Masato Ono

Masato Ono
Affiliation Tamagawa University Graduate School of Agriculture
Position Title Professor
Field of Specialization Insect Technology, Chemical Ecology
Room Number Division of Applied Entomology and Zoology
Research Keywords Social Bees and Wasps, Semiochemicals, Honeybee, Bumblebee, Hornet, Pollination, Ecological risks, Coevolution, Social behavior
Professional Affiliation Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, The Entomological Society of Japan, International Union for the Study of Social Insects, International Society of Chemical Ecology, Ecological Society of Japan, Japan Ethological Society, Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan, Liberal and General Education Society of Japan, The Japanese Society for Virology


  • Detection of neural activity in the brains of Japanese honeybee workers during the formation of a “hot defensive bee ball”, Atsushi Ugajin, Taketoshi Kiya, Takekazu Kunieda, Masato Ono, Tadaharu Yoshida, Takeo Kubo, PLoS ONE, 2012, 7, e32902
  • Reproductivity of early males of temperate paper wasp Polistes rothneyi iwatai, Yamasaki, K., J. Takahashi, M. Ono and K. Tsuchida, Entomological Science, 2011, 14, 383 - 386
  • Comparative analysis of volatile components from labial glands of male Japanese bumblebees (Bombus spp.), Kubo, R., Ono, M., Entomological Science, 2010, 13(2), 167 - 173
  • Male parentage and queen mating frequency in the bumblebee Bombus ignitus (Hymenoptera: bombinae), Takahashi, J., M. Itoh, I. Shimizu and M. Ono, Ecological Research, 2008, 23(6), 937 - 942
  • Is the social parasite Vespa dybowskii using chemical transparency to ger her eggs accepted ?, Martin, J. S., J. Takahashi, M. Ono and F. P. Drijfhout, J. Insect Physiol, 2008, 54, 700 - 707
  • Diploid male production in a rare and locally distributed bumblebee, Bombus florilegus (Hymenoptera, Apidae), Takahashi J., T. Ayabe, M. Mitsuhata, I. Shimizu and M. Ono, Insectes Sociuax, 2008, 55, 43 - 50
  • Prevalence and phylogeny of Kakugo virus, a novel insect picorna-like virus that infects the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.), under various colony conditions, Fujiyuki, T., S. Ohka, H. Takeuchi, M. Ono, A. Nomoto and T. Kubo, J. Virology, 2006, 80(23), 11528 - 11538
  • Novel insect picorna-like virus identified in the brains of aggressive worker honeybees, Fujiyuki T., H. Takeuchi, M. Ono, S. Ohka, T. Sasaki, A. Nomoto and T. Kubo, J. Virology, 2004, 78(3), 1093 - 1100
  • Genetic structure of Asian populations of Bombus ignitus (Hymenoptera, Apidae), Shao, Z., H. Mao, W. Fu, M. Ono, D. Wang, M. Bonizzoni and Y-P. Zhang, J. Heredity, 2004, 95(1), 47 - 53
  • Cytological evidence of triploid males and females in the bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, Ayabe T., H. Hoshiba and M. Ono, Chromosome Research, 2004, 12(3), 215 - 223

International Conferences

  • Atsushi Ugajin, Taketoshi Kiya, Takekazu Kunieda, Masato Ono, Tadaharu Yoshida, Takeo Kubo, Neural activity in the brains of the Japanese worker honeybees involved in a hot defensive bee ball reflects thermal stimuli processing, 10th International Congress of Neuroethology (ICN2012), , 2012/08, PO219, Maryland University

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