Press Releases

  • Multi-cusped postcanine teeth in phocid seals

    Multi-cusped postcanine teeth are associated with zooplankton feeding in phocid seals
    2024.Mar.13


  • Evolution of parental care in haploid–diploid plants

    Evolution of parental care in haploid–diploid plants
    2024.Mar.11


  • Japanese wolves are most closely related to dogs and share DNA with East Eurasian dogs

    Japanese wolves are most closely related to dogs and share DNA with East Eurasian dogs
    2024.Mar.1


  • 江戸時代の食の均質性はどのくらい?

    How homogeneous was the human diet in premodern mainland Japan?
    2023.Dec.18


  • 適応進化の時計は辺境ほどゆっくり進む

    The clock of adaptive evolution moves more slowly at the periphery.
    2023.Oct.30


  • オタマジャクシも数がわかる?

    Can a tadpole count?
    2023.Sep.7


  • 高精度ゲノム解読が紡ぐソバの過去と未来

    Decoding buckwheat genome (Picture:©️Hoshino Robin).
    2023.Aug.11


Events

2024.Apr.2   May 11th (Sat) Lectures by Drs. Takayuki Watanabe & Yohey Teraiblank
2024.Feb.24   Lecture Video now available; "What do butterflies "see"?" by Prof. Kentaro Arikawa in "JT Biohistory Research Hall event-Lecture” on Feb 17th, 2024 (in Japanese). blank
2024.Jan.17   Dr. Yasu Furukawa, will appear on TV show, "The Profiler" and give a talk about Ms. Umeko Tsuda, who was one of the pioneers of Japanese women's education and founded Tsuda University. She will become the face of the new ¥5000 bill this July. (Jan. 25, NHK BS 21:00-22:00, in Japanese) blank
2024.Jan.11   Prof. Kentaro Arikawa, will give a lecture on "What do butterflies "see"?" in "JT Biohistory Research Hall event-Lecture” on Feb 17th, 2024 (in Japanese).
!! This lecture will be streamed on Youtube!! blank
2024.Jan.11   Prof. Kentaro Arikawa, will give a lecture on "Color world that butterflies see" in the 363rd Senri Life Scinece Forum, on Jan. 11th, 2024 (Osaka, Senri Life Science Foundation, in Japanese).blank
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This lecture will be streamed on-demand (registration required)!! blank
2023.Jan.9   Report of RCIES x MMBS (Univ. of Tokyo, Misaki Marine Biology Station), the 2nd Student exchange meeting on Dec. 13, 2023 blank
2023.Dec.14   Prof. Yohey Terai, will give a lecture on "The origin of the dog in the Japanese archipelago and their transition." in "The forefront of genomic veterinary researches for companion animals”, the 4th Companion Animal Research meeting, on Jan. 20th - 21st, 2024. (This symposium will be in Japanese) blank

