1. Collection
Registered Number 567
Acronym JCM
Full Name Japan Collection of Microorganisms
Institution RIKEN BioResource Center
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Moriya Ohkuma
Postal Address 3-1-1 Koyadai,Tsukuba,Ibaraki,305-0074
Country Japan
Telephone 1 (81) 29-836-9556
Fax 1 (81) 29-836-9561
E-mail 1 inquiry@jcm.riken.jp
Homepage http://jcm.brc.riken.jp/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor The Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Moriya Ohkuma
E-Mail:mohkuma@jcm.riken.jp
Curator Dr. Takuji Kudo  (Bacteria [actinobacteria])
Dr. Takao Iino  (Bacteria)
Dr. Mitsuo Sakamoto  (Bacteria)
Dr. Toshiya Iida  (Bacteria)
Ms. Yumi Oshida  (Bacteria)
Dr. Takashi Itoh  (Archaea and extremophiles)
Dr. Gen Okada  (Filamentous fungi)
Dr. Rikiya Endoh  (Yeasts)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (5)
Mycology (2)
Computer specialist (1)
Archaebacteriology (1)
Collection service (3)
Total (12)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Environmental protection
Evolutionary biology
Food science
General microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
Molecular ecology
Genomics
Health science
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Freezer(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
L-drying(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Liquid N2(Bacteria, Archaea, Filamentous fungi, Yeasts)
Control of the culture Viability
Purity
Biochemical tests
rRNA gene sequence
Others
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 22 0
Bacteria 17283 0
Fungi 3371 0
Yeasts 3391 0
Archaea 717 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)
Algae
Bacteria
Fungi
Yeasts
Archaea
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with most recognized collection
fee for freeze-dried or L-dried culture for non-profit organization 5400 Japanese yen
fee for freeze-dried or L-dried culture for profit organization 10800 Japanese yen
fee for active culture on request for non-profit organization 16200 Japanese yen
fee for active culture on request for profit organization 32400 Japanese yen
fee for microbial genomic DNA for non-profit organization 17000 Japanese yen
fee for microbial genomic DNA for profit organization 34000 Japanese yen
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Catalogue Computerized http://jcm.brc.riken.jp/en/catalogue_e
Updated daily
10. Services
Services Distribution
Training Culture and preservation methods
Systematics
Identification
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1984-01-06
Date of Reply 2015-06-10
12. Strains
Algae Archaea Bacteria Fungi Yeasts