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Seasonal changes in the physical state of crown water associated with freezing tolerance in winter wheat
The relationship between freezing tolerance (expressed as LT 50 , the lethal freezing temperature for 50% of plants) and the amount and physical state (as determined by spin-lattice [T 1 ] andExpand
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Influence of earthworm activity and rice straw application on the soil microbial community structure analyzed by PLFA pattern
Abstract The earthworm Pheretima hilgendorfi, one of the most common anecic species in Japan, abounds in soils with applied rice-straw residues. The influences of the worm’s activity and/or those ofExpand
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Back Pain Claim Rates in Japan and the United States: Framing the Puzzle
Study Design. This is a cross-national comparison of workers’ compensation claims for back pain in Japan and the United States (US). Objectives. The main objective is to juxtapose rates of back painExpand
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USE OF SOIL ANIMALS AS BIOINDICATORS OF VARIOUS KINDS OF SOIL MANAGEMENT IN NORTHERN JAPAN
As the soil invertebrate fauna is expected to modify several properties of upland soils in agriculture, the effect of the soil fauna on the soil properties and soybean growth under several kinds ofExpand
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Report on oribatid mites in eco-friendly agriculture with a description of third new species of the genus Cosmogalumna from the litter of coconut palm tree on Ishigaki Island, in Southern Japan.
Oribatids are subdived taxonomically into Macropylina, Apterogastrina and Pterogasterina. In the field of ecofriendly agriculture, the number of Pterogasterina species was clearly larger than in theExpand
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Long-Term Changes in the Soil Properties and the Soil Macrofauna and Mesofauna of an Agricultural Field in Northern Japan During Transition from Chemical-Intensive Farming to Nature Farming
Summary This paper reports the changes in soil chemical and physical properties, and in the populations and diversity of the soil macrofauna and mesofauna that occurred during the 10 yearsExpand
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Higher sika deer density is associated with higher local abundance of Haemaphysalis longicornis nymphs and adults but not larvae in central Japan.
Haemaphysalis longicornis (Acari: Ixodidae) is one of the most common and important arthropod disease vectors in Japan, carrying Japanese spotted fever and bovine theileriosis. The recent expansionExpand
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IMMOBILIZED α-AMYLASE WITH HIGH ACTIVITY
Acrylic acid grafted cellulose was used as insoluble carrier for immobilization of α-amylase. Amino group of enzyme was coupled with carboxyl group of acrylic acid grafted cellulose by water solubleExpand
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