Learn More
It is well known that the P(i) uptake system via the high-affinity P(i) transporter and the organic acid exudation system via PEPC are enhanced in the roots of P(i)-starved plants. In this paper, we compared the expression of these two systems in Sesbania rostrata, a leguminous plant, on whose roots and stems it forms nodules. When S. rostrata plants were(More)
AIMS To find the new microbial parameters explaining the soil fertility from the microbial community viewpoint. METHODS AND RESULTS Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) analysis and terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) analysis were carried out using 16 differently treated plots from the same field that had been kept under different(More)
Environmental monitoring programs often measure contaminant concentrations in animal tissues consumed by humans (e.g., muscle). By comparison, demonstration of the protection of biota from the potential effects of radionuclides involves a comparison of whole-body doses to radiological dose benchmarks. Consequently, methods for deriving whole-body(More)
Archaeal 16S rDNA clones retrieved from paddy soil DNA were sequenced. Among 100 clones, 88 clones were assigned to methanogens and nine clones were assigned to crenarchaeota. However, three of the nine clones were phylogenetically far from the cultured crenarchaeota and closely related to marine planktonic archaea. The other three clones showed extremely(More)
For the estimation of radiation doses to organisms, concentration ratios (C ( R )s) of radionuclides are required. In the present study, C(R)s of various elements were obtained as analogues of radionuclides for algae, molluscs, and crustaceans, in eight estuarine areas around Japan. The elements measured were Na, Mg, K, Ca, V, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Rb, Sr, Y,(More)
  • 1