Atsuko Yamagata

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The ultrastructural features of spermatogenesis were investigated in the hermaphroditic sea star Asterina minor. The primordial germ cells in the genital rachis contain small clusters of electron-dense material (nuage material) and a stack of annulate lamellae. They also have a flagellum and basal body complex situated close to the Golgi complex. After the(More)
Although the use of aging expeimental animals for studying serotonergic neuronal changes is limited because of species differences, cholinergic neuronal deterioration does appear to be a feature common to mammalian aging brains. In the present study, a recently introduced experimental animal, Suncus murinus (house musk shrew, an insectivore classified as(More)
Most chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.) flowers have a central capitulum, composed of many disc florets that is surrounded by ray petals. CmCCD4a, a gene that encodes a carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase (CCD), is expressed specifically in the ray petals of chrysanthemum cultivars, and its expression leads to white ray petals as a result of(More)
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