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Flash Communication Systems of Japanese Fireflies1
- N. Ohba
- Biology, Medicine
- Integrative and comparative biology
- 1 June 2004
Abstract Japanese fireflies range from nocturnal luminescent species to diurnal non-luminescent species. Their communication systems are classified into 6 types based on the following criteria: 1)… Expand
Gene diversity and geographic differentiation in mitochondrial DNA of the Genji firefly, Luciola cruciata (Coleoptera: Lampyridae).
The Genji firefly, Luciola cruciata, is divided into two ecological types, the fast-flash and slow-flash types, on the basis of the interflash interval of mate-seeking males. To evaluate the… Expand
CLONING, EXPRESSION and SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF cDNA FOR THE LUCIFERASES FROM THE JAPANESE FIREFLIES, Pyrocoelia tniyako AND Hotaria parvula
Abstract— Cloning and sequence analysis of cDNA for the luciferases of Pyrocoelia miyako and Hotaria parvula were carried out (GenBank accession numbers L39928 and L39929, respectively). The amino… Expand
Mitochondrial genomes of two luminous beetles, Rhagophthalmus lufengensis and R. ohbai (Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera).
We determined the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences of two luminous beetles (Arthropoda, Insecta, Coleoptera), Rhagophthalmus lufengensis from Yunnan, China and Rhagophthalmus ohbai from Yaeyama… Expand
A comparative study of spectral sensitivity curves in three diurnal and eight nocturnal species of Japanese fireflies
Abstract The spectral properties of the eyes of 3 species of diurnal and 8 species of nocturnal Japanese fireflies, in many cases males and females, were determined by an electroretinographic method.… Expand
Cloning and Characterization of Luciferase from a Fijian Luminous Click Beetle
- Y. Mitani, R. Futahashi, K. Niwa, N. Ohba, Y. Ohmiya
- Biology, Medicine
- Photochemistry and photobiology
- 1 September 2013
Luminous click beetle is distributed almost exclusively in Central and South America with a single genus in Melanesia. Among these click beetles, the description of Melanesian species has been… Expand
Embryogenesis of the glowworm Rhagophthalmus ohbai Wittmer (Insecta: Coleoptera, Rhagophthalmidae), with emphasis on the germ rudiment formation
The early embryonic development and features of the developing embryo of the glowworm Rhagophthalmus ohbai are described chiefly by light microscopy, with emphasis on the germ rudiment formation and… Expand
Geographic differences in flash intervals and pre‐mating isolation between populations of the Genji firefly, Luciola cruciata
Abstract. 1. Two types of Genji firefly, Luciola cruciata, have been recognised on the basis of the inter‐flash interval.
Allozymic Differentiation between Two Ecological Types of Flashing Behavior in the Japanese Firefly, Luciola cruciata
Sexual Dimorphism in the Compound Eye of Rhagophthalmus ohbai (Coleoptera: Rhagophthalmidae): II. Physiology and Function of the Eye of the Male
Abstract The eyes of male and female Rhagophthalmus ohbai are of very different sizes and possess approximately 3000 and 35 facets, respectively. In the male eye one can distinguish a smaller dorsal… Expand