Dr. Yoko Matsumura

Projekt Leiterin

Zoologisches Institut und Museum
Allgemeine und Systematische Zoologie

Loitzer Str. 26
17489 Greifswald

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 420-4246
yoko.matsumura@uni-greifswald.de

yoko.matumura.hamupeni@gmail.com

Forschungsinteressen

Formen von Genitalien sind sehr vielfältig, sodass diese bei verschiedenen Tiergruppen für Artenbestimmungen gut verwendet werden können. Ich möchte klären, wie Unterschiede zwischen nah verwandten Arten in ihrer Evolution entstehen und sich bewahren, und deswegen beschäftige ich mich mit evolutionärer Morphologie, Funktionsmorphologie & Biomechanik der Genitalien besonders bei Insekten (und bald auch bei Spinnen).  Einer meiner Forschungsschwerpunkte ist die Ko-Evolution von männlichen und weiblichen Genitalien mit einem besonderen Fokus auf verlängerte Genitalien. In verschiedenen Gruppen, nicht nur bei Insekten, sondern auch bei Spinnen, gibt es Arten mit verlängerten Genitalien. Deren Länge kann bei einigen Arten viel länger als ihr Köper sein. Der Ursprung und teilweise die Funktion der verlängerten Genitalien bei Männchen variieren von Gruppe zu Gruppe.  Ich untersuche bei verschiedenen Gruppen, wie die verlängerte Genitalien beim Geschlechtsverkehr funktionieren und sich bewegen, was für wesentliche Rollen die morphologischen und mechanischen Eigenschaften der Genitalien dabei spielen, und warum jede Art eigene morphologische und mechanische Eigenschaften der Genitalien hat (warum müssen solche Eigenschaften artenspezifisch sein). Daneben interessiere ich mich für Systematik und Taxonomie von Blattkäfern und Bodenläusen, mit denen ich mich schon lange beschäftige.


Curriculum Vitae
Ausbildung
seit 06/2021 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Universität Greifswald, Zoologisches Institut und Museum
09/2020 – 05/2021 Gastwissenschaftlerin an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
06/2017 – 08/2020 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Christian-Albrechts- Universität zu Kiel mit dem Projekt „Funktionelle Morphologie und Biomechanik sexueller Interaktionen von Käfern und ihre evolutionären Auswirkungen“
04/2015 – 05/2017 Postdoktorandin an der Keio Universität, Japan und an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel mit dem Projekt „How did co-diversification between male and female genitalia evolve? -biomechanical approaches-“
06/2014 – 03/2015 Postdoktorandin an der Christian-Albrechts- Universität Kiel mit dem Projekt „How does sexual conflict drive co-evolution of male and female elongated genitalia?“
06/2012 – 06/2014 Postdoktorandin an der Friedrich-Schiller- Universität Jena mit dem Projekt „Have adaptive constraints affected the evolution of innovations? – a model case of extremely elongated penises in the class Insecta“
03/2012 – 06/2012 Postdoktorandin an der Hokkaido Universität, Hokkaido, Japan mit dem Projekt „Molecular phylogeny of the leaf beetle subfamily Criocerinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and coevolution of their reproductive organs“
04/2009 – 03/2012 Promotion zum PhD phil., Landwirtschaftliches Institut, Hokkaido Universität, Japan (Dissertation: „Evolutionary history of the extremely elongated intromittent organ in Criocerinae (Insecta, Coleoptera) – Have developmental constraints affected evolution of forms?“)
04/2007 – 03/2009 MSc, Landwirtschaftliches Institut, Hokkaido Universität, Japan
04/2003 – 03/2007 B.S., Biologisches Institut, Toyama Universität, Japan
Drittmittel und Stipendien
06/2021 – Postdoc-Stipendium (DFG Nr. MA 7400/1-2), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
 
