Hiroshi Sakurai

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BACKGROUND Phylogenetic analyses of jawed vertebrates based on mitochondrial sequences often result in confusing inferences which are obviously inconsistent with generally accepted trees. In particular, in a hypothesis by Rasmussen and Arnason based on mitochondrial trees, cartilaginous fishes have a terminal position in a paraphyletic cluster of bony(More)
A method is presented for explicitly representing dimensions, tolerances, and geometric features in solid models. The method combines CSG and boundary representations in a graph structure called an object graph. Dimensions are represented by a relative position operator. The method can automatically translate changes in dimensional values into corresponding(More)
A procedure for defining and recognizing shape features 3-D solid models is presented in which a shape feature is defined as a single face or a set of continuous faces possessing certain characteristic facts in topology and geometry. The system automatically extracts these facts from an example shape feature interactively indicated by the user. The(More)
In this paper a method is presented to generate uniform hexahedral meshes automatically. In this method, a solid model with complex geometry is decomposed into swept volumes with simpler geometry. A sweepable face on the solid model is selected as the generator face to generate a swept volume. Each generator face is specified with node density and a(More)
Based on studies using laboratory strains, the efficiency of gene disruption in Aspergillus oryzae, commonly known as koji mold, is low; thus, gene disruption has rarely been applied to the breeding of koji mold. To evaluate the efficiency of gene disruption in industrial strains of A. oryzae, we produced ferrichrysin biosynthesis gene (dffA) disruptants(More)