|Budget Amount *help
¥39,520,000 (Direct Cost: ¥30,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥9,120,000)
Fiscal Year 2021: ¥8,710,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,010,000)
Fiscal Year 2020: ¥9,230,000 (Direct Cost: ¥7,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,130,000)
Fiscal Year 2019: ¥9,360,000 (Direct Cost: ¥7,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,160,000)
Fiscal Year 2018: ¥12,220,000 (Direct Cost: ¥9,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,820,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
In this study, we searched for unknown functional rhodopsin in eukaryotic microorganisms and giant viruses, as well as bacteria, by collecting and analyzing data on genomes, metagenomes and transcriptomes of microorganisms. As a result, we succeeded in discovering several unknown rhodopsins and clarifying their functions. Furthermore, the molecular phylogeny and distribution of rhodopsin genes were visualized on a large scale. We also demonstrated the possibility of an unknown retinal biosynthetic pathway using a bacterial isolate that possesses the rhodopsin gene but not the gene for the retinal biosynthetic pathway.