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MISAKO MISHIMA Last modified date:2019.06.24

Associate Professor / The Kyushu University Museum

Graduate School
Other Organization

Web site of the Kyushu University Museum .
Museum Research P&P 2007-2008 (in Japanese) .
Academic Degree
Ph. D.
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
plant phylogeny
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Research Interest
A: Biology
I. Speciation and polyploid evolution in plants
II. Evolution of gall maker and gall morph
B: Museum Study
I. History and practical use of hervacious specimens stored in Kyushu University.
II. Ideal method and management of University Museum.

Training charge
I. Training and class for museum curation of plant specimens
II. Project team training about museum activities
Research Interests
  • Practical study of University Museum
    keyword : evaluation , museum backyard, specimen, education, science communication, inclusive design
  • Historical study of botanical specimens stored at Kyushu University and basinal/practical study for the databasing.
    keyword : Botanical specimen, database, open, history, Ryozo Kanehira
  • Speciation of galling arthropod and evolution of gall morph
    keyword : gall, host plant, gall polymorphism, genetic divergence, phylogeny, biogeography, development, gene expression
    2006.04Speciation of gall maker and gall morph evolution. .
  • Application of mobile devices for Biogeographical research
    keyword : mobile phone, citizen participant, biogeography
  • 3D digitalization and the application of specimens
    keyword : 3D, digital, educational application, database
  • Niche differentiation of Pellionia minima in Yaku Island.
    keyword : Intraspecific polyploidy, distribution, GIS, flowcytometory
    2005.04~2008.03Distribution of polyploids of Pellionia minima (Urticaceae) in Yaku Island..
  • Hybridity of Rubus species along the Anbo logging-road in Yaku Island
    keyword : introgressive hybridization, morphology, distribution, cpDNA, nuclear DNA, phylogeny, polymorphism
    2005.03~2015.03Introgressive hybridization of the Rubus palmatus group in Yaku Island..
  • Influence of the host plant ployploidization against gall morph variation.
    keyword : gall, host plant, gall polymorphism, polyploidizaton, dissection
    2003.04~2005.03The influence of polyploidization in host plant to the gall-morph diversity..
  • Evolution of gall maker and gall morph -Approach from the host plant speciation and biogeographical change.
    keyword : gall polymorphism, distribution, host plant, phylogeny, COI, AFLP
    2006.03~2016.03Evolution of gall dimorphism:Apploach from the speciation and geographical pattern of host plants..
Academic Activities
1. MISHIMA M, S SATO, K TSUDA, J YUKAWA, Sexual Isolation Between Two Known Intraspecific Populations of Hartigiola (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) That Induce Leaf Galls on Upper and Lower Surfaces of Fagus crenata (Fagales: Fagaceae), Indicating Possible Diversification Into Sibling Species., Annals of the Entomological Society of America,, vol.107, No.4 : 789-798., 2014.07, [URL].
2. MISHIMA M, T MATSUMOTO, S TAKANO, O MATSUDA, KOKOPIN App: A Mobile Platform for Biogeography., 2nd ACM International Workshop on Multimedia Analysis for Ecological Data, 10.1145/2509896.2509901, 35-40, 2013.10, [URL].
3. MISHIMA, M. and J. YUKAWA, Dimorphism of leaf galls induced by Pseudasphondylia neolitseae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Neolitsea sericea (Lauraceae) and their distributional patterns in Kyushu, Japan., Bulletin of the Kyushu University Museum, 5: 57-64., 2007.01.
4. MISHIMA, M., N. OHMIDO, K. FUKUI, and T. YAHARA., Trends in site-number change of rDNA loci during polyploid evolution in Sanguisorba (Rosaceae)., Chromosoma, 10.1007/s00412-001-0175-z, 110, 8, 550-558, 110 (8): 550-558, 2002.11.
Works, Software and Database
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1. Motohiro Miyake, Koji Takada, Izumi Ogata, Shojiro Nishijima, Mai Sakakura, Misako Mishima, Evaluation of the online database system Science Literacy Passport β by relayed workshops, AAAS Annual Meeting, 2015.02, [URL].
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japan Society for Exhibition Studies
  • Japanese Association for Science Communication
  • Japan Museum Management Academy
  • The Entomological Society of Japan
  • Japanese society for plant taxonomists
  • The botanical society of Japan
  • Japanese Association of Historical Botany
  • The Entomological society of Japan awarded the society prize for Yukawa J, Ikenaga H, Sato S, Tokuda M, Ganaha-Kikumura T, Uechi N, Matsuo K, Mishima M, Tung GS, Paik JC, Ren BQ and Dong XY (2012) Description and ecological traits of a new species of Pitydiplosis (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) that induces leaf galls on Pueraria (Fabaceae) in East Asia, with a possible diversification scenario of intraspecific groups. Entomological Science 15: 81-98, as the most excellent paper published in Entomological Science, 2013 FY.
Educational Activities
1. Museum Training (Curatorial work of plant specimen; Exhibition and museum education)
2. Class room (Museum exhibition; Museum education)
3. Project Team Training (Graduate School of Integrated Frontier Sciences)
4. Natural Science, Analysis of Biological Information (Grouduate School of Social and Cultural Studies)