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Radiation tolerance in the tardigrade Milnesium tardigradum
Purpose: Tardigrades are known to survive high doses of ionizing radiation. However, there have been no reports about radiation effects in tardigrades under culture conditions. In this study, weExpand
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Reexamination of properties of prophenoloxidase isolated from larval hemolymph of the silkworm Bombyx mori.
Prophenoloxidase in hemolymph of the silkworm (Bombyx mori) was purified by the method of Ashida (Ashida, M. (1971) Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 144, 749-762) with slight modifications to further increaseExpand
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Establishment of a rearing system of the extremotolerant tardigrade Ramazzottius varieornatus: a new model animal for astrobiology.
Studies on the ability of multicellular organisms to tolerate specific environmental extremes are relatively rare compared to those of unicellular microorganisms in extreme environments. TardigradesExpand
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Physicochemical and functional comparison of Xenopus laevis nucleoplasmin obtained from oocytes and from overexpression in bacteria.
We compare the physicochemical and functional characteristics of nucleoplasmin obtained from Xenopus laevis oocytes and by bacterial overexpression of a plasmid containing the nucleoplasmin gene. TheExpand
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The basis for colorless hemolymph and cocoons in the Y-gene recessive Bombyx mori mutants: a defect in the cellular uptake of carotenoids.
Bombyx mori is an excellent model for the study of carotenoid-binding proteins (CBP). In previous papers, we identified and molecularly characterized a CBP from the Y-gene dominant mutants. In theExpand
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Sexual isolation and cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila elegans
In Drosophila elegans, partial sexual isolation has developed between the brown and black morphs, which are distributed allopatrically. The present study aims to understand how they discriminateExpand
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Causal involvement of mammalian‐type cryptochrome in the circadian cuticle deposition rhythm in the bean bug Riptortus pedestris
Mammalian‐type CRYPTOCHROME (CRY‐m) is considered to be a core repressive component of the circadian clock in various insect species. However, this role is based only on the molecular function ofExpand
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Purification and characterization of biliverdin-binding vitellogenin from the hemolymph of the common cutworm, Spodoptera litura.
Biliverdin-binding vitellogenin (Vg) was purified from adult female hemolymph of the common cutworm, Spodoptera litura, by using gel filtration and ion exchange chromatographies. The molecular massExpand
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Seasonal changes of phospholipids in last instar larvae of rice stem borer Chilo suppressalis Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
Phospholipids of the cell membrane have been studied from the viewpoint of how overwintering insects inhabiting temperate zones adapt to low temperature. The transition of cell membrane phospholipidsExpand
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