since 1922


Faculty of Agriculture

Department of Bioproductive Science

Division of Applied Biology

Insect Biotechnology

Bombyx mori: A source of Insect Biotechnology, providing a range of products for our use.

Through strategies such as diapause, metamorphosis, and communication capacity, insects flourish on the earth. We learn from their life through observation, biotechnology, paper-reading. We study insect endocrinology, metamorphosis, and viral diseases, mainly of the silkworm Bombyx mori. Recent genetic and genomic analyses have provided a wealth of new information for understanding insects.

Our ultimate aim is to improve our life through understanding insect, using insect and related-organism's functions.