Publication 2020


  1. Glycogen metabolism of the anammox bacterium “Candidatus Brocadia sinica”
    Okabe, S., Shafdar, A., Kobayashi, K., Zhang, L., Oshiki, M.
    ISME J., accepted.
  2. Influence of δ18O of water on measurements of δ18O of nitrite and nitrate
    Kobayashi, K., Fukushima, K., Onishi, Y., Nishina, K., Makabe, A., Yano, M., Wankel, S.D., Koba, K., Okabe, S.
    Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (accepted,
  3. High voltage generation from wastewater by microbial fuel cells equipped with a newly designed low voltage booster multiplier (LVBM)
    Joel, K.N., Okabe, S.
    Sci. Rep., accepted.
  4. Simple assay for colorimetric quantification of unamplified bacterial 16S rRNA in activated sludge using gold nanoprobes
    Nakajima, M., Hirano, R., Okabe, S., Satoh, H.
    Chemosphere, 263:128331.
  5. Microbial abundance and community composition in biofilms on in-pipe sensors in a drinking water distribution system
    Kitajima, M., Cruz, M.C., Williams, R.B.H., Wuertz, S., Whittle, A.J.
    Science of the Total Environment, accepted.
  6. The effect of GD1a ganglioside-expressing bacterial strains on murine norovirus infectivity
    Zhu, Y., Kawai, H., Hashiba, S., Amarasiri, M., Kitajima, M., Okabe, S., Sano, D.
    Molecules, 25: 4084
  7. Decay of SARS-CoV-2 and surrogate murine hepatitis virus RNA in untreated wastewater to inform application in wastewater-based epidemiology
    Ahmed, W., Bertsch, P.M., Bibby, K., Haramoto, E., Hewitt, J., Huygens, F., Gyawali, P., Korajkic, A., Riddell, S., Sherchan, S.P., Simpson, S.L., Sirikanchana, K., Symonds, E.M., Verhagen, R., Vasan, S.S., Kitajima, M., Bivins, A.
    Environmental Research, 191:110092
  8. Cell-density dependent anammox activity of Candidatus Brocadia sinica regulated by N-acyl homoserine lactone-mediated quorum sensing  

    Oshiki, M., Hiraizumi, H., Satoh, H., Okabe, S.
    Microbes and Environments, accepted.

  9. N2O production using native nos-deficient denitrifying bacterial strains screened by a genome mining approach  

    Oshiki, M., Ishimaru, M., Hatamoto, M., Yamaguchi, T., Araki, N., Okabe, S.
    Bioresource Technology Reports, 11: 100529.

  10. Frontier review on the propensity and repercussion of SARS-CoV-2 migration to aquatic environment

    Kumar, M., Thakur, A.K., Mazumder, P., Kuroda, K., Mohapatra, S., Rinklebe, J., Ramanathan, A.L., Cetecioglu, Z., Jain, S., Tyagi, V.K., Gikas, P., Chakraborty, S., Islam, M.T., Ahmad, A., Shah, A.V., Patel, A.K., Watanabe, T., Vithanage, M., Bibby, K., Kitajima, M., Bhattacharya, P.
    Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters, 1: 100001.

