Division of Animal Science
Faunal Diversity Sciences

In the process of producing research results
Large Japanese Wood mouse (left), microscopic view of a novel tannase producing gram-positive rod-shaped strain (middle), and its taxonomic position in a 16S rRNA based phylogenetic tree of the genus Lactobacilli (right).

We conduct research and education on wildlife science in order to deepen scientific understanding from a conservation viewpoint. Specifically, we are conducting research in conjunction with zoos, aquariums and wildlife conservation centers in Japan to elucidate reproductive physiology and to develop assisted reproductive techniques including gamete preservation in various kinds of endangered species. We also conduct research and education in to the development of new biotechnologies as well as establishment of sustainable ecological systems through investigations on animals' abilities to adapt to various environments.

Faunal Diversity Sciences Web Site