Notice of temporary unavailability of NBRP slime-mold service

To all users,

NBRP slime-mold service will be temporarily unavailable. We appreciate your understanding.

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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Core Center
  • Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
  • Hidekazu Kuwayama