|Budget Amount *help
¥91,260,000 (Direct Cost: ¥70,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥21,060,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥14,430,000 (Direct Cost: ¥11,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,330,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥17,160,000 (Direct Cost: ¥13,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,960,000)
Fiscal Year 2007: ¥22,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥17,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥5,100,000)
Fiscal Year 2006: ¥19,370,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,470,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥18,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,200,000)
In this study, we developed an in situ gene analysis system that can be applied to oceanography. The system was successfully deployed in deep-sea environments to analyze microbial communities. By utilizing microfluidic devices, sample pre-treatment function was integrated. In situ microbial activity assay method was also established in this study. Corroborative work was carried out with Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and it resulted in a successful evaluation of the system for red-tide plankton monitoring.