Biological Resource Center, NITE (NBRC)

General deposit


A list of general deposited biological materials will be published in a NBRC catalog that will be periodically updated and distributed to research institutes etc.

When you would like to deposit biological materials, please read each term of the Agreement for Depository of Biological Resources (PDF: 29KB). We accept biological materials useful for academic and industrial purposes. Please download the accession forms from here.

An official receipt will be issued free of charge when your deposit is accepted. The receipt may be used as a certificate for the public availability of your deposited materials when publishing the research results of a new species, etc.

For the depositary procedure, see below.

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Depositary Procedure

In the case of "General deposit" and "Deposits requiring MTA for distribution", we will proceed as follow.

Please contact to our desk ( or responsible staff who specializes in your microorganisms (see here). Plant pathogen(s) from outside Japan is (are) necessary to approval of import before shipping. NOTE: Please inform us of the necessary conditions for handling the biological materials, including the medium, cultivation temperature, aerobic/anaerobic condition, cultivation period, etc.
The contact person will reply whether acceptable or not as soon as possible.
Fill the Accession Form and send your materials together to the contact person. Please download appropriate Accession Form for your deposition from here. NOTE: Any forms of biological materials are acceptable for deposit, such as L- dried form (by frozen and active cultures), unless there is problem in survival activity at depositary.
We send NBRC accession number via e-mail after primary check (living check, sequence of 16S for bacteria). In some cases, we send back material(s) to depositors to confirm identification, contamination, quality of survibe, etc.
Only for general deposit, after preservation and quality check, NBRC will issue the certification "Notice of acceptance of biological genetic resources" that is certifiable for the type strain.

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 Culture Collection Division,  Biological Resource Center,  National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Phone number:+81-438-20-5763
Fax number:+81-438-52-2329
Address:2-5-8 Kazusakamatari, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba, 292-0818 JAPAN MAP
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