著者
Yusuke Hibino Kaoru Kuriiwa Tetsuya Yamada Kiyotaka Hatooka Kar Hoe Loh Tetsuro Sasaki
出版者
The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology
雑誌
Species Diversity (ISSN:13421670)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.25, no.2, pp.177-182, 2020-08-07 (Released:2020-08-07)
参考文献数
12

Four specimens from Minami-iwo-to island of Volcano Islands were identified as Uropterygius oligospondylus Chen, Randall, and Loh in Loh et al., 2008. It is the first identified record from Japan and the northernmost record of the species. Uropterygius oligospondylus can be characterized by the following characters: total vertebrae 100–103; body gray with blackish reticular pattern; jaws teeth in two or three rows; anus close to mid-body; head 13.7–16.7% TL; trunk 32.8–36.6% TL; body depth at gill opening 5.8–8.3% TL; eye diameter 3.9–5.3% of head length; snout 16.2–20.3% of head length; and presence of a distinct notch above mid-eye. A new Japanese standard name “Kobu-kikai-utsubo” is proposed for the species. The position of the fourth infraorbital pores from original description should be revised as “far behind posterior end of eye”.
著者
Tetsuya YAMADA Satoshi KAWAICHI Akihisa MATSUYAMA Minoru YOSHIDA Nobuhiro MATSUSHITA Ryuhei NAKAMURA
出版者
公益社団法人 電気化学会
雑誌
Electrochemistry (ISSN:13443542)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.84, no.5, pp.312-314, 2016-05-05 (Released:2016-05-05)
参考文献数
19

The present study investigated extracellular electron transfer (EET) of Pseudomonas stutzeri, a model organism for bacterial denitrification. Electrochemical cultivation of P. stutzeri in a lithotrophic medium with Fe2+ ions generated the clear cathodic current associated with denitrification reactions. The EET ability of P. stutzeri was greatly strengthened by the addition of acetate, which correlated with the enhanced rate of the enzymatic oxidation of Fe2+. Since the addition of acetate induced the change of cellular metabolisms from lithotrophic denitrification to mixotrophic one, the present finding suggests the effectiveness of EET monitoring as a descriptor of bacterial denitrification activity and changing metabolisms according to the environmental conditions.
著者
Kalimullah Saighani Daiki Kondo Naoto Sano Kazumasa Murata Tetsuya Yamada Motoki Kanekatsu
出版者
Japanese Society for Plant Biotechnology
雑誌
Plant Biotechnology (ISSN:13424580)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.38, no.2, pp.277-283, 2021-06-25 (Released:2021-06-25)
参考文献数
34

The mature embryos of rice seeds contain translatable mRNAs required for the initial phase of germination. To clarify the relationship between seed longevity and RNA integrity in embryos, germinability and stability of embryonic RNAs were analyzed using the seeds of japonica rice cultivars subjected to controlled deterioration treatment (CDT) or long periods of storage. Degradation of RNA from embryos of a japonica rice cultivar “Nipponbare” was induced by CDT before the decline of the germination rate and we observed a positive relationship between seed germinability and integrity of embryonic RNAs. Moreover, this relationship was confirmed in the experiments using aged seeds from the “Nipponbare”, “Sasanishiki” and “Koshihikari” rice cultivars. In addition, the RNA integrity number (RIN) values, calculated using electrophoresis data and Agilent Bioanalyzer software, had a positive correlation with germinability (R2=0.75). Therefore, the stability of embryonic RNAs required for germination is involved in maintaining seed longevity over time and RIN values can serve as a quantitative indicator to evaluate germinability in rice.
著者
Kumpei Shiragaki Rie Nakamura Shigeki Nomura Hai He Tetsuya Yamada Wataru Marubashi Masayuki Oda Takahiro Tezuka
出版者
Japanese Society for Plant Biotechnology
雑誌
Plant Biotechnology (ISSN:13424580)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.37, no.3, pp.327-333, 2020-09-25 (Released:2020-09-25)
参考文献数
41
被引用文献数
1

Hybrid lethality observed in hybrid seedlings between Nicotiana suaveolens and N. tabacum is characterized by browning, initially of the hypocotyls and eventually of entire seedlings. We investigated the mechanism underlying this browning of tissues. A phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) gene codes an enzyme involved in a pathway producing phenolic compounds related to the browning of plant tissues. The expression of PAL rapidly increased with the induction of hybrid lethality. Phenolic compounds were observed to be accumulated in whole parts of hybrid seedlings. Treatment of hybrid seedlings with L-2-aminooxy-3-phenylpropionic acid (AOPP), an inhibitor for PAL, suppressed browning and decreased the phenolic content of hybrid seedlings. Although programmed cell death (PCD) was involved in hybrid lethality, AOPP treatment also suppressed cell death and enhanced the growth of hybrid seedlings. These results indicated that PAL is involved in hybrid lethality, and phenolic compounds could be the cause of hybrid lethality-associated tissue browning.