1. New deposit strain(s)

2018 2017

2. Newly published references

2018 2017 2016

3. Updated information

  • May 25. 2018
    17 strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-2898  Carteria sp.
    NIES-3572, NIES-4107  Gymnomonas nepalensis
    NIES-3851  Aulacoseira ambigua f. japonica
    NIES-3852  Aulacoseira pusilla
    NIES-3853  Cyclostephanos tholiformis
    NIES-3854  Cyclotella atomus
    NIES-3855  Cyclotella menduanae
    NIES-3857  Fragilaria gracillis
    NIES-3858  Nitzschia fruticosa
    NIES-3859  Staurosirella berolinensis
    NIES-3860  Stephanodiscus hantzschii
    NIES-3861  Ulnaria delicatissima
    NIES-3862  Ulnaria japonica
    NIES-3891  Cyanidium caldarium
    NIES-3892  Galdieria sulphuraria
    NIES-4015  Craticula pseudocitrus
  • April 12. 2018
    13 strains of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii were revised to Raphidiopsis raciborskii (Aguilera, A. et al. 2018).
    NIES-930, NIES-991, NIES-992, NIES-993, NIES-994, NIES-1040, NIES-1041, NIES-1259, NIES-1260, NIES-1261, NIES-1262, NIES-3583, NIES-3734
  • April 5. 2018
    NIES-2265 Haematococcus lacustris is available as axenic strain.
  • January 29. 2018
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-4032, NIES-4033, NIES-4034  Carolibrandtia ciliaticola
    NIES-4061  Rufusiella insignis
  • December 14. 2017
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-2893  Pycnococcus provasolii
    NIES-2895  Ostreococcus lucimarinus
    NIES-2896, NIES-2897  Mychonastes sp.
    NIES-2899  Botrydiopsis sp.
    NIES-2900  Mychonastes sp.
    NIES-2901  Pseudodictyosphaerium sp.
    NIES-2902, NIES-3741  Chlorella sp.
    NIES-3742, NIES-3743  Mychonastes sp.
    NIES-3890  Triparma sp.
    NIES-3902, NIES-3903  Carteria sp.
    NIES-3904, NIES-3905, NIES-3906, NIES-3907, NIES-3908, NIES-3909  Chlamydomonas sp.
    NIES-3910  Chlorella sorokiniana
    NIES-3911, NIES-3912  Chlorella sp.
    NIES-3913  Chroomonas sp.
    NIES-3914  Crucigenia lauterbornii
    NIES-3915  Cryptomonas curvata
    NIES-3916  Cryptomonas sp.
    NIES-3917  Gungnir neglectum
    NIES-3918  Monodus sp.
    NIES-3920  Pteromonas sp.
    NIES-3921  Rhodomonas sp.
    NIES-3923  Vitreochlamys nekrassovii
    NIES-3974  Calothrix sp.
    NIES-4016  Nannochloris bacillaris
  • November 16. 2017
    2 strains became the axenic state.
    NIES-3646  Closterium moniliferum
    NIES-3779  Merismopedia sp.
  • November 9. 2017
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3722  Angulamoeba microcystivorans
    NIES-3723  Copromyxa microcystidis
    NIES-3725  Korotnevella jeppesenii
    NIES-3726  Korotnevella pelagolacustris
    NIES-3728  Vannella planctonica
    NIES-3729  Vexillifera westveldii
    NIES-3730  Microcystis aeruginosa
    NIES-3766  Vannella simplex
    NIES-3767  Vannella simplex
  • August 14. 2017
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3744  Dunaliella sp.
    NIES-3850  Chaetopeltis orbvicularis
    NIES-4017  Astrephomene gubernaculifera
    NIES-4018, NIES-4100  Eudorina sp.
    NIES-4019  Apatococcus lobatus
    NIES-4020  Nitzschia brevissima
    NIES-4021, NIES-4022, NIES-4023, NIES-4024, NIES-4025, NIES-4026, NIES-4027, NIES-4028  Volvox sp.
    NIES-4068, NIES-4069  Volvox tertius
  • June 13. 2017
    We have changed scientific names.
