30 Jan 2014
In 2013, a new species of goby was discovered in a stream on the main island of Okinawa. The species was named Stiphodon niraikanaiensis, which comes from a traditional word on Okinawa and Amami...
Type: News Article
23 Jan 2014
How does one genome create two completely different body plans in one animal?  This was the question Konstantin Khalturin was attempting to answer when he began working on jellyfish.  The...
Type: News Article
20 Jan 2014
Coral health and survival largely depend on the interaction between the host coral, a photosynthetic symbiont algae, and an associated community of micro-organisms. Hence, constructing a genetic...
Type: News Article
12 Jul 2013
The Marine Genomics Unit of OIST has decoded the genome of the algae Symbiodinium minutum. The paper was...
Type: Press release
11 Jul 2013
The Marine Genomics Unit of OIST has decoded the genome of the algae Symbiodinium minutum. The paper was published in the...
Type: Video
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
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