24 Aug 2018
This diagram shows the different gut structures of animal groups, from the all-chitin gut barriers of arthropods, to the mucous based immunity of mammals. Transitional forms can be seen in “lower”...
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24 Aug 2018
From left to right: Ms. Sakura Kikuchi, Dr. Keisuke Nakashima & Prof. Noriyuki Satoh (leader of OIST’s Marine Genomics Unit)
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26 Jul 2018
It is more likely that you have seen a habu snake in a bottle of local rice liquor Awamori, in Okinawa, than that you’ve spotted one slithering by the wayside.  Even so, habus are very common in...
Type: Press release
25 Jul 2018
Members of the OIST Marine Genomics Unit and the DNA Sequencing Section were a part of this collaborative study. From left to right: Professor Nori Satoh, Ms. Kanako Hisata, Dr. Ryo Koyanagi, Mr....
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25 Jul 2018
The Okinawan habu is endemic to the Ryukyu islands of Japan. It is the longest and the most venomous of the three habu species found in the region.
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25 Jul 2018
The Okinawan Habu can produce a large amount of venom. The venom is hemotoxic and destroys the blood cells and tissues of the prey.
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17 May 2018
The coral farm at Onna, with growing Acropora coral
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17 May 2018
A coral nursery in Maeganeku, Okinawa. Corals are maintained on metal posts.
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17 May 2018
Dr. Yuna Zayasu (right) with co-author Prof. Noriuki Satoh (left)
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17 May 2018
Coral reefs are in trouble. Between pollution, rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification, coral systems throughout the world’s oceans are severely declining – and some have disappeared. However...
Type: News Article
5 Dec 2017
The evolutionary relationships between the bilaterians, in which conserved molecular programs for head patterning are shown in orange. 
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5 Dec 2017
Left: worm sampling locations. Right: the evolutionary relationships between the lophotrochozoans presented in the study, with their body structures shown on the right.  
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Subscribe to Marine Genomics Unit (Noriyuki Satoh)