Mitsuo Chihara

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Parviselmis is described as the third subgenus ofTetraselmis (Prasinophyceae) on the basis of the ultrastructural features of pyrenoid. This subgenus is characterized by the pyrenoid whose matrix is invaded by cytoplasmic canaliculi that terminate most blindly within the matrix and by the smaller size of cells, most falling within the range between 6–14.5(More)
Heterosigma akashiwo and its related algae were re-examined by light and electron microscopes using cultured materials including type cultures of bothH. akashiwo andH. inlandica as well as specimens referred to asOlisthodiscus luteus maintained in CCAP and UTEX. All the strains examined were similar to one another in appearance and ultrastructural features.(More)
TOKYO SKYTREE® has recently been constructed in the eastern area of central Tokyo, located in the Kanto Plain, and is the tallest free-standing broadcasting tower in the world (634m). When a tall structure is located on a plain, it is expected that lightning will often strike the structure when thunderclouds approach. The authors plan to observe the(More)
The genus Nephroselmis (Nephroselmidophyceae), which had been placed in the Prasinophyceae, is one of the primitive green flagellates that are important to our understanding of the early evolution of green plants. We studied a new species of Nephroselmis isolated from Japan, Fiji and South Africa. This species has been known for a long time as undescribed(More)
Net production of theEcklonia cava community was monitored on a monthly basis for a year, and annual net production was estimated. Growth rate of blades reached a maximum of about 13 g dry wt·m−2·day−1 in spring and a minimum of about 2 g dry wt·m−2·day−1 in late summer. Annual production of blades was calculated to be 2.84 kg dry wt·m−2·year−1. If the(More)
The morphology ofPedobesia lamourouxii andDerbesia ryukyuensis, both collected in Shimoda and the adjacent areas in central Japan, was studied from field specimens and laboratory cultures. Specimens which had the same morphology as EuropeanP. lamourouxii produced stephanokont zoospores which developed into either prostrate filaments or expanded discoidal(More)
Fe-based superconductors (FBS) present a large variety of compounds whose properties are affected to different extents by their crystal structures. Amongst them, the REFeAs(O,F) (RE1111, RE being a rare-earth element) is the family with the highest critical temperature Tc but also with a large anisotropy and Josephson vortices as demonstrated in the(More)
Information available on the structure of species belonging to the generaTetraselmis, Platymonas andPrasinocladus has been reviewed. Detailed comparison of these data has convinced the authors that species in these genera all belong to the same genus. Stalk development by cast-off thecae, a characteristic used to definePrasinocladus, is variable within(More)
Two species ofDerbesia (Class Chlorophyceae),D. marina andD. tenuissima, have been studied for the purpose of obtaining a better understanding of their morphological details and life histories, using preserved and living specimens as well as laboratory cultures. The life histories of both species were completed in the laboratory, starting from both(More)
A new coccolithophorid genusJomonlithus withJ. littoralis as the type species, is described based on specimens isolated from a sand sample collected at the mouth of Nakagawa river, Ibaraki, Japan. This genus is characterized by the coccolith which is composed of an organic base-plate scale and calcified rim elements made up of two different subelements.J.(More)