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. 
Type: Photo
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.  
Type: Photo
5 Dec 2017
If you were to visit a marine biology lab at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), you might find strange-looking worms squirming in petri dishes, their...
Type: News Article
5 Dec 2017
A nemertean worm (Notospermus geniculatus). Left: a contracted worm. Right: an extended worm. The nemertean body is usually highly contractible and extendable. Some nemertean species, such as Lineus...
Type: Photo
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
Left: A Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (COTS). Right: another COTS feeding on a coral reef, resulting in bleached coral seen on the foreground. 
Type: Photo
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...
Type: Photo
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.
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Subscribe to Marine Genomics Unit (Noriyuki Satoh)