    NIES-2150  'Chlorella ellipsoidea' → Pseudochlorella pringsheimii
    NIES-640, NIES-2352  'Chlorella' saccharophila → Chloroidium saccharophilum
  • June 8. 2017
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-4035  Planktothrix agardhii
    NIES-4036, NIES-4037  Dolichospermum affine
    NIES-4038, NIES-4039  Dolichospermum flos-aquae
    NIES-4040, NIES-4041  Dolichospermum smithii
    NIES-4042, NIES-4043  Sphaerospermopsis eucompacta
    NIES-4044, NIES-4045  Sphaerospermopsis reniformis
    NIES-4046, NIES-4047  Dolichospermum flos-aquae
    NIES-4048, NIES-4049  Dolichospermum lemmermannii
    NIES-4050  Aphanizomenon gracile
    NIES-4051  Cuspidothrix issatschenkoi
    NIES-4052, NIES-4053  Aphanizomenon flos-aquae
    NIES-4054  Planktothrix agardhii
    NIES-4055, NIES-4056, NIES-4057  Microcystis aeruginosa
    NIES-4058  Sphaerospermopsis aphanizomenoides
  • June 5. 2017
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-4101, NIES-4105  Calothrix sp.
    NIES-4102  Chondrocystis sp.
    NIES-4103  Nostoc sp.
    NIES-4106  Fischerella sp.
  • May 9. 2017
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3760, NIES-3761, NIES-3762, NIES-3763  Hapalochloris nozakii
    NIES-3787, NIES-3788, NIES-3789, NIES-3790, NIES-3791, NIES-3792, NIES-3793, NIES-3794, NIES-3795, NIES-3796, NIES-3797, NIES-3798, NIES-3799, NIES-3800, NIES-3801, NIES-3802, NIES-3803, NIES-3804, NIES-3805, NIES-3806, NIES-3807   Microcystis aeruginosa
  • May 8. 2017
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-155  Tetracystis chlorococcoides → Chlorococcum chlorococcoides
  • April 26. 2017
    A strain recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-4029  Volvox rousseletii
  • April 13. 2017
    A strain recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3538  Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii
  • April 7. 2017
    We have changed scientific names.
    NIES-438  Chlamydomonas monadina → Microglena sp.
    NIES-725  Eudorina unicocca → E. peripheralis
    NIES-2743  Chlamydomonas media → Microglena medi
    NIES-2744  Chlamydomonas opisthopyre → Microglena opisthopyren
    NIES-2570  Chlamydomonas neoplanoconvexa → Chlamydomonas pseudoplanoconvexa
  • January 19. 2017
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-2145  Nannochloropsis oculata → N. oceanica
  • January 18. 2017
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-2587  Nannochloropsis gaditana → Microchloropsis gaditana
  • January 16. 2017
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-2118  Oscillatorias sp. → Leptolyngbya sp.
  • January 12. 2017
    We have changed scientific names.
    NIES-92  Scenedesmus acuminatus var. tetradesmoides → Tetradesmus acuminatus
    NIES-93  Scenedesmus dimorphus → Tetradesmus dimorphus
    NIES-119  Scenedesmus dimorphus → Tetradesmus dimorphus
    NIES-209  Pediastrum boryanum → Pseudopediastrum alternans
    NIES-216  Pediastrum tetras → Stauridium tetras
    NIES-246  Schroederia setigera → Pseudoschroederia antillarum
    NIES-302  Pediastrum simplex → Monactinus sturmii
    NIES-305  Phormidium ramosum → Pseudanabaena sp.
    NIES-515  Plectonema radiosum → Tolypothrix sp.
    NIES-2098  Calothrix elenkinii →  Calothrix sp.
    NIES-2100  Calothrix gracilis → Calothrix sp.
    NIES-2124  Phormidium henningsii → Unidentified cyanobacterium
    NIES-2135  Tolypothrix tenuis → Leptolyngbya boryana
    NIES-2279  Scenedesmus obliquus → Tetradesmus obliquus
    NIES-2280  Scenedesmus obliquus → Tetradesmus obliquus
    NIES-2571  Tolypothrix distorta var. symplocoides → Tolypothrix sp.
