Naoyuki Nishimura

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The population structure and spatial pattern of major tree species in a warm-temperate old-growth evergreen broad-leaved forest in the Tatera Forest Reserve of Japan were investigated. All stems ≥ 5 cm in diameter at breast height (DBH) were mapped on a 4 ha plot and analyses were made of population structure and the spatial distribution and spatial(More)
Blood and other animal fluids contain a variety of substances that inhibit the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), so that isolation of DNA is generally necessary prior to PCR. We have developed a novel reagent cocktail that effectively suppresses these inhibitory substances and makes DNA isolation from blood unnecessary for PCR. When this reagent was included(More)
The growth dynamics and mode of competition between adult trees ≥ 5.0cm in diameter at breast height (DBH) of nine abundant treespeciesoccupying ca. 85% of the total basal area were investigated in a 4ha study plot (200 m × 200 m) of awarm-temperate old-growth evergreen broad-leaved forest in the Tatera ForestReserve of Tsushima Island, southwestern Japan.(More)
Samples of blood or other animal fluids contain a variety of substances that inhibit the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), meaning that isolation of DNA, involving multiple labor-intensive steps, is generally necessary prior to PCR. We have developed a novel reagent cocktail that effectively suppresses these inhibitory substances. Using this reagent(More)
Noroviruses are important human pathogens which cause epidemic acute viral gastroenteritis. Current techniques used for detection of noroviruses in fecal specimens involve multi-step viral RNA extraction and purification followed by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). This study demonstrates a method for easy detection of norovirus in(More)
Gap characteristics and gap phase replacement of major tree species were examined in two primary old-growth (mean DBHs of the canopy trees were 45.2 and 56.1 cm) and four secondary developing (range of mean DBH of the canopy trees was 23.5–39.9 cm) beech (Fagus crenata) stands in the Daisen Forest Reserve, southwestern Japan, and these were analyzed in(More)
The present paper shows simulated results of seasonal and inter-annual variations in energy and carbon exchanges and forest dynamics in a sub-boreal deciduous forest using a fully coupled atmosphere–vegetation interaction model [multilayered integrated numerical model of surface physics-growing plants interaction (MINoSGI)]. With careful adjustment of(More)
Tantalum oxynitride photoanode is fabricated and modified with calcium ferrite to form a heterojunction anode for a photoelectrochemical water splitting cell. The synthesized powders are loaded sequentially to the transparent conducting glass by electrophoretic deposition, which is advantageous to form a uniform layer and a junction structure. X-ray(More)