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
30 Jul 2019
Dicyemids, microscopic parasites comprised of 30 cells, are in-between creatures. With their basic three-part body plan, they are more complex than single-celled protozoans but considerably less...
Type: Press release
4 Jul 2019
Researchers at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and Osaka University report the genome sequence of the parasite, dicyemid, in a study published in Genome Biology...
Type: Photo
16 Apr 2019
Translucent jellyfish, colorful corals and waving sea anemones have very different bodies but all fall on the same big branch in the animal family tree. Jellyfish actually start out anchored to the...
Type: Press release
12 Apr 2019
OIST Scientists have uncovered some surprising history hidden in the genes of two species of jellyfish.  
Type: Video
8 Apr 2019
The OIST Marine Genomics Unit is now sequencing the genome of a local Okinawan box jellyfish to compare to the giant box jellyfish pictured here. Comparing the two should shed light on how box...
Type: Photo
28 Mar 2019
If you’ve ever dined on the tropical island of Okinawa, Japan, your plate may have been graced by a remarkable pile of seaweed, each strand adorned with tiny green bubbles. Known as umi-budo or sea...
Type: Press release
28 Mar 2019
The Marine Genomics Unit investigated how the unicellular organism umi-budo, or “sea grapes,” is capable of growing into such a complex shape.  
Type: Photo
28 Mar 2019
(Left to right) Prof. Noriyuki Satoh, Kanako Hisata, Dr. Asuka Arimoto, Nana Arakaki, and Koki Nishitsuji decoded the genome of the popular Okinawan seaweed umi-budo, known in English as “sea grapes...
Type: Photo
25 Mar 2019
Scientists in the OIST Marine Genomics Unit have decoded the genome of popular Okinawan seaweed umi-budo. Known for its eye-catching appearance and "popping" texture, the plant utilizes a specific...
Type: Video
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