Genetic Resources Center, NARO

Genetic Resources Conservation and Information Team

As a research section of the NARO Genebank, our team introduces and conserves animal genetic resources such as livestock, poultry, and insects in collaboration with sub-banks. We also conduct research on conservation management of genetic resources and related information. The safe and certain conservation of genetic resources such as seeds, plants, animal germ cells, and microorganisms is one of the most important roles of Genebank. The most suitable forms and methods for preserving genetic resources are investigated to keep them vital. Advanced conservation methods for recalcitrant genetic resources are being investigated, for example improvement in cryopreservation techniques for vegetative propagation. Regarding the information system, the genetic resources database of passport, evaluation, and storage control has been established and data retrieval systems available through the internet have been developed. Various preservation techniques that have been developed so far ensure that valuable genetic resources will be handed over to the next generations.


Team Leader



Masaru TAKEYA

E-mail:katu@affrc.go.jp



Team Members

Name
Position
Research Topic
Masahiko HIROKAWA Principal Researcher
  • Promotion of the Genebank Project, NARO
  • Preservation, evaluation, multiplication and distribution of silkworm genetic resources.
  • Kuniaki FUKUI Principal Researcher
  • Promotion of the Genebank Project, NARO
  • Long term storage of vegetatively propagated plant genetic resources
  • Shin-ichi YAMAMOTO Principal Researcher
  • Promotion of the Genebank Project, NARO
  • Long term storage of vegetatively propagated plant genetic resources
  • Daisuke TANAKA Researcher
  • Promotion of the Genebank Project, NARO
  • Long term storage of vegetatively propagated plant genetic resources
  • Fukuhiro YAMASAKI Researcher
  • Promotion of the Genebank Project, NARO
  • Design and development of web-based system for genetic resources
  • Centers・Institutes