Tetsuji Kodama

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A scale up of transformed root cultures of Atropa belladonna from a 300-ml flask to a 30-l tank was accomplished without any reduction in alkaloid productivity. Cutting treatment of seed cultures showed no distinct effect on root growth, morphology, and alkaloid content in conical flasks during 1 month of culture. Randomly cut roots thus grown were further(More)
Two form ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO) genes from the obligately autotrophic, marine hydrogen oxidizer Hydrogenovibrio marinus were sequenced. The deduced amino acid sequences of both RuBisCOs revealed that they are similar to those of sulfur oxidizers (Thiobacillus) and a purple sulfur bacterium (Chromatium vinosum). According(More)
 The expression of the Arabidopsis heat-shock protein (HSP) 18.2 promoter β-d-glucuronidase (GUS) chimera gene was studied in various organs of the transgenic Nicotiana plumbaginifolia during the recovery phase at normal temperatures (20–22  °C) following heat-shock (HS) treatment. The optimum HS temperature for GUS activity in the anthers, petals and(More)
 The expression of the Arabidopsis heat shock protein (HSP) 18.2 promoter-β-d-glucuronidase (GUS) chimera gene was investigated in transgenic Nicotiana plumbaginifolia plants during the recovery phase at normal temperatures (20–22  °C) after a heat shock (HS) treatment. GUS activity increased during the recovery phase after HS at 42  °C for 2 h, and maximal(More)
We propose a reconstruction method of surface morphology using a combination of secondary and back-scattered electron signals from the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Compared with multiple-detector methods, the proposed system requires only conventional secondary and backscattered electron detectors for a line profile reconstruction in one direction.(More)
In this paper, a fuzzy modeling method using genetic algorithms (GAs) with a conciseness measure is presented. This paper introduces De Luca and Termini's fuzzy entropy to evaluate the shape of a membership function, and proposes another measure to evaluate the deviation of a membership function from symmetry. A combined measure is then derived from these(More)
A genetic algorithm has been applied to the line profile reconstruction from the signals of the standard secondary electron (SE) and/or backscattered electron detectors in a scanning electron microscope. This method solves the topographical surface reconstruction problem as one of combinatorial optimization. To extend this optimization approach for(More)