3 Aug 2020
From left to right: Simone Pigolotti (OIST Biological Complexity Unit), Gaku Tokuda (University of the Ryukyus), Yukihiro Kinjo (OIST Evolutionary Genomics Unit) and Tom Bourguignon (OIST...
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17 Jul 2020
The scientists used Winkler traps to extract the trap-jaw ants out of leaf litter into flasks of ethanol.
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14 Jul 2020
From left to right: Prof. Yabing Qi, Dr. Zonghao Liu, Dr. Luis K. Ono, Dr. Dae-Yong Son, Dr. Sisi He, and Dr. Longbin Qiu.
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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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30 Jun 2020
In wildtype plants (upper), the DNA (blue strands) is methylated (red diamonds) and tightly packed, so the cryptic TSSs are inaccessible. In epigenetic mutants (lower), the DNA is less methylated and...
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30 Jun 2020
The scientists grew the mutant strains in different trays under artificial light.
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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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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...
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