Development of a method to search for useful genes in seaweeds
In addition to its use as a food, seaweed is also expected to be used as a functional material because it contains components with various functional properties such as anticancer, antihypertensive, anti-obesity, and antiviral effects. However, due to recent climate changes caused by global warming and other factors, the stable production of these seaweeds is becoming more and more difficult due to poor growth and the spread of diseases. In order to overcome this problem, it is essential to breed seaweeds in a similar way to that used for vegetables and fruits, but the breeding of seaweeds is not yet well developed. Therefore, our laboratory is developing technologies to search for useful genes related to the growth rate and synthesis of high-functional components.
Various Expected Seaweed Applications