Important notices 

  • We will change the strain prices on 1st April as follows.

6,000 JPY for universities and public institutions to 10,000 JPY.
10,000 JPY for companies and commercial organizations to 20,000 JPY.

  • Since 1st May 2017, we have changed payment procedure for the international order. We only accept prepayment by credit card (or bank transfer). At this moment, a mail link service is adopted for the credit card payment.

2017

  • May 9. 2017

Strains recently opened to distribution.

  • May 8. 2017

We have changed a scientific name.

  • May 1. 2017

Since 1st May 2017, we have changed payment procedure for the international order. We only accept prepayment by credit card (or bank transfer). At this moment, a mail link service is adopted for the credit card payment.

  • April 26. 2017

A strain recently opened to distribution.

  • April 13. 2017

A strain recently opened to distribution.

  • April 7. 2017

We have changed scientific names.

  • April 3. 2017

Our homepage has been redesigned.

  • January 19. 2017

We have changed a scientific name.

  • January 18. 2017

We have changed a scientific name.

  • January 16. 2017

We have changed a scientific name.

  • January 12. 2017

We have changed a scientific name.

2016

  • December 21. 2016

38 strains recently opened to distribution.

  • 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.

  • Oct. 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

  • Oct. 11. 2016

We have changed a scientific name.
NIES-2094  Anabaena riabilisNostoc sp.

  • Oct. 1. 2016

We have changed a scientific name.
NIES-512  Pseudanabaena galeataP. 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 nostochinearumG. oocystiformis
NIES-1961  Glaucocystis nostochinearumG. miyajii
NIES-2141  Glaucocystis nostochinearumG. geitleri

  • Jul. 8. 2016

We have changed a scientific name.
NIES-73  Dolichospermum flos-aquaeSphaerospermopsis 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.


  • June 22. 2016

We have changed a scientific name.
NIES-558  Chattonella marina var. antiquaC. marina var. marina

  • June 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

  • June 14. 2016

We have changed scientific names.
NIES-2285, NIES-2286  Klebsormidium flaccidumK. nitens

  • June 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,

  • June 6. 2016

We have changed scientific names.
NIES-40  Anabaena affinisDolichospermum affine
NIES-41  A. circinalisD. circinale
NIES-806, NIES-835  A. compactaD. compactuma
NIES-833  A. lemmermanniiD. lemmermannii
NIES-815, NIES-816, NIES-817, NIES-834, NIES-1723  A. planctonicaD. planctonicum
NIES-824, NIES-1724  A. smithiiD. smithii
NIES-76  A. spiroidesD. spiroides

  • June 2. 2016

We have changed scientific names.
NIES-504  Phormidium foveolarumLeptolyngbya sp.
NIES-2122  Phormidium ambiguumLeptolyngbya sp.
NIES-2129  Plectonema calothricoidesLeptolyngbya sp.

  • May 31. 2016

EMS fees for shipping will be risen from 1st of June, 2016.

  • April 25. 2016

Strains recently opened to distribution.
NIES-3259 Calothrix parietina,
NIES-3646 Closterium moniliferum,
NIES-3647 Suigetsumonas clinomigrationis

  • April 21. 2016

We have changed a scientific name.
NIES-981  Synechococcus sp. → Cyanobium sp.

  • April 11. 2016

We have changed scientific names.
NIES-329  Ulothrix variabilisKlebsormidium sp.
NIES-2682  Bolidomonas pacificaTriparma pacifica
NIES-3369  Bolidomonas sp. → Triparma sp.
NIES-3370  Bolidomonas pacifica var. eleutheraTriparma eleuthera
NIES-3371  Bolidomonas pacifica var. eleutheraTriparma eleuthera

  • April 7. 2016

We have changed a scientific name.
NIES-2575  Chloromonas carrizoensisIxipapillifera 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.

2015

  • 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.
Chattonella marina  7 strains
Chattonella marina var. antiqua  3 strains
Nitzschia sp.  6 strains

  • 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 7. 2015

Strains recently opened to distribution:Chattonella, 25 strains.

  • June 19. 2015

Strains recently opened to distribution.
NIES-3374 Chlorogonium capillatum
NIES-2867 Nephroselmis clavistella

  • June 18. 2015

Strains recently opened to distribution:Pyramimonas sp., 19 strains.

  • 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 insignisGloeomonas 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 ampulliformisPseudomarvania 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

  • 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

A strain recently opened to distribution.
NIES-2860 Vacuoliviride crystalliferum gen. et sp. nov.

2014

  • Dec. 17. 2014

We have changed species names.
NIES-763  Cyanophora paradoxaCyanophora kugrensii
NIES-764  Cyanophora paradoxaCyanophora 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. .

  • 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

2013

  • 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

Due to maintenance, this home page will not be displayed in the following period.
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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 platensisPlanktothrix spiroides
NIES-597  Arthrospira platensisPlanktothrix 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".

  • 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.


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".

2012

  • 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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