  • December 21. 2016
    38 strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3438  Prorocentrum triestinum,
    NIES-3441  Prorocentrum concavum,
    NIES-3442, NIES-3443  Prorocentrum sp.,
    NIES-3448, NIES-3449, NIES-3450  Gambierdiscus toxicus,
    NIES-3451  Gambierdiscus yasumotoi,
    NIES-3452  Karenia mikimotoi,
    NIES-3453  Karenia papillionacea,
    NIES-3454  Akashiwo sanguinea,
    NIES-3587  Heterosigma akashiwo,
    NIES-3590  Amphidinium carterae,
    NIES-3591, NIES-3592  Amphidinium sp.,
    NIES-3595  Cochlodinium fulvescens,
    NIES-3597  Gymnodinium impudicum,
    NIES-3598, NIES-3602  Gymnodinium sp.,
    NIES-3604  Gyrodinium falcatum,
    NIES-3605  Gyrodinium instriatum,
    NIES-3606  Gyrodinium sp.,
    NIES-3615  Fragilidium sp.,
    NIES-3617, NIES-3618, NIES-3619, NIES-3620, NIES-3621  Heterocapsa circularisquma,
    NIES-3623  Pyrophacus horologium,
    NIES-3624  Pyrophacus steinii,
    NIES-3625  Thecadinium kofoidii,
    NIES-3627, NIES-3628  Chlamydomonas sp.,
    NIES-3629  Dunaliella sp.,
    NIES-3630  Oltmannsiellopsis viridis,
    NIES-3631  Oltmannsiellopsis unicellularis,
    NIES-3632  Desmodesmus komarekii
  • November 17. 2016
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3445, NIES-3446, NIES-3610  Alexandrium catenella,
    NIES-3447  A. fraterculum,
    NIES-3611  A. hiranoi,
    NIES-3612  A. tamiyavanichii
  • November 14. 2016
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3764  Diphylleia rotans,
    NIES-3876  Trachyrhizium urniformis,
    NIES-3877  Nitzschia sp.
  • October 21. 2016
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3866  Glaucocystis bhattacharyae,
    NIES-3867  Glaucocystis miyajii,
    NIES-3868  Glaucocystis oocystiformis,
    NIES-3874, NIES-3875  Volvox capensis,
    NIES-3982, NIES-3983  Yamagishiella unicocca,
    NIES-3984, NIES-3985  Eudorina sp.,
    NIES-3986, NIES-3987, NIES-3988  Volvox ferrisii
  • October 11. 2016
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-2094  Anabaena riabilis → Nostoc sp.
  • October 1. 2016
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-512  Pseudanabaena galeata → P. foetida var. intermedia
  • Sept. 14. 2016
    A strain recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3616  Gonyaulax sp.
  • Aug. 8. 2016
    Genome of Cyanobium sp., strain NIES-981 is recently published in GenomeA by Yamaguchi, H. et al.
  • Aug. 3. 2016
    NIES-850  Pseudochattonella verruculosa, NIES-1418  Nephroselmis sp., NIES-2412  Acaryochloris marina are available as axenic strain from August 2016.
  • Jul. 14. 2016
    We have changed scientific names.
    NIES-966, NIES-1369   Glaucocystis nostochinearum → G. oocystiformis
    NIES-1961  Glaucocystis nostochinearum → G. miyajii
    NIES-2141  Glaucocystis nostochinearum → G. geitleri
  • Jul. 8. 2016
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-73  Dolichospermum flos-aquae → Sphaerospermopsis kisseleviana
  • Jun. 29. 2016
    Whole-genome sequences are now available for
    NIES-88  Microcystis aeruginosa,
    NIES-2202  Chlamydomonas applanata,
    NIES-2207  Chlamydomonas asymmetrica,
    NIES-2212  Chlamydomonas debaryana,
    NIES-2242  Chlamydomonas sphaeroides.
    Whole-genome and Plasmid DNA data are available for NIES-3754  Fischerella sp.
  • Jun. 22. 2016
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-558  Chattonella marina var. antiqua → C. marina var. marina
  • Jun. 17. 2016
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3639 Stichococcus bacillaris
    NIES-3719 Coleochaete nitellarum
    NIES-3775 Asulcocephalium miricentonis
    NIES-3776, NIES-3777 Leiocephalium pseudosanguineum
  • Jun. 14. 2016
    We have changed scientific names.
    NIES-2285, NIES-2286  Klebsormidium flaccidum → K. nitens
  • Jun. 13. 2016
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-2659, NIES-2660 Chattonella marina var. antiqua
    NIES-3362, NIES-3366 Emiliania huxleyi,
    NIES-3575 Koshicola spirodelophila,
  • Jun. 6. 2016
    We have changed scientific names.
    NIES-40  Anabaena affinis → Dolichospermum affine
    NIES-41  A. circinalis → D. circinale
    NIES-806, NIES-835  A. compacta → D. compactuma
    NIES-833  A. lemmermannii → D. lemmermannii
    NIES-815, NIES-816, NIES-817, NIES-834, NIES-1723  A. planctonica → D. planctonicum
    NIES-824, NIES-1724  A. smithii → D. smithii
    NIES-76  A. spiroides → D. spiroides
  • Jun. 2. 2016
    We have changed scientific names.
