Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JPMJPR15FA)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (18H01801, 17H06158)
Bio-oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution (Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP), “Technologies for creating next-generation agriculture, forestry and fisheries”)
Received: 27 September 2019
Accepted: 23 December 2019
First Online: 23 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The protocols of all animal studies were approved by the Committee for Animal Experimentation of the School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University (No. 2017-A057 and 2018-A068)
: Not applicable.
: M.H. and H.T. are shareholders in bitBiome, to which the patents pertaining to the SAG-gel workflow were transferred.