1. Collection
Registered Number 825
Acronym NBRC
Full Name NBRC Culture Collection
Institution Biological Resource Center, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NBRC)
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Yasuyoshi Nakagawa
Postal Address 2-5-8, Kazusakamatari,Kisarazu,Chiba,292-0818
Country Japan
Telephone 1 (81) 438-20-5763
Telephone 2 (81) 438-20-5760
Fax 1 (81) 438-52-2329
Fax 2 (81) 438-20-5762
E-mail 1 nbrc@nite.go.jp
Homepage http://www.nite.go.jp/en/nbrc/index.html 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Japanese government (Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry)
5. Personnel
Director Mr. Yasuo Kii
E-Mail:nbrc@nite.go.jp
Curator Dr. Moriyuki Hamada (Actinobacteria)
Dr. Koji Mori (Archaea and Extremophilic bacteria)
Dr. Hiroshi Sekiguchi (Microalgae)
Dr. Mika Miyashita (Bacteria)
Dr. Yuki Muramatsu (Bacteria)
Dr. Yasuyoshi Nakagawa (Director for culture collection)
Dr. Katsutoshi Fujita (Bacteriophages and DNA)
Dr. Takahide Ishida (Filamentous fungi)
Dr. Shigeki Inaba (Filamentous fungi)
Mr. Atsushi Yamazaki (Yeasts)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (6)
Mycology (6)
Algology (2)
Archaebacteriology (1)
Administration (6)
Collection service  (4)
Researcher (1)
Technical staffs (15)
Total (41)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Ecology
Environmental protection
Evolutionary biology
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Actionomycetes, Bacteria, Archaea, Yeasts, Filamentous fungi, Bacteriophages)
L-drying(Actionomycetes, Bacteria, Archaea, Yeasts, Filamentous fungi, Bacteriophages)
Liquid N2(Bacteria, Archaea, Yeasts, Filamentous fungi, Bacteriophages, Microalgae)
Subculturing(Microalgae, Filamentous fungi)
Control of the culture Viability
Purity
Physiological profiles
ribosomal RNA gene sequences
RAPD
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 12452 0
Yeasts 4228 0
Archaea 213 0
Microalgae 589 0
Phages 96 0
Filamentous fungi 10917 0
Human cDNA Clones 55632 0
Human Gateway® Entry Clones 43567 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)
Bacteria 277 0 5209 0
Yeasts 23 0 981 0
Archaea 2 0 89 0
Microalgae 3 0 43 0
Phages 0 0 49 0
Filamentous fungi 304 0 2259 0
Human cDNA Clones 0 0 127 0
Human Gateway® Entry Clones 150 0 150 0
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with most recognized collection
fee for microorganisms on for non-profit organization 4000 Japanese yen
fee for microorganisms on for private institution 8000 Japanese yen
fee for Human cDNA Clones on request for non-profit organization 15000 Japanese yen
fee for Human cDNA Clones on request for private institution 30000 Japanese yen
fee for Human Gateway® Entry Clones on request for non-profit organization 15000 Japanese yen
fee for Human Gateway® Entry Clones on request for private institution 30000 Japanese yen
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Published the first catalogue in 2005 year(s)
Catalogue Computerized http://www.nite.go.jp/en/nbrc/cultures/nbrc/catalog/catalog.html
Alphabetical Index: http://www.nite.go.jp/en/nbrc/cultures/nbrc/alphabet/alphabet.html
ISO/JIS/Pharmacopoeia Test Strains and other References: http://www.nite.go.jp/en/nbrc/cultures/nbrc/use/specialset.html
List of Media: http://www.nite.go.jp/en/nbrc/cultures/media/culture-list-e.html
10. Services
Services Storage service(Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Archaea, Yeasts, Filamentous fungi, Bacteriophages)
Distribution
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2002-06-10
Date of Reply 2016-12-01