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May 06, 2021
Member page is renewed!
Feb 25, 2021
"Regulatory mechanisms underlying the differentiation of neotenic reproductives in termites: Partial release from arrested development" by Oguchi et al. was published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
Feb 6, 2021
"Regulatory mechanisms underlying the differentiation of neotenic reproductives in termites: Partial release from arrested development" by Oguchi et al. was accepted by Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
Nov 26, 2020
"Developmental process of a heterozooid: avicularium formation in a bryozoan, Bugulina californica" by Yamaguchi et al. was accepted by Zoological Science.
Oct 31, 2020
"Morphogenesis and histogenesis during the arm regeneration in a basket star Astrocladus dofleini (Euryalida, Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata)" by Okanishi et al. was accepted by Journal of Morphology.
Oct 01, 2020
The new nemertean species described by Natsumi Hookabe (D1) was introduced in the website of Smithonian Tropical Research Institute.
Aug 24, 2020
"Pattern of sucker development in cuttlefishes" by Kimbara et al. was published in Frontiers in Zoology.
July 20, 2020
"Expression of genes involved in offensive and defensive phenotype induction in the pituitary gland of the Hokkaido salamander (Hynobius retardatus)" by Matsunami et al. was accepted by Zoological Science.
June 22, 2020
"Environment-sensitive intelligenet self-reproducing artificial cell with a modification-active lipo-deoxyribozyme" by Matsuo et al. was accepted by Micromachines.
June 11, 2020
"Male neotenic reproductives accelerate additional differentiation of female reproductives by lowering JH titer in termites" by Oguchi et al. was published in Scientific Reports.
May 22, 2020
"Male neotenic reproductives accelerate additional differentiation of female reproductives by lowering JH titer in termites" by Oguchi et al. was accepted by Scientific Reports.
May 07, 2020
Member page is renewed!
Feb 20, 2020
"The making of the defensive caste: Physiology, development and evolution of the soldier differentiation in termites." by Miura and Maekawa was accepted by Evolution & Development.
Feb 20, 2020
"Meiobenthic polychaete Dinophilus sp. cf. gyrociliatus (Annelida: Dinophilidae) from Japan with SEM observation and DNA barcodes." by Jimi et al. was accepted by Species Diversity.
Dec 3, 2019
"Reproductive workers insufficiently signal their reproductive ability in a paper wasp." by Tsuchida et al. was published in Behavioral Ecology.
Dec 3, 2019
"Reproductive workers insufficiently signal their reproductive ability in a paper wasp." by Tsuchida et al. was accepted by Behavioral Ecology.
June 27, 2019
"Duplication and soldier-specific expression of geranylgeranyl diphospate synthase genes in a nasute termite Nasutitermes takasagoensis." by Hojo et al. was published in Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
May 31, 2019
Our lab was introduced in the NODE blog site that is hosted by Development. "A day in the life of a Termite lab"
May 7, 2019
"Developmental process of cerata in the cladobranchian sea slug Pteraeolidia semperi (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Nudibranchia)." by Togawa et al. was accepted by Zoological Science.
May 7, 2019
"Unique morphogenesis in the damp-wood termite: abscission of the stylus during female reproductive caste differentiation." by Oguchi and Miura was accepted by Zoological Science.
May 6, 2019
"Life cycle of the Japanese green syllid, Megasyllis nipponica (Annelida: Syllidae): Field collection and establishment of rearing system." by Miura et al. was accepted by Zoological Science.
April 16, 2019
"Reduction of a nymphal instar in a dampwood termite: heterochronic shift in the caste differentiation pathways" by Nii et al. was accepted by EvoDevo.
April 09, 2019
The 292nd MMBS Seminar is announced!
April 01, 2019
Member page is renewed!
March 29, 2019
An article about our recent paper, "How the termite got its giant jaw: Genetic study finds similar genetic method to stag beetles" appeared in the university web site "UTokyo FOCUS."
March 07, 2019
"Termite soldier mandibles are elongated by dachshund under hormonal and Hox gene controls" by Sugime et al. was released in Development.

Feb 14, 2019
Member page is renewed!
May 11, 2018
"Pheromone gland development and monoterpenoid synthesis specific to oviparous females in the pea aphid" by Murano et al. was released in Zool Lett.
April 11, 2018
Member page is renewed!
March 21, 2018
English page is open!
March 07, 2018
Linked to the Seminar page.
March 03, 2018
Linked to our photogallery "Marine Animals".
Feb 08, 2018
"Pheromone gland development and monoterpenoid synthesis specific to oviparous females in the pea aphid" by Murano et al. was accepted by Zool Lett.
April 17, 2017
Lab homepage was released.
April 01, 2017
Miura lab was moved to Misaki Marine Biological Station, University of Tokyo, from Hokkaido University.
 

Miura Lab

Laboratory of Ecological Developmental Biology (Eco-Devo)

We are studying physiological and developmental mechanisms of phenotypic changes in animal life cycles, in response to environmental shifts, to understand the evolutionary processes of phenotypic evolution. Focusing on diverse animal taxa, we are trying to establish rearing systems to look at developmental processes producing/differentiating phenotypes. See Researches for details.

 

Miura T (2016) Biology of Phenotypic Plasticity: Primer to Eco-Devo Studies. Nihon Hyoron-sya.

 

 
 

Wanted

Graduate/Undergraduate Students

Young students who are intessted in evolution, adaptation and diversity of animals, and also, students who like to take care of animals are welcomed. Please visit our lab and look around. Anyway, email me beforehand. Let's try to expand our understanding on animal evolution!

Offer of Collaborations and Visit our Lab

Please contact us as mentioned below.

 

Contact

Misaki Marine Biological Station, The University of Tokyo

Toru Miura: miu (at) mmbs.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp