Masami Furuta

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A captive female dugong at Toba Aquarium (Japan) was examined to describe the microbiota of its lower digestive tracts using the molecular-biological technique, a culture-independent method. The phylogenetic analysis of bacterial 16S rRNA genes was conducted for fecal samples, which were taken at 3 different periods. Based on phylogenetic analysis of these(More)
Hematological and serum biochemical values in five captive finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) were examined, and abnormalities of aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase and γ-glutamyltransferase were determined in a male finless porpoise. The numbers of white and red blood cells in pregnant female porpoises(More)
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