Articles by Nobuo Mizutani in JoVE
Direct Imaging of Laser-driven Ultrafast Molecular Rotation Kenta Mizuse1, Romu Fujimoto1, Nobuo Mizutani2, Yasuhiro Ohshima1,3 1Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2Equipment Development Center, Institute for Molecular Science, 3Department of Photo-molecular Science, Institute for Molecular Science We present a protocol for creating a real-time movie of a molecular rotational wave packet using a high-resolution Coulomb explosion imaging setup.
Other articles by Nobuo Mizutani on PubMed
Heterologous Expression of Corn Cystatin in Soybean and Effect on Growth of the Stink Bug Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry. 2012 | Pubmed ID: 23132569 The bean bug (Riptortus clavatus) is a serious insect pest of soybean. Corn (maize) cystatin strongly inhibited the activity of its digestive cysteine proteinase. Heterologous expression of corn cystatin in soybean seeds inhibited the insect's proteases, but not its growth.
Abundances of a Bean Bug and Its Natural Enemy in Seminatural and Cultivated Habitats in Agricultural Landscapes Environmental Entomology. Apr, 2014 | Pubmed ID: 24534078 To determine differences in distribution patterns between the soybean pest Riptortus pedestris F. (Hemiptera: Alydidae) and its egg parasitoid Ooencyrtus nezarae Ishii (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in source and cultivated habitats, we compared their abundances in soybean fields and forest edges, which were assumed to be the overwintering sites of R. pedestris. We set synthetic attractant-baited traps for both species over 2 yr in mid-August, just before R. pedestris normally colonizes soybeans. During one of the 2 yr, we also examined the rate of parasitism using an egg trap. The numbers of both R. pedestris and O. nezarae trapped at forest edges were higher than the numbers caught in soybean fields, suggesting that forest edges are important source habitats. Compared with R. pedestris, the abundance of O. nezarae in soybean fields was considerably lower than in forest edges, presumably because of differences in their dispersal abilities and their responses to landscape structure and resource distribution. Better pest control service by O. nezarae was provided at forest edges than in soybean fields. Therefore, when using pest control by O. nezarae in soybean fields, spatial arrangement and distance from the forest edge should be considered.