Tokichi Yumoto

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Flowerings and flower visitors were observed continuously in alowland dipterocarp forest in Sarawak, Malaysia, for 53 mo in1992-1996. Flower visitors of 270 plant species were observed orcollected, and pollinators were assessed by observing body contact tostigmas and anthers. We recognized 12 categories of pollination systems.Among them, plants pollinated(More)
The first systematic observation of a general flowering, a phenomenon unique to lowland mixed-dipterocarp forests in Southeast Asia, is presented. During general flowering, which occurs at irregular intervals of 3-10 yr, nearly all dipterocarp species together with species of other families come heavily into flower. We monitored reproductive phenology of(More)
Pollination ecology of an emergent tree species, Shorea (section Mutica) parvifolia (Dipterocarpaceae), was studied using the canopy observation system in a lowland dipterocarp forest in Sarawak, Malaysia, during a general flowering period in 1996. Although the species has been reported to be pollinated by thrips in Peninsular Malaysia, our observations of(More)
Insect seed predators of 24 dipterocarp species (including the genera ot Dipterocarpus, Dryobalanops and Shorea) and five species belonging to the Moraceae, Myrtaceae, Celastraceae and Sapotaceae were investigated. In a tropical lowland dipterocarp forest in Sarawak, Malaysia, these trees produces seeds irregularly by intensely during general flowering and(More)
Osteosarcoma in the metaphysis to epiphysis of the left femur of a 17-year-old male is reported. The lesion appeared osteolytic with sclerotic foci on roentgenographs, accompanied by an extensive tumor shadow in the surrounding soft tissue. While 60% of the tumor was necrotic, histological examination of the remaining viable tissue revealed that it(More)
Five cases of malignant fibrous histiocytoma originating in the femur and tibia, sometimes with local recurrences, are reported. Histological and clinical characteristics of this lesion were similar to those in soft tissues with the same disease. The present histiocytomas were observed by electron microscopy and shown to consist of 5 types of neoplastic(More)
Three osteosarcomas (OS) with features resembling malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) were selected and investigated to identify any clinico-pathological similarities. In all cases there was no significant difference from conventional OS on the radiography and laboratory data. The appearance of MFH-like features within the whole tumour tissue varied from(More)
Existence of an entity called malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone was emphasized, based on two of our own cases experienced recently and on previous reports related to this tumor. Histologically the tumor resembles markedly the malignant fibrous histiocytoma originating in the soft part. In addition, an attempt was made to clarify its biological(More)