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Low-temperature germination is one of the major determinants for stable stand establishment in the direct seeding method in temperate regions, and at high altitudes of tropical regions. Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) controlling low-temperature germinability in rice were identified using 122 backcross inbred lines (BILs) derived from a cross between(More)
The murine Fv1 gene restricts infection by N- or B-tropic murine leukemia viruses at a postentry, preintegration stage. The Fv1-sensitive viruses previously used for the study of Fv1 encode an ecotropic envelope gene and thus only infect rodent cells. Consequently, the study of Fv1 restriction has been carried out solely in mice and murine cell lines. By(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the true treatment effects of the maxillary protracting appliance with chincap for skeletal Class III cases and to evaluate the difference of true treatment effects between the cases in which the maxilla was protracted from the first molars and the cases protracted from the first premolars. Cephalograms of 63 cases(More)
Pectin methyltransferase (PMT) catalyzing the transfer of the methyl group from S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) to the C-6 carboxyl group of galactosyluronic acid residues in pectin was found in a membrane preparation of etiolated hypocotyls from 6-d-old soybean (Glycine max Merr.). The enzyme was maximally active at pH 6.8 and 35-40 degrees C, and required(More)
The localization of serotonin (5-HT)-immunoreactive nerve fibers in the cerebellum of the rat and cat was investigated by means of the peroxidase-anti-peroxidase (PAP) method using highly specific antibodies to 5-HT. Serotonin-containing nerve fibers were distributed throughout the entire cerebellum including the deep cerebellar nuclei, while 5-HT-positive(More)
5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) promoted the growth and yield of several crops and vegetables at concentrations lower than those eliciting herbicidal responses, i.e., less than 1.8 mm by foliar spray and 60 μm by root soaking. To evaluate the physiological action of ALA, the effects of ALA on plants were examined by several bioassay systems at 0.0006-600 μm.(More)
Farnesyl diphosphate (FPP) synthase catalyzes consecutive condensations of isopentenyl diphosphate with allylic substrates to give FPP, C-15 compound, as a final product and does not catalyze a condensation beyond FPP. Recently, it was observed that, in Bacillus stearothermophilus FPP synthase, a replacement of tyrosine with histidine at position 81, which(More)
A continuous noninvasive method of systolic blood pressure estimation is described. Systolic blood pressure is estimated by combining two separately obtained components: a higher frequency component obtained by extracting a specific frequency band of pulse arrival time and a lower frequency component obtained from the intermittently acquired systolic blood(More)
The effects of the VDT screen height on working posture and electromyographic (EMG) activities of the neck and shoulder muscles were determined in 10 healthy subjects. The subjects performed a mouse-driven interactive task at the screen height settings of 80, 100 and 120 cm. Changes in body positions were measured by video image and frame analysis. Surface(More)
Behavioral and physiological effects of alarm pheromones emanating from stressed conspecific animals were investigated. Experimentally naive male Wistar rats were exposed to the test chambers containing alarm pheromones, which had been released by other rats receiving foot shocks in the same chamber beforehand. Along with behavioral analysis, the heart rate(More)