12 Apr 2019
PhD student Sébastien Lapointe in the Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Unit prepares his experiment. The experiments are done in the glovebox, in order...
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12 Apr 2019
OIST Scientists have uncovered some surprising history hidden in the genes of two species of jellyfish.  
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8 Apr 2019
The OIST Marine Genomics Unit is now sequencing the genome of a local Okinawan box jellyfish to compare to the giant box jellyfish pictured here. Comparing the two should shed light on how box...
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1 Apr 2019
On March 28, 2019 the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) announced that a team led by Prof. Jeff Wickens, head of the Neurobiology Research Unit at Okinawa...
Type: News Article
28 Mar 2019
If you’ve ever dined on the tropical island of Okinawa, Japan, your plate may have been graced by a remarkable pile of seaweed, each strand adorned with tiny green bubbles. Known as umi-budo or sea...
Type: Press release
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...
Type: Video
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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