The Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies
Culture strains of cyanobacteria, eukaryotic microalgae, protozoa and endangered algae are maintained in the Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES Collection).
These strains are available for educational, research and developmental purposes. NIES Collection accepts the deposition of strains, which are important for environmental as well as basic and applied researches.

Contact address
MICROBIAL CULTURE COLLECTION
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba,
Ibaraki 305-8506, JAPAN
Phone : +81-29-850-2556
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News

Last order of strains for 2014
The Microbial Culture Collection of NIES will be closed from December 27th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015. Last order deadline for 2014 is December 2nd and last shipment for this year will be on December 9th. From January 6th, 2015 we will start again shipments.
In case you make an on-line order in between Dec. 27th, 2014 and Jan. 4th, 2015, we will start to proceed your order only from January 5th, 2015. We hope your kind understanding for this delay.

new Dec. 17. 2014
We have changed species names.
NIES-763  Cyanophora paradoxa → Cyanophora kugrensii
NIES-764  Cyanophora paradoxa → Cyanophora sudae

Nov. 6. 2014
Strains recently opened to distribution.
NIES-3369 Bolidomonas sp.
NIES-3370NIES-3371  Bolidomonas pacifica var. eleuthera

Oct. 4. 2014
Strains recently opened to distribution.
NIES-2854  Calyptrosphaera sphaeroidea
NIES-2855NIES-2856  Tetraselmis sp.
NIES-2857  Heterosigma akashiwo
NIES-2858  Bangiopsis sp.
NIES-2859  Ophiocytium sp.

Oct. 16. 2014
A strain recently opened to distribution.
NIES-2860  Unidentified eustigmatiphyte

Oct. 4. 2014
Strains recently opened to distribution.
NIES-3643NIES-3644  Oogamochlamys sp.

Sept. 30. 2014
MCC-NIES introduction has been published in The North Pacific Marine Science Organization "PICES" Press Newsletter of this summer 2014. In the link to the PICES Press for the volume 22, number 2, you can download the file about "Microbial Culture Collection at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan", (15th article of the volume); http://www.pices.int/publications/pices_press/volume22/v22-n2/22_issue2.aspx

Sept. 29. 2014
NIES-3351 Ostreopsis cf. ovata is available as axenic strain from October 2014.

Aug. 25. 2014
Strains recently opened to distribution.
NIES-3378NIES-3379NIES-3380NIES-3381  Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Aug. 22. 2014
Mitochondrioal genome sequences of Chrysochromulina sp. NIES-1333 were determined by Nishimura, Y. et al. .

Jul. 11. 2014
Strains recently opened to distribution.
NIES-2566  Unidentified pedinophyte
NIES-2862  Chloromonas kasaiae
NIES-2863  Gonium pectorale
NIES-2864, NIES-2865, NIES-2866  Nephroselmis sp.

Jun. 11. 2014
Genome sequence of Klebsormidium flaccidum  NIES-2285 is available at  Klebsormidium flaccidum genome project.  Chloroplast genome sequences (NC_023133) of Porphyridium purpureum NIES-2140 were determined by Tajima, N. et al. .

Jun. 5. 2014
Strains recently opened to distribution.
NIES-1390  Tsukubamonas globosa
NIES-2694, NIES-2695  Calcidiscus leptoporus
NIES-2846  Allapsa brevifila

Mar. 31. 2014
NIES-3377  Cyanidioschyzon merolae (Purified strain from NIES-1332) is now available.

Feb. 27. 2014
Strains recently opened to distribution.
NIES-3275  Fremyella diplosiphon
NIES-3276  Plectonema boryanum
NIES-3277  Synechococcus leopoliensis

Dec. 18. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
NIES-3349  Microcystis aeruginosa
NIES-3350, NIES-3351  Ostreopsis cf. ovata
NIES-3352, NIES-3353  Ostreopsis sp.

Dec. 2. 2013
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from December 13th, 2013 17:00+0900 (JST) to December 16th, 2013 10:00+0900 (JST)

Nov. 27. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
NIES-2708  Monoraphidium convolutum
NIES-2709, NIES-2710  Raphidocelis subcapitata
NIES-2711  Selenastrum gracile
NIES-2712  Tetranephris brasiliensis
NIES-2713  Pseudococcomyxa simplex
NIES-2714  Watanabea reniformis

We have changed species names.
NIES-45  Arthrospira platensis → Planktothrix spiroides
NIES-597  Arthrospira platensis → Planktothrix spiroides
NIES-2308  Oscillatoris sp. → Arthrospira sp.
NIES-3081  Spirulina sp. → Planktothrix spiroides

Nov. 14. 2013
Please check the strains recently opened to distribution.
Cyanophyceae 1, Chlorophyceae 2, Prasinophyceae 14, Trebouxiophyceae 3, Dinophyceae 8, Chrysophyceae 2, Pelagophyceae 3, Pavlovophyceae 1、Prymnesiophyceae 6, Oligohymenophorea 1, Thecofilosea 1

Nov. 13. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
NIES-2805, NIES-2807, NIES-2808, NIES-2810  Chara braunii
NIES-2821  Nitella comptonii

Oct. 30. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
■Bacillariophyceae: 8 strains
 NIES-2837  Skeletonema ardens
 NIES-2838  Skeletonema costatum
 NIES-2839  Skeletonema dohrnii
 NIES-2840  Skeletonema grevillei
 NIES-2841  Skeletonema japonicum
 NIES-2842  Skeletonema menzelii
 NIES-2843  Skeletonema pseudocostatum
 NIES-2844  Skeletonema tropicum

Aug. 1. 2013
A newly deposited strain is now available.
NIES-2847  Eocercomonas uvella

Sept. 17. 2013
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September 17, 2013 9:00+0900 (JST) - September 17, 2013 19:00+0900 (JST)

Jul. 11. 2013
We have updated last of "FAQ" was done.