Recent Publications

2024.Feb.22   Multi-cusped postcanine teeth are associated with zooplankton feeding in phocid seals. Ishihara, Miyazaki, Yurkowski, Watanabe Y. Marine Ecology Progress Series v729:233-245
DOI:10.3354/meps14509blank
2024.Feb.14   Evolution of parental care in haploid–diploid plants. Bessho, Sasaki. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 15:1680
DOI:10.1098/rspb.2023.2351blank
2024.Feb.23   Japanese wolves are most closely related to dogs and share DNA with East Eurasian dogs. Gojobori, Arakawa, Xiaokaiti, Matsumoto, Matsumura, Hongo, Ishiguro, Terai. Nature Communications 15:1680
DOI:10.1038/s41467-024-46124-y blank
2024.Feb.13   Helping syndrome is partially confirmed in the eusocial naked mole-rat. Yamakawa, Miura, Kutsukake.Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2024.01.005 blank
2023.Dec.15   Human diet of premodern mainland Japan: a meta-analysis of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios. Tsutaya, Doi, Katagiri, Sawafuji, Yoneda. Anthropological Science 132(1):27-38
DOI: 10.1537/ase.230718 blank
2023.Oct.26   The adaptation front equation explains innovation-driven taxonomic turnovers and living fossilization. Ito, Sasaki. The American Naturalist
DOI: 10.1086/727046 blank
2023.Sep.5   Grouping rule in tadpole: is quantity more or size assortment more important? Hase. Animal Cognition 26:1905-1913
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.06.001blank
2023.Aug.10 Genome sequencing reveals the genetic architecture of heterostyly and domestication history of common buckwheat. Fawcett,... Ota, et al. Nature Plants 9:1236–1251.
DOI: 10.1038/s41477-023-01474-1 blank
2023.Jul.19 Kangaroo endogenous retrovirus (KERV) forms megasatellite DNA with a simple repetition pattern in which the provirus structure is retained. Koga, Nishihara, Tanabe, Tanaka, Kayano, Matsumoto, Endo, Srikulnath, O'Neill. Virology 586:56-66.
DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2023.07.005 blank
2023.Jun.27 Conserved Evolution of MHC Supertypes among Japanese Frogs Suggests Selection for Bd Resistance. Lau, Iagawa, Kosch, Dharmayanthi, Berger, Skerratt, Satta. Animals 13:2121
DOI: 10.3390/ani13132121 blank
2023.Jun.26   The adaptation front equation explains innovation-driven taxonomic turnovers and living fossilization. Ito, Sasaki. The American Naturalist 202(6):737-855
DOI: 10.1086/727046 blank
2023.Jun.23 Spatial and temporal diversity of positive selection on shared haplotypes at the PSCA locus among worldwide human populations. Iwasaki, Satta. Heredity 131:156–169
DOI: 10.1038/s41437-023-00631-8 blank
2023.Jun.22 Collective movements during visits to water bodies in wild Asian elephants. Mizuno, Ranjeewa, Kutsukake, Padmalal. J Ethology
DOI: 10.1007/s10164-023-00790-5 blank
2023.Jun.3 Allometric Growth of the Enigmatic Deep-Sea Megamouth Shark Megachasma pelagios Taylor, Compagno, and Struhsaker, 1983 (Lamniformes, Megachasmidae). Yun, Watanabe. Fishes 8(6):300.
DOI: 10.3390/fishes8060300 blank
2023.May.9 Evolutionary stability of cooperation in indirect reciprocity under noisy and private assessment. Fujimoto, Ohtsuki. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 120:e2300544120.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2300544120 blank
2023.Apr.18 ‘Color’ processing in the butterfly visual system. Kinoshita, Arikawa. Trends in Neurosciences. 46:338-340.
DOI: 10.1016/j.tins.2023.02.006 blank
2023.Apr.12 Thermal sensitivity of metabolic rate mirrors biogeographic differences between teleosts and elasmobranchs. Watanabe, Payne. Nature communications 14:2054.
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-37637-z blank
 

Awards, articles, etc.

2024.Apr.9Asst.Prof. Takumi Tsutaya received the Young Scientist Award from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (in Japanese)blank
2024.Feb.19An article about Prof. Ohtsuki’s research has published in Diamond online (2024.Feb.16). (in Japanese)blank
2023.Dec.28An article about Prof. Terai’s research has published in Nikkei Science (2024, Feb). (in Japanese)blank
2023.Dec.20Prof. Hisashi Ohtsuki has been awarded the 20th (FY2023) JSPS Prize. (in Japanese)blank
2023.Nov.8Prof. Takayuki Watanabe has been awarded the 32nd Yoshida Encouragement Prize for the 2023 academic year.blank
2023.Sep.29The Presentation by the Research Group (including Prof. Tatsuya Ota) received Excellent Presentation Award (Presentation Number 116) blankat the 144th Lecture Meeting (Autumn Meeting of the 5th year of Reiwa) of the Japanese Society of Breeding for collaborative research. In the same event, Yasuo Yasui, Prof. at Kyoto University (Collaborative Researcher), conducted an online press conference blankregarding another collaborative research (Presentation Number 114). (in Japanese)
2023.Sep.8Prof. Tatsuya Ota's collaborative research (co-authored paper)blankwas featured in the Yomiuri Shimbun, ascii.jp, Nikkei Biotech, Asahi Shimbun 123 (English)blank, Kyoto Shimbun, Nikkei, Jiji Press News, JIJI.COM, MIT Technology Review, The Science News, JAcom, Tsukuba Science News, and Nikkan. (Links other than the link mark will jump to each Japanese media site)
2023.Sep.5Dr. Yuga Fujimoto received the 18th Japan Society for Mathematical Biology Research Encouragement Award.blank