agents.|
|Insect, virus, pest control, natural enemy|
|1989/04-1992/12 Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (Sri Lanka, Botany)|
|1997 Completed Graduate School, Division of Agricltural Sciences, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology|
|1989 Completed Master course, Graduate School, Division of Medical Science, University of Tsukuba|
|1987 Graduated Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology|
| [ Field of specialization ]|
|Basic Genome Science|
|Biological Control, Insect virus, microbial agent, host regulation, insect endocrinology|
|Endocrinological host-regulation by insect viruses on lepidopteran insects. 1997- [KEYWORD(S):insect viruses endocrinology Lepidoptera]  |
|Interaction between insect viruses and hymenopteran parasitoid 1996- [KEYWORD(S):insect viruses, parasitoid]  |
|Factors which contribute to high prevalence of particular insect viruses in the tea field. 1996- [KEYWORD(S):tea field, insect viruses, ecological factors]  |
|Young scientist award of the Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology (2001)|
|Medal for the effort to education
Ky Niem Chuong Vi Su Nghiep Giao Duc (2009/02)|