Mr. Hidetsune Takamine, Okinawa’s Ants Expert, smiling in front of his collection stored in the OIST specimen storage
Vollenhovia emeryi workers ants (credits: Professor Alexander S. Mikheyev)
In ants, sterile males are produced when genetically related ants (like brothers and sisters) mate. In Vollenhovia emeryi, males are recognizable by their darker bodies, workers are wingless, and queens are slightly bigger than the other ants. Ant images...
Prof. Saze’s new rice strain was bred by backcrossing original resistant starch rice (Amiromochi) to Yugafumochi (mother strain) for more than 5 times.
Prof. Hidetoshi Saze, the head of the Plant Epigenetics Unit at OIST, receives the outstanding performance award for research and development (new technology sector) from the Food Action Nippon Committee and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and...
A field of the new strain of resistant-starch rice, developed by Prof. Saze group for Okinawa’s climate.