Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Science

Yoshinori Takano


The study of organic geochemistry and astrochemistry in the boundary of biosphere and pre-biosphere

A list of five major papers

Takano, Y., Takahashi, J., Kaneko, T., Marumo, K., and Kobayashi, K., Asymmetric synthesis of amino acid precursors in interstellar complex organics by circularly polarized light. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 254, 106-114, 2007.

Takano, Y., Chikaraishi, Y., Ogawa, O.N., Nomaki, H., Morono, Y., Inagaki, F., Kitazato, H., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Ohkouchi, N., Sedimentary membrane lipids recycled by deep-sea benthic archaea. Nature Geoscience. 3, 858-861, 2010.

Takano, Y., Chikaraishi, Y., Ogawa, O.N., Kitazato, H., and Ohkouchi, N., Compound-specific nitrogen isotope analysis of D-, L-alanine and valine: application of diastereomer separation to delta15N and microbial peptidoglycan studies. Analytical Chemistry, 81, 394-399, 2009.

Kato, S., Takano, Y., Kakegawa, T., Oba, H., Inoue, K., Kobayashi, C., Utsumi, M., Marumo, K., Kobayashi, K., Ito, Y., Ishibashi, J., and Yamagishi, A., Biogeography and biodiversity in sulfide structures of active and inactive vents at deep-sea hydrothermal fields of the Southern Mariana Trough. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76, 2968–2979, 2010.

Kaneko, M., Takano, Y., Chikaraishi, Y., Ogawa, N.O., Asakawa, S., Watanabe, K., Shima, S., Krueger, M., Matsushita, M., Kimura, H. and Ohkouchi, N. Quantitative analysis of coenzyme F430 in environmental samples: a new diagnostic tool for methanogenesis and anaerobic methane oxidation. Analytical Chemistry, 86, 3633-3638, 2014.


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