Takashi Nakase

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Pediococcus species isolated from forage crops were characterized, and their application to silage preparation was studied. Most isolates were distributed on forage crops at low frequency. These isolates could be divided into three (A, B, and C) groups by their sugar fermentation patterns. Strains LA 3, LA 35, and LS 5 are representative isolates from(More)
Two novel haloalkaliphilic archaea, strains C231T and C42, were isolated from a soda lake in China. Cells of the two strains were rod-shaped and gram-negative and colonies were bright red. They required at least 2.5 M NaCl for growth, with an optimum at 3.5 M NaCl, and grew over a pH range from 8.0 to 10.5, with an optimum at pH 8.5. Hypotonic treatment(More)
Fifteen strains of the Cryptococcus laurentii complex were reclassified based on sequence analyses of 18S rDNA, the D1/D2 region of the 26S rDNA and the internal transcribed spacer regions, as well as physiological and biochemical properties. The strains were divided into phylogenetic groups I and II. The type strain of C. laurentii (CBS 139T=ATCC(More)
Ten strains of the Cryptococcus humicola complex were reclassified on the basis of sequence analyses of 18S rDNA and internal transcribed spacer regions and DNA-DNA reassociation experiments. They were differentiated into seven species including C humicola. Five novel species are proposed: Cryptococcus daszewskae sp. nov. (type strain CBS 5123T = JCM 11166T(More)
Seventeen strains of rod-shaped, heterotrophic, anaerobic, hyperthermophilic crenarchaeotes were isolated from several hot spring areas in eastern Japan, and eight representative strains were characterized further. Cells of these strains were straight to slightly curved rods, 0.4-0.6 microm in width. Occasionally, cells were branched or bore spherical(More)
"Curtobacterium psychrophilum," proposed by Inoue and Komagata in 1976, is a psychrophilic gram-positive irregular rod isolated from Antarctic soil. This organism grew optimally at 9 to 12 degrees C and did not grow at higher than 18 degrees C. Chemotaxonomic characteristics of this organism were the presence of 2,4-diaminobutyric acid in the cell wall and(More)
Three strains of Eubacterium aerofacien, JCM 10188T, JCM 7790 and JCM 7791, and 178 freshly isolated strains of the Eubacterium aerofaciens group from human faeces were characterized by biochemical tests, cell wall peptidoglycan type and 16S rRNA analysis. The Eubacterium aerofaciens group was divided into four groups by fermentation patterns of sucrose and(More)
A novel extremely halophilic archaeon, strain XF10T, was isolated from a salt lake in China. This organism was neutrophilic, non-motile and pleomorphic, and was rod, coccus or irregularly shaped. It required at least 1.5 M NaCl for growth and grew in a wide range of MgCl2 concentrations (0.005-0.5 M). Lipid extract of whole cells contained two glycolipids(More)
We isolated 99 yeast strains, including 40 red yeasts, from benthic animals and sediments collected from the deep-sea floor in various areas in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Comparing the yeast isolates from animals and sediments collected from shallow locations, the proportion of red yeasts differed considerably, comprising 81.5% and 10.6% of the isolates(More)
The classification of living beings is achieved by delimitation based upon their common properties. For this purpose, characteristics of living organisms should refer to those which have been mentioned or published. During such grouping processes, the morphology and growth, as well as biochemical properties reflecting the intermediate metabolism, are first(More)