16 Apr 2019
Translucent jellyfish, colorful corals and waving sea anemones have very different bodies but all fall on the same big branch in the animal family tree. Jellyfish actually start out anchored to the...
Type: Press release
28 Mar 2019
If you’ve ever dined on the tropical island of Okinawa, Japan, your plate may have been graced by a remarkable pile of seaweed, each strand adorned with tiny green bubbles. Known as umi-budo or sea...
Type: Press release
28 Mar 2019
The Marine Genomics Unit investigated how the unicellular organism umi-budo, or “sea grapes,” is capable of growing into such a complex shape.  
Type: Photo
28 Mar 2019
(Left to right) Prof. Noriyuki Satoh, Kanako Hisata, Dr. Asuka Arimoto, Nana Arakaki, and Koki Nishitsuji decoded the genome of the popular Okinawan seaweed umi-budo, known in English as “sea grapes...
Type: Photo
28 Mar 2019
The Marine Genomics Unit sequenced the genome of umi-budo plants supplied by the Onna Village Fishery Cooperative. The data should help farmers better understand why some plants grow well (left) and...
Type: Photo
28 Mar 2019
Umi-budo don is a traditional Okinawan dish prepared with the umi-budo seaweed. The seaweed is served over rice with sea urchin, salmon roe and sanbaisu sauce, made from equal parts soy sauce,...
Type: Photo
26 Mar 2019
A report completed in 2019 by the Okigin Economic Research Institute estimates the future economic impact of OIST on Japan and Okinawa.
Type: Photo
26 Mar 2019
A report completed in 2019 by the Okigin Economic Research Institute looks at the economic impact of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) on Okinawa and Japan.
Type: Photo
26 Mar 2019
A new report conducted by the Okigin Economic Research Institute looks at the economic impact of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) on Okinawa and Japan. The...
Type: Press release
25 Mar 2019
Scientists in the OIST Marine Genomics Unit have decoded the genome of popular Okinawan seaweed umi-budo. Known for its eye-catching appearance and "popping" texture, the plant utilizes a specific...
Type: Video
25 Mar 2019
The Japanese giant box jellyfish has a painful sting that makes its victim feel as though their flesh is on fire. In Japanese, these venomous stings earned the jellyfish its nickname: the “fire...
Type: Photo
25 Mar 2019
Jellyfish start out in a stationary polyp stage and later develop into jellyfish, when environmental conditions are right. The Morbakka virulenta, pictured here, is beginning to develop into a full-...
Type: Photo
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