06/2017 – 08/2020 Postdoc-Stipendium (DFG Nr. MA 7400/1-1), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
04/2015 – 12/2016 Postdoc-Stipendium (PD Nr. 15J03484), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan.
07/2014 – 03/2015 Stipendum für einen Forschungsaufenthalt in einem ausländischen Institut, der Yamada Science Fundation, Japan.
06/2012 – 06/2014 Postdoc-Stipendium für Research Abroad, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan.
09/2011 Reisestipendium für die Tagung: 5th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny 2011, Global COE Program „Establishment of Center for Integrated Field Environmental Science“, MEXT, Japan.
04/2010 – 03/2012 Doktoranden-Stipendium (DC2 Nr. 10J03017), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan.
11/2009 Reisestipendium für Feldarbeit (Ulu Gombak Field Research Centre & Cameron Highlands, Malysia), Global COE Program “Establishment of Center for Integrated Field Environmental Science”, MEXT, Japan.
08/2009 Reisestipendium für die Tagung, 31st International Ethological Congress, Global COE Program „Establishment of Center for Integrated Field Environmental Science“, MEXT, Japan.
05/2009 – 03/2010 Doktoranden-Stipendium, Career-up Program an der Hokkaido Universität, Global COE Program „Establishment of Center for Integrated Field Environmental Science“, MEXT, Japan.
Publikationen
in press
Matsumura, Y., Kovalev, A., Gorb, S.N. (accepted). Mechanical properties of a female reproductive tract of a beetle and implications for penile penetration. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
2021
Matsumura, Y., Kamimura, Y., Lee, C.-Y., Gorb, S.N., Rajabi, H. (2021) Penetration mechanics of elongated female and male genitalia of earwigs. Scientific Reports, 11, 7920.
Matsumura, Y., Jafarpour, M., Reut, M., Shams Moattar, B., Darvizeh, A., Gorb, S.N., Rajabi H. (2021) Excavation mechanics of the elongated female rostrum of the acorn weevil Curculio glandium (Coleoptera; Curculionidae). Applied Physics 127, 1–11.
2020
Matsumura, Y., Jafarpour, M., Ramm, S.A., Reinhold, K., Gorb, S.N., Rajabi, H. (2020) Material heterogeneity of male genitalia reduces genital damage in a bushcricket during sperm removal behaviour. The Science of Nature 107, 52.
Salerno, G., Rebora, M., Piersanti, S., Matsumura, Y., Gorb, E., Gorb, SN. (2020) Variation of attachment ability of Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) during nymphal development and adult aging. Journal of Insect Physiology 127, 104117.
Matsumura, Y., Gürke, S., Tramsen, H.T., Gorb, S.N. (2020) 3D printed spermathecae as experimental models to understand sperm dynamics in leaf beetles. BMC Zoology 5, 9.
Saltin, B.D., Matsumura, Y., Reid, A., Windmill, J.F., Gorb, S.N., Jackson, J.C. (2020) Resilin distribution and sexual dimorphism in the midge antenna and their influence on frequency sensitivity. Insects 11, 520.
Beutel, R.G., Richter, A., Keller, R.A., Hita Garcia, F., Matsumura, Y., Economo, E.P., Gorb, S.N. (2020) Distal leg structures of the Aculeata (Hymenoptera): A comparative evolutionary study of Sceliphron (Sphecidae) and Formica (Formicidae). Journal of Morphology 281, 737–753.
Matsumura, Y., Beutel, R.G. †, Rafael, J.A.†, Yao, I.†, Câmara, J.T.†, Lima, S.P., Yoshizawa, K. (2020) The evolution of Zoraptera. Systematic Entomology 45, 349–364. (†: 2-5th authors contributed equally)
2019
Matsumura, Y., Michels, J., Rajabi, H., Shimozawa, T., Gorb, S.N. (2019) Sperm transfer through hyper-elongated beetle penises – morphology and theoretical approaches. Scientific Reports 9, 10238.
