Development of advanced environmental genomics analysis techniques

Natural values stem not only from species diversity but also from genetic diversity within species. However, visualizing genetic diversity presents challenges, necessitating the development of technologies for easy visualization. Environmental genomics technology emerges as a solution, analyzing DNA and RNA in the environment and developing as a method for gathering comprehensive information on diverse species. In this R&D project, we prioritize the development of environmental genomics technology to provide ultra-large-scale information that is central to understanding the state of nature, particularly in terms of species and genetic diversity. By focusing on genome-wide DNA and environmental DNA analysis, this technology will contribute to understanding the state of nature and the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources.