Masayuki Yasuno

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For a complete understanding of the epidemiology of a vector-borne disease, a knowledge of the bionomics of the vector is needed. The development of Aedes aegypti was studied in Wat Samphaya, Bangkok, Thailand, where work on the adult biology had been carried out the previous year (1966-67). Particular attention was given to the variation in the numbers of(More)
Four experiments were conducted to evaluate Microcystis as food for zooplankton in Lake Kasumigaura, and the following results were obtained. (1) Moina micrura (Cladocera) showed little growth and no reproduction when the animal was reared with Microcystis cultured in the laboratory. The animal did not grow nor reproduce well when Chlorella was mixed with(More)
A zooplankton community was established in outdoor experimental ponds, into which a vertebrate predator (topmouth gudgeon: Pseudorasbora parva) and/or an invertebrate predator (phantom midge larva: Chaoborus flavicans) were introduced and their predation effects on the zooplankton community structure were evaluated. In the ponds which had Chaoborus but not(More)
Population dynamics and vertical migration of Daphnia longispina in Lake Yunoko were studied. The Daphnia population was small in spring and early summer, probably because of high predation pressure by fish. The population grew in midsummer, when thermal stratification developed and the dissolved oxygen became very low in the deeper layer of the(More)
The growth rate, birth rate, death rate and production of the cladocera of Lake Kasumigaura were studied. Standing crop of zooplankton seemed to be governed by predation rather than food. Maximum productivity of cladocerans was observed in late August and early September. There were differences in production between sampling stations. The highest production(More)
The daily vertical migration of five species;Microcystis aeruginosa (Kütz.) Trevis,Anabaena spiroides Klebahn f.crassa (L.) Elenkin,Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (L.) Ralfs,Melosira granulata (E). Ralfs, andCoscinodiscus lacustris Grun. was studied using a close-interval water sampler on a calm summer day in Lake Kasumigaura. Many colonies ofMicrocystis were(More)
Using large enclosures set in Lake Suwa, experimental studies were conducted to examine the effects of bottom sediments on plankton production in a natural lake ecosystem. Successive changes in biotic and abiotic components in two types of enclosure with and without bottom sediments were surveyed throughout a one-month period in the early fall of 1985.(More)
To evaluate the influence of overwintering individuals of zooplankton on spring zooplankton communities, the dynamics of zooplankton communities with or without overwintering individuals were observed in experimental ponds from fall to spring. An insecticide, carbaryl, was used to regulate the overwintering individuals. In ponds which received insecticide(More)
The insecticide permethrin (a synthetic pyrethroid) was applied into enclosures (1 m diameter and 3.5 m deep) placed in a pond. The chemical was rapidly removed from the water to the sediments. Daphnia rosea and its predator, Chaoborus flavicans were seriously affected by this application and disappeared from the enclosure. Acanthodiaptomus pacificus(More)