Evaluation of Biodiversity and Prediction of Environmental Changes by Digital DNA Chip

Research Project Outline

In the present study, with the aim of understanding the effects of the gigantic earthquake and its resulting tsunami in Tohoku area on marine biodiversity and ecosystem, we develop a meta-genomic method of observing a variety of marine microorganisms at once and its practical application to environmental monitoring. Utilizing the methods developed, we make assessment of marine environments by comparing the diversity of microorganisms in spots along the sea coasts between Tohoku area and other areas. The outcome of the present study is expected to make contributions to deeper understanding of marine ecosystem of microorganisms.

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Vice-Director and Professor, Research Organizatin of Information and System, National Institute of Genetics
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Establishment of core technology for the preservation and regeneration of marine biodiversity and ecosystems
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