18 Jul 2017
Revealing the origin and evolutionary history of the world’s manifold life forms is one way in which we seek to understand them. Even the smallest inhabitant can yield fascinating insights. For...
Type: News Article
18 Jul 2017
From left to right: Professor Nori Satoh, Tsai-Ming Lu, and Dr. Miyuki Kanda.
Type: Photo
18 Jul 2017
Past studies used limited data to attempt to classify Dicyemida and they disagreed on the exact position. The left figure represents the classification scheme from a paper published in 1996 that...
Type: Photo
6 Apr 2017
The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish - or COTS - is a familiar sight for scuba divers in tropical waters: the starfish, resembling the biblical that gave it its name, swarms over coral reefs around the world...
Type: Press release
6 Apr 2017
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Many fish species found in Okinawa migrate between streams and the sea.  The larvae usually grow in marine habitats and then disperse during their larval phase.  Their larval ecology in marine habitats is unknown, though it is important for understanding their dispersal.
14 Oct 2016
Many fish species found in Okinawa migrate between streams and the sea.  The larvae usually grow in marine habitats and then disperse during their larval phase.  Their larval ecology in...
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On September 24th, 2016, Ken Maeda, a researcher from OIST’s Marine Genomics Unit, received the Young Researcher Award from the Ichthyological Society of Japan
14 Oct 2016
On September 24th, 2016, Ken Maeda, a researcher from OIST’s Marine Genomics Unit, received the Young Researcher Award from the Ichthyological Society of Japan.
Type: Photo
Picture of a goby
14 Oct 2016
Picture of a goby
Type: Photo
Dr. Maeda teaches at the Onna-OIST Children's School of Science each year.
14 Oct 2016
Dr. Ken Maeda teaches at the Onna-OIST Children's School of Science each year. 
Type: Photo
30 Sep 2016
Corals first appeared on earth nearly half a billion years ago during the Cambrian Period of the Paleozoic Era. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle categorized corals as zoophyta, or “plant-...
Type: Press release
Corals lose their mouth structures when brachyury is inhibited. This figure depicts a coral embryo with fully functional brachyury on the left and a coral embryo containing the inhibited gene on the right. The yellow circle shows the area where the mouth structure is expected.
27 Sep 2016
Corals lose their mouth structures when brachyury is inhibited. This figure depicts a coral embryo with fully functional brachyury on the left and a coral embryo containing the...
Type: Photo
Figure 1: New technology allows for microinjection experiments using Acropora eggs. Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka developed a method to study Acropora eggs by using glass capillaries attached to a glass slide to trap the eggs when water is slowly removed. A small amount of water remains in the space between the glass pieces and immobilizes the eggs due to the surface tension of the remaining amount of water.
27 Sep 2016
New technology allows for microinjection experiments using Acropora eggs. Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka developed a method to study Acropora eggs by using glass capillaries attached to a glass slide to trap the...
Type: Photo
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