• Announcement of Revisions of Shipping Rates
    The Japan Post Company’s Express Mail Service (EMS) rates will be increased on June 1st, 2022. All regions are subject to the rate increase, and the revised shipping rate will apply to strain orders shipped on or after June 1st 2022.
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    Due to the very strict implementation of COVID-19 quarantine at major airports in China, it is currently difficult to ship algal strains.
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2022

  • September 14. 2022

Three strains recently opened to distribution.

  • September 12. 2022

Five strains recently opened to distribution.

  • August 25. 2022

Due to maintenance, MCC Web will be suspended as follows.
 From August 31st, 2022 17:00+0900 (JST) to September 1st, 2022 13:00+0900 (JST)
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

  • August 23. 2022

Three strains recently opened to distribution.

  • August 9. 2022

Five strains recently opened to distribution.

  • June 8. 2022

Two strains recently opened to distribution.

Temporary suspension of international mail to various countries/territories.
Due to the very strict implementation of COVID-19 quarantine at major airports in China, it is currently difficult to ship algal strains. The Japan Post has stopped accepting EMS shipments to many European countries due to the unrest in Europe. Therefore, we currently recommend FedEx or DHL for shipments of algal strains.

  • May 27. 2022

Three strains recently opened to distribution.

  • March 18. 2022

Apology and recovery notification of connection failure.
We are very sorry for our server sudden unavailability -
(from March 16th, 2022 23:36+0900 (JST) to March 18th, 2022 9:00+0900 (JST)).
We do hope that this disturbance wasn't happen again.

  • May 5. 2022

Thirteen strains recently opened to distribution.

  • April 26. 2022

Six strains recently opened to distribution.

  • April 13. 2022

Four strains recently opened to distribution.

  • March 31. 2022

Eight strains recently opened to distribution.

  • March 15. 2022

Nitzschia putrida NIES-4239 recently opened to distribution.

  • March 14. 2022
  • Two strains became the axenic state.

    • January 27. 2022

    The collection site data of 100 strains was additionally registered in GBIF.

    • January 21. 2022

    Plasmid genome sequences are now available for 16 strains of Cryptophyceae.

    • January 20. 2022

    Three strains became the axenic state.

    • January 19. 2022

    We have changed scientific names.

    2021

    • December 23. 2021

    Three strains recently opened to distribution.

    • December 21. 2021

    Two strains recently opened to distribution.

    • December 3. 2021

    We will be closed from December 29th, 2021 to January 3rd, 2022 due to New Year’s Holiday. From January 11th, 2022 we will start again shipments. We wish you a wonderful holiday season, and all the best for the New Year.

    • November 29. 2021

    Five strains recently opened to distribution.

    • November 11. 2021

    Due to maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows:
     Nov. 26th, 2021 17:00+0900 (JST) - Nov. 29th, 2021 10:00+0900 (JST)
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    • October 11. 2021

    Due to maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows:
     Oct. 15th, 2021 17:00+0900 (JST) - Oct. 18th, 2021 10:00+0900 (JST)
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    • September 9. 2021

    Fifteen strains recently opened to distribution.

    • May 10. 2021

    Announcement of Revisions of Shipping Rates
    The Japan Post Company’s Express Mail Service (EMS) rates will be increased on June 1st, 2021. The following regions will be subject to the price increase: Oceana, North America, Central America, Middle East, and Europe. The revised shipping rates will be applied when you pay your strain order fee after June 1st.

    • March 29. 2021

    Two strains recently opened to distribution.

    • March 24. 2021

    Two strains recently opened to distribution.

    • February 19. 2021

    Annamia dubia NIES-4383 recently opened to distribution.

    • February 8. 2021

    Five strains recently opened to distribution.

    • January 4. 2021

    Due to maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows:
     Jan. 8th, 2021 17:00+0900 (JST) - Jan. 12th, 2021 10:00+0900 (JST)
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    2020

    • December 14. 2020

    Chloroparvula pacifica NIES-3669 is available as axenic strain.

    • December 13. 2020
    • Due to maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows:
       Dec. 21st, 2020 8:30+0900 (JST) - Dec. 23rd, 2020 17:00+0900 (JST)
      We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    • December 4. 2020

    Three strains recently opened to distribution.

    • December 3. 2020

    We will be closed from December 29th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021 due to New Year’s Holiday. From January 5th, 2021 we will start again shipments. We wish you a wonderful holiday season, and all the best for the New Year.

    • November 10. 2020

    3 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • November 6. 2020

    Due to maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows.
     from November 20th, 2020 17:00+0900 (JST) to November 23rd, 2020 10:00+0900 (JST)
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    • October 5. 2020

    Due to maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows.
     from October 16th, 2020 17:00+0900 (JST) to October 19th, 2020 10:00+0900 (JST)
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    • September 28. 2020

    6 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • September 18. 2020

    4 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • June 29. 2020

    18 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • June 17. 2020

    15 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • June 10. 2020

    We restarted our service of strain distribution, which had been postponed due to the COVID-19.