  11. Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in commercial passenger aircraft and cruise ship wastewater: a surveillance tool for assessing the presence of COVID-19 infected travelers
    Ahmed W, Bertsch PM, Angel N, Bibby K, Bivins A, Dierens L, Edson J, Ehret J, Gyawali P, Hamilton K, Hosegood I, Hugenholtz P, Jiang G, Kitajima M, Sichani HT, Shi J, Shimko KM, Simpson SL, Smith WJM, Symonds EM, Thomas KV, Verhagen R, Zaugg J, Mueller JF.
    Journal of Travel Medicine, 27: taaaa116.
  12. First detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater in North America: A study in Louisiana, USA
    Sherchan, S.P., Shahin, S., Ward, L.M., Tandukar, S., Aw, T.G., Schmitz, B., Ahmed, W., Kitajima, M.
    Science of the Total Environment, 743: 140621.
  13. First environmental surveillance for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater and river water in Japan
    Haramoto, E., Malla, B., Thakali, O., Kitajima, M.
    Science of the Total Environment, 737, 140405.
  14. Potential emergence of antiviral-resistant pandemic viruses via environmental drug exposure of animal reservoirs
    Kumar, M., Kuroda, K., Dhangar, K., Mazumder, P., Sonne, C., Rinklebe, J., Kitajima, M.
    Environmental Science & Technology (Viewpoint), accepted.
  15. Comparison of virus concentration methods for the RT-qPCR-based recovery of murine hepatitis virus, a surrogate for SARS-CoV-2 from untreated wastewater
    Ahmed, W., Bertsch, P., Bivins, A., Bibby, K., Farkas. K., Gathercole, A., Haramoto, E., Gyawali, P., Korajkic, A., McMinn, B.R., Mueller, J., Simpson, S., Smith, W.J.M., Symonds, E.M., Thomas, K.V., Verhagen, R., Kitajima, M.
    Science of the Total Environment, 739, 139960.
  16. Wastewater-Based Epidemiology: Global Collaborative to Maximize Contributions in the Fight Against COVID-19
    Bivins, A., North, N., Ahmad, A., Ahmed, W., Alm, E., Been, F., Bhattacharya, P., Bijlsma, L., Boehm, A.B., Brown, J., Buttiglieri, G., Calabro, V., Carducci, A., Castiglioni, S., Gurol, Z.C., Chakraborty, S., Costa, F., Curcio, S., de los Reyes III, F.L., Vela, J.D., Farkas, K., Fernandez-Casi, X., Gerba, C.P., Gerrity, D., Girones, R., Gonzalez, R., Haramoto, E., Harris, A., Holden, P.A., Islam, M.T., Jones, D.L., Kasprzyk-Hordern, B., Kitajima, M., Kotlarz, N., Kumar, M., Kuroda, K., La Rosa, G., Malpei, F., Mautus, M., McLellan, S.L., Medema, G., Meschke, J.S., Mueller, J., Newton, R.J., Nilsson, D., Noble, R.T., van Nuijs, A., Peccia, J., Perkins, T.A., Pickering, A.J., Rose, J., Sanchez, G., Smith, A., Stadler, L., Stauber, C., Thomas, K., van der Voorn, T., Wigginton, K., Zhu, K., Bibby, K.
    Environmental Science & Technology (Viewpoint), 54(13), 7754–7757.
  17. SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: State of the knowledge and research needs
    Kitajima, M., Ahmed, W., Bibby, K., Carducci, A., Gerba, C.P., Hamilton, K.A., Haramoto, E., Rose, J.B.
    Science of the Total Environment, 739, 139076.
  18. First confirmed detection of SARS-CoV-2 in untreated wastewater in Australia: A proof of concept for the wastewater surveillance of COVID-19 in the community
    Ahmed, W., Angel, N., Edson, J., Bibby, K., Bivins, A., O’Brien, J.W., Choi, P.M., Kitajima, M., Simpson, S.L., Li, J., Tscharke, B., Verhagen, R., Smith, W.J.M., Zaugg, J., Dierens, L., Hugenholtz, P., Thomas, K.V., Mueller, J.F.
    Science of the Total Environment, 728, 138764.
  19. Improvement of electrochemical conditions for detecting redox reaction of K3[Fe(CN)6] toward the application in norovirus aptasensor
    Hirano, S., Saito, J., Yukawa, T., Sano, D., Okamoto, A., Okabe, S., Kitajima, M.
    Electrochemistry, 88(3), 205-209.
  20. Recycled water safety: current status of traditional and emerging viral indicators
    Ahmed, W., Kitajima, M., Tandukar, S., Haramoto, E.
    Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, 16, 62-72.
  21. Bottleneck size-dependent changes in the genetic diversity and specific growth rate of a rotavirus A strain
    Kadoya, S., Urayama, S., Nunoura, T., Hirai, M., Takaki, Y., Kitajima, M., Nakagomi, T., Nakagomi, O., Okabe, S., Nishimura, O., Sano, D.
    Journal of Virology, 94(10), e02083-19.
  22. Simple and reliable enumeration of Escherichia coli concentrations in wastewater samples by measuring β-D-glucuronidase (GUS) activities via a microplate reader
    Satoh, H., Kikuchi, K., Katayose, Y., Tsuda, S., Hirano, R., Hirakata, Y., Kitajima, M., Ishii, S., Oshiki, M., Hatamoto, M., Takahashi, M., Okabe, S.
    Science of the Total Environment, 715, 136928.
  23. Required chlorination doses to fulfill the credit value for disinfection of enteric viruses in water: A critical review
    Rachmadi, A.T., Kitajima, M., Kato, T., Kato, H., Okabe, S., Sano, D.
    Environmental Science & Technology, 54(4), 2068-2077.
  24. Ecological niche differentiation among anammox bacteria
    Zhang, L., Okabe, S.
    Water Research, 2020, 171, 115468
  25. Mixture toxicity of the combinations of silver nanoparticles and environmental pollutants
    Fukushima, T., Wongta, J., Okabe, S.
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2020, 27, 6326-6337.
  26. Transcriptomic analysis of HepG2 cells exposed to fractionated wastewater effluents suggested humic substances as potential inducer of whole effluent toxicity
    Hara-Yamamura, H., Fukushima, T., Tan, L.C., Okabe, S.
    Chemosphere, 2020, 240, 124894.
  27. Domestic wastewater treatment and energy harvesting by serpentine up-flow MFCs equipped with PVDF-based activated carbon air-cathodes and a low voltage booster
    Koffi, N.J., Okabe S.
    Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 380, 122443.

International Conference Presentations

  1. Virus reduction during advanced Bardenpho and conventional wastewater treatment processes
    Schmitz, B.W., Kitajima, M., Campillo, MlE., Gerba, C.P., Pepper, I.L.
    WaterJAM 2020 (September 14-17, 2020, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA)