Takafumi Kataoka

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In order to evaluate the effects of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on eubacterial community composition, we examined the tolerance of eubacterial phylotypes to solar UV radiation in surface waters of the western North Pacific during September 2005. Bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU), a halogenated thymine analogue, was used for labeling newly synthesized DNA in(More)
Anaerobic ammonia oxidation (anammox) as an important nitrogen loss pathway has been reported in marine oxygen minimum zones (OMZs), but the community composition and spatial distribution of anammox bacteria in the eastern tropical North Pacific (ETNP) OMZ are poorly determined. In this study, anammox bacterial communities in the OMZ off Costa Rica(More)
This study investigated the spatiotemporal abundance and diversity of the α-subunit of the dissimilatory sulfite reductase gene (dsrA) in the meromictic Lake Suigetsu for assessing the sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community. The density of dsrA in the chemocline reached up to 3.1 × 106 copies ml−1 in summer by means of quantitative real-time PCR and it was(More)
Microbial nitrification is a key process in the nitrogen cycle in the continental shelf ecosystems. The genotype compositions and abundance of the ammonia monooxygenase gene, amoA, derived from ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) in two size fractions (2–10 and 0.2–2 µm), were investigated in the East China Sea (ECS) in May 2008 using(More)
In the present report, we would like to introduce the project “Ecophysiology, Phylogeography and Environmental Sociology on Water Blooms of the Globally Distributed Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa”, together with some additional/subsequent project on Microcystis. Blooms of cyanobacteria are notorious symptoms of eutrophication in freshwaters all over(More)
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