8 Jul 2020
The crown-of-thorns starfish collected in the Ryukyus fell into five, small groups that diverged relatively recently. The tree suggests that new lineages arise due to contractions in population size.
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8 Jul 2020
The blue starfish collected in the Ryukyus fell into two major lineages, with the second lineage comprised of two distinct groups. Individuals from both major lineages had not interbred despite...
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8 Jul 2020
The Northern Pacific sea stars collected in mainland Japan fell into two different lineages, that split 4.7 million years ago due to geographic isolation.
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8 Jul 2020
The crown-of-thorns starfish is a predator of coral.
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8 Jul 2020
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have revealed the evolutionary history of the crown-of-thorns starfish – a predator of coral that can...
Type: News Article
26 Jun 2020
Since the 1980s, in seaweed farms dotted along the coastline of the subtropical islands of Okinawa, farmers have cultivated the edible brown alga, Okinawa mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus). Popular in...
Type: Press release
22 Jun 2020
The four strains were originally cultivated in different areas of Okinawa, labelled on the diagram.
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22 Jun 2020
From left to right: M. Fujie (SQC), M. Kawamitsu (SQC), K. Hisata (MGU), K. Nishitsuji (MGU), E. Shoguchi (MGU) and N. Satoh (MGU).
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22 Jun 2020
The phylogenetic (evolutionary) tree was constructed by comparing 200 nuclear genes. The scalebar unit is substitution per site. The four strains form their own unique group within brown algae and...
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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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