    • June 2. 2020

    Cylindrospermum sp. NIES-4074 recently opened to distribution.

    • April 6. 2020

    Eight strains recently opened to distribution.

    • March 5. 2020

    We have changed a scientific name.

    • February 28. 2020

    Our service on strain distribution is now postponed.
    Our service on strain distribution is now postponed from February 28, 2020, because of avoiding new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. We will announce the start of the strain distribution as soon as it will be decided.

    • February 1. 2020

    We have changed payment system for bank transfer from April 2020. For details, please see "3.3 Payment"

    • January 29. 2020

    18 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • January 22. 2020

    11 strains recently opened to distribution.

    2019

    • November 19. 2019

    We will be closed from December 28th, 2019 to January 5th, 2020 due to New Year’s Holiday. From January 7th, 2020 we will start again shipments. We wish you a wonderful holiday season, and all the best for the New Year.

    • October 28. 2019

    Due to maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows.
     from November 15th, 2019 17:00+0900 (JST) to November 18th, 2019 10:00+0900 (JST)
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    • October 9. 2019

    Due to maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows.
     from October 18th, 2019 17:00+0900 (JST) to October 21st, 2019 10:00+0900 (JST)
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    • September 30. 2019

    5 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • September 19. 2019

    21 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • September 5. 2019

    9 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • August 28. 2019

    3 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • June 25. 2019

    Notice for deposition of strains collected from foreign countries.
    For the appropriate acceptance of algae strains, we will ask the depositor to provide permissions or other documents relevant to acquisition of samples/strains. Please contact to 連絡先 for further infomation.

    • June 24. 2019

    2 strains became the axenic state.

    • May 27. 2019

    2 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • May 15. 2019

    We have changed a scientific name.

    • April 19. 2019

    3 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • April 2. 2019

    We will be closing our service from April 27th to May 6th, 2019 due to the consecutive national holidays. We apologize for your inconvenience during this period.

    • March 15. 2019

    40 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • February 22. 2019

    NIES-3600 Trichodesmium sp. recently opened to distribution.

    • January 31. 2019

    7 strains recently opened to distribution.

    2018

    • November 22. 2018

    9 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • November 5. 2018

    12 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • October 25. 2018

    17 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • October 23. 2018

    Due to maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows:
     1. Nov. 2nd, 2018 17:00+0900 (JST) - Nov. 5th, 2018 10:00+0900 (JST)
     2. Nov. 16th, 2018 17:00+0900 (JST) - Nov. 19th, 2018 10:00+0900 (JST)

    • October 22. 2018

    2 strains of Charales recently opened to distribution.

    • October 12. 2018

    NIES-4114 Pseudophyllomitus vesiculosus recently opened to distribution.

    • September 6. 2018

    NIES-4109 Viridiuvalis adhaerens recently opened to distribution.

    • August 23. 2018

    21 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • June 27. 2018

    15 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • May 25. 2018

    17 strains recently opened to distribution.

    • April 12. 2018

    13 strains of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii were revised to Raphidiopsis raciborskii.

    • April 5. 2018

    NIES-2265 Haematococcus lacustris is available as axenic strain.

    • January 29. 2018

    Strains recently opened to distribution.

    2017

    • December 14. 2017

    Strains recently opened to distribution.

    • November 28. 2017

    New year’s holiday Closing dates / Dec. 28th – Jan. 3rd
    We will be closed from December 28th, 2017 to January 3rd, 2018 due to New Year’s Holiday. From January 9th, 2018 we will start again shipments. We wish you a wonderful holiday season, and all the best for the New Year.

    • November 24. 2017

    Due to regular maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows.
    from November 24th, 2017 17:00+0900 (JST) to November 27th, 2017 10:00+0900 (JST)
    We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    • November 16. 2017

    2 strains became the axenic state.

    • November 9. 2017

    Strains recently opened to distribution.

    • October 5. 2017

    Due to regular maintenance, MCC Web might be suspended as follows.
    from October 13th, 2017 17:00+0900 (JST) to October 16th, 2017 10:00+0900 (JST)
    We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    • August 14. 2017

    Strains recently opened to distribution.

    • June 13. 2017

    We have changed scientific names.

    • June 8. 2017

    Strains recently opened to distribution.

    • June 5. 2017

    Strains recently opened to distribution.

    • 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.

    • April 1. 2017

    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.

    • 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

    We are very sorry for our server sudden unavailability - (from March 14th, 2016 19:00+0900 (JST) to March 28th, 2016 17:00+0900 (JST)). We do hope that this disturbance wasn't happen again. Please feel free to contact directly by e-mail for any quick demand.

    • 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 8. 2015

    25 strains of Chattonella recently opened to distribution.

    • June 19. 2015

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

    • June 18. 2015

    19 strains of Pyramimonas recently opened to distribution.

    • 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

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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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    • 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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