Announcement about resource distribution

In conjunction with the fourth term of NBRP, starting from April 2017, there will be a change regarding payment method for resources. In preparation for this change, we will temporarily suspend services on this website to request for resources. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding. You may contact   if you wish to request for resources during this period.

Notice about Discontinuance of Service to Order Resources from Dicty Stock Center

We regret to inform you that NBRP Nenkin no longer provides service to order resources from Dicty Stock Center since they started charging for their services.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Users who are interested in obtaining resources from Dicty Stock Center should contact them directly to request for it. However, we have set up a help desk to assist users with inquiries regarding how to request for resources from Dicty Stock Center. Please contact us at the following email address if you have any questions.


About this site

The social amoebae, cellular slime molds, are nonpathogenic eukaryotic microorganisms and known for their unique life cycles shuttling between unicellular and multicellular stages. Since the amoebae are easily amenable to molecular biological manipulations, they serve as useful model organisms for both basic and applied sciences. As NBRP Resource Center, University of Tsukuba take care of the biological resources of the social amoebae in Japan, and distribute them upon request from domestic and oversea users.


Distribution   Deposit
We send Dictyostelium discoideum genes and strains upon your request.   Please deposit new strains/DNA you developed. We also accept deposit of strains/DNA that you have difficulties of maintaining.
Strain   Gene
Cellular slime mold strains are being collected mainly from Japanese laboratories.   Dictyostelium discoideum cDNA clones covering the entire coding sequences are being collected.
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Core Center
  • RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center
  • Yoichiro Kamimura
Sub Center
  • Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
  • Hidekazu Kuwayama