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Antibacterial Activity and Mechanism of Action of the Silver Ion in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli
The results of the present study suggest that silver ions may cause S. aureus and E. coli bacteria to reach an ABNC state and eventually die. Expand
Silicon-induced cell wall fortification of rice leaves: a possible cellular mechanism of enhanced host resistance to blast.
Silicon-induced cell wall fortification of rice leaves may be closely associated with enhanced host resistance to blast, and silicon was prevalent throughout the leaf surface, with relatively small deposition on stomatal guard cells in silicon-treated plants. Expand
Electron microscopic study of novel threadlike structures on the surfaces of mammalian organs
The ultrastructures of novel threadlike structures and corpuscles on the surfaces of internal organs of rats were investigated using electron microscopy and SEM images were obtained for the first time to reveal the detailed structure of the NTSs that were only recently discovered. Expand
Network of Endocardial Vessels
The endocardial circulatory system in bovine cardiac chambers and its ultrastructures, such as nucleic distributions, microlumens, and collagenous extracellular matrices, are investigated. Expand
Morphology of the archaellar motor and associated cytoplasmic cone in Thermococcus kodakaraensis
Archaeal swimming motility is driven by archaella: rotary motors attached to long extracellular filaments. The structure of these motors, and particularly how they are anchored in the absence of aExpand
Comparison of the characteristic features of Bonghan ducts, blood and lymphatic capillaries.
The Bonghan corpuscles are specialized structures consisting of different types of immune cells randomly scattered as single cells in the matrix or clustered in follicle-like formations and the Bonghan ductules in the corpuscle contain flowing immune cells and occasionally basophilic bodies. Expand
Gibberella zeae chitin synthase genes, GzCHS5 and GzCHS7, are required for hyphal growth, perithecia formation, and pathogenicity
It is demonstrated that GzCHS5 and GzChS7 are indispensable for perithecia formation and pathogenicity as well as normal septa formation and hyphal growth in G. zeae. Expand
Role of maltogenic amylase and pullulanase in maltodextrin and glycogen metabolism of Bacillus subtilis 168.
Glycogen breakdown may be a sequential process that involves pullulanase and MAase, whereby pullULanase hydrolyzes the alpha-1,6-glycosidic linkage at the branch point to release a linear maltooligosaccharide that is then hydrolyzed into maltose and maltotriose by MAase. Expand
Description of a New Planktonic Mixotrophic Dinoflagellate Paragymnodinium shiwhaense n. gen., n. sp. from the Coastal Waters off Western Korea: Morphology, Pigments, and Ribosomal DNA Gene Sequence
Based on morphological and molecular analyses, this dinoflagellate Paragymnodinium shiwhaense is a new species, also within a new genus, and the phylogenetic trees show that it belongs within the Gymnod inium sensu stricto clade. Expand
Novel threadlike structures (Bonghan ducts) inside lymphatic vessels of rabbits visualized with a Janus Green B staining method.
The specific staining of the JGB suggests that these threadlike structures inside lymphatic vessels have a high density of mitochondria in their cells and/or nerve-like properties, either of which may provide important clues to their physiological function. Expand