1. Collection
Registered Number 831
Acronym MBIC
Full Name Marine Biotechnology Institute Culture Collection
Institution Marine Biotechnology Institute
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Hiroaki Kasai
Postal Address 3-75-1 Heita,Kamaishi,Iwate,026-0001
Country Japan
Telephone 1 (81) 193-26-6581
Telephone 2 (81) 193-26-6538
Fax 1 (81) 193-26-6592
Fax 2 (81) 193-26-6584
E-mail 1 mbic@mbio.jp
E-mail 2 hiroaki.kasai@mbio.jp
Homepage http://www.mbio.jp/mbic/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Industry
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor NEDO
METI
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Hiroshi Ikenaga
Curator Assoc. Prof. Hiroshi Sekiguchi (Taxonomy of Microalgae)
Assoc. Prof. Hiroaki Kasai (Taxonomy of Bacteria)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Assistants (5)
Computer specialist (1)
Algology (2)
Total (10)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
Genetic engineering
Industrial microbiology
Marine biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria)
L-drying(Bacteria)
Liquid N2(Bacteria, Microalgae)
Subculturing(Microalgae)
Control of the culture Gene analysis
Biochemical tests
Microscopic observation
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 Isolation by ourselves
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Algae 1000 500
Bacteria 3000 2000
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
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Fee for JPY 10,000-
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Online Catalogue http://www.mbio.jp/mbic/
10. Services
Services Distribution(Bacteria, Microalgae)
Identification(Bacteria)
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2002-10-19
Date of Reply 2003-01-20