Odor of achlorophyllous plants’ seeds drives seed‐dispersing ants 
Yamada M, Hojo MK, Imamura A (2021)
Ecology and Evolution 37(4): 1-11

Worker propensity affects flexible task reversion in an ant
Shimoji H, Kasutani N, Ogawa S, Hojo MK (2020)
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 74: 92

持田 浩治, 香田 啓貴, 北條 賢, 高橋 宏司, 須山 巨基, 伊澤 栄一, 井原 泰雄 (2020)
日本生態学会誌 70(3): 177

Characterization of localization, ligand binding, and pH-dependent conformational changes of two chemosensory proteins expressed in the antennae of the Japanese carpenter ant, Camponotus japonicus
Wen D, Li X, Geng X, Hirai M, Ajito S, Takahashi K, Ozaki M, Hojo MK, Uebi T, Iwasa T (2020)
Zoological Science 37(4): 1-11

Caste‐biased locomotor activities in isolated termites.
Shimoji H, Mizumoto N, Oguchi K, Dobata S (2020)
Physiological Entomology 45(1): 50–59

Context‐dependent aggression toward non‐nestmates in the ant Diacamma sp. from Japan
Uematsu J, Hayashi M, Shimoji H, Salazar MOL, Tsuji K (2020)
Journal of Ethology 37(3): 259–264

Markerless visual servo control of a servosphere for behavior observation of a variety of wandering animals
Iwatani Y, Ogawa H, Shidara H, Sakura M, Sato T, Hojo MK, Honma A, Tsurui-Sato K (2019)
Advanced Robotics 33(3-4): 183-194

Putative Neural Network Within an Olfactory Sensory Unit for Nestmate and Non-nestmate Discrimination in the Japanese Carpenter Ant: The Ultra-structures and Mathematical Simulation
Takeichi Y, Uebi T, Miyazaki N, Murata K, Yasuyama K, Inoue K, Suzaki T, Kubo H, Kajimura N, Takano J, Omori T, Yoshimura R, Endo Y, Hojo MK, Takaya E, Kurihara S, Tatsuta K, Ozaki K, Ozaki M (2018)
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 12:310

Social enforcement depending on the stage of colony growth in an ant
Shimoji H, Kikuchi T, Ohnishi H, Kikuta N, Tsuji K (2018)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285(1875) 20172548


Social transmission of information about a mutualist via trophallaxis in ant colonies
Hayashi M, Hojo MK, Nomura M, Tsuji K (2017)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284(1861) 20171367


Regulation of neotenic differentiation through direct physical contact in the damp-wood termite Hodotermopsis sjostedti
Shimoji H, Oguchi K, Hayashi Y, Hojo MK, Miura T (2017)
Insectes Sociaux 64(3): 393–401

Suppressive effects of dRYamides on feeding behavior of the blowfly, Phormia regina
Maeda T, Nakamura Y, Shiotani H, Hojo MK, Yoshii T, Ida T, Sato T, Yoshida M, Miyazato M, Kojima M, Ozaki M* (2015)
Zoological Letters 1: 35

Antennal RNA-sequencing analysis reveals evolutionary aspects of chemosensory proteins in the carpenter ant Camponotus japonicus
Hojo MK*, Ishii K, Sakura M, Yamaguchi K, Shigenobu S, Ozaki M (2015)
Scientific Reports 5: 13541

Lycaenid caterpillar secretions manipulates attendant ant behavior
Hojo MK*, Pierce NE, Tsuji K (2015)
Current Biology 25(17): 2260-2264

Neuronal projections and putative interaction of multimodal inputs in the subesophageal ganglion in the blowfly, Phormia regina
Maeda T*, Tamotsu S, Iwasaki M, Nisimura T, Shimohigashi M, Hojo MK, Ozaki M. (2014)
Chemical Senses 39(5): 391-401

Ants use partner specific odors to learn to recognize a mutualistic partner
Hojo MK*, Yamamoto A, Akino T, Tsuji K and Yamaoka R (2014)
PLOS ONE 9(1): e86054

Adoption of lycaenid Niphanda fusca (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) caterpillars by the host ant Camponotus japonicus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Hojo MK*, Yamaguchi S, Akino T and Yamaoka R (2014)
Entomological Science, 17(1): 59-65

Aphid genotype determines intensity of ant attendance: Do endosymbionts and honeydew composition matter?
Katayama N*, Tsuchida T, Hojo MK, and Ohgushi T (2013)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106(6); 761–770

Why do ants shift their foraging from extrafloral nectar to aphid honeydew?
Katayama N*, Hembry DH, Hojo MK, Suzuki N (2013)
Ecological Research 28(5); 919-926

Chemical identification and ethological function of soldier-specific secretion in Japanese subterranean termite Reticulitermes speratus (Rhinotermitidae)
Nguyen, TT*, Kanaori K, Hojo MK, Kawada T, Yamaoka R and Akino T (2011)
Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry 75(9):1818-1822

Chemical disguise as particular caste of the host ants in the ant parasitic inquiline, Niphanda fusca (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
Hojo MK*, Wada-Katsumata A, Akino T, Yamaguchi S, Ozaki M and Yamaoka R (2009)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Science 276(1656): 551-558

Gustatory synergism in ants mediates a species-specific symbiosis with lycaenid butterflies
Hojo MK*, Wada-Katsumata A, Ozaki M, Yamaguchi S and Yamaoka R (2008)
Journal of Comparative Physiology A 194(12):1043-1052

Herbivory damage does not indirectly influence the composition or excretion of aphid honeydew
Hembry DH*, Katayama N, Hojo MK and Ohgushi T (2006)
Population Ecology 48(3):245-250