17 Jun 2014
Comparison of one of the fly specimens used in the study before and after DNA extraction.  There is minimal damage to the eye and the wings, but the specimen is mostly unharmed from the new...
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17 Jun 2014
Comparison of one of the old museum ant specimens used in the study before and after DNA extraction.  You can see the discoloration of the eye, but the specimen remains largely unaltered after...
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9 Dec 2013
Okinawa is home to two native species of pit viper, the Okinawa Habu and the Himehabu (princess-habu).  Like all snake venoms, Habu and Himehabu venoms are complex mixtures of proteins and bio-...
Type: News Article
25 Jun 2012
Though it’s far less dramatic than the architecture or the ocean view, one sight that often grabs the attention of visitors to OIST is a small sign near the entrance that reads, “Caution...
Type: News Article
25 Jun 2012
A himehabu, a frog-eating species with venom that is much less toxic to humans than that of the larger Okinawa habu. Photo by Steven Aird
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18 May 2012
Every drop of pond water is teeming with life. Bdelloid rotifers, which are multicellular microscopic invertebrates, are found throughout the world in temporary water bodies. These creatures are...
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18 May 2012
Two leaf cutter ants on Attamyces fungus. The smaller ant has a ball of food between its mandibles. Photo by Prof. Alexander Mikeyhev
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2 Jun 2011
By Kaoru Natori Young scientists from sixteen countries have gathered at OIST to participate in the Summer School and Workshop “Quantitative Evolutionary and Comparative Genomics (QECG).” During...
Type: News Article
24 Feb 2011
Okinawa, Japan, February 24, 2011 — Hundreds of thousands of workers, on 24 hour shifts, cultivate food in enormous, underground factory farms, all over the northern part of South America, extending...
Type: News Article
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