DNA provides farmers with a faster way to improve tea cultivation

National Nov 7, 2020

DNA provides farmers with a faster way to improve tea cultivation

Domestic researchers have succeeded in predicting the amounts of functional components such as caffeine and catechins that are contained in Japanese tea, based on the genetic information of young tea leaves. Researchers from Shizuoka University and others were able to predict the component levels in ...

Rare horned turtle goes on display at zoo in central Japan

National Aug 9, 2020

Rare horned turtle goes on display at zoo in central Japan

A rare turtle with tiny horns on both its eyelids, which was discovered in Shizuoka Prefecture last year, has gone on display at a local zoo, with curators saying it is "probably the only one in the world." The female Chinese pond turtle is believed ...