10 Dec 2015
Full moon nights in summer are very special for corals. At 10 p.m., when water is around 24°C (75°F), Acropora digitifera corals in the southernmost part of Japan start to release their eggs and...
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Acropora coral synchronized sprawling
10 Dec 2015
Full moon nights in summer are very special for corals. At 10 p.m., when water is around 24°C (75°F), Acropora digitifera corals in Okinawa start to release their eggs and sperm, known as gametes,...
Type: Photo
10 Dec 2015
Recent recovery of coral reefs in the Sesoko Island in the Okinawa Islands. Credit: Yuna Zayasu
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10 Dec 2015
Acropora digitifera corals (a) were collected in four locations of the Ryukyu Archipelago (b) in southernmost Japan: the Okinawa Islands (c), the Kerama Islands (d) and the Yaeyama Islands (e). The...
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10 Dec 2015
Dr Chuya Shinzato has led to analyze the genome of 155 samples of Acropora digitifera corals and proposed a new theory on how coral populations have migrated within the Ryukyu Archipelago, in...
Type: Photo
10 Dec 2015
Genome analysis of coral samples collected from the Kerama, the Okinawa, the Yaeyama Islands, with each square, circle and triangle representing one coral sample. The samples cluster in 4 groups...
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19 Nov 2015
A team from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and its collaborators has sequenced the genomes of two species of small water creatures called acorn worms and...
Type: Press release
18 Sep 2015
A group of scientists from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Nagoya University, and the University of Tokyo decoded the first lingulid brachiopod genome, from...
Type: Press release
17 Sep 2015
Lingula anatina: Lingulid brachiopods are regarded as one of the most primitive of brachiopods. Their shells do not have any locking mechanisms. These animals rely on complex musculature to move the...
Type: Video
Phylogenetic position of Lingula among lophotrozoans
17 Sep 2015
The tree was constructed using the maximum likelihood method.
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17 Sep 2015
Prof. Noriyuki Satoh, the head of the OIST Marine Genomics Unit, with Yi-Jyun Luo, a PhD student at OIST and the first author of the paper.
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17 Sep 2015
The mysterious “living fossil”
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