Tetsuo Shimada

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Dechlorination of all mono- and dichlorophenol isomers in anaerobic sediment samples of estuarine Lake Shinji and Lake Nakaumi was examined to characterize the chlorophenol-dechlorinating microbial communities in the environments with different salinity levels. Dechlorination was observed only in 2-chlorophenol (2-CP), 3-chlorophenol (3-CP) and(More)
We compared migration movements and chronology between Northern Pintails (Anas acuta) marked with dorsally mounted satellite transmitters and pintails marked only with tarsus rings. During weekly intervals of spring and autumn migration between their wintering area in Japan and nesting areas in Russia, the mean distance that ringed pintails had migrated was(More)
The first observations of infanticide by a precocial avian species, Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha), were recorded on a small pond at Yatsu tidal flat, central Japan, from May to June 2000, where six families of conspecific and one Gadwall A. strepera family, respectively, occupied territories. A female Spot-billed Duck with 11 ducklings attacked(More)
To examine the possibility of diagnosing Alzheimer-type dementia, we studied this condition using the run length matrix, on head MR images of 29 Alzheimer-type dementia patients (8 men, 21 women, 78.7 +/- 6.7 years) and healthy elderly controls (10 men, 19 women, 72.3 +/- 8.7 years) . The results showed that differences in GLN (gray level nonuniformity) and(More)
We studied the possibility of objective diagnosis of Alzheimer-type dementia through radiological findings by evaluating cerebral and hippocampal atrophy in magnetic resonance images of patients with dementia. A statistically significant difference was seen in the hippocampus area index (HAI) and the ventricle area index (VAI) of healthy elderly(More)
Piscivorous largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) have been introduced in several regions outside of their native range in North America, resulting in significant disturbance to native fish communities. This species exhibits an ontogenetic diet shift from zooplanktivory to piscivory as juveniles. An early switch to piscivory allows 0+ bass to increase(More)
Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios (δ13C and δ15N) in three sympatric species of larval chironomids were analyzed in a temperate eutrophic shallow lake in Japan. Markedly lower δ13C values were reported in Chironomus plumosus (−51.2 ‰) and Tanypus sp. (−43.5 ‰) than those in photoautotrophic carbon sources [particulate organic matter (POM) and(More)