    NIES-504  Phormidium foveolarum → Leptolyngbya sp.
    NIES-2122  Phormidium ambiguum → Leptolyngbya sp.
    NIES-2129  Plectonema calothricoides → Leptolyngbya sp.
  • May 31. 2016
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  • Apr. 25. 2016
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3259 Calothrix parietina,
    NIES-3646 Closterium moniliferum,
    NIES-3647 Suigetsumonas clinomigrationis
  • Apr. 21. 2016
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-981  Synechococcus sp. → Cyanobium sp.
  • Apr. 11. 2016
    We have changed scientific names.
    NIES-329  Ulothrix variabilis → Klebsormidium sp.
    NIES-2682  Bolidomonas pacifica → Triparma pacifica
    NIES-3369  Bolidomonas sp. → Triparma sp.
    NIES-3370  Bolidomonas pacifica var. eleuthera → Triparma eleuthera
    NIES-3371  Bolidomonas pacifica var. eleuthera → Triparma eleuthera
  • April 7. 2016
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-2575  Chloromonas carrizoensis → Ixipapillifera deasonii
  • April 6. 2016
    We have changed scientific names.
    NIES-2320, NIES-2321, NIES-2322  Chlamydomonas sp. → Rhysamphichloris similis
  • April 5. 2016
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3702 Dangeardinia metastigma,
    NIES-3703 D. pseudopertusa,
    NIES-3704, NIES-3705 Rhysamphichloris curta,
    NIES-3706, NIES-3707 Ixipapillifera pauromitos
  • March 4. 2016
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  • March 4. 2016
    A strain recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3757 Stanieria sp.
  • March 2. 2016
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3710 Chaetoceros debilis
    NIES-3711 Chaetoceros lorenzianus
    NIES-3712 Chaetoceros setoensis
    NIES-3713 Chaetoceros socialis f. radians
    NIES-3714, NIES-3715 Chaetoceros tenuissimus
    NIES-3716, NIES-3717, NIES-3718 Chaetoceros sp.
    NIES-3721 Entamoeba marina
    NIES-3649 Gymnoxanthella radiolariae
  • February 16. 2016
    Genome of Parachlorella kessleri, strain NIES-2152 is recently published in Biotechnol. Biofuels by Ota, S. et al.
  • January 27. 2016
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3768, NIES-3769, NIES-3770 Pyrobotrys casinoensis
    NIES-3771, NIES-3772 Pyrobotrys elongata
    NIES-3773, NIES-3774 Pyrobotrys squarrosa
  • January 22. 2016
    A strain recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3808 Symbiodinium minutum
  • January 7. 2016
    Genome of Nostoc sp., strain NIES-3756 is recently published in J. Biotechnol. by Hirose, Y. et al.
  • December 7. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3754 Fischerella sp.
    NIES-3755 Leptolyngbya sp.
    NIES-3780, NIES-3784 Volvox africanus
    NIES-3781, NIES-3782, NIES-3783, NIES-3785, NIES-3786 Volvox reticuliferus
  • December 4. 2015
    Genome of Leptolyngbya sp., strain NIES-2104 is recently published in DNA Res. by Shimura, Y. et al.
  • November 30. 2015
    A strain recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3756 Nostoc sp.
  • November 17. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3830 Compsopogon aeruginosus
    NIES-3675 Nannochloris maculata
    NIES-3676, NIES-3677, NIES-3678 Nannochloris sp.
    NIES-2894 Picochlorum oculatum
    NIES-3828, NIES-3829 Thorea gaudichaudii
  • October 22. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3752, NIES-3753 Chloromonas krienitzii
    NIES-3400 Pyramimonas vacuolata
    NIES-3395, NIES-3402, NIES-3404, NIES-3406, NIES-3409, NIES-3410, NIES-3412 Pyramimonas sp.
  • August 26. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-2873, NIES-2874 Emiliania huxleyi,
    NIES-2878 Umbilicosphaera foliosa
    NIES-2879 U. hulburtiana
    NIES-3637 Coolia malayensis
    NIES-3745 Euglena anabaena var. minor
    NIES-3779 Merismopedia sp.
