OIST Professor Noriyuki Satoh who heads the Marine Genomics Unit
Figure 2: The current view (a.) shows the classification of organisms prior to this research. The proposed view (b.) shows the extent of the changes that would be brought about as a result of the research.
Figure 1: The new superphylum arrangement is categorized by differences in larval development. Ambulacaria larvae move via cilia while Chordata larvae, through the use of structures like the notochord and backbones are capable of using more powerful...
The flow chart shows the different cycles the midge takes through cycles of long drought in Africa. The reintroduction of water into the environment triggers the switch between cycles where seemingly mummified larvae can come back to life.
The genes responsible for making Polypedilum vanderplanki as resilient as it is are unique genetic mutations that have only been found in this particular species.
This figure shows the unique gene variation between the two species with the lines above representing earlier species of midge. The large red blocks indicate gene clusters associated with tolerance to extreme conditions known as Anhydrobiotic Related...
Minister Yamaguchi shakes hands with President Dorfan after signing the OIST golden book with the message, “OIST is the hope of Japan.”
Professor Sowwan, right, explains to Minister Yamaguchi, center, that his nanoparticle research lab depends on collaboration between biologists, engineers, and physicists.
Provost George Iwama, center, welcomes Minister Shunichi Yamaguchi to OIST, while Vice President Baughman, right, looks on.