30 Jun 2020
From left to right: Professor Hidetoshi Saze, Yoshiko Harukawa, Saori Miura and Dr. Tu Le
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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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26 Jun 2020
Since the 1980s, in seaweed farms dotted along the coastline of the subtropical islands of Okinawa, farmers have cultivated the edible brown alga, Okinawa mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus). Popular in...
Type: Press release
24 Jun 2020
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24 Jun 2020
Up until 40,000 years ago, we were not the only humans to exist. Neanderthals roamed across the steppes of Europe. Denisovans occupied Asia. There were ‘hobbits’ in Indonesia and at least three other...
Type: News Article
22 Jun 2020
The four strains were originally cultivated in different areas of Okinawa, labelled on the diagram.
Type: Photo
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).
Type: Photo
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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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
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
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