Saltin, B.D., Matsumura, Y., Reid, A., Windmill, J.F., Gorb, S.N., Jackson, J.C. (2019) Material stiffness variation in mosquito antennae. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 16 (154), 20190049.
Cerkvenik, U., Van Leeuwen, J.L., Kovalev, A., Gorb, S. N., Matsumura, Y., Gussekloo, S.W. (2019) Stiffness gradients facilitate ovipositor bending and spatial probing control in a parasitic wasp. Journal of Experimental Biology 222(9), jeb195628.
2018
Mashimo, Y., Matsumura, Y., Beutel, R.G., Njoroge, L., Machida, R. (2018) A remarkable new species of Zoraptera, Zorotypus asymmetristernum sp. n. from Kenya. Zootaxa 4388 (3), 407–416.
2017
Matsumura, Y., Kovalev, A., Gorb, S.N. (2017) Penetration mechanics of a beetle intromittent organ with bending stiffness gradient and a soft tip. Science Advances 3, eaao5469.
Matsumura, Y., Suenaga, H., Kamimura, Y., Gorb, S.N. (2017) Traumatic mating by hand saw-like spines on the internal sac in Pyrrhalta maculicollis (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae). Zookeys 720, 77–89.
Reut, M., Matsumura, Y., Kozlowski, M.W., Beutel, R.G. (2017) Bizarre mating in the entimine weevil Polydrusus picus. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56 (2), 192–195.
Matsumura, Y., Kubo, T. (2017) Eversion and withdrawal of an intromittent organ before sexual maturation prepares male beetles for copulation. Royal Society Open Science 4, 161029.
Matsumura, Y., Michels, J., Appel, E., Gorb, S.N. (2017) Functional morphology and evolution of the hyper-elongated intromittent organ in Cassida leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Zoology 120, 1–14.
2016
Matsumura, Y., Njoroge, L. (2016) A new record of Zoraptera (Insecta) from Kenya, with remarks on their habitat. Journal of East African Natural History 105 (2), 213–222.
Filippov, A., Matsumura, Y., Kovalev, A., Gorb, S.N. (2016) Stiffness gradient of the beetle penis facilitates propulsion in the spiraled female spermathecal duct. Scientific Reports 6, 27608.
2015
Filippov, A., Kovalev, A., Matsumura, Y., Gorb, S.N. (2015) Male penile propulsion into spiralled spermathecal ducts of female chrysomelid beetles: a numerical simulation approach. Journal of Theoretical Biology 384, 140–146.
Matsumura, Y.†, Wipfler, B.†, Pohl, H., Dallai, R., Machida, R., Mashimo, Y., Câmara, J.T., Rafael, J.A., Beutel, R.G. (2015) Cephalic anatomy of Zorotypus weidneri New, 1978: new evidence for a placement of Zoraptera. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 73 (1), 85–105 †equally contributed.
Dallai, R., Gottardo, M., Mercati, D., Rafael, J.A., Machida, R., Mashimo, Y., Matsumura, Y., Beutel, R.G. (2015) The intermediate sperm type and genitalia of Zorotypus shannoni Gurney – evidence supporting infraordinal lineages in Zoraptera (Insecta). Zoomorphology 134 (1), 79–91.
Jałoszyński, P., Matsumura, Y., Beutel, R.G. (2015) Evolution of a giant intromittent organ in Scydmaeninae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae): functional morphology of the male postabdomen in Mastigini. Arthropod Structure & Development 44, 77–98.
2014
Matsumura, Y., Yao, I., Beutel, R.G., Yoshizawa, K. (2014) Molecular phylogeny of the leaf beetle subfamily Criocerinae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and the correlated evolution of reproductive organs. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 72 (2), 95–110.
Dallai, R., Gottardo, M., Mercati, D., Machida, R., Mashimo, Y., Matsumura, Y., Rafael, J.A., Beutel, R.G. (2014) Comparative morphology of spermatozoa and reproductive systems of zorapteran species from different world regions (Insecta, Zoraptera). Arthropod Structure & Development 43 (4), 371–383.
