28 Mar 2019
The Marine Genomics Unit investigated how the unicellular organism umi-budo, or “sea grapes,” is capable of growing into such a complex shape.  
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28 Mar 2019
(Left to right) Prof. Noriyuki Satoh, Kanako Hisata, Dr. Asuka Arimoto, Nana Arakaki, and Koki Nishitsuji decoded the genome of the popular Okinawan seaweed umi-budo, known in English as “sea grapes...
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28 Mar 2019
The Marine Genomics Unit sequenced the genome of umi-budo plants supplied by the Onna Village Fishery Cooperative. The data should help farmers better understand why some plants grow well (left) and...
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28 Mar 2019
Umi-budo don is a traditional Okinawan dish prepared with the umi-budo seaweed. The seaweed is served over rice with sea urchin, salmon roe and sanbaisu sauce, made from equal parts soy sauce,...
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25 Mar 2019
Scientists in the OIST Marine Genomics Unit have decoded the genome of popular Okinawan seaweed umi-budo. Known for its eye-catching appearance and "popping" texture, the plant utilizes a specific...
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25 Mar 2019
The Japanese giant box jellyfish has a painful sting that makes its victim feel as though their flesh is on fire. In Japanese, these venomous stings earned the jellyfish its nickname: the “fire...
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25 Mar 2019
Jellyfish start out in a stationary polyp stage and later develop into jellyfish, when environmental conditions are right. The Morbakka virulenta, pictured here, is beginning to develop into a full-...
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25 Mar 2019
Research by the Marine Genomics Unit revealed that the genome of the moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) is more similar to a coral or sea anemone than another jellyfish, Morbakka virulenta.
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20 Mar 2019
Winner of the 2019 Science Challenge, Yumeho Nakanishi poses with Youhei Morita. Nakanishi’s presentation was on incorporating cell biology into creating a more ethical, sustainable meat.
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20 Mar 2019
Along the tropical coastline of Okinawa, Japan, farmers raise rows of delectable seaweed and harvest tens of thousands of tons of the crop each year. Unfortunately, scientists predict that pollution...
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18 Mar 2019
Both developing babies and elderly adults share a common characteristic: the many cells making up their bodies are always on the move. As we humans commute to work, cells migrate through the body to...
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12 Mar 2019
Researchers from the Marine Genomics Unit stand with co-authors from the Onna Fisheries Cooperative on Nabee Beach in Okinawa. Together, the team collected and decoded the genome of ito-mozuku (...
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