We plan to provide an opportunity to understand biology research and learn about the career path of a young biologist. We introduce the taxonomic research process of major biological groups such as marine invertebrates, insects, land plants, seaweeds and fungi directly as researchers belonging to the National Biological Resource Center directly talk about them and utilize collection methods, field photographs, I made it possible to understand the research method.
Biologists are as diverse as the variety of creatures. There are many kinds of creatures on the planet. Biologists are studying various kinds of creatures as much as there are various kinds of creatures. Through this exhibition, I would like to make a place to introduce myself to the researchers of the National Biological Resource Center who study the taxonomy of living things.
Collect plants and make botanical specimen
There are many creatures on the planet, but the big creatures that are visible are only a fraction. There are countless unknown animals on land, but in the 70% of the Earth's surface, there are more unknown creatures than we can imagine. They will live. In particular, a small number of new invertebrates are found among the living creatures living among attached organisms such as seawater gaps and algae.
Marine invertebrate survey process
1. Research team arrives at port to investigate
2. Check various scuba diving equipment including underwater camera.
3. You should take a closer look at the equipment that is directly connected to life.
4. Do not forget to collect the sample and the tools to put it in.
5. Take the vessel carrying the equipment and move it to the collection area.
6. Everyone is a veteran of diving, but there is a sense of tension just before the arrival.
7. Finally you have to get in, deep into the ocean.
8. Underwater inspection of over 20 kilos of heavy equipment is clearly an arduous task
9. As soon as you return to the harbor, organize your equipment and sort your collection.
10. Invisible small animals are collected in a bottle and observed under a microscope in the laboratory.
In the meantime, we have been working on creating a sound book that can be distinguished by the sound of insects. In order to do this, the insects collected in the mountains are also recorded in the laboratory. The insects that are caught do not immediately cry, so you need to create a suitable environment so that you do not feel threatened to record. Until now, the sound of crickets, crickets, and cicadas has come out and plans to make a map book of the grasshopper crying in the daytime. In Korea, there is also a taxonomic study on wheels, insect worms and warts that have not been studied yet, and there are plans to expand the scope to insects such as China and Vietnam.
Seaweeds such as seaweed, seaweed, and kelp are very familiar to us. But not only that, but we use algae in various fields without knowing it. Agar extracted from mugwort, cicada, etc. is raw material of bacterial culture medium and yam. In addition, carrageenan, which is extracted from Jin Ducal and Kashiuomu, has good viscosity and is used as a stabilizer and additive in various products such as ice cream, pudding and toothpaste. In recent years, bio-energy development using seaweed biomass has been attempted in various fields such as paper production. I plan to study the species diversity, group variation, genetic diversity, etc. of this infinite possibility of seaweed.
We are also studying whether it is possible to cultivate fungi, one of the fungi, and to utilize them as a biological barrier. Fungi are good organisms for the biological industry. In the future, we hope that we will be able to find global antibiotics and anticancer substances such as penicillin through continuous research. I would like to write a world-class mushroom guidebook, such as the Swiss mushroom book (Switzerland), which integrates the mushrooms of Korea and integrates the microscopic structure and substance, and makes an illustrated book that related researchers want.
We will make a study environment where researchers of mushroom mushrooms can devote themselves to mushroom research and try to be the leader of Asian mushroom research.