1. Collection
Registered Number 190
Acronym IAM
Full Name IAM Culture Collection
Institution Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, The University of Tokyo
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Akira Yokota
Postal Address 1-1-1, Yayoi,Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo,113-0032
Country Japan
Telephone 1 (81) 3-5841-7827
Fax 1 (81) 3-5841-8490
E-mail 1 uayoko@mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Homepage http://www.iam.u-tokyo.ac.jp/misyst/ColleBOX/IAMcollection.html 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Akira Yokota
Curator Mr. Keiko Furihata (Actinomycetes)
Dr. Yoshiharu Miura (Fungi, Yeasts)
Mr. Miyuki Isobe (Microalgae)
Assoc. Prof. Midori Kurahasi (Bacteria)
Assoc. Prof. Rio Yoguchi (Bacteria)
Number of Staff Algology (1)
Bacteriology (3)
Mycology (1)
Assistants (1)
Total (6)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Systematics and taxonomy
Culture and preservation methods
Applied microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Microalgae, Fungi)
L-drying(Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi, Cyanobacteria)
Liquid N2(Microalgae)
Subculturing(Microalgae, Fungi)
Control of the culture Biochemical tests
Molecular techniques
Chemotaxonomic methods
Deposit Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadNBRC(Japan)
the collection abroadJCM(Japan)
the collection abroadIAM(Japan)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 457 0
Bacteria 1548 0
Fungi 1294 0
Yeasts 427 0
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Academic culture collection within network
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish own catalogue
Included in a regional catalogue IAM Catalogue of Strains
Published the first catalogue in 1993 year(s)
Planning to publish the 3rds edition in 2003
Online Catalogue http://www.iam.u-tokyo.ac.jp:81/main.php
10. Services
Services Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts, Microalgae)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1982-05-31
Date of Reply 2004-10-26
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi