15 Oct 2020
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia to Central America, corals turned white and ghostly...
Type: Press release
15 Oct 2020
This research showed that the ancestors of Acropora corals diverged from other corals around 120 million years ago and the Acropora genus gained 28 additional gene families before it underwent...
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15 Oct 2020
The 18 coral species that had their genome sequenced as part of this research. A-O are the 15 species from the Acropora genus, whereas P-R are the other three species. 
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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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