Marine Biology


Molecular and endocrinological mechanism of sex determination, sex differentiation, sex change and gametogenesis in fish, development of seed production techniques in fish, experimental fisheries biology on early growth and survival in small pelagic fish, respiration and nitrogen excretion in fish and cephalopod, live transport of squid

Research Theme

  1. Molecular endocrinology and physiology of fish reproduction (Neurohormones, Pituitary hormones, Steroid hormones, Receptors, Puberty, Egg quality, Spawning behavior)
  2. Molecular mechanism of sex determination, gonadal differentiation, and sex changes in fish(Vasa, DMRT, GTH, P450CYP11, Puffer, Wrasse)
  3. Experimental biology on growth and mortality in early life stages of small pelagic fish (Fish species alternation, Captive rearing system, Maternal effect, Chub mackerel, Jack mackerel, Sardine, Anchovy)


Michiya MATSUYAMA  Ph.D., M.Sc.
Akihiko YAMAGUCHI  Ph.D., M.Sc.


Location6-10-1 Hakozaki Higashi-ku Fukuoka 812-8581 JAPAN
Marine Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
(Faculty of Agriculture Building 3, Hakozaki Campus)
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