Matsumura, Y., Yoshizawa, K., Machida, R., Mashimo, Y., Dallai, R., Gottardo, M., Kleinteich, T., Michels, J., Gorb, S.N., Beutel, R.G. (2014) Two separate intromittent organs in Zorotypus caudelli (Insecta, Zoraptera): a seemingly paradox coexistence of an extremely long and narrow tube and a large spermatophore. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112, 40–54.
Mashimo, Y., Matsumura, Y., Machida, R., Dallai, R., Gottardo, M., Yoshizawa, K., Friedrich, F., Wipfler, B., Beutel, R.G. (2014) 100 years Zoraptera – a phantom in insect evolution and the history of its investigation. Insect Systematics & Evolution 45, 371–393.
Friedrich, F., Matsumura, Y., Pohl, H., Bai, M., Hörnschemeyer, T., Beutel, R.G. (2014) Insect morphology in the age of phylogenomics - innovative techniques and its future role in systematics. Entomological Science 17, 1–24. (invited review)
Dallai, R., Gottardo, M., Mercati, D., Machida, R., Mashimo, Y., Matsumura, Y., Beutel, R.G. (2014) Giant spermatozoa and a huge spermatheca: a case of coevolution of male and female reproductive organs in the ground louse Zorotypus impolitus (Insecta, Zoraptera). Arthropod Structure & Development 43 (2), 135–151.
2013
Matsumura, Y., Maruyama, M. (2013) A new synonym of Lema (Lema) dilecta Baly, 1873 (Chrysomelidae, Coleoptera). Elytra New Series 3 (1), 173–174.
Dallai, R., Gottardo, M., Mercati, D., Machida, R., Mashimo, Y., Matsumura, Y., Beutel, R.G. (2013) Divergent mating patterns and a unique mode of external sperm transfer in Zoraptera: an enigmatic group of pterygote insects. Naturwissenschaften 100, 581–594.
Matsumura, Y., Machida, R., Wipfler, B., Beutel, R.G., Yoshizawa, K. (2013) Parallel evolution of novelties: extremely long intromittent organs in the leaf beetle subfamily Criocerinae. Evolution & Development 15 (4), 305–315.
Lee, C.-F., Matsumura, Y. (2013) On newly and recently recorded species of the genus Lema Fabricius (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Criocerinae) from Taiwan. Zookeys 262, 17–37.
2012
Matsumura, Y., Yoshizawa, K. (2012) Homology of the internal sac components in the leaf beetle subfamily Criocerinae and evolutionary novelties related to the extremely elongated flagellum. Journal of Morphology 273, 507–518.
2011
Matsumura, Y., Yao, I. (2011) Isolation of nine polymorphic microsatellite loci in the leaf beetle, Lema (Lema) coronata (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Criocerinae). European Journal of Entomology 108, 697–699.
Matsumura, Y., Sasaki, S., Imasaka, S. (2011) Introduction of “Chrysomelid Beetles Club Mailing List” and about the rediscovery of Lema (Lema) cyanella from Japan with illustrated keys to the related species. Sayabane N.S. 3, 13–19. (In Japanese with English summary and illustrated keys to species)
Matsumura, Y., Sasaki, S., Imasaka, S., Sano, M., Ôhara, M. (2011) Revision of Lema (Lema) concinnipennis Baly, 1865 species group (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Criocerinae) in Japan. Journal of Natural History 45 (25–26), 1533–1561.
2010
Matsumura, Y., Yoshizawa, K. (2010) Insertion and withdrawal of extremely elongated genitalia: a simple mechanism with a highly modified morphology in the leaf beetle, Lema coronata. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99, 512–520.
2009
Matsumura, Y., Akimoto, S. (2009) Mating behavior and genital damage during copulation in the leaf beetle Lema coronata (Chrysomelidae, Criocerinae). Entomological Science 12, 215–217.
2008
Matsumura, Y., Suzuki, K. (2008) Comparative morphology of internal reproductive systems in leaf beetles of the Donaciinae and Criocerinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and its implication for the phylogeny. Zootaxa 1845, 1– 32.