About - Outline of NBRP-Rice (first term 2002-2006)

On-line request announcement for rice genetic resources

Under the National Bioresource Project, Japan that started in 2002, rice genetic resources have been taken care of by 9 universities and institutes and divided into 4 categories (projects). The collection, propagation and character confirmation (description) of these materials have been carried out. From 2004, for some of the strains which completed the work, their information and seed materials become available through these four organizations.

The request for the seed materials can be done through Internet (on-line) by the following steps.

  • (1) Choose the genetic resource you need, then
  • (2) fill the request form and
  • (3) complete the Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) of each organization in charge.

Four categories of rice genetic resources are :

Institute In Charge Person In Charge Contact Address
project1 :
Wild Rice Genetic Resources
National Institute of Genetics (Plant Genetics Laboratory and Experimental Farm) Prof. Nori Kurata Hiroyasu Furuumi
project2 :
Rice Cultivars and Related Wild Rice Strains
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and 4 others Dr. Yoichiro Sato Dr. Yoichiro Sato sato@chikyu.ac.jp
Dr. Ryuji Ishikawa ishikawa@cc.hirosaki-u.ac.jp
project3 :
Induced Mutation Lines
(Taichung 65 (T65) & kinmaze background, MNU treatment)
Kyushu University (Inst. of Genetic Resources) Prof. Hikaru Satoh Dr. Thoshihiro Kumamaru kumamaru@agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp
project4 :
AA Genome Chromosome
Substitution Line Series
Recombinant Inbred Lines (RI)
Chromosome Mutant Lines
Marker Gene Accumulation Lines
Radiation Induced Mutant Line
Kyushu University (Plant Breeding Lab) Prof. Atsushi Yoshimura Prof. Atsushi Yoshimura
Dr. Hideshi Yasui hyasui@agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Dr. Kazuyuki Doi