Faculty of Engineering, Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering



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Research Fields, Keywords

Applied Microbiology and Biochemistry

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The Best Research Acheivement as Researcher Life 【 display / non-display

  • 【Published Thesis】 Purification and properties of an enzyme capable of degrading the sheath of Sphaerotilus natans  2000.11

    【Published Thesis】 Presence of alternating glucosaminoglucan in the sheath of Thiothrix nivea  2012.01

The Best Research Achievement in the last 5 years 【 display / non-display

  • 【Published Thesis】 Enzymatic degradation of β-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosaminoglucan prepared from Thiothrix nivea  2018.04

    【Published Thesis】 Elongation pattern and fine structure of the sheaths formed by Thiothrix nivea and Thiothrix fructosivorans  2017.02

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    Shimane University   Faculty of Agriculture   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display


    University of Tsukuba  Graduate School, Division of Agriculture  Doctor Course  Completed


    Shimane University  Agriculture  Agricultural chemistry  Master Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Doctor(Agriculture) -  University of Tsukuba

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Bacteriology (including mycology)

  • Applied biochemistry


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Bacterial removal of metal ions.

    Project Year:  -   

  • Investigation of the properties of a polysaccharide lyase.

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  

    Project Year:  -   

  • Structural analysis of the sheath of sheathed bacterium.

    Project Year:  -   

Books 【 display / non-display

  • Arsenic: Sources, Environmental Impact, Toxicity and Human Health - A Medical Geology Perspective

    Danladi Mahuta Sahabi and Minoru Takeda (Part: Joint Work , Range: 第12章 「Biological Filtration Technology for Removal of Arsenic from Groundwater」(pp. 221-246) )

    Nova Science Publishers  2013.03 ISBN: 9781620813201

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  • Polysaccharides: Development, Properties and Applications

    Ashutosh Tiwari et. al. (Part: Joint Work )

    Nova Science Publishers  2010 ISBN: 978-1-60876-5

  • The World of Microorganisms

    (Part: Joint Work )

    2006.07 ISBN: 9784924753563


Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Formation of Gold Particles via Thiol Groups on Glycoconjugates Comprising the Sheath Skeleton of Leptothrix

    Tatsuki Kunoh,Yoshihiro Kusano,Minoru Takeda,Makoto Nakanishi,Syuji Matsumoto,Ichiro Suzuki,MikioTakano,Hitoshi Kunoh,Jun Takada

    Geomicrobiology Journal   36 ( 3 )   251 - 260   2019.01  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Identification and characterization of the S-layer formed on the sheath of Thiothrix nivea

    Yuta Kawasaki, Kaishi Kurosaki, Daisuke Kan, Isabele Kazahaya Borges, Ayumi Satake Atagui, Michio Sato, Keiko Kondo, Masato Katahira, Ichiro Suzuki, Minoru Takeda

    Archives of Microbiology ( SPRINGER )  200 ( 8 )   1257 - 1265   2018.10  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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  • Causative microorganisms on swelling incident of gochujang.

    Ji Hwan Back, Ichiro Suzuki, Minoru Takeda, Jun-ichi Koizumi

    Japan Journal of Food Engineering ( Japan Society for Food Engineering )  19 ( 2 )   105 - 110   2018.06  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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  • Enzymatic degradation of β-1,4-linked N-acetylglucosaminoglucan prepared from Thiothrix nivea.

    Takeda M, Kondo K, Sanda S, Kan D, Borges IK, Suzuki I, Katahira M

    Int J Biol Macromol   109   323 - 328   2018.04  [Refereed]  [Invited]

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  • Green Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Coupled with Nucleic Acid Oxidation

    Tatsuki Kunoh, Minoru Takeda, Syuji Matsumoto, Ichiro Suzuki, Mikio Takano, Hitoshi Kunoh, and Jun Takada

    Int J Biol Macromol ( AMER CHEMICAL SOC )  6 ( 1 )   364–373   2018.01

    Joint Work

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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Biofiltration Using Microbial Consortia for Removal of Iron and Manganese from Groundwater.

      104 ( 6 ) 405 - 41   2009  [Refereed]  [Invited]

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Joint Work

Works 【 display / non-display

  • PolyParGen



Industrial Property 【 display / non-display


    Industrial Property No 特願2016-247538 

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2016.04  -  2019.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2013.04  -  2016.03 

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2010.04  -  2013.03 

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • A hemolysin-like protein responsible for S-layer formation in a sulfur-oxidizing bacterium, Thiothrix nivea

    The 15th Japan-China-Korea Joint Symposium on Enzyme Engineering  (Kyoto)  2018.06.30  

  • Green Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Coupled with Nucleic Acid Oxidation

    19th World Congress on Biotechnology  (Osaka)  2017.11.13  

  • Structural analysis of the microtube formed by Sphaerotilus montanus

    Daisuke Kashiwabara, Keiko Kondo, Shuhei Sanda, Yuta Kawasaki, Atsuo Fijiwara, Masato Katahira, Minoru Takeda

    The 8th International Symposium of Advanced Energy Science    (Kyoto)  2017.09.05  

  • Innovative microbial aerobic metabolism-induced self-healing polymer by applying filamentous fungi

    6th International Conference on Self-Healing Materials   (Graf-Zeppelin-Haus, Friedrichshafen/Germany)  2017.06.25  

  • Microtube-forming polymers of bacterial origin

    Minoru Takeda  [Invited]

    The 7th International Symposium of Advanced Energy Science  2016.09.06  

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Preferred joint research theme 【 display / non-display

  • Isolation and identification of bacteria

  • Structural analysis of polysaccharides

Past of Collaboration and Commissioned Research 【 display / non-display

  • Evaluation of Thiothrix's sheath to enhance the values of biocellulose

    Cooperative Research within Japan  

    Project Year: 2013.05  -  2014.12 

  • Identification of genes involved in formation of the sheath of a sheathed bacterium

    Cooperative Research within Japan  

    Project Year: 1999  -  2005 

  • Classification of a novel thermophilic bacterium

    International Cooperative Research  

    Project Year: 1999  -  2002