21 Jun 2013
Many organisms rely on symbiotic relationships, in which two species rely on each other for survival and one lives inside the other. But mealybugs, often regarded as pests since they feed on plant...
Type: News Article
30 Jan 2013
If you are the first to discover something, that discovery can sometimes open even more doors. Behind the doors of the Churaumi Plaza at the Ocean Expo Park...
Type: News Article
29 Oct 2012
In a paper to be published in the November 6 print issue of Current Biology, Noriyuki Satoh, head of the...
Type: News Article
24 Jul 2012
Whether a human, an armadillo, or a sea slug, each of us begins life in much the same way: as a microscopic, formless blob of stem cells. As we grow, an intricate choreography of genetic controls...
Type: News Article
16 May 2012
Ken Maeda, a researcher in OIST’s Marine Genomics Unit, has identified a new freshwater goby species on the islands of Okinawa...
Type: Press release
9 Apr 2012
This is a high-magnification photo of the surface of staghorn coral, Acropora digitifera,...
Type: Event Report
17 Feb 2012
There are more than 200 researchers at OIST coming from approximately 30 countries.  The OIST “scientific passport” podcasts highlight the interesting backgrounds and fascinating research that...
Type: Event Report
26 Jul 2011
Corals are marine organisms that reproduce by spawning. Tiny pink balls seen in this movie are coral gametes (unfertilized eggs and sperm called bundles) released into the ocean. Around Okinawa area...
Type: Video
24 Jul 2011
Okinawa, Japan, July 25, 2011- A coral genome has been decoded for...
Type: Press release
7 Jun 2011
Photo by MIKIMOTO By Kaoru Natori They say when you marry in June, you are a happy bride all your life. Pearls, the official birthstone of the month of June, have traditionally been a feature of...
Type: News Article
10 Nov 2010
- PRESS RELEASE - Mechanism of cellulose synthesis in appendicularian elucidated - Effective application anticipated for clean resources -    Okinawa, Japan...
Type: Press release
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