Masumi Yamamuro

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Concentrations and accumulation profiles of PCDDs/DFs and coplanar-PCBs (co-PCBs) in aquatic biota (e.g., plankton, shellfish, benthic invertebrate, and fish) and sediment from Tokyo Bay were examined to elucidate the relationship between bioaccumulation and trophic level in the food web as determined by the stable nitrogen isotope analysis. Bioaccumulation(More)
On the basis of congener-specific analysis of dioxins in a dated sediment core, the sources and behavior of dioxins in Lake Shinji Basin, Japan, were estimated. The dioxins in the core showed that their deposition in the lake increased rapidly during the 1960s, peaked in the early 1970s, and then decreased gradually. Principal component analysis of the(More)
Calcification by charophytes improves the quality of water, although most studies on calcification have only examined ecorticate species. We investigated the formation and relationship of alkalines and acids with regard to calcification on internodal cells in Chara corallina, an ecorticate species, and Chara globularis, a corticate species. We observed that(More)
As expressed in the Ramsar Convention, the wise use of wetlands, including coastal lagoons, is one of the greatest environmental concerns across the globe. Seagrass beds are the key element for sustaining coastal lagoon ecosystems. Eutrophication, especially by nitrogen and phosphorus, has degraded many coastal waters and has been invoked as a major cause(More)
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BACKGROUND We assessed our outcomes using an intercostal muscle flap harvested with cautery prior to chest retraction. METHODS Our retrospective study was conducted using an electronic prospective database. RESULTS There were 456 patients (348 men) over a six year period. The intercostal muscle flap was used for bronchial coverage in 391 patients. The(More)
Metals are essential for human life and physiological functions but may sometimes cause disorders. Therefore, we conducted acute toxicity testing of 50 metals in Daphnia magna: EC50s of seven elements (Be, Cu, Ag, Cd, Os, Au and Hg) were < 100 µg l(-1) ; EC50s of 13 elements (Al, Sc, Cr, Co, Ni, Zn, Se, Rb, Y, Rh, Pt, Tl and Pb) were between 100 and 1000 µg(More)
Here we report on an advanced survey system that combines multibeam echo sounding with underwater photography, which was used to collect accurate data on the distribution and abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in Lake Towada. The use of this system enabled us to visualize the cover, height, and biomass of the SAV over the lake bottom, as well(More)
Juvenile hormone (JH) and JH agonists have been shown to induce male offspring production in various daphnids, including Daphnia magna using OECD TG211. The critical period (about 1h) for JH action on ova in the parent's ovary to induce male offspring is existing at 7-8h later from ovulation. Therefore, we considered that adult D. magna could be used to(More)