20 Sep 2022 - 12:34
Highlights: Mutations are responsible for most of the diversity of life we see around the world today, but many aspects of how mutations affect an organism’s fitness remain poorly understood. Now...
Type: Press release
20 Sep 2022 - 08:44
Mutations must maintain a similar fitness level compared to the one before and after them if diversity is to increase. If the mutation negatively impacts the variant, then the pathway to reach other...
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20 Sep 2022 - 08:44
This image is a simplified representation of a landscape of fitness when there is a neutral network. When there is a mutation, the fitness is maintained. This image appears in the press release:...
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20 Sep 2022 - 08:42
This image is a simplified representation of the classic landscape of fitness. If a mutation occurs, the organism will normally fall from the top of the peak into the ditch, losing fitness and likely...
Type: Photo
24 Aug 2022 - 13:00
The species used in this study—Rhizophora stylosa—produces propagules that can survive at sea for several months. They have the potential to make the journey on the currents between Iriomote and...
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24 Aug 2022 - 13:00
Highlights: Mangrove forests play vital roles for both nature and society, helping to protect coastal communities from storms, filtering coastal runoff, providing a marine nursery, and acting as a...
Type: Press release
24 Aug 2022 - 13:00
The researchers looked at how connected the mangrove forests are across four of the Ryukyu Islands—the Okinawa main island, Miyako, Ishigaki, and Iriomote. Read the associated press release:...
Type: Photo
9 Aug 2022 - 16:00
The embryo of a wild type zebrafish above the embryo of banp mutant zebrafish, both four days post fertilization (dpf). The mutant embryo has smaller eyes compared to the wild type (shown with the...
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9 Aug 2022 - 16:00
Highlights: Researchers investigated the role of a protein that has been hypothesized to regulate the cell cycle, initiated DNA repair, and suppress tumors. Zebrafish embryos, which develop...
Type: Press release
9 Aug 2022 - 16:00
This video shows two different cell divisions—the first is of a wild type cell dividing into two and the second is of banp mutant cell dividing into two. In the first video, the cells divide without...
Type: Video
8 Aug 2022 - 17:43
The three researchers of this study—from left, senior author Prof. Ichiro Masai, first author Dr. Swathy Babu, and coauthor Dr. Yuki Takeuchi. Read the associated news article here:...
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8 Aug 2022 - 15:34
Group photo of the Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit, that Prof. Tomoyuki Takahashi (fifth from left) leads. This image appeared in the news article “Long-standing professor named 2022...
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