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Phylogeography of the genus Ulva (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta), with special reference to the Japanese freshwater and brackish taxa
The nuclear-encoded ITS and associated 5.8S rDNA regions were sequenced for 72 specimens of Ulva collected from 44 rivers across Japan, including U. prolifera Müller from the Shimanto River, KochiExpand
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PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN CLADOPHORALES (ULVOPHYCEAE, CHLOROPHYTA) INFERRED FROM 18S rRNA GENE SEQUENCES, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AEGAGROPILA LINNAEI  1
The phylogenetic position of a freshwater green alga, Aegagropila linnaei (Cladophorales, Ulvophyceae), was investigated using nuclear 18S rRNA gene sequences. This alga has usually been calledExpand
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BIOGEOGRAPHY AND TAXONOMY OF BATRACHOSPERMUM HELMINTHOSUM (BATRACHOSPERMALES, RHODOPHYTA) IN JAPAN INFERRED FROM RBCL GENE SEQUENCES 1
Twenty‐seven individuals of Batrachospermum helminthosum Bory were collected from various sites in Japan, from temperate Iwate Prefecture to subtropical Okinawa Prefecture. The chloroplast‐encodedExpand
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The use of robotics technology to study human joint kinematics: a new methodology.
Robotics technologies have been modified to control and measure both the force and position of synovial joints for the study of joint kinematics. One such system was developed to perform kinematicExpand
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Variability in the rbcL Introns of Caulerpalean Algae (Chlorophyta, Ulvophyceae)
rbcL gene have been reported to date. Four new cases from Caulerpales, Ulvophyceae are described here. In the genus Caulerpa, the presence of an intron was unstable even in the infraspecific taxa.Expand
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Morphological homoplasy in Japanese Plocamium species (Plocamiales, Rhodophyta) inferred from the Rubisco spacer sequence and intracellular acidity
Abstract Among five species of the genus Plocamium present in Japan, P. cartilagineum, P. recurvatum and P. telfairiae show similar blade morphology, and intermediates exist between them. WeExpand
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Development of adventive embryos in cauline leaves of Sargassum macrocarpum (Fucales, Phaeophyta)
Spontaneous formation and development of adventive embryos were observed in cauline leaves of Sargassum macrocarpum in laboratory culture. Semi‐spherical swellings, which were 200–250 μm in diameter,Expand
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The conspecificity of Galaxaura apiculata and G. hystrix (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) inferred from comparative morphology and rbcL and ITS1 sequences
In order to elucidate possible relationships among tetrasporophytic and gametophytic species of the red algal genus Galaxaura (Galaxauraceae, Nemaliales), we studied some tetrasporophytic andExpand
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Production of biodiesel fuel from soybean oil catalyzed by fungus whole-cell biocatalysts in ionic liquids
Abstract The methanolysis of soybean oil to produce a fatty acid methyl ester (ME, i.e., biodiesel fuel) was catalyzed by lipase-producing filamentous fungi immobilized on biomass support particlesExpand
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CAROTENOID COMPOSITIONS OF CLADOPHORA BALLS (AEGAGROPILA LINNAEI) AND SOME MEMBERS OF THE CLADOPHORALES (ULVOPHYCEAE, CHLOROPHYTA): THEIR TAXONOMIC AND EVOLUTIONARY IMPLICATION 1
Photosynthetic pigments were analyzed by HPLC for 27 samples of the Cladophorales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta). The carotenoid compositions of the examined algae were classified into three types basedExpand
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