Hideaki Sasaki

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A new marine filamentous chromophyte Schizocladia ischiensis sp. nov. is described from Naples, Italy, and a new class, Schizocladiophyceae, is proposed to accommodate the species based on morphology, photosynthetic pigment analysis, and rbcL and 18S rRNA gene sequences. The vegetative thallus is composed of branched filaments, 3-7 microm in diameter,(More)
Plasticity in sex differentiation is known to be common in teleost fishes. Anemonefishes are protandrous; females are the largest and dominant members of social groups, displaying frequent aggressive behavior towards other members of groups. The second-ranked individuals become males and others remain as non-reproductive individuals. Here we examine the(More)
The brain nanopeptide arginine vasotocin (AVT) and its mammalian homolog arginine vasopressin are involved in the regulation of social and reproductive behavior. We investigated the relationship between social rank formation and the brain AVT system in the false clown anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris), which forms a social rank that leads to sex(More)
Accumulations of radionuclides in marine macroalgae (seaweeds) resulting from the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant (F1NPP) accident in March 2011 have been monitored for two years using high-purity germanium detectors. Algal specimens were collected seasonally by snorkeling at Nagasaki, Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture (Pref.), Japan, ca. 50 km perimeter from the(More)
b fast and highly reliable method of inspecting minule solder joints of high-density rnouaed devices hns been dcveloperl. It uses two techniques to detect all types of defects, such as unsoldered leads. solder bridges. and mis-aligned leads. One applieszxternal Form to solder joints with an air jet. which vibrates w shifts unsoldered leads. The vibration(More)
The purpose of this study was to construct a 3D dynamic model to quantify low back load during single person dependent transfer, and to compare the effects of wearing style of a low back belt on low back loading. Of the nine subjects participating in this study, eight adopted the role of caregiver and one was a simulated patient. Tasks were general transfer(More)
The brain nanopeptides arginine vasotocin and isotocin are considered to be involved in the regulation of social and reproductive behavior in teleosts. We investigated the immunoreactivity of brain arginine vasotocin and isotocin neurons in four pairs of the protandrous false clown anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris (Cuvier, 1830). After 450 days of pairing,(More)
Growth of Escherichia coli K-12 in a modified Davis minimal medium was inhibited under high osmolarity, but it recovered remarkably with the addition of 1 mM proline. The co-existence of K+ with proline enhanced the recovery of growth under high osmolarity more than that in the presence of proline alone. The same was true for the activities of respiration(More)
This paper highlights a number of articles on research and development on wood composites. The coefficient of variation in the mechanical properties of wood components tends to decrease when the thickness of the wood elements decreases. This finding was utilized in the manufacture of hollow cylindrical columns of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) from(More)
lpha 2-macroglobulins (a2-M) are proteinase inhibitors that are present in the plasma of vertebrates and invertebrates. Moreover, a2-M also functions as a binding protein to numerous growth factors, cytokines and hormones. The precursor of a2-M is synthesized as approximately 180 kDa glycosylated polypeptide, and mature protein exists as monometric,(More)