Personnel Information


KAKU Nobuo



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

  • Applied microbiology

  • Environmental agriculture(including landscape science)

  • Plant nutrition/Soil science

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Yamagata University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Chemistry

    1992.03, Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Iwate University, Graduate School, Division of Agricltural Sciences, Science of Bioresources

    Doctor's Course, 1997.03, Completed

  • Yamagata University, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture

    Master's Course, 1994.03, Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Doctor (Agriculture), Iwate University, 1997.03

  • Master (Agriculture), Yamagata University, 1994.03

  • Bachelor (Agriculture), Yamagata University, 1992.03

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University, Research student, 1997.04 - 1997.08

  • Research Institute of Meijo University, Postdoctral Fellow, 1997.08 - 2000.04

  • Marine Biotechnology Institute Co., Ltd, Researcher, 2000.05 - 2002.09

  • , Part-time Lecturer, 2014.04 -

  • , Part-time Lecturer, 2014.10 -

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology

  • Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry

  • Japanese Society of Soil Science an Plant Nutrition

  • Japanese Society of Soil Microbiology

  • Japan Society on Water Environment

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Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Relationship between methanogenic ecosystem and methane flux from paddy field, 1991.04 -

    paddy field, methanogens, greenhouse gases

  • Methanogenesis in anaerobic digestion of organic waste (biomas), 1991.04 -

    organic waste, biomas, anaerobic digestion, methane

  • Phylogenetic diversity in anaerobic microbes, 1991.04 -

    anaerobes, 16S rRNA, biodiversity

  • Development of environmental stress-tolerant cyanobacterium by genetic engineering, 1997.08 - 2000.04

    genetic engineering, environmental stress, cyanobacteria

  • Electricity generation by microorganisms (microbial fuel cells), 2007.04 -

    Electricity generation, anaerobes, photosynthetic microorganisms

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Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Methane and nitrous oxide emissions from paddy fields with no fertilizer use under continuous irrigation with treated municipal wastewater., Environmental science and pollution research international, 2021.01

    Pham DD, Suhono AHB, Kaku N, Masuda S, Takakai F, Watanabe T

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • beta-1,3-Glucanase production as an anti-fungal enzyme by phylogenetically different strains of the genus Clostridium isolated from anoxic soil that underwent biological disinfestation, APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 104(12) 5563-5578, 2020.06

    Ueki Atsuko, Takehara Toshiaki, Ishioka Gen, Kaku Nobuo, Ueki Katsuji

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • Continuous Sub-Irrigation with Treated Municipal Wastewater for Protein-Rich Rice Production with Reduced Emissions of CH4 and N2O, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10(1) 5485, 2020.03

    Phung Luc Duc, Pham Dung Viet, Sasaki Yuka, Masuda Shuhei, Takakai Fumiaki, Kaku Nobuo, Watanabe Toru

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • Production of beta-1,3-glucanase and chitosanase from clostridial strains isolated from the soil subjected to biological disinfestation, AMB EXPRESS, 9(1) 114, 2019.07

    Ueki Atsuko, Takehara Toshiaki, Ishioka Gen, Kaku Nobuo, Ueki Katsuji

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

  • Rice Cultivation without Synthetic Fertilizers and Performance of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) under Continuous Irrigation with Treated Wastewater, WATER, 11(7) , 2019.07

    Dong Duy Pham, Cai Kei, Luc Duc Phung, Kaku Nobuo, Sasaki Atsushi, Sasaki Yuka, Horiguchi Kenichi, Dung Viet Pham, Watanabe Toru

    Multiple Authorship (Only Japanese)

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Molecular identification of microbial populations in petroleum-contaminated groundwater. In J.F.T. Spencer and A.L.R. de Spencer (Eds.), Environmental Microbiology: Methods and Protocols, p. 235-242, Humana Press, Totowa, 2004.08

    Kazuya Watanabe, Natsuko Hamamura, Nobuo Kaku

  • Na+ and Li+ torelance of a freshwater cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942 transformed with nhaAv gene from Vibrio alginolyticus. In Y. Suketa, E. Carafoli, M. Lazdunski, K. Mikoshiba, Y. Okada and E.M. Wright (Eds.), Control and Diseases of Sodium Dependent Transport Proteins and Ion Channels, p. 135-138, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 2000.08

    N Kaku, T Hibino, Y Tanaka, T Takabe, T Nakamura, T Takabe

  • Expression of Na+/H+ antiporter from Vibrio alginolyticus in a freshwater cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942. In G. Garab (Ed.), Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects, Vol IV, p. 2613-2616, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1999.03

    Nobuo Kaku, Kyoko Okuda, Takashi Hibino, Yoshito Tanaka, Tatsunosuke Nakamura, Tetsuko Takabe, Teruhiro Takabe

Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Role of anaerobic bacteria in biological soil disinfestation for elimination of soil-borne plant pathogens in agriculture, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 102(15) 6309-6318, 2018.08

    Atsuko Ueki, Nobuo Kaku, Katsuji Ueki

  • Microbial electricity generation in rice paddy fields: recent advances and perspectives in rhizosphere microbial fuel cells, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(23) 9521-9526, 2014.12

    Atsushi Kouzuma, Nobuo Kaku, Kazuya Watanabe

  • Assessment of safety in the bioremediation of oil contamination, The Society for Biotechnology, Japan, Seibutu-kogaku, 80(11) 527-529, 2002.11

    Nobuo Kaku, Kazuya Watanabe

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

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C),2016.04 - 2019.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C),2013.04 -

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C),2010.04 - 2013.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C),2007.04 - 2010.03

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C),2004.04 - 2007.03

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Preferred joint research theme 【 display / non-display

  • Energy (methane, hydrogen, ethanol, electrisity) recovery from unused biomass, Cooperative Research with Industry-University research organizations and private agencies, Funded Research, Cooperative Research, Other

  • Waste treatment and bioremediation with anaerobic microbes, Cooperative Research with Industry-University research organizations and private agencies, Funded Research, Cooperative Research, Other

  • Microbial ecology and diversity in anoxic environments, Cooperative Research with other research organizations including universities, Funded Research, Cooperative Research, Other


Academic Activity 【 display / non-display

  • Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology, 2007.11 - 2015

  • Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology, 2008.07