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Annotated Checklist of Deep-sea Fishes of the Sea of Japan
A list of deep-sea fishes from the Sea of Japan is presented on the basis of a literature survey and specimens mainly collected in the years 2009-2013. A total of 363 species belonging to 104Expand
Functional analysis of recombinant pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor protein with amino-acid substitution
Mechanisms other than the conformational change of PSTI associated with amino-acid substitution, such as abnormal splicing, may underlie the predisposition to pancretitis in patients with the N34S mutation. Expand
Pantoea punctata sp. nov., Pantoea citrea sp. nov., and Pantoea terrea sp. nov. isolated from fruit and soil samples.
A total of 37 bacterial strains with the general characteristics of the family Enterobacteriaceae were isolated from fruit and soil samples in Japan as producers of 2,5-diketo-D-gluconic acid fromExpand
Homologies of the adductor mandibulae muscles in Tetraodontiformes as indicated by nerve branching patterns
Homologies of the adductor mandibulae muscles in eight families of Tetraodontiformes were hypothesized from the branching patterns of ramus mandibularis trigeminus, found to be a composite of A1 subsection and A2β. Expand
Genetic divergence between and within two color morphotypes of Parapercis sexfasciata (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) from Tosa Bay, southern Japan
Results indicate that the two color morphotypes of Parapercis sexfasciata represent two distinct species, and estimates of initial population sizes and mutational timescales suggested that morphotype B comprises historically larger and older populations than morphotype A. Expand
Peripheral nervous system of the ocean sunfish Mola mola (Tetraodontiformes: Molidae)
The cutaneous branch innervation pattern in the claval fin rays was clearly identical with that in the dorsal and anal fin rays, but differed significantly from that inThe caudal finrays, providing strong support for the hypothesis that the clavus comprises highly modified components of the anterior and anal fins. Expand
A scale-eating triacanthodid, Macrorhamphosodes uradoi: prey fishes and mouth "handedness" (Tetraodontiformes, Triacanthoidei)
Gut content analyses of deep-sea triacanthodid specimens from Tosa Bay and the Kyushu-Palau Ridge, southern Japan, revealed that the species primarily feeds on fish scales, with the long tubular snout of M. uradoi recognized as an adaptation for obtaining scales while keeping the body in a relatively posterior position, thereby minimizing the likelihood of being noticed by the prey. Expand
Innervation of the lateral line system in Rhyacichthys aspro: the origin of superficial neuromast rows in gobioids (Perciformes: Rhyacichthyidae)
Absence of bony roofs in the lateral line system was proposed as a synapomorphy of Gobioidei, and a progressive neotenic shift in theateral line system of the suborder discussed was proposed. Expand
The lateral line system and its innervation in Champsodon snyderi (Champsodontidae): distribution of approximately 1000 neuromasts
Accessory lateral rami, innervating most of the neuromasts on the body, were derived from the lateral ramus in a one-to-one relationship with the vertebrae. Expand
Homologies of cephalic lateral line canals in Pseudorhombus pentophthalmus and Engyprosopon grandisquama (Pleuronectiformes): innervation and upper eye floor formation
Cephalic lateral line canals in two pleuronectiforms, Pseudorhombus pentophthalmus (Paralichthyidae) and Engyprosopon grandisquama (Bothidae), were studied and their homologies between the ocular andExpand