Takahiko Okamura

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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)
The spatiotemporal distribution of chlorophyll pigments (chloropigments) in the water column of a meromictic lake, Lake Suigetsu (Fukui, Japan), was investigated. Water samples were collected from the central basin of Lake Suigetsu bimonthly between May 2008 and March 2010 at appropriate depths, including the oxic surface, oxic–anoxic interface, and anoxic(More)
The abundance of sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) was investigated in the coastal marine sediments along the coast of Japan and South Korea. Sediment samples were collected from fish and shellfish farms between 2006 and 2008. As non-fish farming reference sites, sediments were also collected from highly eutrophic bays, a highly sulphidogenic saline lake,(More)
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