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- Okada, Momoko, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Forest ecology and management 2019 v.448 pp. 249-255
- biodiversity conservation; boreal forests; canopy; correspondence analysis; deciduous forests; environmental factors; forest litter; habitats; herbaceous plants; linear models; logging; mosses and liverworts; multivariate analysis; saplings; seedlings; soil depth; species richness; summer; surface area; timber production; understory; vascular plants; wood; woody plants; Japan
- ... One long-standing, unresolved issue in forest management is how to achieve high levels of biodiversity conservation and commercial forestry for timber production. Retaining fallen logs on the forest floor is effective in preserving the habitats essential for many wood-dwelling organisms. However, the contributions of fallen logs toward the plant species diversity of forest understories are less cl ...
- Okada, Momoko, et al. Show all 14 Authors
- Science 2006 v.312 no.5781 pp. 1802-1805
- acetylcholine; cholinergic receptors; innervation; mice; muscle protein; myotubes; neurotransmitters; synapse; synaptogenesis
- ... The formation of the neuromuscular synapse requires muscle-specific receptor kinase (MuSK) to orchestrate postsynaptic differentiation, including the clustering of receptors for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Upon innervation, neural agrin activates MuSK to establish the postsynaptic apparatus, although agrin-independent formation of neuromuscular synapses can also occur experimentally in the ...