Biological Resource Center, NITE (NBRC)

NBRC, as one of the leading public biological resource centers in the world, has been collecting, preserving and providing high-quality microbial resources and information.


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NBRC launched a new microorganism search system called "MiFuP (mee-fap)." For additional information, please visit our website.

What's new

What's new

2014/12/16 "Alphabetical Index" was updated.New!
2014/06/02 "New NBRC Strains & Materials" was updated.
2014/03/31 "New NBRC Strains & Materials" was updated. New!
2014/03/19 Genome Projects (Whole Genome Shotgun (WGS)) has been updated. New!
2014/02/25 NBRC launched a new microorganism search system called "MiFuP (mee-fap)."
MiFuP (Microbial Functional Potentials) is a database to estimate the function of microorganisms from the genomic sequence information.
For additional information, please visit MiFuP website. New!
2014/02/06 "ISO/JIS/Pharmacopoeia Test Strains" was updated. New!
2014/02/03 "New NBRC Strains & Materials" was updated.New!
2013/08/12 "Strains of entomogenous fungi" was updated. New!
2013/05/28 "Alphabetical Index" and "List of media" were updated.New!
2013/02/05 New!



Distribution and Deposit of Biological Resource

Microbial resources such as bacteria including actinomycetes and archaea, yeasts, fungi, algae, bacteriophages and DNA resources for academic research and industrial applications.

Access to foreign microorganisms

Based on the Convention on Biological Diversity, NBRC concludes MOU, PA and MTA with other countries to establish systems for conservation and sustainable use of microbial resources and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use. NBRC supports activities to access to the overseas microbial resources with utilizing the framework of such collaboration work.

Providing genomic information

NBRC provides valuable genomic information (including genomic sequence, physical map, annotation data and proteomic data) of mainly "NBRC strains" concerning public health, food safety, energy production, environmental management and other industrial applications.

Deposit of patent microorganisms

NITE Patent Microorganisms Depositary (NPMD) and International Patent Organism Depositary, NITE(IPOD, NITE) accept, preserve and distribute patent microorganisms as an international organization as stipulated in the Budapest Treaty and as a domestic organization designated by Japan Patent Office.
Application of Biomolecular Analysis Technologies

Application of Biomolecular Analysis Technologies

To contribute to safe living, NBRC analyzes consumer products on the basis of biomolecular analysis technologies.