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Yukihiro Kitade

Job Title

Senior Researcher

Areas of speciality

Applied Microbiology

Research areas

Green Chemicals (ex. aromatic compounds)

Outline of research activity

Development of production technology for aromatic monomers by bioprocess using coryneform bacteria

Professional affiliations

Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
The Molecular Biology Society of Japan
Japanese Society of Phycology

Major accomplishment

Kitade Y, Hiraga K and Inui M. Aromatic compound catabolism in Corynebacterium glutamicum. Microbiology Monographs. 23: 323-337. 2020.

Kitade Y, Hashimoto R, Suda M, Hiraga K and Inui M. Production of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid by an aerobic growth-arrested bioprocess using metabolically engineered Corynebacterium glutamicum. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 84: e02587-17. 2018.

Kitade Y, Okino S, Gunji W, Hiraga K, Suda M, Suzuki N, Inui M and Yukawa H. Identification of a gene involved in plasmid structural instability in Corynebacterium glutamicum. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 97: 8219-8226. 2013.


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