14 Jun 2019
A bartender mixes familiar drinks that are sure to please their regular patrons, while creating fresh combinations to improve their craft and entice new clientele. Surprisingly, venomous snakes do...
Type: News Article
14 Jun 2019
OIST Ph.D. student Agneesh Barua and Prof. Alexander Mikheyev used data from over 50 different snake species to reconstruct the evolutionary history of snake venom.
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14 Jun 2019
The figure, created by Ph.D. student Agneesh Barua and Prof. Alexander Mikheyev, displays the various types of snakes used to compile data for their latest study published in...
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6 Oct 2017
The two insects look different morphologically, which raised questions about whether they were the same species. The OIST researchers confirmed with next generation sequencing that the insects’ DNA...
Type: Photo
6 Oct 2017
From left to right: Lijun Qiu and Professor Alexander Mikheyev from the OIST Ecology and Evolution Unit
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6 Oct 2017
Adult female Lord Howe Island stick insect from the captive-bred Ball’s Pyramid population at the Melbourne Zoo, also known as a “tree lobster.”
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6 Oct 2017
The green bars in the image represent different genes. The small orange lines show each site in which the Lord Howe Island museum specimens vary genetically from the Ball’s Pyramid captive-bred...
Type: Photo
6 Oct 2017
In the 1960s, rock climbers on Ball’s Pyramid, a small, isolated volcanic stack located in the Tasman Sea, discovered a treasure that would mark the beginning of an incredible story of survival. The...
Type: News Article
4 Oct 2017
A bite from a pit viper, locally known as habu, can cause permanent disability and even death. Yet, much about the snake's venom remains an enigma. Highly variable in composition, even between...
Type: News Article
4 Oct 2017
A Sakishima habu (Protobothrops elegans), endemic to the southwestern Ryukyus, has now become established in southern Okinawa Island. This specimen, encountered on Iriomote Island, was eating a tree...
Type: Photo
4 Oct 2017
The Taiwan habu (Protobothrops mucrosquamatus) is an invasive species that has become well established in Okinawa.
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17 Feb 2017
Social insects, such as ants, bees and wasps, display an organizational complexity, called eusociality, where individual members of a colony act more like parts of a whole rather than independent...
Type: News Article
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