Environmental DNA analysis

Creating an eco-informatized society through a glass of water. Biological monitoring based on environmental DNA analysis enables ecological surveys of rivers, ponds, and seas without capturing organisms.

What is environmental DNA?

It is a research method that allows us to understand the organisms inhabiting in the target site non-invasively.
例えて言うと、鑑識の捜査みたいなもの

Two major directions of eDNA analysis

1. Species-specific detection
2. Metabarcoding

出発点は水。その水の中から、種ごとの検出や、その一帯にどんな種別がいるのか?という検出まで、DNAだけを検出して調べることが可能です。

環境DNA分析の2つの方法

Differences from the other conventional survey methods

これまでの調査→環境DNA分析
例えばこんなコトが可能に!

Contributions to Academia and Society

Provide data for a variety of decision making at any     level

学術・社会への貢献
水産資源、外来種、環境問題などにおいて、データに基づき、エビデンスベースでの行政判断が可能となります

The future of environmental DNA analysis

Many challenges and related tasks that may arise

 多くの課題と生まれうる関連業務

Making progress in collaboration with The eDNA     Society

This center is heavily involved in the establishment of The eDNA Society, and the society office is currently set up within the center. We are working in conjunction with nationwide movements in a tight relation with The eDNA analysis.

例えば数十年後には、水産予報も・・・
  • The center is devoting to make Shiga an advanced
  • prefecture that adopts eDNA monitoring as a tool for
  • administrative decision makings relating to bioresources.
環境モニタリング体制を滋賀県で実現し、全国に先駆けたロールモデルに!
  • ✓Sample collection and archiving
  • ✓Data accumulation and disclosure
  • ✓Continuous disclosure of data that is the basis for variety of decision     makings