May. 31. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
■Bacillariophyceae: 18 strains
 NIES-2717  Achnanthidium convergens
 NIES-2718, NIES-2719  Craticula molestiformis
 NIES-2720  Eolimna minima
 NIES-2721  E. subminuscula
 NIES-2722  Fitsulifera saprophila
 NIES-2723  Gomphonema parvulum
 NIES-2724, NIES-2725  Mayamaea atomus
 NIES-2726, NIES-2727, NIES-2728, NIES-2729  Nitzschia palea
 NIES-2730  Planothidium frequentissimum
 NIES-2731  P. frequentissimum
 NIES-2747  Psammoneis sp.
 NIES-2732, NIES-2733  Sellaphora seminulum
■Prymnesiophyceae: 5 strains
 NIES-2370, NIES-2371, NIES-2372  Emiliania huxleyi
 NIES-2374, NIES-2375  Gephyrocapsa oceanica

May. 30. 2013
We updated the coccolithophorids strains with recent state as "coccolith bearing cells", "naked cells", or "under recovery for coccolith bearing".

May. 21. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
NIES-2540, NIES-2541  Chlorella variabilis

May. 15. 2013
We have changed species names.
NIES-2171  Chlorella sp. → Micractinium inermum
NIES-2173  Chlorella vulgaris → C. sorokiniana
NIES-2167  Chlorella sorokiniana → Didymogenes sphaerica
NIES-2330  Chlorella sp. → Didymogenes soliella

Apr. 30. 2013
A newly deposited strain is now available.
NIES-2742  Bulboplastis apyrenoidosa

Apr. 23. 2013
Color of the Porphyridium strains are now quoted for each of these cultures.

Apr. 15. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
NIES-2667  Penium margaritaceum
NIES-2848  Chlamydomonas sp.
NIES-2849, NIES-2850, NIES-2851  Chlorococcum sp.

Apr. 8. 2013
A newly deposited strain is now available.
NIES-2665  Umezakia natans

Apr. 4. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
NIES-2648  Trentepohlia arborum
NIES-2649, NIES-2650, NIES-2651, NIES-2652  Trentepohlia aurea

Apr. 3. 2013
We have changed species names of Coccomyxa sp. to Coccomyxa subellipsoidea.

Mar.1. 2013
We have just published ‘NIES-Collection, List of Strains, 9th Edition.’  Please request to the e-mail address of the NIES-Collection if you are interested in the catalog.

Feb. 21. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
NIES-2533, NIES-2534  Skeletonema dohrnii
NIES-2535, NIES-2536  Skeletonema japonicum
NIES-2537  Skeletonema tropicum
NIES-2716  Hemiselmis andersenii

Jan. 28. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
NIES-2774, NIES-2775  Calyptrosphaera sphaeroidea

Jan. 25. 2013
We have changed "difficult to transport" starin to "Fragile species to transportaion stress" and "Fragile species to temperature changes".

Jan. 16. 2013
Newly deposited strains are now available.
NIES-2743 Chlamydomonas media
NIES-2744 Chlamydomonas pseudomacrostigma

Jan. 11. 2013
We updated the coccolithophorids strains with recent state as "coccolith bearing cells", "naked cells", or "under recovery for coccolith bearing".

Dec. 27. 2012
We have changed species names of Chattonella antiqua (10 strains) and Chattonella ovata (5 strains) to Chattonella marina var. antiqua and Chattonella marina var. ovata, respectively.

Dec. 21. 2012
Notification of species name change in NIES-39, 45, 46, 597.
We changed "Spirulina platensis " to "Arthrospira platensis ".

Dec. 20. 2012
Newly deposited strains are now available.
NIES-2736, NIES-2737, NIES-2738, NIES-2739Volvox ferrisii
NIES-2740Volvox kirkiorum
NIES-2745 Esquamula lacrimiformis

Notification of species name change in NIES-543.
We changed "Volvox prolificus " to "V. kirkiorum ".

We have changed the starin receipt-form with questionnaire. When sending your feedback to our collection, please, use the new form.

Search results are downloadable as a CSV file.

Genome sequence of Spirulina platensis  NIES-39 (Syn. Arthrospira platensis ) is available at  NITE  DOGAN     (http://www.bio.nite.go.jp/dogan/MicroTop?GENOME_ID=apl)

NIES-2166 Coccomyxa  sp. is now available. This strains is in the process of genome sequencing as Coccomyxa sp. C-169. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genomeprj?term=C-169

We have changed the application forms (to bi-directional). Please use the new ones for ordering and deposition of strains; otherwise we will request the re-send of the forms.


We have just published ‘NIES-Collection, List of Strains, 8th Edition.’ Please request to the e-mail address of the NIES-Collection if you are interested in the catalog.

The URL address of this homepage has been changed to http://mcc.nies.go.jp. Please change the bookmark.

2232 strain data appear in the homepage (including 199   IAM strains moved to NIES)

Genome information appears in “Topics”

“Search” and “online order” started