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Profile Publications(6)

Masayuki Sumida


Director of Institute for Amphibian Biology

Research Description

Sumida Group: Studying Evolution and Diversity Resulting from the Life Cycle

Current amphibian diversity is a product of the life cycle that has evolved since the birth of life. We engage in pioneering research to reveal the processes and mechanisms mediating diversity, and we strive to maintain and preserve diversity across a wide range of biological hierarchies at the gene–genome–chromosome, cell–tissue, individual, population, species, and higher taxonomic levels.

Key Words Evolution, Diversity, Endangered species, Preservation, Phylogeny, Morphogenesis, Early development

Lab Memberships

Sumida Group (Principal Investigator/Director)




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