10 Jan 2020
Since the late 19th century, pearl aquaculture has been a revered industry in Japan, enabling widespread cultivation and commercialization of beautiful pearls. From a genetic and evolutionary...
Type: Press release
8 Jan 2020
During a 2017 survey of deep-sea fauna off the coast of Seragaki in Onna Village, Okinawa, researchers found something unexpected: a small fish with a vibrant yellow body. Using a remotely operated...
Type: News Article
16 Dec 2019
The co-authors of the new study on the Japanese pearl oyster, P. fucata, published in Evolutionary Applications. From left to right: Prof. Noriyuki Satoh, Dr. Takeshi Takeuchi, and Mr. Manabu Fujie.
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16 Dec 2019
Hypothesis of the origin of the Japanese pearl oysters. During the Last Glacial Maximum (20,00 years ago), Pinctada fucata was absent from the mainland Japan. As the sea water temperature increased...
Type: Photo
16 Dec 2019
Pearl oysters have been used in Japanese aquaculture for over a century.
Type: Photo
16 Dec 2019
Population structure of the pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata, in the western Pacific. (A) Sampling localities. JPN: mainland Japan including Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. NAN: Nansei Islands. CHN: China...
Type: Photo
16 Dec 2019
The Japanese pearl oyster, P. fucata
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20 Nov 2019
Okinawan cuisine is known for its many delicacies – from squid ink soup to rafute pork belly. But one of the most famous delicacies served in restaurants across Okinawa is a type of seaweed, which is...
Type: Press release
19 Nov 2019
Comparison of sites in sea grapes and land plants where genes involved in photosynthesis are active (shown in green) and where genes related to DNA replication are active (shown in orange or by...
Type: Photo
19 Nov 2019
The bubbly fronds and the stem-like stolons are the two main structures found in umi-budo. Both these structures are formed by just one gigantic cell.
Type: Photo
14 Nov 2019
Two of the study’s co-authors, Nozomi Hanahara and Ken Maeda, pose with the Larsonella specimen.
Type: Photo
13 Nov 2019
Researchers found Larsonella pumilus off the coast of Okinawa during a survey of deep-sea fauna. It is a small yellow goby (25 mm in total length). Credit: Modified from figure 1A in Zootaxa 4695(4...
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