Notice: Suspension of Services Due to the Network maintenance work of NIG

The services on our website will be stopped during the period of time stated below due to the network maintenance work of NIG. We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Sat. 6th Jun. 2020 8:30 -17:30

NBRP slime-mold re-opening in June

To all users,

We are very glad to inform you that NBRP slime-mold is open for orders in June.

We are looking forward to serving you again.

Thank you for your patience during these times.

Yoichiro KAMIMURA, NBRP Nenkin representative

Price change notification

As the consumption tax rate will increase from October 1, 2019, the price of the resources provided will change. It may be different from the price automatically calculated from the homepage. The new price list is here.

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, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research 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.   Cellular slime molds vectors and plasmids are available. In addition, Dictyostelium discoideum cDNA clones covering the entire coding sequences are being collected.
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Contact Us

Core Center
  • Laboratory for Cell Signaling Dynamics, Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, RIKEN
  • Yoichiro Kamimura
Sub Center
  • Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
  • Hidekazu Kuwayama