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Benthic faunal succession in a cove organically polluted by fish farming
Abstract In the past two decades, fish farming using net cages has developed in the coastal waters throughout Japan. Such fish farming has allowed the production of large amounts of valuable fish andExpand
Mechanics of prey size preference in the gastropod Neverita didyma preying on the bivalve Ruditapes philippinarum
Evidence and arguments are presented to show that optimal foraging in N. didyma, and possibly other predators which seize their prey, evolved from passive mechanical selection leading to increased predator fitness. Expand
Large amounts of apicoplast nucleoid DNA and its segregation inToxoplasma gondii
Examination of the apicoplast nucleoid of Toxoplasma gondii from a morphological aspect and high-resolution epifluorescence microscopy and electron microscopy found unexpectedly large amounts of DNA in the nucleoid and the presence of several division-related structures. Expand
Study of the life history of Capitella capitata (Polychaeta: Capitellidae) in Amakusa, South Japan including a comparison with other geographical regions
The life history of Capitella capitata (Fabricius), occurring in Amakusa, South Japan, was studied in detail through field investigations and laboratory experiments and it is suggested that C. capitata needs to be subdivided into several species, subspecies, or biological races. Expand
Japanese contributions on consumer ecology in eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) beds, with special reference to trophic relationships and resources in inshore fisheries
A faunal change of both fishes and epiphytic invertebrates accompanying the decline of the eel Grass beds has been shown, and the significance of eelgrass beds for conservation of inshore fishery resources has been discussed. Expand
Two types of maternal care for juveniles observed in Caprella monoceros Mayer, 1890 and Caprella decipiens Mayer, 1890 (Amphipoda: Caprellidae)
During the maternal care period, moltings of mothers seem to be suppressed in C. monoceros, while mothers of C. decipiens continue to molt. Expand
Distinct modulations of the hexokinase1-mediated glucose response and hexokinase1-independent processes by HYS1/CPR5 in Arabidopsis.
HYS1/CPR5 appears to be a versatile protein that modulates both the HXK1-mediated glucose response and various HXk1-indepndent processes that are involved in growth control. Expand
Squid as Predators on Krill (Euphausia superba) and Prey for Sperm Whales in the Southern Ocean
It is suggested that the food chain from krill to sperm whale has several links, including fish and squid, and the importance of studies on deep-sea systems in the Southern Ocean is emphasized. Expand