19 Jun 2020
The stamens in mutant strains contain anthers – the part of the stamen that houses pollen – that are shorter and more curled than in wildtype strains.
Type: Video
19 Jun 2020
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have shed light on the reproductive role of ‘dark matter’ DNA – non-coding DNA sequences that previously...
Type: Press release
17 Jun 2020
Top left: Saori Araki (Science and Technology Group), top right: Reina Komiya (Science and Technology Group), bottom left: Koji Koizumi (Imaging Section), bottom right: Ngoc Tu Le (Plant Epigenetics...
Type: Photo
17 Jun 2020
MicroRNA2118 targets over 1000 long non-coding RNAs for cleavage to produce many secondary uracil-rich small RNAs, which is possibly aided by Argonaute. These secondary small RNAs then may interact...
Type: Photo
17 Jun 2020
The pistils in mutant strains contain a higher number of stigmas – the part of the pistil that collects pollen – than in wildtype strains. Yellow bars indicate 1mm.
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14 Jan 2019
OIST isn't just about hardcore theoretical sciences: we're also using applied techniques to help conserve the culture of Okinawa. Anya Dani uses sophisticated science to air the recovery of...
Type: Video
22 Dec 2017
When Yoko Nomura moved from warm, dry California to the subtropical island of Okinawa, she was struck by the stifling heat and humidity. Searching for ways to survive the Okinawan summer months,...
Type: Press release
22 Dec 2017
Toshiko Taira, a living national treasure who made great efforts in the conservation of Basho-fu for the Kijoka Basho-fu Association, was herself certified as an Important Intangible Cultural...
Type: Photo
22 Dec 2017
The weaving process, which is part of the long and complicated traditional production process of Basho-fu.
Type: Photo
22 Dec 2017
Cultivation of Itobasho, a type of banana plant that is used to make Basho-fu.
Type: Photo
22 Dec 2017
Magnified images of vascular bundles after traditional degumming in ‘Naha-u’, the outer part of the banana plant leaf sheath that is used to make Basho-fu. 
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7 Aug 2013
Research Scientist Dr. Garth Ilsley
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