As a brief introduction,
Inspired by its dynamical and energetic way of living, Dr. Tsutomu Sugiyama decided to devote his career to hydra research. It was in 1974. He travelled across the country of Japan to collect hydra strains whereas being presented animals by the researchers oversees. In 1989, he got granted for "Project Hydra" (hydra strains' maintenance project). This database describes the basic morphological and other features as a start. Near future plan predicts that this database is expanded in order to be a lot more informative. This includes introduction of new discoveries made in the laboratory as a short movie (MPEG files).
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Toshitaka Fujisawa, Ph.D. Associate Professor.