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Investigation of Silond catfish (Silonia silondia / Nga Myin) collected in Myanmar

Last Update : 2019-01-10 09:54

Dr. Takeshi Terahara, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Biosciences, invited a researcher from Myanmar to conduct collaborative research by the support of "TUMSAT International Collaboration Program for Promoting International Joint Research", under the Global Education and Research Committee. Here is the report from Dr. Terahara.

【Objectives】 

The purpose of this International Collaboration Program is to stimulate collaborative relationships between our research group and University of Yangon, which is one of the related research institutions in Myanmar including TUMSAT's partner institutions, and to promote collaborative research of ecological survey and aquaculture of Nga Myin.

【Summary・Outcomes】 

From 14 to 21 October 2018, TUMSAT research group* invited Dr. Toe Toe Soe, Lecturer, Department of Zoology, University of Yangon, to TUMSAT for promoting international joint research. During her stay, we received the Nga Myinn samples, shared the results of ecological survey of Nga Myin based on DNA and otolith analyses, and had meetings about aquaculture and ecological survey of Nga Myin as noted below. This activity was supported by "TUMSAT International Collaboration Program for Promoting International Joint Research".

15th: Receiving the Nga Myinn samples

16th: Sharing the results of ecological survey of Nga Myin based on the otolith analysis

17th: Sharing the results of ecological survey of Nga Myin based on the DNA analysis

18th: Sharing the results of ecological survey of Nga Myin based on the DNA analysis

19th: Meeting

(*) Members of TUMSAT research group

Dr. Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Department of Marine Biosciences

Dr. Masashi Yokota, Associate Professor, Department of Marine Biosciences

Dr. Masato Endo, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Biosciences

Dr. Takeshi Terahara, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Biosciences

【Expected effects】

The research group of TUMSAT has been conducting the ecological survey of Silond catfish (Nga Myin), inhabiting the Ayeyarwady river from 2017 upon request of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). Our collaborative research is promoted by "TUMSAT International Collaboration Program for Promoting International Joint Research" and fundamental knowledge of ecological survey and aquaculture of Nga Myin will be obtained.

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Meeting about aquaculture and ecological survey of Nga Myin




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