Laboratory of Molecular Ecology of Aquatic Animals performs researches for the elucidation of mysteries in biodiversities in aquatic animals (ecology, morphology and behavior) and their histories (evolution and adaptation), with the usage of DNA information in vertebrates (mainly fin fishes) and molluscs. Its academic fields are as follows.
1)Analysis of evolution and adaptation in aquatic animals
2)Analysis of the mechanism in the invasion success of exotic species
3)Gathering information for the conservation of endangered species
4)Development of breeding techniques of aquatic animals, using the molecular information