  • August 5. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-2509, NIES-2510, NIES-2511 Chattonella marina var. antiqua,
    NIES-2512, NIES-2513, NIES-2514, NIES-2515, NIES-2516, NIES-2517, NIES-2518 Chattonella marina var. marina,
    NIES-3576, NIES-3577, NIES-3578, NIES-3579, NIES-3580, NIES-3581 Nitzschiasp.,
  • July 22. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3373 Spirulina subsalsa var. salina
    NIES-3585 Nodularia sp.
    NIES-3708, NIES-3709 Geminocystis sp.
  • July 15. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3645 Cyanophora cuspidata
    NIES-3749, NIES-3750 Pascherina tetras
  • July 8. 2015
    25 strains of Chattonella recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-2383, NIES-2384, NIES-2385, NIES-2386, NIES-2387, NIES-2388, NIES-2389, NIES-2390 Chattonella marina var. antiqua,
    NIES-2391, NIES-2392, NIES-2393, NIES-2394, NIES-2395, NIES-2396, NIES-2397 Chattonella marina var. marina,
    NIES-2398, NIES-2399, NIES-2400, NIES-2401, NIES-2402, NIES-2403, NIES-2404, NIES-2405, NIES-2406, NIES-2407 Chattonella marina var. ovata
  • June 19. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3374 Chlorogonium capillatum
    NIES-2867 Nephroselmis clavistella
  • June 18. 2015
    19 strains of Pyramimonas sp. recently opened to distribution. NIES-3392, NIES-3393, NIES-3394, NIES-3396, NIES-3397, NIES-3398, NIES-3399, NIES-3401, NIES-3403, NIES-3405, NIES-3407, NIES-3408, NIES-3411, NIES-3413, NIES-3414, NIES-3415, NIES-3416, NIES-3417, NIES-3418 Pyramimonas sp.
  • June 10. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3731, NIES-3732  Aphanizomenon sp.,
    NIES-3733 Cuspidothrix issatschenkoi
    NIES-3734 Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii
    NIES-3735 Limnothrix sp.
    NIES-3736 Planktothrix suspensa
    NIES-3738 Pseudanabaena sp.
    NIES-3739 Sphaerospermopsis aphanizomenoides
    NIES-3740 Unidentified cyanobacterium
  • June 9. 2015
    Genome of Microcystis aeruginosa, strain NIES-2549 is recently published in GenomeA by Yamaguchi, H. et al.
  • May 28. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3640, NIES-3641, NIES-3642 Gloeomonas anomalipyrenoide
  • We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-447  Chloromonas insignis → Gloeomonas anomalipyrenoides
  • May 1. 2015
    Genome of Microcystis aeruginosa, strain NIES-44 is recently published in GenomeA by Okano, K. et al.
  • Mar. 9. 2015
    We have changed a scientific name.
    NIES-996  Stichococcus ampulliformis → Pseudomarvania ampulliformis
  • Mar. 6. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3355 Ciliophrys infusionum
  • Feb. 18. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3358, NIES-3359, NIES-3360 Trentepohlia bosseae var. samoensis
  • Feb. 6. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-2734, NIES-2735 Eudorina sp.
    NIES-3389, NIES-3390 Chloromonas fukushimae

    We have changed genus names.
    Anabaena  (160株) → Dolichospermum  (136 strains)、Sphaerospermopsis  (29 strains)
  • Jan. 28. 2015
    Strains recently opened to distribution.
    NIES-3382 Colemanosphaera angeleri
    NIES-3383,  NIES-3384,  NIES-3385,  NIES-3386,  NIES-3387,  NIES-3388   Colemanosphaera charkowiensis
  • Jan. 5. 2015
    NIES-2860 Vacuoliviride crystalliferum gen. et sp. nov.
  • Dec. 17. 2014
    We have changed species names.
    NIES-763  Cyanophora paradoxa → Cyanophora kugrensii
    NIES-764  Cyanophora paradoxa → Cyanophora sudae
  • Nov. 28. 2014
    NIES-2481 Microcystis aeruginosa is available as axenic strain from November 2014.
  • Nov. 17. 2014
    We updated the coccolithophorids strains with recent state as "coccolith bearing cells", "naked cells", or "under recovery for coccolith bearing".
  • 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 sequence of Chrysochromulina sp., strain NIES-1333 is recently published in Mobile Genetic Elements 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 of Klebsormidium flaccidum, strain NIES-2285 is available at  Klebsormidium flaccidum genome project.  Chloroplast genome (NC_023133) of Porphyridium purpureum, strain NIES-2140 is published in J. Plant Res. 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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  • 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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  • 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

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