✿ Thank you for your visit to the homepage of Maki Teramoto's deep seawater laboratory. We are mainly researching marine bacteria including deep ocean residents using molecular biological techniques. Deep seawater and organisms inhabiting the seep seawater region used for the sampling are mainly piped up by Kochi Prefectural Deep Seawater Laboratory & Aqua Farm (Muroto, Kochi). We conduct basic and applied research toward innovation as well as just for curiosity for nature. ✿
By ecological studies, we obtain information on microbes characteristic of or important for the surrounding environment and utilize their beneficial ability.
- Analysis of plastic-degrading environments. new
- Bacteria inhabiting deep seas.
- Acquisition of highly novel marine bacteria and analysis of their characteristics (We'veve established even a novel order).
We explore mainly for marine bacteria, as bacteria are so diverse and are thus supposed to show various functions. We utilize the microbes including their genetic resources.
- Plastic-degrading bacteria. new
- Marine bacteria producing oils which can be (bio)fuel (Published)
- Marine bacteria producing novel antibiotics.
- Metabolite analysis of a bacterium which dominated in a deep-sea environment.
We design and construct useful microbes with genetic modifications. The useful microbes created will be bacteria, archaea, plant cells etc.
✿ We've found a novel petroleum-oil-producing bacterium. Using its genetic resources, we are working "eco-friendly petroleum mass-producing project" at the moment. ✿
Mar 2019 Will give a presentation on the fatty alcohol synthesis gene cluster at the annual meeting of JSBBA (Tokyo).
✿ Winter Break ✿
Dec 2018 Will discuss plastic biodegradation with a plastic manufacturer.
Oct 2018 Started working with third-year undergrads. Welcome!
✿ Yosakoi Break ✿
Jul 2018 Started working with a new assistant. Welcome!
Jun 2018 Had a guest from NITE, Chiba for possible future collaboration.
Apr 2018 Had Prof. Miyamoto's group of Keio University for a kick-off meeting about plastic biodegradation project.
Apr 2018 Had Dr. Suzuki of NIID about antibiotic exploration project.
We wish you all the best in this new year ♪ ✿ (╹◡╹)✿ Lab staff